ITANAGAR, July 1: Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP)
today reiterated its opposition to the implementation of minority schemes in the
state saying that such scheme in Arunachal Pradesh might lead to a situation where
the state’s tribal Christians would enjoy double benefits as STs as well as minorities.
A delegation of IFCSAP which called on the Governor in its representation expressed
apprehension that such move would further promote mass conversion to faiths and
have an adverse effect on the efforts to preserve and promote the indigenous faiths,
tradition and culture.
“The Tribal Christians of Arunachal Pradesh are enjoying not only the status and
benefits of the Scheduled Tribes but also the facilities meant for the minority communities
being provided as a Special Package of funds under the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
This type of discrimination, based on religion, is totally injustice and unconstitutional,”
the representation said. The IFCSAP further raised voice against preparation of present
list of minority blocks by a private agency from Assam, saying “only Deputy Commissioner
is authorized to identify the minority population as per 1978 Freedom of Religions
Act of Arunachal Pradesh." It further demanded implementation of the Arunachal Pradesh
Freedom of Religion Act -1978 at the earliest so that an authentic list of minorities
can be prepared.
AAPLU urges student union to reconsider its statewide bandh
ITANAGAR, July 1: In the wake of the recent announcement of the proposed 36-hour
State-wide bandh called by the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) from
July 9 next in favour of its seven point memorandum, All Arunachal Pradesh Labour
Union (AAPLU) has urged the AAPSU members to reconsider its proposed state-wide bandh
kipping in view of the hardship face by the Labour community during bandh hour. In
its release, President AAPLU, Dada Tadu informed that daily wage earners are the
worst victims of bandh calls, as they have to arrange for everyday expenses, some
for their basic commodities, Medical expenses or for their kid’s school fees. Indeed,
labour community are the victims of tug of war between State Government and AAPSU
as their daily wages are used to deduct by the authority for being absent in office
or work during bandh, added Tadu while urging the AAPSU team to opt any other democratic
means like dharna and Rally to get their genuine demands.
RGU results declared
ITANAGAR, July 1: Rajiv Gandhi University has declared the result of Annual System
of Examination of all Undergraduate Course 2014. The mark sheet can be collected
after three days from the date of declaration of result. Re-evaluation/Re-check applicant
(if any) may apply within 15 days from the date of declaration of result. The detail
result may be seen at university website only: www.rgu.ac.in. The university has
discontinued to display the result notification in university notice board, according
to an RGU release.
Water supply disrupted
ITANAGAR, July 1: The 300 mm main pipeline that supplies drinking water to Naharlagun
and Nirjuli was badly damaged due to landslide causing total disruption in water
supply, PHED informed in a release.
In Itanagar too, the main supply pipeline of ‘Donyi Polo’ School has been damaged
The repairing works of the damaged pipelines is going on war footing. However, it
will take 2-4 days to restore water supply, the release added.
Society felicitates toppers
ITANAGAR, July 1: The Dirchi Welfare Society felicitated Class X and Class XII CBSE
toppers on June 21 last. Karto Dirchi of Class X and Tojo Dirchi of Class XII were
In a similar act, Tarh Welfare Society also felicitated its meritorious students
of Class X and Class XII.
Tarh Lellam who secured 84 percent in Class XII Science and Tarh Tayung who secured
10CGPA in Class X were adjudged toppers among the Tarh clan.
Tarh Taniang (73 percent in Class XII Commerce) and Tarh Ape (71 percent in Class
XII Humanity) were also felicitated.
AAPYO demands immediate calling back of assistant professors-on deputation
ITANAGAR, July 1: The All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) has demanded
for immediate call back of District Planning Officer/Deputy Director on deputation
In its letter submitted to the chief minister, while calling the step of appointing
seven assistant professors from various government colleges as DPOs/DDs in planning
departments as wrong, it said, there is acute shortage of lecturers in all the government
colleges of the state.
Inspite of acute shortage of lecturers in various govt. colleges, the education department
had given No Objection Certificate (NOC) to the lecturers for their absorption in
the planning department by deviating from the normal establishment procedure and
thereby violating standing government decision, the letter read.
The organization further warned of launching its democratic movement if the demand
is not fulfilled.
Social service conducted to clear blockade
ITANAGAR, July 1: The general public and PRI leaders of VIII Mengio cleared the block
point between Parang and Silsango circle during a three-day social service conducted
by Anchal Chairperson VIII Mengio CD Block, Nabam Sera, informed a press release.
Meanwhile, the three ASMs of Silsango circle has requested the PWD Sagalee Division
for early restoration of Parang to Ambam Pistana circle via Rugo, Nyopang, Silsango
People are facing lots of trouble because of the blockade, the release added.
Doctors’ day celebrated at Pasighat
ITANAGAR, July 1: A voluntary Blood Donation camp was organized by the doctors to
mark the Doctors Day at General Hospital Pasighat today. Many doctors, including
lady doctors and individuals donated blood voluntarily. It was a true act of altruism
shown by the doctors of General Hospital Pasighat to honour the legendary physician
Dr B C Roy who was awarded highest civilian award Bharat Ratan. Roy was a physician,
social worker, freedom fighter and academician.
The programme concluded with a scientific seminar. Inaugurating the seminar, Medical
Superintendent Dr YR Darang threw light on the life and achievements of Dr BC Roy
and asked fellow doctors to imbibe the altruistic ideals from Dr Roy's life. Psychiatrist
Dr LC Darung gave a insightful lecture on 'Conversion Disorder' or in layman's term
'Hysteria', a condition with psychiatric symptoms without any organic cause. It is
a very common ailment in our societies, with many local, traditional remedies. Dr
G Jongkey, Blood Bank Officer spoke on Voluntary Blood Donation.
In the headline of a front page news item in this daily on July 1, it was misprinted
as “Taso” in place of “Kaso”. Therefore, the headline should be read as “Work sincerely
to generate higher revenue, Kaso urges DLRSOs.” The inadvertent error is regretted.
Jaitley assures integrated package for holistic development of border area
NEW DELHI, July 1: Union Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs Arun
Jaitley will visit the state along with the Chief of Army Staff after the Parliament
session. He conveyed the same to CM Nabam Tuki when the latter called on him at New
Delhi today to discuss the matters related to the Union Ministry of Finance. Jaitley
will visit Tawang and also inaugurate the National Institute of Mountaineering and
Allied Sports (NIMAS) at Dirang.
