ITANAGAR, Dec 22: City Police has cautioned the public from falling into trap of
anonymous calls and text messages to avoid heavy and wrongful loss.
Some unknown people, introducing themselves as bank officials, are reportedly found
tricking public to divulge their secret ATM codes, account numbers etc and withdrawing
money from their accounts, informed City Police.
These unknown persons through social networking sites are collecting phone numbers
from public and making phone calls and sending text messages to lure them with huge
foreign gifts, parcels and monetary funds. They are also asking for fees for custom
clearance etc and cheating lakhs of hard earned money from innocent citizens. It
is also reported that groups of cheats offering Gold in low rates are duping huge
amounts from innocent public, police informed.
City Police appealed to all to not share any confidential materials to strangers
and use social networking sites with utmost care.
Org stages peace protest over MMS
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: All Tagin Youth Organization (ATYO) today staged a peaceful rally
protesting against MMS clip purportedly made by ITBP jawan with a minor girl. Hundreds
of people joined the protest rally which started from Rijo ground and concluded at
Deputy Commissioner Office. Expressing strong resentment over the MMS clips which
is doing the round in the district; ATYO urged the district administration to deal
sternly with the accused. People from all walks of life joined the protest rally
in demanding justice to the victim, a release added.
Police cautions drunk driving
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Capital Police has conducted mass motor vehicle checking drive
within Itanagar area today and appealed to all the citizens of Capital Complex to
abide by the traffic rules, use helmet while driving two wheelers and avoid drunk
Police also conducted checking in all hotels in Itanagar area, informed Superintendent
of Police (in-charge) D Mishra.
YINGKIONG, DEC 22: Gepak Poyom, ADC Yingkiong died on Monday morning after prolonged
illness at Naharlagun.
Late Poyom was born on Feb 21 1957. He joined as a Circle Officer in the year 1981
and served the state in different capacities. He is survived by his wife, 5 daughters
and two sons.
The officers and staff of office of the Deputy Commissioner, Upper Siang District,
Yingkiong observed two minutes silence praying for the eternal peace of the departed
Pul assures better health facilities at Tezu
TEZU, DEC 22: Health Minister Kalikho Pul made an unannounced visit to the Bekhuliang
and Tafragam Sub Health Centre along with local MLA Dr. Mohesh Chai and Deputy Commissioner
Dr. Brij Mohan Mishra on December 20.
The main objective of the visit was to take stock of the infrastructure and their
physical conditions as both the Sub Centres have been up graded to Primary Health
Centre recently. Doctors and staffs have also been posted against both the Centres.
With the announcement of construction of a Type-IV Doctor's quarter through MLA LAD
by the MLA Dr. Chai for Bekhuliang PHC, the Minister assured to look after the accommodation
of the doctors and staff on priority basis.
The Minister also assured to post specialist doctors in District Hospital, Tezu at
the earliest to provide specialized services and treatments to not only the patients
of Lohit district but also of Anjaw and Namsai districts. MLA Dr. Chai apprised
the Minister about the problems faced by patients of Tezu and its adjoining areas.
In most of the cases, patients from Anjaw are also referred to Tezu District Hospital
but due to lack of specialist doctors and patients are always referred to neighbouring
Assam for further treatment.
The team also visited the Alubari Bridge to take stock of the developments there.
The Bridge over Alubari Ghat in Tezu is said to be completed by 2015. DIPRO
Natung makes surprise visit to schools
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: In a bid to ensure the government schools run smoothly in his constituency,
the 11th Seppa West MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Tourism Mama Natung made unannounced
visit to government secondary school Bana and Govt. Residential School Nere on Saturday.
Interacting with the students, faculty members and the local people of the schools,
Natung took stock of the situation.
During the meeting teaching faculties and school management committee appraised the
local MLA to address the shortage of teacher quarters and other infrastructure issues
of the school. The shortage of the subject teachers in the said school was also
raised by the concern public.
