ITANAGAR, Jul 24: All East Kameng District Panchayat Employees Welfare Association
(AEKDPEWA) has appealed to the Panchayat Minister to redress the various grievances
of Computer Assistant, Office Peon, Driver serving under various Zilla Parishad and
Anchal Samity Chairperson block on contract basis.
In a release, the association appealed for monthly disbursement of their honorarium
instead of installment basis, timely continuation/extension of their service period,
engagement of computer assistant for various official works of ASC/Member Secretary
It further appealed to the Minister and Director of Panchayat Raj to release the
four months honorarium of ASC, DPDO and 18 months of ZPC staff on humanitarian ground.
APBDOWA calls on RD minister
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: The Arunachal Pradesh Block Development Officers’ Welfare Association
(APBDOWA) today said that the state government has assured them of reserving 50 percent
of the PD posts of DRDA for senior BDOs on deputation.
In a release, it informed that the association had met the rural development minister
on July 18 last with its four point memorandum who in return assured them of considering
Its other demands are filling up of all the regular 56 CD blocks of the state by
BDOs of RD cadre only, regular conduction of DPC in the department and creation of
deputy director posts in scheme wise or Zonal basis.
Tree plantation drive
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: Tree plantation drives on the theme ‘Save the Green’ was conducted
at Govt ME School, Mani on July 16 and at Navodaya Vidyalaya, Doimukh on July 23.
More than 100 students and all the teaching staffs of the concern schools planted
about 300 saplings within their school campus.
ATMA-KVK training for farmers
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: A district level training for farmers was conducted by Agriculture
Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Lohit in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra
(KVK), Lohit District at Menkeng Miri village yesterday.
Scientific cultivation of rice, banana, coconut and lemon etc along with their weed,
insect and disease management practices were thoroughly explained by the subject
matter specialists before the farmers.
The veterinary officer of Mahadevpur discussed the scientific management of local
pigs, methods of housing and feeding and vaccination management of local pig, care
of pregnant pig.
The farmers were encouraged to take up the integrated rice cum fish culture practise
for economic benefit.
Various queries on rice, coconut, gourds, vegetables, citrus, mustard, potato, cattle,
fishery etc. cultivation, their management for better production were answered by
the resource persons during interaction program.
HOWS felicitates achievers
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: The Hija Officers’ Welfare Society (HOWS) felicitated achievers
of its clan in Itanagar on July 20 last.
Dani Sumpa (CGPA 10) and Kago Binyo (CGPA 9.6) of class X, Kago Bharat Ambing (88%)
and Pura Tajang (65%) of Class XII and Ex DSO Nending Tamang and Ex CO Nada Laji
were awarded on the occasion.
Other achievers were; chief engineer, Hydro Power Pura Tupe, associate professor
Pura Guth Tago, secretary Fisheries Dani Salu, Joint DHS Dr Dani Duri, Superintendent
Engineer PWD Dani Gambo, deputy secretary Finance Dani Pyaro, DAO Dani Yube, dy director
ICDS Dani Yami, DDI Dani Abing, chief engineer RWD Kago Tabiyo, SDAO Kago Taya, director
tourism Taru Talo, EE RWD Taru Dok, engineer NEEPCO Taru Tago, EAC T R Tapu, dy manager
NHPC Taku Tayang, DCP New Delhi Kime Kaming IPS, SMO (SG) Dr Kime Horming and MS
Dr Pura Duri.
TAWSO felicitates meritorious students
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: Tamai Welfare Society (TAWSO) of Lohit and Anjaw districts felicitated
meritorious students belonging to Tamai clan, who excelled in Class X, XII, Graduate,
Post-Graduate examinations at function at Telluliang Village, Lohit recently.
The main aim of the programme was to encourage the students strive for higher academic
Coordination meeting held
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: A coordination meeting of PRI members of Papum Pare district was
held in the conference hall of the DC at Yupia today.
