July 01

Kidnapped boy rescued

ITANAGAR, June 30: An-11-year boy, who was kidnapped from Gohpur, Assam, has been rescued from Gohpur area and handed over to his parents, said City SP Seju P. Kuruvilla.

Capital Police led Inspector Mito Nyori and Assam Police from Gohpur Police station led by SDPO Gohpur Marlyin Sagmai and Gohpur Police Station OC Kamal singh conducted joint search operation at possible hideouts in Assam over the last couple of weeks and finally succeeded in rescuing the boy from Gohpur area yesterday, the SP informed.

Further, investigation of the case is in progress at Gohpur Police Station, Assam.

Bikram Kumar, son of Naresh Kr. Sharma, an employee of Postal Department, Naharlagun, was kidnapped by three miscreants from Gohpur, Assam, a couple of weeks ago when the boy along with his family were travelling in a truck.

The miscreants stopped the vehicle and abducted the boy, the SP said.


Tuting cut off

YINGKIONG, June 30: Tuting remains cut off from the district headquarters Yingkiong in Upper Siang  district following road blockade at few points in between Bomdo and Janbo on BRTF road due to incessant rains during last few days. Tata Sumo and other vehicles stopped plying on the road since yesterday. Yingkiong has recorded average rain fall of 10.16 mm during last week. DIPRO


BJYM workers urged to maintain party ideology

ITANAGAR, June 30: State Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha President Dugh Saha exhorted the party cadres and workers to maintain the party ideology of nation first, party second and individual last.

Addressing the two days executive committee meeting of Lower Subansiri district unit of BJYM at Ziro yesterday, the State BJYM president said that the grassroots level workers are the main strength of the party. He exhorted them to work for further strengthening the party organization at grassroots level.

Retired APCS officer and party’s state Security Cell Convenor Nada Lajie explained the role of youths in nation building. He urged the BJYM youths of the District and Mandals to fight against all forms of corruptions within the district. High also highlighted the present law and order and financial situation of the state which according to him was matter of grave concern.

District BJP president Kuru Tai, Mandal president Tadu John also attended the meeting and highlighted the ideologies to party workers.

Lower Subansiri District BJYM president Biki Takap also spoke on the occasion.

State BJYM Vice President Ram Tajo and State General Secretary Tomi Haider also attended meeting.


Educational tour

ITANAGAR, June 30: Tadar Taniang Government College, Nyapin organized an education trip for its eight students to Delhi in the second week of June. The students escorted by Assistant Professor Danggen Dameng got the chance to visit different places in Agra, Delhi and Fatehpur Sikri and had a glimpse of the country’s rich cultural heritage and the fast changing faces of cities.

After the tour, the students felt the need to bridge the psychological gap between different racial groups in the country for national integration.

The Principal of the College Dr. G Borang advised the students to utilize their newfound knowledge and experience to enrich their personality.


‘Refrain from harmful activities’

ITANAGAR, June 30: All Basarnallo Youth Association (ABYA) urged the people from outside to refrain from harmful activities in Bassarnallo area under Sandupota circle. The association claimed that many people from outside indulge in fishing, hunting and other illegal activities without knowing the bye law of the association. It said that defaulters will be imposed penalty by the society.


 Woes of colony people

ITANAGAR, June 30: Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) in a release informed that landslide triggered by rains at Romi Colony, P Sector here has completely cut off the colony link road. This is not the first time landslide has occurred in the colony. Every year, landslide happened in the colony during rainy season, the release informed,

The colony dwellers, councilor, ward member and Colony Welfare Committee urged the State Govt. for providing fund for permanent solution to this problem.

Felicitation programme held

ITANAGAR, June 30: The Pisa Welfare Society felicitated toppers of Class-X and XII and achievers of its clan members at a City Hotel on June 28 last.

Toppers Pisa Nongte, Pisa Ane, Pisa Anam and Pisa Raju were felicitated, while JE PHED Pisa Babom, TARE DRDA Pisa Shakti and Pisa Martin were felicitated as achievers.

Secretary Tourism Dr Joram Beda and former minister Kahfa Bengia attended the programme as chief guest and guest of honour.



ITANAGAR, June 30: The All Raga Area Students’ Union (ARASU) has claimed that Lower Subansiri DDSE has assured of looking into the union’s demand regarding Govt. Higher Secondary Schools at Raga and Boa-Simla as early as possible. The DDSE gave this assurance in a meeting held today at his office, according to an ARASU release.

Meanwhile, ARASU has urged the concern authority for a full fledged secondary school at Dollungmukh saying that the Middle school that was upgraded to a secondary level is yet to function properly as the classes are till class IX.

There is no provision for Class X and the examination is conducted at GHHS, Raga which is far away from Dollungmukh, it said.

The union has further warned of launching democratic movement if their demands are not fulfilled.


Tree plantation drive at Rani

PASIGHAT, June 30: With an aim to conserve biodiversity, a large number of villagers, students of Rani secondary school along with ZPM Tajing Taki, headmaster Talem Tamuk planted more than 100 saplings in various places including school, health center and roadsides area today.