In response to Chief Minister Tuki’s appeal for a special dispensation for the development
of border areas in the state to check migration to urban centres, Jaitley agreed
to an Integrated Package to usher in holistic development in border areas. This announcement
comes in the wake of the Chief Minister special impetus on boosting connectivity
and the enhancement of administrative and basic essential services in the border
areas. The Finance Minister assured the CM that he would take up the border roads
development issues with Border Roads Organization (BRO) to expedite the completion
of various projects. The FM also mentioned that he would take measures to connect
the 10 un-connected administrative centres to expand the scope of public delivery
services in the state. While discussing the fiscal condition of the state, the FM
assured all possible help from his side with respect to the release of pending TFC
funds and other financial support due to the state. In accordance with the PM’s positive
response regarding the matter of a separate window of domestic funding in lieu of
projects funded by externally agencies like ADB and World Bank, the FM assured to
resolve the matter on priority to compensate the state.
In another development, the Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari
has agreed to the CM’s proposal for relaxing the norms of PMGSY road projects for
the state. The CM had been consistently lobbying for a flexible regime under PMGSY
based on unique local conditions in order to foster rural roads connectivity. The
CM also appealed to Gadkari for increasing the coverage of roads under PMGSY to unconnected
habitations in the remote areas of the state. It may be mentioned that this is a
part of Tuki’s broader objective of mainstreaming the most backward communities of
the state. The CM also called for 978 kms of roads in the state to be declared as
National Highways. He also proposed the Ministry to take up roads and bridges which
are critical for the development of Hydropower projects in the state. The State Government
has identified seven such projects along the river basins at an estimated cost of
Rs. 748.50 crore.
They also discussed the status of various road projects under Special Accelerated
Road Development Programme for the North East (SARDP-NE), District Connectivity and
BRO Roads, among others. The Union Minister assured his support to the state and
said that he will convene a joint meeting of officials of both the Centre and the
states so as to facilitate early resolution of the pending issues.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by PWD Minister Gojen Gadi , Secretary Planning
Sonam Chombay and Resident Commissioner Sanjay Saxena. (CMO)
HLMC chairman calls for effective mechanism to bring down IMR in state
ITANAGAR, July 1: Expressing concern over the increasing cases of Infant Mortality
Rate (IMR) in state, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi who is also the Chairman of High
Level Monitoring Committee (HLMC) on IMR reduction under the Thirteenth Finance Commission
today strongly advocated for imparting skill development training for the service
providers in order to conduct safe delivery so that the IMR is brought down to reasonably
acceptable level as per 12 FYP target to 19 by 2017.
Addressing the 2nd HLMC meeting with Secretary H & FW; Jt. Secretary Finance, DHS
and other co-opted members at his conference hall here today for reduction of IMR
in the state, the Chief secretary opined that some village women should be imparted
training to attend the deliveries in their respective villages where trained Nurses
or doctors are not available or health facilities are far away. He also disclosed
that Govt. is actively considering proposal for creating specialist posts for not
only reduction of IMR but also for general benefits of the people of the state. He
directed the health department to arrange training of specialists, GDMO and nurses
in the renowned NGO hospitals for early completion of Neo-natal Intensive care unit
and stressed on mapping of various illnesses block-wise especially of meningitis
through reputed NGO.
The Secretary H & FW, Indra Mallo emphasized on rational deployment of key service
providers and improvement of hygienic conditions of Labour rooms. Mallo also requested
for provision of vehicles for supervision and monitoring of the activities in the
health facilities. The health department presented through power point presentation
the various compliances as per first meeting of 1st HLMC and the various activities
proposed to reduce IMR.
SUMA protests China’s Arunachal claim
ITANAGAR, July 1: Protesting the oft repeated claim of China on the state’s territory,
the Students’ Union Movement of Arunachal (SUMA) today organized a rally here to
vent its anger on the reported move of Beijing to show Arunachal Pradesh as part
of its territory in a latest map.
Hundreds of motorcycle-borne SUMA activists shouting anti-China slogans joined the
rally which started from Akashdeep and culminated at Raj Bhawan.
The Union also submitted a single-point memorandum to state governor Lt Gen (Retd)
Later talking to reporters, Union’s President Biri Tabing said, "Arunachal Pradesh
is an integral part of India and will continue to remain so. Every inch of Arunachal’s
soil belongs to India and China should stop making such move which is detrimental
for the people of the state."
"We want to make it loud and clear we always treat China as our nearest neighbor
and our people are never a part of that country," he said. The state is busy fighting
with its domestic issues due to which, he said, “This issue has never been taken
up seriously, but SUMA will take up this issue as its moral obligation and stage
protest in New-Delhi, if needed.” He urged the students’ unions, NGOs, community
based organisations and political parties to support their protest movement, cutting
across all political and ideological differences.
‘We are making our best to ensure uninterrupted power supply’
ITANAGAR, July 1: The Power Department is making all out efforts to ensure uninterrupted
power supply in Capital Complex by properly maintaining the massive distribution
But, despite the department’s best efforts, power supply is often disrupted due to
natural calamities like landslide, falling of trees on supply line and some unavoidable
mechanical problems, Power Secretary K Tayeng said in a release.
The damage caused to 132 KV grid towers near Khupi by landslides leading to complete
disruption of power to East Kameng and West Kameng is an example, he said.
While responding to some news items published in local dailies recently on issues
of power supply in the state, Tayeng clarified that 91 percent of the total power
requirement of the state is met from Central Sector Share allocation. Hence, the
availability of power supply to the state is fully dependent on Central Sector generating
stations in North East region and technical soundness of the North East Grid, he
Capital Complex alone consumes almost 30 percent of the total energy consumption
in the state, he informed.
Problem in power generation in the Central Sector stations and fault in regional
grids lead to disruption in power supply in the state, he said.
“Out of the total Central Sector Share allocation of 130MW, 80 percent of the power
is generated from hydro power projects and the production of power in the North East
region essentially depends on good monsoon and resultant discharge in the catchment
areas,” he said.
The hydel plants are predominantly Run of River type, power generation from Central
Sector stations is seasonal and power generation drastically fall during winter/lean
season. The generation then is almost one fourth of its installed capacity. Thus,
the State experiences huge shortfall to the tune of 32-40MW against bare minimum
requirement of 80 - 90MW, he said.
