ITANAGAR, Dec 17: Considering the tussle over the headquarter issue of Siang district,
the Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) has constituted a reconciliation committee for providing
a forum for mutual discussion by the concern party and to resolve the issue.
In a release, it also appealed to the people of the district to maintain peace and
tranquility and to solve the issue amicably for the greater interest of the people.
ASH service disrupted
Itanagar, Dec 17: The Arunachal State Hospital (ASH) Naharlagun will not admit patients
in the department of Gynae including labour room indefinitely. Chief Medical Superintendent
of the ASH Dr. R.D. Khrime informed that the construction company of the new building
of the hospital has repeatedly damaged water supply, drainage and septic tanks in
the hospital. There has been no replacements of septic tanks which has caused damages
to toilets of operation theatre, gynae ward and female ward. The hospital has already
started construction of septic tank.
N S Memorial Cricket tournament begins
PASIGHAT, Dec 16: Nyokar Siram Memorial Cricket tournament began yesterday at the
IGJ sports-ground with ceremonial inaugural batting by Denong Tamuk Chief Councilor
(PMC) and the bowling by Okom Yosung, ZPM of Bogong-II.
Napit Cricket Club (NCC) thrashed Eleven Wonders (EW) by 40 runs in the inaugural
match. Batting first, NCC scored 118 runs in allotted 20 overs and chasing the target,
EW team was bundled out on 78 runs in 16.5 overs. From of NCC team, Kabom Darang
was adjudged as man of the match for his brilliant bowling performance who took 4
wickets and Tenjing Eko was the highest scorer (25 runs) in the match.
The tournament is being organized by the East Siang Cricket Association (ESCA) in
memory of Nyokar Siram HGB, father of former education minister Bosiram Siram. Nyokar
is remembered for establishment of agri-horticulture garden at Yagrung and in 1980.
During the opening ceremony, Denong Tamuk said HGB Nyokar Siram was liked by all
for his effective and impartial justice delivery system.
Earlier, encouraging participants Yosung said sports is one of the best ways to help
them develop healthy habits that will last for lifetime. To make a healthy society,
youths must refrain from drug abuse and alcoholism, he advised.
A total of twenty-one teams are participating in the tournament. The final match
will be played on Dec-27 next and winning team and runners up will be awarded with
thirty thousand and twenty thousand along with trophies respectively. There will
also be individual prizes like man of the series etc. DIPRO
SCC carries out Cleanliness Drive in Hija Village
Ziro, Dec 17: The NSS units of Saint Claret College Ziro successfully conducted their
first annual NSS Special Camp from 15 to 16 December. The Camp was held at Hija village
in Ziro and was attended by around 70 NSS Claretines under the able supervision of
the programme officers, Withoam Socia and Tasso Tagia. The Camp focused on giving
cleanliness and hygiene awareness and undertaking a cleanliness drive, along the
lines of the “Swachh Bharat” Mission of the Prime Minister. Proudly wearing NSS Caps
and Badges, the volunteers braved the chilly December weather of Ziro and worked
their hearts out confirming the natural goodness and the spirit of generosity of
The two-day social service was conducted in collaboration with the panchayat members
of Hija, the Hija Youth Association and the villagers.
The ZPM Dani Buker and his team provided unreserved support for the endeavor, and
Dani Hinda and his family made their house available for students to rest and have
their meals. The Hija Youth Association leaders assisted generously by arranging
vehicles for transporting trash and waste to the garbage disposal grounds, said a
report from the College. The principal and vice principals of the College also took
turns to join hands with the students to clean up the drains and ensure that the
roads and alleys remained clean.
Many students, having completed their examinations, stayed over the weekend in order
to participate in the Camp. The entire camp was a novel experience for many of them
and a profoundly moving one for all. One volunteer, speaking on behalf of others,
remarked, “During our school days, we had several associations, but we never did
something like this of such a large scale. It feels so good to do such noble acts
for people around us.” Indeed, the National Service Scheme continues to shape the
hearts of the youth.
Construction of Yammeng hydropower
YINGKIONG, Dec 17 : Yammeng Hydro power Project with a capacity to generate12 MW
Power is all set to be constructed soon over the Yammeng river. The decision was
unanimously adopted in a joint consultative meeting of the Project affected people
of Simong and Gobuk villages held in the Tourist Hall here yesterday in presence
of the Deputy Commissioner Dr. Tariq Thomas. All the Project affected villagers,
Gaon Buras and PRI members agreed to the proposal of construction on the basis of
land compensation, employment opportunities and other welfare measures for the affected
villagers and land owners under the laid down provisions of memorandum of agreement
between State Government and Yammeng Green Energy Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Thomas clarified all doubts and confusion of the Project affected people in regard
to the land compensation and other benefits to be taken up by the company.
