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Posting of teachers demanded

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: The 12th Pakke-Kessang Youth Forum (12th PKYF) has demanded posting of Science and Mathematics teachers in all secondary schools of Pakke-Kessang area.

In a letter to the East Kameng DDSE, the Forum also appealed him to direct the authorities of various schools in the area to abide by the RTE rules and not to charge admission free upto Class –VIII.

While lauding the initiative of state Govt for establishment of a police out post at Pakke-Kessang area, the Forum appealed to the SP to post adequate police personnel in their area to ensure peace and tranquility.


Food Safety & Standards

NAHARLAGUN, Jul 13: The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 and the rules there-under will soon be replaced effective from August 5 next by the new comprehensive Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 and Food Safety & Standards Rules, 2011.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (Ministry of Health & FW, Government of India) have notified the final Food Safety and Standards Rules,2011 in the Gazette of India vide G.S.R 362(E) in May, 2011. However, all Food Licenses granted/renewed under the existing PFA Act, 1954 and rules there-under would remain valid up to March 31, 2011. Grant and renewal of Food Licenses under the new Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and rules there-under will be made known in due course;  according to a press note issued by the Food Safety Cell of the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of AP. (DIPR)


Bandh called off

Itanagar, Jul 13: According to an information received the 72 hrs Aalo bandh has been called off after a meeting of Paktu Area Peoples’ Forum & Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association (PAYWA). The proposed bandh call on July 14 was called by PAYWA to press for their demands which include release of those arrested following the assault on Deputy Commissioner. The bandh has been called off after an assurance by the administration to release the four arrested.


World Population Day

CHANGLANG July 13: The World Population Day was observed at the District Hospital Changlang, along with the rest of the World Day on July 11.

Dr. H. Tangjang SMO-SG, Medical Superintendent, briefed the importance of the day while  Dr. M. Khimhun, DTO, informed about decreasing trend of population at Khimyang Circle in spite of the over all increase in the population of Changlang District.

The District Medical Officer, Dr. Pramathesh De, highlighted the significance of the World Population Day.

He informed how the life expectancy has roused from mere 30 to 67 years in between the year 1800 to 2005 A.D. Decrease in mortality rate and increase in life expectancy have been the major factors of population explosion, he said. DIPRO


Cemented total knee joint replacement

ITANAGAR, July 13: Charuk Lida from Daporizo underwent cemented total knee joint replacement on July 11. The 2 hours long surgery was done by Dr Lenin Ligu in Deen Dayal Uphadhyay Hospital New Delhi under guidance of Dr V K Goyal.

A release stated that Lida is probably the first Arunachalee to get artificial knee joint.

He had been suffering from painful knee since last 30 years and was having lots of difficulty in doing his daily routine activities.


INTUC, AP Branch hopes more labour benefits

ITANAGAT July 13: INTUC Pradesh Branch Arunachal Pradesh has expressed the hope that with appointment of Pawan Singh Ghatowar, as a whole as minister DoNER, who relentlessly worked for labor class would bring a tremendous benefits and development for the labour community of the north eastern states during his tenure.


DC calls for verification of documents

ITANAGAR, July 13:  Papum Pare District Magistrate –cum--Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu in an order directed all the bank authorities to verify the LPC/mortgage/non-encumbrance certificate before sanctioning loan to any private individuals.

There is every chance of forging the documents by the private individual for obtaining financial assistance from any nationalized and private banks, the order said adding that administration came to know about such instances of availing bank loan by using fake documents.

The district administration will not be responsible for any loan granted without due verification of LPC/mortgage/NEC from the  DC office.


Health Mela

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: Family Health Mela was conducted at CHC, Kimin on July 11 to mark the Population Stabilization fortnight being observed by District Health Society, Yupia Papum Pare District from July 11-24.

On the occasion, Laparoscopic sterilization was done to sixteen beneficiaries besides awareness programme on family planning methods, counseling and IEC activities.

The programme was inaugurated by ZPM Bamang Yayu in presence of EAC Kimin, CO and ASM chairperson and public.


