December 15


News Impact



BJP exhorts youths to take up sports professionally

ITANAGAR, Dec 14: Arunachal Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has exhorted the youths of the state to take up sports professionally and put the state’s name on world map of sports.

Congratulating the sports persons of the state for their outstanding performance in the just concluded North East Sports Competitions here, BJP in a release said that winning as many as 75 medals, including 31 gold, 20 silver and 24 bronze, underlined the potentials of youths of the state in sports despite having proper facilities.

The sportspersons of the state, who played in world competitions, especially in weightlifting, and brought laurels to the country, deserve special praise from all sections. The young players should draw inspiration from them, the party said.


‘Check illegal sale of liquor’

ITANAGAR, Dec 14: The Capital Youth Organization (CYO) has reiterated its demand to carry out checking drive against illegal selling of liquor and alcoholic beverages in the Capital city.

Informing that numerous shops and restaurants in the capital city have been selling such items without license, CYO appealed to the capital administration to immediately stop such illegal selling of liquor and alcoholic beverages in the city.


Cleanliness drive at JNC

ITANAGAR, Dec 14: Responding to the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a Clean India, the Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat launched its weekly cleanliness drive at its lower campus today.

The cleanliness drive was conducted under the supervision of Principal of the college TayekTalom and Vice Principal SR Choudhury. All the teaching, non-teaching and students took part in the cleanliness drive and made the entire lower campus free from garbage and waste materials.


Nature Interpretation Centre inaugurated at Seijosa

ITANAGAR, Dec 14: A Nature Interpretation Centre was inaugurated at Seijosa under Pakke Tiger Reserve by Legislative Assembly Speaker Nabum Rebia today in presence of local MLA and Principal Chief Adviser to Chief Miniser Kameng Dolo.

Explaining the objective of the Centre at Seijosa, Tana Tapi, DFO, Pakke Tiger Reserve stated that the centre will act as a learning centre for students and provide basic information and education to visitors all about flora and fauna of Pakke Tiger Reserve and to motivate the local communities towards conservation of nature.

Rebia applauded the efforts of the forest department and the collaborating NGOs for their success in conserving Pakke Tiger Reserve. Appreciating the role of the Field Director Tana Tapi in properly managing the Pakke Tiger Reserve, he said that Pakke should be the role model for others in conservation of flora and fauna.

Dolo appealed to the public to extend their support to the authority in conservation activities.  

PRI members, GBs, HGBs and students of various schools of Seijosa Seijosa sub-division were present on the occasion.


Hunting fishing prohibited within Lichi-Cher Panchayat

ITANAGAR, Dec 14: The public of Lichi-Cher Panchayat in a meeting yesterday decided to impose a blanket on illegal fishing and hunting within the jurisdiction of Lichi-Cher Panchayat with immediate effect. The decision was taken in view of the indiscriminate hunting and hunting by ‘outsiders’.

The meeting further resolved to impose heavy penalty on violators and they will be handed over to local police for registration of cases under Wildlife Protection Act.

The meeting urged the local police to restrict carrying of firearms freely and check vehicles coming from Ziro side to Kimin.

The meeting was attended by Kimin EAC, Circle Officer, RFO, Anchal Chairperson, all the Panchayat leaders, GBs, youths and elders of the Panchayat.

Arunachal documentary wins prize in Los Angeles

San Leandro, Calif. Dec 14: “Tashi and the Monk,” a short documentary about a 5-year-old girl who joins a community of unwanted and orphaned children at a center in Arunachal Pradesh founded by a former Buddhist monk, took two prizes at the International Documentary Association Awards presented in Los Angeles Dec. 5.

The film, directed by Andrew Hinton and Johnny Burke and shot in striking, remote regions of the Himalayas, took the prize for best short film as well as the prestigious Pare Lorentz Award, which “recognizes films that demonstrate exemplary filmmaking while focusing on the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all and the illumination of pressing social problems,” said a statement from the jury.

“Tashi and the Monk” has appeared at numerous international festivals including the Banff Mountain Film Festival, where it won the Best Film on Mountain Culture prize Nov. 10. HBO Documentary Films will air the film starting early next year. (Courtesy- Indian Express)



No controversy over Lower Siang HQs: DDJAC

Prafulla Kaman

LIKABALI, Dec 14: Undue delay in setting up of Lower Siang district HQ (temporary) at Likabali is causing grave concern among the people of Likabali and Nari-Koyu constituencies, who have threatened to launch more rigorous movement to register their strong protest against Govt. inaction.

