ITANAGAR, Jul 11: 6. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has informed the delegation of Arunachal
Pradesh Civil Service Officers’ Association (APCSOA) that a proposal regarding creation
of separate IAS cadre has already been sent to Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Tuki said this while responding to a six-point memorandum submitted to him by the
delegation in his office chamber here on July nine, according to an APCSOA release.
While appreciating the idea of providing incentives to APCS officers posted in hard
belt, the chief minister assured the delegation to look into the matter. On demand
for implementation of the Bagra Committee report, Tuki said it will be implemented
in phased manner. The chief minister appreciated all the APCS cadre officers for
their effortless services rendered during last general election to the govt. besides
all odds. He also requested the APCS officers to do the same in future too and also
extend support to the govt. for all round development of the state and nation as
Earlier, the delegation submitted a memorandum to the chief minister requesting creation
of a separate cadre for IAS/IPS/IFS Officer’s of the state, to raise the cadre strength
of IAS from existing 37 to 75, implementation of Bagra Committee recommendation in
toto for streamlining the APCS cadre, providing soft loan for vehicles and triennial
cadre review and for review of the notification issued on March 1, 2014 by RD department
for appointment of APCS officer as BDO, incentives to APCS officers posted in hard
belt of the state at par with All India Service (AIS), to provide Govt. residential
accommodation to APCS officers in the state capital.
The association also appealed to the chief minister for a thorough inquiry into the
assault case involving one APCS officer at Seppa during the last general election.
TCYA alleges Assam police atrocities at Taraso
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Taraso Circle Youth Association (TCYA) has condemned the atrocities
being meted out against the people of Arunachal Pradesh at Taraso circle by Assam
According to TCYA, one Doctor Tisso of Taraso Karbi of Taraso circle was arrested
by Assam Police without any valid reason when he was searching for his missing cow.
Later, he was sent to Behali Police station without giving any information to his
family members or relative, informed the association.
While describing the tense situation prevailing in the area, the Association further
claimed that the domestic animals, particularly cattle, of the villagers are being
taken away forcefully by Assam Police personnel and sold them in local markets.
The Youth Association urged governments of both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to seriously
look into the matter and solve it amicably for good. It also urged the district administrations
of Papum Pare of and Sonitpur, Assam to look into the matter seriously before the
BJP terms Union Budget historic
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lauded the Union Budget
presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and termed it historic.
The Budget has covered all aspects. It will benefit the middleclass families, traders
and give relief to the farmers. The budget has also given top priority to North Eastern
States by allocating separate budgetary provision which would benefit the people
of North East, Party spokesperson Techi Necha stated in a release.
Seminar on domestic violence held
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: State level seminar on “ Domestic and gender based violence” was
organized by Sosial Welfare Management and Promotional Organization, Parbuk at Roing
sponsored by National Women Commission for woman.
Participating in the seminar, Roing ADC W.Tinkak stressed the need for eradicating
Domestic and gender based violence from the the soceity.
Legal Expert highlighted about laws against Domestic Violence and Gender based violence
in the society.
Deputy Director (ICDS), CDPO, and DLEO Roing also spoke took part in the seminar.
Other participants included public and panchayat leaders, members from DAWA and representatives
from various NGOs.
“No bandh effect in Dambuk”
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The 36-hours state-wide bandh call given by All Arunachal Pradesh
Students’ Union (AAPSU) from July has not affected the normal life in Dambuk Sub-Division
of Lower Dibang Valley district, informed Dambuk Anchal Chairperson Baling Perme
in a release.
“Normal life in Dambuk sub-division remained unaffected due to the bandh call as
all markets remained opened during the bandh and govt. offices and educational institution
functioned normally, he claimed.
NRDWP must benefit rural people:AAPBSU
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students’ Union (AAPBSU) urged both
the Eastern and Western Zone chief engineers of PHED to implement the National Rural
Drinking Water Supply Programme (NRDWP) properly in the state by maintaining the
guidelines to provide drinking water, especially to the rural people.
AAPBSU in a memorandum to both the CEs appealed to carry out the scheme at remote
rural areas of the state particularly at interior and rural border areas where people
are still not getting the benefit of this scheme.
“Rural water supply has traditionally focused on extending coverage to rural areas
in order to provide safe drinking water and service at rural areas. Water being a
state subject, the primary responsibility of providing drinking water facilities
in the country rest with the respective state government while the centre formulates
policies and guidelines for the sector and supplements the efforts of the Governments
by providing technical and financial assistance under the centrally sponsored Accelerated
Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP), now rechristened NRDWP,” the memorandum said.
AYA seeks provision of civilian enclave/terminal at Ziro ALG
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The Apatani Youth Association (AYA) has sought provision for civilian
enclave/terminal at ALG, Old Ziro.
In its memorandum submitted to the AOC-IN-C, Eastern Air Command IAF, Shillong, while
expressing the sentiment of the Apatani community who donated the area for ALG free
of cost said that the civil terminal must cater to handling of passengers of 100
as minimum yardstick and that the planned entry/exit gate be built with direct access
to the main/link road so as to maintain the security integrity of the defense property.
It further requested for installation of a navigational aids and landing system at
Mass teachers’ transfer alleged
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Claiming that on July 2 many teachers were transferred from Tali
and Pip-Sorang circle under Kurung Kumey district on political ground with no relievers,
The All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (AASSATA) Tali & Pip-Sorang
Block Unit has appealed to the concern authority to reconsider the mass transfer.
