BOMDILA, Jun 30: In order to prevent water borne diseases that spread during monsoon,
a cleanliness drive was organized at Bomdila and its peripheral area yesterday.
Emphasis was given on clearance of drainage system in order to channelize the flow
and prevent water logging.
Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi has issued prohibitory order banning stacking of
building construction materials along the road side particularly over the drains.
Also ban has been imposed on use of polythene carry bags. The District Administration
and the Bomdila Forest Division would be distributing saplings for plantation in
all the office premises and residential areas of Bomdila Township by the first week
The cleanliness drive was participated by all the government employees, public, bazaar
committee, and taxi union, students of various educational institutions and personnel
of Border Roads Task Force. DIPRO
Forum calls for publication of NIT
ITANAGAR, Jun 30: Ziro – II Anticorruption Youth Forum has called for wide publication
of Notice Inviting Tender (NIT) in newspapers of the state, against all six sanctioned
projects under SPA 2011-12 in 16-Yachuli Assembly constituency, Lower Subansiri District.
It said that if there is no open publication of NIT, it would lead to misappropriation
of development fund.
It urged the project executing department to follow the direction of Planning Commission,
Government of India by maintaining tender process to ensure transparency in project
implementation. It alleged that SPA projects for 2010-2011 were not completed in
Pickle making training
ITANAGAR, Jun 30: A meat pickle making training for Self Help Group (SHG) Sanya of
Khasan Jugli village, Kharsang under Changlang district was organized by AMYAA, a
Namphai-I, Miao based NGO.
Eleven members of the SHG attended the training. The SHG, which achieved remarkable
success in its one and half year’s of existence, will now take up pickle making as
their primary source of group income, AMYAA said in a release.
SBI donates 7 ceiling fans to school
PASIGHAT, Jun 30: The State Bank of India (SBI) donated seven ceiling fans to Jarkong
Middle School today under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to commemorate
the ‘Bank-Day falling on July 1.
Handing over the items to the Headmaster of the school, the chief manager of the
bank Aloke Das elaborated bank’s corporate social responsibilities. He said, SBI
as a socially responsible organization, has always played a pivotal role by contributing
towards social sector in a meaningful and effective way. So far, Pasighat branch
of SBI has donated 22 fans and four water filters to various schools under CSR, the
Chairperson of the School Management Committee Obang Taruk, Headmaster Kangkep Perme,
Utpal Kalita and Pradeep Saikia, Manager and Deputy Manager of the bank were present
on the occasion. DIPRO
Court Summer vacation
ITANAGAR, Jun 30: The Itanagar Permanent Bench of the Gauhati High Court will remain
closed from July 2 to 13 on account of Summer Vacation.
However, the officers and staff of the Registry will attend the office as per roster
arrangement during the vacation.
Abide by DA directive: Orgs
ITANAGAR, Jun 30: Tata Mobile Welfare Association Naharlagun, has asked owners of
Tata Mobile vehicles plying in the Capital Complex area to abide by the order of
the District Administration prohibiting plying of vehicles carrying Bamboo and Iron
All Itanagar Tata Mobile Association (AITMA) has also urged the Tata mobile drivers
to abide by the order of the administration and not to ply vehicles carrying Bamboo
and Iron Rods during 9 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to 6 pm in the township.
ITANAGAR, Jun 30: The Nino Welfare Society, Itanagar unit has appealed the city
police and the concern District Magistrate to arrest those involved in the unnatural
death of Late Tunya Siram and give early justice to the bereaved family members
and the society.
Secretary General Joluk Minung Nino, in a release stated that punishment must be
given to those involved. Society expressed deep shock at the tragic death.
ITANAGAR, Jun 30: Dree - the annual agricultural festival of the Apatani community
will be celebrated at Aalo, headquarters of West Siang district with various programmes
on July 5.
A series of event including inter-tribe cultural exchange programme and sports competition
will be main attraction of the celebration.
Get ready to welcome new phase of development: Tuki
SAGALEE, Jun 30: After dedicating the longest steel bridge over Pare River at Deb
village under Sagalee sub-division of Papum Pare district today, Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki exhorted the people and the officers to tighten their belts to welcome the new
phases of development being facilitated by the Centre.
