July 05



The cash reward of  Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006






TWS felicitates toppers

ITANAGAR, Jul 04: Tamchi Welfare Society (TWS) has felicitated the topper students of its clan who excelled in the Class X and Class XII CBSE exams - 2012-2013 in a glittering function held at Hotel Arun Subansiri here on 2nd July. Kurung Kumey Zilla Parishad chairperson Shangha Tagik felicitated the toppers -Tamchi Yaram Silpy and Tamchi Taju of Class X, Tamchi Rohini and Tamchi Marina of  Class XII (Sc) and Tamchi Agung and Tamchi Tamak, Class XII (Hum)  with cash and certificates.

He appreciated TWS for encouraging their younger generation in the education sector.  Tagik also stressed the need of unity, discipline and hard work for the success in life.

Among others, Er. Bamang Tadh, Chairman, Murh Hatey Society Sangram, TWS secretary  Tamchi Kache, vice president Tamchi Tagum and patron Tamchi Tahar also spoke on the occasion.


Popi Sarmin Awards ceremony held

ITANAGAR, July 4: The Popi Sarmin Society organised Popi Sarmin Awards and Musical Nite at Dree ground here yesterday.

Attending the function, Parliamentary Secretary (UD, LM & TP) Padi Richo extolled the contributions of the Popi Sarmin Society towards the preservation of traditional culture and assured to patronise a programme for mobilising all the artistes of Apatani tribe on a common platform in the near future.

Deputy Chief Councillor, Itanagar Municipality Kipa Babu also lauded the endeavour of the PSS in preserving and promoting the traditional art and culture of the Apatanis.

Popi Sarmin Society, Chairman Habung Tago called upon the people to uphold the traditional values by organising and participating in socio-cultural events.

On the occasion, the society felicitated Roto Tadi, Mihin Kaning, Hage Komo, Hage D. Appa, Habung Tago and Hage Tanyo for their achievement in various field.


Coordination meeting of SSA Zilla Mission held

AALO Jul 04: A coordination meeting was held among the functionaries of SSA Zilla Mission, West Siang District, under the Chairmanship of M K Sahoo, DC-cum-DPD, SSA Zilla Mission, Aalo at his office conference hall recently.

The DC-cum-DPD focused on the position of textbooks in the district and timely distribution of textbooks and uniforms in the school before July 15. He suggested that for the requirements and shortage of textbooks if any, may be reported to the Director School Education and State Project Director, Itanagar immediately. While referring to the mid-day-meal (MDM) he directed DDSE-cum-DPO to short out require items in the district through MDM I/C and make available at all schools. The school grant and maintenance grant should be deposited in the bank account as per guidelines.  The District Community Mobilization Coordinator was asked to impart capacity buildings training of all PRIs/SMCs/BPGs for their effectiveness. He further gave stress on civil works and proper maintenance of pupil teacher ratio (PTR).

Earlier, Tomi Doke, DDSE-cum-DPO and coordinators of the various intervention of SSA Zila Mission, West Siang also spoke on the occasion.


Govt employees donates salary for Uttarakhand flood victims

YINGKIONG, Jul 04: The Upper Siang district administration has collected one day’s salary from its employees amounting to Rs 7,92,315 being the first phase of contribution for depositing the same to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the victims of Uttarakhand.

The Deputy Commissioner Liyon Borang informed that all the working departments like PWD, WRD, Power, Hydro-Civil, RWD, DFO (WL) of the district are yet to deposit their contributions to the district administration. He further instructed heads of offices, DDOs of the respective technical and working departments to take prompt actions in this regard to show their solidarity with the victims of natural calamities in Uttarakhand on humanitarian ground. DIPRO.


ANYA KK Unit reiterates demand

ITANAGAR, Jul 04: In its representation submitted to Parliamentary Secretary Home and Chief Secretary, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) Kurung Kumey District Unit today reiterated its demand for an immediate arrest of then District Art & Culture Officer (DACO) who was allegedly involved in Rs 2.50 crore scandal in DACO Kurung Kumey and reportedly absconding since last year. ANYA unit further demanded thorough enquiry into the case to find out other officers/officials involved in the case.