The Department during lean hydro season makes over-drawal of power to the tune of
20-25 MW which is beyond the recommended over-drawal percentage of Central Electricity
Regulatory Commission (CERC). To narrow down the net demand and supply gap, power
regulation (load shedding) is exercised during winter/lean season, Tayeng said.
The likely power position released by the North East Regional Power Committee, Shillong
indicates that during 2014-15 there is a shortfall of 156 MU against the demand of
Taku takes up GHSS Seppa issue with CM
CM assures immediate fund
ITANAGAR, July 1: Taking serious note of the fire accident that broke out at Govt
higher secondary school Seppa on Friday night, which was believed to be mischievous
act of some miscreants or disgruntled students, Parliamentary Secretary for Tax and
Excise cum local MLA Tapuk Taku has discussed the matter with Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki and Education Minister Tapang Taloh on Monday.
Taku had explained in details about the incident and the situation currently being
faced by the teachers and students aftermath of fire accident to both chief minister
and education minister. Highlighting the plight of the school, local MLA pleaded
the chief minister for intervention by releasing immediate funds for early restoration
of the damaged school. Taku also discussed the matter with deputy commissioner and
urged him to constitute an inquiry committee to unearth the reason of the fire accident.
He also added that if anybody found involved in the incident should be given stringent
punishment under relevant sections of law. He further appealed to the people to cooperate
with the district administration during the enquiry and urged not to indulge in such
Taku informed that Chief Minister has assured to release fund for immediate restoration
of the three-decade old school building which was extensively damaged in fire mishap.
Tuki urges Centre to act on China map issue
NEW DELHI, July 1: Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today said the NDA government
should act appropriately and resolve the issue of China's reported claim over the
state in a recent map.
Reacting to questions about reports that China has in its recent map shown Arunachal
Pradesh as its territory, the state's Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today said it is
wrong and he "rejected" any such actions.
"We have seen it in the media about the map... It is wrong and we have rejected it,"
he told reporters after meeting Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar.
He further said that the government should act appropriately in the matter to resolve
it. Earlier on Saturday, reacting strongly to reports that China had in a recent
map shown Arunachal Pradesh as its territory, the Spokesperson in the External Affairs
Ministry said "cartographic depiction" does not change reality on the ground and
asserted that Arunachal was an integral part of the country.
"The fact that Arunachal Pradesh is integral and inalienable part of India has been
conveyed to Chinese authority at several occasions including at the very highest
level," he said.
Speaking to reporters here, Tuki also said that he had come to meet Javadekar as
there are many hydro-electric projects in Arunachal Pradesh whose clearances are
pending in the Environment and Forest ministry. He said that Javadekar had given
him assurance in this regard. PTI
Pema-led team calls on Rijiju
New Delhi, July 1: UD and Tourism Minister Pema Khandu along with Jambey Tashi, Parliamentary
Secretary(RWD) and Phurpa Tsering, Parliamentary Secretary(HPD) today called on Union
MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju here and had an hour long meeting on issues pertaining
to the region.
The matter regarding grant of Mon Autonomous District Council figured top in the
agenda of discussion. The other matters that invited the attention of Union MoS
were inclusion of Bhoti language in the Eighth schedule of the Constitution of India,
Tawang-Bhutan road connectivity, construction of Airport at Saulatse in Tawang district
and enhancement of BADP grants to meet the infrastructural development of the border
districts in the State. Leading the discussion, Pema highlighted that the issue of
Mon Autonomous District Council was long pending with the Govt. of India, while Parliamentary
Secretary Jambey Tashi urged the Union MoS for early construction of the airport
proposed at Saulatse in Tawang district as the site was already inspected and recommended
by the team of Indian Airforce. Endorsing the views of the team, Parliamentary Secretary
Phurpa Tsering advocated for special package under the BADP grants for districts
having twin international border.
Pema also presented a written request to the Union MoS for lifting or relaxing the
PAP norms in order to attract more foreign tourist in the State. He also requested
for Ministry of Home Affairs for early clearance in opening of new tourist circuits
in Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts to tap the huge tourism potential of these
districts. Accentuating the huge tourism viability of historic World War II vintage
Stillwell road and to further the “Look East Policy” of the Union Government, Pema
requested for re-opening of the this road to facilitate border trade with Myanmar
through Pangsau Pass.
While responding to the request of the team, Kiren said the Union Government was
aware of problems confronting Arunachal Pradesh and that he will put his best efforts
for an early action on the matters.
Center faces huge fiscal deficit
ITANAGAR, July 1: When criticism has come galore on the Arunachal Pradesh Government
for its alleged financial crisis, it has come as a surprise that the Government of
India faces a mammoth fiscal deficit of Rs 2.4 lakh crore in the first two months
of the financial year 2014-15. The deficit amounts to 45.6 percent of the Center’s
budget estimate for the whole financial year.
As per data released yesterday by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India,
the fiscal deficit – the gap between expenditure and revenue – for the whole fiscal
is slated to be a whopping Rs 5.28 lakh crore.
The CAG data revealed that the total expenditure of the GoI during April and May
was Rs 2.8 lakh crore or 15.9% of the estimates for the full fiscal. Thus, the Central
Government had put in place a fiscal consolidation roadmap as per which the fiscal
deficit has to be brought down to 3% of the GDP by 2016-17.
Amidst allegations of a ‘financial crisis’ in the state, the Arunachal Pradesh Government
has been maintaining that the financial health of the state is sound and in case
a ‘deficit’ crops in it is an official procedure and there’s nothing to be alarmed
of. The logic is that expenses on developmental projects cannot be stalled for want
On June 26 last, addressing a press conference Government Spokesperson Bamang Felix
had reiterated the Government’s stand on fiscal deficit and asserted that financial
condition of the state was stable and that expenditure was put on hold as Vote of
Account was approved by the state assembly for four months till July 2014 and any
additional withdrawal from state expenditure would invite restrictions from the RBI.
Going by the huge deficit of the Central Government revealed by the CAG, observers
feel that fiscal deficit if any in the state exchequer is but normal and a regular
feature of government expenditure.
Is the garbage disposal going to get better someday?
Our capital Itanagar was named after the Itafort built by Mayapur of Ramachandra,
a king of the Jitari Dynasty, during 14th -15th century. But as time passed by, this
place of pride has lost its identity and now it is not what it is famous for, neither
the big buildings are of interest nor the newly constructed roads or the tourist
places. Rather it is famous for the unattended garbage lying on the streets.
