ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Adi Student Union (AdiSU) in a meeting held at Pasighat appointed
Kaling Doruk and Kepanong borang as president and general secretary respectively
of East Siang Adi Student Union (E S AdiSU) unit.
Birth centenary of Yugrishi
ITANAGAR, Jul 21: The members of Gayatri Pariwar would celebrate the birth centenary
of Yugrishi Pt Ram Sharma Acharya at Nirjuli, Naharlagun and Itanagar and Doimukh
in a befitting manner on July 22 and 23. Acharya initiated 100 points Yug Nirman
Yojna, visited Himalayas several times and attained spiritual eminence.
The members will also receive the Janma Satabdi Rath Yatra of Yugrishi at Banderdewa
on July 22 on the occasion. Rath will also move to Yazali on July 24.
Farmer’s exposure visit
ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Sheep Society Tajgi has conducted three days exposure visits cum
training on Vermi Compost and Organic Farming at Multi Disciplinary Centre, Doimukh
from July 18-20.
The selected farmers of Upper Yachuli, Raga and Kurung Kumey District attended the
programme with MDTC lecturer S Nath, S Hazarika and KC Gogoi as instructor cum resource
PhD for Taidong
ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Wangrao Taidong, son of Lt. Wanglot Taidong and Lt. Chakchen Taidong,
of Rangkatu Village under Changlang District has been awarded Ph.D degree on July
19 by Rajiv Gandhi University for his thesis entitled, “Changing agrarian situation
of the Longchangs: a study on sub-group of the Tangsas of Arunachal Pradesh”.
He has worked under the supervision of Sarit K. Chaudhuri, Associate Professor in
Arunachal Institute of Tribal studies (AITS). He is the first student of the Longchang/Tangsa
Tribe of Changlang District to receive such degree under Rajiv Gandhi University.
He did his post-graduation in Anthropology from the same University.
ITANAGAR, Jul 21: All Kimin Students’ Union (AKSU) felicitated Bamang Tito, Nabam
Rinu, Bengia Martha, Hillang Tacha, Nabam Kakum for their excellent performance in
the CBSE class X and XII Examination 2011 in a felicitation function organized by
the union at Kimin recently.
The function was attended by PRI leaders, GBs and public.
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, former Anchal Chairperson Tai Tayu emphasized
the need of quality education and urged the parents to cooperate and give time to
their children to ensure better education.
Principal of government higher secondary school Kimin, public leaders and student
leaders also spoke on the occasion.
ITANAGAR, Jul 21: All India Central Para-Military Forces Ex-Servicemen Welfare Association,
State Committee, Arunachal Pradesh Secretary Alik Bagang appointed Lorem Taloh, Tapang
Tashing and Tater Tasung as president, Vice President and General Secretary East
Siang District Unit and Tasar Bodo, Kulley Sonam and Singko Tada as president, Vice
President and General Secretary of East Kameng District unit of AICPMFSCAP respectively.
Landslide poses danger to Monastery
& Siddharth Vihar
ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Two monumental structures of state Capital is on the verge of collapse
following devastating rain in the last couple of days. Triggered by rain, there
is extensive landslide around Thupten Ga-Tseling Monastery in Itanagar and Siddharth
Vihar Community Hall. The beautiful Buddhist monastery is in danger of going down
the hill if authorities do not take urgent steps to save this monument while the
landslide around the Community hall is posing great risk to both the structures.
The staff quarter of monastery which houses number of monks and medical staffs of
Men Tsee Khang hospital is on the verge of perishing. Half of the protection wall
built nearby staff quarter has been washed by recent rain. In fact monastery authorities
have decided to vacate out of staff quarter if heavy rain again lashes capital as
landslide poses serious threat. Same is the condition of Sidhhart Vihar hall a popular
destination to hold various cultural events. There is every probability that this
hall too will perish because of soil erosion caused by heavy rainfall. There is an
urgent need for intervention by capital administration to save Thupten Ga-Tseling
Monastery and Siddharth Vihar.
Meanwhile Itanagar Buddhist Cultural Society (IBCS) has appealed to the concern authorities
to look into this matter with seriousness. Recently members of IBCS had submitted
a memorandum to Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin regarding need for construction of protection
wall around monastery and also for improvement of road leading to monastery. Further
they had intimated tourism minister Pema Khandu also in this regard.
Accept stapled visa: AOA tells Centre
ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) today demanded the Centre to
accept stapled visas issued to the people of Arunachal Pradesh by China as a valid
paper to travel to that country till the controversial visa issue is resolved.
People of Arunachal Pradesh, especially sportspersons, should be allowed to travel
to China with stapled visa until both India and China resolve the issue, AOA Secretary
General G Doke commented while reacting to the news item that Chinese Embassy in
New Delhi gave stapled visas to three karate players and two officials from Arunachal
Pradesh, who formed part of the China bound Indian karate team for the 11th Asian
Karate-do Championship at Quanghou City in Fujian province of China scheduled from
July 20 to 25. Due to issuance of stapled visa, they were unable to represent the
country in the championship.
“The incident is no less than a humiliation. The people of this remote northeastern
state have been repeatedly denied normal visas as if they were not Indian citizens,”
Doke lamented. He urged all the three MPs of Arunachal to raise the issue vigorously
in both houses of Parliament.
Holding the Centre’s dual policy responsible for this unfortunate incident due to
which the sportspersons of Arunachal Pradesh are suffering for no fault of theirs,
the AOA Secretary General demanded the Central Government to resolve the visa problem
with its Chinese counterpart without any further delay so that people of this state
do not face the same problem in future.
He appreciated Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin, AAPSU and ACR for raising concern over
the issue and appealed to the CM to take up the issue seriously.
Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Joint Secretary Abraham K Techi opined that
the Indian authority should have prevented the rest of the China bound Indian team
from taking part in the championship as a token of protest. But, it did not happen,
Abraham lamented. “This kind of attitude on the part of the mainstream people has
not only hurt the sentiment of the people of Arunachal Pradesh but also compelled
them to re-think if they were part of the country. Further, the incident has definitely
brought down the morale of those up-coming players, who could not participate for
no fault of theirs,” he added.
India Government does not accept stapled visa as a valid paper to travel to China.
Earlier in January this year, China had issued stapled visas to Indian Weightlifting
Federation Joint Secretary Abraham K Techi and weightlifter Yukar Sibi.
Cases of child labour in Lower Dibang Valley, notices served
ROING, Jul 21: The District Administration of Lower Dibang Valley District has recently
conducted inspection under Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act in various
establishments in the district headquarters.
The consolidated inspection reports submitted by District Labour & Employment Officer
cum Inspector revealed that there are incidences of Child Labour in the district
involving migrant Child Labourers from other states. Most of the children are deprived
of Right to education and paid very low wages. There are more than 100 Child Labourers
in the district which couldn’t be established as Child Labourers due to reluctances
on the part of the child and their parents and also on the part of the employer to
provide correct information to the survey team.
Inspection under Minimum Wages Act 1948 and Payment of Wages Act 1936 was also initiated
by the inspection team along with the CL(P&R) Act 1986 to verify irregularities in
both the Acts.
According to the survey reports conducted under CL(P&R) Act 1986, 21 establishments
has been inspected in which 6 Child Labourers has been identified while 45 of children
were suspected to be as child labourers. Accordingly, show cause notice were issued
to 6 employers while no prosecution was filed yet. The employers were asked to send
the identified child labourers to Govt. School. It was also revealed that due to
non existence of temporary children’s shelter, Rehabilitation centre and special
school for such identified children in the district, the intensified inspection programme
has been normally halted.
According to the survey reports conducted under MW Act 1948 and PW Act 1936, out
of 21 establishments inspected, 14 were found with irregularities in the form of
payment below Govt. wage rate notification, non-maintenance of records/registers
of payment. Show cause notices were issued to them as well.
As per the CL (P&R) Act 1986, no child below 14 years of age shall be employed or
permitted to work in any factory or mine or engaged in other hazardous work and also
it has to be seen that all children are given education till the age of 14 years
and that the tender age of children is not abused and citizens are not forced by
economic necessity to enter avocation unsuited to their age. (DIPRO)
DA inspects landslide affected areas
ITANAGAR, Jul 21: The Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu along with SP yesterday
visited B-Sector, Doimukh and took stock of the damages caused by heavy rain on July
19 last. At least five SP type building completely damaged in landslide in B sector.
Two persons, namely, Robin Nabam and his wife received severe injuries and are currently
admitted at general hospital, Naharlagun for treatment. Many roads and culverts have
also been washed away during landslide.
During his visit, the DC directed the officer concerned to keep vigil on the situation
and submit report to Govt for necessary action.
Model Sports Club & Moni Deori FC win in Tiger 7 Soccer tourney
ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Model Sports Club (MSC) grounded Senki Soccer Club 6-1 in a one-sided
match in the second state level Tiger 7 soccer tournament at Rajiv Gandhi stadium
Model Sports Club shot into lead 9 minutes into the match through a goal from Khoda
Rajen. However it was equalized in 18th minutes through goal from Tero Dodum. MSC
made it 2-1 in the first half through a 27 minute goal from Techi Takar.
The second half was completely dominated by MSC players. They added four more goals
to make the final score 6-1.
In another match of the day, Moni Deori FC defeated Capital Complex Sports Club -’A’
team by 3-1 goals. Page Tashi (13, 42 min.) and Tai Bharat (51 min.) were the scorer
of the winning team.
Today’s match: 1st match: Gora Makik SC ‘A’ vs Gora Makik SC ‘B’ (1 pm); 2nd match:
All Blacks vs Empires Club (2.30 pm); 3rd match: BT XI vs Jubilee SC (4 pm).
Students demarcate school boundary
ITANAGAR, Jul 21: All Mishmi Students Union (AMSU) conducted social service at Walong
middle school from 17th to 20th July. Around 500 hundred students from various govt
schools of Lohit participated in the social service. The main purpose of conducting
the social service was to demarcate the school boundary as per the government allotted
land for school in the year 1986.
AMSU has appealed to the concerned authority to properly demarcate the school boundary
at the earliest for the greater interest of student communities. Union further resolved
to continue fighting till boundary problem of Walong Middle School is resolved.
NGO lease land to UD for dumping ground
Aalo, Jul 21: An Aalo based NGO, Aalo East Youth Welfare Association has leased out
a plot of land measuring 3000 sq. m at Gorak area under Torak village at a distance
of 12 Km from Aalo Township free of cost.
The noble endeavor of the association comes as a relief to the Urban Development
Department as the department has been facing difficulty to dispose off entire garbage
of Aalo Township after objection was raised to dispose off garbage at Hissam Colony.
The land has been leased out to UD department for a period of one year till further
alternative arrangement is worked out by the department. The NGOs has executed a
lease deed with owner of the land with certain terms and condition.
The NGO which works to create awareness on prevention of diseases, preservation and
protection of forest and wild life, global warming, development of town made an official
communication to this effect through Gokar Diyum, President of the NGO.
Various events to mark Akshay Urja Diwas
ITANAGAR, Jul 21: As part of Akshay Urja Diwas to commemorate the birth anniversary
of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, a series of programmes including mass rallies,
essay writing, painting and quiz competitions on the theme of New and Renewable Energy
sources are going to be organized in the State capitals across the country.
The Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) is also observing the Akshay
Urja Diwas at the Energy Park here on August 20 next in a befitting manner.
In this regard, the Agency is hosting several programmes - while drawing/painting
for students of class I to V will be held on August 13, quiz (VI to VIII) and essay
writing (IX to XII) competitions will be held the next day.
Meanwhile, the Information & Publicity Officer of APEDA, T Muri has urged all the
principals/headmasters of various govt and private-run schools to send two students
from each school for each competition and submit their names to APEDA officials.
For writing competition - S K Shahi, Project Officer (9436050507), quiz - Likha Tatam,
Suptd (0360-2217870/9436044742) and drawing - R Natung, Photo Officer (0360-2292428/9615031864/9402232438)
Union submits memo to DDSE
ITANAGAR, Jul 21: All Mechukha Sub-Division Students’ Union (AMSSU) alleged that
various Government officers/officials, doctors and teachers posted at Mechukha Sub
Division are not attending their respective offices and schools regularly.
In its memorandum submitted to the West Siang DDSE, the union informed that many
schools in the sub-division are lying defunct for want of teachers while many teachers
posted in Mechukha sub-division are not attending classes regularly which has hampered
the academic studies of students. The union appealed to the DDSE to give necessary
directives to those teachers to report for duties immediately. It also urged the
DDSE to introduce Science stream at Mechukha HS School, post sufficient teachers
in various schools of the sub-division, upgrade the Manigong Secondary School to
Higher Secondary School and Tato Middle School to Secondary School.
Further, the Hospitals at Manigong and Tato are running without Doctors due to which
patients are suffering a lot, AMSSU in its memorandum to the District Medical Officer
informed and urged him to instruct doctors posted at both the hospitals to stay at
their respective posting places.
Outreach health camp at Neuasa
KHONSA, Jul 21: An outreach health camp was organized by District Health Society
Khonsa at a remote village of Neuasa under Longding circle today. It was attended
by team of doctors and paramedical workers from District Hospital Khonsa.
184 patients suffering mostly from water borne disease were benefited from the camp.
Immunization and antenatal checkup of pregnant women was also carried out in the
Simultaneously ‘World Population Fortnight’ was also observed in the village in which
Dr.K.Perme and Dr.K.Matey carried out IEC activities. Various family planning methods
like Condoms, Oral Pills, IUD and Emergency contraceptive pills were displayed during
Teachers’ training held, teachers urged to guide society
KHONSA, Jul 21: A 3 -day teachers’ training on development of language skills is
being held at DIET, Khonsa beginning from 21st July. Altogether 50 teachers from
various schools of Tirap are attending. The trainees will be trained on development
of language, basic mathematical concept and science teaching.
The programme was inaugurated by Denhang Bosai, DIPRO. In his inaugural address,
Bosai while underscoring the important role of the teachers in shaping the career
of the students and destiny of the society, said that the teachers were not only
the guardians of their students in schools but of the whole society and passionately
implored them to rise to the occasion in moulding the young students into socially
useful, productive and worthy citizens. He told the teachers that they occupy a special
and unique position in the society adding that the teachers in India are revered
at par with God- ‘acharya deva bhava’ and exhorted them to live up to the expectation
of the parents and society. He further said that the teachers were dealing with the
most vulnerable section of the society and urged them to be tactful, disciplined,
well-informed and conduct themselves properly and decently as their every move and
action is being watched closely and emulated by their students. The teachers must
also try to adapt and adjust themselves to the present changed ambience, wherein
a sea change has emerged in the process of learning and teaching and asked them to
be fully equipped to meet the ever growing demands of the new generation of students
who are more inquisitive and keen to explore new horizons, the chief guest concluded.
Earlier, AK Mishra, Lecturer DRC in his welcome speech outlined the agenda and programme
for the training and thanked the trainees for their willing and active participation.
AN Sah also a Lecturer, DRC threw light on the aims and objectives of the whole programme.
Union unhappy at officers
ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students’ Union (LSDNSU) has urged
the Deputy Commissioner to direct the officers to stay at their posting places at
Pistana, Yazali, Kumporijo and Dollungmukh circle headquarters.
The peons and clerks are running the offices in absence of circle officers who are
staying either at Ziro or at Itanagar, the union alleged. It further said that due
to non-availability of officers, common people, particularly students are facing
problems in getting ST/PR certificates.
Though many departmental offices were established in Yachuli and Raga blocks, but
the official works are being performed by the officers from Ziro. As a result, the
common people are facing lot of difficulties; the union said and requested the DC
to ensure that the officers stay at their posting places in Yachuli and Raga.
The union also appealed to the DC to strictly monitor the construction of boys and
girls hostel building and primary health centre under Multi- Sectoral Development
Programme (MSDP) for quality implementation of the scheme and also direct the District
Project Director cum-DDSE for strict implementation of RMSA and RTE as per guidelines.
Lastly, the Union urged the district administration to issue land allotment to their
community at district headquarters.
Landslide snaps road link
ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Roads connecting various places with district headquarter Seppa
in East Kameng remained cut off due to landslide caused by heavy rainfall.
While informing this, the All East Kameng Students Union (AEKSU) appealed to department
concerned to clear the road blockage as early as possible.
AEKSU, meanwhile, made a spot visit of the ongoing Storm Water Drainage scheme within
the township and claimed to have found that the drains constructed are too small
to drain out rain water which caused over flows leading to road blockage. The union
appealed to the department concerned to execute the work properly and sincerely.
It also stressed the need of more than one master drain in the whole township.
The Union also expressed dissatisfaction over the delay in road widening process
of Seppa town and demanded the department concerned for early completion of the work.
AEKSU also appealed to all the MLAs to provide fund for the construction of dustbins
in various colonies of the district headquarter to make the town neat and clean.
It also reminded the legislature to take up the development issue as discussed in
last district co-ordination meeting under the chairmanship of East Kameng deputy
AEKSU also appealed to the state govt for early release of Special Package Assistance
(SPA) of district headquarters.
The students’ union, meanwhile, condemned the absenteeism of various HoD of the
district which has caused delay in developmental activities. The union urged all
the HoD to be a dutiful to speed up the developmental activities.
NSUI felicitates CBSE toppers
ITANAGAR, Jul 21: The State Unit National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) today felicitated
12 CBSE Class X and Class XII toppers of 2011 with merit certificate and cash awards.
While felicitating the students, NSUI president Kafa Bagang appealed them to keep
up the same spirit to excel in their academic career and bring laurel to the state.
The programme was attended by APMCC president and former minister Yari Dulom as chief
Former minister and APCC vice president Thupten Tempa, APCC general secretaries TC
Tok, Minkir Lollen, PCC office bearers, frontal wing heads and NSUI members were
present on the occasion..
Son kills his father
ZIRO, Jul 21: In a bizarre incident, one Tanya Bath, (50) of Joram Village under
Ziro police station, Lower Subansiri district was allegedly killed by his son at
around 7 am on Wednesday last, informed Ziro Police Station officer in-charge Inspector
The deceased was allegedly shot by his son Tanya Tara with a 12-bore SBBL gun after
some altercation between the two on family matters, the details of which was not
The police team led by Techi has arrested the accused and seized the weapons used
for the murder. The team also recovered the dead body which was concealed by the
assailant. Post-mortem of the body was conducted today.
A murder case No 29/2011 has been registered at Ziro police station U/S 302/201/24
IPC (read with section 27) 3 Arms Act. DIPRO
Where will the contingency staff go?
This is in reference to written test for selection to the posts of peon/chowkidar/dak-runner/handyman
and herbarium keeper which was conducted by state environment and forest department
on June 14 last.
There are good numbers of in-service contingency staff who have been working in the
department for the last long 16 years and above with meager salary. Therefore, instead
of conducting interview for these post, the department should have thought of a proper
recruitment policy for appointment of in-service contingency staff on seniority basis.
It is also unfortunate to hear from the authority that in-service contingency staffs
are entitled to be regularized through the written test only. Now, I would like
to ask the concerned authorities where will the in-service contingency staff with
15-16 year service go and who will give them justice. Department concerned should
re-think over the pathetic condition of the in-service contingency staff before inviting
new face. Other departments are considering the genuine case of in-service contingency
staff and the forest and environment department should follow the same line on humanitarian
Therefore, I request the authorities concerned to cancel the written interview and
regularize those in-service contingency staff. I would also like to request Chief
Minister Jarbom Gamlin to intervene in the matter and look into the plight of in-service
Make Marbom Tamin
The road that needs government attention
I would like to draw the kind attention of both the Govts of Assam and Arunachal
Pradesh regarding renovation of 21-km road from Soibari (Assam) to Seijosa APP check
post (Arunachal Pradesh).
The road is the only life line for the people of the Pakke-Kessang constituency which
connects the area with the rest of the country. But unfortunately neither the Arunachal
Govt nor Assam Govt is taking interest in repairing the road which is laying in dilapidated
condition since the 2004 flash flood.
We still remember the promise made by MP from Arunachal West during his last election
campaign in Seijosa area.
He promised that he would repair the road within a month if he wins the election
but all the promises gone in vain. It is almost more than two years of his election
win but there is no voice from any corner yet. At the same time the deployment of
Army or Paramilitary forces from Soibari (Assam) to Seijosa APP check post (AP) during
day time is need of the hour to avoid recurrence of Boimara incident near Arunachal
in recent past in which eight Govt employees were shot dead by suspected militant.
Hence it is high time for the Govt of both the states and also the Central Govt to
shoulder the responsibility for renovation of road and deployment of armed forces
in the area on priority basis for betterment of both the states. I also request the
local MLA, NGOs and Social organizations to take the matter seriously.
A polluted democracy
It is very regretful that our elders are shaping our own Arunachal into its worst
state. Arunachal once known for its peace, brotherhood, honesty and humbleness is
seeing the limelight of violence’s, hatred and cheats. Even the right of democracy
is polluted, here democracy may be pronounced as dum of currency.
It won’t be unfair if I define election as the major festival of Arunachal, as in
election time you will find a festive mood, every places you visit there will be
poster of so called gods and you will get prasad in the form of beer and mutton.
Uncle, aunt, brother or long forgotten friends all will have good words or blessing
in the form of cash preaching goodness of their respective gods and some bumper winner
win SUV and bikes all for free. so, here it starts leading to the presents situation,
roads in worst condition, education institutes rotting day by day, health care nil,
unemployment at its peak and then corruption increasing day by day. That was corruption,
now creator created earth, humans divided us according to continents, then country,
from country to state and from state to districts. According to black and white,
short and tall and many more, now we Arunachali are dividing ourselves according
I know its useless to even write so much as what i have written wont bring changes
as now a days life is busy, no one has time for such feeling it only money and power
what we want. The famous saying "pen is mightier then sword " here its "money is
mightier then pen".
My elders, politicians and officers teach us youngster how to evade corruption not
to be a part of it or you will regret the mistake of yours when we will be what you
Naharlagun, (on email)
Till the wheel of a change is steered toward the right direction
On one of my return journeys from the interior reach of Upper Siang, I came across
a gentleman who looked much older than his age, unshaved and illustriously clothed
in a costume vogue during eighties with his music collection glued to mnemonic disco
After much pondering I could make out the reason for such out of place behavior as
prolonged lost of touch with the present life styles due remoteness of the place
of posting. In addition to earlier six failed attempts, armed with a medical certification
declaring his ailment and a couple of recommendations with words mercilessly hammered
to a union to create a meaningful sentence; was trying his luck for transfer. May
be as sign of gratitude for the free ride I offered him, he shared his personal affairs
voluntarily. Poor fellow is soon to realize that it is not documents that buy a transfer
but mouth watering cash and lots of it for that matter.
The gentleman whom I have encountered is certainly not a solitary victim of an avaricious
mandarin in cahoots with politicians who by now have successfully established a profitable
trade of transfer and postings. It is no more a mystery why some babus are sanctified
with impeccably enviable talent of sticking on to a certain preferred plump posting
since appointment to superannuation; thus making one more a live logo of the department.
Although I personally do not directly belong to the vulnerable flock that fall under
the ambit of transfers and postings, but I too felt the distinctive frustrations
and sense of rejection whenever a dedicated government employee is booted; more often
to accommodate a higher bidder; from one place to another or repetitively denied
a deserving place of posting. Reasons could be anybody's fancy but regretfully will
not conform to the generally preferred procedural rotational norm. Consequently this
unethical practice has breaded three species of government servants irrespective
of hierarchical standing.