CM to release Bhoti language books

ITANAGAR: Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin, Education Minister Bosiram Siram and Tourism Minister Pema Khandu have consented to attend as chief guest and guests of hounor in the releasing ceremony of Bhoti language text books on July 16 at Banquet Hall, Itanagar.

The Text book on Bhoti language prepared by Buddhist scholars and experts and published by department of Karmik and Adhyatmik Affairs, Itanagar is meant for class I-VIII students.


Bandh opposed

ITANAGAR: Naharlagun Bazaar Welfare Committee has opposed the proposed bandh call on July 14. Such bandh call only affects the business community and daily wage earner, the Committee said  and appealed to the organizations to withdraw the bandh.


NES to felicitate toppers

ITANAGAR: Nyishi Elite Society (NES) will present scholarship and cash award to 20 student toppers of Class X and XII CBSE -2011 of the community in a felicitation function being organized at Nyikum Niya Hall, Nyirubjolli on July 16.


Pahumara-Potin road on priority-II

ITANAGAR: The upgradation of road between Pahumara to Potin to NH double lane will be taken up in phase II on poriority basis. This was informed by Union Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju.

Responding to a letter of MP Takam Sanjoy, Raju further informed that   the proposal for upgradation of Pahumara-Potin road  has been examined and it was decided to  materialize the proposal on priority –II  after the  completion of priority –I road.


Talom Rukbo literary competition

PASIGHAT: The Central Solung Festival Celebration Committee (CSFCC), 2011, Pasighat in a meeting, decided to conduct Golgi Bote Lt. Talom Rukbo Literary competition and Lt. Komeng Dai Art competitions amongst the students and sought articles, write up on various social and developmental affair/issues from the writers to include in the Solung-Souvenir ARSI’11.

Earlier, the committee members met the Deputy Commissioner and sought his help in the maintenance and widening of the approach road of Solung ground.

Meanwhile, DC Onit Panyang immediately directed the Deputy Director (UD), LRSO and Town Magistrate to ensure free and fair traffic movement during the celebration. DIPRO



ITANAGAR, July 13:  Teshi Sony, Tok Omang and Nabam Tempo have been selected as the president, vice president and general secretary of the Arunachal Pradesh Elite Youth Organsiation (APEYO).



ITANAGAR, Jul 13: Karga Ao Welfare Society condoled the demised of its member Peka Naji.

He was born on 7.7.1967 and survived is by seven sons and three daughters.

He served as President of Upper Subansiri District Youth Congress Committee, Anchal Samiti Member from Panimuri and Nuk from 1993 to 1999, three times consecutives Board of Director Members of DAPO LAMPS Ltd. and President, Upper Subansiri District Cooperative Union (USDCU), Board of Director, Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Union.

Besides, he was the founder members of Gongo Welfare Society and served as President for two consecutive terms till death and was also the Chief Convenor of Karga Ao Welfare Society of Upper Subansiri and West Siang Districts.

The members of the Karga Ao Welfare Society prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members at this hour of grief.


News Impact

Union Ministry to enhance APL Rice Quota for Arunachal Pradesh

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Prof. K.V Thomas has assured to enhance the quotas of APL rice quota, SK Oil (Kerosine) for Arunachal Pradesh at the earliest. The Union Minister gave the assurance to the members of the consultative committee of Food Corporation of India (FCI) for Arunachal Pradesh yesterday.

The minister also assured to release the allotted fund for the construction of proposed 12 FCI godowns in Arunachal Pradesh besides fund for other four districts subject to acquisition of land and proper clearance from the state govt.

Besides, the minister also will take up the issue of conversion of Rongya-Murkongselek meter gauge railway line to broad gauge with Railway Ministry for speedy and timely delivery of PDS items.

Earlier, the Consultative Committee members comprising former Minister Anok Wangsa, Nabam Jollaw, Tacho Kabak, Nima Sange and Karto Kaye called on the Minister and submitted a memorandum demanding construction of FCI Godowns in all the district headquarters of Arunachal Pradesh, enhancement of quota for APL rice from present 44,750 quintals to 90,000 quintals per month and  SK Oil from present 636 KL to 1272 KL considering the ever increasing population, and conversion of the present Meter Gauge to Broad Gauge (Railway).

