January 22

ILP violators held

CHANGLANG, Jan 21: Sixty nine Inner Line Permit Regulation violators were detected in Kharsang during an intensive Inner Line Permit checking launched by the local Administration led by Circle Officer, Kharsang and SDPO, Miao.

Later, the detained ILP regulation violators were deported out of the administrative territory of the Arunachal Pradesh after necessary official formalities.

The District Administration, Changlang has been keeping strict vigilance with constant checking of ILP to curb entry of illegal migrants and prevent infiltration of extremists in the district. DIPRO


Premiere of Nocte documentary

KHONSA, Jan 21: Atei Awa Damaan Ko – Following the footsteps of our ancestors, will be premiered on 29th January in the state banquet hall. The Chief Minister is likely to attend the programme. Minister for WCD, DoTCL, Social Justice Etc Wanglin Lowangdong will host a precursor programme with the theme ‘The Noctes in Transition’ on the occasion in which popular artistes from Tirap district will participate.

Ethnic costume pageant and other attractive programmes will be included in an effort to show-case the rich traditional systems of the Noctes. Ministers, MLAs and other dignitaries are expected to attend the premiere. The documentary, scripted, narrated and directed by Denhang Bosai is about the dangers posed to the tribal dialects, customs, belief and other folk arts. The documentary is being produced by Changang Bangyang. (DIPRO)


Hello Doctor

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: All India Radio, Itanagar will broadcast a Live Phone-in-Programme "Hello Doctor" on its Arun FM (103.1 MHZ) Channel on Jan 24. Medical Officer from Ramakrishna Mission Hospital Maj. (Rtd) Doctor Tabu Maling will reply to the listener’s queries on Hepatitis B.

Listeners may call between 8 to 8.30 PM on 0360-2292239.


Attachment of SSA teachers sought

ITANAGAR, Jan 21:   All Arunachal Pradesh Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Assistant Teachers Association in a representation to the chief secretary sought for an attachment of all in service SSA teachers with the Director Elementary Education. The association said that in service SSA teachers who are serving with sincerity and dedication have no future as the government has failed to regularise them.  The SSA had been launched in 2003 under the NDA government which was supposed to expire in 2010. However, it was later extended.


Opposition to pre-paid meter continues

ITANAGAR, Jan 21:  Merely a month ago the power department launched pre-paid meters in various sectors at Capital Complex, the organisations including the political parties has vociferously opposed it claiming exorbitant electric bill.  Opposition of installation by various organisations is still continuing.

All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Union in a release today termed the amounts Rs 85 crore claimed to be incurred for the installation of pre-paid meters at Capital complex as ironical. Further, it urged the government to scrap the project saying that pre-paid meter could not be installed even in national capital. Meanwhile Rashtriya Yuvak Parishad Arunachal Pradesh State Unit stated that pre-paid electricity meters are costly and it affects dwellers in the Capital Complex. It further appealed to the state government to re-think about the existing rate of per unit and urged to minimize the rate.


EF school children visit charity home

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The students of Exalt Foundation School, Itanagar visited Gyan Mission Charity Home on January 19 last and donated sports item and bed sheet etc. The students purchased these items by selling the self-handmade craft items on Christmas.  

Both the students of Gyan Mission Charity Home and EF School performed cultural activities on the occasion.  The whole family of EFS also lauded Yeshi Sonam, Chairman of Gyan Mission Charity Home for her humanitarian work.


2nd edition of CM Trophy tournament at Koloriang

KOLORIANG, Jan 21: The 2nd edition of C M Trophy on football and volleyball (Men & Women) at district level was kicked off at Koloriang general ground here today.

In the opening football match 21- Koloriang  defeated 18-Palin Chambang constituency by 2-1. In men’s volleyball played between 20-Tali and  19-Nyapin Sangram constituency, Tali defeated Nyapin by 25-15,25-10. In women’s Volleyball between 20-Tali  and 19-Nyapin Sangram,  Tali won by 25-18,25-22.