Responding to the verbal representation of the public and the teaching faculties,
the Parliamentary Secretary assured to take up the matter with department. He also
asserted that restoring quality education in the schools under his constituency would
be a priority. Emphasizing the value of education, he also suggested the students
to be punctual, dedicated and sincere in their studies.
AKYWA against improper dumping
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: The All Kimin Youth Welfare Association (AKYWA) has complained
against improper dumping of the earth cutting materials of the ongoing double-laning
work of Kimin-Potin road. It has written a letter to the DC Papum Pare in this regard.
A huge mountain of waste mud has been dumped on the Ranga river polluting it, it
said in the letter.
Union calls for early completion of PHC
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: All Palin Chambang Yangte Gangte & Tarak- Langdi Students' Union
(APCYGTSU) has called for immediate completion of the Primary Health Centre (PHC)
at Chambang claiming that delay in construction is causing lot of hardships to the
people of the area.
APWWS organize legal awareness
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: More than 1500 people participated in a legal awareness camp conducted
at Lida Secondary School under Gusar circle in Upper Subansiri district on December
17 last. Organized by Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS) Dumporijo branch,
topics such as protection of child from sexual offence (POSCO) Act 2012, protection
of women from domestic violence Act 2005, empowerment of women and health and hygiene
Committee says no to transfer and posting
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: The Siang District Head Quarter Demand Committee (SDHDC) of Kaying
and Payum circles have sought detainment of transfer and posting of Govt employees
from and within the Siang District till the issue of choosing the headquarter is
solved claiming that the govt employees serving in the district opposing Pangin as
the headquarter are being subjected to punishment posting.
The committees have submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister in this regard.
BJYM demands action
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Alleging irregularity and corrupt practice in the construction
of road from Khenewa to Nampe under PMGSY, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM),
Seppa unit in a reminder has demanded the Executive Engineer (EE), PWD Seppa Division
not to release remaining amount without proper verification of the construction work.
The BJYM alleged that almost 80 percent of the fund has been withdrawn by the construction
company/contractor without proper work. It claimed that the culverts, earth cutting
were not done as per PMGSY guidelines while bridge is still in the state of incompletion.
Failing to take necessary action in this regard will compel the Morcha to launch
democratic movement and bring the matter to the notice of the Chief Secretary and
take legal recourse, the reminder said.
Infra, training facilities vital for dev. of sports: Saaya
ZIRO, Dec 22: Parliamentary Secretary (Sports and Youth Affairs) Likha Saaya stressed
the need of infrastructure and training facilities to groom and hone sports talents
in the state. He said this while inspecting the proposed site for outdoor stadium
at Hapoli today.
Saaya felt that the proposed 4000 capacity stadium could be increased to 10,000 to
cater to future needs as well. He said would not compromise on quality.
Earlier, he visited the construction site of the new police station and interacted
with the police officials. He encouraged them to perform their duties with utmost
sincerity for the betterment of the society.
During his visit to the police station, Saaya also inspected the jails and interacted
with the prisoners, and advised them to learn from their past and try to start a
dignified life afresh.
Later, he also visited Hari village, where he interacted with the Goan Buras and
PRI members. He advocated to work as a unit by all brushing aside all petty political
differences for development of the area.
He also visited Govt. Secondary School, Hari and interacted with the teachers and
inspected the proposed site for construction on new girl hostel.
He was accompanied by ZPC Hage Kobin, DC Kanki Darang, PRI members and other officials.
Relief material for fire victims
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Wangman Lowangcha, chairperson of Seva Samity, an NGO & PNGO NERCORMP,
along with its team members visited the fire victims of Luthong village where they
distributed essential items.
Lowangcha while distributing relief materials suggested the people of Luthong village
to construct their dwelling houses in a minimum 10 mtrs distance from each other
to avoid fire accident in the near future. He also requested the district authority
and Govt to render relief materials to the fire affected village.
