He appealed the people not to resort to any kind of untoward steps as the Government
is already taking necessary steps in the matter.
The Education Minister Bosiram also expressed his solidarity in their hour of extreme
grief and conveyed his deep condolences to the bereaved parents.
He further said that preventive measures and Safety norms must be adhered by all
to avoid such tragic accidents in future and informed that the proposed Education
Policy of the State, which is being finalized soon, includes adequate provisions
to regulate and monitor safety norms, both in the Government as well as private Schools
& Colleges in the State.
The Chief Minister handed over Rs. 20 lacs to the Kurung kumey District administration
for providing immediate financial assistance to the affected families.
MLAs Bamang Felix, Markio Tado, In charge Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner
V. K. Dev, IGP Deepak Mishra, Secretary Planning Ankur Garg, Special Secretary Finance
Amit Singla , Director Relief & Rehabilitation K. Kholie accompanied the Chief Minister.
Meanwhile, Governor JJ Singh, Legislative assembly speaker Wanglin Lowangdong, Indigenous
Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh, Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF),
Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA), All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU), All Nyishi Youth
Association (ANYA), Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC), All Kurung Kumey District
Students’ Union, All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte and Tarak-Langdi Students’ Union
also expressed shock over the recent Palin fire accident and prayed for the eternal
peace of the departed souls. They also conveyed their heartfelt condolences to the
bereaved family members and prayed almighty to bestowed enough strength the family
members to bear the irreparable loss.
UAEA organizes protest rally, demands strict adherence to recruitment rules
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: Over 200 unemployed young engineers today marched towards CM Bangalow
with placards and banners reading "Terrorism is not far away" "Motivate us to use
pen, not gun" etc. to protest against alleged illegal appointments in various works
departments and non adherence to Recruitment Rules by them.
The peaceful rally organized by Unemployed Arunachalee Engineers’ Association (UAEA)
was first taken out through the main thoroughfare of the Itanagar township and then
marched towards CM Bangalow shouting against the ruling Govt’s policies. Although
the rallyists could not meet the CM due to his ‘tight’ schedule’ they were able to
submit their 13-point memorandum highlighting their various grievances for quick
redressal at CM’s office.
The memorandum, a copy of which was also made available to media, strongly demanded
the state Govt. to follow SC verdict on appointments. According to the verdict, no
person shall have the right to claim for regularization of services unless he/she
is recruited through proper recruitment procedure. But in our state the same is not
being followed, the memorandum said. Seven JEs deputed to UD department from PWD
should immediately be sent back to its parental department and vacancies should be
submitted to APPCS for direct recruitment, the memorandum said, adding that all Assistant
Engineer posts in Hydro Power Department must be recruited through direct recruitment.
While alleging illegal appointments in departments like APEDA, Sports and Youth Affairs,
APPHCL, it sought the intervention of the Govt. to check such appointments rampant
in those departments. According to the memorandum the above mentioned departments
have never conducted any interview in the last few years. Taking serious view over
the reported ‘brokers’, who serve as conduit between the candidates and appointing
authorities in ‘secret dealings’, the memorandum demanded checking of such practices
and "guilty should be dealt with iron hand".
Other demands included implementation of MoU/MoA signed between state Govt and private/public
sectors in letter and spirit, involvement of UAEA members in every review meeting
of state, cent percent job reservation for APSTs in state government jobs, shifting
of head offices of private/public sectors engaged in Arunachal Pradesh to Itanagar,
notification of all sanctioned posts by the department concerned, conduction of JEs
examination through APPSC, strict adherences to recruitment rules by all departments.
Meanwhile, UAEA president Yumlam Aam told this reporter that they have taken up the
issue not only for the 1000+ unemployed engineers of the state but also for those
youths who are running from pillar to post to land a job. "This movement would continue
till our demands are met. We seek cooperation from every section of the society which
would motivate us to fight for our legitimate demands", Aam said.
He further informed that the association would stage peaceful dharna on the statehood
day celebration on February 20 in case the Govt fails to redress their grievances.
Another frustrated unemployed engineer opined that the Govt should create posts of
AEs and JEs under Trans-Arunachal Highway project.