BJP Mahila Morcha national meet held

ITANAGAR, Jul 04: The National Executive meeting of Mahila Morcha (BJP) was held at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh from June 29 to 30 last. In the meeting, it was decided that 33 per cent women reservation shall be passed in the parliament.

Also voicing strong objection against atrocities on women, it demanded for a separate article to be annexed in the parliament to deal with such cases.


East Siang holds review meeting on PMEGP

ITANAGAR, Jul 04: The district level review meeting on Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) was held yesterday under the chairmanship of East Siang DC cum District Task Force Committee at Siang guest house, Pasighat.

Almost all the banks of East Siang district attended the meeting.

DC RK Mishra in his speech urged the DIC and the bankers to coordinate amongst themselves for successful implementation of the scheme in the district.


PHED&WS asked to set up DPC

ITANAGAR, Jul 04: The All Arunachal Pradesh Public Health Engineering & Water Supply Department Workers Union (AAPPHE & WSDWU) has demanded for timely conduction of DPC in PHED & WS department.

In a letter addressed to the parliamentary secretary, PHED &WS, it said, since 1995, no DPC was ever set up which has immensely hampered permanent/WC/promotion of employees of different categories.


ZPM Chambang writes to power department

ITANAGAR, Jul 04: Chambang ZPM has urged power department for connection of power supply from transit point Dokio-Langpo, Old Palin and electrification of Chambang Township before August 15 next, the Independence day.

In a letter addressed to the chief engineer (Western Zone), power, it said in spite of five years of work execution, which is more than the completion term of project/scheme, the electrification of Chambang area under RGGVY is yet to be done.


Exposure tour for progressive farmers

ITANAGAR, Jul 04: Training cum exposure visit programme to Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Basar for progressive farmers of Lower Dibang Valley District was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lower Dibang Valley District.

During their two-day visit SRI method of Paddy Cultivation was exhibited.

Resource persons highlighted the present status and future prospects of SRI method of Paddy Cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh.

Apart from these, in order to motivate and adopt commercial cultivation of paddy crop, trained participants were distributed with seeds of high yielding varieties of Maize, Groundnut and vegetable.


Panchayat leaders review implementation of schemes

ITANAGAR, Jul 04: A block governing body meeting was held at Koloriang yesterday to discuss proper utilization of centrally sponsored schemes in Koloriang segement.

The meeting was chaired by Bengia Tapo, Anchal Chairperson of Lower Koloriang Anchal Segment and attended by the panchayat leaders, including ZPMs, GPMs and EO (RE), EO (Credit), EO(Industry).


Operation against scraps metal dealers at Roing

ROING, Jul 04: Lower Dibang Valley District Administration along with police conducted operation against rogue scrap metal dealers at Roing Township following complaints regarding theft of building and fencing materials, like rods, angle posts, barbed wires, solar plates, vehicle parts etc.

The raids were conducted in six scrap vendors situated within township.

The SP cautioned the scrap dealers not to purchase such materials without making any proper verification and keep records of each and every item they purchased along with address of the sellers. He also instructed them to report to the Police Station, Roing to get their materials checked before the consignment is dispatched.

One scrap dealer running business without valid trading licence was asked to close his business while two other persons without Inner Line Permit were fined. DIPRO


Rakhe Sinku adjudged winner of first ‘Anime Cosplay Festival’

ITANAGAR, Jul 04: Altogether five young anime lovers from Arunachal Pradesh represented the State in ‘Nagaland’s first ‘Anime Cosplay Festival’ held at the Heritage in Kohima on June 29 last.

Organized by the Nagaland Anime Junkies, the event witnessed participation of more than 500 Animes, Mangas and other comic lovers from Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and the host state Nagaland.

The main highlights of the event were Anime lovers ‘cosplaying’ their favorite anime characters like Naruto and Uchiko.

Jenny Pinggam from Arunachal cosplayed as Orihime Innoue, Junu Pinggam as Kuchiki Rukia, Rakhe Sinku as Kuchiki Byakuya, Kenndy Umbon as Kurasaki Ichigo and Pisa Chepai as Usui Takumi respectively.

Meanwhile, Rakhe Sinku of Arunachal was adjudged the winner of the first ‘Anime Cosplay Festival’.