GP meets held
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: The first ever Gram Sahba meeting of Kanjang and Mawai Gram Panchayats,
Tezu were held recently to finalize labour budget for the year 2015-16 under MG-NREGA.
The meeting at Kanjang was presided over by GPC Welolu Tayang while the meeting at
Mawai was chaired by GPC Ashna Mimi.
After threadbare discussion, the proposals were approved in the meeting on priority
ADO T Borang, PD (i/c), Lohit DRDA, SN Singh were present among others in the meeting.
3 engineers assaulted, APESA seeks justice
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Three engineers were reportedly assaulted in the evening of Dec
17 at Koloriang and the RWD complex of Koloriang RWD subdivision was trespassed,
the official quarter and vehicle (Gypsy) were vandalized. According to information
received from the Arunachal Pradesh Service Engineer Association (APESA) an Assistant
Engineer and two Junior Engineers were assaulted.
An FIR has been filed in this regard against two persons who have been identified.
APESA said that such act of vandalism has been noted by the engineering fraternity
of the State with grave pain and concern. The members of APESA condemn the incident
with the strongest term. In fact, such incident is condemnable from all quarters,
the message added.
In a letter to the Chief Secretary, APESA said that engineering fraternity is dedicating
all efforts to achieve the development targets of the State. However, such type of
incident demoralizes the field engineers and that which affects their efforts towards
development works, especially in far-flung areas of the state where there is lack
of adequate security for their life, family and properties, it said.
Association requested the Chief Secretary to give necessary immediate directions
to the District Administration of Kurung-Kumey District for delivering justice to
the aggrieved by awarding exemplary punishment to the miscreants on the basis of
FIR lodged on 18th Dec. It further requested him to direct other Districts Administrations
to provide necessary security cover to all working divisions so that such type of
incident may not recur during this working season.
CM backs technological innovation for efficient governance
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki pitched for using technological innovation
for effective and efficient governance. He shared this after a presentation by Geeks
Network on Anoto Digital Pen based data collection technology in his conference hall
This technology is being implemented in Arunachal Pradesh for field monitoring of
Community Horticulture Development project, supported by NABARD in Anjaw District
and also in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana in the Service areas
allotted to Arunachal Pradesh Cooperative Apex Bank Limited to ensure dissemination
of Financial Literacy and speedy coverage of households in 575 villages covering
about 29000 families for issuance of debit cards. The projects are being supported
by NABARD and designed by Geeks Network Private Limited. Apex Bank will meet the
target set under Jan Dhan Yojna in next three months using this technology which
would have otherwise taken years.
This low cost Digital Pen while capturing data in the remote locations automatically
indicates the GPS location and also transmits the data to the server. The pen captures
low byte data making it easy to transmit data even in case of low internet connectivity.
The server while evaluating the data sends message (error or acceptance) in real
time so that the data collector can make amends on the spot. Further a low end version
of this pen can also be used for competitive exams such as PSC, PMT etc.
The CM agreed to use this error free technology in the Planning Department to collect
monitoring reports through 3rd Party Monitors. On evaluation of success of this technology,
it will put to use in other areas of governance.
Planning Secretary Sonam Chombay, Arunachal Pradesh Cooperative Apex Bank MD among
others were also present in the meeting.
Book on ‘Archaeological Remains of Arunachal Pradesh’ released
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today released the book titled 'Archaeological
Remains of Arunachal Pradesh' here at his office in a simple function. The book published
by Directorate of Research, Government of Arunachal Pradesh is authored by Dr Tage
Congratulating the Research department, especially its Director Dr. Tage Tada, Tuki
expressed happiness that the department is active and has brought out explorations
that would highlight the rich archaeological heritage of Arunachal Pradesh to the
world. He appreciated the author for doing extensive research to make the book a
The book is an over view of the state's prehistoric and historic sites and monuments
which were explored, excavated and conserved during the period of last three decades
or so. The prehistoric artifact viz. Neolithic and Mesolithic tools and implements,
Historic - forts and fortification, temple ruins, settlement pattern are some of
the important remains which have been critically/scientifically analyzed and elaborately
discussed giving emphasis on the findings prior to 16th Century A.D and presented
in the chapters along with illustrations and photographs.
