January 07

Gamlin inaugurates Dere at Hidum Hikar sector

AALO, Jan  6: Transport  Minister Jarkar Gamlin inaugurated a Community Dere at Hidum Hikar sector amid Cheer on January 4 last.

Speaking on the occasion, Gamlin said that the Community Dere at various colonies and sectors have been taken up to mitigate growing needs of the people for social congregation and it should serve as platform for cultural and social activities.

Appreciating the land donor, he said that such noble gesture for social cause is exemplary and the sector people should take care to maintain the Dere from time to time as their own assets.

Responding to public memorandum submitted on the occasion by Er. Nyatum Bagra pertaining to construction of toilet at Dere, PA system and sector road connectivity, the minister assured to take care of their demands.

Er. Marconi Potom, Dy. Director, UD and Housing dwelt at length on health and sanitation on various colonies and sectors and work out drainage and sanitation plan to avoid sanitation related diseases. The land donor Karto Kamum, Jumli Ngomdir ASM and Sector Secretary, Pagmar Sora Org. Secretary, Marpe Dirchi Vice Chairman and Yomli Kamum also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO


APSACS holds meet on ‘Tools of Evaluation’

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) organized an orientation programme on ‘Tools of Evaluation’ yesterday. APSACS hired consultant experts, who are designated as External Technical and Financial Evaluator, as per the directives of Department of AIDS Control (DAC), National AIDS Control Organisation, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

The main task of the External Evaluator is to critically assess the HIV/AIDS Targeted Interventions Project being implemented by NGO partners across Arunachal Pradesh. Speaking on the occasion, APSACS Project Director Dr. S Kakoty has stressed on honest evaluation of the NGOs based on various parameters provided by DAC, NACO.

Technical session was taken by Razeque Hussain, Regional Technical Officer, North East Regional Office, Guwahati and Dr. Marto Ette, Asst. Director (TI), APSACS.  


Follow CPWD manuals

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: The All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA) has urged all works departments like PWD, RWD, PHED, WRD and others to maintain CPWD manuals when they invite tenders for execution of works.

While highlighting some of the provisions under CPWD work manuals, AACWA general secretary Nabam Akin Hina said that no contractor will ever protest against any kind of deprivation by tendering authority, if the formalities are properly maintained. He also called upon the contractors to put the perfect rate in the tender for maintaining quality in work and not to file case if they lose a tender or bid as it causes inordinate delay in start of any project/scheme.

The AACWA general secretary also demanded the GoAP to make payment against all pending bills of local contractors.

“Due to non- payment of pending bills, the petty contractors are facing financial problems,” he added.


Special observer to oversee roll revision

ITANAGAR, Jan 06: Election Commission of India has appointed Sudhir Kumar, IAS as Special Observer for overseeing the ongoing works of Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls in Kurung Kumey district.

The Commission has also directed to ensure that no bogus voters should be included in the electoral roll. All errors in the existing electoral rolls must be removed by following due procedure by the ERO/DEO.


KGBVTA serves ultimatum

ITANAGAR, Jan 6:  The All Arunachal Pradesh Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Teachers’ Association (AAPKGBVTA) today served ultimatum to the State Project Director SSA Rajya Mission demanding regularization of KGBV teachers, enhancement of its salary.  Claiming that they are being treated step-motherly, the Association in its representation to SSA project director sought enhancement of salary, adding that KGBV teachers are being paid meager salary by the state government in comparison with SSA teachers. It threatened to resort democratic movement against the authority if their demands are not met within 10 days.


‘Glory of India’ Gold Medal to Loya

AALO, Jan 6: Tungge Loya, Town Magistrate and EAC (Election) has been honoured with reputed ‘Glory of India Gold Medal’ by International Institute of Success Awareness, New Delhi along with few other Indians, who have remarkable contribution and have carved the special niche for themselves, in the challenging new millennium. The award was presented in a glittering function held at New Delhi on December 23, 2013.

India International Friendship Society (IIFS) New Delhi also presented the “Bharat Jyoti Award” to Loya along with certificate of excellence in reorganization to his outstanding contributions in different fields.