Gyati Anju crowned Miss Apatani

ITANAGAR, Jul 04: Gyati Anju from Hari village was crowned the winner of Miss Apatani—2013 contest at Ziro last night. Hibu Rinya of Hong village and Ngilyang Yaming of Tajang village were the first and second runner –up respectively.

Other sub-title winners were Subu Diming, Kalung village (Best Smile), Nani Ankha, Reru village (Best Hair Style), Mudang Elie, Mudang-Tage village (Best Catwalk), Hage Yama, Hari village (Miss Photogenic).

Designer of the winner’s costume Padi Yanku was adjudged as the best designer and awarded cash prize of Rs.15, 000.

The consolation prizes were sponsored by Padi Kunya, wife of Padi Richo, local MLA and chairman, Central Dree Festival Committee, Ziro.

Altogether 18 beautiful women participated in the contest.

Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete and Superintendent of Police PN Khrimey also attended the colorful function.


Artificial flood creates havoc in Ruksin


RUKSIN, Jul 04: The second spell of monsoon rains caused artificial in Ruksin Township Wednesday as there is no drainage system to drain out rainwater from the road.

Heavy rainfall since last midnight flooded police colony, forest office, Tax and Excise Office, Oil Depot and other places and causing great inconvenience to the residents.

“Neither the government departments nor the elected leaders are paying heed towards this constant problem here,” lamented the affected people. They say the natural drain for rainwater has been vanished after reconstruction of the National Highway-52 passing along Assam-Arunachal boundary here.

The situation is not better in Pasighat town too. A short spell of rains causes water logging in various places within the township making it difficult for people to live in.

The region, including parts of Assam is witnessing heavy and moderate rainfall since June 26 last.

The Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) had a forecast of timely arrival of monsoon in NE states including Arunachal Pradesh. However, late arrival of monsoon has affected paddy cultivation in various places of the state.


DC flags off educational tour of students

YINGKIONG, Jul 04: Upper Siang district Deputy Commissioner Liyon Borang flagged off exposure tour of meritorious students from Class VI to VIII standards hailing from various schools of Upper Siang District today at Circuit point Yingkiong.

A total of 44 students with escort T C Medhi Coordinator ST/SC with two other officials left Yingkiong, the team will visit Pasighat, Itanagar, Guwahati and Shillong. During their tour the team will visit the places like, RGU, NERIST, Science Museum, Diploma Engineering College, NEHU, Robert College, Cherapunjee, G.U, Zoo, Birla Planetarium, Cotton College and Horticulture College.

Earlier on the occasion, Borang advised the students to follow the directives of the escort properly to avoid any untoward incidence during the period of their journey. He also advised them to minutely observe all the important places, sites and institutions which they are going to visit as because this would be a new knowledge, experience and encouragement to them and useful for them in future.

Among others Komin Borang District Coordinator, N. Tsering BEO, Ajong Sibo BRCC, T. Bomong BEO, T. Taron DTO, O. Rukbo CRCC Hqr and Dr. Teru Borang VS, Yingkiong attended the flag off programme.





354 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 


News Impact


AAPSU-ANYA Bhalukpong mission successful’

Demand for capital punishment increases

ITANAGAR, Jul 04: The barbaric act of rape and killing of a three year-old girl on Tuesday at Bhalukpong has continued to draw furious condemnation from civil society with increasing demand for capital punishment to the rapist.

All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU)  today reiterated the demand for capital punishment to the  rapist besides review of all such cases for fast tracing to grant justice.

Meanwhile, AAPSU president Kamta Lapung informed that the rally on Wednesday had an immediate effect as it helped percolate down the message that a criminal belongs to no tribe, caste and creed, and would not be spared.   

AAPSU and All Nyish Youth Association (ANYA) teams were successful in its peace mission to Bhalukpong to not allow communal overtone after the inhuman rape and brutal murder of a three year-old girl, it was informed.

While condemning the heinous Bhalukpong incident  in strongest term, ANYA  informed that a team of the Association headed by its president Bamang Taji visited the family of the deceased yesterday. It demanded immediate trial and capital punishment to the rapist within three months.