In a release, it informed that now the concern schools are affected with teacher
shortage as mass transfer was done with no relievers.
With no teacher’s quarter and no regular salary, how they will stay at other constituencies,
It further asked the political leaders of the area not to interfere in the matter
of posting of teachers.
Old man injured by landslide
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Heavy landslide injured an old person, namely Tajing Richa aged
about 70 years at Deeder colony of Type-I, East Seppa of East Kameng district recently.
The land slide also damaged several dwelling houses in the colony. There are more
than 1000 families living in the colony and the total population is about 3400. Landslide
is a regular phenomenon of the area but the magnitude of landslide occurred this
year has been heavier than earlier, according to a release.
The colony dwellers have appealed to the authority concerned to take necessary step
to prevent such landslide to protect the life and properties of the people.
AASSATA seeks four month’s pending salary
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (AASSATA)
has urged the state government to release the pending four months’ salary of SSA
teachers by the end of July.
In its letter submitted to the state project director, SSA, Rajya Sabha, while saying
that it has learned from some reliable source that MHRD had released Rs 5 crore for
SSA teachers in the state last month, it warned of launching democratic movement
if the demand is not fulfilled.
CYO demands action against illegal occupants of Urban Housing Complex
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Claiming that large numbers of people have settled illegally in
the Urban Housing Complex at Jully Village, The Capital Youth Organization (CYO)
has asked for initiating necessary action against illegal occupants and providing
the same to the needy people.
In their complaint letter submitted to the DC, Capital Complex and Director, urban
Development and Housing Complex, it said that the occupants have occupied more than
one room/unit violating the one family one unit programme.
Manmao gets police station
CHANGLANG, Jul 11: Changlang Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar inaugurated Manmao
Police station here at Manmao today. Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav,
Jairampur ADC Kento Riba, PRI leaders, GBs and Govt staff were present on the occasion.
Terming the day as historic, the SP expressed hoped that the opening of PS will not
only check crimes but will also usher in an era of security and well being amongst
the people in this remotest part of the district. He asked the OC to conduct a monthly
meeting with PRI leaders and GBs along with the concerned administrator to redress
the grievances of the people.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC Changlang appealed the people of the Circle to refrain
from opium cultivation and described it as public menace, hazardous and detrimental
not only to the user but to the society as a whole. Giving a patient hearing to the
problems of public, she assured that all possible steps would be taken to solve the
In a small but benefitting inaugural ceremony, the public of Manamao welcomed the
newly posted first OC, Inspector T Tayeng and exuded exuberance stating that the
new OC would discharge his duties with utmost diligence in curbing law and order
related problems. DIPRO
More than thousand saplings planted to mark Vanmahotsava
TAWANG, Jul 11: Around 1500 saplings were planted in and around Govt. School campus,
ADC office block, tourist lodge premises and other public areas in Lumla today. The
mass tree plantation was organized under the initiative of the 7 Maratha Army Garrison
in collaboration with the Lumla Govt administration with the theme ‘Vanmahotsava
– A Greener Tawang.’
Large number of students from various schools of Lumla block, general public and
the Indian Army participated in the plantation drive. Children from Lumbu village,
a village situated at the Indo-China border were also present to contribute towards
a greener environment.
In addition, a painting competition was organized which was participated by as many
as 300 students. The winners of the competition were felicitated at the end of the
Plantation marks Vanmahotsava
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The School Management Committee (SMC) along with parents of Govt.
Middle School, Hawa Camp conducted a plantation programme cum environmental awareness
camp at Hawa Camp today.
An Essay writing competition on topic "Importance of plants in our daily life" was
also organized among the students to create awareness among them about the role of
plants in our daily life. Nich Raja of Class VIII won the first prize while Nabam
Yagar and Taba Soniya were adjudged second and third respectively. The plantation
programme was sponsored by IOC Kimin Bottling Plant to mark Van Mahotsav month.
While giving away the prizes to children Solei Kumra, Assistant Plant Manager, IOC
Bottling Plant dwelt in length the importance of plant in daily life. He welcomed
the step taken up by SMC members of the school and gave assurance that his organisation
will extend all help for such noble work to make the mother earth greener and cleaner.
SMC Chairperson Takio Yanu opined that planting trees will not only beautify the
school campus but also provide good and peaceful atmosphere for studies. She requested
the IOC Plant Officer to provide furniture and other possible help to school under
CSR as the School has been running with acute shortage of bench,desk and other necessary
school furniture to which which the officer responded positively.
Earlier, the Headmaster of School S.N.Bora informed in details to SMC members the
basic problems faced by the school like lack of drinking water supply despite having
separate water supply line and electricity connection. He requested the Anchal Chairperson
to do the needful for the convenience of pupils especially for mid-day meal preparation.
The GPM and the HGB all also highlighted some problems related to the school.
The programme was attended by all SMC members, GBs, teachers and parents.
The uniqueness of the programme was shouldering the responsibility for maintaining
the planted saplings to an individual for each sapling.
Stabilize population growth for better future: Pul
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Health and Family Welfare Minister Kalikho Pul on Friday said stabilization
of population growth is need of the hour to make better tomorrow for human existence.