APCC President Padi Richo, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi, Research and IPR Secretary
Dani Sallu, Deputy Director, Asst. Director and other officials of the Research Directorate
were present on the occasion.
Legal aid is not a charity but an obligation: Judge
NAHARLAGUN, Dec 22: "Giving legal aid is not a charity but an obligation for government,
and the legal service authority is the competent legal aid, disclosed Budi Habung,
District and Session Judge Yupia addressing the workshop "Access to Justice" at Naharlagun
on Dec 20.
The Arunachal Pradesh Legal Aid and Research Cell (APLARC) website www.aplarc.org
and free legal helpline no 81109090880 (10 am - 4pm all day), was inaugurated by
Judge Habung and and SLSA OSD Dani Belo in the function. The website is devised by
APLARC which is a legal advocacy cell of Action Aid Society Arunachal with a vision
to provide easy access to legal aid anywhere and everywhere by the layman.
Lauding the PPDLSA and AASA for organizing the workshop and establishing the website,
Judge Habung said that giving aid to the needy and poor was a noble job that helps
in extending access of justice, enshrined in article 39(A) of our constitution. The
workshop was conducted for student leaders, youths, leaders and social activist by
the Papum Pare District Legal Services Authority in collaboration with Arunachal
Pradesh Legal Aid and Research Cell.
Giving a presentation on the website, APLARC team leader, Advocate Jumgam Jini said
that today is the world of internet technology and we have to exploit it in a positive
way to solve our legal problems. He urged the participants and stake holders to use
the services and to spread awareness in this regard.
Saying that media is the best instrument to spread legal awareness among the masses,
APSLA OSD Dani Belo informed that that a workshop with press and media would be held
next Saturday for their support to disseminate the information on rights about the
common man which they are unaware of.
Among others, EAC cum PPDLSA member secretary M Komut, AASA president Titu Yoka attended
the programme while Assistant Professors of Arunachal Law Academy, N Sinha and Batotsi
Kri were the resource person of the workshop. Talks on concept of Access to Justice
and its challenges and Role of Youth in strengthening Access to Justice were delivered
by the resource persons.
Mithi for preservation of Mishmi language
CALSOM conferences begins
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: The 9th General Conference of the Cultural and Literary Society
of Mishmi (CALSOM), the apex socio-cultural organization of the Mishmis began at
Amik-Ringya Hall, Tezu yesterday.
Parliamentary Secretary (Horticulture) Mutchu Mithi, who attended the inaugural function,
exhorted the gathering to preserve their language and prevent it from extinction.
He released a book "Hambreelmai" on the occasion.
In his speech, Idu Mishmi Cultural & Literary Society (IMCLS) president Enju Linggi
appealed the delegates to preserve their rich culture and traditions. Stressing for
unity within the Mishmis of Lohit Valley and Dibang Valley, he also released a Mishmi
A book titled "Kaman-Tawra" was released by the Kalikho Pul, Minister for Health
& Family Welfare.
Earlier, CALSOM chairman Bajai Pul highlighted the various welfare activities carried
out by CALSOM within the last four years.
The CALSOM established a school at Tamlanagar, which runs classes from Nursery to
class V. It also runs a computer centre and a library, he informed.
Apart from that, CALSOM has brought succour to victims of flood and fire mishap by
providing them with interim relief in the form of cash and kind. It had organised
an opium de-addiction camp and handicraft workshop, competition and felicitated the
Class X and XII toppers of Mishmi Society, he added.