Drive against stray animals

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: Informing that eviction drive/seizure of stray animals within twin city of the Capital Complex came into effect from 3rd January, the Capital Complex Chief Estate Officer Cum ADM said  any animal roaming/straying in all the colony, sector roads including national highway  within the Capital complex will be removed/seized forthwith without further order.

The steps have been taken in public interest as the unmanaged stray animals cause traffic congestion, road accidents in addition to spreading vulnerable diseases, according to an official release.


West Siang DC reviews implementation of Govt. projects

AALO, Jan 6: In order to take stock of the various on-going projects under centrally sponsored schemes, SPA and preparation of Republic Day, the West Siang Deputy Commissioner M. K. Sahoo convened a meeting with the HoDS and implementing agencies at DC’s conference Hall.

While taking stock of the progress of the works entrusted to different implementing agencies  the DC set a time frame for the entire department to complete the work by the financial year ending. He stressed on uploading of various works on MIS, opening of bank account for developing habit of savings among the people and timely monitoring reports by concerned ADC, EAC and COs. He reiterated that many schools and health sectors are lying in shabby condition and stressed on plantation of ornamental plants to beautify it from time to time. The HoDs and implementing agencies also responded with details briefings and problems forced by them.

An programme was also chalked out for celebration of ensuing Republic Day in grant manner. DIPRO


CMLMS trainees’ exposure tour

ITANAGAR, Jan 6:  A 17-member group of trainees of Nampong-based Chief Minister’s Livelihood Mission School (CMLMS) left today on a weeklong exposure tour to North Bengal.

The team, including 11 girls and led by coordinator Sanjay Biswas, has been sponsored by the Arunachal Pradesh unit of the National Youth Project (NYP), which has been entrusted to run the maiden school funded by Agro-Horti Minister Setong Sena.

North Bengal, known for massive agro-horti production, various cash crops, livestock farming and tea cultivation, has carved a niche for itself in entire Northeast India, said NYP president Hari Pado Biswas.  

The trip would enrich the trainees through field experience as most of them are already engaged either in vegetable gardening or poultry farming to meet the local demands.

The CMLMS was launched a year ago as a pilot project to provide training, particularly to school dropouts, to help them earn a decent livelihood.

The state cabinet has proposed to set up one CMLMS in each 60 assembly constituency and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has assured to fund the project either from the GoAP or GoI.


VSC team visits Mother’s Home

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: As a part of year-long celebration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the members of Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC), Naharlagun visited Mother’s Home at Lekhi village yesterday. The team distributed shawls, rice (75 kg) and dal (60 kg) to the inmates and also served homemade sweet to mark the occasion.


Training for newly recruited teachers gets underway

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: A 20 days Induction Level training programe for newly recruited teachers under SSA got under way at DIET Naharlagun.

Inaugurating the training  Papumpare district DDSE T.T Tara emphasized on the significant role of training in improving, enriching knowledge besides help to development innovative ideas. The DDSE also stressed on quality education and urged the teaching faculties to give priority to bring quality education in the schools. DIET Principal Goken Angu in his speech highlighted the importance of training for teachers in teaching effectively in the classroom.


4th Tagum Nabam memorial football from Jan 13

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: The 4th Tagum Nabam Memorial Football Tournament being organized by Pakke-Kessang Sports Club will kick-start on 13th January next at Pakke-Kessang in East Kameng district. Tagum Nabam Memorial Football tournament is played to encourage young talent in football discipline particularly in Pakke-Kessang area. It is said that eight teams are being taken part in the tournament.


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Community resource management project for Tirap, Changlang, Longding launched

CHANGLANG, Jan 6: The ambitious North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project (NERCORMP) was officially launched for the districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding at Changlang here today by DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar in presence of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering, Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi and host of ministers, parliamentary secretaries, MLAs and government officials.

NERCORMP for Upland Areas is a livelihood and rural development project aimed to transform the lives of the poor and marginalized tribal families in the North East region. It is a joint developmental initiative of the North Eastern Council (NEC), Ministry of DoNER and International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). The Project is into its third phase and includes the three districts of Arunachal Pradesh and Churachandpur and Chandel districts in Manipur.