The health minister was addressing at World Population Day (WPD) function being observed
by the department of National Health Mission erstwhile National Rural Health Mission
Citing the experts’ report which revealed that by 2030, India would be the most populous
country in the world if it goes by the current birth rate, the Minister alerted that
explosion of population will have greater impact on natural resources, water and
other basic amenities.
“We need to educate the people and children at school level on population control
and its impact on human existence itself, natural resources and land are limited
it does not multiply like population” said Pul. He said that pro-active role is needed
to be played by the stakeholders such as individual, NGOs, school teachers and PR
leaders and ASHA workers in the society for stabilization of the fast growing population.
Pul further added that effective message on awareness of population stabilization
should be delivered at village level by involving Gram Panchayat members, school
teachers and ASHA workers. He also sought cooperation from NGOs for effective campaign
on stabilization of population at rural areas.
Earlier, the Minister flagged off the bike rally of Arunachal Bullet Club from NHM
office to bring awareness on population control and its impact on human existences.
Altogether thirty bikers took part in the rally around Capital Complex. NHM Managing
Director PN Thungon in his address highlighted the objectives of the WPD. Emphasizing
on population control and stabilization, Thungon said fast growing population will
have larger impact on quality of life, global warming and would also threaten the
very existence of the Earth, if the corrective measures are not taken properly. He
added population should grow along with facilities of social, wealth, education and
health sector. Managing director further appealed to the staffs specially ASHAs to
play pivotal role to stabilize the population growth by creating awareness among
the people at village level.
Dumporijo MLA Paknga Bage, Director, Health Service Kartik Nishing were also present
on the occasion.
Meanwhile, the health department of Upper Siang district has marked the world population
day at Yingkiong by organizing a workshop under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner
Dr. Tariq Thomas.
The NHM has been primarily focusing on five matrixes, such as reproductive health,
maternal health, newborn health, child health and adolescent health. The home delivery
of contraceptives, ensuring spacing at birth, ensuring access to pregnancy testing
kits are being given emphasized by the department in its reproductive health.
Takam Sharmila Gora Memorial Football Tournament
Todo United face ITBP in final today
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Todo United FC (TUFC) will face mighty Indo Tibetan Border Police
(ITBP), Kimin in the final of the first Takam Sharmila Gora Memorial Football Tournament
at Rajiv Stadium Naharlagun on July 12 at 2.30pm.
The final will be repeat of the opening match where the para-military force team
defeated Todo United by solitary goal. Todo United has an opportunity to avenge the
Throughout the tournament, TUFC and ITBP played strongly. TUFC had just one defeat
whereas ITBP, so far, remained undefeated in the ongoing tournament. ITBP entered
into the final defeating Bamang Taji FC 3-1 while Todo United beat Gora Makik SC
in tie-breaker to reach the final.
This tournament is being organized in memory of Lt. Takam Sharmila Gora, who was
a keen lover of football. She was also an active student leader. She was the All
Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) Women Wing president for two tenures during
her student days.
Later, she married to Gora Makik (a business man) and worked as Govt. servant.
The entire tournament is financed by Gora Makik, who himself is a football lover
and owns the Gora Makik Sporting Club.
Gora Makik informed that the winner of the tournament will be awarded cash prizes
of Rs Two Lakhs along with the coveted trophy while the runners up team will be given
Rs One Lakhs. Individual prize winners will be given Rs 10,000 each, he said.
A running trophy worth Rs 2.3 lakh will be given to the champion team. 90 percent
of the trophy is silver plated and it weighs 2.98 kg.
Organizing Committee Chairman Takam Tallum Dado informed that Education Minister
Tapang Taloh will attend the closing ceremony of the tournament as chief guest.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) has informed that the 5th
Eagle Trophy State Level Football Tournament will start from the first week of August
and requested the interested teams to confirm their participation on or before July
20. APFA also informed that only registered clubs along with Chief Minister–XI, Arunachal
Pradesh Police (APP) and defending champion ITBP, Kimin will be eligible for participation.
AAPSU threatens to continue stir
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has decided to go
ahead with its agitation if government fails to fulfill their seven-point charter
of demands submitted earlier through a memorandum.
‘Our third phase of agitation could be 48-hour or 76-hour state-wide bandh call,
said AAPSU General Secretary Biru Nasi while addressing the mediapersons at Arunachal
Press Club today.
‘Yet we have not confirmed about our third phase of agitation but it would clear
after our general meeting with all the federal units of AAPSU like District Students
Unions (DSUs) and Community based Students Union (CBSUs) of various district on July
18 next,’ Nasi added.
While responding to query on their demands, Nasi informed that since its inception,
AAPSU has been fighting not only for students community but for all citizens of Arunachal
Pradesh, whether it is refugee issue, or issues related to students or corruption.
The present 80:20 reservation for APST is one of the major achievements of AAPSU
which is for the benefit of every Arunachalee. Seven points demands are also for
the benefits of every citizen of state and not for the benefit of AAPSU, he added.
AAPSU also expressed gratitude to all the students’ community, government servant
and public for voluntarily extending their support in their recently held 36-hour
‘We know that bandh call is not the genuine option to get our job done, but the current
government is also rigid and inaccessible, we are not against the government or any
development activities or nor we are fighting for our personal benefits but we
are fighting for every Arunachalee who are crying for basic infrastructure. We are
here for every student who did not get their stipend and quality education, we are
fighting for very government servant who didn’t receive their monthly salary yet,’
Resolving to continue its demands, Nasi also informed that AAPSU will not compromise
with its demands. ‘We are ready to roll back , but only when the state government
will assure to confer quality education with sound infrastructure, adequate teachers
and lecturers in every school and college, basic amenities, regular salary to its
employees, clarification on mismanagement of funds and others.”