Local dances were presented by students of KGBV, Wakro and All Mishmi Women Welfare
Society members of Lohit and Anjaw districts.
A Mishmi priest dance and a skit on opium were presented by young activists of Apne
The conference saw huge congregation of delegates from Lohit and Anjaw districts.
The senior executive members of IMCLS and scholars from RIWATCH also attended the
event as special invitees. The three day conference will end tomorrow.
Peeping back into the Tourism sector
[ Ranjit Sinha ]
The Arunachal Pradesh Tourism department witnessed hectic activities during the year
2014. Apart from promotional activities, the department has succeeded in its mission
to create self-employment opportunities for the ever growing jobless and economically
backward youths of the state under the "Hunar Se Rojgar Tak' - a scheme funded by
the Union Tourism Ministry.
500 youths of the state have been imparted training on hospitality and tourism sector
under the employment generating schemes which was launched during August last year.
It is worth mentioning here that the Union Ministry had set a target of 500 youths
for Arunachal Pradesh to be trained during the financial year 2013-14 under the scheme.
The tourism department had also provided honorarium and uniform to the trainees during
the training period and the course content was designed by the National Council of
Hotel Management and Catering Technology.
Expressing satisfaction over the successful implementation of the scheme - Hunar
Se Rojgar Tak, Tourism Assistant director (HRD) Bengia Manna Sonam, who is the state
nodal officer for the programme, informed this daily that most of the economically
backward youths including girls opted for self-employment after successful completion
of the training.
Citing the names of some of the trainees who are now working in reputed hotels in
the state, Sonam further said that the longstanding issue of shortage of skilled
staff has been overcome and the standard of service in the hotels in the Capital
City of Arunachal has improved drastically with engagement of trained persons in
Interestingly, during the visit of President of India at Itanagar in November last,
the trained persons under Hunar Se Rojgar Tak were pressed into service.
It is worth mentioning here that buoyed by the overwhelming response from the unemployed
youths, the Tourism department tightened its belt to train another 600 unemployed
youths of the state during the year 2015 under this Centrally sponsored scheme. .
On the other hand, although Tezu topped the list of domestic tourist arrivals (including
religious tourism), the scenic beauty makes Tawang the most preferred destination
for domestic tourists. A total of 3775 domestic visitors arrived in Tawang during
October this year. This was followed by arrival of 2869 tourists at Bomdila and 1080
tourists at Pasighat during the same month respectively. However, during February
this year Pasighat received 1315 domestic tourists.
According to data made available to this daily, Pasighat (East Siang) had become
a hot spot for foreign visitors this year. A total of 260 foreign visitors thronged
Pasighat during October this year against the 54 foreign tourists who visited Tawang
the same month. However, Yingkiong topped the list of foreign tourist arrival with
over 600 tourists who visited Upper Siang till October last.
Sources from tourism department informed that unlike the domestic tourists from other
parts of the country who love to enjoy the scenic beauty and snow capped hummocks
of Tawang, the foreign tourists are now eager to visit central Arunachal to acquaint
themselves with deep-rooted indigenous tribal culture and tradition.
Despite the endeavour made by the tourism department to lure more tourists in the
eastern most part of the country, the tourist arrival in Arunachal Pradesh is not
remarkable in comparison to other states of the North Eastern region. Manipur remains
the most preferred destination for foreign tourist and Arunachal Pradesh comes second.
Arunachal Pradesh, relatively the most peaceful state in north eastern region, should
have a very effective policy and strategy to lure domestic as well foreign tourist
round the year. Apart from infrastructure, Govt must give more emphasis on mass awareness
on 'home stay', improved hospitality, behavioural changes towards foreign and domestic
tourists. Unless people accept the tourism industry as a profitable venture, tourism
department alone cannot do much.