The twin capital is turning into a garbage box. Knowingly or unknowingly, this fact
is being ignored by both the public and the department concerned that the scattered
garbage on the streets are capable of emitting green house gasses, toxic fumes and
particulate matters as they accumulate in the open landfills. These wastes are also
capable of leaching organic or chemical composition to contaminate the ground where
such waste’s lay in accumulation and it would also shock you to know that as some
waste releases green house gasses into the atmosphere which lead to trapping of heat
on earth causing abnormality of weather conditions like more storm or typhoon coming
per year. And it would not be wrong to assume that Itanagar is not so far away from
this destruction if not taken serious steps to abolish this garbage dumping problem.
As the blame game goes, it is hard to blame anyone because both the public and the
department concerned are equally responsible for the improper disposal of garbage.
The department of urban development sends seven trucks every day in the twin capital,
each truck make two trips per day with a disposal capacity of three Metric Tons (MT)
per trip and therefore the total garbage disposed per day is 42 MT. As per 2011
census, the population of the capital complex is 1,70,000 and according to the survey
done by the department of urban development, the garbage generation rate is 0.450
kilo gram per person per day and therefore the total garbage generated in the capital
in a single day is 76,500 kg (76.5 metric tons). 34.4MT of garbage is still left
unattended. But it seems they have realized their shortcoming, as a result of which
they have planned to improvise the garbage disposal in the twin capital. They have
come up with a new project which is known as the municipal solid waste management
in a scientific way for Capital Complex, according to which they have built a compost
plant which has a capacity of treating 50.00MT solid waste per day and very soon
they are going to implement door to door garbage collection. For that reason, we
can say that in spite of their shortcomings they are trying to make up for what they
were lagging behind which is really worth appreciating.
On the other hand, it will not be fair to give the whole blame and responsibility
to the department concerned because even the public is equally responsible for the
scattered garbage, as most people are not making proper use of the dustbins provided
in each sector of the capital. The biggest example will be the two big dustbins just
opposite the Naharlagun daily market. It is funny to see that both the dustbins are
lying empty and the garbage can be seen scattered all around except where it should
Being a citizen residing in the capital complex, it is the prior duty of the people
to show some kind of responsibility towards the cleanliness of the Capital and efforts
should be made to keep the city clean. The department concerned, on the other hand,
should also take serious steps to save the city from turning in to a garbage box.
(Writer is a student of Department of Mass Communication, RGU)
Irani assures full cooperation for development of edn sector
NEW DELHI, July 1: Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani today
assured to extend full support and cooperation to Arunachal for all round development
of education sector. This assurance came when Education Minister Tapang Taloh today
called on Irani at New Delhi to apprise her of the progress of education sector in
While pointing out the problems and challenges in the education sector, Taloh
in a memorandum appealed the Union Minister to take step for establishment of Govt
B Ed college in the state and for inclusion of local chapters in NCERT curriculum.
Taloh sought generous funding for implementation of national flagship programme on
education and expansion of infrastructure in the field of elementary, secondary,
higher and technical education besides leveraging educational technology for sustainable
development. The Union HRD minister also excepted invitation of Taloh to visit
During his meeting with Ashok Thakur, Secretary Higher and Technical Education, GoI,
Taloh appealed for honouring the state reservation policy for the student in NIT
Itanagar admission. He also sought support of the Centre in expansion of higher
learning and to bring significant change in state’s education sector.
Ashok Thakur assured all possible help to the state through schemes like RUSA and
other centrally sponsored schemes of Govt. of India on higher education.
Tapang Taloh was accompanied by R K Mishra, Secretary Education and D K Chaturvedi,
Consumer awareness programme held at Nyigam village
AALO July 1: The department of Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs, Basar conducted
a one-day consumer Awareness Cum Exhibition at Nyigam village Anganwadi school, Basar
under the Chairmanship of Marto Basar, Head Goan Burah on June 29.
Jumbom Basar, Anchal Samity Member, Nyigam-II appealed the people to take the benefit
from such consumer awareness programme conducted by department of Legal Metrology
and Consumer Affairs in order to protect themselves from unscrupulous traders.
Resource person Jumnya Bam gave detail outline on important topic regarding the quality
standardization like Agmark, Food product order, BIS Hall mark, ISI mark and discount
sale. He suggested that consumer should always check/alert while buying any goods
of day to day needs.
Advocate Mimar Basar dwelt at length on consumer protection Act, 1986 and its salient
features, procedure for filing complaint, manner of lodging complaints, litigation
fees and various stage of complaints redressal. He suggested that the people should
know their rights and responsibility by participating such important consumer Awareness
Programme being conducted by the concerned department.
Toi Basar Former ASM, Nyigam village, Jomkar Basar GB, Nyamo Dirchi Staff from IPR
Basar, Jumkar Basar, Binngam Basar, Anchal Samity Member Nyigam-II and Jumi Basar
also spoke on the occasion.
Later Jomba Kamgo Lobom, Inspector, Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs, Basar conducted
a demonstration regarding quality standardization like Agmark Food product order,
BIS Hall marks, ISI mark, weights and measures items, packaged commodities, LPG Cylinder
and Petrol/Diesel dispensing pumps etc. He also dwelt about various provisions of
Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and package commodities Rules, 201. He appealed all the
shopkeepers to get renewed their weights and measures otherwise will face legal action
from the department as per Act/Rules. DIPRO
ADC Panyang retires, office staff bid farewell
PASIGHAT, July 1: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Rajesh Panyang was accorded a warm
and affectionate farewell at the DC’s conference hall last evening by the officers
and staff wishing him best post-retirement life on his superannuation.
Panyang completed his graduation in Political Science in the year 1975 and pursuing
for MA in JN College, Pasighat. He commenced his career as a Junior Teacher in the
year 1976, posted at Mane village (Korang Circle, Nari subdivision). Later in 1981
embarking a long journey towards administration he was inducted into APCS and joined
as Circle Officer at Bordumsa (Changlang) and served at Vijaynagar, Katan, Basar
and Rukin in same capacities. He also served as Assistant Director Art & Culture
(GoAP) in Naharlagun and later he was promoted to Extra Assistant Commissioner in
1994, posted at Bhalukpong, Bomdila and Pangin upto 1996, as BDO Mebo (1996-98) and
as SDO Boleng (2004-05) prior to his promotion as ADC. He served with distinction
in a career spanning of five years (since 2008) at Yingkiong and Pasighat in the
present capacity (ADC) and retired yesterday.