Students injured in violent attack
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: All Idu Mishmi Students Union and Lower Dibang Valley Students
Union have informed that a mob assaulted student leader Unti Umbrey along with his
The unions threatened to launch 24 hours bandh call demanding ‘immediate arrest of
the culprits and strict procedures initiated as per Law’. The apathies on the part
of the administrators of the capital regarding such negative incidents can only lead
to the deterioration of various tribes' faiths, a joint statement read.
Condemning the attack, Lower Dibang Valley District Students Union has demanded for
immediate arrest of the culprits involved. In a statement to the media, Ashomi Linggi,
President, LDVDSU has warned of indefinite protests if the demand is not fulfilled.
"Our protests will not be confined to Lower Dibang Valley district. We will launch
our agitation in Itanagar," said Linggi.
Umbrey, who is currently undergoing treatment at a local hospital in an FIR, said
that upto 20 people barged into his rented apartment at 12.30 AM here on July 11
and attacked him with hockey sticks and a dao and also beat up two his friends while
another one was locked up. Umbrey in the FIR has named atleast three people for the
attack including one Tasar Charu who allegedly used a dao to attack him. Along with
the victim, his room visitors Agori Mize and Ibom Riram were also physically assaulted.
While the attack took place, Umbrey's roommate Tapan Gap was locked in a separate
room by the assailants, according to the FIR.
Capital City Police Chief Seiju P Kuruvilla has said that a case has been registered
and investigations are on. He said that no arrests have been made but alleged attackers
have been identified.
Padi Richo appointed APCC president
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Senior Congress leader of the state Padi Richo was appointed Arunachal
Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president with immediate effect at New Delhi today.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi approved the appointment this morning, informed an
Meanwhile, Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
has congratulated Padi Richo on his appointment as the new APCC president.
Richo who has been a long time Congressman from the state has been active in public
life for more than three decades.
Born on 22nd August, 1965 at Ziro in Lower Subansiri district, he has held many important
organizational positions right from the grassroots level in the Congress Party. Apart
from being a Cabinet Minister and MLA from Ziro Hapoli Assembly Constituency, Richo
had held different positions like Member AICC, General Secretary PCC, Vice President
PCC, Chairman Labour Cell PCC, National Executive Member of Indian Youth Congress
(IYC), Convenor North East of INTUC, among others. He has also been President of
the INTUC State Unit since 2004.
While extending thankfulness to Congress president in the national capital, Richo
said that strengthening the Party in the State at all levels would be his foremost
priority. He also called for better co-ordination between the Party and the Government
and said that he would work in close co-ordination with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
to fulfill this objective.
“I am sure that all the rank and file will work with unity and common sense of purpose
to further the cause of the Congress Party in our state. Ours is a pro-people Party
and we have the full confidence of the people of the state with us. The task ahead
is to increase the participatory culture in the Party and I ensure that every voice
will be heard and acted upon. I continue to remain a loyal soldier of the Party”,
AICC General Secretary in-charge of Arunachal Pradesh Luizinho Faleiro congratulated
Richo and welcomed his elevation as APCC President, the release added.
UD & Tourism Minister Pema Khandu, in his congratulatory message, said Richo being
a dynamic leader with innovative ideas would take the ruling party to newer heights.
AICC president and the state CM deserve appreciation for the decision.
Attack on NE people: Bezbaruah committee submits report
New Delhi, Jul 11: A committee, set up to look into the concerns of people from the
Northeast living in different parts of the country, has recommended legal measures
to ensure their safety and security from any assault on them.
The M P Bezbaruah committee, which submitted its report to Minister of State for
Home Kiren Rijiju today, quoted a High Court observation which suggested that any
attack of racial nature should be made a punishable offence.
However, sources said, no suggestion has been given by the committee for enactment
of an anti-racial law but strengthening and proper implementation of existing laws.
When contacted, Bezbaruah, a former IAS officer, said the committee has given various
recommendations on the basis of its terms and conditions.
"We have analysed the problem and recommended how to address it," he told PTI. After
receiving the report, Rijiju said it will be processed on priority. The Committee
was constituted in February, 2014 to look into the various concerns of persons hailing
from the North Eastern states who are living in different parts of the country, especially
the Metropolitan areas, and to suggest suitable remedial measures which could be
taken by the government.
The Terms of Reference of the Committee were: (1) to examine the various kinds of
concerns, including the concerns regarding security, of the persons hailing from
the North Eastern states (2) to examine the causes behind the attacks/violence and
discrimination against the people from the North-Eastern states (3) to suggest measures
to be taken by the government to address these concerns (4) to suggest legal remedies
to address these concerns.
Dawnlit Post web portal launched
ITANAGAR, July 11: The Dawnlit Post, one of the oldest newspapers published from
Itanagar, achieved a milestone last evening when its web portal www.dawnlitpost.com
was formally launched by IPR and Printing parliamentary secretary Bamang Felix in
a simple but impressive function held at a city hotel here. With this the premier
English daily has gone global and would be available in cyberspace and accessed by
readers with just a click of the mouse.