2nd State Level Veteran Cup Football Tournament-2014
Siang Highlanders edge past Naharlagun Utd; set up title clash with Arunachal United
ITANAGAR, Dec 22: Underdog Siang Highlanders edged past defending champion Naharlagun
United FC via penalty shootout in a keenly contested second semifinals match in the
2nd State Level Veteran Cup Football Tournament-2014 and set up title clash with
Arunachal United FC on December 24 at 1 pm.
The winner was decided through penalty kick after both the teams were tied 1-1 at
the end of regulation and extra times at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.
After a barren first half, the breakthrough came few minutes after the break. A penalty
kick was awarded in favour of Naharlagun United for handling the ball inside the
penalty area by a player of Siang Highlanders. Koj Tatung did not miss the spot kick
to put Naharlgun United ahead (1-0).
Desperate of the equalizer, Siang Highlanders increased their attack on rival's territory,
and in the process, a free kick was awarded in favour of Siang Highlanders which
was well converted by Oyin Tatin to level the score (1-1).
The match produced as many as seven yellow cards which also saw rough tackling by
Megu Jongkey, Oyin Tatin, Duyu Aago and Vinod Joshi of Siang Highlanders have converted
their shots while the scorers of NUFC were Pura Talo, Tarh Juna and Neelam John.
Talin Tatin of Siang Highlanders and Tadar Kakum and Kipa Takum of NUFC missed their
Recently an officer of Raj Bhavan was reportedly threatened by a land encroacher
after the officer lodged official complaint against the encroacher. This incident
once again highlights how law abiding citizen are not safe in our state. The honest
officer was only performing his duty. Civil society group Adi Baane Kebang has vehemently
condemned the incident and appealed for security for all.
Despite tall claims by state government, the law and order situation in the state
capital has not shown any major improvement. Police and district administration has
failed to give sense of security to the capital denizens. Situation is so bad that
most of the time people don’t report the matter to police as they have lost faith
on legal justice system. Criminals easily walk out of jail after committing crime
and later intimidate the victim. Weak policing has emboldened the criminals. The
government of Arunachal should strengthened police force in capital region. Until
policing is improved, situation will not change.
----Readers Forum ----
Increasing cataract cases
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of district
medical authorities of Anini and various health NGOs and National Programme for Control
of Blindness (NPCB) to look into the pitiable condition of the people of Anini. Due
to absence of proper medical facilities, they are losing their eyesight. Specially,
I would like to request District Medical Officer (DMO) to kindly initiate health
campaign camp at Anini in collaboration with NPCB to reduce eyesight problems faced
by the people. Nowadays Cataract problems are common among senior citizen. Anini,
one of the remote districts of Arunachal Pradesh and the patients mostly belong to
poor families who cannot afford to go outside the district for treatment.
I really hope that District Medical Officer will initiate some measure to overcome
this problem and do well for the people of Anini.
Don’t snub the voters
One of the news items splashed across your esteem daily ''5 PPA legislators join
congress ''left people aghast. Sitting in the opposition and taking up development
processes across state and their constituency should have been their priority instead
of greed for power and forgetting their biggest responsibility. Such acts kill the
faith of people especially the innocent voters who loved to have different political
party other than Congress. If they had to choose Congress, they would have chosen
the Congress candidates during the elections but they didn't because they wanted
change in their areas and paramount was to have a different political party. But
keeping aside all these burdens, our beloved leaders are ferrying from one party
to other party only for their vested interest and luxurious life. All sentiments
and expectations of common voters have been fanatically murdering. This is really
a creepy exodus on the part of our legislators.
Being a denizen of the state and development loving person, I would like to request
all political leaders not to flaunt benefit and they should stand by their promises,
be bold and never ever snub your well wishers.
Release our salary
Anguished, I would like to inform the concern authorities of Education Department,
Govt of Arunachal Pradesh that the teachers employed in SSA scheme are facing tough
time and on the verge of starvation because of non disbursement of salary since the
last four months.
