ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Doimukh Nyem Welfare Society appealed to the concerned authority
to give exemplary punishment to Lab technician of Mediscan Pharmacy, Naharlagun who
allegedly tried to molest a minor girl inside X-Ray room on July 24.
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: A new organization, titled, All Arunachal Pradesh RTI Activist
Organization (AAPRTIAO) has been formed in a meeting held here today. The house appointed
Bukhe Flago, Jaro Nayu and Mama Rigam as chairman, vice chairman and general secretary
of the organization.
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: All the land affected people of the Holongi area in a general body
meeting held at Hollongi yesterday constituted the Hollongi Land Affected People’s
Welfare Committee (HLAPWC) with its Chairman Nabam Tado and Secretary Nabam Rebia
and all the land affected people of the area as its active members. The main motto
of the committee constituted is to address the grievances regarding the various compensation
rate fixed for the Trans-Highway (Four Lanning Road) by the concern department which
is totally “not satisfactory and below the standard of the value of the land and
other miscellaneous property”. The house, however, made its stand clear that committee
constituted is not against the development coming for the benefit of the state.
Training on Practicing Farmers
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK), Tawang has organized a training programme
at Surbhi village.
As many as 29 farmers were trained on the Scientific method of Paddy cultivation.
Chandra Kumar Singh, SMS (Agronomy) discussed about the biodynamic and organic farming.
He also discussed about the role of plant nutrients for crop production alongwith
deficiency symptoms of plant nutrients found in Tawang District.
APDA lauds Govt for honouring sanctity of APHS
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The Central Executives of the Arunachal Pradesh Doctors Association
(APDA) met the Director of Health Services (DHS) Dr. Kartik Nishing and Additional
Director of Health Services (ADHS) Dr. Gyati Tatu today and congratulated them for
being appointed to the highest post under the Arunachal Pradesh Health Services (APHS)
The Arunachal Pradesh Doctors Association (APDA) appreciated the effort made by the
Jarbom Gamlin led Government and Health Minister Atum Welly, in particular for retaining
the sanctity of the Arunachal Pradesh Health Services (APHS) Institution by appointing
them to the said post.
The APDA hoped that sanctity of this Institution (APHS) will be maintained in future
too and will strongly oppose to violation of the sanctity of APHS Institution by
appointing from other cadres into its en-cadre post.
Maintain impartiality: Union
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Rujen Students Union (RSU), a Kanubari-based students organizations
of Tirap has appealed to the police department of the district to maintain impartiality
while acting upon an FIR lodged against MLA Newlai Tingkhatra at Kanubari police
station on June 23. The Union had charged the MLA of threatening a student leader
publicly during bandh at Kanubari.
It is a matter of grave concern that almost a month passed since the FIR was lodged
but the police yet to take action. Police should perform its duty impartially to
uphod the law of the land, it said.
Complaint against misuse of official power
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The Eastern Zone Arunachal Pradesh Right to Information-Bureau-
Centre for Good Governance (APRTI-B-CGG) has lodged a complaint with Pasighat Police
station against six Govt officers/ officials alleging their involvement in making
false bill, misuse of government papers and seal.
The APRTI-B-CGG in its complaint said that as per information obtained through RTI
those Government officers and officials of East Siang/ Pasighat were involved in
making false bill and misuse of Govt paper and seal.
It alleged that the DM had issued three orders earmarking certain plots of land in
favour of three persons and the High Court also passed an order with a direction
to the DC/DM for allotment of the land before the sitting of next DLAAB.
Association alleged police inaction
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: All Raying Balo Youth Welfare Association has demanded suspension
of Kurung Kumey SP for alleged failure of police to re-arrest the absconding rapist
even after five month of committing crime. The Association said that victim’s family
caught the alleged rapist of a minor girl on March 5 last and handed over him to
Police out Post at Palin. However, the alleged accused fled away from the police
custody at night on the same day and the police failed to re-arrest him even after
five months, it said.
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Kara Welfare Society mourned the sudden demise of its active member
Rotu Kena who died at Pasighat yesterday and the last rite was performed at Itanagar
He is survived by his wife and two daughters.The members of the society conveyed
their condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed for the eternal peace
of the departed soul.
