July 24

MLA & Councillor inspect mid-day meal, interact with students

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: Local MLA Techi Kaso along with councillor of ward no. 12 Itanagar Yumlam Minu today visited government middle school ESS sector, Itanagar. The main aim of visit by MLA was to understand the problems being faced by students. During the visit MLA Kaso inspected the food being served to students for midday meal.

MLA and councillor interacted with the students, teaching staff and school management committee member. Later councillor Yumlam Minu apprised MLA of need for upgrading the infrastructure of said school. She emphasized on the need for constructing strong boundary wall to ward off any encroachment attempt and also appealed for sufficient posting of teachers.


APCC spokespersons participates in conclave

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: APCC spokespersons Hayeng Mangfi, Nabam Vivvek, Vishal P Nabam, Norbu Sonam and Likha Togu participated in the Spokesperson Conclave at All India Congress Committee, New Delhi on July 22 and 23. Over 200 spokespersons from various states participated in the conclave. The conclave was addressed by AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi.


Educational tour flagged off

ROING, Jul 23: The 2nd trip of educational tour to Guwahati under SC/ST Programme of SSA District Mission of Lower Dibang Valley District was flagged off by EAC Kalyani Namchoom and DDSE in-charge Roing Abu Saring at Roing today.

Altogether, 43 students of Class VI - VIII from various govt middle schools are participating the exposure visit. DIPRO


Properties worth lakhs gutted

ROING, Jul 23: An SPT House of Nung Langkam, a widow of Bolung Village was completely gutted down at around 4 am on July 20 last.

The cause of the fire is not known. The fire has completely burnt down all the household articles including kitchen items, and other house-old materials including furniture and  TV and traditional beads and all the important documents. The fire accident has caused loss to the tune of Rs 12,78,000 to the family.  DIPRO


House gutted

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: A dwelling house owned by one Kholi Pekhi of Lower Jumi Village under Kakoi circle was reportedly gutted down on July 21. All belonging of the house including a TVS bike were reduced to ashes. The fire reportedly broke out around 12 noon. Meanwhile All Kimin-Kakoi Youth Welfare Association appealed district administration for immediate relief fund for the victim.


Cleanliness drive

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: Informing that on July 9, the people of Layang village of Kurung Kumey district voluntarily conducted a cleanliness drive in the premise of the upcoming Polytechnic College, the Polytechnic College Development Committee, Layang has urged the state government to expedite the process of setting up of the college.

The gathering of the people for the drive is testimony that they are very much curious about the institute coming up in the village and we hope that the government after knowing this will expedite the process, it said.


WRD to upgrade surveillance system

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: Taking serious note on reported extortion notices served to various staffs, the water resource department has decided to upgrade the surveillance camera (CCTV) which installed in office to thwart any extortion. The decision came after an emergency meeting convened at office chamber under the chairmanship of the chief secretary on Monday. The department also resolved to install alarm system in the office corridors.


HC order

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: The Gauhati High Court, Itanagar permanent bench  in an order passed on July 18 has urged the state respondents to furnish the information whether NIT Dt  24.3.2013 has been given wide publicity or not through the newspapers and whether it was given in website or not.

While hearing the Writ Petition (C ) no 525 (AP) 2013, filed by one Soma Yangfo  regarding the tender  bid pertaining to construction of inter-district connectivity road from Chayang Tajo of East Kameng district to Passang CO circle,  the Court further said “ If, in the meantime, the tender bids are not opened in pursuant to the said NIT dated 24-03-2013, till returnable date, the state respondents shall not  finalize the same.” Next date for order is fixed on July 29.


Union demands Gynea doctor

ITANAGAR, Jul 23:  All Sagelee Students Union (ASSU) demanded for posting of gynae doctor at community health center (CHC) Sagalee. ASSU claimed that ill-equipped CHC has caused death of one pregnant  woman, namely, Tayum Yatu Nabam, an assistant teacher at Leporiang government secondary school on her way to Naharlagun on July 18. The union said that the entire area is solely depending on CHC in case of emergency, however CHC has inadequate facilities. It also urged the authority to post regular ambulance driver.  Meanwhile union deeply mourned untimely death of  Yatu.