It also apprised the minister of their earlier representation submitted to the then Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Sharad Pawar at New Delhi on October 22, 2010 for the enhancement of APL and BPL Rice quota.

The memorandum said that enhancement in quotas of SK Oil and rice was necessary due to increase in population. Further, most of the rural areas of the state are not yet connected through road communications and the administrative circles and villages too are not yet electrified. Moreover, there is no LPG gas connections in those areas, the memorandum.

Govt of India has allocated 6678 MT of BPL Rice and 914 MT of BPL wheat under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) at the BPL Central Issue Price (CIP) for distribution of BPL beneficiaries during the current financial year from June 2011 to March 2012 for the state of Arunachal Pradesh under the initiative of FCI Consultative Committee for Arunachal Pradesh.


APCSOA demands inquiry into Aalo episode

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service  Officers Association (APCSOA) requested the government to immediately institute an inquiry into the Aalo incident through a retired Judge to unfold the truth behind the whole episode. The quantum of punishment should be commensurate with the degree of crime.

The Association further reacted to media report in which Member Secretary, Core- Committee, 31- Aalo East Assembly Constituency, is credited to have stated that “the mastermind of the Aalo imbroglio is none other than Jalash Pertin, EAC,” who was posted in the office of the DC Aalo, and was temporarily looking after Judicial branch as Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC).

The APCSOA is perplexed and anguished at the allegation leveled against one of its senior officer who has been rendering his dedicated service to the government of Arunachal for more than two decades. The unceremonious ‘immediate transfer’ of Jalash Pertin from Aalo smacks of a deep conspiracy to malign the credentials of a dedicated APCS officer, it stated.

The APCSOA demand a written apology from Member Secretary, Core- Committee, 31- Aalo East Assembly Constituency, within a week’s time.  Else the association will file a defamation suit against him as per prescribed norms of law for maligning the image of the Officer concern, it stated while adding that if this trend of false allegations continues and if the public starts believing the charges at its face value, the government officers would lose the zeal to serve with dedication and commitment. APCSOA requested the right thinking citizens/ organizations to see the pros and cons before taking any harsh step against one another.


Budget Committee for enhancement of MLALAD

NAHARLAGUN, Jul 13: With an effort to revamp the financial autonomy of legislative assembly secretariat, the Budget Committee sitting was held under the Chairmanship of deputy speaker Tapang Talo after more than six and half years at Nokmey Namati Hall of Legislative Assembly on July 7 .

The Committee examined in depth the budget proposals drafted by the Legislative Assembly Secretariat.

The Committee was also of the opinion that MLALAD fund should be increased from existing Rs.70 lakhs to Rs.1.5 crore for each MLA since  MLALAD fund are used for real public cause.

The Committee strongly recommended the proposal to State Planning Board for incorporating the Plan allocation during AOP, 2011-12.

The Committee was of the opinion that LA Secretariat should have been allocated under Plan allocation for maintenance of infrastructure and upgrade the present Assembly Secretariat including maintenance of MLA Cottages.

The committee felt that the supervision of these areas should have been brought to the direct control of the Speaker since LA Secretariat do not enjoy funding under Plan Sector.

After a threadbare discussion in each sector of Non-Plan expenditure, and after curtailments and modifications wherever necessary, both Thongdok and Dr Tapak satisfied with the Department’s Budget proposals which was also accepted in principle by the Chairman. The detailed report will, however, be submitted to the Government after formal approval of  the Speaker. DIPR


CCSC-B and TTFC win in Tiger 7 Soccer tourney

ITANAGAR, Jul 13 : Capital Complex Sports Club-B team and TTFC won their respective matches against Model Sports Club and Capital Complex Sports Club -A team in the 2nd State Level Tiger 7 Soccer Tournament.