Arguably the best portal of a local media house to date, the website is fully dynamic
with responsive design and has the most advanced features like Newsletter, RSS Feed,
Social Media integration with Facebook, Twitter, etc.
The best part though is the website’s interactive feature that enables readers to
respond straight from the home page or through modern-day gadgets like smartphones,
tablets, and phablets.
“We are the first generation users of cyberspace. Our parents didn’t have the opportunity.
With the launch of this web portal, purely dynamic in nature, we as a society have
achieved another milestone. Congratulations to the team of The Dawnlit Post,” said
Felix after launching the portal in his brief but impressive speech.
The Parliamentary Secretary, who humbly admitted to his ignorance of the internet
world, lauded The Dawnlit Post family for serving the state in its own way selflessly
and regularly for the last sixteen years.
The paper first came out on April 21, 1998 and since then it has hardly missed to
hit the stands.
“It was time this paper came out with its web portal as dissemination of information
and opinion is best done through the world wide web. Better late than never,” Felix
He also lauded the paper for incorporating the interactive feature in the portal
by integrating with social media like Facebook and Twitter. He said social media
has turned into the most used medium in today’s world where information are shared
and opinions made.
“While making optimum use of the social media, we should also see to it that negative
vibes are not created as it may go viral and ultimately harm the society,” Felix
On behalf of the Government, he reiterated the commitment to support the causes of
the media fraternity and extend cooperation for welfare of its members.
The launch programme was also attended by APB&OCWWB Chairman Nyamar Karbak, IPR Director
C.M Longphong and media persons.
Parents construct bridge on self-help basis
DAPORIJO, July 11: The weak suspension bridge over Subansiri River has been repaired
by the parents and guardians of the students of Kuporijo VKV on self help basis.
The suspension bridge located at Pakam Colony was in a deplorable condition for years
of wear and tear. The constant threat posed by the bridge was brought to the notice
of the authority several times. But no initiative was taken yet to repair the weak
The negligence on the part of the department to repair the bridge could have invited
untoward incident. But timely intervention of the parents of students of the VKV
to repair the bridge voluntarily has given big sigh of relief to thousands of students
of the school.
Meanwhile, local MLA and APDEA chairman Dikto Yekar appreciated the noble work and
appealed to the public to come forward and render service voluntarily for the welfare
of the society.
Meanwhile, the parents have demanded the government to establish a police beat post
near the bridge to restrict movement of vehicle more than bearing capacity of the
bridge which serves as the lifeline for people of the area and students in particular.
CM calls for formulation of vibrant human resource policy in health sector
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Reiterating that health sector would always remain the top priority
agenda of his government, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has directed the department to
come up with a vibrant human resource policy for rational deployment and transfer
and posting of staff for approval.
Chairing the pre-budget discussion-cum-consultation of the department in the conference
hall of his official bungalow here on Thursday, Tuki pointed out that making doctors,
nurses and other para medical staff in various hospitals and health centres has been
posing a great challenge which should be addressed through an effective policy.
Some of the important observations of the CM included supportive supervision and
monitoring of the health facilities to be strengthened. All the DMOs, DRCHOs, MO
i/c should carry out monthly monitoring visits to the concern health facilities.
Stressing on “Health for all” to be the buzz word of the department, he directed
all state health authorities to visit the districts for monitoring.
Health Minister Kalikho Pul apprised the CM of major issues of the department like
transfer and posting policy, shortfall of critical manpower, state share etc.
Earlier, H&FW Secretary Indra Mallo through a PowerPoint presentation highlighted
the status of major schemes of the department and NRHM, like CMUHIS, JSSK, JSY, RBSK,
infrastructure development, ASHA, etc. She briefed the achievements and major outcomes
of the department, saying that the state has improved in many health indicators and
achieved major targets set by the state and the Centre. However, initiatives are
being taken to tackle the increasing trend in infant mortality rate (IMR), a concern.
Rational deployment of health human resource and shortage of manpower were key challenges
being faced by the department.
Director Dr. Kartik Nishing, NHM Mission director P. N. Thungon, NHM Finance director
Habung Youngbow, NHM state finance manager Arup Paul, consultant Haiwang Wangsu were
The CM has directed the Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Affairs Department
to obtain need-based approval of schemes from the state government to avoid resource
wastage and mis-utilization of funds released by various union ministries.
Chairing the pre-budget discussion-cum-consultation of the department, particularly
its schemes of Tribal Affairs, Rural Development (NSAP), Minority Affairs (MsDP),
Social Justice & Empowerment ministries, besides own plan schemes, he directed the
nodal departments to maintain proper records and cross check the schemes being implemented
to avoid duplication.
While expressing his satisfaction on the functioning of EMRS Bana, which he had visited
recently and interacted with the students and faculties, he suggested to regulate
all pending issues of EMRS Bana and Lumla as all liabilities were cleared by the
state Govt. However, he recommended inclusion of provision for security fencing and
proper electrification including solar lights.
Highlighting implementation of numerous central schemes, SJE&TA Minister Kalikho
Pul pinpointed the shortage of manpower, causing lapses in monitoring and evaluation
of implementation of all schemes due to geographical as well as social factors. Thus,
he urged the CM for creation of posts for effective implementation of schemes and
increase activities in greater welfare. He also stressed on implementation of Scheduled
Tribes and other Traditional Forests Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act,
SJE&TA Parliamentary Secretary Karya Bagang and SJE&TA commissioner Hage Kojeen also
took part in the deliberation.