NERCORMP is already under operation in Assam, Manipur and Meghalaya. The first phase was completed in 2008 and the second phase (NERCORMP II) started its operations in July 2010. The project adopts a holistic approach of development with two broad focus areas. These are i) Social mobilization, organization and capacity building to tap and realize the great latent potential of the communities by employing time tested traditional value systems and culture and ii) Intervene with the economic and social activities and infrastructure with predominant thrust on income generating activities to achieve economic transformation.

Major activities under the project includes capacity building of communities and participating agents, economic and livelihood activities, extension and technology transfer, credit, social sector activities, village roads and rural electrification, community based bio-diversity conservation, natural resource management and communication, convergence with ongoing government schemes and marketing support.

‘NEAT’ – North East Agro Business Trade, is the common brand name used for marketing of products and produces of the communities across the project districts. The Project organizes ‘NEAT FEST” annually, which gives the communities to showcase their products and exchange knowledge. The project will be funded by NEC, Ministry of DoNER, for a period of six years starting this financial year.

Launching the project for the first time in Arunachal Pradesh, Ghatowar assured that it would immensely benefit the villagers and youths, especially those who are unemployed. He said once in full swing livelihood would be available to every citizen in the three districts.

Tuki expressed gratitude to the DoNER Ministry for expanding the hugely beneficial programme in the state and thanked the battery of officers from Government of India for camping at Changlang and sensitizing the people and state officials on the benefits and framework of NERCORMP. He said the project will usher in employment and thus bring peace in the three districts.

Referring to the recent crossfire between security forces and ultras in which two civilians were killed, the Chief Minister expressed grief and reiterated that no matter what lives of innocent citizens must not be lost. He informed of the ex-gratia (Rs. 4 lakhs each to the deceased and Rs. 1 lakh to the seriously injured) announced recently by the government to the deceased and the injured and said that a senior police officer has been directed to find out the exact cause of the deaths.

Earlier in the day, Tuki visited Geku in Upper Siang district on way to Changlang where he laid the foundation stones for an ITI and a Model Degree College. Interacting with the people, he assured that if the people made sufficient land available government will also consider to establish a polytechnic in the area.

While Ninong Ering, Education Minister Bosiram Siram, Civil Supplies Minister Kamlung Mossang, Finance, PWD & Planning Minister Chowna Mein and Chief Secretary H K Paliwal accompanied the CM to Geku, Agriculture Minister Setong Sena, Speaker Wangling Lowangdong, WRD Minister Newlai Tingkhatra, Parliamentary Secretaries C C Singpho, Honchum Ngandam, Phosum Khimhum, Yumsen Matey, Thinghaap Taiju, Wangki Lowang, Thangwang Wangham, MLA Kamthok Lowang and host of state and central government officers were present in the NERCORMP launching ceremony.



Si-Donyi celebrated with traditional fervor

Staff Reporter

NAHARLAGUN, Jan 6: Si-Donyi, the most popular festival of Tagin community, was celebrated at Si-Donyi Ground here today with great enthusiasm and traditional gaiety.

Si-Donyi festival is celebrated every year from 5th to 8th of January with grandeur and religious fervour. The festival signifies the religious belief of Tagin people worshipping nature in various forms of deities and spirits.

Greeting all on the occasion of the festival, Governor Nirbhay Sharma said, “Festivals act as bonding for the community.”

Emphasizing on the importance of nature, he said, “Nature has given so much to the people of the state so it is the responsibility to take good care of it and not misuse it which brings nature fury such as the recent disaster at Uttarakhand.”

Calling on the youths to live life with respect and hard work, Sharma appealed the government to create avenues to engage youths into good work.

“Let’s stop asking and start giving,” he stated.

Saying that most of the people here they seek government jobs, he underlined the importance of tourism, agri-horti sectors for employment generation.

Sharma informed that the state will raise one more battalion of Arunachal Scouts which would look forward to employing 1000 youths of the state.

Calling himself the Gaon Burah of the state, he called upon the people to move ahead and become the engineer of the whole country.

