Poor immunization coverage in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Health Commissioner Kaling Tayeng on Friday expressed dissatisfaction
over state's immunization coverage under IPPI and Mission Indrandhanush.
Addressing a meeting of State Task Force for IPPI and MI-2017 in the Chief Secretary's
conference hall here on Friday, Tayeng lamented that the target achieved so far by
the state was abysmally low. He urged the implementing agencies to spare no effort
in improving their performances. He also said that Governor of the state was not
happy with the low coverage of immunization.
He asked the officers of the department to address the core issues on immunization.
All left out children must be covered he said and urged STFI to seek help and support
from the district administration to achieve better results in the next phases of
He further said that Mission Indradhanush should be given a big push to achieve the
SIO Dr. D Padung threw light on the scopes and challenges vis-a-vis mission Indradhanush
strategy. While presenting an overview on the performance of the state on immunization,
he stated that some districts were doing well.
He mentioned some reasons for the poor performance and assured the Commissioner that
more efforts would be put in to improve the records of those poorly performed districts.
He said that altogether 13 districts in the state have been identified to cover under
Indradhanush saying that the other remaining districts too would be covered in due
Dr. Tage Taka, SMO, WHO said a better working coordination among the stakeholders
is needed to make all the health programmes truly successful.
He spoke about the world Polio scenario.
Dr. Tage said that though most countries have been successful in eradicating Polio
virus, some developing countries are yet to fully arrest the Polio virus and warned
that the whole world was at risk due to those few countries.
Traffic wardens to continue strike
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Agitating Itanagar Traffic Wardens (ITW) vowed to continue indefinite
strike unless the authorities come up with a written assurance to address their demands.
The development came after Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh
appealed them to call off the whistle down strike and resume duty.
DC Capital Complex invited the wardens to his office chamber to know their issue.
After hours of hectic parley, the DC assured to look into their charter of demands
except demand for regularization of job.
However, the Deputy Commissioner's verbal assurance failed to pacify the wardens
who later decided to continue its indefinite Whistle down strike unless the state
government and authority come up with written assurance.
ITW had launched indefinite "Whistle Down" strike since Monday demanding regularisation
of job, enhancement of payment, stop payment deduction and 15 days casual leave annually.
The wardens later sought the Home Minister’s intervention in the current fiasco.
In its representation, the wardens resented that despite their round the clock duty,
they are being paid with meagre amount.
In a statement, ITW said that their agitation is neither politically motivated nor
instigated by anyone but expression of genuine anguish.
IMC launches awareness on cleanliness
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Councilors of Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) led by chief councilor
Kipa Kaku and deputy chief councilor Tarh Nachung on Friday launched a vehicle installed
with a public address system to bring mass awareness about cleanliness.
Developed under its Swachata Sarvekshan, the vehicle will make round of the Capital
"It is our city, we have to clean it. It is not only the responsibility of the IMC
or Govt," chief councilor Kipa Kaku said in her address to the gathering, and made
a fervent appeal to all to take up cleanliness with commitment.
"It was shameful for all that our twin city was assessed as third dirtiest city in
India. If we wholeheartedly clean our surrounding and stop dirtying it, the status
can rise to the third cleanest city. This can only be possible with united move by
the masses," deputy chief councilor Tarh Nachung appealed.
"The IMC, your civic body has been working with commitment and this initiative aims
at mass involvement of the civilians," said chief municipal executive officer Habung
Lampung, who had conceived the vehicle idea.
"Participation of the civilians and their awareness carry mark in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan,"
Lampung said, adding a team from Delhi would visit soon to conduct survey. He urged
the masses to respond to the questions of the visiting team properly.
Ex-gratia sought for accident victims
BORDUMSA, Jan 13: Claiming that one person identified as Nepa Ranjan Chakma (36)
of Jyotipur-I village has succumbed to his injuries, while eight passengers of a
Bolero Pick-up van were injured in an accident which occurred at Alubari Mohong village
on Thursday last, the Arunachal Pradesh Chakma Students Union (APCSU) has appealed
to the state Governor and Chief Minister to provide ex-gratia to all the accident
victims including the next of kin of the deceased at the earliest.
In its release on Friday, the APCSU stated that the vehicle bearing Registration
No. AS-23BC/5654 which had nine passengers, most of them poor women vegetable sellers
from Diyun was returning from Bordumsa Weekly market when it met with an accident.
'The deceased Nepa Ranjan Chakma is survived by his wife and three children while,
the other injured victims were treated at CHC, Bordumsa and discharged on Friday',
the APCSU claimed.