Speaking on the occasion, DFO (T) Tabang Jamoh, who provided free saplings for plantation, said  ‘We want our children to grow in a healthy environment for which it is essential to have healthy surroundings. A ratio of at least one tree--one person is considered necessary to maintain a healthy environment and we are always ready for such plantations and awareness drives’. Plantations are also needed to enrich soil and to maximize water supply and beautify the townships and urban areas besides providing shade and shelters, Jamoh added. DIPRO


APPDSU reiterates demand

ITANAGAR, June 30: Alleging gross violation of recruitment rules in the recruitment process in recently held recruitment at Guwahati for appointment of OSD, AE (civil) and JE (electrical), All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) today reiterated its demand for immediate cancellation of job offer letters to the appointees.

In a letter addressed to the Director NERIST Nirjuli, APPDSU alleged that NERIST itself did not follow its own recruitment rules for appointment. On recruitment of JE, the union said that only walk -in interview was conducted, it questioned the premier technical institution for not conducting written exam on said posts saying that walk in interview  was just to select the candidates of their own choice.

The union also said that as per the norms NERIST Director and Chairman of Board of Management cannot be a member of Group C recruitment whereas both were present during the interview process.

On OSD appointment the union also said that appointment should be given to local people as it would be beneficial to the institution in terms of tackling law and order problems.  It added that in numerous incidents non-local failed to tackle the situation.


CYO expresses concern over irregular prices of commodities

ITANAGAR, June 30: The Capital Youth Organization (CYO) has sought Capital DC’s intervention into the irregular price of commodities in the Capital market.

In its letter addressed to the DC, it informed that many items are being priced against the regulated price list by the administration.

There are several illegal practices of extra charging of the commodities in the name of tax and other miscellaneous charges, it added.


Orgs to call students strike on July 2

ITANAGAR, June 30: The Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO), All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF) and City Students’ Union (CSU) have threatened to call ‘student boycott’ in all the Govt. Schools of Capital Complex for 12 hours on July 2 next.

They have been demanding refund of school admission fee which was taken from students of various government schools in the current academic session and to ensure proper implementation of RTE Act 2009, appointment of adequate non-teaching staffs in the schools, proper distribution of books and school uniforms free of cost in the school and proper implementation of Mid-Day Meal scheme.


News Impact

Centre to overhaul environment clearance mechanism to speed up hydro project implementation in state

NEW DELHI, June 30: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment & Forests Prakash Javedekar today said that he is expediting the Forest Clearance of the 3000 MW Dibang Hydropower Project in Arunachal Pradesh. Javedekar further informed that his ministry is in the process of overhauling the entire forest and environment clearance mechanism so as to speed up the implementation of hydropower projects in the state. This was disclosed by the Union minister when Chief Minister Nabam Tuki  called on the former at New Delhi today.

To the delight of the people of Arunachal Pradesh, Javedekar informed Tuki that a decision to extend   the norm ( no green clearance for road projects within 100 kms of the international border) to other infrastructure development projects is under active consideration of his ministry.

It is worth mentioning here that the Union environment ministry recently had taken an important decision stating that Defence Ministry need not come to the Centre to get green clearances for constructing border roads and strategically important projects coming within 100 kms of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). A decision on environmental and forest clearances on building defence infrastructure in areas in the 100 km-range from the LAC can be taken by the state governments concerned, Javadekar   had said.

Javedekar, while appreciating the pro-activeness of the Chief Minister assured him that Arunachal Pradesh along with the other North Eastern states is in priority  list and his Ministry is also formulating a new policy mechanism for proper disbursal of CAMPA funds. Expressing gratefulness on behalf of the people of Arunachal Pradesh to the Union Ministry of Environment & Forests for the Centre’s decision to exempt environmental clearances for road projects within 100 kms of the international border, Chief Minister said  that Arunachal Pradesh is particularly going to benefit from this new norm in view of its long international border (1680 kms)

Discussing various issues of the state related to the Ministry Tuki apprised Javedekar about the bottlenecks faced by the state in implementation of hydropower projects especially in obtaining forest clearances and other technical approvals. In a detailed representation submitted to Javedekar, he highlighted the policy interventions required with reference to environmental flow issue, frequent over-riding of Terms of References (ToRs) necessity revision of existing DPRs, land disbursal issues among others.

The Chief Minister reiterated the broader objective of harnessing the hydropower sector in the state for the benefit of the entire country and called for easing of existing norms and procedures of MoEF. Tuki also discussed other issues like release of funds under CAMPA (Compensatory Afforestation Management and Planning Authority) to the State Forest Department.

“The State intends to increase the forest cover to 90% by stepping up afforestation/ reforestation programmes under ‘Green India Mission’ as mitigative measures against climate change. Benefits of these measures shall accrue to the country and humanity as a whole,” he asserted.

Tuki further submitted a copy of the Memorandum to the Union Minister, which he had submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week

As Javedekar also holds the portfolio of Information & Broadcasting (MIB), Tuki requested proper institutional infrastructure in the state under the Ministry for welfare of local journalists. Javedekar assured that the MIB is working towards this and will soon make an announcement for the media community of Arunachal Pradesh.