The Director, Yammeng Green Energy Pvt. Ltd. stated that the Project would cover
an area of 8.7 hectares of land and committed to complete the construction within
three years. The works will be started as soon as environmental clearance and DPRs
is completed. The Joint consultative committee of the two villages submitted a memorandum
to the Deputy Commissioner and the Pvt. Ltd. demanding employment opportunities,
free electric light to the locals and sufficient compensation on land and other standing
assets of the Project affected people. DIPRO
ASHAs trained on control and prevention of vector borne diseases
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) of Lower Subansiri district
were trained on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated malaria cases
in batch wise training conducted by Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI)
in collaboration with District Vector Borne Disease Control Programme.
The last batch of the series of training conducted at Ziro on December 15 and 16
was attended by 37 ASHAs.
Subu Habung, DVBDCPO, Lower Subansiri, N Tabyo, DVB Consultant, Chaitan Kumar, DPO
VHAI, VP Gulati, Regional BCC Officer and Sonam Dreama, DEO were the main resource
VHAI has so far trained 200 ASHAs for the control of malaria in the district.
It is pertinent to mention here that ASHAs play a crucial role in prevention and
control of malaria and other vector borne diseases at the community.
VHAI in collaboration with NVBDCP, Caritas India is building capacity of the ASHA
to fight malaria in Arunachal Pradesh.
Model village given facelift
AALO, Dec 17: Yigi-Kaum of West Siang district, which was adopted by Member of Parliament
(West) as model village under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, was given a facelift by
Besides cleaning their houses and the village areas, the villagers also planted around
500 saplings along the village roadside yesterday.
The villagers were also made aware of the importance of maintaining a high degree
of health and sanitation practices in an awareness meeting conducted on the sideline
of the cleanliness drive by Ori Welfare Society (OWS).
Earlier, MLA Tumke Bagra inaugurated the Ori Gate on Monday which was constructed
and donated by former ASM Kento Ori. DIPRO
Police officer dies
NAHARLAGUN, Dec 17: Inspector Lijum Bagra, son of Hogli Bagra of Bagra village under
West Siang district, died of prolonged illness while undergoing treatment at Guwahati-based
Downtown Hospital on Tuesday evening.
Born on May 29, 1962, he is survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.
Expressing deep shock at his untimely demise, Home Minister Tanga Byaling today said
that he was an upright officer whose death was a loss to the entire department. He
conveyed his deep sense of condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for the
eternal peace of the departed soul.
The HM along with senior police officers including SP T Ringu, ASP Deepankar Mishra,
Itanagar P S OC inspector T Bage and Naharlgun PS OC inspector Kalom Pait along with
other police personnel paid their last respect when the mortal remains arrived here
today, before being taken to his native village Bagra for the last rites tomorrow.
Bagra had joined the department as SI on January 11, 1988 and served in PHQ, Tirap,
U/Subansiri, Changlang, L/Subansiri, K/Kumey, P/Pare rural, Lohit and W/Siang districts,
before being posted as Nahalargun police station OC on September 3, 2013.
ITBP trained on handling and management of Yak
Dirang, Dec 17: A ten days in house training on ‘Handling and Management of Yak’
for the jawans of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was organized during December
8-17, 2014 at ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak, Dirang. This training module
has been developed as per the request of the Commandant (Veterinary) Director General,
ITBP, New Delhi.
22 jawans from different battalions of ITBP from Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh participated
in this training programme. During this training programme, major emphasis was given
on the housing, nutrition, feeding, disease and healthcare management. Trainees were
given a hand on practical exposure on selection of yaks as a pack animal and handling
of yak during load carrying.
During development of this module, Dr. S. M. Deb, Director, ICAR-NRC on Yak elaborated
on the packbility of the yak. He also compared with other pack animals and informed
that yak is best choice to carry load in snow bound high altitude border areas.
Sunil Kandpal, Commanding In-Charge, 4th Batallion, ITBP, Dirang appreciated this
training module and told that both ITBP and ICAR-NRC on Yak will work together for
better protection of high altitude border areas.
A training manual on the ‘Handling and Management of Yak’ with special emphasis on
the packbility of yak was published for the ready reference of the ITBP jawans in
difficult hilly terrain.
DM bans unauthorized IMFL sell
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: District Magistrate Capital Complex Mige Kamki has issued a prohibitory
order with a direction not to sell IMFL without license in the Gumtis and shops of
the twin town with immediate effect. Executive Magistrates of respective jurisdiction
have been asked to enforce this order with immediate effect.
NCST holds interactive session
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: National Commission for Scheduled Tribes had an interactive meeting
with the Elected Representatives of Urban Local Bodies, Panchayati Raj, Tribal Officers,
and NGOs & GBs which was conducted by the District Administration Capital Complex
Chairperson, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Dr. Rameswar Oraon assured
to help for early recognition of Yobin Community as Scheduled Tribe of the Arunachal
Pradesh in the meeting.
Chairperson NCST said this in response to Aphu A Ngwozah, General Secretary, Yobin
Tribal Fundamental Rights Forum (YTFRF) who submitted various problems faced by Yobin
Community. He asked the commission to expedite the process of recognizing Yobins
as a Scheduled Tribe which has already been recommended to the centre by the state
Further, Dr. Rameswar Oraon advised the gathering to take up various projects/schemes
for the welfare of tribals and spoke on various projects that can be initiated for
the welfare of tribal peoples. He also highlighted various constitutional provisions
& protections for scheduled tribes.