It further informed that former Minister, CC Singpho who met the accident victims
on Friday, had also urged the officials to extend all necessary help to the victims.
Orgs threaten agitation against road Construction Company
AALO, Jan 13: Aalo Town Public Welfare and Development Society and Memo Ao Youth
Association have threatened to launch series of agitation against a road construction
company for not taking up highway works from Bam to Gabu Stream despite assurances.
The stretch of the road has reportedly been lying in deplorable condition and it
is almost abandoned by all the passenger vehicles that prefer to ply from Aalo to
Silapather and Itanagar via narrow Nikte-Nyorak road.
The people from Doji, Bagra, Angu and other areas have been bearing the brunt of
bad road condition for last few years.
The district administration has handed over the said stretch of road to the TK Engineering
and it is up to the executing agencies to speed up the pace of work. DIPRO
Bankers urged to look beyond profit for success of e-payment
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh urged the
bankers to look beyond making profit for overall success of Digital Payment Methods.
Singh urged the bankers to go for financial inclusion of remote places and conduct
sensitization programmes on digital payment for all the traders/ businessmen of twin
capital city of Itanagar and Naharlagun and government employees in various departments
in liaison with administrative officers.
He was addressing a meeting to discuss various methods of digital payment, which
was attended by all the administrative officers, bankers in capital complex, Lead
Bank Manager, HODs, office bearers of Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries,
market welfare committees.
The bankers explained the benefits of installing POS system in various merchant establishments.
Attention was also drawn on non-availability of internet connection in remote places
for digital payment by the administrative officers and heads of various line departments.
They sought suggestion and solution for cashless transaction in such places, where
there is no internet and Mobile network for disbursement of various govt. schemes
such as MGNERGA wages and purchase of goods from Public Distribution Systems.
The Managing Director, Apex Bank Govt. of Aruanchal Pradesh displayed various banking
products - Micro ATM, V-Sat enabled network with solar power for cashless transaction
for remote places. Mobile ATM (Sim-based) POS-System, Kisan Debit Card (Rupay), Kissan
(Card), Sim se Pay (IMPS based) etc were other products that were demonstrated for
digital payment method.
The Yes Bank Manager also introduced the banking product "YesTag" offered by the
Bank to their customer.
The Branch Manager of SBI, Itanagar highlighted the various banking products for
Digital Payment such as SBI Buddy, SBI Freedom etc. through PowerPoint. DIRPO
DC stresses on proper utilization of resources
PASIGHAT, Jan 13: East Siang Deputy Commissioner, Tamiyo Tatak has stressed on proper
utilization of resources with strict monitoring and compliance of all quality control
measures as per laid down guidelines.
Addressing a coordination meeting held at the Siang hall here on Thursday last, to
review the progress of all government departments of the district, the DC called
upon the implementing agencies to come up with clear idea on target and achievements
of schemes undertaken by them.
While listing his top priorities, the DC informed that the district administration
would put all efforts to get a place in the ensuing Smart City Race. Health and hygiene,
water supply, education,
electricity, road communication, installation of solar power plant, agri-horti sectors
would be revitalized. Digital governance and coordinated efforts of all elected representatives,
officers, senior citizens and youths, a wide range of awareness campaigns would take
place to aware and educate the people on smart living.
The planners should prepare a plan on technology based urban system and seek public
opinions as how they would go about making Pasighat, a Smart City with efficient
management and economic growth. Being strategically located, with excellent connectivity
by river, air, rail and roads, Pasighat is located on the mid-point of six districts
including a vast area of neighboring Assam. With advent of Smart City Project local
people would have more opportunities to begin new ventures, startups, and other entrepreneurial
opening, noted DC Tatak.
The meeting was attended by the In-charge SP A. Taying, engineers of all working
departments and head of offices. (DIPRO)
FARM Northeast Prog- II launched in Raga
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) with support of
Caritas India launched the project "Facilitating Agricultural Regeneration Mission
(FARM)" in North East Phase-II at Boasimla under Raga sub-division of Lower Subansiri.
The main focus of the project is to improve the life of poor and marginalized people
through sustainable livelihood options mainly agriculture. The major thrust of the
project implementation is to promote sustainable (traditional) agriculture practices,
herbal medicines to improve the livelihood of the villagers.
The project was launched by Raga Block Development Officer Tassar Dava and Caritas
India's Zonal Manager (Guwahati) Jonas Lakra in presence of 15 GBs and 80 farmers
and staff of Saint Claret School, Boasimla.