The CM, who is in New Delhi to streamline the multifarious development issues with the Central Government, was accompanied by Member of Parliament Ninong Ering, Secretary Planning Sonam Chombay and Resident Commissioner Sanjay Saxena among others. (CM’s media cell)



Chief Secy calls for early restoration of damaged roads

ITANAGAR, June 30: The Chief Secretary has instructed the Regional Officer, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Itanagar to arrange fund from the Central Ministry under FDR for repairing and restoration works of National Highways in the state, including NH-52A damaged by flood.

The State Government will provide minimum cost of restoration in form of POL/materials urgently required for restoration of national highways and state roads, the Chief Secretary said in a meeting convened by him to review the damages caused to national highways and state roads due to flood.

The meeting was attended by the Commissioner (PWD), Secretary (Finance), Chief Engineer, Highway Eastern Zone, PWD, Chief Engineer, Power Western Zone, Chief Engineer, PHE Western Zone, Regional Officer, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Itanagar, Executive Engineer, Doimukh Highway Division, PWD.

The Chief Secretary drew the attention of the engineers towards damages caused to NH 52A, particularly near the Police Headquarters at Chimpu, affecting road communication to VKV School and the Kendriya Vidyalaya near here. He suggested the field engineers to complete the repairing works immediately. He also instructed the department concerned to keep Banderdewa- Itanagar NH 52A through for traffic movement throughout the monsoon period.

The Chief Engineer, Highway (PWD, Eastern Zone) informed that road communication between Khonsa-Longding sector of NH-52B was disrupted for six days from June 21 and Changlang - Khonsa sector of NH52B for five days from June 22 due to landslides and washing away of road formation. However, road communication has been restored for traffic.

He further informed that Pasighat-Pangin NH 229 and Pasighat-Singer section of Pasighat- Mariyang- Yingkiong road were also disrupted for a short period and restored immediately. .



State Finance Commission submits recommendations

Governor emphasizes on strengthening local bodies

ITANAGAR, June 30: State Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma today underlined the need of strengthening panchayat and municipal bodies by enhancing their capacities and effectiveness.

While going through the recommendation of the 2nd State Finance Commission which was formally submitted to him by its chairperson Fantry Mein Jaswal at Raj Bhawan, the Governor stressed on enabling democratic decision-making and accountability in Panchayats. He further gave emphasis on devolution of powers and responsibilities to Panchayats according to the spirit of the Constitution and Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act.

While lauding the efforts of the Commission in compilation of the report, the Governor said he will endorse it to the State Government and advise the Government to take the recommendations seriously.

Earlier, Jaswal briefed the Governor on the effort put in by the commission. She informed that the State Finance Commission has recommended the principles which should govern the distribution between the State Government and Local bodies i.e. Zilla Parishads, Anchal Samitis, Gram Panchayats and Municipalities on the proceeds of taxes, duties, tolls and fees leviable by the state Government.

It also recommended on the determination of the taxes, duties, tolls and fees, which may be assigned to, or appropriated, by the local bodies from the Consolidated Fund of the State.  The Commission also made recommendations on the grants-in-aid to the local bodies and measures needed to improve their financial position.

The tenure of the 2nd State Finance Commission which was constituted on  August 28, 2012 ends on June 30, 2014.

Secretary to Governor Shurbir Singh, Secretary, 2nd State Finance Commission Dani Salu were also present in the meeting. PRO to Governor



AKA flays ‘indifferent attitude’ of sports dept

ITANGAR, June 30: Arunachal Karate Do-Association (AKA) criticized the Sports and Youth Affairs Department for its indifferent attitude to karate family of the state.

While venting out his anger and strong resentment over department’s alleged non-cooperative attitude to the association despite consistent performance over the last many years, AKA President Likha Tara urged the department to change its perception towards karate and extend logistic support to the association.

“Today, karate has become number one sport in Arunachal Pradesh not because it got enough support and help from the government but due to consistent efforts by few dedicated individuals,” he said.

Highlighting the hardships faced by them in grooming players in their own without any help and support from the department concerned, Tara said, “How long will the association wait for a karate coach?”  “Ten years have passed but the department is still to come out with a recruitment rule (RR) for appointment of a (karate) coach,” Tara rued.

“Coaches have a direct role in players’ performance. We can’t expect desired result from players without a coach,” said Tara while describing the role and the importance of coaches.

He demanded the department to appoint karate coaches by framing the recruitment rule within this year or else AKA will be compelled to launch democratic movement against the department.

He also said that AKA has so far produced a number of karate players of international repute but their achievements never got recognized.

Being asked to disclose the success mantra of karate in Arunachal Pradesh, Tara said, “Strict discipline, hard work of players and their respect for coaches, instructors and unity among the karate family have been the guiding force and the main mantra of success of karate in Arunachal.”

Arunachal is currently ranked second in national karate ranking behind Madhya Pradesh.



Legal literacy camp on prevention of child marriage

ITANAGAR, June 30: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Papum Pare district organized a legal literacy camp on prevention of child marriage at Gumto today.

Altogether 54 participants consisting of PRI members, GBs, NGOs and other villagers participated in the programme. Advocate Jimsi Tassar interacted with the participants on prevention of child marriage Act.