NEDWS, West Kameng, celebrates 64th Van Mahotsava

BOMDILA, Jul 23: To commemorate the 64th Van Mahotsava,  a mass  tree plantation programme under Bomdila Forest Division was organized by North East Development Welfare Society (NEDWS), West Kameng at T Gonpa Colony, New Bomdila yesterday.

The NEDWS members and local people planted around  500   saplings of various varieties which included pine, Bhupi etc  in and around the surrounding of the Gonpa premises on the occasion. The Society had earlier organized mass plantation at various villages of West Kameng district, which included Nafra, Jerigaon, Ditchik, Naku & Pedung.

On the occasion, West Kameng DFO P.M. Tripathi expressed happiness over the plantation  and awareness programme carried out by NEDWS and  hoped the  Society will continue such social programme.

West Kameng NEDWS president Gautam Khangriju  spoke and revealed  its plan and programme.


Distribute PDS food grains according to system

SEPPA, Jul 23: In a move to streamlined the distribution of PDS food grains in East Kameng district, the Deputy Commissioner Tarin Dakpe directed the private and Co-operative FPS to strictly follow the systems which included circle-wise allocation of rice BPL & AAY on the basis of actual feeding strength.

He urged the FPS holders to distribute monthly quota of BPL & AAY rice under direct supervision of respective administrative officer, BPL  and  AAY rice shouldn’t be less than 30 Kg per beneficiaries per month with no extra charge.

He also directed the outpost administrative officers to submit monthly stock position regularly by the 1st week of the following month. DIPRO


BJP demand creation of municipal secretariat

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: The BJP Arunachal Pradesh and the 3 party councillors of the Itanagar municipality in a joint meeting held here yesterday demanded the State Government for early creation of separate Municipal Secretariat.

The meeting presided over by the BJP state president   further urged the state Govt to issue gazette notification for the various chairman of Municipal Wards Committees and  to  notify various urban programmes.

It further  said that the Govt should  clarify on  revenue sharing policy between municipal bodies and state Government for effective functioning of the  municipal body. The meeting was attended by BJP Municipal councillors and senior party leaders.


Former minister reacts

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: Reacting to the news item regarding pathetic condition of the Mebo-Dhola   road and resentment expressed by a senior BJP leader Lenzing Pertin of Mebo area for not taking any step for renovation of  said road, former minister Lombo Tayeng  today clarified that the "ball of responsibility in looking after the entire welfare and infrastructural development including the restoration of all the roads and bridges of Mebo-Dhola road and others of 39-Mebo Assembly Constituency got transferred and shifted administratively to the shoulder of his successor the moment he lost his election in 2009.”

"Since then it is the mandated duty and responsibility of my successor who should have taken up all allegations/grievances with the appropriate authorities for early repair and completion of the culvert, roads, bridges etc. keeping the general interest of the public on priority," Tayeng said while responding to a news item  - "Irked by PWD's inaction, Mebo people threaten agitation" published in yesterday's edition of this daily.

While appreciating Lenzing Pertin's effort in highlighting the problems and woes of Mebo area, Tayeng, however,  said that "senior leader of his stature should focus on the ways and means to tackle the developmental problems of the area at his level instead of dragging and tagging my name into the failures of my successor."  He further appealed one and all to desist from release of any news  item that may misguide and send a wrong message to the people.

In the news item the former minister was also reportedly criticised for  keeping mum on the  burning problem of  Mebo area.

Claiming that the all the line departments  had started evading him  since he had lost election, he said "It is feared that my involvement in any initiative may rather bring negativity to the present authorities and leadership of Mebo. So, maintaining silence all through the years from my side should pave an opportune moment to the present leadership of Mebo to further the cause of development of Mebo area."


Female sterilization camp

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: A female sterilization camp was organized by District Health Society, Yupia at CHC Doimukh on July 22 to mark the World Population Fortnight celebration. The camp was inaugurated by Tana Yayo, ZPM Doimukh block in the presence of Tao Padumi, ASM Village Sangrik-Doimukh block, Dr. K Tuglik DRCHO, Dr. N. Takang MO  in-charge of CHC Doimukh, Dr. T. Basar (Gynecologist) ASH, Dr. A. Siram (Anesthetist) ASH, team from ASH, Naharlagun, DPMSU, staff from CHC and general public.