Clad in traditional attires, the community members – men and women, old and young alike – enthusiastically took part in the celebrations and also performed a mega dance, showcasing their rich traditional culture. The participants were seen in high spirit with the females smearing rice powder to each other as well as to the guests and other invitees. The guest of honour, Chairman Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Limited, Tani Loffa also addressed the gathering and stressed on preservation of rich culture and traditions of the state.

Later, the chief priest on the occasion prayed to Si-Donyi and chanted sacred hymns before sacrificing mithun to mark the festival. The animal sacrifices are done with the belief to ward off evil spirits during the festival.



PPA demands immediate revocation of AFSPA

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: Lambasting both Congress and BJP leadership in Delhi and Itanagar for ‘doing nothing’ to revoke the long pending demand of the people of Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts for revocation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958, PPA chief ministerial candidate Laeta Umbrey termed the ‘repeated cold blooded massacre of civilian population by the armed forces’ as an open and brazen violation of human rights.

Condemning the draconian provisions of the Act which authorizes even a simple army man to shoot and arrest any person on mere grounds of suspicion, Umbrey demanded immediate revocation of the law from Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts.

“The inhuman law is a legacy of colonial era and its continuation a proof of a failed state and helplessness Govt.”

Umbrey stated that both the major national parties that ruled the country never bothered to realize that gun culture cannot be tamed through another gun culture. The infamous ‘Carrot and Stick Policy’ has miserably failed in the region and time now has come to retrospect and evolve a more humanitarian approach.

According to Umbrey, permanent solutions to the problems lie not through the barrels of the gun but through the democratic process of dialogue involving all the stake holders.

At a time when the true regional aspirations of the locals are being discussed through PPA and the North East Regional political Front (NERPF) under the leadership of Nagaland Chief Minister Nephio Rio and AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and others, such indiscriminate acts of the security forces on civilian lives are extremely unfortunate and reveals the evil designs of the state as well as the UG elements to derail the normalcy process, Umbrey added.



Tirap bandh to protest killing of civilians passes of peacefully

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: The 12-hour Tirap district bandh called by All Tirap Students’ Union (ATSU) in protest against killing of two innocent civilians in a firing incident at Hoalam village passed off peacefully today.

All the government offices, including post office and banks remained closed and vehicular movement came to standstill, informed ATSU.

The villagers did not go to field to show solidarity with the rest of the Tirap.

The students and the public of Tirap urged the UGs not to use the civilian as human shield and also appealed to the security forces to value the lives and property of the civilian while operating in the residential areas.

Holding the negligent attitude of the state government responsible for the prevailing law and order situation in Tirap, the students demanded the chief minister to visit the trouble-torn district to know the ground reality. ATDSU also demanded to enhance the compensation amount announced by the CM and provide government job to the victims’ family immediately.



DA-ECCEKD meet held; bandh called off

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: East Kameng district authority in a meeting with the representatives of Every Concern Citizen of East Kameng District (ECCEKD) has decided that the trade licence run in the name of the co-operatives /LAMPS by Lai Sonam, Ashok Rai  and Babu Neri and others (if any) would be withdrawn and run by MD, Seppa LAMP or DF&CSO at the earliest possible.

The meeting attended by Deputy Commissioner Tarin Dakpe, SP, Deputy SP, EAC (GA) and wholesale nominee at DC’s bungalow today resolved that termination of staff/salesman of cooperative societies, namely Lai Sonam, Ashok Rai and Babu Neri does not arise as the persons are no more employees of LAMPS since all the LAMPS are defunct.

Regarding cancellation of FPS licence of Tagi Sonam, RT Tara and other FPS at Seppa township, specific complaint/FIR has to be lodged to Police or Consumer Court by ECCEKD for enabling further legal action, the meeting resolved. Encroachment of Cooperative stores/ land would be jointly verified by Estate Officer, LRSO and representative of ECCEKD and appropriate action will be initiated as per relevant law/rules if found unauthorised/illegal encroachment as soon as LRSO & Estate Officer arrives at Seppa. For opening of new Co-operative Societies and renovation of defunct stores the same will be pursued with the local MLAs, the meeting decided.

A Local Vigilance Committee including Secretary/Chairman of ECCEKD will be formed to monitor daily activities of all PDS. An undertaking will also be obtained from all outpost FPS owners to sale the PDS items at approved rate to the actual beneficiaries before revocation of further allotment of PDS items on or before January 30.