Pani Raju and Gangte Rovi of Capital Complex Sports Club-B team scored a goal each in 6 minute and 24 minutes respectively to beat Model Sports Club 2-0 in the first match at  Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

In another match of the day, TTFC defeated Capital Complex Sports Club-A team 2-1 with goals from  N. Abin and T. Viashal in 12 minute and 25 minutes. The consolation goal for Capital Complex Sports Club-A team was scored by Tayang Juna just before the final hooter.

Nyokum Lapang FC will play against Nirjuli Yuwa FC in tomorrow’s first match at 2.30 pm while Gora Makik FC-A team will lock horns with their ‘B” teams at 4 pm.


Four Army personnel feared drowned

Daporijo, Jul 13: Four Army personnel were feared drowned when the jeep carrying them fell into Subansiri River at Redding, 183 km from Upper Subansiri, on July 11 at 12.40 pm.  

According to DIPRO report, the accident occurred when the jeep bearing registration no DA 05B 091303A of the 23 Rajput BN was traveling towards Limeking.

The whereabouts of the vehicle along with the army personnel are yet not known. The army personnel, who were travelling in the jeep were Naik Subedar Mahavir Singh Sampawat (4A0530N), Havaldar Tejbhan Singh (2989681H), Sepoy Shiv Singh Gurjar (3004121F) and Sepoy Narendra Vikram Singh Rathore (3007074A)

All the people living along the banks of the Subansiri River are requested to be on the lookout and if any information about the whereabouts of the personnel or vehicle or equipment are known, to contact the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police, Daporijo, Upper Subansiri. DIPRO


Garg stresses on reliable, accurate data under NSS

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: The  three-day state level training on 68th Round National Sample Survey for the data collectors began at the Directorate of Economics and Statistics.

The present 68th of National Sample Survey (NSS), which started on July One, is earmarked for collection of data on household consumer expenditure and employment/Unemployment; and will be completed by June 30, 2012.

Ankur Garg, Secretary, Planning, Economics and Statistics, attending training programme said that with the 12th Five Year Planning approaching, the Planning Commission has decided to make plan of inclusive growth. Laying stress on the sample survey, he said data help estimate income and poverty as well as the economic status at which the citizens are living. He urged all the field officers to provide reliable and accurate data.           

Siladitya Choudhury, DDG, NSSO (FOD), Guwahati, also attended the training workshop as a guiding faculty as well as observer. He briefed about the importance and functions of NSSO.

The basic objective of the employment-unemployment surveys of NSSO is to get estimates of the employment and unemployment characteristics at national and state level.

National Sample Survey (NSS) is a centrally sponsored scheme of national importance. It is a continuing multi subject and time-bound programme for house-hold enquiries. Each round is for a specific period usually of 12 months or 6 months covering some topic of current interest.

While the responsibility of conducting the field work of both Central and State samples lies with the Directorate, the task of tabulation of the central sample schedules is carried out by DPD, NSSO, Kolkata.

As the entire responsibility of conducting the field work of this survey will be carried out by the field staffs at the District Level, this training workshop has been organized to make them properly trained about the details of the survey.  NSSO was set up by the Govt. of India in the year 1950 for the specific purpose of collecting comprehensive information on various socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the population through sample surveys on a country - wide basis.

The NSS was introduced in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in  the year 1972-73 on a pilot basis in two districts of erstwhile Kameng and Subansiri.  The coverage of NSS was extended to all the districts of Arunachal Pradesh from the 31st round during 1976-77 and the entire responsibility of conducting the survey in this state has been entrusted to the Directorate of Economics and Statistics. The latest round (67th round) has been completed successfully during the period from July 2010 to June 2011. (DIPR)


World Population Fortnight 2011

Dr D Padung

The tremendous  interest generated  on 11 July 1987 led to the establishment of World Population Day as an annual event. For more than 20 years, 11 July has been an occasion to mark the significance of population trends and related issues.

In many ways, it is an achievement: Globally, people are living longer and healthier lives, and couples are choosing to have fewer children. However, because so many couples are in, or will soon be entering, their reproductive years and the world population is projected to increase for decades to come.  Meeting the needs of current and future generations presents daunting challenges.

Whether we can live

together equitably on a healthy planet will depend on the choices and decisions we make now. In a world of 7 billion people, and counting, we need to count each other. 