A total of 22 beneficiaries were registered for sterilization, out of which 11 women benefitted. An exhibition on family planning with the  slogan “Chhota Parivar-Sukhi Parivar”  was also organized as part of the camp.


‘Stop earth cutting’

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: Claiming that earth cutting by some individuals at Gandhi Colony commercial area, Papu Nalah, near Naharlagun has resulted in flash floods affecting the whole Barapani area damaging public property, the Barapani Welfare Committee (BWC) has appealed the Capital Complex DC for stopping the earth cutting in the area.

In a complaint letter addressed to the DC, while informing that the persons involved in the earth cutting had assured them of protection wall to ensure safety but they are yet to construct the same, it asked the DC to direct them to construct the protection wall.


Native people oppose helipad extension plan

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: The people of model village Naharlagun registered strong protest against the state government’s planning to extend the existing Helipad for aircraft landing.

In its representation to the district administration which was submitted by Zilla Parishad Member Techi Tolu, the local people stated that the government’s plan to acquire the land for the extension of helipad would affect the local people. It claimed that the people of model village had donated enough land to the government for the extension of town since the establishment of the capital city.

Expressing apprehension that extension of helipad would deprive the villagers for construction of buildings and devalued its land; it appealed the district administration to shift the existing helipad to safer place. Earlier the department of land management had announced via local daily to acquire land for aircraft landing ground, release added.


News Impact


Now, DA decides to file case against prez/gen. secy of bandh calling orgs

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: In a move that could have far-reaching consequences, the Capital district administration has decided to file case against the president and general secretary of organizations that impose bandhs, and recover any losses to government and private properties caused during such bandh.

Capital DC Sanjay Goel informed that the decision has been taken against the All Nyishi Youth Association Capital Complex Unit on the basis of FIRs received against damages caused to GoAP properties during the last capital bandh.  

Moreover, cases would be lodged against individual names for defying the GoAP directive against bandhs and causing damages to properties under appropriate sections of law.

Such action, including recovery of losses, would be applicable across the state, the DC pointed out. He said only non-FIR cases used to be filed against unknown persons in the past without any action, “but the present move would ensure visible action that would serve as a deterrent against the bandh culture.”

Legal steps are being initiated over damages caused to and encroachment on GoAP properties, the DC added.   




One nabbed with  foreign made pistol

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: A team of Itanagar police has nabbed a person with foreign made pistol yesterday night in Capital area.

Acting on a tip-off  that a  illegal arms and ammunitions are being imported at Capital Complex, a team of Itanagar  police led by Inspector Tabi Bage and SI T. Mai laid trap at RWD Colony -- G Sector Itanagar yesterday at around 10.30 pm and nabbed one Dohu Tadar, 21, when he was travelling on a bike as pillion rider. The arrested person was a permanent resident of Lumba village, Palin,  under Sangram police station, Kurung Kumey and presently residing at Forest Corporation Colony, Gohpur, Itanagar, the police informed in a release.

The Police recovered one USA made 7.65 mm calibre pistol, bearing No. 172 from his possession. A regular criminal case under Arms Act has been instituted against the criminal and investigation is on.



Ensure regular power supply: Siram

PASIGHAT, Jul 23: Accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava, Chief Councilor (PMC) Denong Tamuk and officers, the Education Minister Bosiram Siram visited the main and APP colony power houses on Monday and took stock of power generation and distribution system.  The engineers of electrical and hydropower departments updated the minister and appraised about various problems like less generation of power, Aalo-Pasighat tower line, maintenance of turbines and DG sets and progress of upcoming Assam line via Jonai etc.

During the inspection, the DC Srivastava informed the minister that irregular power supply crippling the normal life in Pasighat. It has affected the routine office works and business activities and severely hampers studies of the students. Massive tripping in Aalo-Pasighat supply due to various reasons also affected tele-communication, essential services, economy and the life of people in large way and it is not a temporary problem for a day or two days. Problems are manifolds and the irregular electricity has left all baffled, the DC added. Taking exceptional situation, she proposed for alternative power generation at Pasighat upgrading DG sets to mitigate the crisis. After having good discussion with the DC and power engineers, the minister said people must get regular power supply and further assured to take up the issue with the Chief Minister and Power minister to provide necessary funds immediately for maintenance of the old DG sets and procurement of additional high capacity DG set for Pasighat soon to at least provide minimal hours of electricity to general public. In past there have been many financial lapses so the unhappy minister desired to ensure efficient uses of funds which should be routed and actively supervised by the Deputy Commissioner.