Addressing the gathering, PD DRDA Toko Babu, while welcoming all the PRI members,
briefed about the schemes to be undertaken under MGNREGA, IAY and IWMP and its proper
Zilla Parishad Chairperson, Nabam Aka advised all the participants to undertake viable
schemes which will benefit the public and develop the area.
APATCYO reiterates demand
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: The Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO)
has reiterated its demand for immediate approval of DPR with an estimated cost of
Rs 286.36 crore for 2/4 laning of capital road.
In a letter addressed to the chief minister, while urging that the construction work
for Itanagar to Banderdewa four lane national highway should be to taken up at the
earliest besides maintenance of the existing road, it also insisted to close Chimpu
to Hollongi road immediately to begin the construction work.
DNGCSU holds meet on college problem
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: The Students’ Union of Dera Natung Govt College held an emergency
meeting to discuss various problems, particularly regarding admission process today.
Presiding over the meeting, the DNGC SU general secretary Gora Rikam informed that
“many students from non-catchment area are demanding admission, whereas the college
authority has been instructed by the Govt to allow admission to catchment area students.
Students from non-catchment area shall be selected on percentage/merit basis, it
Informing that around 6000 students are seeking admission every year in the college
against the strength of 60 lecturers and 20 non-teaching staff, the Union appealed
the state Govt and Director of Higher and Technical Education to post more teaching
and non-teaching staff for the smooth functioning of the college.
The Union further informed that limited quota of B Sc students (PCB-90, PCM-90) has
already been completed.
While referring to the reported misbehavior of a final year student toward a lecturer
during admission process recently, Rikam apologizes on behalf of student community
for the shameful act.
Bike lifter arrested, four bikes recovered
BOMDILA, Jul 24: In a major break-through, the district Police succeeded in nabbing
one Dipak Mili aged 25 from his native village Chilonipam under Sonitpur district
in Assam and recovered three Bajaj Pulsar and one Karizma ZMR bike from his possession.
The arrest of Dipak Mili and the subsequent recovery of the four bikes from his possession
was possible as a result of the keen interest and initiative taken by the OC PS Bhalukpong
S.I M.Riba and his team, informed Sub-Divisional Police Officer(SDPO) Kardak Riba.
The SDPO have facilitated claiming of ownership of the bikes in the office of the
Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Bhalukpong with the relevant documents for
which necessary messages have been flashed to all the Police Stations of the state
Acknowledging the commendable work carried out by the police team; SP in-charge ASP
Doge Jini congratulated S I M Riba and his team of dedicated police personnel for
the successful operation and urged all the police personnel of the district to carry
out their duties and responsibilities steadfastly and with perseverance. DIPRO
First-ever shadow puppet show draws huge crowds
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: A shadow puppet show, the first of its kind in Arunachal Pradesh
was performed at Siiro village, Ziro by a team of puppeteers from the Centre for
Cultural Research and Documentation (CCRD) in association with the Arunachal Pradesh
State Medicinal Plant Board under United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The
theme of the puppet play centered around making villagers aware of the usage and
preservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) found in Ziro valley, which
could become an alternative source of livelihood.
“I have never seen so many people turn up for any awareness campaign before. It was
very entertaining and informative too. I hope the duration of the show will be increased
in length whenever this is performed again….it will add to its impact” said HibuTatu,
Chairman of local NGO “NGUNU”.
The play adapted the shadow puppetry style that is practiced in southern India, Malaysia
and Indonesia and incorporated local elements and characters into the storyline.
For the puppeteers it was a unique experience because none of them had ever handled
a shadow puppet before. Kaling Bui, who led the crew, said that the hours of practicing
and rehearsing the movements were difficult but paid off in the end. Scripted by
Champa Devi, the play was produced and directed by the CCRD team.
During the event school children as well as elders and youth of the village who viewed
the program were given brochures, diaries and calendars, which displayed varieties
of medicinal and aromatic plants highlighting their places of availability.