Arunachal Pradesh will soon enter a new phase for embracing a better tomorrow, he
said while citing the nature’s fury the state confronted because of monsoon onslaught.
“That does not mean that we should accept but get prepared to make it a part of life
and proceed ahead with full preparedness to tackle such disasters.”
Defusing reported concern that the 75m steel bridge with RCC decking would collapse
for not being built as per specifications, he said that the engineers have zealously
followed the technical specifications and there should be no fear from any quarters
about the longevity of the bridge, a living asset of the state.
Appreciating the PWD engineers and the contractors for beating time and completing
it within 18 months against 24 months’ target, the chief minister said that the engineering
marvel is for others to emulate. He announced state award for the deserving ones
as a gesture of the GoAP.
Pointing out that roads hold key to development in a land-locked state, he referred
to the ongoing ambitious Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) that will change the face
of the state by creating multi faceted opportunities by promoting tourism, industries,
agri-horti and allied sectors.
However, the CM suggested conducting a technical study, particularly for replacing
bitumen by concrete to make the highway durable. The same procedure should also
be followed for other roads. “Most of the existing roads are being widened for the
TAH thereby obstructing smooth traffic movement as well as delaying the time-bound
work,” the CM observed and called for a rule to regulate traffic, particularly allowing
specific timing for traffic flow and prohibiting any traffic for smooth construction
being taken using huge machineries.
As the TAH process is getting delay due to local problem, particularly for compensation
claims by the locals, he exhorted the panchayat leaders to hold meeting with the
people and win their confidence to facilitate smooth work which would immensely benefit
them in long run. He also directed the district administration and the police to
take few trouble makers with vested interest to task for greater interest of the
Responding to a public memorandum, the CM assured improvement of Mabb-Deb road, suspension
bridge over Lebia river, improvement of water supply to Deb village, road to link
Sorha Hapa girls’ residential school at Nimte.
With the GoI giving priority attention to agri sector, the CM informed that more
stress would be given to irrigation by the Centre and the demand of the area for
minor irrigation projects would be considered for clusters on need-basis.
Itanagar MLA Techi Kaso, addressing the huge gathering of officers, public and youth
leaders, urged them to maintain the public assets. He highlighted the need for special
attention to education, health and communication, which is the spring board of development.
However, the GoAP employees have a special responsibility to shoulder towards the
society through their dedicated and committed services for which they are paid.
Assuring his commitment to the welfare of the people, P’Pare DC Pige Ligu advised
them to not resort to mudslinging in the media rather approach him directly to seek
clarification or when even any help is needed.
The CM entourage included PWD CEs Bora Ete, T Gongo, disaster management director
Y W Ringu, PH&WS SE Toko Jyoti, WRD SE K Singh, zilla parshad chairperson Nabam Aka,
among a host of dignitaries.
Khunjuju lauds the role of ‘Gyan Mission’
ITANAGAR, Jun 30: Parliamentary Secretary for Hydro Power R T Khunjuju laid down
the first foundation day celebration stone of Gyan Mission, a local NGO at Chandranagar
here this morning.
The NGO, which runs a school for orphan children at Chandranagar was established
in 2006, provides free education, food and lodging to the orphan children. At present
around 30 orphan students from various remote places of Arunachal Pradesh are studying
in the school.
Speaking on the occasion, Kunjuju lauded the NGO for its noble endeavour to provide
free education to the orphan children.
“Work is worship and everybody must work hard for betterment of themselves and society
as well”, he said while calling upon the members of Gyan Mission Family especially
staff and students to work hard to get success in life.
He assured to extend every possible help from his side to help out the orphan students.
He also distributed sweets and donated cash.
Seppa East MLA Tapuk Taku also praised the Gyan Mission for doing such a noble work
to uplift the society. He suggested the students to study hard and make everybody
proud besides making themselves better so that they can serve other orphans in days
to come. While advising the students not to indulge in bad activities, Taku also
assured to extend help for the students. Special guest Pranab Yangfo also spoke on
the occasion and encouraged the NGO and students.
Earlier, the chairperson of Gyan Mission highlighted the aims and objectives of Gyan
Mission. The day-long programme was marked with beautiful cultural representations
by the students.