Later the team while visiting the Fish-Meat market, the DC felt such market in the middle of the town is an eye sore and informed the minister that it will be shifted in 2 mile area very soon. They also inspected the construction works of Municipal office and Amusement park at Pane Korong.  DIPRO



Immediate re-arrest of fled UTPs demanded

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: Youth Welfare Association Chongkham demanded the administration to re-arrest all the under trial prisoners (UTPs), who fled from lock up of Chongkham Police Outpost, within a week.

Alleging dereliction of duty, the Association, in a memorandum to Chongkham EAC, demanded immediate suspension of the Officer-in-Charge (OC) and all the police personnel on duty during the night of incident. It further urged the Government to upgrade the police out post to full fledged police station to cover the large area of Chongkham circle. Earlier, the Youth Association took out a rally to protest the fleeing of the UTPs from lock-up.

Meanwhile, Socio-Economic Welfare Association (SEWA), while lauding the chief minister for taking serious note of the incident and ordering immediate re-arrest of the UTPs, urged the State Government to fine-tune the administration of the UTP cells which is the need of the hour. It also appealed for early disposal of old cases.



Army takes serious note of  Doimukh incident

ITANAGAR, Jul 23:  The army authorities, who had initially tried to shield 4 army personnel involved in a burglary incident at Doimukh on 18th July, has now termed the incident as unfortunate and a rare aberration.

In a statement issued by Press Information Bureau (defense wing) government of India based at Tezpur, army stated that Spear Corps with headquarter at Dimapur has taken serious note of this incident and accordingly an inquiry has been ordered, to bring out the facts and to establish that military protocol and ethics were not violated by these Army personnel.

Further they added, “If found guilty, these individuals will be dealt with strictly as per established Army disciplinary norms.” It is reiterated that such incidents are unacceptable in the Army, which has zero tolerance for such acts. Spear Corps with headquarters at Dimapur assures the local people of their continued support towards achieving even greater peace and prosperity in the state and the region. This statement comes a day after Doimukh Students Union had taken strong exception to the claim of army that their personnel were only acting on a tip off about presence of anti-social elements at Doimukh and that they had no role in the case. Union had thrashed army’s claim and had alleged that entire story is being fabricated to safe four army personnel.



ZPM  urges Navyuga to complete  bridge project

ITANAGAR, Jul 23:   Miti Libang Tayeng, Zilla Parishad Member (ZPM) of 3 Meka Anchal Block under 42nd Dambuk assembly constituency has expressed concern over recent report about Navyuga Engineering Company (NEC)’s threat to withdraw from ongoing Dibang bridge project. In a press release issued she urged the company not to make such haste decision and continue the work as this bridge project is of immense significance for people of Dibang and Siang.

“I believe there might have been some misunderstanding between company officials and local citizens.  Such misunderstanding can always be resolved amicably after discussion. The development work should not be disturbed. I appeal both local citizens and Navyuga authorities to thrash out the differences so that bridge is constructed without any hassle in the future,” stated ZPM. Further she added, “the local authorities should also ensure that officials of Navyuga feel secured to continue the work. If any anti-social elements create trouble, authorities should strictly deal with them.” She further hopes that bridge will be completed within stipulated time, so that new era of development ushers in.



Let your reading benefit the community’

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: “You are fortunate enough to have such a good library in your area. Let your reading benefit the society you live in,” said D Riba, EAC, Wakro while addressing a gathering of reader-activists, students, teachers and parents on the occasion of 7th Annual Day celebrations of the VT-AWIC Youth Library Network at Wakro at APNE Library premises yesterday.

He lauded them for putting up a spirited display of reading, recitation and skit. Complementing the library volunteers for their all-round reading promotion activities, he said amidst loud greetings, “I would soon be joining you as a regular reader at the library.”

