ITANAGAR, Jan 08: The Longding District Students' Union (LDSU) has served a 10 days
ultimatum to the state govt for redressal of its eight point demands failing which
it threatened to launch democratic movement against the govt.
Addressing a press conference at press club here today, the Union expressed its deep
discontentment over the administrative system of the district under present Deputy
Commissioner, and demanded for latter's immediate transfer and an appointment of
an IAS officer in his place for overall development of the district.
The Union alleged that the District Administration under the incumbent DC is completely
failing in tackling various problems of district as the entire district is witnessing
numerous law and order problems like thefts, robbery, rape murder etc. "Due to lack
of proper ILP checking the criminals easily enter into the district and commit various
crimes and get way easily without fear," claimed Nankem Wangsa, president LDSU, adding,
there are traffic problems everywhere but no one bothers.
While claiming that exorbitant price rice in essential commodities were causing lots
of hardships to the denizens of district particularly unemployed daily wage earners
as the DA failed to regulate the same, the also stated that only an efficient administrator
can solve all these problems.
Further, the Union alleged that due to inefficiency of the district administrator
various centrally and state govt sponsored projects under MLALAD fund etc are not
being properly maintained and monitored owing to which public of district are suffering.
The Union also expressed its resentment over the reported land allotment for setting
up of a Petrol depot at the heart of Longding town and delay in disbursement of compensation
package to the affected people of Kanubari to Longding under Trans Arunachal Highway.
Referring to other points in support of its demand like irregular BSNL service, deforestation
etc, which it already submitted to the Chief Secretary, the Union reiterated state
govt to replace the incumbent DC with an IAS officer for the overall development
of district and greater interest of public of Longding.
AACWA urges state govt. to come clean on financial situation
ITANAGAR, Jan 08: The All Arunachal Contractor's Welfare Association (AACWA) has
called on the state government to come clean on its financial position. The association
claimed that since the end of the state assembly and Lok sabha elections, many of
the local contractors are not getting payments from concerned department. They further
added that situation directly affects the local businessmen and has therefore dried
the local market too.
"If money will not circulate in the markets than how will the businessmen and local
entrepreneurs survive as no customer will come to buy items," the AACWA stated.
100 shops and houses evicted
KOLORIANG, Jan 08: Kurung Kumey district administration in an attempt to streamline
the proper settlement pattern in and around Koloriang town had identified more than
100 numbers of shops and houses illegally constructed which were posing traffic problem
and unhygienic occupation. A special team led by Deepak Shindey ADC-Cum-Estate Officer,
Koloriang, C.Chukhu, Town Magistrate and district police team evicted all identified
shops and houses on Jan 7 and 8 . The team will continue eviction drive as and when
reported or identify such unauthorised construction in reference to Government land
and right of way.
The Motor vehicle intensive checking was also conducted in Koloriang on Jan 6 by
a joint team of District Police and MV branch. In the checking as many as 37 numbers
of traffic rules violators were detected and imposed fines. It was also informed
that the checking would continue for 3 months and as and when warranted. DIPRO
Expedite work soon
ITANAGAR, Jan 08: The All Palin Chambang, Yangte, Gangte & Tarak-Langdi Students
Union today urged the authority concerned to expedite the construction of electrical
line from Dokio Langfo to Langdang village under Palin circle. In a representation
submitted to the Chief Engineer Central Electrical Zone, the union said there is
inordinate delay in executing the project. It also stated that delay in work is affecting
the school children, as there are no lightening systems in the schools in the area.
Awareness campaign on power management conducted
ITANAGAR, Jan 08: The Basar Electrical Division conducted an "Awareness cum sensitization
campaign on "Power management & Usage" at remotest village Sibe Rite under Sibe circle,
West Siang district on January 5 for all the newly electrified villages of Gensi
and Sibe circles under RGGVY (Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojna) Scheme.
Er. Takar Mara, Chief Engineer (Power) Central Electrical Zone speaking on the occasion
spoke regarding safe and economical use of electricity. He also advised the panchayat
members to form a power management committee at village level for proper coordination
with the department for ensuring quality power supply.
Er. Modam Zini, Superintending Engineer (E) Arunachal Pradesh Electrical Circle VI,
Aalo, highlighted about the importance of electricity in modern society.
Gopal Shekhawat for M/s K.T. Enterprise, (contractor RGGVY project of Likabali Gensi
Block) distributed one CFL bulb each to every house hold of all the electrified villages
under Gensi block as a gesture of thanks giving for the kind cooperation of the locals
during execution of project.