The members of District Demand Joint Action Committee (DDJAC) with support of various local organizations called 96-hrs Lower Siang district bandh in support of their demand for early establishment of the district headquarters of Lower Siang at Likabali. The bandh ended ‘peacefully’ yesterday evening.

Expressing strong resentment over the state government’s non- responsive attitude towards their grievances, the members of DDJAC and its allied organizations said that numerous representations were already submitted to the government during the past half decade but their demand remained unfulfilled.

Justifying the bandh called by DDJAC and its allied organizations as genuine, the people have appealed to the state government to declare Sikirima as the permanent headquarters of the new district and Likabali as temporary at the earliest failing which it will launch rigorous indefinite democratic movement from January 5, 2015.

Representatives of DDJAC and various organizations, PRI leaders, public leaders, prominent citizens and Gaon Burahs of eight circles under Likabali and Nari-Koyu constituencies assembled in a meeting at Likablai Bazar last evening and discussed their future course of action regarding district headquarter issue.

It was clarified in the public meeting that there was no controversy regarding proposal on district headquarter. All sections, irrespective of party and organizations have endorsed the DDJAC move for notification of permanent district headquarters at Sikirima and Likabali as temporary.

The meeting also unanimously resoled to accept the demands of the DDJAC and GPF as the voice of people of Lower Siang district and long pending demands of the people living at foothills.  In another decision adopted in the meeting, the DDJAC has constituted a 'Two-Member Committee' to solve the discrepancy that appeared in the proceeding of the meeting held on 25 November this year.

“The organizers of that meeting misled the participants to adopt a wrong resolution excluding the name of Sikirima as permanent HQ of the new district.”

According to information available, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki is willing meet a 10 to 15 selected leaders of Lower Siang district to discuss the headquarter issue and he reportedly instructed Likabali MLA  Jomde Kena to ensure their arrival here tomorrow for discussion. But, the people of the district questioned as to why the Chief Minister did not inform other two MLAs representing Basar and Nari-Koyu constituencies.



Army Adventure Challenge Cup starts

ITANAGAR, Dec 14: The opening ceremony of Army Adventure Challenge Cup was held yesterday at Community Hall, Yingkiong. Major General Sunil Srivastava formally lit the lamp in the opening ceremony in presence of MLA Alo Libang and Superintendent of Police, Upper Siang. On the occasion cultural programmes were presented by students and local cultural troupes to mark the occasion.

While addressing the gathering Major General Srivastava stressed on the need to maintain mutual camaraderie between army and civilians. As per its ethos of being in the forefront of adventurous challenges, the Indian Army organizes the ‘Army Adventure Challenge Cup’ every two years. The competition is a Triathlon comprised of three very challenging sporting events - Hill Cycling, Hill Running and White Water Rafting. This year, the Army hiked the challenge one notch higher by organizing the White Water Rafting in Siang river, one of the most difficult and dangerous rivers to negotiate. 12 Army teams representing six different Army Commands are participating in the competition being conducted between December 15 to 20 at Yingkiong.

General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Spear Head Division is personally leading the team of officers who have been working relentlessly since the last few months to work out the modalities of organizing the events in a completely new location. Reportedly, the idea of organizing the event in Siang is a brain-child of Army Chief, General Dalbir Singh Suhag, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC who had conceived the idea while earlier serving as the Eastern Army Commander. The district administration is offering complete co-operation to the Army authorities in organizing the event, stated a release.



Public hearing for Etalin HEP conducted

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Dec 14: The curtains drew affirmatively for the public hearing of the 3097 MW Etalin Hydro Electric Project in Dibang Valley district on December 12. The hydro project is one of the largest in India and is being taken up by a joint venture of Jindal Group’s Etalin Hydro Electric Power Company Limited and Hydro Power Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh Limited (HPDCAP), a state government Public Sector Undertaking.  

According to government officials, the public hearing was conducted successfully and peacefully. Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner, Tamune Miso presided over the hearing conducted at Etalin CO headquarter which was attended by around 545 locally affected people comprising panchayat leaders, Gaon Burahs and villagers.