Earlier, addressing the inaugural session on the occasion, Lower Koloriang ZPM Nangram Niani encouraged the players, especially women players of rural areas to take part in the competition in professional manner. DIPRO in-charge  


Association lodges complaint

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: All Leporiang Youth Welfare Association (ALYWA) lodged a complaint against the c/o Sushee IVRCL claiming that company which is constructing Trans-Arunachal Highway at Landang under Leporiang circle in Papum Pare district has violated the guidelines in constructing the project.  The association further claimed that the company has used poisonous chemical in the streams and the rivers which has hazardous affect on aquatic lives in the area. It also alleged that the company destroyed the forest unnecessarily and damaged all channels.  The company is operating an illegal mining on the river and creating pollution, the association added.  It also condemned the company and the authority for using weak bridge in transporting heavy machineries.  The link roads have been completely damaged by the company and the company is unable to restore it, claimed the association.


News Impact

Bills yet to be cleared under APCMUHIS, Govt constitute inquiry committee


ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The Aditya Diagnostics and Hospital, Dibrugarh has said that Dedicated Health Services, a third party insurance company engaged by the New India Assurance Company Limited is yet to clear the bills incurred by the patients hailing from Arunachal under Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme (APCMUHIS).

Only Rs 15 Lacs have been cleared of the pending Rs 60 Lacs, according to Aditya Hospital sources.

The hospital authorities in a telephonic interview to this daily said that New India Assurance Company Limited wrote to them on Jan 20 with an assurance to clear the pending bill at the earliest.

The Directorate of Health Services, Arunachal Pradesh in a press release claimed that the insurance company has already resolved the issue.

However, the State Government has constituted an inquiry headed by Ruchika Katiyal, IAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pasighat to enquire into the issue and submit a report within one week for necessary action to be taken by the Government.

The Chief Regional Manager of the New India Assurance Company Limited, however,  in the press statement yesterday has said that payments of claims are made by it and that empanelled hospitals are honouring the cards issued to the beneficiaries. The hospital disagrees with the claim.

When enquired if the health care facilities were suspended for want of payment, the Aditya hospital, however maintains that facilities were not denied to any patients hailing from Arunachal. But, some patients say that the treatment was done only on payment of cash.

The Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme was activated vide Government order No. APCMUHIS-01/2014 dated 16 September 2014. The enrolment of beneficiaries which started on 1 July last year is still ongoing in the state. The scheme aims to provide free Medical and Surgical treatment   in government and private hospitals in cashless manner using the smartcard.



Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme enrolment at DHS

Staff reporter

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme (APCM-UHIS) enrolment is being carried out at Directorate of Health Service, Naharlagun from January 20 last.

Altogether, 254 households have enrolled their names in APCMUHIS so far since Jan 20.

The APCMUHIS enrolment at DHS, Naharlagun will be held upto January 30 next.

The enrolment process is being carried out by APCMUHIS, DHS TPA Pvt Ltd State In-charge Tara Likha, cluster in-charges Satam Akli and Tadar Takiong. They appealed to the people to enrol their names during the given periods.



Tuki calls for better relations with Assam

Ruksin ADC Hq inaugurates

PASIGHAT, Jan 21: The Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has called for better relations with Assam.

“People should maintain their best relationship with the people of neighboring Assam and no one should encourage the elements that spread hatred among the two sister states”, the CM said this today in Ruksin, a town sharing the boundaries with Assam.   

Meanwhile, continuing its efforts to bring the administration to the door steps of the people, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today inaugurated the ADC (Independent) headquarters at Ruksin in East Siang district amidst huge gathering.

Addressing the public meeting after the inauguration of the headquarters, the Chief Minister said a long-felt demand of the people has been fulfilled with the upgradration of the Ruksin SDO headquarter to Independent ADC.

Informing about Arunachal Vision-2030 Tuki said the document would encompass six broad areas -- enabling infrastructure, economic potential, social sectors, social harmony, border development and resource mobilization. It contains both long-term and medium-term strategies to accelerate the development process.

“Three committees, namely, Cabinet Committee, a Committee of Secretaries and a Committee of Experts are being constituted to identify challenges, set targets and work out a detailed development strategy for the vision document. These committees will prepare a draft vision document within six months after consultations, field visits and also incorporating public opinion at the village, block, district and state level. The committees will also propose a comprehensive institutional mechanism to achieve the targets assigned in the vision document,” the Chief Minister added.

The Chief Minister further informed the gathering that the present government under his leadership has made a paradigm shift in its strategy to promote tourism, education, health, hydropower, agriculture, horticulture, employment generation, sports and games etc.

