ITANAGAR, July 16: A wine shop at Gohpur Tinali has been sealed by the Administration
for opening beyond scheduled time, informed Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner.
BJYM district unit meeting held
ITANAGAR, July 16: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, East Kameng district unit in a meeting
today unanimously decided to initiate disciplinary action against some of its executive
members for their alleged involvement in anti-party activity during the last Assembly
and Parliamentary elections.
Addressing the meeting, BJYM president Fai Neri exhorted the party cadres and workers
to maintain party discipline and team work. He also informed that a team of the BJYM
will soon visit all the five constituencies under East Kameng district.
LBSU condemns attack
ITANAGAR, July 16: Lotong Banggo Students’ Union (LBSU) has condemned the brutal
attack on Unti Umbrey, Tagori Mize and others in its strongest term and demanded
a thorough investigation into the case.
Expressing serious concern over rising incidents of crime in the state capital, LBSU
said that it is no more a safe place and is gradually turning into a hub of crimes.
AKKDSU writes memo to education director
ITANAGAR, July 16: In a bid to make the education system efficient in the district
All Kurung Kumey District Students Union (AKKDSU) today sought for immediate posting
of Principal at government schools like Koloriang, Sangram and Nyapin.
In a representation submitted to the director school education, AKKDSU also demanded
senior teachers of the subjects such as political science, geography, economics and
history. It also sought for seven headmasters, junior and assistant teachers, and
other non-teaching staffs at the schools in the district. The district students
union further demanded fund for the construction of proper boundaries wall at government
higher secondary school Sangram and other secondary schools. It also sought for computer
education with proper computer rooms and computer operators in the schools. The shortage
of text books and lack of infrastructure in the schools were also raised by the union.
ANYA seeks Rijiju’s intervention for solutions to vital issues
ITANAGAR, July 16: The All Nyishi Youth Association has appealed to the Union Minister
of State for Home Kiren Rijiju to intervene to find permanent solution to vexed Chakma-Hajong
refugee issue in Arunachal Pradesh. In a representation addressed to MoS home, ANYA
said that though the government of India has been promising to address the demands
of indigenous people, it yields no fruit so far.
Claiming that law and order problem at the state capital is deteriorating with the
increase in crime rate, the association further appealed to Rijiju to deploy adequate
security forces to contain the law and order problem.
Drawing the attention of MoS home towards pathetic road condition, the ANYA has also
pleaded for fund to improve the pathetic road condition. It further sought the intervention
of Minister Rijiju on other important issues, such as permanent solutions to the
inter-state boundary, Chinese claim over Arunachal Pradesh and creation of two districts
namely Kamla and Pakke-Kessang.
ITANAGAR, July 16: Alleging that the general manager of State Bank of India (SBI),
Naharlagun/Itanagar branch has grossly violated the direction of Director Food &
Civil Supplies to stop payment (DD no 237975 dated 04/09/2013) amounting to over
Rs Four crore, All Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Welfare Association demanded police authority
to take action against the general manager.
In a complaint letter addressed to SP Itanagar, the association demanded for an immediate
arrest of GM SBI who allegedly violated the government order.
AAPYO bats for admission deprived students
ITANAGAR, July 16: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) batted for the
admission deprived students at Dera Natung Government College Itanagar (DNGC).
In a letter addressed to the director higher and technical education, AAPYO requested
the authority not to implement 50 percent eligible criteria for admission in the
lone government college at the state capital. It said that students from the remote
districts come to the state capital in pursuit of better education, therefore, the
organization said, the government should not deprive them of education.
Meanwhile, a group of students today staged protest in front of the director higher
and technical education office. The agitated students were protesting over the catchment
and Non-catchment College and demanded for equal treatment in the admission process
at DNGC Itanagar.
ITANAGAR, July 16: The Cooperative Apex Bank Limited authority, in a release clarified
that the bank had conducted interview for recruitment of candidates against few posts
of Banking Assistant, Messenger and Peon under Financial Literacy Camp (FLC) as the
posts were purely temporary and contractual. The bank further informed that the matter
has been clarified to All Arunachal Pradesh Student's Union (AAPSU) in a meeting
held in the office of the bank administrator.
