High expectation from Governor Rajkhowa
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa on Thursday took a major policy decision
by directing for cancellation of all officiating or functional appointments and the
promotions made on ‘out of turn’ basis with immediate effect. The Governor has instructed
concerned Secretaries and Heads of Departments to issue necessary orders accordingly.
The landmark decision if properly implemented will change the fate of Arunachal.
Many government officials who do not have political backing often get deprived when
it is matter of promotion. Hard working and honest officials with no political godfather
are biggest victim of this rampant corruption. Therefore this order passed by Governor
gives ray of hope that henceforth talent and hard work will be rewarded. However
he should ensure that order does remain only in paper and is properly implemented
by commissioners and secretaries. Further Governor should make sure that even those
officials who have retired and are taking pension are brought under the purview of
this order. The people of Arunachal have wholeheartedly welcomed the decision of
Governor. With this the expectation has risen and people expect more such radical
decision for the benefit of citizen. It will be great if Governor start action against
those union, association and organization, who indulges in extortion activities,
and also create law and order problem. Especially in capital complex there are hundreds
of such groups. People are really fed of these groups and want strict action against
Get board members from elsewhere
I would like to draw my apprehension regarding the APPSCCE
2013-16 Viva Voce due on 8th March 2016. The candidates, who have cleared the mains,
had spent nearly three years in waiting and have been passing through several hurdles
and the final results are yet to come out. We have struggled to reach this far. In
this context, we expect the commission would maintain fair and transparency in the
Physical Test and Viva Voce stage of the recruitment process.
But, it is apprehended that if there are any local members in the interview Board,
there would be biasness and partiality. Since the local member would belong to some
or other tribe or district, they would tend to award more marks to the candidate
who belong to their tribe or district. In competitive exams, single mark matters
a lot and decides the fate of a candidate.
Therefore, I appeal to the authority to nominate members in the Interview Board who
are Retired IAS, IPS, prominent Jurist or members from other State Public Service
Commission so that the question of partiality is ruled out otherwise it is likely
that some or other kind of biasness would happen.
An Anxious Candidate,
This is in response to letter written to readers forum under the heading “Wrong ratio”
of the candidates published in Arunachal Times on Feb 12.
After going through that article we tried to search three years old advertisement
given by APPSC and what we found is that total number of post of APCS (EG) Group-A
is 39 and APPS (EG) Group is 12, which means total post is 51 and for which total
candidates of 153 should have been called for Viva-voice according to the rules of
APPSC clearly mentions in its job vacancy notification that post is subject to variation,
as we have seen in earlier notification of combined competitive exam. But in this
notification of 2013 APPSCCE no where it is mentioned that post may be increased
or decreased which clearly means that total post is 51.
APPSCCE 2013 has been full of controversy leading to long delay. Selection of only
132 candidates for viva-voice is breaking its own norms of ration of 1:3 is creating
Therefore, we appeal to Commission to make their stand clear and give reasons for
not maintaining ratio of 1:3 for viva-voice. There will be no harm on prestige and
dignity of APPSC if commission enlightens the candidates and the general public on
Smart people with smart phones
The increase in technology in this so called ‘modern’ world and the invention of
camera in mobile phones nowadays are being used too excessively. People click photographs
especially the ‘Smartphone’ users (who also take selfies and groufies) anywhere they
are whether it be a car, bus, train or any hill stations, deserts and seas.
These ‘smart’ people using smart phones never come back from any visiting place without
clicking at least 10 – 20 photos. Sometimes the photos go above 100. Nowadays, people
are buying phones by seeing the picture quality, not focussing the quality of voice
in outgoing or incoming calls.
And their main aim is to post the photographs in social media sites. My mother also
has got the smart phone disease! Changing display pictures, posting photos, selfies,
groufies and videos is common phenomenon in the social media sites. After we come
back from visiting from a place outside our state or country, my mother posts at
least 20 – 30 pictures. Not only she wastes mobile battery, money and time, scribbling
with the mobile for such a long time gives so much strain on her eyes! God’s sake
that she has no spectacles after using her Smartphone for 3 and half years.
Thus, I am requesting the mobile phone users to reduce the clicking of photos and
using your smart phones unnecessarily. By writing this letter on the computer, some
strain has also fallen on my eyes, but the sacrifice of this strain can reduce the
strain at least of two to three people.
Vacant engineering departments
Through the column of your esteemed daily would like to request all engineering department
to give all vacant assistant engineer posts to APPSC. It is learned from good source
that there are many vacant posts of A.E in PHED, RWD, UD, WRD and Municipal Corporation.
Every year more than 400 engineer graduates but there are barely any recruitment.
How will 90% of unemployed engineer survive? Some departments keep the AE posts
to accommodate in-service JE where as govt has approved for 50% fresh recruitment
and rest on promotion basis. There are more than 100 AE posts vacant in these departments.
Shortfall of eligible number of candidates
Apropos of numerous queries regarding the result of APPSCCE (Main) - 2015, it is
for information to all concerned that a candidate must secure 33% marks in each paper
of a subject and 45% marks in aggregate as per the APPSC Conduct of Examination Guidelines.
In this APPSCCE [Main] - 2015, only 132 (One hundred Thirty two) candidates out of
total 477 (Four hundred Seventy- seven) have qualified as per the said criteria with
consequent shortfall of eligible/required number of candidates as per ratio for Viva-voce.
As such there is no violation of 1:3 ratio in the said examination.
Joint Secretary-cum-Controller of Exam
AP PSC, Itanagar
Clarification from Dept of sports
Perhaps the most important benefit of a print media is tangibility. The reason why
people prefer print media is that a newspaper in their hand means that the content
is real. They can estimate and bring the real facts to thousands of people across
Every work consists of two aspects, success and failure. And as such the credibility
of a news reporter is seen when he/she is able to cover both. Articulating only the
negative aspects would only diminish the enthusiasm of the department as well as
the interested public in a passive way. Encouragement through the positive points
would enhance the further developments and bring about a positive attitude leading
ultimately to betterment. The irony in the news report lies in the fact that it is
not entirely possible that there has been no developments and improvements during
the last two years. The news report gives no account of this. The department has
tried on their part to bring out the best of this opportunity. Thus we expect that
a practical report be made based on the coverage of both the elements.
As per the report on the denying of the basic elements, there is seen to be some
error in the judging of their understanding of the provision of the basic necessities.
In any organisation of such mass tournaments and events, it is always the basic element
which is taken care of. After all we are humans who are in requirement of such basic
necessities. Talking of the handful of spectators, the department on its part has
given full justice to the announcing of the arrival of this event in advance through
the media which included both print and advertisement. And as such if there were
only a handful of spectators, we leave that to decide on the individual’s interest.
Another fact is that the complaint on the report about the accommodation is a part
played by nature to which the department is not to be blamed, as the rainfall was
not decided by the department. If you see the instructions provided in the manual,
you’ll find that every individual player is instructed to bring a light bedding of
their own. Since the last two years the tent has been provided for the accommodation
and this year too the same has been provided. The department has tried to assure
that the best of the availability be provided for the players.
Health and hygiene is an important factor to a sportsman. Taking care of this notion,
packaged drinking water has been provided for them.
Gender differences and their special needs are known to the department. Therefore,
it is impossible that the department would be so insensitive to put the bathroom
usage of both in the same place. The number of participants increase each year which
is a sign of development which ensures our credibility and our effort too, which
also brings to the fact that each of us should understand the necessity of’ adjustment’.
The ‘waiting in queue’ requires the understanding of this important value.
Speaking of the ill management towards the department on some part maybe true, but
being a reporter to the public, the utmost care should be taken which is the rule
and the important aspect to a news reporter. And in furthering this argument, the
department will try on its part for more improvement towards the said comment.
Directorate of Sports,
(This daily stands by the report “A day spent with players of CM’s Trophy” filed
by Nellie N Manpoong published on Feb 12 issue. Editor)