Youth Leadership Workshop
ITANAGAR, Jun 30: 15 youths successfully participated in the “4-day Workshop on Youth
Leadership Training” at Don Bosco Youth Center organized by Galo Welfare Society
(GWS). Leadership workshop included visioning exercise, leadership concept, group
dynamics, conflict management and communication skills.
‘The objective of the workshop is to create the next breed of young visionary with
missionary zeal and dedicated torch bearer of the society,’ said the noted social
activist and GWS President, Jarjum Ete. She appreciated the responses of young future
leaders and revealed that for the field experience the workshop team will be visiting
different places of Ziro valley.
The entire workshop was facilitated by CEO-Eastern Sentinel, Jarpum Gamlin who is
an MBA (Human Resource).
Various experienced resource persons facilitated the programme which included social
workers, bureaucrats, entrepreneurs, and academia. The topics in the workshop included
‘Grassroots leadership and PRIs in Arunachal Pradesh’ by Dr. Kirto Loyi, ‘Gender
issue in Social Engineering’ by Dr. Jumir Bassar Loyi, ‘Environment concern of Arunachal
Pradesh’ by Dr. Kenjum Bagra, ‘Introduction to Galo Script’ by Igo Riba and ‘Communication
skill’ by Kenter Riba, informed Ete.
Coming out of the training, one of the young participants said, ‘We are really touched
by the initiative and got good experience during this workshop not only about the
leadership quality but here we got fine knowledge of society, culture and about the
vision quality of a perfect leader.’
Capping ceremony RKM nursing school students
ITANAGAR, Jun 30: The capping ceremony of 26th batch students of School of Nurshing,
Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar was held at Vivekananda Hall, RKM, here this
Addressing the programme, Everester Anshu Jamsenpa said that Arunachal has tremendous
potential for adventure tourism and if promoted well it could contribute a lot towards
the income generation of the state.
She further emphasised on importance of hard work and role of women in the society
and said that patience, hard work, perseverance and determination are required to
succeed in life.
She further informed that in 1897, Swami Vivekananda had called a meeting of the
monastic and householder disciples of Sri Rama Krishna in Calcutta in order to establish
their work on an organized basis.
What Swamiji proposed was an integration of educational, philanthropic and religious
activities and it was thus that the Rama Krishna Mission came into existence and
the School of nursing was started in 1985 and since then it has over the years gone
on to establish itself as one of the foremost training institutes for nursing and
midwifery in India.
Till now nearly four hundred students have passed out from this school and now engaged
in offering their services in various parts of India as well as abroad.
Rama Krishna Mission Narottam Nagar Secretary Swami Gitatmanandaji Maharaj said that
it is not only an important day in the lives of students who have received their
caps but an equally important day for the school also as every year on this occasion
the school initiates its students into the real world of service.
Earlier, Secretary of Rama Krishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar, Swami Vishweshananda
informed that every year this occasion is held to introduce the students to the noble
profession of nursing and to instil in their minds the nobleness of this profession.
ITANAGAR, Jun 30: Ever since state govt presented Rs 218 crore deficit budget this
year, the financial situation of the Arunachal Pradesh government has gone from bad
to worse. Battling perhaps the worst financial crisis in its history, state govt
has announced several austerity measures.
As part of the austerity measure announced this month; state government has curtailed
govt expenditure to maintain balance between receipts and expenditure.
Order issued (No. FIN/EA-45/2012) by finance department (EA Branch) has issued 10
austerity measures to tackle the financial constraints.
“In view of the serious financial constraints and deteriorating cash balance position
of the State, there is a pressing need to curtail Govt. expenditure to maintain a
balance between receipts and expenditure of the State Govt. It has, therefore, been
decided by the Govt. to enforce austerity measures strictly with immediate effect,”
the order read.
As part of austerity step, govt has imposed general ban on creation and filling up
of Non-Plan posts. This ban shall include officiating appointment, filling up of
leave vacancies, appointment of substitute employees belonging to all categories
in all departments borne from Non-Plan fund. Further no casual or contingent employees
shall be allowed to be employed by any department without prior concurrence of the
No re-appropriation of funds from other sub head to "wages" would be allowed for
the purpose of engagement of such employees. Except where prior approval of the Council
of Ministers is obtained, neither revision of pay scales nor up-gradation of existing
posts shall be contemplated and no department shall sponsor proposals for revision
of pay scales or up gradation of existing posts unless these are matched by increased
earning or savings by reduction in posts.