Er. Lijum Ete, Executive Engineer, Er. Kirmar Jirdo, Assistant Engineer and Er. Miken
Lollen Junior Engineer were also present on the occasion.
Kaha and Karbak calls on Sonia
NEW DELHI, Jan 08: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal (APCSD) Chief Organizer Kipa
Kaha and Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) president Nyamar Karbak called on
Congress President Sonia Gandhi at New Delhi today.
Both held discussions on various issues including the party issues and implementation
of flagship programme by the state Govt. The Congress president expressed her satisfaction
over the implementation of the Flagship Programs of the State Government, especially
the CM's Universal Health Insurance Scheme - which she termed as a 'Model for the
Country'. She also opined that the Skill Development and Employment Generation Program
initiated by the Chief Minister way back in 2012 will yield rich dividends for the
marginalized youth of the frontier state.
They also discussed the roadmap to strengthen the Party in Arunachal Pradesh. Sonia
appealed the senior leaders and Party cadres at all levels to work hard to strengthen
the party and support the Government. Sonia also assured that she would visit the
State soon and have an extensive discussion with all rank and files of the Party.
ATA lauds Education Minister
ITANAGAR, Jan 8: The Central Executive Committee of the Arunachal Teachers Association
(ATA) has lauded the initiative taken by Education Minister, Tapang Taloh, for intervening
in the Eastern Institute of Integrated Learning & Management (EIILM) University,
Sikkim problem for an early solution.
The EIILM University was recently in news when 200 students were on strike for nearly
two weeks protesting against irregularities in conducting timely examination of final
semester scheduled to be held on December 2014.
On being urged to intervene by the ATA on the problems faced by the students of Arunachal
studying in EIILM, Taloh had called on his Sikkim counterpart for early solution
to the problem. Consequently, now it is reported that the protesting students are
being allowed to sit in their final semester examination by the University authorities
as directed by the Sikkim govt, stated a release.
1st Pratim Memorial badminton tournament concludes
AALO, Jan 08: The two days Doubles Badminton Tournament was organized by Naya Aikya
Club Kolkata from Jan 3 to 4 in commemoration of Late Pratim Das. Das was an 18 year
talented upcoming badminton player who died on Jan 26 2014. Late Pratim was born
at Bomdila, lived his infant life at Aalo and completed his secondary education from
Tezu Govt. Higher Secondary School.
The tournament was inaugurated in presence of a mammoth gathering along with his
family members, all Naya Aikya members and his fellow neighbours. A two minutes silence
was observed as a mark of respect to his departed soul. Altogether 16 teams from
various parts of Kolkata and its adjacent districts participated in the tourney.
Tanmoy & Debasish from Salt Lake became the winner and Asif
& Indra from Baruipur got the runner's trophy and trophy for Best emerging player
of the tournament went to Pranoy Dey of Baruipur. DIPRO
Tacho visits his constituency
ANINI, Jan 09: Health and Family Welfare Minister Rajesh Tacho yesterday visited
Anini after being appointed as minister. During his visit the minister interacted
with the heads of office and public at the circuit house. Today the Minister along
with Deputy Commissioner and public leaders visited newly created Circle Office
at Dumbin. DIPRO
APPSCE aspirant Ujum Perying begins
72-hour hunger strike
Govt. rattled by hunger strike move
ITANAGAR, Jan 08: The 72-hour hunger strike by APPSCE aspirant Ujum Perying demanding
resignation of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission chairman Dr Ligu Tacho
and member Mamang Dai along with strong punishment to the culprits involved in paper
leakage scandal started today at IG Park, tennis court. For a state used to bandh
calls and strikes, Perying's decision to sit on 72-hour hunger strike has come in
as fresh breath of air. She was joined by a large number of aspirants under the banner
of APPSCCE consultative committee.
Dr Nani Bath, HoD, Political Science, Rajiv Gandhi University, State BJP media in
charge Jarpum Gamlin, IMWA President Yumlam Achung, senior journalist Bengia Augung,
ACS chairman Patey Tayum, president and general secretary of All Nyishi Students
Union, Arunachal Law Student Union, along with several other likeminded citizens
joined the young brave heart.
Talking to this daily Ujum Perying informed that she volunteered to sit in for hunger
strike as government has been delaying to initiate action in regards to APPCCE exam
imbroglio. She further expressed joy over massive solidarity shown by people of Arunachal.