Linyom Nyodu, Field Surveyor of the State Medicinal Plant Board who accompanied the
puppet artists and attended the event, addressed the gathering at length about different
medicinal plants. “Medicinal plants can create an alternative and sustainable livelihood
for the people”, Nyodu said and urged the local people to understand the value of
such precious medicinal plants and preserve and document them.
N Tachang, Range Forest Officer (RFO), Hapoli Forest Division said, “Now a days young
generation are less aware of our traditionally used medicinal plants because of modernity.
Such awareness programs will promote the use of these plants again”.
The community felt that this kind of program should be carried out more often so
that there will be greater awareness that leads to better management and conservation
of medicinal and aromatic plants. They also expressed a great desire to assist in
documentation of these valuable resources.
Capital complex facing power failure
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: Capital Complex and the adjoining areas have been witnessing power
failure since last evening after 132 KV Nirjuli Dikrong Transmission Line (NDTL)
which delivers power from Ranganadi Hydro Electric Project (RHEP) developed a major
The fault occurred due to falling of a tree on a section of the line at approximately
22 KMs from Nirjuli snapping two conductors and bending of tower cross arms, informed
an official release from Chief Engineer (P), Transmission, planning and monitoring
It stated, the 132 KV Gohpur, ltanagar Transmission Line (GITL) which is now pressed
into service has a capacity restriction of only 10 MW against the normal requirement
of over 20 MW. The problems would continue till the line is restored. Power allocation
to the heavy Industries has been suspended. The department further appealed the consumers
to use only few fans and required lamps only and to avoid using air conditioners
as it consumes high power.
Itanagar MLA, chief councillor call on CM
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: Local MLA Techi Kaso and Chief Councilor of Itanagar municipality
Higio Aruni along with Empowered Standing Committee members called on Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki and Chief Secretary HK Paliwal yesterday and discussed on various issues
ranging from functioning of the nascent Itanagar Municipality, renovation/modification
and furnishing of its office at Naharlagun Multipurpose Community Hall on a war
The team urged the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary to immediately direct the PWD
and Urban Development Departments not to go for departmental execution of maintenance
and construction of sector roads and drainage, rather, the unutilised fund of previous
years for the purpose should be transferred to the Itanagar Municipal Council for
execution since Itanagar municipality has been fully constituted.
The Chief Minister after patient hearing asked the Chief Secretary to hold joint
meeting of all the link heads of the departments within next day to finalize the
functional domain of the municipality and ensure its functioning as envisaged under
the Arunachal Pradesh Municipal Act’2007 as ammended upto date.
He also instructed for ensuring smooth functioning of the municipal office forthwith.
Review all-aspect of minority package: IFCSAP
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: The Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh
(IFCSAP) in a memorandum to state Chief Secretary has appealed to the state Govt
to look into all aspects and prepare proper data/assessment of minority community
to stop un-due advantage by Bangladeshi Muslim, mis-utilization of the fund and
to avoid double standard policy before implementation of the special package from
the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs.
Referring to the media report and statements made by a section of leaders indicating
that the state government would provide a special package of fund from the Union
Ministry of Minority Affairs for comprehensive development and for people of certain
districts who have been declared as minority in Arunachal Pradesh, the IFCSAP said
it appears to be non-realistic since all indigenous tribe of the state enjoy the
status of tribal state and reap the benefit from Govt as scheduled tribe.
As per Section 2 (c) of the national commission for minorities Act.1992, Muslim,
Christian, Buddhist, Sikh and Zoroastrian, whose population is less than that of
Hindu’s, are declared as Minority to protect their right specially in the field of
religious institutions, education, culture, heritage and abuse of human rights from
IFCSAP, however, said that in Arunachal Pradesh the indigenous Buddhist population
along with other indigenous people converted to Christianity and other faith are
enjoying the status and benefit of scheduled tribe. “So, it is beyond our comprehension
on what basis the indigenous schedule tribes are now being converted to Minority
and being provided facilities under the special package for minority community, the
The Society feels that no person or community in Arunachal Pradesh should be given
double benefit of both Schedule Tribes and Minority community. It would be tantamount
to enticement and promotion for conversion to the faiths classified as minority community
and it will have adverse effect on the preservation, promotion and protection of
indigenous faith tradition and culture contradicting the Arunachal Pradesh Freedom
of religion Act of 1978. Further more if government really determines to implement
the package from the Ministry of Minority Affairs, steps should be initiated to issue
Minority Certificate to that person who wants to avail such benefit only after making
them surrender their ST certificate, the memorandum added.