Meanwhile, Capital Youth Organization (CYO) while extending whole-hearted support
to the initiative taken by UAEA, urged the government to redress its grievances at
the earliest and create more vacancies in order to give a chance to the young engineers
to serve their motherland.
State education dept gear up for better Adm
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: The state education department under its Minister Bosiram Siram
strikes hard to vitalize better organization, development, control and management
in the state.
The minister’s concept to ensure efficient and convenient educational administration
in the schools has been visualized.
The education department with an aim for the planned development of the educational
institution, health educational practices maintenance and improvement in the standards
of the educational institution and better organization, discipline and control to
provide harmonious mental and physical facilities to the students for the scientific
and secular outlook through the education, has been committed to enforce the Arunachal
Pradesh Education Act-2010, which is shortly going to take its practical shape.
Meanwhile, for better administrative convenience, monitoring and management four
senior officers of the education department have been given additional responsibility
with Bodong Yirang Jt, DSE as over all supervision and administration of Tawang,
West Kameng and East Kameng District, Hage Tatung Jt. DSE for Lower Subansiri, Kurung
Kumey, Papum Pare and Upper Subansiri Districts, K Panggam Jt.DSE for Lohit, Anjaw,
Tirap and Changlang District and Tapi Gao DDSE for East Siang, West Siang, Upper
Siang, Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley District respectively.
Sanction highway, Airport projects,
PPA urges Centre
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: While lauding the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on Road
Sector for endorsing the proposal of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
for the four Built Owned and Transfer (BOT) (Annuity) Projects of Arunachal package
for consideration by Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI), Peoples' Party of
Arunachal has appealed to the concerned Ministries for immediately sanctioning of
other proposals under SARDP-NE, four laning Highways and Green Airport and other
packages announced by the Prime Minister.
Take personal initiative for early sanctioning of urban projects, Tuki urges Selja
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: State PWD and Urban Development Minister Nabam Tuki has urged upon
the Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Tourism Kumari
Selja to take personal initiative for early sanctioning of the projects as a special
case for providing benefit to the local needy urban poor.
For balanced and equal benefit to the local poor people living in the urban centers
of the state, the state Govt has submitted 16 projects to the ministry of Housing
and Urban Poverty Alleviation and tourism. The total cost of the 16 projects amounting
to Rs. 185.824 crores.
PWD and UD Minister in a letter to Selja said that Arunachal Pradesh is lagging
behind of housing infrastructure and other urban poverty alleviation projects in
comparison to other states of India. This is largely due to lard geographical area,
scattered population and resource crunch, Tuki added.
In regard to sanction of projects under 10 per cent lumpsum provision for the north
east region including Sikkim by the union urban and poverty alleviation ministry,
the letter said “for making the programme a successful to north east and Arunachal
Pradesh in particular your ministry has sanctioned 7 projects with an estimated cost
of Rs 46.38 crores, which are under various stage of implementation and shall complete
within the anticipated target.”
The projects which have been submitted to union housing and urban poverty alleviation
ministry for sanction included, construction of Shopping Complex and Hostel for
Unemployed Women’s at Changlang Town, slum improvement/ Upgradation of Houses for
Urban Poor at Khonsa, construction of shopping Complex and Hostel for Unemployed
Women’s at Ziro Town, slum improvement/ Upgradation of Houses of Urban Poor at Deomali,
construction of shopping Complex and Hostel for Unemployed Women’s at Dirang Town,Housing
for low income group (LIG) at Yupia (Phase-I), Urban EWS housing at Hawai, construction
of residential building for economically backward people of Jung, Tawang Township,
working women hostel, shopping complex & community toilet at Hawai and construction
of hostel for unemployed women and old age destitute children home, community toilet
at Seppa and projects for construction of shopping Complex and Hostel for Unemployed
Women’s at Jairampur Town, Pasighat Town, Bomdila Town, Roing Town, Yingkiong Town,
KGBV an asset of the district: Umbrey
HUNLI, Feb 12: In continuation to his second day of visit at Hunli circle, Laeta
Umbrey MLA paid his maiden visit at the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) Hunli
in which he was given a rousing welcome by the management committee, teaching staffs
The MLA made an inspection of the entire campus and fascinated with the performance
and the quality that the institutes is able to maintain particularly the underprivileged
tribal girl child despite its remoteness.