Mige Kamki, Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex also spoke on the occasion.
Assault on doctor condemned
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) has vehemently condemned the physical
assault on doctor on duty at Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar by some miscreant(s)
on the night of December 12.
RKM Hospital is one of the reputed hospitals in the state that provides round-the-clock
services to the needy patients of Arunachal Pradesh. Attack on doctor on duty is
in no way acceptable and deserves condemnation from all sections of the society,
ACS said in a release.
It urged the concern authority to do the needful to check recurrence of such incidents
against the medical fraternity in future.
CM condoles Pak bombing
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: The barbaric attack on the Army Public School students by terrorists
in Peshawar, Pakistan has sent shock waves among the students fraternity and in the
educational institutions of Arunachal Pradesh. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed
shock and sorrow and conveyed his condolences to the family and friends of the students
who lost their lives in the hands of terrorists.
To share the sorrow of the educational fraternity the Chief Minister has directed
all educational institutions in the state to observe two minutes silence at 11 am
APATCYO reiterates demand
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: The Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO)
has reiterated its demand of proper implementation of RTE Act 2009.
Its other demands include proper distribution of books and school uniforms free of
cost in the school, proper implementation of Mid-Day Meal scheme, appointing adequate
number of school staffs like peon and chowkidaar etc and to refund school admission
fees collected from the students.
AACWA submits memo to CM
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: The All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA) is opposed
to the high amount of enlistment fees as given in the notification vide no. SPWD/W-336/cont/06-07/85
dated 21st November 2014 and has demanded immediate lowering down of fees.
In its memorandum submitted to the chief minister, it has also demanded modification
in the work experience/credentials certificate as notified saying that it should
be strictly as per CPWD enlistment rules 2005 modified upto 19August 2014 for all
categories of contractors.
ICDWA oppose installation of cables in the highways of Itanagar
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: The Itanagar City Development Welfare Association (ICDWA) has sought
stoppage of the installation work of electrical/cable poles that are being carried
out in the highways of Itanagar claiming that it will lead to unnecessary expenditure
of state exchequer.
In its letter addressed to the Capital Complex DC, it said that the installation
is a waste of public exchequer as the construction of four lane highway will begin
early next year which will hamper the installed cables.
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti recently organized a series of free
medical camps at Angkling, Waringpam, Chamdrung and Brokpublaching villages under
Khalaktang circle of West Kameng district. Chamdrung is the last village of India
and is very near to Bhutan.
A total of 157 patients were examined and free medicines distributed during the camps
conducted by Vivekananda Kendra mobile medical team of doctor along with Dr. K Deru,
M O of Shergaon PHC. Rupa ZPM Sange Tashi accompanied the team and gave valuable
KVK SAC meeting held
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: A Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting was organized by
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Upper Subansiri yesterday.
Attending the meeting, Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom has suggested
KVK to give emphasis on improving and polishing traditional and local farming systems.
He also requested the line departments along with DRDA to support KVK by sponsoring
Two arrested in RKM Hospital assault case, doctors to resume work
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: Two persons have been arrested in the Rama Krishna Mission Hospital
assault case. The main accused has been identified as Hari Tacho, a constable, under
2nd IRBn constable. He is currently posted as Personal Security Officer to PPA MLA
The Police are hopeful of arresting all involved soon.
An Emergency Medical Officer was assaulted on Dec 12 by a group of men who had come
with a patient forcing the doctors to go on protest.
Meanwhile, the doctors will resume services from 9 AM Dec 18 as decided. The doctors
had refused to work from Dec 16 in protest against repeated assault on doctors while
they discharge their duties.
A report states that the govt has beefed up security at the hospital.
The Home minister Tanga Byaling today visited the hospital and interacted with the
doctors. He is reported to have assured to provide adequate security and establish
a permanent police beat near the casualty wing of the hospital. He also assured the
doctors that strict action would be taken against the culprits. The RKMH Doctors
Association, meanwhile, has hoped that capital administration and police would provide
adequate security to all health personnel in the capital.
The Association also hoped that a stringent law can be enacted to stop assaults of
The doctors have apologized to the general public for the hardship faced because
of the shutdown.
“It was done with a good intention to sensitize the general public about the hardship
faced by the health professionals during duty time” a statement read.
Women PS registers 104 cases in 18 months
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: The Women Police Station, Itanagar has registered a total of 104
cases of various forms of violence against women during 2013 and 2014.
While disclosing it at a state level consultation on gender equality and violence
against women at a city hotel here today, Sub-Inspector Taku of Women Police Station
here informed that of the total 104 cases registered since establishment of the PS
in June, 2013, 26 are rape, 27 kidnapping, 25 molestation, 20 cruelties and 1 immoral
trafficking. The figure in the previous year was 83 (rape-15, kidnapping- 19, assault-
8, molestation- 15, cruelty- 19).
She also shared the roles of women police in protection of women’s rights.