IDEA Deputy Director Sr. Lissy, Project Coordinator Sanjit Basumatary and field supervisors
were also present during the programme.
The BDO planted saplings in the school compound to mark the launching of second phase
of the programme.
Caritas India's Zonal Manager Lakra explained in details the objectives of Farm Northeast
Programme Phase - II to the entire public.
On the occasion, a plantation programme was organized in 15 villages under Raga.
HGBs, GBs asked to be conscious of their responsibilities
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Commissioner GA/DA & Education, Hage Kojeen exhorted the Head
Gaon Buras (HGBs) and Gaon Buras (GBs) to be conscious of their responsibilities
and discharge their duties with sincerity to maintain law and order at their respective
He said this during a meeting of HGBs and GBs at Abotani Hall, Hapoli on Friday.
Elaborating on powers and functions of GBs, he said that the institution of Gaon
Buras originates from the Assam Frontier (Administration of Justice) Regulation 1945.
'As provided in the Regulation, this is one of its kind institution in our country
upon which the power of police, criminal and civil court is vested. Therefore, it
becomes all the more important for HGBs and GBs to be conscious of their responsibilities',
He further informed that the GoAP has increased the honorarium of HGBs to Rs 1500
and that of GBs to 1000 and hoped that it would further motivate them.
Touching upon the vexed issue of expansion of advance landing ground at Old Ziro
to accommodate landing of fixed winged aircrafts for civilians,
the Commissioner requested the HGBs and GBs to impress upon the populace nearby
the ALG to accept expansion plan of ALG for greater good of the generations to come.
The meeting was also attended by Nending Chatung, incharge DC along with all the
administrative officers and the EE, Power, Ziro.
District task force for IPPI (NID) and MI 2017
YUPIA, Jan 13: The district level workshop-cum-district task force for immunisation
meeting on IPPI (NID) and mission Indradhanush (MI) 2017 of district health society,
Papum Pare was held at ZPC's conference hall here on Friday under the chairmanship
of ADC Hage Taka.
DMO Dr Tasso Kampu, DRCHO Dr. Jomnya Ado, DANO Dr. Tania Raju, DVBDCPO Dr. Tana Aruna,
CDPO Naharlagun Y R Ete and MO inchrage of all health facilities of the district,
TRIHMS and staffs from RKM Hospital, Itanagar, were present.
ADC Hage Taka urged all the participants to actively take part in the IPPI and MI
workshop. Stressing on effective planning and implementing IPPI and MI programme
in the district, he exhorted other line departments like Education, ICDS, police
department etc, to work together for its effective implementation.
Urging all MO i/c and other health workers to reach those remote areas where transportation
hasn't reached, he said, "Not even a single child of the district during the IPPI
and MI programme should be left behind."
He also urged DMO/DRCHO, Papum Pare to award best MO i/c or staffs of the district
with commendation certificate for encouraging them.
DMO Papum Pare, Dr Tasso Kampu directed all MO i/c and health workers to sincerely
deliver their duty on the IPPI and MI programme.
She also directed all Mo i/c and other health workers to wear uniform compulsorily
while discharging their duties and that each and every child (0 to 5years) age children
must get vaccinated.
DRCHO, Dr J Ado reviewed the 2016 IPPI and third phase of the MI and also briefed
all the participants about the Target and Achievement of the entire Blocks of Papum
Pare district in his comprehensive PowerPoint Presentation on parameters of IPPI
and MI of previous year achievement. He informed that the total target of the district
is 29684 (below 0-5 years) of age during the IPPI and MI programme. (DIPRO)
Conference of IMCLS begins at Anini
ANINI, Jan 13: The general conference of the Idu Mishmi Cultural & Literary Society
(IMCLS), the apex body of the Idu Mishmi community, began at the auditorium of Govt
Higher Secondary School, here on Friday.
Speaking during its inaugural session, Dibang Valley DC Tamune Miso emphasized on
the importance of preserving Idu language, developing the script and introducing
it in primary as well as secondary levels in schools. He also suggested for coming
up with remedial measures with menace of drugs and alcohol among the youths.
He also underscored on the cooperation of the society to the district administration
in enforcing Swaccha Bharat Mission and making the Idu Society an Open defecation
free society. He also urged the apex body to stay away from communal mindsets and
work for the betterment of the Society.