Officers including DC Incharge Alan Pertin SDO (J), EAC Jummar Bam, EAC Bani Lego
and CO Jhon Modi shared their work-related experiences and associations with the
retiree Panyang. Incharge DC Pertin informed that Panyang served the state in various
capacities with utmost sincerity, dedication and devotions. Panyang was an insightful,
supportive, assertive and dedicated officer who used his challenges as fuel to propel
him forward; both personally and professionally, added Pertin.
Retired ADC Panyang sharing his vast service experiences said “Working in civil service
I learnt a lot not only from my peers or my seniors but also from my juniors,” and
thanked all for their assistance over the years.
Earlier on June 27 last, before leaving Pasighat on official duty, the East Siang
Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava bade farewell function in honor of ADC Rajesh
Panyang. In her address to the house the DC said “Panyang’s career in administration
was extremely fulfilling. During my short association with him, I saw Panyang was
champion in his field who worked diligently for the development of the district in
particular and has been a very humble and meticulous man who paid attention to every
detail. She wishes him a healthy and prosperous post retirement life.
Siku Bridge under threat as BRTF fails to divert river course
PASIGHAT, July 1: Making all technologies to divert the water flow in the river bed
ineffective, turbulent Siku river between Ayeng village and Mebo town is yet again
flowing unabated and posing serious threat to the Siku RCC bridge on National Highway-52
by eroding its right abutment.
The 1443 BCC Border Road Task Force (BRTF) under Project Brahmank, was seen busy
with its man and machine to divert the water flow at Siku river bed by canalizing
it towards left side. But, surging water of the river on Sunday breached the new
embankment, took its normal turn along earlier side. The strong current of the water
is constantly eroding the new embankment at its right side and posing threat to the
RCC bridge at right abutment.
Siku river, which has been eroding several acres of fertile land on its right bank,
changing its course and taking its turn towards right, gripped several hectares of
cropland at Ayeng village in downstream. The river has increased its size by 10 fold
over the last decade.
The RCC bridge over Siku river has already completed seven years but there is no
permanent embankment at its approaches to control water flow. The bridge on the highway
is vital as the road connects entire Mebo Sub-division and parts of twin Dibang Valley
district with Pasighat, the East Siang district headquarters.
The local people are in apprehension of the fact that surging water of Siku river
may breach the road soon and snap surface communication. It will also likely to enter
the plain area on its right bank and sweep away Ayeng village.
Some leading citizens of Mebo including the PRI leaders criticized the BRTF officials
saying that they have not started the embankment work in time. The engineers are
accustomed to do embankment works after onset of monsoon, which is causing repeated
breach of the right approach bunds of Siku bridge. Moreover, BRTF engineers entrusted
to construct the roads and bridges along the road are not applying the right technology
to control Siku river and thereby playing cats and mouse game over the issue.
Alleging massive irregularity in embankment works and misuse of money by the BRTF
engineers, the local PRI leaders have demanded higher ups of the Border Road Organization
(BRO) to conduct an inquiry into the alleged irregularity and take step against the
DDSE disburses scholarship amount
From a correspondent
ZIRO, July 1: Having learnt from the past experience that in some schools, the merit
scholarship cash award is not paid to concern meritorious students even after getting
the amount released from office, the Lower Subansiri deputy director of school education
(DDSE) Yumlam Tana personally visited Padi Lailyang Memorial School, Ziro and handed
over the cash award today. The scholarship amount is Rs. 1800.
“Govt. provides various facilities and incentives for students but in many a time
it is reported that these benefits do not reach to beneficiaries. One such benefit
is State Merit Scholarship Award meant for meritorious students but in some schools
after getting the amount released from the office do not disburse to concern students.
So, today I came here in your school personally to sensitize both teachers and students
and if any one does not receive the amount should lodge complaint to office,” he
said at the gathering of teacher and students.
In Lower Subansiri district, 18 students are getting scholarship out of which 12
students are of class IX and 6 are class X.
He also informed that under the right to education (RTE) Act, every child has the
right to get education for which no school should deny admission even to children
living with HIV/AIDS, TB, Hepatitis A, B, & C infection or orphan, destitute etc.
Unfortunately, in a prestigious private school in Ziro, a student who was diagnosed
as Hepatitis B (+ve) was segregate from the rest of the student and later issued
TC. It is total violation of the provisions of RTE for which necessary action will
be initiated against the institution, he said. He also passed a message to the teachers
that under RTE provision, corporal punishment to students is strictly prohibited.
The DDSE also highlighted the new policy called ‘adopt a neighboring school’ which
is being adopted by the government under which a private school should have to adopt
its neighbouring govt. school so that those who studies in private school learn the
nature of govt. school and the student who are studying in govt school know the facilities
available in Private schools. In his visit to school, Pill Tayam, Co-ordinator, State
Merit Scholarship accompanied him.
Villagers re- dedicate vehicle to Sille PHC
RUKSIN, July 1: The village community of Sille (Teromile) of East Siang district
has re-dedicated a Maruti van to Sille Primary Health Centre as “Ambulance”. The
van was earlier donated to Sille villagers by local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary
(Industry) Tatung Jamoh.
The decision to re-donate the Van was collectively taken by the villagers under the
chairmanship Sille village Gaon Burah Tanir Jamoh.
The Sille PHC authority has accepted the vehicle under some conditions that the vehicle
will be used for only medical purpose, and if the NGO somehow discontinue its service
in the hospital (PHC) in near future, the state’s Health & Family Welfare department
will own the van.
Sille PHC is being run by Future Generation of Arunachal (FGA), a leading NGO dedicated
to community health service. The health centre provides 24X7 service including emergency,
OPD, maternal care and minor OT and common laboratory tests. It covers around 12,000
populations of six nearby villages and a large part of neighbouring Kemi-Oiramghat
area in Assam. An average 30 patients are screened everyday in the hospital.
Third and final phase of workshop on city sanitation plan held
AALO, July 1: In its endeavour to place West Siang in the City Sanitation map of
the country along with four other Pilot Districts of the state, an elaborate workshop
depicting overall sanitation situation of the district was held under the chairmanship
of Er. Marconi Potom, Dy. Director Urban Development at Conference hall of DC office
Presiding over the meeting, Potom underlined the need for basic, environmental and
ecological sanitation for healthier and cleanlier city and disclosed that Consultants
from Delhi had their base here for many years to draw a perspective City Sanitation
Plan for the district and their overall observations on city sanitation plan needs
deeper introspection from our side to launch the programme in the years to come.