Papum Pare JJB member Dipti Bengia had a lively discussion and interactive session on steps to prevent child marriages while Dr. Manjuli  Komut highlighted the participants regarding the health of a child and a mother in case of early marriage.

ASM Tana Taram Tara in his speech advised the participants to abolish the evil practices in our own society and appreciated advocate Jimsi Tassar for her pro-active legal services to the community. Later member secretary DLSA Mabi Taipodia Jini advised the participants to help avail the Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation Scheme 2011 to the victims of crime.

Miranda Pertin CO Gumto briefed about the noble initiative taken by DC Papum Pare who is also the chairman of DLSA.



Work sincerely to generate higher revenue, Kaso urges DLRSOs

NAHARLAGUN, June 30: Parliamentary Secretary, Land Management, Urban Development & Housing Techi Kaso exhorted the District Land Revenue and Settlement officers (DLRSOs) to put in sincere effort towards generating higher revenue from land allotment and contribute for the development of the state.

Addressing the DLRSOs at a departmental coordination meeting at Circuit House here today, Kaso specifically called upon them to be a role model and work with full dedication and utmost sincerity to take the department forward with right approach, adding that effort should be made to lead other departments in terms of development, sincerity and hard work. He also stressed on the need to have proper coordination between the Hq office and the officers in district to facilitate the team spirit thereby working collectively for the betterment of the state.

Appreciating the existing problems and grievances of the officers as presented by them in the districts, the Parliamentary Secretary assured his full cooperation and support to look into their demands including up gradation of office infrastructures. On the occasion, he announced to provide vehicle to the highest revenue earning district.

Taking strong note on the low revenue turnout from the capital complex as compared to other districts like Pasighat whose revenue collection for the year 2013 – 2014 is above 62 lakhs, Kaso opined that capital should be the highest revenue collector in the state. He also expressed his concern over the rampant encroachment of government land in the twin capital cities and stressed on checking the unauthorized and illegal constructions through an effective mechanism.  Advocating for evolving a proper modality to deal with the encroachment issues all over the state, he pointed out the matter of double allotment in the capital and the urgent need to initiate proper action to the violators.

Kaso further urged upon all the departments to comply with the directive of the government on land settlement issues and submit the report to the department of Land Management at the earliest. He also sought the total allotment figures in the districts in phased manner starting with Papum Pare.

Speaking to the officers, Secretary Land Management Bilatee Pertin also felt the need to have a proper policy guideline to empower the DLRSOs to restrain encroachments which have become rampant in the state. Calling upon the officers to collect substantial land revenues as a single point agenda, he said that the department is one of the highest revenue generation departments in the state.

“Emulate best possible practice in works for quality services within existing limitation”, he told the officers. While assuring to take up the constructive proposals including delegation of powers, Pertin sought government’s support in giving proper attention to the department on the line of Gujarat model of self sustainable revenue generation.

Earlier, Deputy Director R. Gini gave a power point presentation highlighting the departmental activities, its staff strength and various Acts and Rules of AP Land Settlement & Record Acts. He informed that the department of Land Record, a minor department at that time was created during 1981 headed by a Assistant Director. It functioned independently only after 30th November 1995 headed by regular Director and later renamed as Land Management on 12th June 1998.

Representative from Arunachal GIS Info Solution, Itanagar also gave a power point presentation on the cadastral survey carried out by them on the occasion.

Land Management Director E. Nangkar also spoke on the occasion and motivated the officers to work with dedication while assuring them to take care of their demands.

All the DLRSOs who attended the one-day meeting put forth their grievances including shortage of staff, lack of accommodation and vehicle, need for proper training, review of Land Acquisition Act, revenue leakages, encroachment problem,  delegation of powers to DLRSOs to deal with encroachers, logistic support including upgradation of infrastructures  etc.  DIPR



Thousands benefited from week-long free medical camps

ITANAGAR, June  30: The Dhanvantari Seva Yatra, a service oriented program comprising teams of doctors from all over India visited Arunachal Pradesh to render free allopathic treatment for poor and needy people which covered some remote areas of this hilly state more often unattended by modern health facilities.

The week-long Yatra program which concluded yesterday was sponsored by National Medicos Organisation (NMO), a non-governmental social organization comprising of thousands of service-oriented doctors of the country and organized in Arunachal Pradesh by the RSS with cooperation of Seva Bharati Poorvottar.

Named after Rishi Dhanvatari, respected as the father of Indian medical science, the Medical Tour comprising of four different teams of expert doctors and specialists covered Kurung Kumey, West Kameng, Papum Pare and West Siang districts.

The Kurung Kume district team was comprised of Dr Biren Naik, MD, from Gujarat, Dr Rishav Jaiswal and Dr Mrityunjay Sharma from Banaras. It covered the last remote border circle Sarli including Siya basti, while Koloriang and Palin too were attended.

The West Kameng team with Dr Satish Midhi, Dr Kamlesh Midhi and Dr Anurag Kashyap visited five villages namely, Dahung, Singchung, Jamarai, Pedung and Wango, and attended more than 550 patients. Dr Prateek Aggarawal and Dr Deepak Chaurasia from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) had visited Toru Hills, Kheel, Tigdo, Holongi and Balijan of Papum Pare district, while Dr Usha Rani, Dr Swati Lal and Dr Lalit Singh, doctors from Jharkhand visited Bogne and Kato villages of West Siang district and attended thousand patients.   