"We can't keep on passing bucks when confronting corruption issue. Someone of us
has to take initiative and whatever I am doing is for the benefit of the young generation,"
Earlier appearing adamant on its demands, Consultative Committee Chairman Israel
Perme denounced the government's direction to institute Special Investigation Team
(SIT) to investigate the imbroglio. Perme questioned the government, why it is not
speaking about moral and team responsibility of the Commission? Denouncing the government's
alleged attempt to pacify agitating aspirants, he termed the SIT as a mere recomposed
version of the government stand. On the government's decision to institute SIT on
the matter, CC Chairman alleged that Chief Minister is eating his own words, saying
that earlier CM himself was against SIT probe. Speaking on the occasion, Jarpum Gamlin
stated that he is supporting the cause on individual capacity and it has got nothing
to do with his political lineage. He urged aspirants not to budge until their demands
are met. However he also advised them to keep option of talks open with the authorities.
"This movement should be used to bring in systematic change in the way the commission
functions. Once proper system is set up, it will pave path for better future. I also
believe that demanding resignation will not solve the issue and instead everyone
should work for cleaning up the system," stated Jarpum.
Senior journalist, Bengia Augung appealed the consultative committee members not
to sell the issue and ensure that a logical conclusion arrives. ANSU General Secretary
Gollo Nyanya, who also addressed the gathering, stated that such controversy surrounding
APPSC has potential to damage the minds of the youth. "If this controversy drags
on us, it will affect the lives of many youths and they can be easily misguided by
such situation. Also people have to understand that Public Service Commission is
not property of any individual and its sanctity will have to be protected at any
cost," stated ANSU GS.
Meanwhile, All Arunachal Contractor's welfare Association (AACWA) has expressed its
support with agitating APPSC aspirant candidates. Association has demanded state
govt. to punish the culprits who are behind such illogical activities while sitting
in APPSC office. That state govt. should not appoint the members on pick and choice
basis due to which such big mistake occurs during APPSC exam, the association added.
The decision of young aspirant to go on hunger strike seems to have rattled state
government as series of self explanatory press releases from state government and
public service commission are pouring in. It looks like she has already won the first
half of battle and only time will tell whether chairman and member will resign atleast
on moral ground.
'APPSC looking seriously into allegations of paper leak and irregularities'
ITANAGAR, Jan 08: A day after the clarification from the Govt on Arunachal Pradesh
Public Service Commission (APPSC) stalemate over alleged 'leak' of General Studies
(question paper-II) of the 2014 Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive
examination (APPSCCE -Main) held on Sept 14 2014, the Public Service Commission itself
today said that the Commission has taken cognizance of the memorandum submitted by
the APPSC Consultative Committee and is seriously looking into the issues of irregularities
and leak raised by the aspirants.
Regarding the issue of re-conduct of the entire examination the Commission has to
follow the convention of balance and proportionality, said APPSC secretary in a release
today. In other such cases in Public Service Commissions of the country the specific
'leaked paper,' if proved beyond reasonable doubt that it was leaked and benefited
certain candidates, is cancelled and re-examination only for that paper is conducted,
the release said.
Stating that the outcome of the SIT probe is still awaited, the release said, "However,
in anticipation of conducting the remainder of the examination the Commission has
already decided that the General Studies paper- (II ) would be cancelled and fresh
question paper set for GS -(II )." The re-conduct of the already completed papers
for which there is no grievance may be prejudicial to another section of aspirants
who have also slogged hard for this exam, the release said.
It further said no one should be in any doubt about the intention and commitment
of the Commission in trying to solve this issue and move forward with the disrupted
examination. The Commission has been working to bring in more transparency and professionalism
in the functioning of the Commission and ensuring selection based on merit free of
nepotism and political influence.
The state government has already appointed two senior APCS officers, viz: Controller
of Examination and Deputy Controller of Examination to facilitate smooth conduct
of the Combined Competitive Examination as early as possible.
The Commission hopes that the issue of 'leakage' and examination process will not
be diverted ‘with defamatory allegations and new implications’ when it would be better
for all to help in the investigation, and let the law take its own course.
Lastly, the release informed that the APPSC is not in a position to divulge the report
of the Magisterial Enquiry as the matter is under investigation and it is a confidential
document as well as property of the state government.