Deputy Director of Women and Child Development N Ringu briefed on various schemes
and women friendly laws for protection of women’s rights. Highlighting on Rajiv Gandhi
scheme for empowerment of adolescent girls, which has been implemented in 2010-2011
in Arunachal Pradesh, Ringu informed that the Ministry has identified West Siang,
West Kameng, Lohit and Papum Pare for the scheme.
There are 28 well-governed ICDS in the state, she informed and briefed on Sabla scheme
for the adolescent girls which is divided into two groups of 11- 14 years and 15-18
Sister Lucy, Deputy Director of IDEA stressed on creating public awareness on increasing
incidence of crimes against women and the role of the family in moulding behaviors
of male child to stop crimes against women.
“It is the duty and responsibility of the parents to guide their child properly to
respect women, their rights and importance in the society,” she opined. “The Directives
Principles in the Constitution has given the power to the state to take action against
a person, who commits crime against women. There are so many provisions in the Constitution
to safeguard the interests and rights of women but we are still experiencing discrimination
against women everywhere, opined Taba Rosie, Project Coordinator, State Legal Service
She has pointed out lesser attendance by male in public hearing related to cases
of violence against women.
Arunachal Pradesh Civil Society chairman Patey Tayum emphasized on living peacefully
in accordance with the prevailing customary laws in the state. He also pointed out
some ‘bad’ practices in cases relating to violence against women with customary laws
allegedly by some organizations and civil bodies.
Jaya Doji, advocate, Legal Aid Clinic, Yupia gave an insight into Prevention of Domestic
Violence Acts to the participants. She also informed about free legal aid clinic
in Yupia where women can avail free legal aid, counseling pre and post litigation
One of the two HIV infected persons, who attended the programme, shared his views
about HIV and its adverse effect in human life. He urged the authorities and civil
societies to extend their support to people living with the virus as anyone can get
infected by HIV virus anytime. The person, who is also the acting General Secretary
of Arunachal Network of Positive People (ANPP), said ANPP will continue to work so
that no more people will get infected by the virus.
Meanwhile, Rngu while interacting with HIV positive persons sought advice from Doji
for an immediate step to help the victims.
The programme was conducted by Indo Global Social Service Society (SMILE) Itanagar
to share the knowledge and key issues to be addressed on account of violence against
Indira Gandhi Park in shambles
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Indira Gandhi Park is in shambles. Broken benches, scattered rubbish and clogged
streams are some of the characteristics of this park located in the heart of Itanagar.
A little more venturing into the serenity of the park and the visitors are welcomed
by the feces as if ridiculing government’s campaign of Total Sanitation and Swachh
Bharat Abhiyan. The park lacks the basic necessity of a proper toilet and drinking
water facility, adding woe for the visitors.
“What to do? There’s no toilet in the park. Where else will the people go if they
have to?” lamented a jogger who is a regular.
Not a single dustbin can be seen in and around the park area.
Also, domestic animals can, sometimes, be seen grazing on the lush greenery.
Joggers, school children, pedestrians making shortcuts from D-sector to Niti Vihar
area and local kids playing cricket and football are the only visitors while in the
evening time, people tend to avoid venturing into the park area altogether. It is
the time when the park becomes hub of anti social elements such as drug addicts.
Many people have been reportedly assaulted by these elements in the vicinity of the
park, making it a must avoid area during evening hours.
“I have caught youths doing drugs during evening time,” said the guard. He had once
caught himself near fatal dizziness when he tried to sniff on the content of a bottle
that was left by some of the miscreants during evening time.
The only time the park looks alive is when it is holding some event.
“Only when the park is holding some event, water connections and makeshift toilets
are seen adorning the activity area. But then the organizers, they take away the
pipes after the events are over,” he shared.
“It is only then that the park looks clean,” mocks the jogger.
Govt. planning to construct border road in Arunachal: VK Singh
New Delhi, Dec 17: Government is planning to construct a road in Arunachal Pradesh
to provide connectivity to people living in area bordering China, the Lok Sabha was
informed on Wednesday.
Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh, in a written reply, told the Lok
Sabha that government is giving careful and specific attention to the development
of infrastructure in all the border areas in order to meet the "strategic and security
requirements" and facilitate economic development. "Ministry of Home Affairs is
considering examination of a plan for construction of a lateral road from Tawang
to Vijaynagar in Changlang district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh to provide
livelihood or connectivity to the border population and for the development of the
border area," the Minister said.
He said Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inalienable part of India and it has
been clearly conveyed to the Chinese side on several occasions, including at the
highest level. PTI
Mysterious stone pillars found in Namdapha Tiger Reserve
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: A patrolling and camera trapping team of Namdapha National Park
(Tiger Reserve) has found hundreds of mysterious stone pillars in the Kodboi mountain
peak under the Reserve area recently. The team led by Hemmar Nyorak, Assistant Field
Director and Lichi Karlo, Range Officer along with six Protection Force staff of
Namdapha National Park (Tiger Reserve) started tracking from 25th Mile protection
camp along MV road on December 9 last and reached the highest peak of south-western
side of Namdhapa Tiger Reserve called Kodboi mountain after three days climbing on
December 12. The team found hundreds of mysterious stones pillars in the entire
area of the peak and some of the stone pillars were found fallen.