The local village leaders, GPMs, ASMs and ZPMs of concerned areas have heartily thanked the organizers for this valuable service at an appropriate time. Also, the team of doctors from different states who attended such week long camps has expected that the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh would come forward with an open mind and encourage such kind of service-oriented voluntary organizations for a better solution to the medical need of the state.



DC calls for effective implementation of CM’s health insurance scheme

Absence of keynote speaker lamented

KHONSA, June 30: Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi has lamented that Vilash More, the official Agent of New Delhi Insurance Company Ltd was conspicuous by his absence in the meeting on CM's universal health insurance scheme at Khonsa today. The DC said that he had taken his absence seriously and would intimate to the appropriate authority to take suitable action against him.

It may be mentioned here that More was to give the key-note address to create awareness regarding this all important scheme.

The DC, however, in his inaugural speech of the meeting spoke at length on health schemes all over the country.  

Stating that maximum amount was spent on health sector in the country, the DC lauded the CM's health insurance scheme which would greatly benefit the people, especially those who were deprived of specialized treatment in well-equipped and modern hospitals. He said that GOI had initiated many schemes under education and health sectors and asked the PRI leaders to spare no effort to disseminate the information among the common masses so that the benefit reached the needy people. Joshi further said that the CM's health insurance scheme was praise-worthy but added that it has to be implemented effectively in letter and spirit. He asked the participants to clear their doubts if any on CMHIS.

Tirap ZPC Chawang Lowang in his speech thanked the DMO on behalf of the PRI leaders for creating awareness on this very important scheme about which most of the people were in the dark. He assured to impress upon his ZPMs and other Panchayat leaders to leave no stone unturned to spread the message. Lowang also told the large gathering that the PRI leaders were equally concerned about the health and education sectors and assured all possible co-operations to the concerned departments.

Earlier, DMO Dr. K Perme threw light on the immense benefit of the CM's health insurance scheme through a power-point presentation. He said that the scheme would help the needy patients to avail specialized treatment in reputed empanelled government and private hospitals all over the country adding that the entitlement was however, Rs. 2 lakhs only. Dr. Perme said that the CM's health insurance scheme was launched on 20th February 2014. The meeting was a huge success in terms of creating awareness with participation of PRI leaders, HoDs, public and government employees.  DIPRO



AACS resolves to fight corruption in Govt depts

ITANAGAR, June 30: The first ever general body meeting of Arunachal Anti-Corruption Sena (AACS) ended with a resolution to fight corruption rampant in almost all government departments.

Addressing the meeting, AACS President Serpi Flago called upon the people of the state to rise to the occasion and fight against all forms of corruption to make Arunachal Pradesh corruption free. He asserted that he had sufficient evidences to proof corruption rampant in almost all departments and informed that he along with other central body members will soon visit all the districts to inspect works and collect information regarding implementation of various welfare schemes and their progress.

AACS will soon set up ‘Helpline No.’ and ‘Complaint Box’ in the state capital and all the districts through which common people can give information regarding any corruption in their respective areas. He sought the help and support from people to carry out this noble endeavor.

He also suggested the Sena members to be vigilant against corruption.

Vice President TK Bagang said that corruption has become global malaise and Arunachal is not an exceptional. He exhorted people to raise their voice against injustice and corruption. AACS is always there to support them, he added.

General Secretary ST Tara highlighted on alleged corruption in various departments which he said obtained through Right to Information.

Legal Adviser of AACS Zakhir Hussain has shared his experience in dealing with various corruption cases in his legal career and suggested to all the members to take legal advice before initiating any action against corruption cases. He highlighted the importance of Jan Lokpal to check corruption.

Representatives from districts briefed the meeting about corrupt practices in their respective district and sought the full co-operation from the central core-committee to deal with the corruption at grassroots level.

Delegates from 12 districts, public leaders, youth and students were present in the meeting..



Computer training prog for Govt staff  begins

ITANAGAR, June 30: The two-week long Training Programme on “Basics of Computer Application’ started at Administrative Training Institute (ATI) Naharlagun today. Twenty four ministerial staffs of A.P. Civil Secretariat and other heads of offices from the level of LDC, UDC, Asstt. Supdt and SIS etc are participating the programme.

While attending the programme, Tasso Habung, Technical Director, National Informatics Centre (NIC) said “e-Governance, Information Technology, Computerization, Internet and IT enabled services are today’s buzzwords. GoI has formulated National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), comprising of 27 Mission Mode Projects (MMPs), such as e-Procurement, Transport computerization, Treasury Computerisation, Computerisation of Commercial Tax, e-PDS, CCTNS (Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems), e-Court, e-District, CSC (Common Services Centres) etc.”

Earlier, Pate Marik, Director Training has said that Computer has become an integral part of human activities whether it is Govt. offices, business establishments, educational institutions, banking systems and private Individuals etc. He advised the participants to make best use of the programme to enhance their efficiency in computer applications. The Training module is designed to give benefit for the beginners and they should attend it with utmost sincerity.