Referring to it as the rarest case ever that happened in the state, it said that the criminal deserves to be hanged till death.

Appealing all the section of the societies, especially political leaders and other NGOs not to politicize and communalize the issue,  the Association said, a criminal is a criminal and therefore should be awarded with exemplary punishment as per law at the earliest for justice to the victim’s family.

The Association further appealed the state government and the law enforcing authority to take stringent measures to check such crimes in the state.

It is time that the civil society act as watch dog to tackle such unwanted activities, it added.

While condemning the incident of rape and murder, the women wings of ANYA and ANSU in a joint release demanded that all such pending cases against women registered in all police stations be reviewed.

Describing it as a ‘big slap’ on the face of state Govt the woman wings of the organisations said “Enough is enough” as crimes against women were rising beyond tolerance. Meanwhile, to protest against the Bhalukpong rape incident, ANYA and ANSU women wings have decided to stage a rally from Akashdeep Complex to Raj Bhawan here from 9 am on Saturday.

Galo Welfare Soceity (GWS) has condemned in strongest term the rape and killing of an infant in Bhalukpong and demanded capital punishment for the rapist.

Expressing grave concern over the bizarre incident, GWS urged the authority concerned to unearth the reasons/circumstances that have led the rapist to commit such heinous crime.

GWS appealed to the State Government to take appropriate measure to contain the rising incidents of crime against women and child before it is too late.



Opium worth Rs 2 lakhs seized, one arrested

CHANGLANG, Jul 04: In a major breakthrough the Changlang Police had a big catch of drugs (Opium) of about 4.5 KG valued about Rs. 2 lakhs from a resident of Myanmar namely Mukwang Hasik (35)  during checking of vehicle at Namdang check gate today.  The said person has been arrested under relevant section of NDPS Act.

The aforesaid quantity of drugs and an Assam registration Maruti 800 Car has been seized by Changlang Police. The accused is being produced before the court to get under police custody for further interrogation.

Meanwhile, SP Changlang Vijay Kumar appreciated OC, Changlang and the team of police who did excellent job in detecting huge amount of drugs and awarded them with cash prize and commendations.

Kumar also informed that intensive checking of vehicles, passengers and articles will be continued to check smuggling and infiltration of drugs in the district. DIPRO



Pathetic condition of Capital road -- an unresolved problem

Subu Nomo

Itanagar, Jul 04: Nobody really wants to just point at the flaws everybody knows of but this is just to remind the people of the downtrodden, no, the pathetic condition of the NH- 52-A in Itanagar with which they have seemingly come to terms with.

In a journey embarked upon starting at the invisible Mithun gate, the experiences were rather something one would like to forget about. Witnessing the lack of drainage and the only consistency being of potholes, the first major landmark, Legi Complex can be seen, it’s roadside being a perfect example of a drain spilled inside out and the road, a vulgar display of dirt and stink.

On the way to Akashdeep Complex, near BB Plaza, already damaged road dangerously caved in which has seen no solution to it except for temporary landfills, which can lead to dangerous mudslides and roadblocks.

Akashdeep area, the heart of the Capital city is yet again a disappointing show of bad road conditions with natural speed breakers in excess, heavy traffic owing to the ultra slim roads and the R K Mission’s hospital access being a place you dump your dump in.

Moving on, we find the main event on the way to Kendriya Vidyalaya no. II, Chimpu, after crossing the Police Headquarters, a crater-like hole in the ground we call road along with other horrendous disfigurements.... It can be assured that the phrase “School Chalein Hum” will come true as school students will be walking their way to study.

Our society has time and again failed to “walk the talk” in matters that matter, pointing fingers at each other, not realizing the role each one plays in the societal chain. Personally, I do not expect any change to come anytime soon, not in the administration nor in the people’s mind sets, but if somebody is reading this, the only thing to do is to do your bit, if not, it really doesn’t matter.   



ALSU stages dharna, threatens to intensify stir

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jul 04: The Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) today staged a peaceful dharna as its first phase of agitation demanding immediate cancellation of the appointment of Joint Director (Agri-Allied) Rural Development department in front of the Secretary of Rural Development at State Institute of Rural Department (SIRD) office here. Hundreds of ALSU activists thronged at SIRD office entrance gate holding placards and shouted slogan against the state government for alleged illegal appointment and its indifference attitude towards their demands. However, none of the officials of the department were present except few security forces.