In his inspiring and short speech, MLA advised the student to avail the optimum benefit
given by the government and keep up the standard in competitive in life. He called
upon them to be comfortable while speaking mother tongue. “The English and Hindi
should be spoken but not at the cost of one’s mother tongue, the student being purely
dominated with Idu Mishmi community, speaking Idu within you could pave an opportunity
to safeguard and promote the threat of dying language”, he hopes.
He also urges the PRI member to uphold better understanding and support with the
management committee in order to ensure smooth functioning of KGBV. Moreover he exhorts
the PRI to extend helping hand for the greater welfare of girl child which he terms
the KGBV an asset of the district.
While showing a sense of generosity, the MLA announced the sum of Rs 50,000 for immediate
fooding, a pair of Godrej Almirah and also ensured to facilitate concrete steps within
the campus and to renovate the PRI’s decaying building handed over to KGBV.
Komini Meto GS Abralow Memorial Multi-Purpose Society (AMMS) in his speech highlighted
the problem being posed by the school and reminiscent the short history of KGBV since
2006. He also anticipated that the PRI members of the Hunli-Desali Block, officials
and senior citizens of the circle to extend moral support for the better cause of
girl education in such far-flung pocket. He further disclosed the upgradation to
class 10 standards under Rashtriya Madhayamik Shiksa Abhiyan (RMSA) from existing
‘Maintain balance between
materialism & spirituality’
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: The local Rajyoga center of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya
Vishwa Vidyalaya (PBKIVV) celebrated the auspicious festival of Maha Shiv Ratri
on Feb 12 with a day long programme at Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa.
On this occasion, an Inter Faith Congregation was organized in which Wanglin Lowangdong,
Speaker, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly graced as Chief Guest at local branch
of Raja Yoga Centre, Bank Tinali, Itanagar.
Lauding activities of Brahma Kumaris in promoting religious harmony & social cohesion
Wanglin Lowandong, said that peace, love and happiness were original nature of human
beings who were wrongly searching them outside. These positive qualities could be
sustained in life if some balance was struck between materialism and spirituality
which the Brahma Kumaris were always teaching and this Festival was designed to convey
the same to the public.
He appealed one and all to pledge to discard negative traits such as anger, greed,
ego, lust, etc. and lead a life filled with love, compassion, respect, humility,
cooperation, responsibility, divinity by empowering our self through process of Supreme
Communion (Raja Yoga Meditation) as taught here.
BK (Dr.) Jayadeba Sahoo, Faculty, Brahma Kumaris & Associate Professor, Dept. of
Education, Rajiv Gandhi University; and a Senior exponent of Brahma Kumaris, while
welcoming all explained SHIVA as The Universal Name of God Incorporeal.
All present prayed to almighty for the eternal peace of the departed souls who were
charred to death and enough strength who received grievous injuries in a tragic fire
accident at Palin. He also conveyed his condolence to the bereaved family members
of those school children to bear the irreparable loss.
Brahma Kumari Junu, Center-in-Charge said Shiva Jayanti is the remembrance day of
birth extraordinary of Incorporeal God father Shiva.
Bro. Chafung Wangsu, Incharge, VKIC, APC emphasized the universal concept of GOD
as divine light citing from writing of Swami Vivekananda and called upon unity among
all religions which is need of the hour.
He spoke about the need of spreading peace and strengthening moral values through
such programmes of universal brotherhood, religious harmony & Social Cohesion among
human beings / souls as brothers & sisters being the children of one supreme Almighty
Father “GOD”- the incorporeal Being of Light what Brahma Kumaris organisation has
been doing and gave good wishes to all. Among others Kanwarjit Singh, Superintendent
Engineer, WR, Dr. Ligu Tacho, member APPSC; W.T. Bosai, Gen. Secy. (Admn), District
Congress Committee, Tirap graced the celebration.
Govt lauded for enhancing DA
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: The Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh
(CoSAAP) expressed gratitude to the Dorjee Khandu government for releasing 5 per
cent pending dearness allowances for Govt employees in spite of state's poor financial
''It will relieve more than 51,000 regular state government employees from their
financial overburden in the wake of recent hike in the prices of essential commodities,''
said N L Togu, CoSAAP president. However, the Confederation expected early release
of 15 months pending arrears by the Govt as assured earlier.