It is pertaining to mention here that AAPSU had demanded the Bank authority to conduct
written examination instead of interview against those posts and to maintain state’s
existing recruitment rule while electing candidates.
Capping ceremony of nurses held
ITANAGAR, Jul 16: The 28th batch nursing students of School of Nursing of Ramakrishna
Mission Hospital (RKMH) here received the nurses’ cap at the Capping Ceremony held
in the Vivekananda Hall of RKMH here yesterday.
Certificates of merit and cash prizes were awarded to meritorious students of first,
second and third years by Secretary (Health & Family Welfare) Indra Mallo. Certificate
of appreciation was presented to National Florence Nightingale awardee Tapasi Pandit,
senior staff nurse.
Swami Brahmesha-nandaji Maharaj, Ramakrishna Advaita Ashrama, Varanasi was also present
on the occasion.
APPCWA demands strict adherence to transfer policy
ITANAGAR, July 16: All Papum Pare District Contractors’ Welfare Association (APPCWA)
has demanded the Chief Secretary to strictly maintain the laid down transfer and
posting policy of government officers.
As per transfer policy, no officer will remain in the same office for more than three
years. But the same policy has not been maintained properly here, the APPCWA in its
memorandum to Chief Secretary claimed. The association claimed that some officers
are staying in same office in Capital Complex for more than three year’s tenure which
is encouraging them to indulge in corrupt practices and do contract and supply works
in the names of their relatives.
While demanding the chief secretary to stop such corrupt practice by serving government
officers which deprives the common public their rights of works, the contractors’
welfare association also urged him to transfer all government officers from the rank
of Sub-Divisional Officer onwards, who have already completed their full three year’s
tenure in same office as per transfer policy by Department of Personnel and Training.
Water supply disrupted at Daporijo as landslide damages pipelines
DAPORIJO, July 16: Landslide triggered by heavy rains damaged major portion of water
supply pipelines at several locations leading to disruption of water supply in Daporijo
Water pipelines were reportedly damaged during last night in many places affecting
more than 60 percent of the town dwellers.
PHED department has swung into action and restored water supply from Liruk, Dulom
and Sikarijo sources. However, water supply from Hankar village source could not
be restored due to some technical problems. Normal water supply from that source
is likely to be restored by tomorrow, AE, PHED informed.
Alignment at disputed stretches for TAH in West Siang finalized
AALO, July 16: Following the directive of the West Siang district administration,
an official team headed by Nyali Ete, DFO Aalo, Er. Gemar Padu, AE (Highway) along
with the land management staff has begun the final survey of the stretches at Darka-Nigmoi,
Bam Tri-junction, etc in connection with the Trans-Arunachal highway alignment.
It is pertinent to mention that the strip plan prepared previously by the user agency
and approved by the MORTH, Regional Officer, was not tallying with the original alignment
prepared by the PWD Highway for obtaining forest clearance from the Govt. of India
based on which the concession agreement had been signed. It remained the bone of
contention between certain sections of people. Now, with this final survey and alignment,
the disputed stretches would be resolved, and the land acquisition process as well
as subsequent construction works will be expedited without any delay. DIPRO
DFCSOs urged to expedite implementation of NFSA, regulate prices of open market
ITANAGAR, July 16: Food & Civil Supplies Minister Kamlung Mosang yesterday exhorted
all District Food & Civil Supplies Officers (DFCSOs) to ensure early implementation
of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and arrest burgeoning prices of essential
commodities in open market in the state.
Addressing the conference of DFCSOs and Deputy Resident Commissioners (DRCs) at the
directorate of food and civil supplies, Naharlagun, Mosang, however, appreciated
the current progress made in the implementation of NFSA, particularly in identification
of beneficiaries in all districts in spite of lack of manpower, funds and infrastructures
Responding to the queries of DFCSOs the minister assured equitable distribution of
manpower in all the districts to ensure early and effective implementation of NFSA.