Addressing the media persons ALSU president Tadar Tarish said that union would intensify its agitation till the demands are met. “The appointment was made illegally, violating the recruitment rules and other procedures” said ALSU president. Tarish also alleged that appointment was made under political influence.  However he made it clear that union has no intention to target any individual rather it is against the wrong system infested in every department. The union further disclosed that it would organize peace protest march on 18th  July next if the demands are not fulfilled. He also appealed to the people to cooperate with the union by hinting that bandh call would be the last option.

General Secretary Romik Jogu in his address said that motive behind the opposition of illegal appointment is to send clear message to every department that union would not tolerate illegal appointments. Jogu further condemned the state government for failing to deliver justice to the various rape and murder victims while referring recent gruesome Bhalukpong rape and murder case of a minor.

Earlier, ALSU had submitted its representation to the chief secretary on 18 April 2013, seeking immediate cancellation of the appointment. It claimed that two regular posts of joint-director in the department are enough to deal with the centrally sponsored scheme like MGNREGA, IAY and IWMP etc.

Interestingly, according to RTI documents made available to the media by the union, the department itself ridiculed the idea of appointment of joint director (Agri-allied). In its observation remark (point no 2) the department said, “No demand from the department for the proposed technical post (JD-Agri) from outside as it will invite contradictory. If Govt creates JD(Agri) similar demand will be cropped up for the creation of post like JD(Veterinary), JD(Fishery), JD(Industries)etc”.



Tilling Yam conferred National Youth Award

NEW DELHI, Jul 04: Tilling Yam of Hong village, Lower Subansiri district was today awarded the National Youth Award 2011-2012 by President Pranab Mukherjee in a function at the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan.

She was one among the 27 individuals who were conferred the National Youth Award for the first time by the President of India and became the 1st lady recipient of  such coveted Award from Arunachal.

National Youth Awards are conferred on youths each year who have demonstrably excelled in different fields of youth development and social service.

Tilling Yam has been selected for the award for her dedicated voluntary and community service to the society. She has worked as national service volunteer in Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Ziro for several years and served as Gram Sabha chairperson, Hong village.

A recipient of District Youth Award in 2008 and State Youth Award in 2010 given by NYK, Itanagar, she is presently  associated with Hong Farmer Club, Ziro and Women’s Welfare Society, among other rural and community development works.

The Arunachal Students’ Union Delhi led by its president R T Taba Gue felicitated Tilling Yam for her contributions in various fields by showing a good example to the young generation of the state.



Dree festival greetings

ITANAGAR, Jul 04:  Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki have extended warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of the Dree festival to be celebrated across the state on Friday.

In his festival message, the Governor expressed the hope that the festival will bring happiness and prosperity to all.

Joining the Apatani brethren in offering prayers to Almighty Danyi Pulo for peace and tranquility in the society on the joyous occasion, the Governor wished, “may the festival be the harbinger of joy and prosperity.”

Hailing the Apatanis of maintaining their unique identity while marching ahead shoulder to shoulder with rest of the world, Tuki said the Dree Festival is one of the best platforms to showcase to the world the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the community.

“This is not only an opportunity to take pride and showcase Apatani culture to the world but also a platform to spread the message of bonhomie and communal peace,” he said in his message this evening.

The Chief Minister called upon people of all communities and religions to join the Apatani brethren in their time of joy and celebrations and send the message of ‘unity in diversity’ that Arunachal Pradesh stands for to the world.

“Let’s take pride of our ancestors and their unique ways of life through our festivals.

At the same time, let’s resolve by the name of The Almighty that we will desist and thwart all kind of negative thoughts and actions and create a world where all, including women, the girl-child, old and the under-privileged share equal rights and lead a life of dignity. On this auspicious occasion let’s retrospect and work where we have faltered as a civilized society,” he appealed.



Dabii stresses on promotion of girls’ education

PASIGHAT, Jul 04: A girl hostel with accommodation facility of 100 students and an Upper Primary School building were inaugurated at Telam by MLA Tako Dabii and Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra. The buildings were constructed by the education department under SSA/RTE.