LOC system of drawl of wages as discontinued earlier will be in force and their wages
are to be drawn through treasury. State govt has also put general ban on the purchase
of new vehicles by any department. All the concerned departments have been asked
to make all out efforts to recover the outstanding loans and advances. Unless the
loans and advances are recovered regularly, no further loans and advances shall be
allowed by Finance Department. Sanction of grant of an honorarium will not be given
unless the work has been undertaken with the prior consent of the Govt. and its amount
settled in advance.
No department will be allowed to enter into any extra financial commitment beyond
what is provided in the sanctioned budget without prior concurrence of Finance Department.
All the departments have been asked to strictly adhere to this particular order,
because it will not be possible for Finance Department to provide any additional
fund to meet such financial liabilities created by the department without the knowledge
and approval of the Finance Department. All posts, except Primary School Teachers
and health workers, which were vacant as on 01-04-2011, and were lying vacant for
one year or more on that date, shall be abolished. The State Government has also
banned foreign travel on official account by functionaries of the State Govt.
The order has been issued by Ramesh Negi, development commissioner (finance).
The poor financial status of Arunachal government is serious cause of concern for
everyone. For a state like Arunachal which depends on government aid for almost every
work, this news of poor financial status is a grave matter of concern. The big question
is where did things go wrong? What is the cause for this financial crisis?
In the last couple of year, Arunachal govt has received massive central assistance
and crores of money was received from hydropower developer as upfront money. Where
did that money go?
APSIC slaps penalty on erring PIO
ITANAGAR, Jun 30: After a Public Information Officer (PIO) refused to furnish information
sought by a citizen and also failing to respond to a show cause why penalty should
not be imposed upon him, Chief Information Commissioner, Arunachal Pradesh Y D Thongchi
has imposed a penalty of Rs. 7,500/ @ Rs. 250 per day with effect from April 24-May
The order which was issued on June 6 asked the PIO to deposit the amount within a
month from the date of issue of the order.
One Lenzing Pertin had sought information on CD/IRD Block, Mebo Sub-division from
T. Pada, the PIO-cum-Project Director, DRDA which was either denied or partial information
After failing to extract any response from the PIO, the appellant filed an appeal
on 20.1.12 with the Commission. A hearing was consequently fixed on 28th February
2012 wherein the PIO assured to provide the information. However in two consecutive
hearings fixed on April 10 and May 3, the PIO remained absent. The Commission issued
a show cause to him why penalty should not be imposed upon him and directed him to
respond in person during the hearing which was fixed on May 24.
But PIO neither appeared before the Commission nor submitted any reasons why penalty
for refusing to provide information should not be imposed upon him leading the Commission
to penalize him.
Concern on human-animal conflict
Awareness campaign cum workshop on wildlife and environment
ITANAGAR, Jun 30: A one day awareness campaign cum workshop on wildlife and environment
was organized today at Hotel Arun Subansiri by All Papum Pare District Students Union
(APPDSU). Number of people including students and ordinary citizens participated
in the programme.
Resource persons for the day included Tasso Sira, divisional forest officer, Banderdewa,
P Subramanyam CCF (IT), advocate Sunil Mow, journalist Taba Ajum and lawyer Tarh
Speaking about programme, APPDSU acting president Nabam Tado stated that young generation
should take active part in preservation of environment.
DFO Tasso Sira expressed concern over increase in man-animal conflict due to rapid
encroachment in forest area. “As human beings are encroaching into territory of
animal, the poor animals are being forced to move towards human inhabited areas.
Often we hear of elephant or wild animal entering human colonies. This lead to loss
of life on both sides,” said DFO Sira.
He also called on district administration to help forest department in order to safeguard
rich flora and fauna of the state.
CCF P Subramanyam said commercialization of wild meat and their product is threatening
the existence of wild animal. He also called on people to do their individual bits
for the safeguard of the environment.
Advocate Sunil Mow spoke about various legal measures to protect and preserve wildlife
and environment. He stated that wildlife and environment laws should be strictly
implemented in Arunachal.
“Villagers should be educated about laws of environment and wildlife. If there is
fear for law, then surely killing of wild animal and destruction of forest can be
contained to some extent,” said Sunil Mow.