Earlier, explaining the gathering on the conduct of the public hearing, State Pollution Control Board scientist, Jumli Kato urged all affected people to clear their doubts and misgivings regarding the project. Officials of the Jindal Power through PowerPoint presentations appraised of the various aspects of the projects and cleared the apprehensions in the general discussion round.

Later, DC Miso also addressed the gathering and called for cooperation from the locals for successful completion of the project. The affected people raised apprehensions regarding land compensation which was yet to be delivered to them. Replying to the queries, the officials informed that reassessment of the land and rehabilitation of the affected would be done accordingly.

Among others, HPDCAP General Manager, Toko Onuj, CO Etalin Olak Apang and senior officials of Etalin Hydro Electric Power Company Limited were present in the hearing.

It is to pertinent to mention that, All India Forum of Forest Movements had written for cancellation of the hearing citing discrepancies in the Environment Impact Assessment study of the project. Further, two locals of Roing town, Kotige Mena and Ingore Linggi had also served legal notice for cancellation of the public hearing stating loopholes in the EIA of the project.



Tribal languages of Arunachal dying slow death

[ Taba Ajum ]

ITANAGAR, Dec 14: The tribal languages of Arunachal are facing serious threat of extinction. Altogether 82 tribal languages are spoken in the state and many of them are on the verge of being extinct. However, worryingly the tribal community does not seem to have woken up to the harsh reality and no proper steps have been initiated by either any tribe or government of Arunachal to save the dying tribal languages.

The languages of small communities like Meyor and Bugun face the biggest threat. Dwindling population along with the onslaught of Hindi and Assamese languages are gradually giving slow death to the enigmatic tribal languages. According to the year 2009 UNESCO Atlast of the World’s Languages in Danger data, 26 languages of Arunachal have been identified as endangered. What is worrying is that even languages of largely populated tribal groups like Adi, Galo, Nyishi too have been categorized as unsafe by UNESCO due to the heavy influence of Hindi language.

Today majority of young Arunachalee tribal prefer to converse in Hindi, even at their own home and many of them do not know how to speak in their own mother tongue. If the present trend continues, linguistic expert believes that most of the tribal languages will get extinct in the next 50 years. The whole problem started with the Hinduinization of state which began after 1962 Indo-China war. Having tasted bad defeat at the hands of Chinese in 62 war and facing rebellion in other NE states like Nagaland, Manipur the central government under leadership of then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru started the process of  Indianizing the state of Arunachal. Large number of Hindi speakers along with Hindi teachers was pushed into the state and with that the process of slow death of tribal culture began. Later years in another major step which contributed to the worsening of situation, the government of Arunachal in the 80s introduced Hindi as main language right from the primary school level.

While other North Eastern ethnic groups like Mizo, Naga, Manipuri (both tribals and Meitie), Khasi, Boro, Mishing etc have managed to safeguard their language and culture, sadly the tribal groups of Arunachal have miserably failed on that account. “Historically Mizo, Naga, Manipuris and to a certain extent Boro’s have all fought strongly for their cultural and linguistic identity. Therefore government of India treads carefully and do not dare to meddle with these ethnic groups. But they seem to have taken people of Arunachal for granted and therefore is not serious about saving unique tribal languages,” said Prof Prof Scott C Delancey, head, department of Linguistic, Oregon University, USA who recently visited Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh. Prof. Scott further added that sense of patriotism towards own culture and language is missing in Arunachal. “It is great to learn Hindi and English as these are most popular languages spoken in India. But one needs to preserve their mother tongue and should be proud of their culture. Too much of outside influence is diminishing the great tribal culture and tradition of Arunachal,” continued Prof. Scott.

Lisa Lomdak of Rajiv Gandhi University, who has carried out series of researches, in her finding claims that tribal languages of Arunachal show serious signs of being endangered mainly due to negligence and faulty provisions of the governance which have not facilitated the mother tongues of tribal’s to be functional and not useful outside the home domain.   

While Hindi is the common lingua franca, however, sadly the Arunachalee version of Hindi are also below standard and therefore it does not help them in anyway.

“Once myself and another Arunachalee friend was discussing in Hindi while buying some stuff at Sarojini Market, New Delhi. All of a sudden the shopkeeper who was a native mainland Indian asked us, “Bhaiyya aap logon ka basha Hindi jaisa lagta hain, which language you are conversing?” We both laughed at each other. This is the problem. We are neither good in Hindi nor in our own tribal languages and seriously we don’t know whom to blame,” shares a young Arunachalee.   

