This is in response to the letter issued by one Tana Taha Tara of Hoj where he had
alleged that Land Revenue and Settlement Officer (LRSO) Yupia, had arbitrarily paid
compensation for his building structures thereby putting a question mark on think
thank of the society to ponder upon and also plead over his deprived right and raise
voice against injustice meted to him by LRSO.
Let me clarify to the esteemed readers against the baseless claim of this person.
I joined the office of Deputy Commissioner, Papum Pare as LRSO, on 20th March 2009.
After a period of about 15 months I was formally handed over the charge of land branch
by then DC, Nandini Paliwal, on 10th June 2010. Till then I was quite dark about
the Trans- Highway Project because one senior officer in the capacity of EAC (LM)
was looking after all the land matters under Papum Pare. Accordingly, compensation
assessment involving the line department of Horticulture, Agriculture, Power etc.
was prepared under the overall supervision of then Land in-charge, EAC (LM). The
assessment for standing structure along the entire stretch of Proposed Right of Way
(PRoW) was assessed by PWD, Doimukh Division, which was meant only for sanctioning
of the DPR at the ministry concerned.
The MoRTH sanctioned the DPR for Pappu-Yupia-Hoj-Potin stretch on 29th Meeting of
HPC at New Delhi on 21st Oct’2010. The PWD, submitted the final strip- alignment
plan with sanctioned copy of DPR for acquisition of land for proposed dist. connectivity-cum-Trans
Arunachal Highway on 11th Oct’ 2010 in the office of Deputy Commissioner, Papum Pare.
The Deputy Commissioner, Papum Pare, then handed over the project of Trans- Arunachal
Highway to me on 14th Oct’ 2010 for early resolving of compensation package to
the affected land owners along the propose Right of Way as per the drawing /strip
plan submitted by PWD, through proper hearing and inviting claim and objections and
subsequently disposal. The compensation was to be paid only for the land and assets
falling along the strip plan (RoW) and not beyond that. The rate for the various
categories of land and assets were notified by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
The PWD (Highway) requested for immediate handing over of the land for execution
of work by the construction agency as entire machinery of the construction agency
was lying idle for more than a month. Upon order from DC, the first Ground assessment
to verify the assets falling along the RoW began on 20th Oct’2010 for entire stretch
of Papu-Yupia Hoj and Potin, which lasted up to 8th Dec 2010 Jointly by representatives
of PWD (Highway) Division Doimukh, and Land Management Team, Yupia, under supervision
of LRSO. Before that Public notice was published by DC, Papum Pare repeatedly through
media that affected land owners must present on the assessment day and sign the assessment
Accordingly, the affected land owners along the entire stretch were made to sign
the assessment sheet and photographed on the spot with their assets after showing
them what was actually included along the RoW of proposed alignment of Highway in
presence of respective ASM & GB’s. Those land owners like Tana Taha, who forcefully
entered their assets beyond RoW on the assessment sheet was later on edited/deleted
during the final preparation of compensation amount.
In case of Tana Taha Tara, when the assessment team reached his plot on 3rd Dec 2010,
only 270 Sqmtr of his land was affected. There was 2 number of double storey building
of which one was completed, measuring 8 X 12 mtr and other was U/C, measuring 10.8
X 8.3mtr about 40% approx.( still can be seen at Hoj) of which only 2.5 mtr falls
under RoW and the proposed drainage and carpeting area was still 5mtr approx away
from his U/C building for which he was getting payments. We told him that we will
compensate only for the U/C building which is falling under the RoW.
On 4th Jan’2011, Tana Taha Tara, submitted a petition to DC, Papum Pare that his
other building had been excluded by LRSO and demanded it to be included and compensate.
Subsequently on 5th Jan again he submitted an application with photographs of his
building seeking inclusion of his building which was outside the alignment. The Deputy
Commissioner, Papum Pare then told him that his claim will be verified on the ground
during final site verification and accordingly on 6th Jan’ 2011, accompanied by EE,
AE & JE, Highway (PWD), Doimukh and SRK, Const.Pvt. Ltd, the DC, Papum Pare made
a final site visit starting from Papu Nallah to Potin (KM 0.00 to 53).During the
site inspection, the team inspected his building on the spot and straight way rejected
his claim for inclusion of his other building which was not affected under the alignment.