Earlier, he gave away the annual awards to the library activists. The prizes were awarded to dedicated library volunteers and reading campaign activists, creative writers, eco-green activists and vacation mini-library I/charges of Manyuliang, Namgo and Pukhuri villages.

Speaking on the occasion, Pritty Nayil, Chairperson, Women’s Welfare Committee, Wakro and herself a patron of Library, warmly applauded all the awardees and appealed to the parents to encourage their children to inculcate good reading habits.

Sharing his recollections of the library movement, Chairman, ASSET, urged the activists and readers to draw more and more new friends to take up reading.

Earlier, the coordinator, Lohit Youth Libraries read out the messages of patrons, including a poem on libraries by Nabanita Deshmukh, teacher-educator from Pondicherry. He also thanked the patrons across the country and abroad for generously contributing to the movement, that enabled presenting 73 prizes and over 30 magazines subscriptions as awards.

Little Ranjan Kr Rai, (class 3), the youngest reader won hearty applause from the EAC, for his regularity and keenness in reading.

The reader activists gave a scintillating display of how they can train new readers.



Longding police seizes suspected opium

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: Longding Police seized suspected opium worth Rs.9,000 from a person at Longkhai village today.

Acting on tip off, Longding Police launched operation against opium sellers and consumers at Tissa area under Longding Police Station today and recovered the suspected opium smeared on cloths along with instrument/implements used to consume opium from the house of one Ponglai Wangsa, 42, of Longkhai village.

A case has been registered in this connection at Longding Police station under NDPS Act, Deputy SP Bomto Kamdak informed in a release.

The SP sought people’s full cooperation to check opium menace from the district.



AMSU denies allegation, lodges complaint against NECL

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: All Mishmi Students’ Union (AMSU) has lodged a complaint with Officer-In-Charge of Police Station, Tezu against Navayuga Engineering Co. Ltd. (NECL) for unnecessarily dragging the Association’s name into controversy.

Describing the news item published on July 21 issue of this daily as false, baseless and an attempt to tarnish the image of the union, AMSU said that none of the members of the union (AMSU) had any kind of dealing whatsoever with the said company in any manner.

“Dibang Valley, including the Dibang Bridge Project does not even fall under the catchment area of the union’s legitimate activities.  As such, the project does not cause any concern us in any maaner,” the complaint letter to the OC said, while demanding strict penal action against the company under appropriate provision of the law for leveling such unfounded allegation against the union.

The company had alleged extortion, threatening and blackmailing by the members of the union without any substantial evidence by the officials of NECL pertaining to the project Dibang River Bridge Construction, AMSU claimed in a release.



Animal fertility camp

TEZU, Jul 23: Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department, Tezu organized a one-day fertility camp for the farmers on cattle and buffalo breeding at New Danglat, Tezu, recently.

The Regional Exotic Pig Breeding Farm Loiliang, Deputy Director Dr. D. Longri while addressing the 34 trainees emphasized on more active involvement of the local people in agricultural and allied activities like livestock rearing to improve their standard of living at local capacities.

The District AH & Veterinary Officer, Tezu Dr. H. Tama gave an insight into the recent development in the field of livestock breeding. He encouraged the trainees to go for artificial insemination of their livestock mainly cows which will help in high milk production. He also explained in details about the many benefits of the artificial insemination.

The DIO (EZ), Dr. Karma Dorje also addressed the gathering and asked them to co-operate with the department in disease monitoring and also in controlling disease outbreaks.

The HGB K Kri and ASM T Tulang appreciated the officers of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department for taking regular stock of animal health.

The training was concluded after a practical demonstration and a short presentation on artificial insemination technique by Senior Veterinary Officers Dr. Chhinjo Meyor, and Dr. S. Gogoi.

A mass vaccination programme was also carried out on the same day covering more than five villages under Danglat and New Danglat areas.

Altogether, 989 animals were vaccinated with FMD, HSBQ and Swine Fever vaccines. DIPRO



AAPSU team meets DSE, demands adequate teachers

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: An All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) team led by its vice president (admn.) Likha Takar today met the Director of School Education (DSE) and discussed with him various problems faced by schools of East Kameng district due to acute shortages of teachers.