He, however, appealed to all the elected leaders and NGOs not to interfere in the
transfer and posting of officers/officials on completion of their normal tenure as
districts have acute shortage of manpower to implement the Act.
The minister further stressed on the need of an urgent and effective mechanism to
control the price rise in the districts. He asked the officers for better enforcement
of Essential Commodities Act, 1955 and informed that under Prevention of Black Marketing
Act, hoarding has been made non-bailable offence. He also informed that Onion & Potatoes
have been de-listed from the APMC Act and declared as essential commodities during
the conference of Food Minister and Secretaries of all states/UTs held on July 4
at New Delhi.
While directing the officers concerned to create a separate price monitoring and
vigilance cell at the directorate office to centrally monitor the prices of essential
commodities, the Minister stressed on reactivation of the District Consumer Advisory
Board/ Vigilance Committees. It should be ensured that strict monitoring of prices
of essential commodities be carried out periodically in all districts, he said.
The minister also directed the department to immediately submit proposal to implement
‘Chief Minister’s welfare scheme for consumers residing near international borders’
which proposes to entitle 10Kg of rice & 1Kg of Iodized Salt/per family/month free
of cost for the consumers living in the international borders in addition to normal
PDS item being provided to them. This will ensure stability of population near international
border area and discourage migration of people from border area to district headquarters
and state capital.
Addressing the participants, Parliamentary Secretary, food and civil supply Er Markio
Tado asked the field functionaries of the department to maintain transparency and
accountability while ensuring delivery of essential commodities to needy poor and
consumers across the state. He assured to take up the matter with Govt. to address
shortage of man power in the department. He asked DFCSOs and DRCs to realize revenues
generated in the form of licence fees of FPS, PoL & LPG outlets, carriage contractors
and room rent of Bhawans & circuit respectively. He also asked the director to ensure
that revenue so generated is timely deposited in the appropriate Govt. head of account.
Secretary Food & Civil Supplies Gamli Padu asked all DFCSOs to adhere to the new
guidelines for preparation of HTS bills as per recommendations of Saumitra Chaudhuri
Committee. He also informed all DF&CSOs that budgetary provision for HTS reimbursement
is being kept to ensure that functioning of transportation and distribution of PDS
in districts is smooth in view of NFSA. He also highlighted the importance of end
to end computerization of TPDS as an integral part of NFSA to ensure transparency
and doorstep delivery of foodgrains. Further, he asked DFCSOs and DRCs to be punctual
in discharging their assigned duties and instructed respective DRCs to resolve land
issues and regularly appraise the status of the same to the higher authorities.
Earlier, Director Liyon Borang gave power point presentation on organization setup
and manpower requirement of the department for successful implementation of NFSA.
Other issues like non-availability of stocks in the various FCI base depots like
Seppa, Ziro etc. due to floating of NIT meant for Arunachal Pradesh in Assam was
also discussed, according to an official release.
Prepaid meters for power consumers in Capital Complex
ITANAGAR, July 16: Power (Electricity) Minister Tanga Byaling today disclosed that
prepaid meters would be installed in the Capital Complex soon as a pilot project
to plug the huge revenue leaks.
“The consumers would procure departmentally identified prepaid meters whose cost
would be adjusted against their bills. They will pay and consume, recharge on receipt
of mobile alerts to avoid disconnection,” he informed.
Byaling disclosed this when a team of Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industries
(ACCI) called on him to draw his attention about exorbitant hike in power tariff.
The ACCI team including president Techi Lala, general secretary Tarh Nachung, information
and publicity secretary Toko Tatung and chief adviser Pradeep Kumar, submitted copy
of the memorandum addressed to the chief minister, seeking his intervention on the
“We earn total revenue of Rs 80 crore annually against an expenditure amounting to
Rs 250 crore in supplying power throughout the state. While illegal tapping, defunct
meters, need to install huge number of meters involving enormous cost, nonpayment
of bills were causing huge losses,” he clarified.