The Arunachal Pradesh Secretariat Employees' Association (APSEA) also appreciated
the chief minister for releasing the revised rates of DA.
The Arunachal Pradesh Government decided to enhance its employees' Dearness Allowance
(DA) from existing 22 per cent to 27 per cent with effect from July one last year,
according to an office memorandum, a copy of which was made available to the press.
The revised rates of DA will be applicable to regular state government employees
only. ''The additional installment of DA, payable under this order, shall be paid
in cash to all Govt employees.''
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: Reacting to the news item appeared in this daily on Feb 12 under
the headlines “Pacha Micro Hydel….”, the superintending Engineer (SE), Department
of Hydro Power, Bomdila Civil circle, clarified that the 3 MW capacity Pacha Hydel
was in fact put in to trial operation on June 2009. Thereafter, the Pacha hydel has
been generating light and giving power to Seppa denizen with limited evacuation system
except minor intermittent outages.
In a statement, the SE further clarified that the hydel is temporarily shut down
from Feb 6 last for minor routine maintenance work and power from the Pacha Hydel
will be available from Feb 15.
The district administration and power department counterpart has been intimated the
schedule of the minor maintenance work in time by concerned sub-divisional officer,
the statement said.
The Pacha MHS may not generate full capacity of 3 MW during dry season due to limited
discharge at the source nallah but there is always one machine of 1.5 MW capacity
available to serve electricity to the people of Seppa, the statement said, adding,
however, the view , “…it can not supply electricity for a single bulb” is indigestible.
NAHARLAGUN, Feb 12: The Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) today urged
the City deputy commissioner to consult with the ACCI before issuing permits to companies
or individuals to hold expos and exhibitions.
While these events are organized to inform consumers regarding brand, quality and
legal prices, such expo/exhibition is of no use to the common mass, leaving aside
the fact that VAT misuse by stall owners and the organizing companies of the events
would result in direct revenue loss for the state, it said in a representation.
The ACCI has always raised the big issues confronting the state – such as implementation
of VAT, continuation of the PDS, removal of head load, reorganizing the PDS etc –
with the Prime Minister, and yet the successive state governments have not felt it
necessary to consult with the ACCI while taking decisions related to trade and commerce,
Maji nominated for peace prize
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: Debabrata Maji of Mechanical Engineering Department of North Eastern
Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli has been nominated
for International Peace Prize by the United Cultural Convention. The Peace prize
is meant to celebrate individuals who are contributing to the worldwide goal of harmony
between peoples and nations. Congratulating to Maji for his nomination 2010 International
Peace Prize J. M. Evans, General-in-Residence of United Cultural Convention, Raleigh,
USA said that Maji’s success and dedication in the sphere of influence has been bestowal
for this Award with mission of the convention including traits of dignity, perseverance,
honour, knowledge, dignity, and culture.
Binny Yanga honoured
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: Binny Yanga, proprietor, Oju Craft Center has received the COSIA
Entrepreneurship Award for North East region in North East India MSME meet 2010 held
on Feb 11 at Guwahati. The Award was presented by Chamber of Small Industry Associations,
Thane, Maharashtra. She was the only lady selected for this award from North East.
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: Nyokum Yullo would be celebrated at Old Mengio with pomp and gaiety
on February 24. UD and PWD Minister Nabam Tuki has consented to be the chief guest
of the celebration while Mengio ZPM Nabam Bate would be the guest of honour.
The Nyokum Yullo Celebration Committee Kimin 2010 decided to celebrate the ensuing
Nyokum at Kimin in a befitting manner. O.T. Lepcha, Rajya Sabha PM of Sikkim has
consented to attend the occasion as chief Guest along with a Minister of Sikkim.
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: A four-member delegation led by All Arunachal Pradesh Govt. Drivers’
Association president Debia Tak left here for New Delhi to attend the 3rd National
Conference of Drivers’ Federation beginning at Agra from tomorrow.
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: The executive body of AEKDPTF has been reconstituted/reshuffled
with Jaro Doka, Rillange Chage and Solung Blayu as president, vice president and
secretary general respectively, according to All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport