---- Editorial ----
Take more initiatives
A unique initiative has been launched by Longding Deputy Commissioner Himanshu Gupta.
The young IAS officer has tasked all the heads of the department to adopt a government
school, located within their work jurisdiction. This has been done to improve the
condition of schools. Though it is just in initial stage, this is an awe-inspiring
initiative. Literacy rate is quite low in troubled districts of Tirap, Changlang
and Longding. The infrastructure of Government run schools are mostly in pathetic
condition. The adoption of school by the HODs will immensely help to improve their
This unique project should be adopted by all the deputy commissioners. Government
of Arunachal should take initiative in this regard. A case study should be done to
study the impact of the scheme launched by Deputy Commissioner Himanshu Gupta. Also
there are several private companies operating in Arunachal. They too should be asked
to adopt government school as part of their corporate social responsibility. Majority
of children belonging to poor economic background depends on government school for
education. However, pathetic condition of school along with lack of facilities and
teacher absenteeism has become huge obstacle for these children. To draw more children
towards school state government, in particularly education department, should take
more innovative initiatives like the one started by DC Longding.
---- Readers Forum ----
Through your esteem daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of the concern
authorities that illegal Aadhar enrolment is continuing at Ziro Lower Subansiri
District, located near Pine Ridge Complex Hapoli (Ziro).
They are charging @Rs.300/- per enrollment which is illegal as Aadhaar enrollment
is free of cost as per government of India directive which is often published in
your daily also. So it is my urgent request to the authorities to check the practice.
Regressive policy of reservations
The fact remains that nothing has been more regressive for India than its policy
of reservations. This policy is nothing but a means of reverse discrimination. Often
an individual belonging to "backward" class supersedes his "privileged" counterpart
in the sphere of education or service, despite having an inferior track record. In
the process, not only does the criterion of eligibility gets relegated in the background,
the pernicious practice also gives rise to a class of "neo-Brahmins". Social justice
and equality cannot be achieved through such policies. Rather it only gives rise
to resentment and ill-feeling. The present generation of so-called upper castes should
not be made to pay for the misdeeds of their ancestors.
Reserving seats for the "deprived" is as ridiculous as reserving berths in the Indian
cricket team for players of Ranji teams like Himachal Pradesh or Tripura because
they fail to make it to the national side. Not only would the performance of the
team suffer, it would also mean gross injustice to the eligible players(who would
have to make room for the reserved ones). Similarly national interests indeed get
assaulted if ineligible personnel are allowed to don responsible posts.
Thus, irrespective of caste affiliation, people deprived of proper education due
to financial constraints should be given free access to schools and colleges and
books. Also stringent punishment needs to be awarded to those who insult or discriminate
against citizens on the basis of caste.
But this is where the positive action should end. Admission to higher education and
employment should be based solely on merit-percentages scored in relevant examinations,
ranking in merit list or performance in interviews.
Funds being used without following laid down norms
Through the column of your esteemed daily, we the denizen of Nyapin circle would
like to draw kind attention towards the misappropriation of govt. allocated fund
by the Add. Deputy Commissioner, Nyapin under Kurung Kumey district.
The government allocates huge amount of funds to every districts every year, especially
through administration. But often we come across situations of misappropriation of
these funds by the administrative officers. One such examples of misappropriation
of fund are being witnessed in Nyapin. According to documents obtained through RTI
act 2005, it implicit that Additional deputy commissioner (ADC),Nyapin was allocated
several crores of fund through non plan (O.E-ll&O.C- 50), untied, MLA LADS, disaster
management, etc. But most of these funds were misappropriated, in many cases it was
illegally withdrawn by making false bills by violating the official norms. The misappropriation
of public money attracts several offences of penal consequences like offence under
prevention of corruption act. Hence there is a clear violation of prescribed financial
and contract rules. The contracts awarded by the ADC Nyapin for the contract work
were given mostly to either government servants or public leaders, thereby neglecting
and ignoring the general public. As such the engagement of government employees in
other contractual works directly violates the service rule which is against the ethics
of service jurisprudence and terms of appointment of Govt Job which may attract ground
for termination from the services. At the same time, there has not been a single
instance of public tender or Eol for any contractual works, nor has any works been
awarded to general public of Nyapin. Therefore, there is a clear violation of government
As per CPWD manual and in accordance with the direction of Supreme Court if amount
of tender work is more than Rupees fifty thousand it is mandatory and bounded duty
of tendering authority to publish such tender work in newspaper by inviting notice.
However, the Additional Deputy Commissioner Nyapin has neither issued any NIT or
NIQ and nor invited Eol for any works carried out and executed under his jurisdiction
for last many years which is a clear violation of CPWD manual and direction of honorable
Supreme Court which implies that the fund has been misappropriated.
Therefore, all the educated youths, philanthropist, peers & pressure groups and the
general public etc are hereby requested to monitor & survey the developmental issue
as a denizen of the Nyapin.
Tadar Takiang (AAPSU Spokesperson),
Zebra crossing for pedestrians
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to share few things about the Zebra crossing.
First of all, I would like to thank the authorities for the Zebra Crossings in the
But, there is a dilemma.
Drivers never slow their vehicle near Zebra crossing so people are not able to walk
across the road by using the Zebra crossing. I think our people are not aware about
Zebra crossing. It appears that they thing that these crossings are mere decoration.
What is Zebra crossing? A zebra crossing is a type of pedestrian crossing used in
many places around the world. Its distinguishing feature is alternating dark and
light stripes on the road surface, resembling the coat of a zebra. A Zebra crossing
typically gives priority to rights to way to pedestrians.
Road accident is increasing in our city because of careless driving. Forget about
signals; people don’t even know about zebra crossing. At least you have to know that
if something happens to a pedestrian at the zebra crossing, then the driver will
be held accountable.
I would like to request all the drivers of the state and particularly in capital
to kindly respect the pedestrians and make way for them at the Zebra crossings so
that common people can walk easily across the road. And I would like to request common
people to use Zebra crossing when crossing the road so that we can easily cross the
road. May God lead us.
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