Addressing a public meeting at the school auditorium, Dabii asked the government servants to discharge duty as they play the vital rule in successful implementation of all developmental schemes.

Stressing the need for promotion of girls’ education, Dabii said that education only can empower women and help bring development to the society. He also said that investment on girls’ education was one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty.

He also informed various initiatives taken by him for girls’ education within his constituency.

‘I am putting my best efforts to make all the schools safe and welcoming places for the girl students, he asserted. He suggested the parents and guardians to give priority to education of their child.  DIPRO



Students stage dharna protesting Govt’s apathy

Karda Natam

DAPORIJO, Jul 04: The student community staged peaceful Dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here today to register their strong protest against the authority’s apathetic attitude in solving various problems of GHSS here.

The student leaders submitted a memorandum addressed to the DC and higher authorities of education department, including, Commissioner, Director highlighting the problems of the school and grievances of the student community.

Some of the pressing problems of the school were, acute shortage of teaching staff, infrastructure, including classrooms, toilet/bathroom etc., the said.

The toilets in the schools were in unusable condition due to lack of maintenance. This is compelling the girl students to go outside for attending natural call, they said.

The student leaders also held discussion with the district administrators in ADC’s office and informed the district authority of the problems faced by the students from within and out side Daporijo in getting admission in the GHSS School due to overcrowding. They said that many students from oust side Daporijo area have been denied admission due to overcrowding. Overcrowding has also adversely affected the academic atmosphere of the school and led to student drop out, they said.

They also criticized district students’ union and other welfare organizations, NGOs etc in the district for not taking up the students’ issue.

Earlier, thousands of students took out procession in the main thoroughfare of Daporijo township shouting slogans against the authority for turning a deaf ear to their problems and demanding early redressal of their grievances.

The students gave the district authority till Monday to give positive assurance of their demands failing which they threatened to intensify agitation.

Meanwhile, the public of Daporijo appreciated their move for students’ cause and assured to support them as and when their support is sought for.

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Will Arunachal earns the dubious distinction of most corrupt state?

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I would like to share my sentiment on the rampant corruption taking place in the state.

True to late BakinPertin, Arunachal is a land of khusi-khusi. Laws and rules are made but these laws are enforced on common man and high profile personalities are spared from its purview.

The government plans various schemes for the common man and spent crores of rupees but not even 30% of the money is spent on actual development due to leakages taking place at every stage. The engineers prepare estimates double the actual cost and the contractors execute the works far below the specification to save more because in every step, right from obtaining work order to passing of bills, he has to pay money to the engineers. The engineers and the bureaucrats have to extract money from the public to recover what he incurred while obtaining posting/retention order in his place of choice. In present days, no engineer will survive if he did not pay "percent" to the authorities who look after transfer-posting.  The easiest way of earning money for some is to issue transfer and posting orders and later, orders are kept at abeyance.

 Fake bills worth crores of rupees are drawn every year while genuine bills are  kept pending for long citing one excuse or other. The authority responsible for this fails to understand that every rupee in the state exchequer belongs to the public. There is need for judicious use of the money for development works but money is siphoned off through corrupt means resultantly, people at grassroot level remain deprived of genuine development.

As the MLAs wished, MLA-LAD fund have been enhanced several times. The MLAAD fund guidelines have been devised in such a way that it can be utilized in khusi-khusi manner. While some Hon'blemembersutlised the fund judiciously while others saved it for use in next election and utilize it in electioneering process by distributing CGI sheets procured from the fund.

Bridges and buildings worth crores of rupees which were constructed not in very long  time collapsed due to improper foundation. Why the authorities fear to take action against the officers and the contractors ?

Some high profile persons forcefully demolished two-three Govt quarters and constructed private residential building over there. No one dares to lodge even an FIR while for some unlucky persons, they face eviction from the authority. Why the provisions of Arunachal Pradesh Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants Act not uniformly applied to all unauthorized encroachers ?

In the recent past, some back door appointees were shown the exit door but still the practise is on. New appointees still emerged. Many officers and officials appointed illegally are allowed to continue. There is no yardstick to treat such a similar case.