Delay in construction of Taro Tamak bridge angers people
PASIGHAT, Jul 24: Inordinate delay in completion of Steel Bridge at Taro Tamak along
Mebo-Dhola road is causing a great deal of dissatisfaction among the people of Mebo
sub-division and other parts of East Siang and Dibang Valley districts.
The construction work of the Taro-Tamak River between Namsing and Gadum village in
Mebo Sub-division was started soon after then Pradesh Chief Minister Mukut Mithi
laid the foundation stone. Started in 2002, the steel bridge, is, however, yet to
see the light of the day.
Reliable sources informed that an amount of Rs 10 crore was allocated for construction
of Taro Tamak, Tatsing and Kadang bridges during 2002. Construction of Taro Tamak
bridge was started during the tenure of former Mebo MLA cum minister Lombu Tayeng.
However, the bridge did not see light of the day during his long seven years tenure.
MLA Ralom Borang (Tayeng’s successor) assured the local people to complete the bridge
in March, 2012. But, Borang too has failed to keep his ritualistic promise.
The BJP leaders of Mebo have alleged that their local MLA Borang has failed to achieve
any significant development in Mebo area during his four years tenure. According
to a senior BJP leader Lenzing Pertin, present MLA Ralom Borang is not putting attention
to the developmental front due to alleged indifferent attitude of the former MLA
“Though the Government has claimed to have released huge fund for improvement of
road and construction of bridge along Mebo-Dhola, the local people are yet to see
proportionate development. The implementing agencies are not maintaining transparency
and accountability in execution of PWD project in Mebo Sub-division”, said a visibly
irritated Pertin, adding that former MLA cannot escape from responsibilities in terms
of developmental of the area as he is still a ruling party bigwig of the state.
Govt officers conduct unannounced checking of Midday meal
CHANGLANG, Jul 24 : S S Choudhury, SDO cum in-charge Deputy Commissioner, Changlang
Dr. Parthasarathy Dutta, DMO and Michi Kani, DIPRO, conducted surprise checking
of midday meal served to the children of old Changlang village Primary School, Govt.
Middle School and Government Town Middle School.
During the visit the team inspected the kitchen, preparation of food and store.
Choudhury directed the headmasters to maintain strict cleanliness of surrounding,
and advised the teachers to cooperate with district administration and treat the
responsibilities with collective efforts towards physical and mental development
of the children.
He further stressed on maintenance of proper store to keep the food stuffs and also
urged them to procure fresh vegetable, dal and gram (Chana) to serve quality food.
Dr. Parthasarathy gave health tips to students and emphasized on safe drinking water
and also to keep their surrounding clean by disposing garbage and waste material
in proper way.
He also advised them to utilize first aid kits provided to school from medical department
in case of any emergency. DIPRO
India’s longest bridge coming up in North East
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: India's longest bridge coming up across the mighty Brahmaputra
at Bogibeel in Assam is not only expected to be a lifeline for the Northeast, but
will also strengthen the country's security.
Scheduled to be completed in 2016, the 4.94 km rail-cum-road bridge, a product of
the 1985 Assam Accord and being implemented by the North East Frontier Railway, will
provide connectivity to upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and cut down the distance
to the border with China by 10 hours.
Railway officials said that the rail link would connect two existing railway networks
running at south bank and north bank of the river.