He disclosed that the problem faced by the department in the process of implementing
the available schemes on tenders are enormous and cannot be sorted out without the
cooperation of the people in the township areas.
In her key note address, Deepa Tripathi from International Consultants and Technocrats
Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi gave a detail deliberations on milestones achieved so far in
the preparation of a comprehensive city sanitation plan through power point presentation.
Disclosing that the plan is a vision document for 25 years with revision after every
five years and problems like inadequate land for future development, absence of building
control regulations, inadequate parks and open spaces, 30% of the city population
living in slum like conditions, non commissioning of augmentation of WS projects,
absence of sewerage system, mushrooming of insanitary toilets, absence of septic
tank in many places, inadequate community toilets, waste treatment and segregations,
lack of awareness generation through Information Education Campaign may hinder sanitation
works in the years to come and department and dwellers in the city need to address
these areas to make Aalo a healthier city to live in.
ZPM Yomgi Ori, AE PWD D. Lona, AE PHED Er. Pojom Padu, T. Doke, DDSE and Yomto Lollen,
DPM appreciated the works of the Consultants from Delhi and gave their valuable suggestions
to take up the tasks ahead to make the town a cleanlier and healthier. DIPRO
Power tillers distributed under CM’s Agricultural Mechanization program
PASIGHAT, July 1: East Siang Deputy Commissioner In-charge Alan Pertin (SDO) has
distributed twenty power tillers in first phase to selected farmers of the district
under Chief Minister’s Agricultural Mechanization Program at Pasighat today in presence
of DAO Ojong Yomso, ADO Naking Nonang and other officials of the department and beneficiaries.
Inaugurating the distribution of the agricultural implements, Pertin suggested the
beneficiaries to use the machineries properly to increase the productivity. He also
urged the agriculture department to monitor the agricultural activities of the farmers
regularly and to guide them to enhance their agricultural skills and productivities.
DAO Yomso informed that the department will extend farm machineries, including 10
tractors, 40 power tillers, 100 pumping sets etc to selected farmers this year on
subsidized rate under the scheme. DIPRO
Regional release of Monpa feature film “Gyumrie” at Tawang
TAWANG, July 01: The regional release of the Monpa feature film Gyumrie directed
by Tsangpa Norbu was held here at the Zomkhang Hall Tawang on June 27 last.
Releasing the movie, DC Tawang Abhishek Dev congratulated the team of the film for
their endevour and efforts in showcasing the traditions, marriage, lifestyle, rituals,
etc in a very effective manner to give a clear idea about the Brokpas (herdsmen)
. Dev also informed that from the tourism point of view, the film highlights the
scenic beauty of Tawang in a very spectacular way and hoped that film makers would
explore other tourist spots of the district in the near future.
Commandant 38th Bn SSB Tawang Rajendra Bharadwaj said that the movie is very spectacular
and also very informative on the uniqueness of the culture of Brokpas.
Expressing his gratitude to the DC Tawang, Tsangpa Norbu informed that the main motto
of his movie was to showcase lifestyle and struggles of the little known Brokpas
who lead a very hard life in the upper reaches of Tawang and West Kameng districts
and yet serve the society in their way.
It is to be mentioned here that the film was released by Union Petroleum and Natural
Gas Minister Verappa Moily during the Vikas Rally at Itanagar on October 16 last
year and the premier of the film was graced by the Tourism Minister Pema Khandu,
Parliamentary Secretaries PD Sona (Tourism) and senior officers including Planning
& Tourism Secretary Sonam Chombay and Finance Joint Secretary Karma Leki at Itanagar
The film featuring Dorjee (Thuptan Norbu) and Lhamu (Lobsang Drema) and Lobsang (Lham
Dorjee) in the lead role, reflects the hard lifestyle of Brokpas, the yak herdsmen
in the higher reaches of the Himalayas.
The film is produced & directed by Tsangpa Norbu, the film is about a love triangle
between Lhamu, a country lass, Lobsang and Dorjee being herdsmen. DIPRO
Takam Sharmila Gora Memorial Football Tournament
Todo United, GTSC register big wins
ITANAGAR, Jul 01: As many as 13 goals were scored in two matches on fourth day of
the first Takam Sharmila Gora Memorial Football Tournament played at RG Stadium,
Todo United’s striker Pani Raju scored a hat trick in 5-2 comeback victory over FC
Doimukh in a crucial match while Gangte Togung Sporting Club (GTSC) trounced McMohan
FC 5-1 in the second match of the day increasing the team’s chance to reach the knock-out
FC Doimukh took an early lead in the fourth minutes when Nguri Alin’s strong footer
landed in net. Nabam Lamin doubled the score in 27th minutes (2-0).
Stung by two early goals, Todo United increased the pace of attack with vigor and
they reduced the margin to 1-2 within 10 minutes. Referee offered a penalty kick
in favour of Todo United in 37th minute and Ritesh Subha did not miss the spot kick.
Before the goal, Pani Raju made a fine attempt but his shot was deflected by the
FC Doimukh custodian.
The score remained 2-1 in favour of FC Doimukh at halftime.
In the second half, Todo United completely dominated proceedings.
Raju scored two goals in quick succession in 51st and 52nd minutes not only to restore
parity but also give his team 3-2 lead. He scored his third and team’s 5th goal in
68th minutes after General Modi made it 4-2 in 65th minutes.
In second match of the day, Nguri Kampo put Gangte Togung Sporting Club ahead in
13th minutes. Kampo slowly pushed the ball into the net when McMohan FC goalkeeper
failed to collect the ball properly.
Biri Tame increased the lead when he scored in 27th minute taking chance of a goalmouth
melee (2-0). However, Gangte Togung’s defender Biri Mark scored an own goal in 34th
minute for McMohan’s only goal in the match.
In the second half, Tame, Kampo and Dare Takar scored one goal each in 76th, 77th
and 78th minutes to complete the drubbing of the team.
Tagung Neri SC will face Capital Complex SC in the first match tomorrow at 1.45 pm
while the second match of the day will be played between ITBP (Kimin) and FC Doimukh
Meanwhile, the tournament organizing committee has appealed to All Arunachal Pradesh
Students’ Union (AAPSU) to postpone its proposed bandh call as the bandh clashed
with final match of the tournament. Takam Gora Sharmila, in whose memory the tournament
is organized, was former AAPSU Women Wing president, the organizing committee informed,
and hoped AAPSU will respond positively to the request.