With the experts presenting gloomy picture for survival of tribal languages in the long run, it is time the community based organizations including their student wings take steps before it’s too late. The community based organizations can play big role in this regard. They need to shed their egos and come together to work unitedly to save the dying tribal languages. Time is running out for the tribal communities.



ATA calls for modification of RR

ITANAGAR, Dec 14: The Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) has called for modification of departmental Recruitment Rules (RR) by relaxing minimum service experience required for promotion to next stage so that every deserving individual could enjoy benefit of promotional avenues.

“Promotion of teachers starting from Assistant Teacher (AT) up to Directorate level must be made on the basis of seniority,” ATA in its meeting held yesterday said and called upon both the Directors to obtain photo copy of service books of the teachers from respective DDSEs of all districts through which exact seniority list can be arranged at Directorate level to maintain accuracy in seniority list.

ATA opined that the in-serving ATs of 1990 to 2008 batches who have been deprived of promotional avenues and those having requisite qualification should be promoted at one go.

To improve the quality of education in state, the ATA members called upon the state government to implement the provisions of RTE in totality, designing syllabus and textbooks on regional framework with inclusion of state related subjects in elementary level, inclusion of new subjects such as Sociology and Education in the secondary curriculum, establishment of separate institution for in-service teachers who desire to pursue further studies such as B.Ed., M.Ed. or mandatory reservation of seats at every government or private teachers training institutes.

ATA demanded for creation of separate Deputy Director of Elementary and Secondary (DDEE/DDSE) at district level instead of Deputy Director of School Education.  

While opposing single window rationalization process of teachers transfer and posting adopted by the education department, the ATA insisted that the transfer and posting should be done at Deputy Director level of respective districts with due consultation with field functionaries and head of the school. It also objected to mid-session transfers and postings and suggested that it should be carried out during vacation period.

Further, the Pupils Teacher Ratio (PTR) should not be prioritized for transfer and posting of teachers rather Classrooms - Teacher Ratio of the school should be considered, the meeting opined.

In corroborating the genuine demands of SSA and RMSA teachers, the ATA appealed for timely release of salaries of SSA and RMSA teachers and 10 percent state share especially for salary component should be placed at Annual Operating Plan to minimize the overdue of salaries.

ATA also demanded the state government to develop ideal mechanism for regularization of SSA teachers serving in the state. In addition, it advocated for enhancement of salary of RMSA teacher at par with the SSA teachers and inclusion of vacation period salary for them too.

To redress issues of retired teachers, a separate pension branch should be created within the department so that the pension work of the pensioner could be sorted out at stipulated time, said ATA.

On engagement of teachers in other duties such as Election, Census etc it was decided to call upon govt. to adhere to the Supreme Court order wherein teachers were exempted from engagement in other non-academic duties during the academic period.

Lack of teacher quarters is one of the serious concern faced by the teachers, ATA observed and suggested that the Govt. should provide teacher quarters at every school of the state.

For effective implementation of midday meal (MDM), ATA called for timely release of cooking cost to schools, proper monitoring on food grains supplies and providing separate dining hall at every school.

Re-implementation of teaching allowances such as non-tuition allowances, winter allowances etc and release of sufficient fund for medical re-imbursement at DDSE level which would facilitate financial burden of ailing teacher.

Earlier, ATA (CEC) president Tarh Yaku appealed to the teaching community to be practical in rendering their services and called upon them to revive and improve the ‘Guru-Sishya’ relation. Further, she appealed to the members to work hard and give more focus towards improvement of quality of education in the state.

Delegates from various ATA district units, AASSATA and ARMSATA CEC members also participated in the meeting.



Preparations afoot to celebrate Si Donyi

Karda Natam

DAPORIJO, Dec 14: Preparations are afoot to celebrate Si Donyi festival in a unique and indigenous way in different parts of Upper Subansiri and the state.

The festival celebration committee here under the aegis of Tagin Cultural Society (TCS) has decided to organize adventure sports activities like River Rafting, Angling and traditional fishing like Lipum and Sobok, Trekking, Trap (Rifle) Shooting, Traditional Archery, Para-gliding and Aero sports etc as part of the celebration.

Fashion show, musical and cultural nights, exhibition of art gallery, orange, food and wine festivals will also form the part of the celebration.