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Arunachal Public Motors Transport Federation, Seppa Unit conducted
a three days social service at 12 km Seppa to Kote Dada from July 23 to 25.
During the three days, the workers cleared various block points.
It further informing about heavy road blockage from Kote Dada to Pipu town appealed
to the Chief Minister, PWD Minister, Local MLA, EE, PWD Bameng and AE, PWD Pipu Division
for early redressal of the problems.
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The members and staff of the Centre for Cultural Research and Documentation,
Sammonoy Gut Cooperative Society Ltd (CCRD) deeply condoled the untimely demise of
Dr B B Pandey, who breathed his last at New Delhi on May 24 last. Late Pandey was
an able administrator, prolific researchers and an inexhaustible author, who have
contributed immensely to the state he served, said CCRD in its condolence message.
He demise is a great loss to the state, especially in the field of social research.
“At this hour of grief, our deep felt condolences are with the bereaved family and
we pray for almighty for eternal peace for the departed soul”, the message added.
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: All Arunachal Pradesh Government Departmental Labour Union has
appointed Sotho Thalal, Sotemso Gam and Kejen Tayang as president, vice president
and general secretary of AAPGDLU Lohit District unit along with Samdang Doo and Soyemlu
Dagga as its women wing president and general secretary. On the other hand, Jimkhi
Manyu, Bakeso Manyu and Robinso Manyu have been appointed as president, vice president
and general secretary respectively of AAPGDLU Anjaw unit. AAPGDLU also appointed
Jyoti Manyu and Rekha Manyu as women wing president and secretary of Anjaw district
Takio Arun and Taba Yassom have been selected as chairman and member secretary of
school management committee, Romi colony P-Sector Primary School in a meeting held
Rapist murderer arrested
ITANAGAR: Bander-dewa Police led by OC Police Station SI K Dev averted a serious
communal clash by immediately arresting one Budhuram Nayak involved in the rape and
murder of one Mariyam Bingra.
On July 20, while late Mariyam Bigra was returning to her home at Harmuty, Budhuram
Nayak intercepted her at Banderdewa and took her to the jungle in V/1 area and murdered
her after raping, the SP said.
Accordingly, a case u/s 302/376 has been registered against Budhuram Nayak.
After hearing the incident, the relatives and the Adivasi Student Union became very
agitated and situation became volatile.
However, with the timely arrest of the culprit, the charged situation was brought
under control, he added.
‘Allegation baseless, unfounded’
ITANAGAR: Rejecting the allegation levelled by one Loku Sono against Deputy Commissioner
East Kameng reportedly for not furnishing the papers sought through RTI, the DPO
today clarified that the information relating to MLALAD schemes for the year 2010-11
are available in District Planning Office, Seppa.
While terming the allegation as baseless and unfounded, the DPO, informed that Sono
was personally requested to collect the information. But, the applicant did not collect
it. On the other hand the information could not be dispatched by post as the address
of the applicant was not given in detail. Instead of going to the press and lodging
complaint to the SIC, the applicant should collect the information by depositing
the required fees, said an official release.
Gamlin meets Central ministers: seeks support for state
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Arunachal Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin who is currently at New
Delhi, called on various Central Ministers to apprise them of the special developmental
support needs of the state and sought their cooperation.
In a meeting today with Minister Health Ghulam Nabi Azad, he extended the gratitude
of the people of the state for the up gradation of the General Hospital, Naharlagun
to a 300-bedded referral hospital and the up-gradation of numerous district hospitals.
In the discussions, the establishment of a Medical College and Nursing Colleges were
examined at length and the Minister assured that these would be taken up on priority.
Earlier, while calling on MoS (Independent Charge), Environment & Forests Jayanthi
Natarajan, where the CM was accompanied by State’s Minister for E & F Setong Sena,
he briefed the Minister about the long pending forest clearances for the Trans-Arunachal
Highway as well as for various power projects.
Apprising the Minister that the delays caused in obtaining forest clearance was a
major hurdle for projects to achieve a financial closure and take up construction
activities. He further emphasized that these delays have not only resulted in unsettling
the project planning but would lead to inevitable time and cost overruns.