Further, the tournament has been organized on self-help basis and further extension
of the tournament or any change in match schedule due to the proposed bandh call
will create additional financial burden, the organizing committee said.
Institution of Gaon Buras relevant
As per the provisions of Sub Rule (1) of Rule 5 of the Assam Frontier (Administration
of Justice) Regulation, 1945(Regulation No. 1 of 1945), Village Authorities were
constituted in Arunachal Pradesh and were christened Gaon Buras. The village authorities
were constituted, under the 1945 Regulation, with judicial, administrative (including
ordinary duties of police) and developmental powers and responsibilities. Henceforth,
the village authorities came to be empowered to try both the civil and criminal cases
within its jurisdiction according to customary laws and social practices of the village/tribal
group concerned. Even after India’s independence, the Government of India followed
the policy that of the British and allowed the 1945 Regulation to prevail in the
territory. Even with the introduction of modern participatory political institutions,
the institution of Gaon Bura continues to function as an effective instrument in
management of village affairs alongside the modern institutions. The Gaon Buras remained
a backbone of district administration during NEFA days. They brought people closer
to the administration and vice-versa, thereby facilitating the growth of the administration.
Decline of the
The authority and respect this institution commanded have, however, decreased to
a great extent because of combined factors like spread of western education, introduction
of statutory Panchhayati Raj system, urbanization, party and electoral politics,
etc. It has lost its earlier traditional respect and command it had over the people.
One of the main causes for the erosion of the efficacy of this institution is the
selection and appointment of the Gaon Buras on political considerations. Whereas,
traditionally Gaon Buras were selected and appointed on the basis of personal influence,
wealth and status, the knowledge of customary laws and social practices, oratorical
skill and experience in the system, the later mode of appointment has been tainted
by political interference. There has been interference of the elected Panchayati
Raj members and political party leaders in the justice delivery system, leading to
the degeneration of the Gaon Bura system. Besides, acceptance of the more convenient
substantive laws based on IPC, CPC and CrPC and increasing tendency of the people
to drag all cases to other courts are also responsible for the decay.
the Gaon Buras
Although the GB institution is declined it plays (and has been playing since inception
till date) an important role in developmental and awareness programs of the Government
and its implementation processes. The GBs assist the Govt. departments, its agencies,
officers and officials in carrying out the multifarious developmental and awareness
tasks. They help in spreading awareness and disseminating information to the villagers
and assist the Govt. officers and officials for smooth performance of their official
duties or works. In-fact, the GBs happen to be useful limbs of any Govt.’s program,
policy, project or scheme in rural Arunachal.
Among many others, the GBs play an important role during Parliamentary, Assembly
and Panchayati elections. The GBs are source of assistance to the polling parties
in the remote or backward places. In-fact, it is a governmental advice to the polling
teams to seek cooperation of the GBs in such areas in managing essential materials
or foods. Such help is required in locating a place for lodging and setting up the
polling station. Since, the Election law does not permit a polling party to seek
such help from the election candidate/s or their supporters. Not even a single school
or other govt. building exists (although in the official papers there may be numerous)
in many of the remote or back areas. In such situation, being a representative of
the Government, a poor Gaon Bura is, more often than not, kind enough to allow his
shabby house without light, pipe water or proper toilet facility to be converted
into a polling station-cum-lodging place by sacrificing the comfort and privacy of
his family. Not only this but also the Gaon Buras share, the headache of ensuring
security of the men and materials, along with security personnel on the polling day.
Besides the ones mentioned above, the GBs act as intelligence agents and community
police in crime detection and prevention. The GBs settle many of the pretty cases
in the villages till today. If the institution is reformed and revitalized it can
be a viable institution vis-à-vis judicial and administrative fields also.
The central govt. is increasingly giving emphasis on all-round developments of this
border and strategic state. More so, Government of India is actively considering
ambitious program of Looking East through the North-East with visible implication
and consequence to meet the economic and other developmental needs of the country
in general and the North-East in particular.
Ultimately, sufficient scope exists for the GB institution in ever-expanding welfare
and developmental activities of the state and hence is truly relevant.
General impression is that the GB institution is useless now. It is not so, at all.
Nor the GBs are useful only in assisting to realize the developmental objectives
of the Government. Nor they are irrelevant in the justice delivery system. What is
necessary is that the 1945 Regulation needs to be implemented in letter and spirit.
Of course, the Regulation needs to be modified and amended in accordance with the
changed time and circumstances besides reformation and revitalization of the GB institution.
For all this, simply a strong political will of the Government backed up by the public
support is essential. Because of space limit here it is not possible to lay down
either all the factors of decline or various steps to be taken to revitalize and
reform the institution.
An instance may be cited here. The Gaon Buras of the Bulla village in Ziro once intervened
and prevented the police party from arresting an accused in connection with a case
in their village. In that situation they stated and asserted that the case was within
the powers and responsibility of the GBs under the 1945 Regulation and that they
shall try and settle the case themselves first to which the police party could not
help but to agree. It is an initiative from the GBs themselves towards strengthening
and revitalizing the institution.
Besides reforming and revitalizing the GB institution, it should be made mandatory
for the cases (within the powers of the GBs) to be handled by the GBs first. The
cases in the villages should come to other court/s as appeal only. This suggestion
should be made applicable to all the districts with exception to state capital. All
courts whether Supreme Court, Gaon Bura court or fast track courts should work in
tandem and harmoniously for ensuring smooth and effective justice delivery system
especially in today’s situation of case pendency and complex nature of crimes in
the society or state. Of course, the powers of various courts should be well demarcated
so that there is no confusion and duplicity. Another cause of decline of the GB institution
is that the GBs are illiterate and uneducated and hence they do not have the adequate
knowledge of their powers and responsibilities conferred under the 1945 Regulation
far from implementing it. This aspect needs a special relook.