This time, the festival will be celebrated in a grand way at Dumporijo in the bank of Subansiri from January 4 to 6.

People from abroad and other parts of India are also expected to participate in the festival.

The festival will also be celebrated in a befitting manner at Itanagar, Mechuka, Siyum, Nacho, Taksing, Limeking, Daporijo and many other parts of Arunachal Pradesh.

At Daporijo, the festival celebration committee is making all out efforts to celebrate the festival in a grand manner.

Various indigenous and traditional games and sports competitions, like Bobo Chanam, Salak Gaknam and many other sports events will be organized to promote and preserve local games and sports. Hymns chanting and recitation competition like Nime kapnam, Bage Kapnam will also be conducted during the festival, informed Biaro Sorum and Luke Dui, the chairman and Secretary of the festival celebration committee, Daporijo.



2nd State Level Veteran Cup Football Tournament-2014 begins today

Naharlagun United to play Papa FC in opener

ITANAGAR, Dec 14: The 2nd State Level Veteran Cup Football Tournament-2014 for 30 years and above will begin at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun tomorrow.

The inaugural match will be played between defending champion Naharlagun United FC and Papa FC at 1 pm.

A total of seven teams are participating in the tournament and they are divided into two groups of three (A) and four (B) with winners and runners of each group qualifying for the semifinals.

Group “A” comprises Emchi Veterans, Arunachal United FC and Siang Highlanders while  Kurung Kumey Veterans FC, Papa FC, E&K’s FC and Naharlagun United FC have been placed in Group “B”.

The matches will be played in two equal halves of 40 minutes each. A team will be allowed to replace five players by substitutes in a match, informed Capital Complex Sporting Club, the organizing committee.

“Immortal”, a dance group, will perform at the inaugural function which will be attended by Bordumsa-Diyun MLA Nikh Kamin, among others.

The tournament is being organized by CCSC in collaboration with E&k’s under the aegis of Arunachal Pradesh Football Association.

The semifinals will be played on January 21 and 22 while the grand finale will be played on January 24.

Copyright © 2008, The Arunachal Times Publications Pvt. Ltd., Siang House, Sector - E, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh - 791111, India

All rights reserved.


---- Editorial ----


Fight against drug addiction receives boost

Drug addiction continues to be one of the serious problems affecting the development of Arunachal Pradesh. Many youths have gone astray in life due to the drug addiction problem. The government as well Arunachal’s civil society has failed to fight against this menace. In many districts opium is grown illegally but authority concern have not been able to stop, despite knowing about it. The society also tends to overlook, thereby, emboldening   the illegal opium grower.  

However fight against drug menace today went another notch high as Narendra Modi said society as well as the government will have to work together to fight this problem and that a helpline would be set up soon to assist those seeking solutions. Voicing concern over the "devastating" drug addiction menace, Modi, in his third 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on radio, termed the menace as "national pain." Prime Minister said a thinking process should begin to ensure that the country is rid of this problem and added that he will try to involve celebrities from the cine world, sports and other fields to campaign for a "drug-free India". It is heartening to see PM getting serious about drug addiction menace. With him leading the charge, the fight against drug abuse will receive major boost. Hopefully Arunachal will reap benefit of this new mission initiated by PM Modi.

----Readers Forum ----


Ground realities speak different tone

Dear Editor,

I don't know how the educated people react, when they read about statement like AP can met the power demands of the country or like the CM's Google global education initiative. Being a student hailing from a remote village in Kurung Kumey district, I know the ground realities of our state. Road have been recently constructed and they are in their worst form. Electricity is like our elected leaders who hardly visit and develop our village after election. School buildings, furniture, hostels and teachers are also in deplorable conditions.

I also know that our CM is well aware of the ground realities of our state. I think the Google also knows or will soon know our true condition. For digital or computer education, electricity is must. Even capital Itanagar does not have 24/7 electricity supply, then how can the dream of digital education come true? When we have no proper class room buildings to keep computers, how can we think of computer education? When our state with only 1.4 million of population can't be supplied with regular electricity, how can GoAP supply electricity to the rest of the country?

I hope our CM will emulate PM Modi in this regard. Mr. Modi's claim is not empty like other leaders. I think these tall statements are empty and just a talk or an act on our leader's part and on Google's part to show that our leader is taking education to new heights and to show that corporate are not just a profit making organization but pro-society. If our CM is really concerned about education sector, then provide us with basic needs like regular electricity in every village and town, provide drinking water to every home, provide concrete classrooms and labs, provide good teachers, and provide more professional courses in our existing colleges.