Meanwhile, ECCEKD has called off its proposed 24 hours bandh from January 7, according to an official communique from the organisation.  ECCEKD said that it took the decision to call off the bandh after the administration agreed to fulfill its demands.



East Siang ready to publish final electoral roll


RUKSIN, Jan 6: The special summary revision of electoral roll with January 1, 2014 as the qualifying date, which was launched in the state on October 1 last year, has come to end in all five assembly segments under East Sang district.

The electoral revision works in all five assembly constituencies falling under East Siang district have been completed, sources from District Election Office, Pasighat said. The final electoral roll was scheduled to be published today, but it was not published due to non receipt of formal order from State Chief Election Officer (CEO), the sources said.

Official sources informed that there was a mild increase in voters in all the five constituencies in the district. The overall rate of increase is about 2.46 percent (1,463 voters).  After revision, the total number of voters in the district stood at 60,836 of which 30,127 are male voters and 30, 709 female voters.

The total numbers of voters in constituency-wise are, Pangin- 12,471, Nari Koyu- 6921, Pasighat West- 12,312, Pasighat East- 19,066, and Mebo- 10,066. The rate of increase in electorates in the constituency wise are, Pangin-0.33, Nari Koyu- 2.44, Pasighat West (Ruksin)- 3.12, Pasighat East- 4.06 and Mebo-1.40 percent. The total number of poling stations in the district is 153.

It is observed that, female voters outnumbered male in all constituencies of the district which has attracted the attention of the election officers.

The objective of the special summery revision was to create an error-free electoral roll with Lok Sabha and assembly election in the state due in April this year. A total of 60 electoral registration officers (EROs), under the supervision of 16 district election officers (DEOs), were engaged to carry out the revision.

Earlier, the election department had detected over 29,000 duplicate voters in the state electoral roll and therefore, it was forwarded to all district election officers for physical verification through booth level officers (BLOs), directed them for subsequent deletion from the electoral rolls.

As per State Election Commission data, the state has 7, 40,968 voters including 13,996 electorates in the age group of 18-19 years.



Workshop on rural drinking water and sanitation management held

AALO, Jan 6: A block level workshop on management of rural drinking water and sanitation schemes and role of PRI was conducted at Nikte Camp under Aalo West block by PHE & WS department recently.

Speaking on the occasion, PHED secretary Er Tome Ete gave a power-point presentation on the occasion and dwelt elaborately on the technology for construction of low cost toilet and incentive provision for various components of Nirml Bharat Abhiyan. He said that all the rural water supply schemes must be handed over to Gram Panchayat Standing Committee i.e. Village Water and Sanitation Committee (VWSC) for its operation and maintenance.

While expressing his concerned over poor maintenance of school, community toilets and many Anganwadi toilets are usually abandoned after its construction he said such assets should be maintained by VWSC. Later he handed over Field Testing Kits to all Gram Panchayats under Aalo East UBU Zilla Constituency.

Er. Setum Yomcha, Superintending Engineer, PHED, Bene Circle explained about water born diseases and diseases that spread due the lack of proper sanitation and personal hygiene among people.

Jarjum Ete, women activist, has given many tips on health and hygiene and urged women participants to know their role and responsibilities towards family and society in maintaining good sanitation practices and in other development activities as well.

Rimo Taba, Consultant (M&E cum MIS) has explained in detail about the NRDWP and NBA progaramme being implemented by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation through PHED department and also explained about role and responsibilities of PRI and Village Water and Sanitation Committee in the line of Rural Water and Sanitation programme through power point presentation.

Later on the day participants were given training on handling of FTK. Among the participants were PRI members, anganwadi workers, Ashas, GBs, teachers and students. DIPRO



Awareness prog on forest and environment held at Namsing

ITANAGAR, Jan 6:  An awareness programme on Forest & Environment was held at Namsing village under Mebo Sub-Division recently.

Addressing the programme, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife & BD) Omkar Singh referring to D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary and its riverine beauty said that “The riverine beauty along the Mighty River Siang viewing over the D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary is breathtaking and if properly promoted, shall become one of the favorite tourist destination of the state in near future”.