In Arunachal Pradesh also, the World Population Day was celebrated on 11th July at Itanagar where, the HPS Thangwang Wangham flagged off the population rally. Hundreds of school children took part in the rally and it culminated into a formal oral and visual ceremony at Vivekananda Hall. It not only signifies the formal kick off but also an enduring commitment to the cause for a stable population.

In the districts, the World Population Day is proceeded by World Population Fortnight with a slogan: Chhota Parivar: Sampoorna Vikas  (Small family: Overall Development). The celebration is preceded by Mobilisation Fortnight (Dampatti Sampark Pakhwada): (27th June to 10th July) and now Population Fortnight (Jansankhya Sthirita Pakhwada) from 11th to 24th July; It may be called as: Family Health Mela fortnight (11th to 24th July).

The activities in the mobilisation fortnight include:

1. Updating of the eligible couple survey register by the ANMs and ASHAs in the district so that the target couples could be identified and sensitised.

2. Awareness generation

3. IEC on various

Family Planning methods/services as well their availability at various health facilities across the districts.

The proposed activities in the population fortnight are

1. Exhibition of family planning methods

2. Other RCH and HIV/AIDS activities

3. Counselling of clients on the basket of choices

4. Display of Banners & posters at prominent places & all health facilities

5. Distribution of Leaflets in every village

While planning and implementing the proposed fortnight, strong coordination and cooperation from all quarters are absolutely vital. This include role of Deputy Commissioner to ensure presence of local MPs (Lok Sabha & Rajya sabha), MLAs, Chairmen & Zila Parishad Members belonging to the district in the melas/ programs to be organized at the district level or may have one in each parliamentary constituency, The Nehru Yuvak Kendras are to be enlisted for mobilizing young people from the villages, mobilize eligible couple to participate in the mela and ensure good gathering. all ANMs/ Health workers and ASHAs in the district are to be instructed to perform side by side activities on IEC is to be scaled up from village to village for spreading the messages on family planning. It could have one ANM or “satisfied couple” on it to convince eligible couples on the advantages of practicing Family Planning

The mobilization and promotional activities would be carried out all throughout the fortnight.

At the facility level, services related to family planning will be provided as per the choice of the client in designated District Hospital, CHC / PHC. Provision of temporary method choices will be provided free of cost at all level and it is expected to provide about 3038 Intra Uterine Device (IUD) to the eligible couples. The supply of oral pills will also be provided free of cost and the state expects to provided 1631 OCP cycles to the eligible couples. Permanent method services in the District Hospitals (fixed site) and camps specifically organised for sterilisation and vasectomy services will be organised in all the districts and It is expected that about 3735 sterilisation operations would be done in the state. There will be provision of counselling sessions on family planning methods and services. Further, it is envisaged that two best performing districts and four blocks and best performing personnel may be felicitated at the state level.

Finally, as the slogan goes, let us grow not in numbers but in quality. Let us decide wisely for our future as today is the day we have. Who knows, tomorrow may be too late. Let us come together, help each other and establish a small and happy family which mean, a state filled with quality people devoid of hunger, frictions, congestions, diseases but a healthy, happy and vibrant Arunachal Pradesh. (Dr Padung is State Nodal Officer (NRHM) Arunachal Pradesh)


DC inspects block point on Khonsa –Lazu Road

KHONSA, July 13: Tirap Deputy Commissioner W. Lowang accompanied by CO Lazu and DRRO inspected the block point near Pongkong village on Khonsa- Lazu road recently.

The DC met BRTF personnel working to restore the road communication and appreciated their effort. He also met some of the local leaders there and assured them of all possible help from the district administration.      

The road blockade caused by huge landslide was so massive that even BRTF, considered the most efficient work force in the region, had admitted that it would take months to re-open for traffic, the DC said and appealed the local people to bear with BRTF and extend their full cooperation.

There is acute scarcity of essential commodities in whole of Lazu area due to the road blockade.

The district administration in collaboration with the department of Food & Civil Supplies had arranged dropping of PDS items but owing to inclement weather it couldn’t be materialized fully.