General Secretary of Cultural and Literary Society of Mishmi (CALSOM) Suraj Tayang
Bittu Kri, Rome Mele, Shanti Mihu, Gote Mega, Dishi Mihu and Late Athombo Molo were
felicitated by IMCLS for their contribution and bringing laurels to the community.
DEO’s holds interactive prog. with students
BOMDILA, Jan 13: Adhering to the Election Commission's theme for the 7th National
Voter's Day (NVD) empowering young and future voters, an interactive teaching and
learning activities with the students at Government Higher Secondary School, Bomdila
In the run up to the 7th National Voter's Day to be celebrated on January 25, the
Deputy Commissioner Sonal Swaroop, who also is the District Election Officer, has
had interaction with the future voters (of class X and XII).
The DC cum DEO answered numerous queries from students between the age group of 15-17
years, and explained in details on subject starting from federal government structure
to ECI, age limit for new voters, form 6, 7, 8, 8A and others.
Among others, inquisitive questions posed to the DEO ranged from the coinciding of
MP and MLA election to how ECI supervises the state election etc.
The interaction programme was followed by screening of "Masti Dosti Matdan" movie.
Similar interactive programmes were also conducted by ADC in-charge (HQs) cum ERO
Sang Khandu, Bhalukpong EAC T Riba and Rupa SDO TR Tapu at government higher secondary
schools Nafra, Bhalukpong and Rupa respectively on January 10 and encouraged the
students to get themselves enrolled in the electoral rolls.
Aalo DIPRO adds: In an effort to empower young and future voters of the district,
an Interactive school engagement programme was also held at Nehru Memorial Govt.
HS School on Friday.
Around 1000 thousand students with teachers attended the day-long programme.
Informing the students that Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to dedicate
the year 2017 to the future voters and have the NVD as the running theme, West Siang
District Election Gamli Padu exhorted all young eligible voters to enroll their names
in electoral rolls to exercise their franchise in the coming election. He also informed
that all newly enrolled voters will be felicitated on National Voters Day on January
CO (Election) Lijum Ete highlighted the importance of participation of youths in
election process and also informed on the registration process.
A question-answer session was also held.
National Youth Day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Along with the rest of the country, the 154th birth anniversary
of Swami Vivekananda was also celebrated at Vivekananda Centre of Human Excellence
(VCHE), Naharlagun on Thursday. Rev Monk Mangalatm-anandaji Maharaj of Rama Krishna
Mission Hospital inaugurated a new Computer lab set up in the VCHE premises to mark
Earlier, members of the Centre distributed blankets and principal food items to the
women residing in the Mother's Home, Naharlagun.
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) state unit also observed the day. At Doimukh
and Tezu, school students came out in large number to participate in rally organised
by the Karyakartas. At Aalo, Seppa, Naharlagun, Sagalee and Itanagar, different activities
such as drawing Competition, Essay Writing competition, Elocution Compilation and
lectures were conducted.
At Pasighat, National Cadet Corps (NCC) celebrated the day in a different way under
the supervision of Col. H. Padmanabhan, CO, 22 AP NCC Company and AK Singh NCC Officer.
NCC cadets of Daying Ering Hr. Sec School, Pasighat went out and interacted with
public at various places to motivate people to adopt and promote cashless transactions.
They explained how to use UPI and BHIM without using smart phones and internet for
DC Tamiyo Tatak urged the cadets to reach out to market places with similar mission
and help the shop owners make digital transactions.
At Namsai, the dance team from Lekang circle was declared winner of the district-level
traditional dance and drama competition on the occasion of Vivekananda Jayanti at
At VKV, Jirdin, West Siang DC Gamli Padu stressed on the importance of the day and
highlighted the contribution of VKV Jirdin as a premier institution in girls' education
in the district.
Principal K Amudha Valli suggested the students to imbibe the ideals of Swami Vivekananda.
(With input from DIPROs)
Governor greets on Makar Sankranti
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Arunachal Pradesh Governor, V Shanmuganathan has greeted the people
of the state on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.
In his festival message, the Governor said that Makar Sankranti is one of the most
propitious occasions for the Hindus and is celebrated all parts of the country with
great devotion and religious fervor. Lakhs of people take a dip in places like Gangasagar,
Prayag and also in Parasuram Kund in Arunachal Pradesh and pray to the Sun.
While extending his best wishes to all, the Governor hoped that the festival binds
everyone in fraternal love and affection. (PRO to Governor)
Pensioners seeks 7th CPC
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Claiming that Finance Department is yet to issue order for affecting
the benefits of 7th Central Pay Commission as announced by the State Government,
the Arunachal Pradesh State Government Pensioners Association expressed its anguish
over alleged inordinate delay. The pensioners submitted a representation to Chief
Secretary urging her for immediate redressal. The finance department has issued office
of memorandum for effecting new pay structure of regular staff, the association added.