Journalist Taba Ajum said lack of awareness among citizen is one of the main reasons
for wide spread destruction of environment. He urged department of environment and
forest to carry out massive awareness campaign throughout state to educate them about
importance of preserving rich flora and fauna.
On the occasion, a video on VIth Sports meet cum Miss Papum Pare 2012 organized by
APPDSU at Balijan was released.
Green Club…..Heal the World!!
“Heal the world, make it better place for you and for me and the entire Human race……”
that’s how one of the most popular and successful tracks of our beloved late Michael
Jackson goes. Undoubtedly, what a beautiful song that is; the lyrics, the background
score; aah, the message– that’s an impeccable piece of teaching! It wouldn’t be any
sort of exaggeration, if I may say that it could be picked up as an “Anthem” for
the cause of Conservation. It could very well be done! Why can’t? Yeah, it’s a terrific
Anyways, I’m not making any case for anybody or anybody’s song or work or something,
whatever that may be; but I, definitely, want to make a point here that we’ve wounded
our dear Earth very badly; all-through the ages, we have only been draining and exploiting
her all for our selfish, reckless and unmindful consumption; we have been literally
sucking her to the core; While we might have grown and progressed technologically,
it’s anybody’s guess, we’ve made ourselves poorer in terms of our natural resources.
Certainly, now our very own existence is at stake.
It’s nothing new, guys. We are all too aware of this; in fact, we need no preaching
from anybody, not at least from a novice and confused person like me, certainly not!
Agreed. But, what about your own conscience; your own urge to do something for the
fellow humans; your Ideal; your contribution to salvage dear Earth from this mad-dash
Consumerism, which is bleeding her to skeleton, if I may so draw a correlation with
I guess here is an occasion to reflect upon oneself- “Introspection”, vis-à-vis our
life-style. Hey, I’m not saying ‘standard of living’, guys! Yes, with the dawn of
this new year, I made a promise to myself, you can call it a ‘Resolution’, but not
exactly so, if you ask me, that henceforth, I would do best possible to inculcate
certain changes in my ways of life to propagate the cause of Conservation; to endeavor
against the menace of Consumerism. Right, that’s how I came up with a noble idea;
I think it’s no over-emphasis to call it noble, to start some kind of collective
campaign towards Conservation. Here’s it…..”Green Club……. Heal the World!”
Dr. R. D. Jakati, our Director, rightly says, “A small self-denial, however small,
will go a long way in fighting Climate Change.” Isn’t it enough to motivate us to
take our respective first step towards greater common good for every one of us? Chalo
guys, I mean gals as well, let’s put our energy together and do something about it.
We needn’t do any big thing for that; precisely, we just require to cut down on our
lavish expenditure, discourage excessive consumerism, go green in our day-to-day
activities like walking more often, avoiding unnecessary use of fuel, polythene and
so on. Besides, creating awareness among fellow-citizens is equally important. Thus,
I welcome one and all to come forward to join this Club and serve yourself, for without
Earth, we are dead tomorrow. Our future is in our present (read between the lines)
(The writer is Indian Forest Service Officer, currently posted at Tezu, Arunachal
Gora Tamar Memorial Football
BTFC, Zing Urban, Banderdewa win
ITANAGAR, Jun 30: Bamang Taji FC, Zing Urban and Banderdewa Youth SC won their respective
match in the first ever Gora Tamar Memorial State Level Football Tournament played
at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.
While BTFC blanked East Kameng CCFC 4-0 Zing Urban trounced Ajing FC 4-1. Ganga Remo
(24 min), Ligang Opo (38 min), Toko Poliam (65 min) and Libo Yangfo (67 min)
scored a goal each for BTFC.
Ojing Jerang (10, 33 min) Jumli Gadi (13 min) and Toko Tapa (62 min) were the scorers
of Zing Urban. Chera Tachung (6 min) scored the only goal for East Kameng CCFC.
Banderdewa Youth SC beat East Kameng FA 2-0 in the last match of the day today. Gyamar
Apa (33 min) and Pagge Tassi (61 min) were the scores for the Banderdewa team.
12 noon- Gora Makik SC- B Vs Biri Brothers FC
1.45 pm- Gyamar Welfare Society, Nyapin Vs Emchi FC