The local people have requested the district administration to resort to head load of PDS items which is the only practical option left till restoration of road communication.

Meanwhile, the general public of Lazu circle have sought the intervention of state government in improvement of old porter tracks for transportation of PDS items by head load.

Local MLA Y. Matey who is closely monitoring the situation is in constant touch with the district administration.  DIPRO


Training on office automation

CHANGLANG, July 13: A training programme on “Office Automation” for Ministerial staffs of District Administration started in NIC District Centre, Changlang on July 11.

Addressing the inaugural function, Changlang Deputy Commissioner Opak Gao explained the importance of this training and told the trainees to give utmost interest and try to gain whatever possible out of it. He told the trainees that in this age of Information Technology, knowledge of computer and Internet are must for everyone. The age of Type Writers are gone and obsolete, he said.

This training programme is being sponsored by Administrative Training Institute,  Naharlagun and with course fees assistance of Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, New Delhi under its “Specific to state category plan training programmes.”

Course Director Radhe Hinda, DIO, Changlang informed that there are 23 ministerial staffs from different branches of district administration who are attending the training programme.

This is being conducted with resources from NIC District Centre and collaboration with local private computer tutorial, MICE (Manipal Institute of Computer Education) located at Changlang town.

Circle Officer Binti Mibang is coordinating the training programme as Course Coordinator.

The training session is divided into Theory and Practical sessions.

The “Office Automation” training course contains introduction to Hardware and Software, introduction to Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point Presentation and Basic Network and Internet. The two weeks long training programme will be concluded on July 22. DIPRO


Mazdoor Union for modernization of district hospital

ITANAGAR, July 13: The Mazdoor Union, Ziro has urged the Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner to provide an ambulance and modern equipments to the district hospital Ziro at the earliest.

In a 7-point memorandum submitted to the DC, the Union said that due to non-availability of ambulance facilities patients can not receive treatment on time at Hospital. Sometimes, serious patients succumb to their ailments in emergency situation due to absence of ambulance facilities, the union said.

It further said  that on many occasions the patients of the District Hospital Ziro are referred to Itanagar or Gauhati even for the simple and small medical test of various diseases due to non-availability of medical equipment. The Union demanded procurement of all modern medical equipments in the district Hospital Ziro for better treatment.

Other demands of the Union included supply of life saving drug, posting of Specialist Doctors, attendance of doctors in duty on time, maintenance of proper timetable for treatment of indoor and outdoor patients and above all maintenance of cleanliness  in the hospital.


Coordination cum review meeting on IGMSY

ITANAGAR, July 13: A district level coordination cum review meeting on Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY), a scheme to improve the nutritional status of pregnant and lactating mothers and Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (SABLA) was organized by  deputy director, ICDS Cell at the DC’s conference hall, Yupia yesterday.

ICDS deputy director P E Angu in her key note address requested all the members present to extend their cooperation for the successful implementation of the schemes in the district. She also gave a presentation of the rollout of the schemes, and hoped that the targets would be achieved by the next review meet.

Dr. A Tabui, DMO and Dr Dimong Padung, Nodal Officer, NHRM also agreed that the convergence of health and ICDS department was important. They further said that community awareness of the schemes was important for better coverage in the district.

Heads of the other Govt departments and Nabum Bate, ZPM also assured all cooperation and help in bringing awareness on the schemes in the grassroots level.

The CDPOs of the district presented their status reports and discussed about the bottlenecks faced in the implementation of the schemes, especially in the transfer of funds to the beneficiaries due to absence of banking facilities in certain projects. However, they hoped that the Banks and Postal Departments would address this problem.

Presiding over the meeting, Papum Pare DC Pige Ligu emphasized on the convergence of all departments to achieve the desired results. He also stressed on the achievement of goals under the schemes being launched as pilot projects.  The DC, however, took serious note of the absence of certain officers, especially the bank personnel who play an important role in the smooth implementation of the scheme and expected that this would not happen again.