He urged the villagers of D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary’s fringe villages not to kill anymore elephants as this animal is highly protected under law and it needs proper conservation. PCCF lauded the effort of Daying Ering Wildlife Foundation Eco-Development Society (DEWFEDS) for organizing the programme in association with Divisional Forest Office, Pasighat Forest Division.

In connection with the killings of two female elephants recently in the area, Tabang Jamoh, Divisional Forest Officer, Pasighat Forest Division along with his sub-ordinate officers took serious cognizance of the incidents and had made formal arrest of two suspects recently which itself created a mass awareness spreading across the area. However, as per forest officials concern, the suspects were let off due to lack of proper evidences. Jamoh also handed over some packets of crackers to DEWFEDS, to distribute it to the Gaon Buras of various villages having crop-raiding problems.

AK Vishwal, Chief Conservator of Forest, Central Arunachal Circle, Pasighat had also made all effort to lessen the killings of wildlife in the region due to which DEWFEDS preferred to hold the awareness programme at core man-animal conflict zones so as to bring direct and effective conservation by letting the messages of PCCF to reach to the villagers.

DFO Wildlife, also urged one and all to help his department to protect rich wildlife in D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary. While appreciating the DEWFEDS for organizing such awareness programme in villages like Namsing, a potential fringe village of D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary added that, department alone can’t achieve much and all need to protect it together.

District Medical Officer Bagra said that, we need to protect wildlife and forest resources today so as to have a better and healthy life as our environment is directly affected by rapid depleting of forest coverage and wildlife due to greed of our people. The representatives from WTI and WWF attending in the programme gave valuable advice and suggestion to DEWFEDS for future course of conservational works by sharing their various slides shows and details for more awareness in the region.

DEWFEDS, Chairman Maksam Tayeng, Chief Auditor Oki Modi and Resource Secy. Rajiv Tayeng also spoke on the occasion. They briefed about the activities of the society regarding protection of wildlife and forest in the area.



Visual awareness camp by Bhavishya Bharat

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: Bhavishya Bharat organized a one-day visual awareness camp at Jibaying village, Nacho circle, Upper Subansiri with the support of specialist doctors of PHC Nacho recently.

The residents of Jibaying village had the experience of film screening for the first time in their life, when Bhavishya Bharat showed the health awareness films to educate them.

The whole programme was sponsored by M/s Indus Hydro Power (India) Pvt Limited as a part of its CSR activities connected to Nalo Hydroelectric Project.

Bhavishya Bharat is an NGO which aims at promoting integrated and inclusive development by establishing and implementing social, economic and environmental development projects with support of M/s Indus Hydro Power (India) Pvt Limited under the Local Area Development Programme of Nalo Hydroelectric Project.



Football & volleyball tournament for CM’s Trophy begins at Tezu

ITANAGAR, Jan 06: The constituency level football and volleyball tournament for CM’s Trophy for men and women for Tezu Assembly Constituency began at Govt. Higher Secondary School playground, Tezu today. The CM’s Trophy competition is for both men and women

Parliamentary Secretary (PHE & WS) Karikho Kri attended the inaugural function.

The opening football match was played between Tamlanagar and Khoraliang.

The tournament is being organized by Lohit District Olympic Association under the aegis of Department of Sports & Youth Affairs.

The participating teams are:

Football (Men): Sunpura Football Club, Govt. HS School Jeko, Danglat Football Club, United Loiliang Football Club, Telluliang Football Club, Tamla Nagar Football Club, Tafragam Football Club, Khoraliang Football Club, Changliang-Duraliang Football Club and Govt. HS School Tezu;

Football (Women): Govt. HS School Tezu, Changliang–Duraliang, Khoraliang, United Loiliang, Tafragam and Telluliang.

Volleyball (Men): Govt. H.S. School Jeko, Sunpura, United Loiliang, Danglat, Govt H.S. School Tezu, Telluliang, Tamlanagar, Tafragam,  Khoraliang

Volleyball (Women): Telluliang, Vkv Tafragam, Govt. HS School Tezu and Tafragam.