The union submitted a memorandum to the DSE demanding adequate teachers in GHSS, Seppa, including two PCM teachers, (JTs), one English, two Science and Mathematics teachers for class IX.

Claiming that GHSS, Seppa has been facing acute shortage of teachers since last three years, AAPSU demanded the authority concerned to solve the crisis within twenty days.

According to DDSE Kata Rangmo, AAPSU said, the crisis is a result of massive transfer of teachers from the district without reliever.

Blaming the state government for the entire crisis, AAPSU urged to rationalize the distribution of teachers in every district of the state to improve the quality of education.

The apex students’ body of the state urged the district administration to strictly monitor the functioning of schools and take action against the teachers, who are irregular.

AAPSU also demanded the authority concerned for proper implementation of Right To Education (RTE) in Arunachal Pradesh.



RSS celebrates Guru Poornima

ITANAGAR, Jul 23: Guru-Pujan Utsav was celebrated with much enthusiasm at Naharlagun Nyedar Namlo by the members and sympathizers of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) here today.

 ‘Ashadh Poornima’ known nationwide as Guru-Poornima happens to be the birthday of Rishi Ved Vyasa, the author of the largest epic The Mahabharata, who also had codified the Vedas.

Speaking on the occasion, Gyati Rana of Indigenous Faith and Culture Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) stressed on the importance of ‘guru’ or teacher in the life of an individual for society, who becomes the role model for the upliftment of the values for the growth of the healthy civilization.

Pradeep Joshi, state organizing secretary of RSS Arunachal Pradesh, stressed the role of dedication and the selfless activities on which RSS has been working since its inception in 1925. The Bhagwa Dhwaj or saffron flag stands for sacrifice, serenity and eternity. He gave innumerable examples of services rendered by the Swayamsevaks during the recent Uttarakhand flood crisis which has thousands causalities.

Youths, students and women from different walks of life participated in the Guru Poornima celebration.

Guru Purnima was celebrated by the VK Arunjyoti, Daporijio recently at V K Arunjyoti centre, Daporijo.

Jumni Ligu, LEO, Nagar Pramukh of V K Arunjyoti, Daporijio spoke about the importance of Guru Purnima and urged the Karyakartas and students to respect the Gurus who guide all towards the right path in life.

Similar functions were also organized by V K Arunjyoti Karyakartas at Donyi- Polo Namlo and Vocational Training centre at Dumporijo in which Dr. Bage Logo, called upon all to follow the teachings of the great gurus to lead a good life in the society. DIPRO

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Impact of climate change

Millions in South Asia face a grim future marked by disastrous weather events, hunger and disease.

In a just released report, the World Bank has observed that the wages of climate change are already being paid by people around the world, hitting its poorest the hardest. The report notes that "South Asian countries and its poorest people are at the highest level of risk."

As evidenced by the recent Uttarakhand deluge, the combined effect of rising temperatures, extreme weather events and increasing sea levels is taking a serious toll on the beleaguered economy of South Asia. "The lives and livelihood of millions of people in the region is at stake," the report warns. "The bad news is that such impacts will continue to intensify".

Threats to populations across the region will arise not only from a gradual change in temperatures and sea level but also from increased climatic volatility, including fiercer floods, droughts and storms. The fourth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that, "Climate change caused by rapid urbanization, industrialization, and economic development will compound the pressures on natural resources and the environment."

Glaciers in the Himalayas could melt at even faster rates triggering monster storms and driving up mortality from diarrhea, which is associated with floods and droughts. The report predicts that water resources within the next two to three decades are likely to decrease by as much as 30% in South Asia by mid-21st century even as rising sea levels lead to inundation, storm surges, erosion and other coastal hazards.



Questionable appointment

Dear Editor,

Few months ago many teachers were appointed in Raga area under SSA without conducting any interview. There was no any formal notification against the post lying vacant. No one knows on what basis this kind of illegal appointment is being done? It is assumed that more than 30 candidates have been appointed as SSA teachers, some in for the post of A/T and some for J/T. The question that arises in the mind of everyone is how on the basis of waiting list appointments are being made? If appointment is being done on the basis of waiting list as claimed by them then where is the name of waiting list candidate in recent appointed SSA teacher list? Why concern authorities of our area kept hiding several vacancy posts where as there are many waiting list candidates? Why concern authority did not conduct an interview? Why they did not publish any advertisement against vacant post in local dailies? There are several candidates who have already attempted several times, many even qualified in written test but they are yet to get job. Now the concern authority of Raga area appointed many teachers without conduct of any interview and appointment is being done internally on the basis of favouritism and in injustice manner.

