Govt. officials being made scapegoat
The decision of Governor Secretariat to issue show cause notice to its own deputy
secretary coinciding with demand for transfer of Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi is a
worrying sign. As the battle for power intensifies between Governor, Tuki & Pul camp
and that of BJP, increasingly government officials are getting caught in the cross
fire. The first casualty seems to be Deputy Secretary of the Raj Bhavan who has been
served show cause notice by his own secretary. He has been alleged of sending note
to secretary law without knowledge of Rajbhawan. For the layman it is hard to belief
that a junior officer like deputy secretary would dare to write letter on behalf
of Governor without knowledge of his higher authorities. Also the deputy secretary
in question is known to be very sincere and dedicated officer. Therefore one get
worries thinking whether he is getting victimized in this whole situation.
An appeal made by a sub-committee of a political party seeking transfer of Chief
Secretary Ramesh Negi is another news item which caught the eye of public. Negi is
an extremely popular CS. Not only government official even public adore him. Coming
from a hilly state of Himachal Pradesh, he has been found to be very sympathetic
towards problem confronting the state. He is an asset to Arunachal and has done
decent job of running state even as political crisis escalated. The transfer and
posting of government officials should not be done based on political agenda. At
a time when state is going through a difficult period, the vindictive action will
only add fuel to the fire. Let political battle be fought among politicians. They
should avoid making government officials a soft target.
Traveling with ILP
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to bring in light the
mockery that the police personnel placed in the Likabali police checkpoint are making
of the inner line permit system of our state. As I was on my way to Itanagar, I had
a non-APST passenger travelling beside me who didn’t have an ILP and as we reached
the police check post in Likabali, I thought that the police personnel present there
would inquire how he got inside the state without any legal documents and would not
let him pass through the check point but they let him pass through without any inquiry.
I was quite disheartened and ashamed to see how the police personnel were making
mockery of the rights that the government of India has implemented to safeguard the
I request the higher officials and authorities to take some steps regarding this
because it’s a very serious issue which is needed to be corrected soon.
College of Agriculture
Ban advertisements of fairness cream
Recent Bengaluru mob attack on a Tanzanian lady again underlines the immediate need
to ban those advertisements of fairness cream that equate dark complexion with ostracism
and fair complexion with confidence. Repeated audiovisual appeals by the celebrities
through such advertisements consolidate the myth that associates success and popularity
with fair complexion. They make us forget how popular and powerful the dark man in
the White House is!
In fact, any advertisement that corrodes humanity and fraternity needs to be nipped
in the bud. The advertisers should learn a thing or two from their western counterparts
who select models of different hues like Naomi Campbell and Serena Williams to promote
Hampered development process
Through your esteemed daily, Panchayat leaders of Giba circle wish to draw the attention
of the concerned authorities of our state regarding long-pending demand of the people.
Development in present days without good rural connectivity shall never bloom. Rural
connectivity in a hill-locked state like Arunachal Pradesh is achieved by road connectivity.
The scenario of road condition in Giba circle is a distant-far from good. Such is
the condition that hardly any vehicular mode of transportation is possible. During
rainy season the condition worsens. And it has not only affected the development
process, it has also deprived the people of Giba circle of social connectivity and
various health benefits especially during emergencies. People face numerous other
Number of appeals has been made and various proposals regarding the road and other
infrastructure development in the circle have been submitted but to no avail.
Recently, a team of delegates led by the Zilla Parishad and Anchal Parishad chairperson
along with all the Anchal Samiti members of Giba circle met Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister
of State for Home Affairs, highlighting him about the various grievances faced by
the people of Giba circle. He was made aware of the various PMGSY schemes and Infrastructure
Development schemes which are yet to be finalised. They are listed below:
(a) Menga to Giba PMGSY Road
(b) Menga-Shiv Mandir to Dignium PMGSY Road
(c) IB Shed at Extra Assistant Commisioner (EAC) Head Quarter Giba.
Rijiju has assured his full cooperation which has come as a huge relief for the people
of Giba circle.
We ask for the concerned authority of our state to please look into the matter as
soon as possible and request for swift action at the earliest time possible.
Zilla Parishad Member
A bad model
The Employees’ Forum of Govt. Model Degree College, Wessang (Seppa) is unhappy at
the utter mismanagement of the college administration; academic and non-academic
affairs. Since 2009, the teaching and the non-teaching staffs of the lone institute
of higher education in the entire East kameng district have been facing tremendous
negligence from the concern authority. The highly qualified faculties are not getting
enough support from the administration. The faculties are not getting any kind of
infrastructural help from the authorities in terms of good teaching aids. Till December
15, the college was run from the temporary site and recently it has been shifted
to its permanent campus at Wessang. After almost half a decade of struggle, the so
called higher educational institute, which is a ‘model college’ now has been placed
into a totally secluded location. The permanent site is 10km away from the main town.