Highlighting the action taken by the Commission including serving of show cause notice,
institution of magisterial enquiry and suspension of four officers/officials, the
release said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has also already been constituted
by the government for further necessary action.
Is Ujum’s hunger strike a wakeup call ?
[ Amar Sangno ]
The perpetual speeches by various speakers from the grand podium in the 72 hours
hunger strike being launched today by Ujum Perying under the aegis of the Consultative
Committee (comprised of APPSCCE aspirants) against Arunachal Pradesh Public Service
Commission (APPSC) on a balmy Thursday at IG Park Tennis Court was echoing across
Itanagar and caught attention of every passerby.
Demands were simple - resignation of Commission Chairman, Dr. Ligu Tacho and Member
Mamang Dai on moral grounds, disposal of all remaining question papers in public
and re-set and re-conduct of all papers in APPSCCE (M) 2013-14.
Nonetheless, every speaker was firing salvo at big 'C' (C for Corruption) as it is
claimed to be associated with the state's highest recruiting body 'Arunachal Pradesh
Public Service Commission (APPSC)' since its inception. Apparently the breadth of
attrition has charged up sluggish 'moral forces' to boot out endemic corruption from
the so-called 'nascent state' Arunachal Pradesh.
So far, 'hunger strike' in Arunachal has distasteful records. Earlier, score of
organizations and unions had tried their hands at this non-violent method of protest
to usher their intellectual way of agitation. But at the end they often jumped to
the negotiation table on mere overtures of the concerned authority. In addition,
people were weary of the hunger strike because the hoteliers and restaurants had
to pay a heavy price after the end of the hunger strike.
But Ujum Perying's ongoing 72 hours hunger strike is something different in the history
of Arunachal's history. It is first of its kind and a symbolic protest against any
establishment's wrong doing.
Needless to say her bold initiative leaves many organizations and unions with red
face, who are on prowl to impose bandh call on slight dissension with people at the
helms of affairs, but in reality so eager to come to the backdoor negotiation table.
The numbers that turned out in day first of Ujum's hunger strike is a testimony that
people in Arunachal are weary of taking on corruption and corrupt system unless they
get something out of it in return. Surprisingly, the participation of the students'
unions and civil society was miniscule, except for a few members from the All Nyishi
Students Union (ANSU) and Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU). The so-called organizations
who are supposed to be custodian of students' fundamental rights including fair recruitment
are maintaining stoic silence. Are they yet to be appraised of the issue with so
many print reams out as news already?
The individuals who represented their respective organisations have also hurriedly
clarified, saying that they are supporting the cause as an individual capacity. Politically
affiliated persons have an excuse in some extent, as the issue may be diluted. But
the rest, are they afraid to be noticed or named?
Skeptic critics and commentators have already flooded the social media with their
comments that Ujum is not Anna, nor Tennis Court is Jantar Mantar and Ram Leela Maidan,
where in India saw a symbolic protest against 'Corruption' years back.
The state government has attempted to reassure and instill confidence among protesting
aspirants by pronouncing suspension order to the four senior officers of the Commission
on the basis of Magisterial Enquiry report. But its own direction to the Director
General of Police to constitute a SIT for further investigate signifies that the
government is nullifying the wisdom of one-man magisterial enquiry which was done
by a senior APCS officer Hento Karga.
As matter of the fact, the magisterial enquiry recommendation is highly questionable.
It has recommended taking action against four senior officers. Does it try to tell
that Chairman and member secretary have no moral responsibility for whatever things
went wrong? Or are they immune to the whole episode, even after it happened within
Precisely, as far as the whole episode of paper leakage is concern, every member,
be it the commission chairman or member secretary is equally responsible at least
morally till the matter is further proved.
Now the slogan is to cleanse the system, and for systematic correction. Will the
Governor, who has so far remained the silent Buddha on the issue, breaks his silence
to intervene so that systematic correction is done at the earliest and faith reposed
among the youths?
Administration at doorsteps of villagers
TEZU, Jan 08: A public outreach programme was organised by the Lohit district administration
today at remote Bekhuliang village. The programme was conducted to provide services
to villagers in their locality and to create awareness on programmes and policies
of the State as well as Centre which are covered under various government departments
Lohit Deputy Commissioner, Dr. BM Mishra supervising the programme said that many
a time villagers are either less informed or ignorant about the plans and schemes
of the Government due to which beneficiaries are do not benefit properly and are
deprived. This programme is an endeavour of the district administration to provide
proper knowledge and awareness to the beneficiaries directly, said the DC. Besides
general administration, other departments like Horticulture, Agriculture, Block,
Fisheries, Statistics, Veterinary & Animal Husbandry, ICDS, Medical, PHED etc also
took part in the programme. Information on schemes and programs for public were disseminated
by allied departments while Swachh Abhiyan was carried out by the PHE Department.