If there were several posts lying vacant why they waited so long? If it is newly created post why they did not publish any kind of advertisement? This appointment is totally illegal and I appeal all the intellectual, educated and enlightened people of Raga area to open up their eyes from long slumber and let’s join hand to fight against this kind of corruption. The silence of All Raga Area Student Union (ARASU) against such illegal act is questionable. I also appeal Arunachal Law Student Union (ALSU) and All Lower Subansiri District Student Union (ALSSU) to take this issue as serious account and appeal higher authority for cancellation of illegal appointment of SSA teachers and publish fresh advertisement for conduct of an interview against vacant post as early as possible.


Bei Tach




RD Joint director is illegally appointed

Dear Editor,

After going through news item published on 21.07.2013 by one Lokam Kani, BDO Damin cum self style President of Arunachal Pradesh Block Development Officers Welfare Association ( APBDOA ) and others regarding appointment of Joint Director ( Agri & Allied) in Rural Development Department, we the BDOs expresses shock and surprise to see their statement in the paper. The statement made in their appeal letter addressed to President ALSU by self style president of APBDOA is baseless and done for their vested interest without knowing pros and cons of the department. Soon after appointment of Joint Director ( Agri. & Allied ) there is no peace and cold war is going on inside department, as a result it hampers the day to day functioning of the departmental works. Besides, there is no association called BDO association in Arunachal Pradesh. There are many corruption cases lodged against Mr. Lokam Kani, BDO Damin by the public of Kurung-Kumey district. These cases are under investigation and some are lying pending with the Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh. The appointment of Shri T.T. Dagium, a junior most Horticulture Development Officer (HDO) of Daporijo, (Placed in Sl.No. 94 in Seniority list of HDO) as joint director is totally illegal. We support the voice of Arunachal Law students Union (ALSU) and request them to continue their demands. We also demand the Govt, for immediate removal of Present Joint Director (Agri-Allied) from the RD Department. In this connection, All Arunachal Pradesh Rural Development Employees association (AAPRDEA) has already filed case at Hon'ble High Court Naharlagun challenging against the Govt, decision. Therefore, we appeal the Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh to withdraw the appointment order of Joint Director (Agri. & Allied) to avoid further complicacies.


Kompu Dolo, Itanagar

Nibya Taya, Doimukh

Chagam Dolo, Seppa



Mariyang town faces encroachment heat

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I would like to ventilate my sentiment against unauthorized occupation of Govt. land at Mariyang especially Solung general ground and helipad.

It is a fact that the unauthorized occupation of Govt. land by the public mainly started in the year 2001 -02. Strong reaction to such illegal acts, the university, college and school students of Mariyang area had organized a two days general public meeting at Mariyang in the month of October 2003 which was Chaired by Tapik Pertin the then EAC Mariyang in which 9(Nine) point resolution was adopted and submitted to the SDO, Mariyang, DC Upper Siang and Director land management, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar for immediate action and compliance but no action was taken.

By the year 2011-12 again same culture started where it’s been observed that general playground, Solung ground and Helipad has become target of encroachment by some individual. It is pertinent to state that the general playground of Mariyang was constructed and developed by Yapsing and Yabak Banggos without Govt. assistance and it was done with locally made tools and therefore everyone of us should give the respect and honour to those who had dedicatedly spent their time and energy for today’s young generation by keeping it free from illegal occupation.

Every individual whoever may have occupied Govt. land illegally are known to each other within Mariyang Township. We also know why they are not evicted. Only the reasons for not evicting them are due to the inefficient administration and undue favour shown to relatives. In view of above, I ardently request to the higher authorities to take immediate action and if no action is taken then remaining people who are waiting for law to take action will start to occupy the Govt. land and ultimately Mariyang town will be the land of 100% private person.


Orik Ngupok


Yamme Valley District