Besides all CDPOs of the district, Dy Director Industries M Pugang, District labour  and  employment officer M Nyori, PD DRDA T Nyicyor, nodal officer NRHM, officer in charge FNB B Bordoloi, Deputy Superintendent of postal services  P Gurunathan participated in the meeting.


Association calls for Job cards under MGNREGA

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: All Pipsorang Gram Panchayat and Chairperson Welfare Association (APGPCWA)   has urged the Kurung Kumey DRDA project director to issue job card to all beneficiaries under MGNREGA schemes  in Pip-Sorang CD block.

Though the job card is mandatory for maintaining job record and payment received under MGNREGA guidelines, the beneficiaries are yet to receive the card, the Association said while urging the authorities to issue job card at the earliest.

Meanwhile, the Association has urged the  Deputy Commissioner to release financial relief   to the bamboo flowering affected people of Pip-Soram circle.

The Association claimed that steps were taken to release financial assistance to the affected people two years back, but the people are yet to receive any financial relief.

In a separate letter addressed to the ADC cum-DPDO, the Association urged him to introduce online deposit of  13th FC grant and other fund under centrally sponsored schemes to the account of gram panchayat chairpersons against each scheme every year in Kurung Kumey district for smooth functioning of panchayat bodies.


SSA activities and RTE review meeting

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: A review meeting on the implementation of SSA activities and RTE was held at Naharlagun recently.

Pige Legu Deputy Commissioner cum DPD, Papum Pare District, Yupia expressed his satisfactions at shouldering of responsibilities by all concerned.

He emphasized the necessity of minimum of double teacher in a Primary School and posting of at least two more teachers in the single teacher school within this month to achieve quality education throughout the district.

Earlier, DDSE cum DPO, SSA District Mission, Yupia T. T. Tara, highlighted the outcome of the financial year 2010-11 and expressed his desire for smooth functioning of all activities during the current academic session keeping in mind the quality aspects of education.

ADEO, SSA J Tiwari, gave a power point presentation on Teacher absenteeism, out of School Children, implementation of MDM, Civil works and stipend of Hostel boarders.

The meeting was attended by all Coordinators SSA ADEOs, BRCCs, & CRCCs of the district.


ITBP civil action programme

ITANAGAR, Jul 13:  The 20th ITBP stationed at Mechuka has donated three computer sets along with printers for the students of Tso Yargay Public School under its civic action programme on July 12 last. The ITBP personnel also donated two sewing machines for the girl students of Kasturba Gandhi Balika  Vidayalaya, Mechuka.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, ITBP commanding officer Ajay Kumar Singh lauded the Onge Welfare Society for its role for quality education of the poor and needy students under Mechuka sub-division. ITBP officer Thakur Roshan, ADEO Jigme Onge,  Kesang Goiba, GB and general public particpated in the programme.

Earlier, the students of both the schools presented cultural programme at Tso Yargay School Ground in honour of the ITPB personnel.

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Why is it so expensive?

Dear Editor,

In support of the letter  “The exorbitant B.Ed fees” of poor student, I also draw the attention of AAPSU and Education Department for the problems faced by the poor unemployed citizens of Arunachal Pradesh. The fee of B.Ed is about Rs 30000 in Assam, in RGU also it is about Rs 30000 and in open seat it is only about Rs 3800 only.

As a state if we can fix the price of meat and vegetables in the market, why not this?? Private colleges are charging Rs 60000 to Rs 75000 for B.Ed course. In technical course fees are higher because of instruments, equipment used for lab work, practical works. But what instruments, equipments will be used in B.Ed course?? It is simple class teaching, teaching practice. What I think it should not cost this much!!


Indu Yommin,

(on email)



The road that leads DPVB

Dear Editor,

I would like to draw the kind attention of the authority regarding the bad condition of road to Donyi Polo Vidhay Bhawan School. It is one of the renowned schools of Arunachal which has nearly 600-700 hundreds students, most are the day scholars, who travel daily through the putting their lives in a big risk.

Moreover, the parents who came to meet their wards also face lots of problems. Teachers, staff and hostellers also may face hardship to exit in case of emergencies.

Therefore, I being a student of this institute request the kind authority to look into the matter and certain steps should be initiated to improve the road condition because every institute is a temple of learning and every path to temple should be wonderful.