Checks ups and treatments were carried out by the Veterinary and Health Departments,
while birth certificates, income certificates, STs and PRCs were also issued on the
spot. The DC signed all the STs and PRCs certificates issued on the day to the villagers.
The entire villagers of Bekhuliang and nearby village Bedangam turned out for the
programme making it a huge success. DIPRO
ANSU opposes pre-paid meter system
ITANAGAR, Jan 08: All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) today demanded the Arunachal
Pradesh Government, particularly the power department to stop the installation of
pre-paid energy meter system in the Capital Complex.
Justifying its demand, the Union said that 80 per cent population residing in Capital
Complex are below poverty line and it will be expensive for them to follow up the
pre-paid energy meter system.
While terming the pre-paid meter system as anti-people scheme launched by the state
Govt, ANSU president Byabang Joram said "Daily wage earners, labour classes, student
community and poor people will be the worst sufferers if this pre-paid energy meter
system was implemented in the state."
Instead of implementation of such system, government may enact strong law against
the defaulters or irregularity in payment of electricity bills. Citing the Consumer
Protection Act 1986, the ANSU leader further said that the scheme if implemented
will badly affect the students who are residing in rent houses in Capital Complex
for study in various institutions. The Union threatened that it would go to any extent
if the power department goes on with its implementation.
Byaling gifts health service to border villagers
TAKSING, Jan 08: Home Minister Tanga Byaling today exhorted the local residents here
to enrol themselves under the CM's Universal Health Insurance Scheme (CMUHIS) which
would offer them a smart card for cashless treatment up to Rs 2 lakh in any empanelled
hospital in the country.
Byaling, who is the Nacho MLA, representing the area along Indo-China border, arrived
along with a medical team led Upper Subansiri district medical officer Dr T Gongo
for extending the benefit of CMUHIS to the people deprived of healthcare facilities,
Byaling, who was accompanied by ADC T Siga, PWD EE M Nyodu, PHED AE Likha Topu and
Kurung Kumey DCC general secretary Chello Tate, was received by the villagers, ITBP
and Army personnel led by commanding officer, Col Sudhir Kumar of 18 Kumao Regiment.
With the state government is waiting for fund allocation from the Centre, like other
states following replacement of the Planning Commission replaced by Niti Ayog, the
development process is getting delayed, he said.
However, the government is aware of all nagging problems of the border areas, including
Taksing's lack of road and air connectivity, electricity and telecommunication facilities,
which require conscientious efforts by the state and central governments, Byaling
On his inquiry, the locals informed him that the hydropower engineers recently conducted
a survey for developing a micro hydel project to meet the power requirement of the
Responding to about half a dozen memorandums submitted by the village leaders enlisting
their grievances, Byaling assured to take up all issues with respective authorities
for urgent redressal.
Lohit all set to welcome Parshuram Kund pilgrims
WAKRO, Jan 08: The Lohit district administration has been conducting the annual Parshuram
Kund Mela for the past many decades. Being one of the most significant pilgrimage
site, Parashuram Kund sees lakhs of pilgrims every year, who come here braving all
inconveniences, with great devotion and strong faith that a holy dip in the Kund
on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti rids one of all the accumulated evils and
For the past many years, the flow of devotees has continued unceasingly despite the
connectivity problems and lack of infrastructure plaguing the area, as there were
no bridges on the Naodihing and the mighty Lohit rivers. In fact many bridges on
the smaller rivers in the route were completed only recently. Providing accommodation
and shelter for an ever-increasing gathering of pilgrims in the chilling winter months
of January was also an issue. The annual mela in this rural area is certainly a challenging
task for the district administration with scant resources.
As the Mela time is coming close, the district administration is visibly active and
committed to conduct the Parshuram Kund Mela in a successful manner. Deputy Commissioner
Lohit, Dr B M Mishra, has already chaired two coordination meetings to discuss and
decide on actions to be taken and necessary arrangements to be made for organizing
the Mela in a proper and smooth manner. Both the meetings were attended by public
leaders, officers and officials of various government departments while also involving
representatives of various NGOs. The DC, Lohit requested all agencies involved to
put in concerted efforts to ensure completion of all arrangements well ahead of time.