The stones are erected in rectangular shape of 3m x 4m and 4m x 5m of four stone
in each corner. The height of the stones is 0.8m to 1.6m, and are placed at the same
height and arranged in a rectangular manner. It has been observed that stone has
no any inscription on them and the size of the stone are in oval shape. This is the
first time these mysterious stone pillars have been sighted in the peak of the mountain.
An official release further informed that even the local people of the area under
Miao Circle and the park authority have no idea about the existence of such type
of mysterious pillars in Namdapha National Park.
No conclusive evidences could be drawn so far as to whether it was a war memorial
or the remains of an ancient village, the release said.
However, the team member observed that the stone pillars may be of more than 300
years old because most of the trees available in the area are hollock and jutuli
which may be of 200 years to 300 years old with very dense vegetation.
Tuki raises issue of racial discrimination with NCST
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has raised the issue
of racial discrimination meted to the people of North East and requested the commission
to look into the matter seriously. He conveyed this to the Chairperson of National
Commission for Schedule Tribe (NCST) and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt of
India Dr. Rameshwar Oraon who along with Director K D Bansal and Under Secretary
Rajesh Kumar called on him at his offices here this afternoon.
He strongly advocated implementing the Bezbarua Committee report and including a
subject on tribes, culture and tradition of Northeast in CBSE syllabus. “Arunachal
being a cent percent tribal state, Government of India should consider opening of
a Tribal University,” Tuki reasoned while assuring to provide land for the purpose.
He further mentioned about Tribal Scholarship to be given to the students pursuing
professional courses inside and outside the state.
The Chief Minister has requested the (NCST) and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt
of India to make necessary corrections in the nomenclature of various tribes of the
state which are wrongly depicted.
Citing examples on wrong depiction of name of the tribes in the ST certificates,
which have been hampering the local youths to get the desired benefits provided by
the Centre as well as state government, Tuki said that numerous representation and
proposals have already been forwarded to the ministry for consideration. He urged
the visiting chairperson to impress upon the ministry to clear the pending issues
at the earliest.
While assuring all possible help, NCST Chairperson requested the state government
to constitute a State ST Commission for safeguarding the interest of STs in the state.
He said that the National Commission for Schedule Tribe would be sending a recommendation
on the line. While sharing his experience over the visit to various locations in
the state, Rameshwar disclosed that there were few genuine grievances of the tribals
which would be taken up in right earnest.
The Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, Dr. Rameshwar Oraon called
on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma at Raj Bhawan,
Itanagar today. The Governor urged upon the NCST Chairman use his good office to
ensure safety and security of the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
They also discussed various programmes for the Scheduled Tribes. The Governor emphasized
on ensuring that the Tribal communities avail benefits from the programmes and stressed
on more awareness on schemes and proper monitoring in its implementation.
The Governor called for more focus on education and skill development among the Tribal
youth through the Commission, read a report from Raj Bhavan.
NHM staff announces 14 days Pen & Tools down
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: The Programme Management Staffs Association under National Health
Mission (NHM), Arunachal Pradesh have decided to go on pen down strike from December
30th to 12th January’2015 in support of their four points demand which include early
release of fund for Staff Salary, timely payment of salary, restructuring of salary,
HR allowance, TA/DA and leave. The decision to go on Pen-Down strike from 30th December,
comes after the completion of 1 day pen & tool down strike on Dec 15.
The Association has further decided to go for indefinite pen & tool down strike from
Jan 15 if the Government fails to releases fund for staff Salary by Jan 12.
The remuneration of existing contractual staff engaged in the SPMSU, DPMSU & BPMSU
under the head “Programme Management” and other technical staff under the head “Human
Resource” may be re-structured in tune with the increasing cost of living and workload,
a report said.
“The salaries of contractual staff have not been incremented/ restructured since
the year 2009-10. The stagnancy in the salary rates in the face of galloping inflation
has had adverse effect on the working morale of the contractual staff particularly
those working for the last 10 years under NHM” said a report.
The restructure of salary is requested in view of very difficult working conditions-
where the cost of living is extremely high due to non existence of motorable roads
and due to head load transportation, the Association added.
Six enthusiasts on trekking expedition to Changkham ghat
Chow Bilaseng Namchoom
CHONGKHAM, Dec 17: Six adventurous persons from Chongkham village are currently on
their maiden four days trekking expedition to Changkham ghat from treacherous bank
of Lohit river via Ti-Mai Ghat of Parshuram Kund.
The team comprises Chow Mahalat Namchoom, an expert elephant catcher from the Khampti
community, Chow Rajawon Namchoom, Khampti song and drama composer, Chow Rajanam Namchoom,
Chow Pingta Mein, Chow Kananda Namchoom and Chow Narani Namchoom.
The trekking expedition aims at exploring the unexplored forest land and river basins,
tourist attractions and places of interest besides putting Lohit and Namsai district
in the tourism map of the state.