Stating that DMO Dr. D Bagra was the best in the state who implemented “Chief Minister Universal Health Insurance Scheme”, he advised the people to avail optimum benefits out of the schemes. For Ruksin area in particular, Tuki urged the people to donate lands to set up solar powerhouse so that Niglok Industrial Growth Center could be converted into productive and revenue generating and also fully functional to provide jobs to unemployed youths.

While responding to the memorandum submitted by ZPM Toggeng Panyang, he assured to sanction 30 crores for renovation of MMR Road in addition to 2 crores for shortcut link road via Lingka village. The Chief Minister while instructing the administration to make a master plan of the Ruksin township area and make it a model ADC Headquarter has assured to provide 5 crores for construction of multistoried mini secretariat building and 80 Lakhs for teachers’ quarters in next financial year. He called upon the people to cooperate with the government in all developmental works and also avail the benefit being provided by government under various schemes.

Earlier, Parliamentary secretary Tatung Jamoh, who is also local MLA of the area, expressed happiness  as the  dreams come true. Extending his gratitude to the CM, Jamoh said upgradation of the  administration  was very necessary to mitigate innumerable problems  of people in getting PRC, ST certificate, photo ILP, Arm license  etc.  

Among others, Health Minister Rajesh Tacho, Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering, MLA Kaling Moyong, DIG LH Shanliana, DC Nidhi Srivastava, SP Devendar Arya, ADC In-Charge T Pada (SDO),  former Education Minister Bosiram Siram, ZPC Kaling Dai, CC Denong Tamuk and ZPMs of the areas were present on the occasion. DIPRO



Union calls 12 hours Capital Bandh call

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students Union (AAPBSU) has declared 12 hours capital bandh on January 29 next to protest against state government’s alleged failure to address their demands. In a press conference held today at press club, AAPBSU President Atung Tana claimed that the state government has failed to create 3rd batch of Arunachal Armed Police Battalion (AAPBN) with strength of 977 personnel (one battalion) which the association has been demanding for years.

Despite numerous representations submitted to the state government, it has miserably failed to create AAPBN which will be manning at border areas to maintain law and order problems including providing security to the ongoing hydro-power and Trans-Arunachal Highway projects, said AAPBSU president.  

He added the 12 hours capital bandh is to remind the state government that people living in the boundary areas across the state are living with fear psychosis as the border related skirmishes are occurring at regular intervals. AAPBSU president also informed that 12 hours capital bandh will start from 5.am to 5.pm on 29th January 2015 and, press vehicles, ambulance milk van and administration vehicles will be exempted during the bandh hour. Justifying its bandh call at state capital, AAPBSU clarified that bandh call is for the greater interest of the people of Arunachal Pradesh specially people living along borders areas.

The Union also claimed that although the High Way authority and the power developers are ready to bear the cost involved in creation of one battalion AAPBN, the government is reluctant to do so with no reasons.  It also stated that the government is playing with the sentiment of the people living along border areas, as there is insufficient police force to guard the porous border.  Creation of police force will not only provide security to the border areas and the centrally sponsored mega development projects in the state but also reduce unemployment problem to some extent, the union added. It further threatened to intensify its agitation if the government fails to address its demands.


Prog on Urban & Country Planning Act

Daporijo, Jan 21: A Sensitization Programme on Arunachal Pradesh Urban & Country Planning Act, 2007 (Act No. 3 of 2008), Constitution of Daporijo Planning Authority  and Preparation of Interim Development Plan of Daporijo 2025 was held under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman (Daporijo Planning Authority) Komkar Dulom, in the presence of PRI members, Head Gaon Burahs and Gaon Burahs of nearby villages and  Daporijo Planning Authority members at the Rijo conference Hall on 21st January.

The Deputy Commissioner informed that planned growth and development of any township in the state was the need of the hour.

Likha Suraj, Town Planner, Department of Town Planning & ULB's, Itanagar along with his team, gave a power point presentation on the Arunachal Pradesh Urban & Country Planning Act 2007 and extension of the said act to Daporijo town.  He informed that the state government had constituted the Daporijo Planning Authority under provisions of the Act and it was immediately required to prepare the Development Plan of the town for having a regulated growth.