I also urge Google that if they are thinking of helping the people of Arunachal, then they should help us to have these basic needs first, otherwise its global education program will be a total failure and a wasteful exercise in which vested parties will achieve their vested interests.


Takam Tadar

Delhi University,





An appeal

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw the attention of concern authorities on the subject of the proposed transfer of MGNREGA scheme from Rural Development Department to Panchayat Raj Department. On 25th November, 2014 Secretary Panchayat government of Arunachal Pradesh circulated a circular vide letter No.PR-RGPSA/12/2014 and proposed to held a meeting among Secretary RD, Secretary PR, Director RD and Director PR in the conference hall of Chief Secretary on 3rd December 2014 last for transfer of MGNREGA scheme from BDO to Panchayat Technical Assistant (JEs) appointed under Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) but such meeting could not be conducted and reportedly it has been postponed to 19th December 2014.

In the same letter it also stated that such pursuance and effects were made and proposed in the line of the MoPR Government of India videD.O letter No. N-18011/2/2014- DPE. While going through that letter we could not find any line of instruction for transfer of such scheme. The Block Development Officers of the state are engaged in this scheme as Programme Officer since 2008 after MGNREGA scheme was launched in the country. Now we are busy at Gram Panchayat level conducting Intensive Participate Planning Exercise (IPPE) after 61 CD Blocks of the state were declared as Backward Block out of 109 CD Blocks. Panchayat Department is one of the departments of the state whose functionary are yet to be properly recruited by the government and if such decision is made and scheme transferred, they will not be in a position to implement the scheme, the way RD department has been doing. RD department has got 1033 employees and DRDAs in Arunachal has got 582 employees. All of them are helping in implementation of this scheme since its inception and it will be against the interest of 1615 employees of RD Deptt. DO letter mentioned above from Joint Secretary MoPR Government of India has not instructed any lines for transfer of the scheme to any Deptt. But they instructed few lines to the implementing authorities like Gram Panchayats etc to associate the technical manpower sanctioned under RGPSA with the work of MGNREGA ensuring that they work under the overall supervision and control of Panchayats. Panchayat Technical Assistant (JEs) appointed under RGPSA are used as technical manpower in some of non sanction CD Blocks in the state which are earmarked as APCS Block.

Instead of doing all these activities, the state government should go for proper planning and declare all 109 CD Blocks of the state as Electronic Fund Management System (EFMS) Block in the line of other states of the country under the same programme and access the performance or non performance CD Block in the state including DRDAs of Arunachal.

On behalf of all employees of RD department in general and Block Development Officers in particular I would like to appeal authority concern not to transfer the said scheme to Panchayat Department or any other deptt as this is the lone poverty alleviation programme of Rural Development Department in the state.


Lokam Kani,


Yachuli CD block Lower Subansiri District




Discrimination against Arunachalee patient

Dear Editor,

A family seeking benefits under CHIEF MINISTER'S UNIVERSAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME at B.J Hospital, Tezpur was racially abused and thrown out of hospital by the owner of the hospital.

One Mrs. Karma a 91 years old lady healing from West Kameng district was referred to M/s B.J. Hospital, NH-52, Dekargaon, Misión Chariali, Tezpur to undergo operation under Chief ministers universal health insurance scheme but was duly refused to even see the documents and provide benefit under the scheme by the B. J. Hospital owner Dr. Jiten Borkakati. However, with no option in hand due to severe pain the patient opts to undergo a paid procedure in the hospital. Where the owner of the hospital allows only two attendees to sit near operation theatre and rest waits at waiting room.

Meanwhile, when the operation was over the attendants of the patient were summoned by the operating doctor to brief instruction on how to take care of the patient but the son of the patient was racially abused and was rather thrown out of the hospital premises by the owner of the B.J. Hospital Dr. Jiten Borkakati for no reason.

Geographically Tezpur is easily accessible by the three district of state namely West Kameng, Tawang and East Kameng. However, with state government tying up with such eccentric and racial owners, it becomes impossible for the native citizens to avail benefit under the premier health schemes of the state.


Tenzin Chopa

Programme Officer

Thembang Bapu CCA Management






All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.