Wangchoang Lowang,

Donyi Polo Vidya Bhawan



The pointed fingers

Dear Editor,

Come one, come all civilised and literate people of capital complex Itanagar, come my brothers and sisters, lets collectively unite against the bank employees. they are the down trodden employees who from the beginning of their official time start working until the end of the office time with extra personal time given to the customers to be in good relation and what this creatures get instead is vulgar words and pointed fingers. They deserve it, isn't it my intellectual people of Itanagar ?



Itanagar, (on email)



KCC is going somewhere else

Dear Editor,

I would like to share how the Kishan Credit Card (KCC) is being misused by the staffs( Loan Section) of State Bank of India (SBI) Chongkham in Lohit district.

The KCC which is totally entitled for the farmers is sanction to the govt. employees that totally contradict with its rules and regulation.

As per the rule of KCC, the amount to be refund back to the bank is calculated half yearly but here at Chongkham SBI, they are charging monthly. Above that they even lock the account (Amount) of the customers for four to five months.

The most corrupted thing happening here at Chongkham SBI is that they sanction loan to the govt. employees and they are charging Rs 10,000/-(Rupee Ten thousand) only for every 1, 00,000/-(Rupee one lakh) only as commission. The poor Kishans are been totally neglected by the staffs as they are unable to pay such a huge amount with few exception.

Hence, I request the General Administration in the area to look into such corrupt matter seriously in favour of the Kishans.


Concern Citizen


(on email)



No more bandhs please

Dear Editor,

I am very much convinced by the clarification given by  the present ANSU general secretary which was published in your daily.

What I feel is that if anybody is commenting against the move it is directly or indirectly against an incumbent. ANSU is an institution, how come anybody can destroy its image; it can lose its dignity and glory because of its incumbent. If I am not wrong Mr Pradip Thakur had share his personal view and he sought an apology. Now what else you want?

Constitution of India has given right to freedom of speech and expression to each and every individual. Giving frequent bandh call doesn't seem to be a mature act, as he stated that ANSU is matured institution which everybody knows. When you are mature you must know how to forgive. We always see and know ANSU raising voice for good cause but this one seems frisky. I request ANSU not to go for further bandh call, which is an unnecessary harassment to general public.


John. Y

Naharlagun,  (on email)



What happened to the proposed interview?

Dear Editor,

Advertisement for the post of Art Education(part time instructor) was published in your  daily on 7th December 2010 asking the eligible candidate to submit the documents by Project Director, SSA Rajya Mission.

But even after the passage of more than seven months from the date of advertisement and submission of the documents, the concerned department never felt it necessary to inform the aspiring applicants regarding the status of the application and the position of the advertised post thereof.

Being one of the applicants, I would like to ask the authority concern why it is taking so long to conduct the examination or interview and if at all by any means the applications were rejected then why they did not felt it necessary to inform the concerned applicants.

Further, I would like to request the concerned authority to conduct the interview as soon as possible.


Oyin Moyong, Debing



A lesson

Dear Editor,

The peace team of GWS on Aalo Conflict recommended immediate transfer of the present incumbent DC as section of the general public seems to have lost confidence in him and his administrative capability. It is clear that there is evidence of incompetency, and unhappiness on administration of DC Amjad Tak by the people of Aalo. Although beating of DC by the senior citizen has drawn wide condemnation especially by the APPCS Officers, it is also lesson for those officers who sing the tune of politician. Hope all the officers in our state learned from this incident.


Concerned citizen,

Itanagar, (on email)



Disburse the DA please

Dear Editor,

I would like to highlight the late disbursement of 6% DA in Education Department of East Siang Dist of Arunachal Pradesh. The 6 percent dearness allowance was announced by the govt. of Arunachal Pradesh on 4th of June 2011 but to our utter surprise that the department concern is not disbursing the same in the pretext of 'No Fund' whereas the employees of other departments have already got it. Therefore, the authority may initiate early action to disburse the 6 percent DA.


Taluk Tanyo,

Pasighat,  (on email)








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