Citing hydro power as a vital resource of the state, he said, “In order to reduce
dependence of the State Government on central assistance, development of hydro power
is essential as it would provide great opportunity for boosting the State’s own revenues.
Also significantly, sustainable hydro power development in the State holds the key
not just for infrastructure development and employment creation but more importantly,
it would result in reducing dependence of the local populace on forest resources.”
Assuring her fullest cooperation in the matter, the MoS re-assured Gamlin and Sena
that her Ministry will take up the matter in great exigency.
In another meeting with Prof. KV Thomas, MoS (Independent Charge) for Consumer Affairs,
Food and Public Distribution, the Chief Minister raised the matter of pending payments
of Hill Transport Subsidy (HTS) for the transportation of food grains from FCI base
depots to PDC and various en-route and off-route Fair Price Shop locations in the
state. He briefed the MoS that although the issue about settlement of long pending
HTS claims of the State was taken up several times in the past, owing to cases pending
in the Guwahati High Court, no specific decision could be taken by the Ministry.
He appealed for the intervention of the Minister and requested him to settle the
outstanding HTS as a ‘one-time’ exercise as recommended by the High Power Committee
constituted by the GoI.
Gamlin is expected to return to the State later this week after these deliberations
and will chair the crucial meeting of the State Cabinet slated for August one where
many critically important decisions are expected to be taken in regard to the development
processes on going.
Disaster and management
The perennial flash flood and landslide causes large scale destruction in the state
during monsoon season almost every year. This year too, the story is repeating itself
and citizens in many parts of the state are already facing the consequences.
With onset of monsoon, the Capital Region too had its share of destruction and deaths
this year. Four deaths were reported while dozen more were injured. Hundreds of
homes and major portion of road infrastructure were destroyed because of landslide
that hit the state capital and essential services thrown out of gear. As usual the
ill prepared state government and Capital Region administration was caught unaware
this time too and it had no idea what to do.
It is ironic that District Administration sent out a warning note asking citizens
to move to safer places after the landslide had already caused considerable destruction.
The administration also suddenly realized that rampant earth cutting was the cause
of such large scale destruction and in typical ‘we told you so’ tone, it brought
out an order banning earth cutting. It was not too long back that administration
had issued a similar order. But then no one took note of it and earth cutting went
on unabated. This time too once the rain stops, rampant cutting will start again.
An order after all is just an order and it really does not require much of our attention.
The ones who took out the order will forget about it until the next tragedy strikes
and ones for who the order was taken out too will forget it. Collective amnesia till
the next tragedy.
On the other hand, when the new state government had taken over, it launched an ambitious
disaster management programme to face any eventualities. But apart from announcing
assistance after the recent landslide, nothing much was witnessed. One wonders whether
the programme itself need rescue from being a disaster.
They say disasters and nature’s fury do not come announced. But the recent destruction
due to landslide was a tragedy that was waiting to happen. We knowingly extended
our invitation to it. It’s a different issue that we forgot about the invite all
To a large extend such tragedies can be controlled if the government and its people
are serious about it. But greed knows no boundary. In Capital region, it is unlikely
that there is any plot of land that has been spared by the government and the people.
All of it has been encroached and almost every one of us is dealing with the consequences.
As the population increase, we are leveling more and more hills. We are even diverting
the flow of rivers and streams according to our wish. The end result is for all to
Capital region will see many more tragedies and the magnitude will be much more bigger.
And people at the helms of affairs need to take disaster management and preparedness
seriously. Yours truly would not want to elaborate on what need to be done since
everyone is well aware of it.
But to start with, it is advisable that administration shift people from dangerous
locations to safer places. Easier said than done, but somewhere a start must be made
before the next tragedy strikes.
Engineers urged to restore damaged roads
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: Planning and Finance Minister Kalikho Pul today gave instructions
to the PWD and UD engineers to undertake immediate need-based maintenance and repair
of roads and other infrastructures damaged by the heavy spell of rain since July
18-19 in the Capital Complex for which funds would be sanctioned.