He insists if his other building is not to be compensate then he is not going to
part away with his U/C building. At this the PWD team suggest that if he insist then
administration can avoid his U/C building because it is affected only under road
reserve(RoW) and not under actual Corridor of Impact (CoI) and the drainage and
carpeting area is still 5mtr approx away from his U/C building. To this he was assured
by authority present that his U/C building will not be affected at any cost during
execution of Highways and administration is not going to compensate for his building
if he has any objection to it. Next day on 7th Jan, Tana Taha Tara, came to my office
chamber at 11:00 am in Yupia, and weep in front of me to consider his U/C building
and plead me to pay according to the assessed amount prepared. I told him since authority
has taken decision in conformity with his unwillingness to part away his 40% U/C
building and so compensation doesn’t arise for his U/C building now. At this he said
he will write a re-consideration petition and will submit undertaking to DC, Papum
Pare that he is satisfied with the 40% compensation amount for his U/C building and
will not claim for his other building which was not affected under RoW. He also requested
me to plead DC, on his behalf for consideration.
Based on his application and undertaking, which he said was done in my presence,
(actually I was not present), the authority had considered for release of payment
as per joint ground assessment report which amount to Rs 16,17,300/- out of which
23,200/- was the value of his land and rest value of assets including Bolder wall.
He took his compensation amount on 18th Jan’2011 at 2.00 Pm accompanied by his wife
in presence of Judicial Magistrate, First class Yupia, willingly and signed the Land
But after taking the compensation amount today he is playing the drama and leveling
allegation of such stature against me. He didn’t know that it is the district administration
that handles the compensation matter and acquires the land as per requirement of
the requiring department and after making compensation payment if any, then hand
over the same to requiring agency for its purpose. He had alleged me of threatening
to change the alignment of Highway at will. I would like to clarify that LRSO’s or
any of District administration officer’s have nothing to do with change of alignment
because our part is just to acquire as per master plan submitted by requiring agency
and then formal handing over after observing due acquisition process.
Fourthly, his claim for payment of Rs 75 lacs as per DPR does not hold ground as
his building is outside RoW. Here I want to inform Taha that the compensation amount
of Rs 16,17,300/ which he had received vide cheque no 792026 on 18th Jan’2011 from
the Office Deputy Commissioner, Papum Pare Dist. Yupia, have been stopped for making
necessary clearance for payment. The concern bank had been issued necessary directives
by DC, Papum Pare in this regard and re- survey with PWD (Highway) will be soon carried
out on his plot.
Last but not the least, I give TanaTaha, to publicly apologize and give clarification
within a period of 4 days from now failing which a defamation suit will be filed
by undersign in the court of law for publicly defaming my name without any valid
reason and for trying to malign my hard earned reputation and causing mental agony
and disturbance not only to me but to all of family members, relatives, near and
Also I would like to request the nodal agency for Highway, PWD, Division Doimukh,
to clarify regarding the DPR in the greater interest of public because there are
more people like Taha, who think it to be final and are only after sanctioned DPR
in anticipation of more money and have become a headache for land acquisition officer
in particular and district administration in general.
Land Revenue & Settlement Officer (LRSO)
Papum Pare Dist. Yupia
Time to introspect
Apropos the editorial "Abysmal performance"( 22 January), the mindset which beat
its own trumpet by harping on India's new status as "economic powerhouse" turn a
blind eye to the majority of the population untouched by economic growth which has
not trickled down to the bottom. Had the administrators of the country, who go all-out
to promote Mahatma Gandhi, really followed his advice of looking after the downtrodden;
then they would have first invested their energies and resources towards the welfare
of the toiling millions instead of boasting about economical statistics which reflect
nothing but more prosperity of the privileged. Thus it is high time the State and
the well-to-do people introspect a little and try to follow Gandhian principles before
engaging in the rhetoric of "economical growth".
SLF needs support
The efforts of the RTI activist Pai Gyadi who is also chairman of Sango Lomte Foundation
to root out corruption needs a real reinforcement. We really do not want that department
concerned and the persons involved in wrongdoing take the path of compromise formula.
The wrongdoers should get punished.
We really appreciate and support the unprejudiced endeavour of Pai to root out corruption
and like to appeal all organizations including Apex student body and intellectuals
to understand the gravity of the matter and extend cooperation to Sango Lomte Foundation
and Pai Gyadi in his social effort.