The Course Director cum main Faculty of the Programme Palvinder Singh, Director (ITI Computer Education) Naharlagun highlighted the course contents and requested the participants to cooperate the faculty members for their own benefits.

The Course Coordinator & Assistant Director ATI Priscilla Tayeng advised the participants to be punctual and attentive in the whole Training Programme which will immensely benefit them.



Karatekas accorded warm reception

ITANAGAR, Jun 30: Karate players of Arunachal Pradesh, who represented India at South Asian Karate Championship in Delhi, and Arunachal Karate-Do Association (AKA) General Secretary L Marik were accorded warm reception by AKA central executive body members led by its President Likha Tara upon their arrival at State Capital today morning.

A simple function was organized to accord them a ceremonial reception and felicitate them for their outstanding performance in the championship. They were presented bouquets and congratulated by all present on the occasion, including AKA Technical Director S Deben Sharma, Vice Presidents Yarda Niki, Tai Hipik, Dr. Marli Ete and Joint Secretary Charu Tatung.

Five players from the state Sinne Mikhu, Likha Lej, Raja Yangfo, Bamang Yakum and Yapung Sonam participated in the Championship and won 4 Gold, one Silver and Bronze medals.

Sinne bagged one gold medal in Senior Men’s Team Kumite and one Bronze in Individual Kumite in below 55 kg category, Lej and Raja won a gold medal each in Junior Boys below 55kg and Cadet Boys below 57 kg category respectively.

Yakum bagged one gold medal in Junior Girls below 53 kg category while Yapung won the Silver in Junior Girls 59 kg category.

Speaking at the function, AKA President Tara congratulated all the participating players for their impressive performance in the international event. Delivering few pieces of advice to the players, he asked them to practice hard since practice is most important and vital to strengthening skills. He also asked them to maintain physical fitness saying that physical fitness is one of the most important things for sportspersons.

India became overall championship with 24 gold medals followed by Sri Lanka in second place in the championship, informed AKA general secretary Marik, who was one of the team coaches of the Indian contingent for the championship.  Besides host India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka participated in the championship,

Marik also informed that all the four gold medal winning players from Arunachal Pradesh have been selected to represent India at Asian Karate Championship to be held in Malaysia in August next.

AKA vice president Dr. Ete also spoke on the occasion and motivated the players to perform better in future through hard work and determination.



Doctor-patient relationship deserves serious attention

Dr. Jego Ori

The rapid penetration of hospital industries in the health care market raises the concern for doctors and the patient regarding its effects on doctor-patient relationship. The doctor-patient relationship is vital for delivery of high quality health care in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. This relationship forms the foundation of contemporary medical ethic. The medical education often teaches the student how to maintain a professional rapport with patient, upholds patient’s dignity and respect their privacy. Good manner of doctors that reassures and comforts the patient while remaining honest about diagnosis. Vocal tones, body language, openness and attitude of doctors and caring staffs are all important in establishing doctor-patient relationship. Poor attitude of nurses and doctors leave the patient feeling unsatisfied, worried, frightened and helpless leading to poor doctor-patient relationship.

Patient interaction or taking history is the major medium of health care in the clinical set up. The main goal of interaction with the patient is to gather information, developing and maintaining therapeutic relationship, and communicating the information.

Mutual trust and respect among doctors and patient is important to maintain the doctor- patient relationship. A patient who does not trust or respect the doctor will not disclose complete information therefore relationship directly determines the quality of treatment.

Effective use of time and relationship in the interaction gives a patient a sense that they have been heard and allowed to express their problem. Most of the time doctors get less time in outpatient and emergency unit especially in the Govt hospital where Patient’s are more and doctors get less time to interact with them satisfactorily and hence the patient gets dissatisfied with the treatment.

To improve the doctor- patient relationship, patients are allowed to talk about their illness in their own language and doctors giving advice in the patient’s language. Here comes the importance of posting of local doctors who knows the patient’s language or a doctor who has learnt the patient’s language. They can communicate more effectively than others and hence improving the relationship easily.

Patient should provide a sense that they are important and respected. They should be given reasonable waiting time, personal comfort and easy availability of covering nurse and doctor whenever necessary.

A hospital should provide reminders, user friendly educational materials and must create atmosphere of care and concern in its premise.

The competition among doctors and hospitals and the advent of health care insurance etc often leads to exaggerated promises and less delivery of the care services.

The doctor-patient relationship is sometimes critical with vulnerable patients. Some patients come to doctors with per-occupied mindset of suspicion due to their past experience and undermine the skills, competence of the doctor.  And some VIP or powerful patient and attendant with some half knowledge of medical ethics and diseases sometime try to over emphasize the quality and nature of medical staff and expects more than that is actually required for maximum possible care of the patient. When their expectations are not met, they undermine the good will of treating doctors and create barriers in doctor-patient relationship.

Many a time, patients wonder whether doctors are caring for them or making money, or their career. As long as primary care and safety of patients are not jeopardized, the collection of professional fees and doing research etc on patient with their consent will create great opportunity to develop strong doctor-patient relationship.