SJE&TA director i/c Tao Tebin through a PowerPoint presentation reflected the status
of grants received from union ministries and the status of implementation of all
In another review meeting, the CM advocated for concerted efforts at all levels for
timely and effective implementation of Women and Child Development (WCD) Department
schemes. He stressed on expeditious setting up of Juvenile Remand Homes in Capital
Complex and East /West Zones of the state to deal with juvenile cases. He suggested
exploring the feasibility of clubbing up identical schemes to yield higher benefit.
He emphasized to roll out of Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY), being
implemented as pilot project in Papum Pare district, throughout the state to benefit
all pregnant and lactating mothers.
WCD Minister Kalikho Pul stressed on manpower requirement for implementation of Integrated
Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) and National Mission for Empowerment of Women scheme.
It is also essential to put in place all statutory bodies as mandated in Juvenile
Justice (Care and Protection) Act as the progress of implementation is monitored
by the Supreme Court from time to time, he said and advised for establishment of
Juvenile Remand Homes at Ziro and Tezu considering the difficult geographical conditions.
Kojeen appraised that GOI is providing cent percent fund for establishment of State
Mission Authority under National Mission for Empowerment of Women and 90 percent
fund for implementation of ICPS scheme. So the manpower requirements of both the
schemes are to be looked into on merit.
WCD director R. T. Riba through a PowerPoint presentation highlighted performance
of the state and central schemes being implemented.
Principal advisor to HCM, Kameng Dolo and commissioner to HCM, T.Taloh also attended
Jamoh inspects Ruksin CHC
PASIGHAT, Jul 11: 37-Pasighat West MLA Tatung Jamoh along with Dr. T Gao DRCHO (DMO
Incharge), ZPC Kaling Dai and Ruksin ZPM Toggeng Panyang today visited Ruksin CHC
and interacted with the doctors and staffs.
According to the MLA, Ruksin Community Health Center is recognized as Regional Diagnostic
Center and rated amongst the best centre that is equipped with all the holistic facilities
to eradicate a disease from its root level. It was very important and one of the
First Referral Units (FRU) in the district, where about five thousands patients are
being treated by the doctors every month. Doctors should play important roles in
saving precious human lives and deserve of high praise and would get all possible
helps from the government.
He visited all the branches of the CHC and expressing his dismay said “it is reported
that lots of sophisticated instruments and equipments have been provided to CHC but
not used by the medical fraternity.” He directed the SMO Dr. Dilip Dutta to prepare
a detail report of requirements and problems being faced by them so that he could
take up the grievances with the Health Minister.
Meanwhile, ZPM Panyang demanded immediate installations of all the sophisticated
equipments so that the doctors could deliver better services to the patients. Panyang
said CT Scan machine is not in used and patients of the area use to go to Dibrugarh
which is not only very expensive but it adds extra financial burdens like to and
fro journey expenditure, hotel expenses and kills much times. For X-Ray, Ultrasound
and Endoscope patients use to go to Pasighat or in nearby private clinics which are
also unaffordable for all. He also appealed the MLA to take immediate actions with
the appropriate authorities to carry out the installations of all the equipments
on priority and also convince the higher authorities posting of Dental Surgeon and
Pediatric taking steps towards improving the present situation.
Dr. Dilip Dutta (SMO) clarified that one CT Scan machine worth crores, one Ultrasound
machine and one Endoscope machine are lying unused because those sophisticated instruments
were supplied long back in the year 2005 last without any valid documents or source(s)
and the suppliers didn’t turn up for installation. However, engineers were called
for installation of the CT Scan machine several times. In their first visit engineers
rejected the room set for the purpose saying to be unfit. Accordingly the room was
modified as recommended but the engineers rejected again because doors and windows
etc were not compatible for operation. While visiting for the third time they installed
the machine and reported that unused batteries were damaged. Accordingly batteries
were replaced but they informed that inbuilt mother board found damaged due to moisture,
informed Dr. Dutta. On the other hand, the Ultrasound machine is digitally locked
and can’t be installed by anybody without installation software other than the actual
supplier. Nothing was handed over officially by some one to us till date. The X-Ray
machine was also supplied at the same time but the district authority taking initiative
some how installed the machine and using in the PHC though many of the times found
fail due to low voltage and fluctuations of power supply.
Taking privilege, the SMO Dutta further informed that the Pathological Laboratory
is also not functional due to want of Pathologists and Bio-Chemists. He while informing
that the Kitchen room is being utilized as Labor-Room asked the MLA to arrange to
construct a separate Labor Room with Operation Theater facility. DIPRO
Enrolment of beneficiaries under APCMUHIS to start in Lohit
TEZU, Jul 11: A meeting in connection with the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister's
Universal Health Insurance Scheme (APCMUHIS) was convened at the Conference Hall
of Deputy Commissioner Tezu today. The APCMUHIS is a family floater policy with sum
insured of Rs. 2 lakh per family per year.
The Deputy Commissioner Dr. Brij Mohan Mishra chaired the meeting and hoped for a
systematic and comprehensive enrolment of all the eligible beneficiaries of the district.
