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Testing days ahead for AIADMK
In an interesting move, AIADMK MLAs on Sunday elected VK Sasikala as the next Chief
Minister of Tamil Nadu. The longtime companion of J Jayalalithaa who became the party
chief after her death - has been elected the chief of AIADMK's legislature party,
clearing the decks for her takeover as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. O Panneerselvam,
the current incumbent has resigned. Her elevation ends a period of intense speculation
and fulfils the vociferous demands of a section of the party who contended that it
was unwise for the party and government to have different power centres in the state.
However the decision to elevate Sasikala is expected to receive hostile reception
from section of AIADMK. A section of party cadres does not see her in good light.
They are angry with her for the way she handled the medical issue of late Jayalalithaa.
Also AIADMK workers do not approve the involvement of family member of Sasikala in
the running of party and government. Jayalalithaa during her time had thrown family
member of Sasikala out of party. The disgruntled AIADMK leaders have already started
projecting Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Madhavan as her successor. Therefore in coming
months it is expected that there will be intense battle for supremacy in the party.
It will pose a big challenge to the leadership quality of Sasikala. If she emerges
victories there will be no doubt that Sasikala will run AIADMK as long as she wants
just like her friend and mentor Jayalalithaa did.
---- Readers Forum ----
All we need is motivation and appreciation for hard work
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my feelings and experience regarding
the working environment of Government offices of our beautiful state. As we all know
that the most important factor for an effective work force of any organization is
to motivate the workers of the organization, but as per my knowledge and experience
the motivating factor or activities is almost nil in our offices.
Motivating here doesn’t mean giving financial assistance to the workers or staffs,
but a word of appreciation from the higher rank officer is enough to motivate some
efficient workers/ employees.
Although a junior employee works hard, the credit is taken away by the higher positioned
officer so the effort given by the lower rank is unseen by the public and the authority.
In some organizations/offices of our state, it is also seen that the skill and knowledge
of the employees are not even used in a constructive way; they are not given any
opportunity for which they are capable of. If these employees are used in a constructive
way, it will be fruitful for the organization, and the particular employee will be
have the utmost job satisfaction and will be motivated automatically to perform better.
Self motivation doesn’t last for long period. There comes a time when frustration
takes over a person and it may be the point when errors occur.
So, I feel that the employees should be motivated by their higher authority & colleagues,
and it is also one of the responsibilities of every higher rank official to motivate
the subordinates and recognize the ability of the employees.
PPA has lost its glory
The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA), which was formed by great visionary leaders
of the State, has today lost all its glory, ethics and morality. The party today
has been ruined to the extent of being a mere tool in the hands of some undulated
heads to ventilate their political frustrations and ill designs. It is now being
illegitimately misused by few who are at the helms of affair in the party.
By virtue of being a regional party, PPA even had the opportunity to form Government
in the State quite recently but due to lack of wisdom among its senior office bearers
the party could never contain such opportunities for more than few months. The act
of suspending some of the most prominent members of Party in the recent past by Kahfa
Bengia, President and Kaling Jerang Secretary General led to its desertion by 33
out of 43 MLAs and thus pushing it once again, to a stark minority in the House.
This despotic decision taken by the duo has damaged image of the party far beyond
possible repair. The plight of the other members in Party hierarchy is such that
they come to know about the decision of the party only through media, while the party
constitution lays down that all such important decision should be taken after due
deliberations amongst all its members at appropriate level.
It is a fact that PPA is a member of the North East Democratic Alliance. (NEDA).
Considering the alliance, PPA should be supporting BJP and other alliance partner.
However, PPA has miserably failed to upkeep the alliance only because all the decisions
in the party is taken by the duo without consulting or taking into confidence any
other office bearer of the party at any level.
The state of affairs in the party these days is such that its self-assumed party
high command comprising of Kahfa Bengia and Kaling Jerang goes to media with unfounded
and unethical allegations against the Government and other Political Parties time
and again just to score personal differences. This is creating huge confusion among
the people which is unwarranted in the larger interest of the State
Once again, these vested interests in the party has gone to the media launching personal
attack on Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his father former CM late Dorjee Khandu.
This is a sheer act of ventilating personal vendetta by illegitimately dragging the
Party name. I condemn it in strongest words.
As an insider, I know that these leaders in the party, while in power had all the
praises for the leadership of Pema Khandu and hailed Late Dorjee Khandu as the best
CM of Arunachal Pradesh. They would deliver long speeches on the unparalleled visions
of Dorjee Khandu that brought in distinct change in the State and list out an un-ending
number of achievement made by Dorjee Khandu.
President of PPA Kahfa Bengia even went to the extent of taking pride in having personal
association with Late Khandu. Today, they come out claiming to have a set of dossier
on large scale embezzlement by Dorjee Khandu and even seek attention of the Governor.
They are the same people who earlier exonerated Dorjee Khandu and Pema Khandu from
PDS referring to the judgements of High Court. I am compelled to bring out these
facts of the Party in the public domain through media as voices from lower strata
of the party, of late, have been unabatedly silenced by President and Secretary General.
PPA is now run by this duo at their whims and fancies. Sensing the fate of the party
at the hands of the despotic and unmindful duo, I am left with no option but to quit
the People’s Party of Arunachal.
PPA Youth Council
Lack of opportunities
Through the columns of your daily newspaper, I would like to highlight about the
plight of graduate unemployed engineers who are running from pillar to post searching
for job opportunities.
The little windows of opportunities that are available are gobbled up by the sons
and daughters of people who are in power. In particular, I would like to single out
that there are people who already in job but are appointed on deputation basis to
other departments and thus depriving unemployed youths.
The Department of Education have appointed a lot of engineers in the Engineering
Wing and appointed one diploma holder as Executive Engineer by flouting all norms.
I would like to question the authority in question why are you playing with the lives
and sentiments of young boys and girls who are equally deserving of the post if it
is advertised and put up for proper recruitment procedure.
I want the Unemployed Engineers Association of Arunachal Pradesh and also all the
graduate engineers to fight against this menace and clean up the system.
On the hindsight, I would like to add that the Engineering Wing of the Department
of Education was supposed to be winded up. I really don't understand what has happened
to the good initiatives launched by the Department.
There are many works department in the district and state level who have enough manpower
with technical ability to take up the projects related to engineering. They should
be assigned and made as implementing agencies by the Government instead of having
so many Engineering Wings for Sport Department, Education Department etc.
Abang Techi, Itanagar
Dining area in hospitals
The purpose of health care institution is to provide better service with better health
care facilities to the patients. Therefore, a hospital building is constructed in
a planned manner. Different buildings for different purposes such as Operation Theater,
Blood bank, ICU, Laboratory and patients wards etc are constructed in order to deliver
the health service efficiently and effectively.
However, despite all such well planned and organized system, the health institute
or hospital lacks one of the most important basic facility that is a separate ward
or dining hall so that a patient take his or her meal in a clean environment rather
than taking food in the patients’ ward which is completely unsuitable and uncongenial.
Many patients with various ailments like communicable and non communicable disease
are being admitted in same ward and the germs which cause diseases are likely to
spread via spits, vomits and used up medicines placed in the dustbin kept near every
patient in the ward.
Therefore, the Govt may keep provision of dining hall in every hospital and health
care centre for the patients and consider the same in the ensuing budget session
of the Assembly.
Jeta Riba, Itanagar
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