The Gaon Burahs are important functionaries at the village level because of various
reasons, only some of which are mentioned above. Since the institution is decaying
fast corrective steps are imperative. The GB institution which needs to be reformed
and revitalized can give accessible, speedy and inexpensive justice especially to
the poor and common people besides assisting the Govt. in its developmental and awareness
programs and its implementation processes. Moreover, services of the Gaon Buras are
indispensable (in gate/pandal construction or in giving a rousing well-come) during
important occasions like Independence/Republic Day celebration and VIP visits or
Although it is widely admitted that the GB institution has declined, the incumbent
GBs are much interested to stay as GB/HGB especially because honorariums matter much
to them. However, the poor Gaon Buras should not be taken for granted and misused
by those in power. (The contributor is an Assistant Professor of Political Science,
D. N. Govt. College, Itanagar. Can be reached at kagogambo134 @gmail.com)
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on last Friday ruled out talks with Maoists extremists.
However, Singh asserted that the government would adopt a "balanced approach" to
resolve the problem through administrative leadership and political commitment. He
also warned that Central forces would give a "befitting reply" if attacked and announced
that the Centre would raise funds for an elite commando force on the lines of the
Greyhounds of Andhra Pradesh. This force will be for other Left Wing extremism-affected
States such as Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Chhattisgarh.
It was reiterated that any attack by Maoists should be retaliated effectively and
States were asked to allocate more funds for new projects in the affected areas.
These offensive measure announced by Singh is in contrast to previous UPA government.
However the new government needs to control the aggression. Any excess by security
forces can have negative effects too. Maoist might use such situation to their advantage.
Dialogue option should not be ruled out so early. Peace can only be achieved by having
discussion. Government should know that guns alone cannot bring peace.
----Readers Forum ----
Let there be proper
The letter of June,28th last, written by Minto Ete in response to my letter of 24th
June last, excited me to respond to, considering his choice of words, “his attempt
to mislead the masses and detract the issue which is of immense public interest’’.
At the very outset I would like to make it clear to everyone that here I am not going
to raise any question on the integrity or quality of the Secretaries or the like.
Herein I am complaining against only those deputed DPOs who are secretly fancying
for regularisation at the cost of the Education department and the subordinate feeder
officers for impugned post who have been serving for the last 17-18 years in the
department. And that upon their vacation, it would help solving unemployment problem
to some extent.
To establish legitimacy to his support for the claim for regularisation by the deputed
DPOs, the writer had cited the examples of a few departments like, Trade & Commerce,
Tax & Excise and Tourism etc. But I doubt if he is conscious that all those department
referred to were bound to take on deputation some officers/officials when they needed
staffs desperately to man the newly created department.
But the department referred to here has many senior and able officers who are at
the verge of promotion, yet not getting timely promotion for want of conduction of
DPC. Had the seating of DPC been not lingered/delayed for more than five long years,
they would have filled up the resultant vacancy.
One more thing, that barring a few department that too on newly creation, it has
been a rule to go back to their parent department after the expiry of the agreed
Now the question arise as to why those deputed officers are reluctant to go back
to their parent department despite them being called back. If their preference were
other job, why did they join as Assistant Professors? Otherwise it would paved the
way for some needy qualified youth. Its very unfortunate that this has been a practice
in our State to look upon the department of Education as the last resort.
That is the prime reason why the Education department is lagging behind. The present
scenario is obvious that our colleges are suffering for want of sufficient teachers.
Considering this, can Education department afford to lose so called learned people?
These qualified Asst. Professors with very high qualification Viz. Ph. D and M.Phil
would be best suited in the Education department. They would become best teachers
and could be an idol to the student community.
I wonder why the Education department let them go to other department despite knowing
that teachers are deficient in our colleges. It could have denied them giving N.O.C
when they tried for deputation, as was done by some other department such as department
of General Administration and Personnel.
Having contradicted in many opinions, I must but admit that I too am not averse to
his last option /proposal to go for fresh recruitment through APPSCE.
I hope all the stakeholders are intently following this issue as its impact will
not confine to one group or class. I hope all concerned will voice their resentment
over such illegal, unsocial, regressive and irritating acts of a few Govt. Employees.
Everyone on a silent mode
“Charity begins at home”. With this great proverb, I would like share few lines through
your esteemed daily regarding the Power Crisis in West Kameng District. Arunachal
Pradesh, also called as the Land of Mighty Rivers is said to be the power house of
the country as per the government claims. However, to our utter surprise, Bomdilaites
are enjoying candle lit dinner without any reasons or occasion since few weeks. The
fact is that there is no supply of electricity which as claimed by the department
is a major fault due to rain. Now the jumbled questions in my mind are - Why does
it happen every year at the onset of monsoon? Why does not the authority come up
with any permanent solution for this problem?
The authority may say or as said- due to geographical and topographical locations
and nature’s fury…this has happened. But I would argue again with a big-No. If it
is so then, why the authority/department has failed to provide alternatives for such
exigencies. They should have installed Diesel Generator Set (DG) at least to feed
the district headquarter. Now don’t argue that our DG set is not functioning or we
don’t have allocations for diesel. At this critical juncture where the school going
children are trying hard to finish their unfinished class and home-works before dusk,
the so called civil society, associations/unions have also gone on silent mode; may
be due to lack of electricity.
Lastly, with great hope and expectations, I urge the District Administration and
concern department to take proper and concrete initiatives to avoid such recurrence
in the near future. How long will one blame the nature’s fury?
Dr. Yeshi Gyesen
Victim of govt-student tug of war
This is regarding the demand for suspension of SDPO in connection to the recent bandh
called by AAPSU.
We should not forget that the police officers risk their lives to guard us. We always
fail to acknowledge the police personnel for their duty and instead complain. Not
many can take the hardships that come with security and law and order duties.
Working as a police officer is one of the most challenging jobs. We often fail to
see the sacrifices they make and whine over their negligence.
The police officials venture into areas where common man cannot.
Criminal identification, drug investigations, sexual assault, fraud, crime management,
surveillance, aircraft security, explosives disposal and many more are the nature
of their job.
They move in remote areas marching by foot and trucks where others fail to reach.
They wear the warmest cloths and stand at 35° celsius but still dare to guard us.
Police officer work 24/7 not affected by time.
They put their lives in danger and are emotionally stressed.
And most importantly they have to follow the order of their seniors irrespective
of the nature of orders. If they raise voice against wrong commands they are suspended.
The seven charter of demands put up by AAPSU is genuine, but adding the termination
of SDPO is not justified. He did his work. It was his duty to respect his job and
justify his role. I personally feel the termination demand is useless. It is that
an innocent and brave police officer is the victim of the government and student
union tug of war.
Terminating or suspending the officer just because he did his duty leaves one to
wonder about the future of the state.