Dr. Mishra termed the scheme as visionary and lauded the Chief Minister for pioneering
a noble scheme where the beneficiary doesn't pay anything (right from enrolment)
but gets benefitted abundantly.
He has asked all the PRI members, goan burghs, officers and staff of every department
to disseminate the information regarding the enrolment of beneficiaries to the circle
or villages so that maximum number of people are benefitted under the scheme.
Guiding the ASMs and Gaon Burahs to be present in their respective village/ circle
enrolment centres as introducer and supervisor of the villagers who do not possess
required documents he has also requested for cooperation and coordination from every
level to make the enrolment process a success.
DMO Dr. Karrik Basar narrated the background and aims and objectives of the APCMUHIS.
Representative from Dedicated Health Care Services (TPA) Pvt. Ltd. DeSouza informed
the members on the cashless hospitalization facility of up to Rs. 2 lakhs through
smart cards in empanelled hospitals in Arunachal Pradesh and 12 other select cities
across India like Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Chennai, Vellore etc.
The cashless facility of upto Rs. 2 lakh will be available to per family through
smart card which will store all the information relating to one particular family
i. e., one family = one smart card.
The enrolment centres will be opened at every village or circle to cover maximum
number of beneficiaries. DMO and representatives from dedicated health care services
will chalked out a comprehensive and detailed enrolment programme. DIPRO
Khonsa to host a ‘unique event’ to show-case Indigenous traditional dress of Tirap
ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The Tirap district administration in collaboration with the NORTHEAST
ZONAL CULTURAL CENTRE, Dimapur and the Directorate of Art and Culture, Naharlagun
will host show-casing of indigenous traditional dress of Tirap on 28th July in the
Khonsa Town club. Participants from among the Noctes, Tutsas and Ollo Noctes will
present their traditional and modern version of their traditional dresses.
The popular artistes of Tirap district including Sanwang Hosai, Mili Singh Lowang,
Watsen Bangsia, Hatwang Hosai, Hangthian Tekwa, Sira Meto, Jenpi and a host of others
will perform live. A local band will assist the singers. The whole progamme will
be choreographed by the popular choreographer Ms Mohini Hosai.
Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi is showing a keen interest to ensure
the event a grand success.
It may be mentioned here that Tirap district was chosen by the NEZCC and the Directorate
of Art and Culture from among all the 17 districts of the state for this event.
Denhang Bosai, In charge of District Art and Culture Officer, Tirap informed that
all preparations were in place adding that the entrainment-starved Khonsa residents
will have great fun watching their favourite singers perform and re-visiting their
traditional dresses which are worn only during festive occasions. DIPRO
Through this letter I would like to highlight the frauds committed by the Bharat
Sansar Nigam Ltd to its customers. BSNL launched Wimax 4G Broadband Internet service
at Naharlagun a year ago. For giving Wimax connection, they take more than a sum
of Rs.10,000/ in advance as one year rent. But after collecting the huge amount as
one year rent as advance and installing the Wimax Modem BSNL never transmit any Internet
signal to the customers. Once in a blue moon the Wimax shows internet signal. But
the so called 4G broadband internet service is slower than even the 2G mobile internet.
It is so slow that even the Google homepage doesn't open. In spite of repeated written
and verbal complaints to BSNL Naharlagun, nothing has been done.
The technician incharge of the Wimax Section in the office of the SDTO, BSNL Naharlagun
doesn't move when requested to check the Wimax connection. His usual explanation
is there is no signal from Mumbai or Dimapur. But even if there is no internet signal
from Mumbai or Dimapur as asserted by him, sometimes he restores the Wimax service
immediately. Readers would know when he restores the services.
Plight of the subscribers is that there is no proper Consumer Grievances Redressal
Forum in the state and the one which is established at Naharlagun hardly functions.
Today home internet is a basic need of every household as children needs it for every
academic purpose. This basic necessity of the people is exploited by the BSNL Naharlagun.
It is therefore essential that the state government consider encouraging other private
home Internet service providers to enter in the state to stop the monopoly by the
BSNL authority. It is not a secret that the services of the BSNL is most erratic
in all sectors. A state without proper internet service provider cannot imagine taking
stride at par with the rest world and in such circumstances our people are sure to
be left behind the rest of the world.
An aggrieved citizen who paid bribe twice.
Don’t paint this nation in monolingual colour
No kudos is enough for Mr. Chanchal Chauhan for the article titled "Linguistic chauvinism"(July
Rightly has Mr.Chauhan demanded that spending of Government money on prizes for working
in Hindi or celebrating 'Hindi week' should be immediately stopped. The money, earned
through direct and indirect taxes imposed upon all citizens of this multi-lingual
heterogeneous land, can never be spent on promotion of the language of a certain
section ie North Indians only. Despite being a democratic country where all races,
religions and languages demand equal respect and treatment; the annual fund earmarked
for promotion of Hindi is infinite times more than the fund allocated to all non-Hindi
languages put together! As if awarding cash prizes, increment or promotion to those
who learn or work in Hindi in Government sector is not inequality enough, the linguist
fanatics feel no qualms in directing the schools to be extremely liberal while providing
marks in Hindi language papers, but remaining tight-fisted for other languages so
that non-Hindi speaking students are lured to opt Hindi in hope of better marks at
the expense of their own mother tongue! What a barbaric process to popularise the
language of certain North Indian states by taking resort to bribery, treachery and
posing a direct assault on the right of survival and prosperity of other Indian languages!