Kra Dadii Club (NGO)
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
Coordination committee chalks out plan to fine tune counter-insurgency operation
ITANAGAR, Jan 23: In an endeavour to boost the security scenario and to synergies
the efforts of security forces and district administration a district level coordination
committee (DLCC) meeting was held at Headquarters of 19 Assam Rifles at Khonsa today.
After threadbare discussion on the UG dynamics and their operational activities,
infiltration of cadres and recent selective killing by both the faction of NSCN,
the meeting chalked out a detailed plan to further fine tune the counter insurgency
operation in Tirap district.
The plan include aggressive domination in Khonsa town, conduct of joint operation,
sharing of information between security forces and intelligence agencies.
The meeting presided over by Col Sanjay Tyagi, was attended by DC,SP and other
police and CRPF officers..
The coordination meeting further resolved to enforce law and order effectively and
deal with the law and order situation firmly.
INTUC Pradesh branch derecognize appointment of another INTUC state president
ITANAGAR, Jan 23: Indian National Trade Union (INTUC) State Unit and INTUC affiliated
All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) and All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport
Workers’ Union (AAPMTWU) in a joint press conference held here today strongly derecognized
appointment of one Nilly Lika Tabo as the INTUC State Unit President by Ambati Krishnamurthy
and urged Tabo to voluntarily refuse the appointment letter.
Addressing the press persons, state INTUC Secretary General Jalley Sonam informed
that Indian National Trade Union is led by Dr. G Sanjeeva Reddy as its national president
not by Ambati Krishnamurthy. He further said that, even the formation of rival body
and appointment of Ambati Krishnamurty as national INTUC president by Chandrasekar
Dubey sitting MLA of Jharkand was not recognized by the central committee of INTUC.
In the last 278th Working Committee Meeting of INTUC held at Nagpur on January 8-9
last the formation of unauthorized and anti-social group under the leadership of
Chandrasekar Dubey was also discussed and the central committee INTUC has already
filed a case against Ambati Krishnamurthy, Chandrasekar Dubey and other at Delhi
High Court in last November and accordingly the court has passed orders against the
general Secretary of the rival body to restrain from holding the post and also issued
summons asking other associated with the rival body of INTUC to appear before court
on December last.
However, the rival body is illegally running a parallel organization in the name
of INTUC which is against the constitution of INTUC, and to create confusion among
the masses this rival committee is illegally appointing state president and offering
various posts in the name of INTUC, informed Sonam.
Sonam further highlighting about the credential to become an INTUC leader said that
as per INTUC guidelines he or she should have at least 5 to 10 years of experience
in labour activities.
He further clarifying the imbroglio said that Padi Richo is the state INTUC president
who is dully appointed by INTUC National President Dr. G Reddy and is serving as
State President since 2005. He further added that under Richo’s presidentship INTUC
executive members have already been formed in all the districts of the state and
is functioning as per the guidelines of INTUC.
Though the INTUC Pradesh Branch members have no any ill feeling against Tabo, INTUC
Pradesh Branch will not recognize Nilly Likha Tabo as state president as his appointment
does not hold any credential and his appointed is made by president who is not recognized
by INTUC central committee, he added.
He urged to all trade union leaders of the state to disassociate and derecognize
the rival group.
AAPWU, Secretary General Changma Tajo supporting to State INTUC Secretary General’s
statement also said that AAPWU will not recognize Nilly Likha Tabo as the state INTUC
president as he is appointed by the rival group of INTUC and self proclaimed National
President Ambati Krishnamurthy.
AAPWU is associated with INTUC since 1994 and the union only recognize Dr. G Sanjeeva
Reddy as INTUC’s National President, Padi Richo as State INTUC President along with
Jalley Sonam as its state Secretary General.
He further said that any individual who wants to be our leader should at least work
with workers and serves the labourer of the state. We will not recognize any one
as our leader who is not associated with the workers in near future also.
He also appealed all the trade union leaders of the state not to be confused and
also urged them to disassociate with the rival group.