It starts from Chaulkhowa station and Moranhat station at south bank and joins in
between Sisibargaon station and Siripani station of Rangiya-Murkongselek section
in north bank.
Right now it takes one and a half hours to cross the river, but once the bridge is
inaugurated, the travel time will be reduced to a few minutes.
Besides, movement of goods will also be possible on a larger scale.
Railway officials said the bridge would strengthen national security by way of truncating
distance to reach the China border during movement of troops and supplies. But not
all are happy. As the completion of the bridge draws near, over 100 boatmen families
are spending sleepless nights over fear that it will jeopardize their sources of
For Munna Singh, Brojen Doley, Rajesh Chowdhury and other majhis, it will be tough
finding an alternative means of livelihood inheriting their profession from generations
far into the past.
"I dont know what to do ....the fear of closing my ferry service always haunts me.
How will I manage a regular income?" Munna Singh, who owns two country boats and
is presently earning around Rs 15,000 per month, despairs.
Similar is the condition of Brojen Doley who owns a boat that ferries private vehicles
of people from Arunachal Pradesh. PTI
India raises incursions issue with China
New Delhi, Jul 24: India today raised the issue of recent Chinese incursions at the
official-level talks during which the two sides discussed ways to make working mechanisms
more efficient with the possibility of additional confidence-building measures.
At the two-day meeting, measures were discussed to maintain peace and tranquility
along the Line of Actual Control against the backdrop of concerns here over recent
spurt in incursions by Chinese People Liberation Army.
"The talks were held in a constructive and forward-looking atmosphere," External
Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said at the conclusion of the third
round of meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China
"The two delegations reviewed recent developments in the India-China border areas
with the objective of enhancing peace and tranquility between the two countries,"
Sources, however, said the Indian side raised the issue of recent incursions by PLA
troops in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
There has been a spate of incursions by Chinese troops in Ladakh region of Jammu
and Kashmir, with five such incidents witnessed within a period of 11 days from July
The two sides "discussed additional confidence building measures between the two
sides. They also consulted on measures to improve the functioning of the Working
Mechanism and make it more efficient," Akbaruddin said.
This was the first meeting on border mechanism since the three-week standoff in April
at Depsang Valley in Ladakh. The Indian delegation was led by Gautam Bambawale, Joint
Secretary (East Asia) and comprised representatives of the Ministries of External
Affairs, Defence and Home Affairs as well as members of the Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan
The Chinese delegation was led by Ouyang Yujing, Director General, Department of
Boundary and Oceanic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and included representatives
of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and National Defence of the People's Republic
The two sides also discussed possibility of additional route to Kailash Mansarover,
a pilgrimage place which falls in Chinese territory. The traditional route via Uttarakhand
was affected by recent floods. PTI
Trainers’ training under NSSP begins
TEZU, Jul 24: The three days training of trainers under National School Safety Programme
(NSSP) being organized jointly by Lohit District Disaster Management Agency and Department
of Education began here today in the Deputy Commissioner’s Conference Hall.
Addressing the inaugural function of the programme, Chairman DDMA R K Sharma said
that disaster is a serious challenge to everyone but many of us are unprepared and
unaware of disaster and its safety measures. He emphasized on all the trainers to
be attentive and clear all the doubts relating to training so that the trainers may
not face any problem in conducting training at various blocks in the district.
He also suggested that in the first phase of training 500 teachers will be trained
under this programme and subsequently rest of teachers of the district will be trained
in phase manner.
Altogether 297 schools are running in the district including central and private
Therefore formulation of school safety disaster management plan is the need of the
hour to safe our children and teaching staff from any disaster, he said.
Adding that all the new school buildings need to be constructed in safe places considering
disaster nature of the area, the DC appealed DDSE Tezu to implement the NSS programme
in all the schools of the district.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner sought co-ordination and cooperation from all
S P Kuruvilla, the Superintendent of Police also emphasized on mock drills and awareness
programme on earthquake, fire etc. in the schools. He also suggested in executing
the project at grass root level through schools.