There are provisions for creation of post of Treasury Accountant, Sheristidharetc  to mention a few. In some districts, these posts have been created but for many other districts, proposals for its creation have been put to dustbins. Why such arrangement?  If a Minister wants, new posts are created and vacancy filled up from his near and dear relatives without following minimum norms.

If the trend continues, Arunachal will definitely earn the dubious distinction of the most corrupt state in the world and a land of Khusi- khusi. Brethren, let us wake from the deep slumber and save Arunachal.


Kaling Yao

LLB Final Year, Chandigarh



Birds yet to come back in Daporijo area

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I would like to share my experience and observation with reference to the article presented by Tai Dora, a range forest officer, Govt. of A-P, under the caption “Birds are coming back”. He has nicely presented and focused the article as per his observation. But in our case, it is something different. In our areas children and villagers don’t use catapult and arrow to hunt the birds because there is no availability of birds in the surrounding area. All birds and wild animals are being killed and hunted by some bad officers and rich people who always carry air gun, pistol, point 2 gun and other sophisticated weapons to hunt the wild species.

Whenever they visit village, they carry those weapon to kill the wild animals on the way. Even they don’t leave the house sparrow for as chunk of their delicious breakfast.

In our area the species of birds and wild animals are decreasing day by day. Even we are not able to enjoy view of migratory birds which we often use to see during the change of season in the past. Beside that observation, I have also come across the use of wild animals in rituals and ceremonies associated with death person among different communities of Arunacha Pradesh with a view to give peace to the departed soul. In addition to that bad scene, the open selling of wild animals in daily market in our area shows the some point of negligence and weakness of concern authority in their responsibility and duties.


Tacha Lusi Sorum,




Wearing uniform is essential part of job

Dear Editor,

I intend to express my opinion pertinent to nursing profession in our state.

Many government Nurses in the rural areas or outposts are in the habit of coming to hospitals without uniform. Use of uniform during duty hours is essential as per the professional code of conduct. Moreover, the state government is spending a sizable amount in the form of their uniform and washing allowances which are revised from time to time. Non-use of uniform is yet another sign of growing indiscipline in the noble profession. Still more concerning are the indiscriminate issue of 'uniform certificates' by some Medical Officers to such erring staff. The service code of conduct deserves to be implemented irrespective of whether urban or rural, big or small health centers across the state. There is no point in wasting huge fund, if authorities cannot ensure compliance of Rules. Instead, it can be used for poverty alleviation or developmental programmes.

In view of the unique and challenging nature of the job, it is desirable to conduct in-depth psychological /personality tests of the candidates during the process of recruitment so as to select only those having the necessary traits or aptitudes are selected.


Jeevon, Naharlagun.


Environmental changes and its impact on corporate sector

The future of the private sector will increasingly hinge on the ability of businesses to adapt to the world's rapidly changing environment and to develop goods and services that can reduce the impacts of climate change, water scarcity, emissions of harmful chemicals, and other environmental concerns. These are some of the key findings of a new report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Sustain Ability, entitled GEO-5 for Business: Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Corporate Sector.

From extreme weather events, to rising pressures on finite natural resources, changes in the global environment will increasingly impact operating costs, markets for products, the availability of raw materials, and the reputation of businesses, from finance and tourism, to healthcare and transport. Rising temperatures are challenging the future viability of tourism businesses too, says the report.

The UNEP study says that more than 80 per cent of the capital needed to address climate change may come from the private sector. This can bring about significant "green economy" investment opportunities in the finance sector for green buildings, energy-efficiency technology, sustainable transport and other low-carbon products and infrastructure.

In cities, around 60 per cent of the infrastructure needed to meet the needs of the world's urban population by 2050 still needs to be built, presenting significant business opportunities for greener urban construction and retrofits. Over 1.5 million square feet of building space are being certified with green standards each day.

According to the report, human pressures on the global environment mean that several critical environmental thresholds are approaching, or have already been surpassed, beyond which abrupt changes to the life-support functions of the planet could occur.

While the risks are significant, such environmental changes also represent major opportunities for businesses that successfully manage them, and seize the demand for sustainable technologies, investments and services.