The highest standard protocol, practice of evidence based medicines and value judgement of the case are important and many a time it is influenced and diluted by the individual needs and preference of the doctor and the patient. Here the relationship may be endangered when doctors insist on particular guidelines and patients are not informed about it.

The efforts to cut costs of hospitals, to increase competitiveness or profit means having doctors to be faster in seeing the patient. Here both doctor and patient feel the sense of urgency and time pressure, less accurate and incomplete information. The patient worries about miss-diagnosis or overlooking the real problem. The ability of doctors to manage time without compromising the patient’s need can sustain a good relationship.

There was a public outcry in the social media in the recent past about doctors endorsing particular company or laboratory for their personal cut practices. The drug and laboratory choice of doctors depend mainly on individual knowledge and evidence based performance of particular drug or laboratory. Many a time doctors get misled by a wrong report of substandard diagnostic centers which lead to unnecessary repetition of same test leading to financial burden to the patient and also endanger the trust between treating doctors and the patient. The doctors must talk and educate the patient why they are requesting certain test and inform about why certain diagnostic centers are the best. They must be informed about medical limitations and side effects, if any.

The doctors should enhance their knowledge, skills, updated on recent advances and attitude with the aim to build a strong doctor-patient relationship. It is extremely important to give attention to psychosocial aspects of care in the subsequent visit of the patient. Minimize the conflicts of interest and decision of the doctor should be mainly to promote the best care of the patient. At the same time, the health care administrator and policy makers are to focus on promoting and protecting the healthy doctor-patient relationship. The concern administration should see when a restricted drug is being used in the market and unnecessary test is being done or unacceptable equipments are being used which can directly affect the quality care of the patient. The Hospital and doctors team need to put patient first policy. It is important to acknowledge the vulnerability of patient as ill persons needing care, compassion and special attention. At the same time patient and their attendants need to understand that they themselves are important part of the health care system. They also contribute equally in imparting the quality care to their near and dear ones. It is also important to realise that doctors always think best for the patient and there are many other patients also who equally needs attention and care in the same hospital. Hence doctors and nurses sometimes have to be very fast in order to cover all patients in time and in the process some human errors might occur or the level of care may not be that of expectation of that particular patient. In such situation, the understanding of the patient and their relatives are extremely important to correct the error and re-built the relationship.

The entry of Unions and social leaders in the scene often aggravate the situation and damage the already vulnerable relationship between Patient and the attending team of care givers. The single episode of unintentional error or event in the process of care giving are often reflected in social media and news papers and the blame goes to the whole doctors’ community and the particular hospital. The reputation of concerned doctor and hospital are unreasonably affected and generate wrong public opinion on doctors, resulting in poor doctor-patient relationship.

In the background of present state government giving priority to the health sector, the doctor-patient relationship deserves a serious attention and protection in health care practices in Arunachal Pradesh in view of many incidences of mistrust and disharmony between patient and attending doctors being reported in the social media.

Hope this doctor’s day will bring a new height of a long lasting doctor-patient relationship in our state, not only for the interest of doctor’s community but for the wellbeing of our own people of Arunachal Pradesh.

Happy doctors day!! (The contributor is MS, ENT, Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun)



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Punish PWD and Capital administration

As the monsoon rain pours continuously, capital road are slowly vanishing. Gushing rain waters are washing away major portion of capital roads. NH 52A is bearing wrath of monsoon rain. At various locations between Banderdewa and Itanagar, roads have been badly damaged. Commuters often get stuck hours due to massive traffic jam caused by dilapidated road.

In some stretches, road are getting damaged due to earth cutting activities being carried out near the road side. Especially portion of road near Mithun gate, Naharlagun was washed away due to construction of building alongside the highway. Capital Administration turned blind eye to the roadside construction that had led to the damage of said stretch in 2011. No action has been initiated against the person for causing damage to national highway. It is also surprising, how PWD are miserably failing to repair the capital road. State government claims that there is no death of fund to maintain capital road. PWD is failing in implementation part. They are not able to pressurize the contractors to carry out quality works. Both PWD and capital administration should be punished for giving harassment to the citizens of capital complex.

----Readers Forum ----


Potholes and the road

Dear Editor

Through your daily, I would like to highlight the pathetic road condition of Pasighat Market place. The oldest town of Arunachal Pradesh still needs  better road without the potholes.  The drainage system should be maintained properly. During rain it’s nearly not possible to ply a vehicle on the road.

Hence I would like to request the concerned authorities to look into the matter very seriously for the development of the district.


Katem Taloh

JNC,  Pasighat



A road that turns into river

Dear Editor,

Though the column of your esteemed daily news paper, I on behalf of common citizen of Forest Colony Damsite Naharlagun, would like to draw the kind attention of concern Department, Local MLA and Councillor of ward no.28 towards the poor road condition and drainage system of our Colony.

The road which connects G-Extension to Upper Damsite via Forest colony and GREF Head Quarter is in bad condition, due to non maintenance and drainage system.  The road is only for name sake. During heavy rain, the road is converted into river within no time. For the last one month, forest colony Damsite road and drain has been almost impassable. The surface is badly broken up by rains. The worse road condition has badly affected the resident and shop as well as livelihood of people, and on a dark night it is positively dangerous for people of that particular area and motor vehicle or carriages to pass. It is disgraceful that we should be discomforted in this way for a month. I hope people of the area will bring pressure on those responsible so that the road and drain may be put in comprehensive renovation without further delay and I also hope concern authority will take step immediately.