\Again rightly has Mr.Chauhan pointed out that English usage has turned Hindi as
useless to get jobs. Only if one desires to make a career through Hindi print or
visual media, can the learning of the language becomes essential. However, the same
rule applies for each and every language. Unless one learns Konkani, can he/she make
his/her name in Konkani media! Thus for general education and career opportunities,
it is only English all the way; rendering Hindi to an absolute non-entity.
Have all problems in the country got solved as soon as the NDA Government took over
the reins of the nation and "good times" have at last emerged in the Indian horizon!
According to the 'Millennium Development Goals Report 2014' released by the United
Nations; nearly one-third of the world's extremely poor people live in India, India
remains in the leading position in the world as far as children mortality before
they attain the age of 5 is concerned and as many as 60% of the citizens of this
"progressive" "modern" "dynamic" "global power" have to defecate in the open! Instead
of extricating the vast hapless population from the vicious cycle of hunger-poverty-malnutrition-death
and solving the burning issues like Maoist insurgency, infiltration across the borders,
terrorism or the deluge of rapes and atrocities against the women folk across the
country; the vested interests are lavishly wasting time by researching on newer avenues
to impose Hindi! Karunanidhi has rightly advised that the NDA should focus on delivering
the economic and social promises instead of trying to "promote" Hindi.
While Switzerland places all languages spoken in its territory on the same pedestal,
multi-lingual Israel revived the dead language named Hebrew and designated it as
the national language so that no particular linguistic group can get added advantage.
The world's largest democracy should learn from these nations what linguistic democracy
and equality are all about.
If any high-profile individual is madly in love with Hindi or feel unease in English
and uses the North Indian language while addressing the whole nation or even in international
forum, it remains his/her personal democratic choice; though this pro-Hindi bias
certainly hurts the sentiments of the non-Hindi speakers. But by drawing strength
from his/her blind admiration of Hindi; no one holds any moral, democratic or Constitutional
right to impose Hindi upon the non-Hindi speaking electorate. When will the Hindi-imperialists
become enlightened of the fact that this heterogeneous multi-ethnic multi-lingual
land is neither the colony of Bihar to Rajasthan nor paternal property of the Hindi-speakers?
They simply have no authority to Hindi-ise this diverse colourful mosaic named India
which is actually a conglomeration of different regions, each possessing distinct
linguistic and cultural identity of its own. Any attempt to paint this nation in
a particular monolingual colour will definitely Balkanise it.
This was a first
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to congratulate the Department of Power,
Bomdila Division for their exemplary work.
There's a popular saying, "Promises are made to be broken". Truly, it goes well with
our public leaders but it's no denying the fact as well that our govt offices are
not untouched with this. How much time it takes a work to be accomplished in a govt
office is known to all. Hats off to the speed of any assignment being undertaken
by a govt enterprise. They never stood up to their words given.
But to the contrast and amazingly, the timeline given by the Department of Power,
Bomdila Division, Arunachal Pradesh in restoring tower no. 159 near Bhalukpong has
been rightly achieved. The citizens of the affected districts were surprised when
suddenly around 09:30 PM on 09.07.2014 bulbs and CFLs in their houses glowed. All
of a sudden, the darkened town shined and joy and happiness restored everywhere.
Everything has come to normal. But, what needs attention here is the commitment of
the Power department and its timely fulfilment. This is a rare and exceptional occurrence
in India, and in Arunachal Pradesh, it's something next to impossible. But, the way
the Power Department, this time, has performed is an example and a milestone set
for other similar departments. All the people behind the scene really deserves public
applaud. And if only one and all from every field adopt the same attitude of commitment,
it is for sure that - "achhe din aa hi jayenge". This is just a beginning for sure!
Think about us
We the public cum business people would like to request the state government and
AAPSU to think for the public. No doubt AAPSU demands are genuine but we don't think
that Union should harass poor people of the state. Our livelihood depends on our
daily work and due to bandh, we have been deprived of it.
This time we are really disappointed with our state government and AAPSU. Enough
is enough. We are really frustrated with bandh call. If our state government cares
for us then please do something for the poor people. Hope AAPSU will understand our
---- Editorial ----
With an allocation of Rs 53,706 crore in the ongoing fiscal for the North East, Finance
Minister Arun Jaitley yesterday sought to end the 'sense of isolation' of the region
proposing a slew of proposals, including enhanced road and rail connectivity and
fostering of organic farming. Giving equal importance to the development of roads,
he proposed a total investment in National Highways Authority of India and state
roads of an amount of Rs 37,880 crore, which includes Rs 3,000 crore for the North
East. Underlining the importance attached by the Narendra Modi-led government to
the region, the finance minister also mooted launching of a 24x7 television channel
for the region apart from setting up a sports university in Manipur.
The finance minister also emphasized on the need to tap potential for development
of organic farming in India's North Eastern (NE) region. Modi government has made
strong statement with their endevour to end the 'sense of isolation.' Repeated attacks
on people hailing from NE states in various parts of country in particularly at national
capital Delhi has become matter of concern in recent years. It has added to the sense
of alienation people of this region was already feeling due to sluggish development
of NE states. Modi government should ensure that programmes and policies announced
be implemented in true spirit.