Contribution of Rungki needs recognition: AAPSU
ITANAGAR, Jan 23: Not many people know that places like Pasighat, Basar and couple
more were explored as possible destination to establish capital, when Arunachal Pradesh
was carved out of then NEFA. Itanagar was never in the radar of central leaders as
site for capital. But it was because of the persuasion of one Pudum (traditional
Nyishi headgear) wearing uneducated Nyishi man Nabam Rungki that lead to the establishment
of state capital in Itanagar. But in this modern era everybody seems to have forgotten
the contribution of Rungki, who now lives in utter poverty at Bormai village under
Tarasso circle. His eyes lit up with joy when he narrates the story of how he managed
to convince NEFA authorities to consider Itanagar as site for capital complex. “Then
NEFA authorities had clearly told us that future capital of Arunachal should be established
in either Subansiri or Siang district. I along with fellow councillors of those days
had toured many places in Siang and Subansiri. But nothing concrete came out,” tells
Rungki. He went on to add, “Then a British officer who had worked in various parts
of Subansiri during British rule asked me whether there is any good place to establish
capital in Subansiri district. He knew that people of Subansiri were more backward
than other districts and believed coming of capital in our district will bring in
some development. That’s how Itanagar became capital.”
Rungki further tells that he took two pieces of brick, a stone and fish from Ganga
Lake to Shillong the then capital of NEFA to lobby for Itanagar as capital. “Though
being uneducated and without knowing a word of English or Hindi, I successfully convinced
NEFA authorities to make Itanagar a capital. That time I was young and fearless.
Now when I recall those days, I myself wonder how I could manage such a feat,” says
Rungki with a smile. He says from union territory Arunachal Pradesh became full-fledged
state but still no one remembers his contribution.
However All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has taken up the cudgel to give
Rungki his share of respect for this immense contribution. After meeting Rungki this
evening, AAPSU President Takam Tatung has decided to take up this issue with government
of Arunachal Pradesh. “How can we forget the contribution of Nabam Rungki towards
establishment of capital in Itanagar. He is contemporary of great man like Daying
Ering. Arunachal government should also make him ambassador of this state,” said
AAPSU president Takam Tatung.
Tatung also asked state government to support Rungki financially as old man is now
unable to take care of himself. “State government should give him monthly honorarium.
Also we demand government to give him a bungalow in Itanagar and a government job
for one of his near one. Such gesture will go long way in paying tribute to this
great man,” said Tatung.
GBK reiterates stand on Lower Siang amidst boycott
Interim committee reassigned GWS reins
ITANAGAR, Jan 23: Amidst boycott by a section of Galos of VIII Galo Baanv Kvba (GBK)
- the highest decision making body of the tribe - at Dumporijo concluded yesterday
in optimistic notes with many decisive judgments by the elders who had converged
for three days.
Search committee for the reconstitution of Galo’s apex body, the Galo Welfare Society
(GWS), for next three years, unanimously decided to re-assign the interim committee
except for couple of portfolios. Jarjum G Ete, Nerto Riba and Marki Loya will continue
to lead the GWS as President, Vice President and Secretary General respectively for
the tenure 2011-2014. Meanwhile, GBK unanimously re-adopted its earlier resolutions
of Kamba and Aalo, particularly on the creation of Lower Siang District (LSD). Earlier
in session one of the first day, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Takar
Marde made it very loud and clear in presence of Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu that
LSD for foothill areas must be given top priority.
“No individual Galo is bigger than GBK; decision of GBK must be accepted and implemented.
If LSD is not given priority, I would not be part of the Cabinet,” he declared.
In the third session, another senior cabinet minister, Minister for Power and Parliamentary
Affairs Jarbom Gamlin expressed his displeasure at the attitude of Basar area and
said, “It is sad that people of Basar decided to boycott the VIII GBK. Instead they
should have come to GBK and aired their views.”
Taking a dig at their attitude, he termed it as arrogant and expressed concern that
given the fact, it cannot be conceived what will happen if they are actually given
a new district.
Compared to the extreme views taken by the senior cabinet ministers and elders of
the Galo community, GWS towed the middle path.
President Jarjum G Ete said, “We must respect the resolutions adopted in earlier
GBKs and push for its implementation as had been pursued by all the GWS office bearers.”
Recalling her all previous meetings with Khandu on the vexed subject, Ete said, “LSD
is GBK’s long pending demand; therefore, LSD with headquarter in the foothills shall
remain our priority. However, if the Chief Minister wishes to grant one more district,
we are more than happy and shall support it.”