He also observed that Daporijo was developing and growing at a fast rate and it was likely that if the same trend existed, it may extend to nearby villages like Megdong, Liruk, Ligu, Niji, Nima, Dulom, Jerang, Lida, Dugi and Belo. Therefore the government of Arunachal Pradesh has been contemplating to have Interim development plan of Daporijo under the said Act. Thus, it was necessary to have mass awareness and sensitization programmes in the area.  He explained to the house that the development and growth of any place is a natural phenomenon and so it needs to be regulated in a timely manner.

Further, the house present took part in the discussion where Gaon Burahs, PRI members and citizens of the area spoke and put forward their apprehension about the haphazard growth of present town area and its impact on the surrounding villages if the Act is extended in their area. The Deputy Commissioner and Town Planner clarified the programmes and policies of the government and reported that it was in the interest of the public and asked for the cooperation of the public and further informed that such kind of public consultation shall be conducted to bring consensus of all the public. DIPRO



Intensive training prog for Govt and PRI functionaries held

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The 1st phase of two days block and village level cluster basis intensive training programme for frontline Govt functionaries and PRI members on poverty reduction was conducted at Yazali Community Hall in Lower Subansiri district on January 19 and 20.  The training programme was organized by the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) Naharlagun and sponsored by Department of Personnel and Training, Govt of India.

Addressing the inaugural function,  Yazali Anchal Samity chairperson Nabam Piju called upon the  participants to take full advantage of the  training proramme. She also explained the importance and benefit of such training programme.

T Lodo, deputy director, ATI highlighted the course content. Yazali ZPM Taba Techi was also present on the occasion.  Altogether  120 participants attended the programme.



KVK organise awareness cum training programme

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: A technology outreach programme was organised at Mengio by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Papum Pare between 15-17 January for creating awareness on farming sector.

All together, 60 farmers belonging to different Farmer Clubs (FC) and Self Help Groups (SHG) of Mengio circle of Papum Pare district got benefitted from the KVK team through training and demonstration on utility of Maize shellers.

Dr. T. Heli Programme Coordinator, KV Papum Pare leading his team of Subject Matter Specialists (SMS) highlighted the role of his Kendra in dissemination of knowledge to the farming community and linkages with developmental agencies for augmenting their crop productivity. He further informed the participants that his Kendra has promoted 26 numbers of FCs in the district and Sagalee area FCs and SHGs has been converged into Farmers’ Federation under the nomenclature of Farmers’ Federation, Sagalee Sub Division (FFSSD).

Welcoming the KVK and Farmers’ Federation team, Nabam Dopung (Chief Coordinator, Lekiang Farmer Club) informed that such type of awareness programmes on Agri-allied sectors have hardly been conducted in the Mengio circle so far. Appreciating the KVK Papum Pare for the initiative, he informed that there are many FCs and SHGs in the area but most of them are not functional. He proudly claimed that his FC is functioning effectively with credit supports of Rs. 1.00 lakhs (Rupees one lakh) from APRB, Yazali branch and loan components are almost repaid by now.

Tana Tada (President, FFSSD) suggested the FC and SHG group leaders to convene regular monthly meetings of their group members and design action plans to revive their farmer groups and also plan for the group activities for the income generation for strengthening their Corpus Funds. He also requested all the participants to place their need based requirements/ proposals of the Federation for onward persuasion and submission to the concern government agencies for their cause.

Chukhu Eruing (Group leader Community Mithun rearing Centre, Pingte and Lekiang village) highlighted their efforts taken for securing their Mithuns in the localized area by barricading with locally available materials. He informed that the said centre requires fencing maintenance annually and requested for the necessary supports from the govt.

To this query, Dr. T. Heli informed that Government of Arunachal Pradesh (GoAP) has already launched Arunachal Community Mithun & Yak Conservation (ACMYC) Mission and such need Based proposals shall be taken up by the said Mission provided fund supports from the govt.

Earlier, Tadang Meena (SMS, Agronomy) exhorted the participants on commercial production of Maize in the area and inculcated them that surplus maize could be supplied to Department Animal Husbandry for animal feed ingredients and earn some amount. She further demonstrated handling of ‘Maize Sheller’ and described it to be a women friendly tool.

Other team members who enthused the participants on varied topics included V. Safi (SMS Fisheiries), Hemanta (SMS Horti), Nane Tage (SMS Home Science) of KVK Papum Pare. The training programme winded up with distribution of women friendly maize Sheller to the entire participant by Dr. Taba Heli with assurance of more numbers of such capacity building programme for the benefit of farming communities of the area in near future.