Lohit and Namsai are bestowed with natural scenic beauties where Golden Pagodas and
temples are located and have the potential to emerge as one of the most sought after
religious tourist destinations of the state.
The team also try to conduct a survey of wildlife along the Lohit River and future
course of Brahmaputra popularly known as Tsangpo in Tibet and its impact at downstream,
particularly Namsai district. It is observed that the low laying areas of Namsai
district is inundated by Lohit River during rainy seasons every year affecting the
life and damaging agricultural fields.
A 4 day trekking cum expedition along the most treacherous bank of Lohit River from
Ti-mai ghat of Parshuram Kund to Chongkham ghat in Lohit and Namsai district covering
a distance of 70 KM is being conducted by a six adventurous member from the village
of Chongkham from December 16 to 20.
They are conducting the trekking cum expedition for the first time in the area and
have never been tried before.
Tezu-Sunpura MLA holds development meeting
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: There should be uniform development and it should begin from grass
root, advocated Dr. Mohesh Chai MLA of Tezu-Sunpura in a development meeting held
at the school premises of Government Middle School Bekhuliang today.
Dr. Chai addressing the public of Bekhuliang said that developmental works should
not be limited to towns. A true sense of development is, when there is uniform development
irrespective of town or village or circle. Therefore, he said emphasis should be
given on development of village and 4 crores have already been given for village
developmental activities of Tezu and Sunpura.
Apart from education, roads, bridges, agriculture and other burning issues my top
priority is flood problem, he said. Understanding the plight and grievances of Bekhuliang
people which remains cut off from headquarter Tezu during monsoon season because
of Paya Nallah and Hajunallah rivers, the MLA informed that all works are being done
and plans and proposals have been submitted to the Government for consideration.
Another sector which needs focus is education but it is of great concern that Tezu
being one of the oldest District headquarter is lagging behind in human resource
development. In the last 10 years or State has made a tremendous progress in the
field of higher studies with the establishment of many technical institutes and colleges
etc but none of them could be established at Tezu, which has deprived many talented
underprivileged students of this region to pursue their dream of higher studies.
Therefore, he vowed to work for the betterment of educational scenario in Lohit District
during his tenure.
During the day, MLA also informed that Bekhuliang Sub Health Centre has been upgraded
to Primary Health Centre. He announced to construct a type-iv quarter for Medical
Officer through MLA LADS.
Deputy Commissioner Dr.Mishra addressing the gathering said that the District Administration
is committed to provide all round progress to the people of Lohit District. Appreciating
the idea of development meeting where all the Heads of Government Departments come
together to share their departmental works directly to the villagers or beneficiaries,
it will make the officers and department more liable and responsible because now
we know that we are answerable to the public directly, he said.
All the Heads of Departments highlighted on various schemes and issues pertaining
to their departments for the knowledge and awareness of public.
Memorandums were submitted to the MLA by senior leaders of Bekhuliang Village for
an inspection bungalow, boundary wall around community hall, road connectivity, flood
protection, posting of subject teachers, upgradation of Government Middle School
to Secondary School, repair and maintenance of existing Government Middle School,
electricity and water supply, solar street lamps, etc.
Meanwhile, the MLA, DC and SP also visited and inspected the ongoing 3.2 kms link
road from Bekhuliag to Payagam under MGNREGA.
Dr. Mohesh Chai also inaugurated the annual school day celebration of Government
Secondary School, Tezu and Government Secondary School, Telluliang. DIPRO
Training on child rights and protection
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: The RTE- SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar organized one day state level
training cum workshop, sponsored by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
(NCPCR), New Delhi on the issues of child rights and child protection in a city hotel
State Project Director (SPD) Opak Gao inaugurated the programme and addressed the
participants comprised of mostly District Community Mobilization Coordinators and
Block Education Officers/ Block Education Resource Centre Coordinators.
While addressing the participants, SPD appealed all the functionaries of the school
education specially those working under RTE-SSA flagship programme to discharge their
duties and responsibilities with sincerity, punctuality and dedication. He also asked
them to avail the opportunities of enhancing and broadening their knowledge and experiences
during the course of ongoing training cum workshop and impart the same to the targeted
groups comprising of members of School Management Committees, parents, students,
Panchayats and community as a whole at the grass root level.
Some of the topics of the training cum workshop were over view of child rights- the
legal framework and the role of NCPCR/ SCPCR in monitoring these rights, laws and
programmes of government relating to child Rights( the Juvenile Justice Act), the
prevention of children from sexual offence Act (POCSO Act, ICDS and ICPS, Child Abuse-the
physical, emotional and mental forms of Child Abuse and the effect of child abuse
on the growth, identification of child abuse whether in school or family and over
all development of the school-equity and quality-key indicators. The role of SMCs
vis disabled children; tracking of children (child labour), coordination and convergence
with partners including local panchayats were also discussed. The resource persons
for the programme were Assistant Professor Batotsi Kri and Anupoma Singh, Retired
Principal B.P.Sinha, Psychiatrist Dr.Tame Kena and SPO G.Karga.