The dedicated teachers of the college are now facing manifold physical constrains
to run the academic session properly. The college bus hardly operates, there are
no sufficient quarters at the new site, the area is literally detached from civilization
and no telephonic network is available till date and apart from all these things
the road condition between main town and the college campus is deplorable. But, this
is not the end.
The faculties are tired of asking for their due transfer, their service books have
not been maintained from the date of joining and significantly their only retirement
benefit, the NPS PRAN account has not been maintained till date. It is noticed that
10% of the Basic salary plus DA has been deducted every month in the name of NPS
but when the forum did some query it was found that the deducted amount has not been
deposited in the accounts for so many years and as consequence, all the drafts have
become invalid. In this way the employees are not getting their retirement benefit.
Another parallel question arises here-if the amount could be deposited somehow, then
who will pay the annual interest for the previous years? It is seen that the annual
interest for NPS for state Govt. employees varies from 10% to 15%. Since the deducted
and compounded amount has not been deposited timely, the concern bank will not repay
the interest amount for the previous years. These all shows the callous nature of
the administration of the college.
East Kameng district is literally considered as a tough or punishment posting place.
The level of tolerance of the employees has reached the mark. The faculties have
been recruited by the APPSC and they should be treated as other respected gazetted
officers in the state. Recently, the semester result of RGU showed the pathetic condition
of the state and East Kameng district is possibly at the top of failed list. If the
mentality of the Government and the concerned authority remain like this, the future
of this state will be a day dream only.
The Employees’ Forum of the Govt. Model Degree College, Wessang (Seppa) is hereby
pointing out the actual situation of the institution and is requesting the authority
to take immediate steps to resolve the problems.
Employees’ Forum: Govt. Model Degree College, Wessang, Seppa
For BJP, power is not a big issue
The matters of Transfer and Posting are normal practices in a government. We have
no outlook in the matters of normal and routine transfer and posting, making payments
of Contractor’s bills to genuine cases and awarding work orders etc. Rather we are
working on and are committed to good politics and going ahead with positive agenda
of “SABKA SAATH SABKA VIKAS”. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started the process.
It is not a process that can be completed within only five years;
The sub-Committees constituted in the party objectively functions within the frame
work of the party and all such sub-committees are automatically expires with the
announcement of party organization elections, and the State Office Bearers remains
functional till new team assumes office also.
All kinds of press matters – Publicity and propagandas in the banner of the party
especially party policy and major decisions are carried out through authorized party
functionaries and the party has time and again made it clear and press statements
issued in this respect earlier. And therefore the Party shall not be responsible
for any unauthorized news item (s) till the fresh arrangements are effected.
Party leaders and workers shall put country before self and work relentlessly and
to bring positive changes in the state (Arunachal Pradesh) to be one of developed
states in the committee of developed states of the nation. For the BJP, power is
not the big issue.
The BJP is best poised to ensure accelerated development of the state and wellbeing
of its people, and it is the only and lone principal opposition party in Arunachal
Pradesh with true and strong internal democracy. The BJP is the only party where
strong internal democracy has prevailed throughout. Because of its internal democracy,
there has been no factionalism within the BJP since its inception, while all major
political parties in the country have broken into factions.
The supreme sacrifices of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee, Pundit Deendayal Upadhyaya,
Sundar Singh Bhandari and Kushabhau Thakre, shall be guiding spirit on party leaders
and workers to consider “what you have given to the party, not whether the party
made you MLA or Minister. The party is committed to its core ideology, principle
and philosophy in strengthening the party with our established working system without
any breach of party discipline.
Party Spokesman cum State Vice President
Bharatiya Janata Party
Increase age limit
Finally APPSC has declared result of mains exam but it took 3 years to do so. In
this process, many have crossed their upper limit. Had said exam been conducted within
one year, those candidates could have got at least two chance to appear in APPSCCCE.
Present upper age limit for appearing in state Govt service exam is not fair for
the candidates because many departments takes more than one year to conduct job interview.
This unnecessary delay makes many of candidates over aged.
In the State like Assam and Andhra Pradesh, upper age limit is 38 and 40 years respectively.
Why upper age limit in our state cannot be increased? What is the problem and harm
in increasing upper age limit?
Earlier, many have made request to the state Govt. but the Govt. have increased only
for two years which is not enough seeing the example of APPSC exams.
The administration should look into this issue at the earliest.