DDSE, Tezu assured that he will personally co-ordinate and ensure the implementation
of project in all the schools in the district. To achieve the main motto of NSSP
- “a safe learning environment in all the schools of the district”, he asked all
the trainers to be punctual and attentive in training to enlighten their knowledge
regarding disaster and its related activities.
DDMO Tezu, Damchin Norbu also spoke on the occasion.
Further he informed the house that 7 Masters Trainers have undergone national level
training under NSSP including two Engineers. These Master Trainers will train 15
trainers on NSSP in next three days to impart training at block level for 500 Teachers
in the district. DIPRO
DoA organizes demonstration on MNRP under NFSM
PASIGHAT, Jul 24: Pasighat Agriculture department has organized demonstration on
‘Mat Nursery Raising of Paddy’ under National Food Security Mission (NFSM) at the
APMC complex to create awareness on new methodology of paddy transplantation using
hi-tech machine for the first time in the district.
Resource persons Miram Perme and Naking Nonang, both ADOs of the department imparted
the demonstration cum training program and reportedly more than forty paddy growers
East Siang DAO Ojong Yomso while addressing the progressive farmers informed that
for manual cultivation they require 25-30 kilograms of seeds for an acre but the
latest methodology needs only 8-10 KGs. Moreover, transplantation machine is easy
to operate in the field as the machine moves, seedlings will be planted automatically
by giving appropriate and uniform space and depths. It is not only a cost effective
technology but also a transformer of high yielding paddy cultivation. He further
claimed the machine and the modern techniques have the abilities to transplant about
three acres in a day reducing input costs.
East Siang ZPC Kaling Dai who was also invited on the occasion said it will be a
boon to the agriculturists, who often encounter the problem of acute labour shortage.
Student leaders surrender before police & released
DASU stage protest dharna against ‘false allegation’
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: Dibang Adi Students Union (DASU) President Nun Pertin, and Tom
Gamno today voluntarily surrendered before the Police station Roing after some officials
of Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd. lodged “false complaint/allegation” against
the duo at Roing Police station recently. However, Pertin and Gamno were released
later, according to DASU release.
Terming the FIR report/ allegation as false, 300 hundred student volunteers protest
at police station and outside of Deputy Commissioner Office, Roing to seek justice
for Pertin and Gamno. The mob while strongly opposing the officials of Navayuga Engineering
Company Ltd for alleging false allegation against the DASU said that DASU is not
against the Dibang Bridge Project and its extend its full support for the construction
of the said bridge. The mob demanded that conspirator against DASU should be immediately
terminated from the post he/she is holding in company.
Meanwhile, DASU President Nun Pertin addressing the mob advised them that they should
not indulge in any unlawful activities. “We already have been unnecessarily alleged
by some individuals who are trying to destroy our image and reputation before the
society. We are not against the Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd, Dibang bridge Project
but we are against the conspirator who is providing misleading information against
us to Navayuga Head office, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh).” he said while revealing
its support to the company from the beginning.
Tom Gamno said that baseless allegations are levelled against them. Despite of
no fault committed by them, they had surrendered before the police as law abiding
people and as they want development for local people. He also reiterated their
support for the construction of bridge, which is long felt dream of local people.
The Lower Dibang Valley District Students' Union, General Secretary Getom Libang
said the gathering that despite wrong allegation our leaders have voluntarily surrendered
themselves, which is itself an ample example of innocence. He said the wrong persons
should be punished as per law.
PPAYO felicitates meritorious students
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: Parsi Parlo Area Youth Organization (PPAYO) has felicitated 10
meritorious students of Parsi Parlo area under Kurung Kumey district, who have excelled
in CBSE Class X and XII examinations-2013, in an impressive function here today.
Those felicitated on the occasion were, Gichik Teresa, Cl. XII (83.6%, Hum.), Dongche
Bapu, Cl.XII (78.6%, Sc), Dongche Peter, Cl. XII (60.6%, Hum), Gungmin Sangha, Cl.