Therefore, I request the authorities to initiate work  for early renovation of road with proper drainage system with quality works.


Pojam Gumja Tamin

Forest colony Damsite



Start from Itanagar

Dear Editor,

The conditions of the road and the link roads of the twin capital are in a deplorable and pathetic condition. Now with the arrival of the monsoon the condition have worsen from deplorable to dilapidated, though there are plenty of rain water everywhere but denizens lacks adequate and safe drinking water as water pipes gets disrupted every now and then in the rainy season.

The work departments to whom the business are allocated and manning the works need to introspect the quality, durability of their work. Learning from the past and witnessing the current scenario, time have come to really bring in change in the form of Re-Engineering. The Govt. and the work departments really need to sit together and chalk out every feasible an possible alternative and bring in process re-engineering to what they have implemented or are going to implement and bring out robust and durable plan for the state.

Please start from the twin capital as "The morning shows the day"!

Please start from 2014 as " It’s now or never".


Goter Duchi




Deplorable education scenario

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to express the grievances faced by of schools and students of Siyum, Nacho, Limeking & Taksing (SINALITA) areas. Though there are around 38  Schools, comprising of Primary, I.V and Middle schools, including the Govt. Secondary, Nacho, but there are insufficient teachers in those schools. Some schools are running with 2 or 3 SSA teachers, some are without teacher and therefore, not functioning.

The lone secondary school, which is located in the Nacho Circle is running with 4 or 5 J/T or SSA teachers, who are also not regular in taking classes. Moreover, this single secondary school is still running without a principal or headmaster since its inception.

In addition to this, due to the non affiliation to CBSE, the students of this school have to write examination and do other formalities in the Higher Secondary School, Kodak and have to appear their half yearly and annual examinations there, which is more than 80 kms away from Nacho Circle. This creates difficulties for the students, especially the girl students. In some other schools in the area, we do not see more than 2 or 3 teachers in middle schools and only one teacher in primary and I.V. schools. Some schools are almost defunct in our areas due to the unavailability of teachers.

Therefore, due to such unfavourable educational scenario in the area, when some interested students go out to seek admission in district headquarter, students are directly denied, since they do not come under the jurisdiction of the schools in Daporijo. So, students of our areas are not getting admissions in any of the schools in our own district headquarter.

Getting admission in our own district headquarter is a mere dream and like climbing the Mount Everest for the students of our areas. If this system of not giving admission to non-feeder schools in Daporijo is to be followed strictly, why don’t the authorities post sufficient teachers so that migration of the students can be minimized. I wonder why authorities are neglecting our areas. Every year our students cry for teachers and getting admission in the different schools in Daporijo, but the authorities neither post any teachers nor give provision to take admission in Daporijo. Dont we have the right to enjoy the rights as the rest? Now, it is school admission season. Like every year, students of our areas are crying for admission in Daporijo.

In addition to this, we also have to know how some of our teachers behave. Some teachers or in charges of our schools are permanently settled in Daporijo. They do not take classes for whole academic year. It is hard to  believe that they even give admissions and issue certificates (TC or Mark sheet) to students from their house at Daprijo, instead of staying in their respective institutions. So, students have to go down to Daporijo by travelling 110 kms to take their admissions or take out certificates. The teachers only visit their respective schools during examination time to conduct the examinations. In such circumstances how can students be good in studies and why shall not they seek admission in the District Headquarter?

The funniest thing is that some students do not get stipend. The reason is “You would have gotten stipend if you had come yesterday”. I don’t know what do they with the stipend money of the students. But innocent students and their parents do not complain against them, because they are their own relatives in some way or the other.

It is because of such activities of the people that act as an impediment of the development of our areas, besides the corrupt practices of the politicians. Unless we change ourselves and our people, our areas will never develop. So under such situations, it is nearly impossible to produce students who can compete in today’s cut throat challenges of the globalised world.

Therefore, I highly appeal, though it may not be audible, to the concerned authorities to please look into the above grievances of the schools and students of our areas as soon as possible. I also appeal to the All Tagin Students’ Union and All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union to reach out to our areas and extend their supportive hands in making our areas a corruption free and education friendly area. Lastly, I also appeal to the teachers not to react to these statements. I am not writing against all the teachers but against those teachers who indulge in unnecessary practices.


Tamin Nalo

An inhabitant of SINALITA



Pay compensation

Dear Editor,

This is regarding non payment of compensation amount in lieu of my land, paddy field and commercial areas as well as rubber plantation scheme under Chief Minister Mission Mode Project by the NH 229 trans-highway authorities. Even though I have LPC and non encumbrance certificate, the authorities and the executing agencies is not interested in processing the matter for early release of compensation amount against my land.

Unless suitable amount is paid, the ongoing work may be stopped. There should not be any earth cutting nor use of explosives without authorisation.

I would like to add here that Rs 13 thousand was offered to me as compensation amount which is far lesser than the actual value of my land.


Nabam Ashok

Tawse Village