Official boycott by the people of Basar was condemned by all and sundry, but conspicuous
absence of majority of the top Galo bureaucrats drew less criticism. However, in
the sidelines, an upcoming young leader had the last word when he said, “If theboss
is boycotting, how could lesser mortals dare to attend and spoil his career?”
CM, committee write to Centre
ITANAGAR, Jan 23: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu yesterday requested the Union Minister
of State for Parliamentary Affairs and PMO V Narayansamy to arrange meeting of All
Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) delegation with the PM to discuss the issue
of stapled visa to the citizens of Arunachal Pradesh by Chinese Govt.
The chief minister in a letter to Narayansamy, said that the recent decision of the
Chinese Govt to issue stapled visa to the people of Arunachal Pradesh has come as
a shock and viewed very seriously by cross-section of the society including AAPSU.
The Apex students’ organization also decided to take up various democratic means
to register strong resentment over the decision, the letter said. Meanwhile, the
7-member high-level committee constituted by CM held discussion with the AAPSU delegation
yesterday regarding its decision to boycott R-day. Chairman of the committee Tatar
Kipa after threadbare discussion with the AAPSU, called upon the Narayansamy to facilitate
appointment of AAPSU delegation with PM. Kipa also apprised the CM, APCC president
Nabam Tuki and three MPs of the state of the AAPSU decision.
However, AAPSU called off its R-Day boycott call after discussion and decided to
send a 20-member delegation in New Delhi to meet PM,said a committee release.
Night T2O cricket tourney at Jairampur
JAIRAMPUR, Jan 23: The preparation for the forthcoming Changlang district night T20
cricket tournament scheduled to be held at Jairampur from February 12 is progressing
towards conclusion. It will for the first time in the sporting history of the Changlang
district that such mega event is being organized with the purpose to amalgamate the
youths of the district. And the organizer, the District Youth Congress, is making
sure that it becomes grandeur than any other sports being organized in the state.
1,20,000 watt of metallic halide bulbs will illuminate the green turf with the backup
from monster generators when the game begins. The excitement for the tournament among
the youths of the district is at its zenith.
Meanwhile, the grader machines, compacters, excavators are working night and day
to meliorate the ground before the opening ceremony.
During the opening ceremony, the firecrackers will embellish the azure sky of Jairampur
and it will also mark the beginning of an era, divulged jubilant DYC president James
We are putting all our best for the tournament and I believe that the output will
be satisfactory enough to impress the youths of the district, he added.
The digital score board, the designer dresses, the cultural shows and the enthusiasm
of the youths will enthrall the ground that’s for sure, he informed with a grin.
We are satisfied with the progress of the field preparation and we are confident
the deliver in time for a magnificent opening, he said.
It’s not an easy task to organize such a mega event on our own, it was the inspiration
from our Finance Minister Setong Sena that has fueled our energy to put the task
at our disposal to glittering initiation, he added.
It is to be mentioned that Changlang district, tagged as trouble torn district has
been instrumental in pioneering mega events like Butterfly India Meets, Pangsau Pass
Winter Festival, Namdapha Eco-Cultural Festival and now the night tournament. And
the motivational point is that it has been able to pull crowd from across the globe.
We are making elaborate arrangement for security and traffic as we are expecting
much crowd and dignitaries from neighboring Assam, said ADC M. Roy.
PSS’ official website launched
ITANAGAR, Jan 23: The official website of the Popi Sarmin Society, Itanagar (http://www.popisarminsociety.org)
has been launched by MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo as chief guest here
The basic aim and ob-jectives of launching of the website is to preserve, protect
and promote the age old traditional Arts, Culture, literature and heritage of the
Apatani. The website was designed and developed by AG Design.
Among other activities like cultural presentation by PSS members, it was emphatically
urged that an e-version of the Apatani primer (third language)"Kiije Tanii Agun Chinsa"
introduced in the schools of Apatani plateau in the year, 2000 and 2002 for Cl-asses
VI to VII will be made available in the website for easy access, wider circulation
and benefits of not only Apatani but for entire community of the world.
Moreover, the members present observed a two minutes silence respecting those departed
soul of Kuru Hassang, first pilot of the state and Nani Tacha, public leader for
being generous and helping in many fronts for cause of the society.