First those perpetually in look out for a transfer, secondly the cunning lot constantly
formulating to deter transfers flaunting their proximity with politicians and higher
ups and in between these two, with due apology, the clever monkey that makes the
best out of the contest. Undesirable spillover stains of such ill managed affairs
due to insatiable material appetite visible to common man are in addition to direliction
of duty, rampant corruption, government offices or schools lying almost defunct needing
sufficient staffs, common disappearances of basic PDS items not to mention the pathetic
condition of road networks. If only the inert wheel of rotational system of transfer
and postings is somehow pushed into a squeaking start, the rusting government machineries
would have gained some polish to bring about a congenial working atmosphere with
boosted efficiency level. But it means sacrificing the money making quid-pro-quo
transfer and postings. Ignition switch has to be triggered by no other than the people
at the helm of State's affairs themselves by daring to transfer their serving spouses
or relatives who have not yet tasted the sweet smell of a country side, for once
avoiding the much practiced mock transfers. Till the wheel of a change is steered
toward the right direction, District Headquarters; where life obviously is easier
and preferred by lax government servants will be congested with staffs while leaving
the offices or schools at outpost with an eerie and haunted look.
Pasighat, (on email)
Provisions and awareness
One month since the electricity supply in Miao area has improved to a great extent.
The frequency of power cut is much less now than a month ago when people used to
be without current for continuously two to three days.
Credit goes to Setong Sena, the Power Minister for bringing certain regularity of
power supply. Towards the end of 21st Century it is unimaginable to think of using
kerosene lit lamps and candles to make our children do their homework and study for
the exams. In the scorching heat of summer the presence of current is a great relief
for larger population of the people who do not have the advantage of sharing VIP
A month back the power cut in Miao area was a common feature to which people have
no option but to grumble and complain least heard by anyone. Today, it is tough
for life to go on without basic minimum amenities which ought to be there and suppose
to be provided by the Government in terms of public facilities. If the power supply
has improved the general public expect and dream for better road condition, improved
means of communication, better facility for basic health care system, standardization
the education institutions through better qualified teachers and setting of minimum
infrastructures and most important and crucial area to be looked into is the PDS
with specific reference to provisions distributed to the poor and the aged.
A big question still remains at the speculation of general public as to how the supply
of items enlisted in the ration card through PDS gets exhausted before reaching to
the hands of ration card holders. Thus, the majority of ordinary citizens of our
State still lack much of awareness to their basic rights and provisions entitled
by the constitution of India.
Miao, (on email)
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In a major policy decision that is set to change the face of broadcasting in the
country, the centre has allowed FM radio stations to broadcast news bulletins from
the government-run All India Radio, features and non-political news. Non-news information
to be broadcasted includes local administration’s public announcements, natural calamities
and health alerts.
The FM stations so far were not permitted to broadcast news.
However the private broadcasters have not been not allowed to air their own news.
The Cabinet also gave green signal to for the third phase of FM radio privatisation
from which it expects to raise `1,733 crore in 227 towns with over one lakh population.
The licence will be valid for 15 years.
To improve business viability, only three FM channels per city will be allowed against
four permitted under phase 2. The lock-in period of shareholding of promoters has
been also reduced from five to three years to give them greater freedom to change
The cabinet also raised the ceiling on foreign direct investment (FDI)) and foreign
institutional investments in FM radio broadcasting companies from 20 to 26 %.”
The new policy would allow private operators to network their own channels across
the country and own more than one channel, which should not not be more than 40 %
of total channels in a city, provided there are at least three different operators
in its jurisdiction.
A company, however, cannot have more than 15 % of the total channels in the country,
except in Jammu and Kashmir, northeast and island territories.
The Cabinet has approved of an e-auction of airwaves for FM channels on the lines
of 3G and BWA (broadband wireless access) spectrum as recommended by the group of
ministers on licensing methodology.