Felicitation for Mother of Substance
ZIRO, Jan 13: Byodakiila Anne Society, Ziro (BAS) on Friday felicitated Hage Tado
Nanya for winning the 'Mrs. Arunachal Mother's of Substance 2016' title, which was
held in Itanagar recently.
Speaking at the function, BAS secretary Hage Riku Yabii, exhorted the younger generation
to draw inspiration from Nanya's (55) success and work hard to achieve the desired
goal in life.
The first batch of contemporary Apatani girl students of seventies has also formed
a society, of which Nanya also is a member. The society has resolved to take up social
various socials issues, like women empowerment, and also motivating other like minded
members of various organizations to work in this field.
DC convenes coordination meeting
AALO, Jan 13: A coordination meeting was conducted under the chairmanship of Siang
Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Singh to take stock of all issues concerning newly created
Siang district at the DC's Conference Hall, Pangin on Jan 11 last.
The meeting dwelt at length on labour budget, work projection, Aadhar seeding, bank
account, geo tagging under MGNREGA and other Centrally Sponsored Schemes.
Earlier, during his spot visits to the villages of Rumgong blocks at Jomlomogku,
Jomlo Bari, Pankeng Moli, Pessing, Rampa, Mopung, Molom on Jan 12 last, the DC instructed
all BDOs to upload and complete the pending works within a week and proposed to visit
all the works taken up in all blocks of Siang as scheduled from Jan 12 to Feb 10
The DC further advised people to use MGNERGA and other fund judiciously. The meeting
was attended by DRDA PD, T Jonnom, APO (RE) Kerli Bui and all BDOs, EO (REs) of Siang.
Youth awareness camp held
AALO, Jan 13: West Siang District Health Society along with "Voluntary Star Campaigner'
on Friday held a youth awareness camp at Pobdi Secondary School, wherein some burning
issues facing the youth today, like drugs addiction, alcoholism, early marriage etc
were dwelt elaborately by the doctors and social activists.
Mechukha ADC Tumge loya reminded the students of their duty and responsibility and
asked them to devote time and energy to study.
Stating that quality education leads to a healthy society, the ADC called upon the
teachers to impart quality education. District Medical Officer (DMO) Dr. Marbom Basar
advised the school children to set achievable target and work hard to achieve it.
He also advised them not waste their valuable time and energy in unproductive activities.
DFWO Dr. K.Ori gave emphasis on youth health saying that healthy body and mind is
the key to success and happiness. He advised the school children to keep their surrounding
Social workers Jarjum Ete advised the girl students to study first and avoid early
Retired State Govt. Secretary Tomi Ete explained the harmful effects of smoking,
drugs and alcohol on user's health and its negative impact on society. DIPRO
Skill training for urban poor commences in Pasighat
ITANAGAR, Jan 13: Skill development training for urban local poor within the jurisdiction
of Pasighat Municipal Council (PMC) commenced at Conference Hall of the IMC here.
SynchroServe Global Solutions Pvt. Ltd. partnering with Tajuk Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
is conducting the training with support of PMC under State Urban Livelihoods Mission
The inaugural function was attended by Mission Director, State Urban Livelihoods
Mission Taring Darang, PMC Deputy Chief Councillor Kaling Darang, Chief Municipal
Executive Officer (PMC) Einstein Koyu, State Mission Manager (SULM) Sameer Nitik,
vice president of Tajuk Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Timothy Nima.
Training on energy conservation building code commences
TAWANG, Jan 13: A two days training on 'energy conservation building code' commenced
here on Friday organized by Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) with
support of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Govt. of India.
The day one of the training, which was attended by HoDs, dealt on subjects like,
introduction of ECBC, scope of code - applicability, administration and enforcement-compliance
requirements, building envelope- code compliance through building envelope, heating
ventilation and air conditioning- code compliance through HVAC system design for
building and APECBC and simulation.
The training also covered topics, like Service Hot Water Requirement and Pumping
- Code Compliance through efficient power distribution system design for building.
Assistant Project Manager of BEE Abdullah Nisar Siddiqui, Simulation Specialist
(Building Physics (Ziaur Rehman, Simulation Specialist (Built Environment of Global
Evolutionary Energy Design) SMH Adil are the resource persons. DIPRO