About eighty (80) participants attended the training cum workshop.
Veteran Cup Football: Arunachal United continue to dominate
ITANAGAR, Dec 17: Arunachal United Football Club (AUFC) thrashed Emchi Veteran FC
by 11- 0 in their second group match in the second State Level Veteran Cup Football
Tournament at Rajiv Stadium Naharlagun today.
AUFC dominated the proceeding right from start as it took just four minutes to score
the first goal by Biri joy.
Captain Bunung Taja scored four goals in first half and another in second half to
take his tally to eight goals in the tournament.
Dojum Nomuk scored two goals in the first half and three goals in second half to
finish the drubbing of the team.
The team could have won the match with a bigger margin had not AUFC players played
some selfish game.
Arunachal United trounced Siang Highlanders 6-0 in their first match yesterday.
Emchi Veteran came close to scoring in the second half when a penalty kick was awarded
in their favour. But Taw Jacob missed the spot kick.
Though Emchi FC was thrashed crowd enjoyed the game as most of the players of the
team were comprised of non footballers and they themselves enjoyed the game though
Earlier in the day, Papa FC defeated Kurung Kamey Veteran FC by 2-0 goal. Both the
goals came in second half of the match.
Gangte Rovi gave PFC lead in 50 minute of the play and Tadar joy doubled the lead
in the 57th minute.
Gori Open Football Tournament begins at Basar
Gori Youth Club beat ICAR-XI 6-0 in opener
BASAR, Dec 17: The 16th Gori Open Football Tournament got underway on Tuesday with
Parliamentary Secretary for Horticulture Mutchu Mithi declaring the tournament open
in a glittering ceremony here at Gori playground.
With the message that sports can have a positive impact on a person’s wellbeing and
on a society, the Parliamentary Secretary said the effect is all visible in Basar
with people here excelling in all fields.
Appreciating the zeal and enthusiasm in people have for the sports, he said the passion
for sports is well exhibited through well maintained sports infrastructures and good
quality football fields in Basar.
As encouragement towards sports, the Parliamentary Secretary announced Rs Six Lakhs
for the Gori playground under Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi’s MPLAD funds.
Lauding the Basar community of its rich culture and as an organized society, he said
Basar has so much to give to Arunachal and there is so much to learn from here.
“A mere glance of the area and its people gives us enough clues as to why people
here as a community and as a clan are ahead in all aspects. The symbiotic relationship
the people here have with their land and the nature is their greatest strength,”
said the Parliamentary Secretary.
“Arunachali people consider land and forest as its home. Without considering these
symbiotic relationships people have with the nature, development of Arunachal can
be very difficult,” said the Parliamentary Secretary.
Twenty teams are participating in this year’s tournament from all over West Siang
district. An AIDS awareness camp with the theme – ‘Talk AIDS, Stop AIDS’ also went
underway along with the tournament organized by the Arunachal Pradesh Aids Control
In the opening match played between defending champion Gori Youth Club (GYC) and
ICAR-XI, the GYC emerged winner by 6-0. The goal scorers of the opening match were
Nyagam basar (2), Toli basar (3) and Henli Basar (1).
---- Editorial ----
Time for real work
Educational institutions are often considered to be the safest place for the children
to pursue their dream. However off late, series of rape incidents in various schools
of India has made even educational institution unsafe. Adding to the growing list
of such unfortunate incident Assam Police on Tuesday arrested an IIT Guwahati dean
of academic affairs, Aloke Kumar Ghoshal, for allegedly raping a junior colleague.
As per report in media Ghoshal (45), a professor of IIT-G's chemical engineering
department, was arrested from the institute's premises on Monday night on the basis
of a complaint lodged by the victim on December 12. Ghoshal is associated with the
institution for over a decade now and had taken charge as the dean of academic affairs
seven months ago. IITs are much respected institution and are renowned worldwide.
Many brilliant minds presently running major conglomerate across the world are product
of this institution. If IITs becomes unsafe for the woman, then seriously things
are not alright in this nation. Policymakers will have to sit down and try figure
out where things are going wrong. Enough of media bytes and all, it’s time to work.
----Readers Forum ----
CM talent award was a false promise
Through your esteemed daily, I want to draw the kind attention of department of education
of our state, Arunachal Pradesh regarding the scheme of ‘’CM talent award’’.
This scheme was launched in 2011-12 by our honourable Chief Minister, Nabum Tuki
and the scheme promised to give laptop along with a cash award of Rs. 10,000 to the
students of class 12 and class 10 who have secured more than 60% in their CBSE exams.
I have passed and topped the class 12 CBSE examination during the academic session
of 2012-13 from the Govt. Higher Sec. School, Polo, Naharlagun but till date I have
not received any sort of so called CM talent award from our state govt.
Now it seems that it was just a hollow promise from our state government, and it
was just for amusing the student communities.
I would like to put forth my sincerest appeal to our state govt. particularly the
education department to fulfil their promises for the larger benefits of the student’s
community of our state, as we are the future of our state and nation.