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Delay good for serious aspirants

Dear Editor,

This in response to ALSU‘s plea to APPSC which was published in local dailies on 6th January 2014. ALSU says that APPSCCE (prelims) qualified candidates are getting demoralized because of delay in conducting main exam. How ALSU can say like that for us. In fact serious candidate are happy that they are getting more time for preparation. Public service commission exam is not a joke, subject like history and political science has lengthy syllabus. It needs good amount of time for preparation. Only the appearing candidate or those who have already appeared earlier in such exam will know about this. Even UPSC gives sufficient time for preparation of mains exam.

If we remember in 2006 APPSC took almost 6 or 7 months to conduct mains exam . Here , we want to say that conduction of such exam in short time puts candidate under mental pressure. So, if we are getting lengthy time for preparation, it is only good for us.

People should know that matter of APPSC and rejected candidates is in the court, so it is no body’s business to interfere on the issue. Therefore we appeal to all union , organization etc not to pressurize APPSC for early conduction of mains exam. But , yes we also feel that commission should clearly inform that it would take few more months ( If so) for the main exam. Accordingly those who are in job can take leave for the said exam.

If anyone has any issue in this matter, he/she should individually deal with the matter.  Yes, after conducting mains exam, if result is delayed then union or association should interfere.

Our main concern is that commission should not be pressurized for early conduction of main exam. Therefore, through your esteemed daily, we would like to appeal all union or association not do so and also appeal to APPSC not to come under such pressure.



Johan Akomn,




Education sector given top priority only in paper

Dear Editor,

On behalf of all the SSA teachers, I would like to sincerely request office of education minister, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh to respond the strong feeling of resentment of the teachers serving under SSA. Most of them serving in rural areas have not been paid salary for the last 3 months i.e. with effect from October, 2013. We know that present government is giving top priority to education sector but unfortunately at the ground level our teachers are facing so many problems and difficulties even after serving dedicatedly in almost all the rural parts of Arunachal Pradesh. We are deeply hurt by the way education department is not paying any attention and care to our teachers who are bearing all the burdens without getting salaries for months together.

It is to be examined and assessed by minister education whether it is justified or not? We want practical action rather than promises and words. Every day in all local newspaper we read about all the ministers especially minister education always stating that top priority will be given to education sector but the kind of situations we are facing are very much contradictory to the words and policies announced. Today our teachers are totally dissatisfied with the manner education department is managing the affairs of administration which does not care for the teachers compelling us to write to minister education through this daily to reflect our strong resentment. We never imagined  that education department will delay releasing of salaries during this festive new year occasion but it happened because of the failure of minister. It is presumed by our teacher that education department doesn’t seem to care for us. This is not good  at all.

We are impressed by the way Governor and Chief Minister in their New Year messages reflected the policies and programme of the government, whereby education sector has been declared as top priority sectors for human development. But the messages could have been more attractive to our teaching communities if they knew the ground realities being faced by the teachers who are not getting own hard earned salaries timely. This hollow message added more frustration amongst the teachers because SSA teachers couldn't enjoy this New Year festive occasion because of non release of 3 (three) months salaries.

Lastly, I on behalf of the teachers would like to request and appeal our Education minister to understand the feeling being reflected here. The pending 3(three] months salaries should be released as early as possible else we may be compelled to start democratic movement to get justice at any point of time in future.


Techi Pahi Tara

Former Vice-President







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Chopper service is not for VIP only

The state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) yesterday made claim that Pawan Hans helicopter services is basically being run for catering to the needs of VIPs and VVIPs. The chopper service was stopped in Arunachal after tragic death of late CM Dorjee Khandu following a chopper crash at Tawang on 30th April 2011. The state government has re-introduced service 3 months ago. The BJP alleged that at present chopper is used only for ferrying VIPs/VVIPs.

The party stated that common citizen is facing serious trouble due to such practices adopted by VVIPs.  The statement by opposition party holds some truth as many citizens have also complained about it. Especially students and medical patients are the worst sufferer. As most of the time seats are kept reserved for VIPs and VVIPs, those wanting to avail chopper service for emergency are left disappointed. The state government has to put an end to such VIP culture at the earliest. Let ordinary citizen avail the chopper service.