Itanagar had recorded a high rainfall of 242.3 millimeter during 24 hours till 8
am on July 19, which left a trail of devastation and claimed three lives. The rainfall
was only 28.3 mm the previous day.
A high level team led by Pul, Environment and Forest Minister Setong Sena, Education
Minister Bosiram Siram, local MLA Techi Kaso, Capital DC Bokar Basar and the senior
engineers inspected various sites damaged by heavy rain and landslides.
After inspection, Pul told media persons that the inspection helped in assessing
the losses to initiate measures for repair.
Pointing out that there is no dearth of funds received under various heads, including
central road fund (CRF), DoNER, NEC, NLCPR, SPA, state plan etc, Pul insisted on
pragmatic planning, proper utilization of funds and timely maintenance with sense
of belongings by the users.
The users, the construction agencies and the departments have the moral responsibility
to prevent encroachment and damage of any asset and ensure proper maintenance and
up-keeping for longevity, he urged.
Expressing deep concern at the main aur mera (me and mine) attitude of the capital
residents in resorting to encroachment, haphazard construction and mindless land
cutting without thinking of consequences and blocking of drainage that had brought
catastrophic impact on government infrastructures and properties, Pul urged the civil
society to adopt civic sense to avoid such damages. While landslides are damaging
buildings and claiming lives, the team was shocked to see an ongoing construction
of an officer’s building on a hill slope in Senki View.
“On one hand the government is blamed for lack of maintenance of the capital and
sector roads, while in many places the damages as observed during inspection were
mostly for man-made reasons,” Pul said. The civil society has to rise to the occasion
to stop such un-civic behaviour or else no planning and maintenance would suffice
in such an unstable land, prone to recurring natural calamities, he reasoned.
Road planning specifies any construction beyond 30 mtr of the NH, 15 mtr of the state
roads and 7.5 mtr of district roads and adequate space in sectors for development,
Pul said, adding that the massive encroachments were the greatest hurdle to develop
roads in the state.
When asked about grant of relief to the victims, he informed that the chief minister
has sanctioned Rs 25 lakh for the victims of the capital to be paid immediately by
the relief and rehabilitation department. Funds would also be allocated to each district
for the purpose, he said.
As manmade problems are chronic throughout the state, Sena advocated proper planning
and widening of road, besides development of green patches for beautification. A
holistic approach is the need of the hour involving the civil society, he insisted.
Supporting him, Siram said that the East Siang administration has initiated eviction
of encroachers, with the aim of implementing development plans. “All of us are to
be blamed for the present state of affairs in the capital and act unitedly,” said
Siram, who recalled his past question in the assembly: to whom do the capital’s roads
Extending wholehearted support to the administration for any action, Kaso directed
that anyone found damaging government properties, including roads, and causing loss
to the state and inconvenience to the public be dealt with severely and, if required,
put behind bars.
He pleaded with the minister for adequate funds for maintenance as well as construction
The team, including UD chief engineer Taba Tedir, PWD SE(CC) Katung Wahge, SE (highways)
S Sumnyan, EE (CDA) Tage Taki, EE(Naharlagun) Ratu Techi, inspected the Donyi-Polo
Vidya Bhawan road, Niti Vihar tri-junction near King Cup School, Senki View (including
the road to CRPF camp), the road to ESS Sector in Itanagar, the Capital deputy commissioner’s
office (threatened by Pachin river), the road to Scouts and Guides headquarters (damaged
by private construction), G-Extension, and the massive construction blocking the
passage of Lagun river in Naharlagun and the NH 52A.
It was planned that encroachers would be evicted for widening of roads, including
in the sectors. Besides this, some government quarters would be demolished, and anyone
found damaging roads or drainage and dumping construction materials on roads would
be taken to task forthwith. The DC was directed accordingly including issuing executive
order and dispose of dumping materials.
USPA condemns ‘forceful’ eviction drive
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: The United Siang Progressive Alliance (USPA) vehemently condemned
the East Siang district administration for carrying out eviction drive in Pasighat
township where more than 1500 people were either displaced or rendered homeless.
Describing that the eviction drive was enforced by ‘outside force with some political
manoeuvre’, the USPA severely criticized the Deputy Commissioner for violating citizen’s
right by not listening to their petitions.