Prof. Pura Tado of Rajiv Gandhi University who is also the chief adviser of the society
attended the function as guest of honour.
Popi Sarmin Society, Itanagar has been one of the leading and renowned societies
of the 90’s of the Apatanis in particular and state as a whole.
Despite dissension GBK offers pan-Arunachal stage
ITANAGAR, Jan 23: Notwithstanding the boycott of VIII Galo Baanv Kvba at Dumporijo
by the Galos from Basar area, one of the biggest community congregations kicked off
on January 19th last with flag-hoisting by the first female President of Galo Welfare
Society (GWS), Jarjum G. Ete in presence of about 1000 delegates besides all the
top leaders of community based organizations (CBOs) that are the constituents of
Arunachal Indigenous Tribes Forum (AITF).
Chief Guest of the inaugural day, Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu dwelt on importance
of integrating various tribes of the state.
“Galos have been torch-bearers in all spheres and I hope that this community would
take the lead in uniting all tribes of the state,” he said.
Speaking on the long pending demand of change in nomenclature from ‘Gallong’ to ‘Galo’,
the Chief Minister informed that the file is pending at PMO due to some technical
reasons. He assured to find a way-out of the technical snag during his next meeting
with UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi.
On the vexed issue of Lower Siang district creation, to the delight of huge crowd,
Khandu said, “The High Power Committee’s report shall be discussed with the Galo
legislatures and after which, we would invite representatives of Galo Welfare Society
Wanglin Lowangdong, speaker of the Arunachal Legislative Assembly, who graced the
occasion as Guest of Honour, deliberated on theme of the convention – Peace, Progress
“Leaders in the state of all tribes must spare a thought for Tirap-Changlang,” he
Drawing attention of CBO leaders present in the session, he further said that Arunachal
can’t have peace if Tirap-Changlang is left behind in ghettos of pain and sufferings.
In the second session of the day, Nyishi Elite Society President and Chairperson
(Interim) of AITF, Bengia Tolum expressed his disappointment and said, “Baanv Kvba
is the highest forum; boycotting and expressing dissension in absentia is no solution.
All must come forward and participate.”
“We have not come to witness a divided house; we have come to see the strength of
Galos and learn from it,” he added.
One of the senior most CBO leaders in the state, Kangir Jamoh, the newly elected
President of Adi Baane Keba (ABK), appreciated the initiative of GWS under the leadership
of Ms Ete in inviting all CBO leaders.
He said, “There is so much to learn from each other and we look forward to the resolutions
of the VIII GBK.”
Later, various CBO leaders including Dharmavati Mangmow, Vice President, Singpho
Development Society, Aazu Khunjuju of Sajalung Society, Tapa Dakum of Tagin Cultural
Society and others spoke in evolving a harmonious Arunachalee society with peace,
prosperity and progress as its DNA.
ITANAGAR, Jan 23: North East Development Welfare Society, Itanagar branch conducted
an awareness campaign for various SHGs and farmers clubs involving NABARD and APIDFC
at Degalmukh sub-division, Seijosa, East Kameng district Saturday last.
NABARD manager OP Mongalong detailed about the activities of the bank since 1992
in the state and its financial assistance (subsidy ) to various SHGs and farmers
clubs for agricultural and horticultural activities through SBI.
APIDFC managing director Tony Koyu highlighted about various agri-horti based activities,
fishery, poultry and piggery farming etc. for farmers clubs and SHGs to take up for
Over 175 members from various SHGs and farmers club attended the programme.
ANYA pleads for more JE appointments under SSA
ITANAGAR, Jan 23: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) capital complex unit appealed
to the State Project Director, SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar to make provision for
recruitment of atleast three JEs in each district to generate more employment opportunity
as well as overall convenience and betterment of out society.
The capital unit of ANYA said that the present one post of JE available under this
central mission in a single district was too short and blocking the overall development
in various districts.
It, however, lauded the SSA Rajya Mission for their achievement in the field of infrastructure
development and employment generation under this central scheme.
CM calls for efficient use of energy
ITANAGAR, Jan 23: There is a vital need for efficient use of energy, minimization
of wasteful practices and simultaneously switching from fossil fuel to clean and
renewable energy source to protect the atmosphere and climate, said Chief Minister
Dorjee Khandu while extending his message to the ongoing Oil and Gas Conservation
Fortnight, organized by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and public
sector oil companies in the state from January 15 to 31.