X (96%), Dare Richo, Cl. X (90%), Lokam Loram, Cl. X (62%), Gichik Bai, Cl. X (78%),
Ha Yata, Cl. X (78%), Kamdek Doji, Cl.X (74%), Huha Takar, Cl X (72%). They were
presented certificates and cash awards.
Delivering few words of advises to the students on the occasion, Damin Block Development
Officer (BDO) Lokam Kani advised them to maintain discipline, respect teachers and
study hard to achieve the desired goal in life. He also asked them to develop the
time management skill to control their busy schedule.
In his brief speech, Arunachal Karate Association general secretary L Marik encouraged
the students to take up sports seriously along with their academic studies. Highlighting
the various govt. job opportunities extended to meritorious sportspersons in Arunachal
Pradesh, Marik informed that many meritorious sportspersons have already been absorbed
in various government departments, including police.
Other speakers on the occasion, appealed to the parents and guardians to take proper
care of their child’s education and strictly monitor their day to day activities.
Earlier, PPAYO president Gichik Tang said that the main objective of the program
was to encourage the students to strive for higher academic excellence and become
a worthy citizen of the society and the country as well.
Last year, PPAYO had felicitated nine toppers and achievers, including three sportspersons.
With humble respect, we would like to inform you that we the contractual staff nurse
under NRHM has completed four years of service. As per our knowledge and human resource
expert, it is impossible to implement any programme without satisfaction of human
resource. But now all the NRHM employees are under paid and besides the price rise
are also making it worse for us to survive with family. The position of NRHM employees
in Arunachal Pradesh is very pathetic, even then these employees are working with
full dedication. The state govt. is not giving any relief to them in any manner e.g.
regularization or increment to their salary. Presently the salary paid by different
states is very less and not uniform. For example state govt. in Assam and Meghalaya
are paying NRHM staffs salary for Medical officers- Rs.37, 680, District Programme
Manager- Rs.36, 400, Staffs nurse- Rs.17, 415, Lab. Technician- Rs.12, 900, Estt.
Clerk / LDC- Rs.12, 920, and Account clerk- Rs.12, 920. Hence, we request the Hon’ble
Minister Health and Family to regularize all NRHM staffs with suitable salary according
to the nature of work and posting place for effective implementation of the programme.
We hope our state govt. will do the needful as early as possible.
A. Dakp, S. Devi
(Nrhm staff nurse contract)
Hats off to new EKSWCO team
Through your esteemed daily I would like to express my gratitude towards the new
team of East Kameng Social Welfare And Cultural Organisation (Ekswco). Since EKSWCO
is the oldest organization of East Kameng District and great personalities of East
Kameng district like Late Dera Natung, former minister and pioneer of the Modern
Arunachal, Rachob Taba, Registrar Rajiv Gandhi University and Late Nisham Sonam first
APCS from East Kameng were all once the Executive member of EKSWCO in their time.
And the height of dignity of the organisation has reached upto this level that every
citizens of the district expects EKSWCO to play the role of watch dog in every developmental
activity and social issues of the district. Being the youth and future of the district
we also expect some inspirational and milestone work from the EKSWCO. But EKSWCO
seemed to be at deep sleep and was only making headlines for land encroachment of
government quarters at the GOSSIPING TIMES OF SEPPA for almost a decade. But the
new team of EKSWCO under dynamic leadership of Dr. Tachi Taku, Chairman and Er. Pai
Dawe, AGS are giving us some rays of hope. This new team since taking over their
responsibilities are taking up many social issues and developmental activities for
the welfare of the people of East Kameng in very short period like (1) Requested
Arunachal Trans-Highway department to first complete Seppa to Sagalee road in place
of Nechipu to Seppa road so that it can be used as alternative. (2)Initiated and
succeed for solving famous Panchayat Election related problems of Sawa Zilla Parishad
block with the help of Nyishi Elite Society. (3)Initiating to ban all kinds of student
politics at every schools of East Kameng District. (4) Conducted mass social service
at Seppa to Bana road as a mark of respect to our beloved pioneer Late Dera Natung
on his birth day anniversary.(5)Taking up the problems of shortage of teachers in
every schools of East Kameng District with the State government. So I on behalf of
all the members of Kra-Dadii Club give my heartiest thanks and express highest regard
to the new team of EKSWCO for taking up all the social issues and developmental activities
for the people of East Kameng District and also for inspiring our young generation
through your noble works.
Call Letters without photo identity creates apprehension
It is a matter of serious concern for many of the aspirants for upcoming Assistant
Engineer (Civil) examination to be conducted by APPSC on 10th and 11th August that
the call letters have been issued without photo identity which is shocking. This
has created an apprehension and some kind of fixing can’t be ruled out. There is
a chance of hired fake candidate attending the written examination in place of actual
candidates. A necessary rectification has to be done by issuing fresh call letters
with proper photo identity in order to avoid future complicacies that may like to
arise. We further hope that the Highest Recruiting Body of the state will conduct
the examination which is knocking the door with free and fair means as usual. There
must be strict vigil from the every angle for successful conduction of the examination
so that the integrity of the commission is maintained.
(Former President APPDSU)
Nabam Akin Hina
(Former ANSU AGS), ITANAGAR
Don’t drag us
I want to clarify regarding the article published in your esteemed daily on 22nd
July 2013 by one Mr Obit Tamuk by particularly taking my name in the teachers transfer
case. I hereby declare that I have not given my consent and I was totally kept in
dark regarding that publication. The article was written without my knowledge and
I do refrain from such kind of acts. It is my sincere request to Mr Obit Tamuk (and
to all such political party workers) not to drag my name or such other names for
your vested interest in political game which ultimately hamper an innocent persons
image and integrity. Since I am a government employee and I do not have any involvement
in such political activities.
Release SPA fund
The All Nyishi Youth Association ANYA AGS (Protocol) makes an appeal to chief minister
to give direction to the concern planning commissioner to release pending SPA as
soon as possible to bring healthy sound governance and for the welfare of the mass
AGS (Protocol), ANYA
Odisha and Bihar have once again topped India's poverty list-this time for all the
right reasons. The percentage of abjectly poor people in these two states has declined
faster than in any other between 2004-05 and 2011-12. Despite this, however, in a
measure of how poorly off they were earlier, the proportion of the poor in these
states remains well above the national average.
In Odisha, the proportion of people below the poverty line (BPL) fell by 24.6 per
cent, from 57.2 per cent in 2004-05 to 32.6 per cent in 2011-12. In Bihar, which
logged the fastest growth rate during the 11th five-year plan (2007-12), poverty
fell by an estimated 20.7 per cent to 33.7 per cent in 2011-12, compared to 54.4
per cent in 2004-05. The national BPL average is 21.9 per cent, translating into
nearly 270 million people.
The government has set the bar low, defining anyone earning Rs 27.20 or less in rural
areas as BPL, while those earning up to Rs 33.30 a day in urban areas are classified
as poor, though these benchmarks vary from state to state. Despite improvements,
the Bimaru states still remain home to the maximum number of poor people. Nearly
60 million people in Uttar Pradesh or just under 30% of its population are abjectly
poor while with 36 million and 23 million Bihar and MP are not all that far behind.
Among the Bimaru states, only Rajasthan has managed to do better than the national
average with the share of BPL in its population estimated at 14.7% in 2011-12, compared
to 34.4% in 2004-05. In fact, the state has outperformed even Gujarat. Often cited
as a model of good governance, rapid growth and robust infrastructure, the Modi citadel
has 16.6% people living below the poverty line.
Poverty declined by 17 in rural areas as compared to 12 per cent in urban areas.
On an all-India basis, there were 217 million poor in rural areas and 53 million
in urban areas in 2011-12, as against 326 million and 81 million, respectively, in