While the Constitutional Rights of the citizens has been over thrown by the DM all
the five elected MLAs remained silent spectator on the issue, it lamented.
Thousands of people, who had been living there for more than 20 years, are crying
at mid-night without any food to eat under open roof after they were rendered homeless
while many women and children were admitted in hospital with grievous injuries, USPA
said. It claimed that tear gas and explosive materials were lobed to disperse the
protestors during the eviction drive yesterday inflicting grievous injuries to many
women and children and the injured persons are still battling for life in Pasighat
An FIR has been lodged against the East Siang SP at Pasighat PS by the victims, the
The USPA urged ABK and AdiSU to come forward and involve in the issue before the
situation is aggravated.
It also sought the immediate intervention of the CM, CVC, CS and Home Commissioner
of Arunachal Pradesh to protect the Constitutional rights of its citizens. It further
demanded the authority to effect mass reshuffling of administrative officers at East
Siang district in the interest of the people of the district.
The district administration yesterday carried out eviction drive in PI colony of
the township and dismantled over 100 houses including RCC buildings.
Eight JCB excavators, 10 tippers were pressed into operation in the eviction drive
and more than 300 Para military forces and civil police were deputed after the drive
and imposed 144 CrPc at Pasighat town yesterday, USPA said.
Recruitment of Junior Commissioned Officers in Army as Religious Teacher
NAHARLAGUN, Jul 26: Recruitment for Junior Commissioned Officers (Religious Teachers
(Pundit) RRT-67 Course in the Army will be carried out by Army Recruiting Offices,
Rangapahar under the aegis of HQ Recruiting Zone, Shillong from October 10 ro 15.
Written examination of selected candidates will be conducted at ARO Rangapara on
The age of candidates for RRT Course should be between 27 and 34 years for civilian
while the age for re-mustered candidates should be between 25 to 34 on 14 Feb, 2012.
The Minimum educational qualification for appointment as Pandit will be graduation
in any discipline. However, the candidates applying for the post must be qualified
in Madhyama in Sanskrit or Bhusan in Hindi.
While minimum qualification for re-mustered candidates is 10+2.
The Minimum Physical Standards are Height – 160 Cms, Weight -50 kgs, Chest – 77 Cms
and candidates should be able to run one mile in eight minutes.
Interested candidates can apply for the post by affixing their recent passport size
photographs in the application form along with necessary documents to HQ Recruiting
Zone (NE States), Shillong , Meghalaya, PIN-793001. DIPRO
Water supply augmentation of Koloriang township being taken up
KOLORIANG, Jul 26: In an effort to create awareness about the need for proper sanitation,
a district level workshop on sustainable sanitation and management drinking water,
quality monitoring system vis-à-vis Panchayati Raj Institutions was conducted at
Koloriang on July 22 last by the Communication and Capacity Development Unit, (CCDU),
being implemented by PHE and WS department under the Total Sanitation Campaign(TSC).
Tomi Ete, secretary PHE and WS, in his address emphasized the importance of total
sanitation in the villages like construction of latrine in individual households
and schools. He urged PRI members to actively participate in managing quality drinking
water supply in the village and asked them to levy minimal amount to consumer for
effective monitoring and maintenance. He informed that the government has sanctioned
Rs. 4.9 crore for augmenting water supply in the Koloriang Township.
Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner, Rajeev Takuk commenting on the prevailing water
and sanitation problem in the district, advocated for convergence of all the central
and state government schemes for a comprehensive and realistic implementation. Such
workshops will go a long way in maintaining the basic hygiene of the individual as
well as of the entire area for prevention of waterborne diseases and other diseases
due to lack of sanitation.
A.N.Singh, Director CCDU spoke about the facilities and assistance that can be availed
from his organization and asked PRI members to constitute Village water and sanitation
committee, which could act as the imposing and monitoring authority in regulating
good quality water supply in the villages. DIPRO
ABK systematize script
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: In a significant move, the Adii Baane Kebang (ABK), the Adii Agom
Kebang (AAK) and the intellectuals of the community, during a marathon discussion
held on July 17 and 18, have systematized the Adii script (Adii merey) with certain
ABK general secretary Bodong Yirang today said in the meeting, the Adiis have decided
to adopt the Roman script with certain additions of two vowels (gaayo merey) and
two consonants (merey) whose phonetics are not very common in international phonetic
alphabets (IPA). The four new alphabets coined for use in Adii language (agom) are
dual-letter vowels - EY & UI and consonants - NG & NY.