Mopin-2015’ dedicated to Sons-in-law

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jan 21:  In a bid to break conventional way of celebration, the Mopin Festival Celebration Committee Itanagar 2015(MFCCI) has decided to dedicate Mopin festival 2015 to all the sons-in-law (magbos) of the Galo community to promote oneness and the concept of pan-Arunachal. In a press conference held today at Press Club MFCCI President Nyamar Karbak said, “Mopin’ one of the major festivals of the Galo community will be celebrated with a difference at Itanagar this year dedicating all the Magbos/Son-in-laws of the community. The celebration will take place on April 5 next”.   

Addressing the media-persons, Karbak informed that, unlike other years, the MFCCI-2015 decided to make this year’s Mopin celebrations a special one involving all the Magbos/son-in-laws of community under one umbrella with an aim to cement relationships. He requested all the Sons-in-laws to get their names registered with the festival committee for the celebrations. The registration will start at Hotel Todo from January 27 next.  

While stating that inter-tribe marriage should be encouraged by every community of state, Karbak opined that the matrimonial relationships amongst the tribes will not only connect the people but also help in maintaining the unity in diversity.   

MFCCI general secretary Kengo Bam informed that there will be a Miss Mopin beauty pageant contest and the mode of communication would be in Galo.

Various events like cultural competition, traditional game, T-20 Cricket and other games & sports will be organized as a part of the celebration, Bam added.



Dambuk Anchal Samiti Block submits memorandum to CM


Roing, 21 Jan: The 6-Dambuk Anchal Samiti Block member submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki during his visit to Dambuk on 17th of this month to attend Orange festival. In the memorandum, a number of grievances faced by the common people of the area on a daily basis were placed.

One of the major demand placed by the committee include immediate completion of NH52 road construction from Dambuk to Aohali, which is being undertaken the GREF. Though the work started many years ago but not much progress has been made till today. The memorandum also highlighted about scarcity of drinking water in Dambuk and demanded a pilot project of drinking water for Dambuk. Establishment of a State Bank of India branch at Dambuk has also been proposed by the Anchal Samiti Block. Flood protection work at Sine River in Dambuk and also flood protection work at Dotung and Dibang rivers to protect Bijari, Anpum, Loklung, Kaling-I, Kaling-II, Keba, Paglam and Banggo, has also been proposed.

 The Dambuk Anchal Samiti Block ZPM Kaling Pertin said that he would like to remind Chief Minister about his promise regarding completion of Dambuk-Paglam road by sanctioning Rs 2.5 crore, construction of a Multipurpose community hall for Rs 1.5 crore, supply of free electricity, and free mobile connectivity to each and every Gaon buras of the area. "We earnestly want to request and remind our CM to please kindly take immediate steps to tackle the problems and grievances that we had put across through the memorandum", added Pertin.



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Recruit locals for better coordination

The Border Road Organization (BRO) is planning to recruit engineers from Arunachal Pradesh for the projects being undertaken in the state. BRO plans to recruit 1000 engineers through campus selection process where specific preference would be given to local Arunachal youths or unemployed engineers who have already completed their degree. Director General of Border Roads Organization Lt. General Rakesh Mohan Mittal shared this good news when he called on Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday at his official bungalow.

For the state like Arunachal where rate of unemployment is quite high, this announcement by DG BRO will sure boost the morale of unemployed engineers. BRO has been in operation in the state since last many decades. Despite constructing major portion of roads, they have not been able to fully win the hearts of local populace. Many believe that it is due to the negligible employment opportunities provided by BRO to the local indigenous people. Hopefully DG BRO will stick to his words and recruitment process be started at the earliest. It will be a win-win situation for both BRO as well as local people. BRO will get loyal work force and locals will get employment opportunities.

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Is it a crime to be an SSA teacher?

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to share the pain of the contractual employees, though such articles are not rare in your esteemed daily. This will be continued until or unless, the government takes amicable solution to erase the problems. In our state, maximum numbers of people are employed in contractual service, especially in education and health department. Both the departments are considered as the backbone of the state and nation as a whole. This is the reality, but who cares? These days’ maximum people salute those who have money, power and properties but not the nation builders.  We got professional course to be in service. But sometimes, people ask us, “Are you asli or nakli teacher”? Actually I don’t know who invented these two words. And who will erase these two words?