Don Bosco College,
I would like to write down the following few lines with regard to the News item under
the caption “Do not transfer MGNREGA to Panchayat Department, says APBDOWA published
in your daily dated 12th Dec.
First of all I want to clarify that this proposal is not made by the Secretary, PR
Govt. Of Arunachal Pradesh, rather it is made by Ministry of Panchayati Raj Govt.
Of India vide D.O No. N-18011/2/2014-DPE to all the States and union territories,
where it is clearly mentioned that the instruction is issued to the implementing
authorities i.e. the Panchayats at the respective level to associate the technical
manpower sanctioned under RGPSA with the works of MGNREGA ensuring that they work
under the overall supervision and control of Panchayats.
RD Department and Panchayati Raj Department both are working at grassroots level
to develop rural area, since the important MGNREGA scheme in the context of the rural
employment, poverty alleviation and development of village level by providing 100
days employment guarantee to rural people, where lots of engineering works are involved.
Now, Panchayati Raj Department, Govt Of Arunachal Pradesh have One Dy. Director
(Technical wing), 177 TAs/JEs and 591 Cashier cum computer Assistant who can assist
during and after implementation of work.
So, RD Department should hand over the MGNREGA scheme to the Panchayat Department
by respecting order given by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Govt of India. Because
RD Department has lots of grass root level develo-pment scheme which needs concentration.
And also RD and Panchayati Raj Depar-tment are like a one family who works together
for bett-er development in rural area.
Don’t let us repeat
In spite of repeated appeal to make Likabali as temporary headquarter and Sikirima
as permanent headquarter for the once upon a time created Åower Siang district, I
dont understand why exactly the state govt is not able to declare it. The other new
districts are already functioning which were created after the lower Siang. As said
“a wearer knows where the shoe pinches”, we too know why we are so eager to have
the headquarter at these places. We have to face atrocities created by neighbouring
state of Assam. Moreover, the security concern is also one big point.
However, our state govt in general and some leader in particular whom we voted to
look after our problems do not seem to be much concerned. In fact they tried to suppress
our bandh call by deploying many armed forces. They even took many elderly to custody
and did not even spare the women. This unfriendly behaviour by the govt has created
confusion as why such steps were taken. The democratic way should be respected by
the govt. As we are law abiding citizens, we respect our constitution and dont want
to indulge in unconstitutional means. That’s the reason the bandh call of DDJAC went
peacefully. I hope now the govt will take its decision promptly and will not make
us go for our next phases for bandh calls. Moreover, the 3 Ps i.e Prayer, Petition
and Protest will be given due consideration.
Conduct APPSCCE (mains) exam afresh
It is a matter of grave concern that the APPSCCE (Mains) Exam 2013-14 had to be withheld
by the APPSC due to reported leakage of General Studies Paper-II.
No doubt, it has jeopardized the future of so many young promising candidates who
are in the fray. If this corrupt practice was committed by the Commission then there
is every possibility that other papers might have also been leaked through backdoors.
So, it will be a natural justice to all the aspiring candidates that the entire examination
should be cancelled.
We have come to know that Commission of enquiry by a magistrate has been conducted
and report of the same has already been submitted to the Government. But till date
no action has been initiated against the erring official(s) responsible for the act.
Government is maintaining tight-lipped on the issue without any action.
It is worth mentioning that the present Commission had conducted examination in a
questionable circumstances in past many occasions for instances (1) During 2009 Preliminary
Exams more than 2500 candidates were rejected but later were allowed to appear the
same accepting their mistakes, (2) During 2013 Preliminary Exam, result of 98 candidates
were withheld citing mistakes in filling up the application forms but were allowed
to appear the main exams and (3) During 2012 Exams for recruitment of Assistant Engineer,
the creditability of the Commission was highly criticized resulting into destruction
of Commission’s office building.
Considering the facts, it is pertinent to mention that all these examinations were
conducted by the present Commission in a suspicious manner.
Therefore, the Government is urged to take serious view on this matter and take necessary
action at the earliest by cancelling the entire exams and declare a fresh date for
conducting the same without causing further mental stress to the aspiring candidates
who are in dilemma about their future.
Leader of Opposition
Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Petrol price and transport fare
I would like to draw the attention of our general public as well as our hibernating
govt that the price of petrol has dipped by whopping amount of Rs 10 per litre but
our transportation fares haven’t. It seems as if our transportation fare is a positive
curve which tends to increase only, irrespective of changes in petrol price. And
our state i.e., Arunachal Pradesh is an anarchy ruled and controlled by none but
by individuals and unions. Government is for namesake irrespective of whoever comes
to power, they are all the same, unaware of what’s happening around them like an
obsolete gadget. One can find best example of mis-governance when you are charged
Rs 30 for an item whose MRP is Rs 25. On inquiring why Rs 30? They would say transportation
charge or freezing charge for cold drinks. I have been in Delhi and have visited
hilly places like Nanitaal, Bageswar but never came across such over charge, though
the same goods are transported there too, the goods doesn’t just fly over there by
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