He further said that Petroleum is most vital input for the socio-economic development
of the nation. However, the growing consumption of fossil fuel results in degradation
of environment and the results of environment degradation are being felt worldwide
in the form of adverse climate change. Further at some point of time oil reserves
will be so depleted that maintaining production level will become impossible, he
Khandu strongly urged the organizers to propagate the importance of oil and gas conservation
to every citizen of the state.
Orientation prog for resource teachers
ITANAGAR, Jan 23: SSA District Mission Yupia organized a one-day orientation programme
cum workshop for resource teachers and inclusive education volunteers at URC building,
Inaugurating the programme, Papum Pare DDSE cum DPO TT Tara called upon each and
every participant to be dedicated and sincere towards their duty and responsibilities
having own interest and understanding for the quality education of children with
special needs. While appreciating the welfare policy of the Government for educating
disable children, the DDSE asserted that study of disable children would be made
possible now onwards in the district with the posting of Resource Teacher and IE
District Project Coordinator Dilip Kumar Bondopadhyaya highlighted aim and ob-jective
and importance of Inclusive Education and its placement under SSA meant especially
for children with special needs.
Dr. AK Mishra, Co-ordinator (Pedagogy) of the district stated that this orientation
programme was to orient and update the knowledge, skill and understanding of the
resource teachers and IE volunteers about their pivotal role and responsibility towards
IED co-ordinator of the district N Pertin also spoke on the occasion.
The resource persons of the programme were Dr. A K Mishra, N Pertin, J Tiwari, Asstt.
Coordinator, DISE, SD Barman, AD Sharma.
ITANAGAR, Jan 23: Altogether 103 children were administered polio drop in a pulse
polio immunization programme organized at 138 Bn CRPF, Senkiview here today. The
programme began with administration of the first polio drop to a child by CRPF Commandant
Bhupendra Kumar. Senior dental surgeon from Govt dispensary Itanagar, Dr Opok Pertin
and Assistant Commandant J H Mondal also took part and supervised the programme.
MLA on official tour
Seppa, Jan 23: Seppa East and Local MLA Tapuk Taku along with MLA Tani Loffa and
head of various departments of East Kameng district will visit remote Hambapinda
village on Jan 27 to 28 next.
This will be the Tapuk’s maiden official tour to the village.
Education, health and civic amenities will be on the top priority of his official
Tatung chief guest
ITANAGAR, Jan 23: AAPSU President Takam Tatung and Finance secretary Debia Muj will
attend as chief guest and guest of honour for 3rd general conference cum election
of All Upper Subansiri District Students Union beginning on 28th of this month.
ITANAGAR, Jan 23: Ex-AAPSU Forum (EAF), in its extended meeting here yesterday, appointed
Takam Padu as president and Goge Sora as Secretary General and both Biki Tamo and
Make Debam as vice presidents.
The Forum will work for all round development of the state and all issues to be raised
by the Forum would be of state welfare and utmost important, EAF resolved in the
meeting and said that it will never work against AAPSU in any form.
Tarin’s death mourned
ITANAGAR, Jan 23: The devotees of Ane Donyi have deeply mourned the sad demise of
The devotees in a condolence meeting at Nyedar Namlo, Doimukh observed two minute
silence as mark of respect to the veteran leader and prayed for eternal peace of
the departed soul.
With his death the Nyshi society has lost its one of the great social workers, Tagu
Tana Tara, President of Nyder Namlo Doimukh Unit said in a condolence message.
They also conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereft family to bear the irreparable
ITANAGAR, Jan 23: All Arunachal Pradesh Government Departmental Labour Union (AAPGDLU),
while clarifying All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union’s allegation leveled against
AAPGDLU regarding insertion of Chief Minister and Parliamentary Secretary Labour
and Employment photographs in the AAPGDLU calendar clarified that AAPGDLU has obtained
prior consent before publishing their photograph. Further, the published benefits
of labour in the calendar were announced by Labour Commissioner on International
Labours Day last year, it added.
AAPGDLU President Gichik Tabe expressing displeasure on AAPWU’s intervention said
that the demand for cancellation of registration of AAPGDLU is baseless.