He further stressed saying "It is very important that we all must earnestly endeavor
in ensuring a visitor and pilgrim friendly mela". Dr Mohesh Chai, MLA, Tezu also
shared his views for making the event a successful one.
The Lohit Deputy Commissioner visited the Parshuram Kund five times to oversee the
arrangements for the mela. He has addressed the need for proper arrangements for
drinking water, medical treatment, and separate, clean toilet facilities for ladies
and gents etc. The PHED and Health departments have started work in this direction.
The shrines have been freshly painted, the stairs and railings repaired, and the
maintenance of the roads leading to the pilgrimage site has been entrusted to the
Border Roads Organization.
The District Urban Development Agency has taken up the charge of litter management
and maintenance of the Bathing Ghat, Mela ground and the Shrine area. Proper arrangements
for vehicle parking will be done by the Tourism department. The Arunachal Pradesh
Police, along with its policing duties will also shoulder the responsibility of traffic
management. The district police have so far maintained law and order with zero incidences
in all preceding melas. The Rural Works Department will provide cabins for ladies
and gents for changing of dress. Caution signboards are in place to address safety
concerns. The Power department is working to provide uninterrupted electric power
supply and the Telecom service providers have been requested to provide round the
clock telecommunication facility.
Dakto Riba, EAC Wakro has been tasked with the responsibility of being the Mela Officer.
Riba assured that meticulous planning, effective execution and timely completion
of all tasks will be achieved and that the Lohit district administration will not
flounder in the task of making the Parshuram Kund mela a grand success.
In addition to addressing the basic needs and comfort of the pilgrims and visitors,
Dr Mishra also stressed the imperativeness of proper publicity to attract more and
more people to benefit from the experience of being in this spiritually charged and
A guilt free conscience is needed for a healthy life and one can feel that places
of pilgrimages like the holy Parshuram Kund definitely help people to regain a guilt
free conscience thereby making life easier and the contribution of the Lohit district
administration and all involved in such a service is truly noble.
Arunachal stalls become crowd puller at Delhi craft bazaar
NEW Delhi, Jan 8: Cane products like basket, bin, lampshades, Thangka paintings,
local brocade headgears and other artifacts in two stalls from Arunachal Pradesh
is drawing much attention from the locals and foreigners alike in the 15 days Dastkari
Haat Crafts Bazar at Dilli Haat which started from January 1.
Sponsored by UD and Tourism Minister, Pema Khandu, Techi Ana and Tem Yaso from Cane
and Bamboo Centre, Poma from Papumpare district and Lobsang Tashi and Sonam, from
Tawang are successfully participating in the Craft Bazar by showcasing the unique
handicraft of the State and displaying their skill in front of buyers and visitors
along side other artisans from across the country.
"This is a platform for artisans across India to come and show crafts that are unique
to their state. The idea behind is to see the country's rich culture, see the various
similarities and differences between them and to exchange ideas," says Jaya Jaitley,
craft expert & conceiver of Dastakari Haat Craft Bazar, an event that is held in
the month of January every year.
Facilitating international artisans, this year's theme for the Dastkari Haat Craft
Bazar is 'India-Tibet Crafts Exchange workshop'
While the numerous stalls from Tibet shows their Tibetan rugs, jackets, shawls, singing
bowls and ritual objects, the other participating states are Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh
and Madhya Pradesh. There are also contemporary block prints from Rajasthan, ornamental
ceramic pottery and copper items from Maharashtra, ethnic Muga Saree from Assam among
others in the Crafts Bazar.
The participants from Arunachal Pradesh are being actively assisted for the event
at national capital by Jigmi Choden, Addl. RC and Adong Moyong, RTO, Arunachal Bhawan,
Pasighat’s CC road construction to complete by time
PWD assures quality road
PASIGHAT, Jan 08: The cement concrete road construction of Pasighat township which
has the completion period of a year is under rapid progress these days and is being
targeted to wrap up the work before the dateline, as per sources from contractors.
The construction work began from December last and is targeted to be finished by
March or April 2015.
The PWD which is monitoring the CC Road construction has assured for quality road
to which they said, the department won't compromise on quality. There has been demand
from many quarters for quality monitoring on apprehensions over contractors duping
the agencies and constructing low quality road which usually happens.