We are doing our job with dedication and sincerity, but no one cares about our hard work. Except our students. Though people discourage us but we regain strength from our student’s smile and their love. We decided to sacrifices our lives for the betterment of our students and society as whole, but we can’t satisfy our family’s daily requirement with our salary. But nobody cares for our pain.

Some of the SSA teachers have left their job even thought they are professionally trained in education. They left their service due to constant embarrassment meted out to them and have joined other jobs. And some teachers have even joined Student Unions rather than continuing with their teaching jobs.

If this trend is continued, one day state will remain thirsty for teachers. Do you know salary issue of SSA teachers are more famous than our  Prime Minister, Narendra Modi? The Modi wave started in the last two or three years but our salary issue is famous since 2003. Also every child in the colony and the villagers know when SSA teachers get their salaries. Many of SSA teachers have expired or passed away without enjoying the taste of regular service. And they left their families without any bank balance and properties to survive. But who care for the pain and struggles that the families go through? Some teachers are left with four or five more years in contractual service before they retire from their job. We serve the society as every teacher does. But due to salary differences and irregular monthly salary, bank does not give us loan. We also dream of owning four wheelers and a small house, but who care about the feeling of SSA teachers?

I ask the government if it is wrong to be SSA teacher.  Is it our mistake that we took up professional course in education?  Is it our problem that we decided to remain in education department to serve the society”? “Is it wrong for our family to dream about comfortable life.


Tani Yangfo,

General Secretary,


East Kameng District Unit


Time for a change at UN

Dear Editor,

“That no woman has been elected U.N. Secretary General cannot be overlooked in these days of gender balance and women’s empowerment”

19th January 2015.(From the Hindu).

Ban Ki-moon has nearly two more years to go, but the race for his successor as U.N. Secretary-General has already begun in world capitals as well as in New York”. The Secretary-General was envisioned by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a "world moderator", the definition provided by the UN Charter. S/he   is the head of the United Nations Secretariat, one of the principal organs of the United Nations. But am I surprised that there hasn’t been any ‘she’ so far? Yes, I am!  The Secretary-General besides,  acts as the de facto spokesperson and leader of the United Nations. So do I infer that, there has been no woman good enough to be the leader of the UN?

The fact that there have been no women ever as the Secretary General of UN, in a world of Gender balance that we supposedly claim about, is hysterical! From the Inception of UN till date, we’ve had great and exemplary leaders from across the globe. Say, from Trygve Lie in 1946, Dag Hammarskjold, U Thant, Kurt Waldheim, Javier Cuellar. Then the 1990’s wasn’t any different, where we saw the men in the chair again; Boutros Boutros Ghali, Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-Moon.  Not to say that they didn’t perform their best and that time and context were a blessing to them. While the men were busy “making” the world, women were given very little role or rather weren’t at all, except for the roles that we are all aware of.

There are women at the head of departments and agencies in the UN, working to ensure that the right resources get to those who need them as swiftly as possible.  Coming  from countries all over the world, hold degrees in law, medicine, engineering, political science and military strategy, and have worked in positions as diverse as a senior manager at IBM, a Managing Director on Wall Street and the president of Chile. Women like Valerie Amos, Michelle Bachelet, Judy Cheng-Hopkins, Helen Clark, Angela Kane, Patricia O’brien, Josette Sheeran and many more.   Then how can we forget, Angela Merkel,   Dilma Rousseff  and Dr. Asha-Rose Mtengeti  Migiro, who is the third Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, making her the highest-ranking woman in UN history.

They say, they are looking for a “Lady from the Eastern Europe”, with speaking  French as a prerequisite factor! I say, they should look for smart and intelligent women as the next UN Secretary General and nothing else.


Ngurang reena

JNU, Delhi


APTET results

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed column, I would like to request the Director of Elementary Education govt of Arunachal to please introduce supplementary result system in Arunachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET).

I have observed that many APST candidates have been disqualified in APTET this time because of only one mark.  They obtained 81 marks (54%) which is just 1 mark below the qualifying marks in APTET 2014-15.

It is my special request to the concern authority to introduce supplementary result system this time for those candidates who have obtained 81 marks.

There are possibilities of wrong marking in OMR answer sheet.

Kindly introduce the new system in your department to remove the height of depression in the mind of unemployed youth. One mark should not make so much of difference.


Giyi Yinyo






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