With this restructured script, AAK, the apex literary body of Adii community, will
develop study materials for use in the schools of Adii areas as third language. All
books, poetries and archive writings, already in printed form, will be re-written
with this script in due course of time.
Describing as “historic” the reform brought in towards enriching the traditional
cultural heritage of Adii community, the ABK exudes hope that this will usher in
a new era of linguistic and literary development of Adii. “The ABK has also banned
further use of self styled innovated scripts for all writings in Adii language with
immediate effect”, informed Yirang.
Tiger 7 Soccer Tournament
BTXI & GMSC-A win
ITANAGAR, Jul 26: BT XI trounced Nirjuli Youth Welfare Association Sports Club 4-0
while Gora Makik Sporting Club-A (GMSC-A) pipped All Blacks Team 2-1 in the 2nd state
level Tiger 7 soccer tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium Naharlagun today.
Toko Polium scored two goals in 12th and 49th minutes while Dari Kiran and Rocky
Ramsing netted a goal each in 22nd and 52nd minutes respectively to help BT XI thrash
In the second match of the day, GMSC-A coming from behind defeated All Blacks 2-1
with goals from Gichik Taming (54 min) and Prahlad Borah (59 min).
All Blacks Team was leading 1-0 with a 41 minute goal from Techi Ragi.
1st match: Zing Urban Football Club vs Toru Panchayat Football Club; 2nd match: Dari
Sports Club vs ITBP Kimin.
This is an open letter to the Director of Higher Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
that Academic Session for 2011-12 has been started in the first week of June,2011
and students who failed in their first attempt ( CBSE Cl-X & XII) have already been
allowed to take admission as regular candidate, as per your Direction of giving second
chance of 1 year more. However, we came to know that CBSE Boards have decided not
to allow any failure students (whether failed in his/ her first attempt or more),
to get admission as regular candidate.
The irony is that CBSE Board have brought it before the Govt. school authorities
concerned of our state only after 45 days of school being re-opened where the failed
students are already in the classroom. Many of parents are illiterate and it will
not be easy to convince them by the school principal or other concerned. Hence,
I guess that there may be unhealthy situations in the schools after the CBSE directives.
The biggest problem is that students are psychologically disturbed. I, therefore,
request the Director to make a clarification with the CBSE authorities and take all
steps for avoiding dilemma among school authorities, students and guardians.
Er. P. Lombi
Make the state better place to live in
This is in reference to reported bandh call appeared in your esteemed daily on July
26. I just want to ask the people who are calling bandh in the state that how much
more bandh does the state have to see in future. Why don’t they understand that if
they are calling bandh then the problem may be solved but in a long run the GDP of
the state will be badly affected.
Many of the tourists who are supposed to arrive to the state on that particular day
will cancel or postpone their programme. In short the financial position of the state
will be hampered. If they want to protest then they should do it in another way.
All must try hard to make the state a better place to live in.
Pani Nagar !
Itanagar should be rechristend as "Pani Nagar" since the entire capital city of our
state is looming under saturated water on account of incessant and catastrophic
monsoon rains which also claimed few lives in the recent times.
Surprisingly it is observed that the water level rises and get stagnant even in the
places where it is not expected due to poor drainage system. The mudslide, landslides
and other rainfall related damages may get bigger if drainage facility and water
outlet is not properly sorted out.
Therefore, it is requested to the concerned authority of our state to assess and
analyze the gravity of impact which may cause due to water overflows and irregular
Jumli Rina ( Karko)
This is in reference to the news item published under the caption “AdiSU opposes
appointments” in this daily on July 24 last. The East Siang AdiSu is already an
existing union that has been functioning long before Tapu Mibang became president
AdiSU General Secretary and Tabit Mibang were part of the whole process when all
the Block students’ union of East Siang had attended the meeting. Further we came
to know that there is no such resolution adopted opposing formation of AdiSU units.
Hence, the Adi Students’ Union East Siang outrightly condemns and rejects the statement
given by Tapu Mibang.
Kaling Doruk, President
Kepang Nong Borang
GS, East Siang AdiSU
We need enough time for preparation
Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw the attention of APPSC that 25th
Sept. as fixed for the APPSCCE 2011 (Prelim) exam by the commission is too early.
At least 5 moths time for preparation should be given after the advertisement as
does by UPSC and as done in last APPSCE. Because such exam require enough time for
Many have gone for coaching at Delhi and their coaching will be over in the mid of
Therefore it is our humble request to concerned that kindly extend Prelims Exam date.
Give priority on restoration of road in Darak
The problems being faced by the people of Darak circle under West Siang district
are so many to elucidate. Yet, through this esteemed daily I want to highlight the
pathetic road condition which has turned bad to worse with the advent of rainy season.
The rampant communication problems inflicted upon the public and the government
servants of Darak Circle is neither a recent issue nor it is caused by torrential
rain only. As a matter of fact, deplorable road condition started two years back
and there is uncertainty of daily bus service to district headquarters Aalo since
We have not witnessed arrival of any small vehicles at Darak for last 14 months due
to inaccessible road and these days the owners of bus/Tata Sumo have left the service
to avoid any possible accident. As such one can imagine the plight of the inhabitants
of Darak township in many spheres including health care facilities. Due to deplorable
road condition, the only option left with the unfortunate passengers is to foot march
up to Kamba (17) km and vice-versa to travel in bus for Aalo and other destination
which has become a daily routine work for passengers. In a nutshell, circle HQ is
totally cut off from the rest of the district and mainstream.
In this connection, we made repeated pleas to the local MLA who is also CM of Arunachal
Pradesh and to AAPSU president/secretary and KKSU leaders through memorandum and
also apprised them about the situation verbally in the past but yielded no results.
Whom we have to expect now? On Appraisal to the department concerned, they pointed
out reasons like paucity of fund. If the people of CM’s constituency are deprived
of and their long-pending grievances on road yet to be heard, what would be fate
of people and development activities in other remote pockets of the state. In such
a situation question generally arise – whether we are being neglected or CM’s good
office has kept aside the problems of own area while concentrating on the problems
of other areas of the state.
In addition to communication bottleneck, immediate provisions of relief package for
mass damages of crops fields in the catchment villages of the circle of the HQ due
to heavy rains and land slide, installation of mobile service tower, deployment of
adequate staff for few administrative set up etc are also worth mentioning here.
While coming to the conclusion, I, on behalf of the citizens of Darak, earnestly
re quest the state Govt to take up the issue of deplorable road condition as a state
issue and issue directives to department concerned and administrative agencies for
immediate restoration of road to mitigate the sufferings of the people. Finally,
Panchayat leaders are also requested to be more pro-active and take prompt action
in this regard.
Pathetic Road Condition Committee
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India plans fiber optic network in rural areas
In a recent statement, Kapil Sibal, minister of communication and information technology
said the Telecom Commission has proposed to create the National Optical Fiber Network
(NOFN) which will extend the country's existing fiber optic network from the district
level to the village level, or gram panchayat level.
The initial part of the project will be funded by the Universal Service Obligation
Fund (USOF), said Sibal. He added that private sector will likely contribute similar
investment to complement the infrastructure and to provide services to users.
Sibal hoped that the extension of connection will boost economic benefits such as
provide additional employment, e-education, e-health, e-agriculture and other e-services
as well as reduce migration of rural population to urban areas. Aside from economic
benefits, the nationwide fiber optic network will help drive government initiatives
such as e-health, e-banking, e-education and so on. The proposed NOFN will enable
effective and faster implementation of various mission mode e-governance projects
amounting to approx 500 billion Indian rupee (US$11.25 billion) initiated by Department
of Information Technology as well as delivery of a whole range of electronic services
in the above areas by the private sector to citizen in rural areas.
According to an ABI Research report last year, India is expected to drive the region's
mobile Internet traffic by 2015.