Meanwhile, the constructing agency and PWD has cited problem in the smooth construction
as several people are violating the 'No Entry' notice where construction is on, and
they have urged all to comply and follow the road diversion.
EE PWD Pasighat Division, Oni Jamoh who is overseeing and monitoring the work has
assured for quality construction. The rapid repairing work of Mebo-Dhola Road under
Mebo Sub-division which started from Mebo Tiniali during last part of 2014 has already
covered around 22 kms and has reached near Seram village. The Mirem-Mikong-Jonai
road which has been under deplorable condition since last many years is also soon
to get constructed with quality road for which the tender was floated today at PWD
office here today.
The CC Road had been a long demand of the people of Pasighat which was initiated
by the then local MLA Bosiram Siram. The road will pass through the market, high
region, DC office, Mirmir Chariali and end at Mirbuk Chariali. The construction work
has been taken by one TJ Enterprise which has also assured for quality work besides
finishing the project before time.
Border trade to boost NE economy: PPA
ITANAGAR, Jan 08: "Border trade has the potential to initiate the process of economic
growth, enhancing local livelihoods and contributing to cross border confidence building
measures," said PPA president Kahfa Bengia in a party meeting on 'International Border
trade and Look East Policy'. For whatever reasons, he said, Indian border trade policies
are painstakingly inadequate to cope with the inevitable changes in the demand structure
in the North East region and neighboring countries. "This is in sharp contrast with
China, which has pushed ahead with road constructions into Vietnam, Laos, Thailand
and Myanmar and is also working on rail and waterways links as well. A range of studies
on China indicate that provincial govts are effective actors on their national stage"
While the Indian and Chinese political systems are undeniably distinctive, the Chinese
approach to the devolution of diplomatic and regional development initiatives deserves
serious scrutiny and understanding, he further observed.
While lauding the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh for giving emphasis on institutionalization
of the traditional border trade practices of the state, Kamen Ringu, Chairman CWC,
PPA stated, "with the birth of NITI Aayog with promises of equal rights to all the
federal units in the country in policy framing at the Centre, the NE states should
be substantively and meaningfully involved in the furtherance of Look East policy.
He said "the NE states should be made active players in initiating linkages between
the NE states and the neighboring countries in order to promote greater people to
people exchanges. This step shall go a long way to curtail dependency syndrome of
the NE states on the Centre for Central grants."
For landlocked north-region, it is matter of pride to know that Tripura's first border
haat will be inaugurated at Srinagar, in the southernmost part of the state bordering
Bangladesh, on January 13. People living along the border can set up business stalls
at the haat. Such kind of business exchanges with neighbouring countries will surely
boost the economy of the region.
Moreh in Manipur and Nathula at Sikikim has already emerged as important border trade
centre with Myanmar and China respectively. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for
‘act east’ policy will not be realized untill border trade with south-east Asian
neighbours is increased. In Arunachal, places like Pangsu Pass (Indo-Myanmar border)
and Kibitho (Indo-China border) has potential to develop as major trade routes. Government
of India should explore the possibilities of allowing international trade through
these two routes. The government of Arunachal should also pursue the matter with
central government. To be a self-reliant state, the Arunachal Pradesh government
will have to initiate many such out of box ideas to generate income. The total dependency
on central grant poses serious threat to the federal sovereignty of state.
---- Readers Forum ----
Through your esteemed column I would like to jot down few lines with regards to the
payment of RGPSA staff. Unfortunately, we haven't got our payment (honorarium) for
I request the concerned authorities to release the payment as you have already spoiled
our New Year celebration without a single coin to cheer-up the New Year party.
Authorities delaying CM Talent award
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to publish few words regarding Chief Minister
Talent Award which was announced few years back.
The govt. of Arunachal Pradesh had announced to give a laptop along with cash amount
of Rs. 10000 only as an award to students of the class 10 and 12 who score above
60 percent. But unfortunately the concerned authority is delaying in giving the above
mentioned award. I myself was the topper of class 10 of Govt. Higher School, Yazali
in the year 2012-13 by obtaining above 90 percent but still I have not received the
said award. It seems that the concerned authority talks more but works less. So my
question is; why concerned authority is delaying the award??? Whether it wants to
consume the said award as the wild fire consumes the green forests???
Therefore, I request the concerned authority to do something to energize the brains
of younger generation so that we may be able to see the better Arunachal.
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