Everyone knows that very auspicious occasions like Christmas and Happy New Year are
coming soon, but still we don't have any discussion regarding these gracious occasions
due to the reluctant attitude of concern authorities in spite our dedication and
accountability in teaching profession by serving in very remote and inaccessible
areas in the state.
Therefore, we earnestly appeal to the concern authorities to release our heard earned
salary before 25th of this month so that we can feel that we are in government job.
Besides we strongly request our dynamic Education Minister to continue the regularization
process of SSA teachers.
A starving SSA Teacher
Do not put the burden of your lifestyle on the citizens
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to share my personal opinions
about one key issue plaguing Arunachal, out of the many, at the moment. I am not
sure whether this letter will be published but I request you to give it a thought
as everyone is entitled to have his say in a working democracy as ours.
For the last 1-2 days, news is making rounds that the employees of Govt. of Arunachal
Pradesh may not get their salaries this month. This is a betrayal by the political
leaders. Where has all the money in the state exchequer gone? Recently it was in
papers that the union government will release funds to the state. The most important
part of any government are its employees. If they are not paid, there can be no governance
at all. Our politicians must know that.
I wonder how come the money in the state coffins get depleted so easily. I see no
development in the state except the one's funded directly by the central government.
On second thoughts, we see a plenty of sparkling new SUVs, palatial mansions being
built across the state. The political class and the senior bureaucrats are failing
this state. They must not and cannot put the burden of their lifestyle on the people
of the state, more so on the government employees who depend solely on their salaries.
These people toil hard, do over-time to give their wards education and yet, the politicians
has the audacity to stop their salaries. I want to ask how many times the salaries
of the 60 MLAs were stopped? Oh wait; they don't need salary in the first place.
They earn millions through backdoor. They have acquired property worth crores and
where did that money come from? They have no source for this income. Sure, now they
have farms and firms, but they were built upon corrupt and ill-gotten money. A person
may say he has hundreds of acres of land, but do the people of Arunachal are so
foolish to believe that a piece of land, no matter how big, can be a source of crores
of crores of money when nothing economical is being carried out on it? It is the
money meant for the development of the state that is being diverted by our corrupt
'leaders' to finance their luxurious life - numerous mansions and luxury cars are
an example. Contracts are awarded without following procedures because the contractors
are either family members or friends or financers of the politicians. We also are
familiar with the 10% rule among senior officers.
The families of bureaucrats and politicians are growing richer day after day. They
are buying property across India, especially in Delhi, their kids are living a luxurious
life in the metros and they say our state has no money. Is the money in our state
coffers meant to be used for these politicians and their spoilt brats who are adding
nothing good to the state or to those who are toiling hard in the offices to make
True, one or two of the MLAs may be honest. But every Arunachali knows that these
politicians and senior officers are nothing but a bunch of selfish, corrupt people.
A note for students of AP, we have seen you protesting many things on the call of
your leaders. It is my humble request to stage a state wide peaceful dharna on this
issue and against rampant corruption in the state which is not hidden from anyone.
The so called student leaders may not take an initiative in this regard, but remember,
they will go on to become politicians or big contractors and the common students
would be the govt. employees. You must fight for your rights from this moment onwards.
A distraught student who sees his future in tatters
Land for free
Through your esteemed daily, I on behalf of Panchayati Raj, 12 Banderdewa ZPM segment,
would like to draw the kind attention of Honourable CM, regarding the establishment
of SPTI (Software Technology Park of India ) in our state. It is also learnt that
the matter has been pending since 2003 due to unavailability of land or land donor.
Therefore, the public, NGOs and Panchayat members of Banderdewa and Karishinga would
like to donate land free of cost, approximately one lakh square meters at Karsinga.
We have decided to donate land unconditionally to the government for the development
of our state capital area. Besides, Banderdewa and Karsingsa are located at entry
point of our state capital, where good numbers of tourist, domestic as well as foreigner,
pass whenever they visit.
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