Pointing out that the monthly tariff was doubled on average without meter reading,
when the ACCI team questioned as to who was responsible for installing meters – the
consumer or the department? What is the logic behind hiking the bills on average
without no meter or no meter reading?, and sought a pragmatic policy for the consumers
to pay willingly, the minister assured to hold a meeting with the power secretary
soon on the issue.
The team also highlighted that the Arunachal Pradesh Industrial Policy – 2008 has
proved to be ineffective for numerous lacuna, including non-fulfillment of 50 per
cent power subsidy to entrepreneurs and those from outside interested to set up industries
and lack of ‘single window clearance policy’ to issue license. The policy drawbacks
had proved a drag in catapulting the much desired industrialization despite huge
scopes in the state, he added.
The minister assured to take up all issues with the chief minister for making the
policy, under review by industries department, more practical and result-oriented.
Explore ways and means to improve education scenario of state: Governor
ITANAGAR, July 16: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma
called for streamlining and strengthening the education sector for improving overall
socio-economic development of the state and its people.
The Governor said that Arunachal Pradesh has a small population and with dedicated
effort of all the stakeholders, the state can further improve its literacy rate,
which is among the lowest in the country.
While presiding over a meeting on developing education sector in the state at Raj
Bhawan here today, the Governor advised the heads of educational institutes to explore
ways and means to improve the education scenario of the state.
The Governor emphasized on instilling scientific temperament amongst the younger
generation along with ‘esprit de corps’ and sportsmanship.
The Governor said that elders of the society and teachers must provide a healthy,
safe and conducive environment to the students to enable them to develop pride for
their own culture and traditions.
He urged upon all the educationists to facilitate on career counselling, extra curriculum
activities so that each individual achieves his fullest growth and potential.
Underscoring the importance of computer literacy, the Governor suggested for maximum
usages of internet and e-knowledge especially in providing refresher and orientation
courses for the teaching faculty to bring about quality in teaching.
The Governor expressed his concern on the increasing challenges due to the drastic
erosion of moral and ethical values. He called for concrete steps to rationalize
the unsettled mind of the students, widen their horizons, inflame their intellect
and teach them to think critically with dynamism.
Secretary to Governor Shurbir Singh, Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University Prof.
Tamo Mibang, Director, NERIST, Dr. Dipankar Pal, Director, NIT, Prof (Dr.) C.T. Bhunia,
Joint Director, Higher Education Tejum Padu and Director, Secondary Education, Tapang
Taloh participated in the discussion.
Proper implementation of road project demanded
DAPORIJO, July 16: The people of Chetam circle and All Chetam Circle Students’ Union
have urged the authority concerned for proper and successful implementation of road
project from Sippi to Chetam under PMGSY.
The villagers, PRI members and students union have demanded the government to ensure
quality and timely completion of the work by properly and regularly monitoring the
construction work. They cautioned that there will be no compromise on quality of
work and democratic movement will be launched against the authority/contractor concerned,
if the work is not done as per guidelines.
Meanwhile, the PRI members, intellectuals, youth leaders and villagers in a meeting
chaired by Chetam Anchal Chairperson decided to form a committee to monitor the quality
and progress of the work. The committee will also keep strict vigilance on any possible
mismanagement and mis-appropriation of fund and initiate legal action with the help
of law enforcing authority against the erring officers and officials, if found. They
further appealed to the engineers of the executing department to not allow the contractor
to allot the work to sub-contractor as it would result in low quality of work which
may create legal complicacies.
New Ledo-Jairampur railway in the offing
JAIRAMPUR, July 16: Despite being a low profile event, the meeting of MP Rameshwar
Teli and MLA Laisam Simai yesterday here at Jairampur IB has spurted a wave of optimism
as two very significant announcements was made jointly by them amidst thunderous
Firstly, snaking ‘side by side’ the historic Stilwell Road, if everything turns out
as planned, in coming days, cargo and passenger trains will adorn the Jairampur landscape
in Changlang district. Secondly, though Myanmar is marred with internal rift, the
duo has assured to pursue the state and central governments to find a safe and effective
mid-way to open up the Myanmar border for trading with the Association of South East
According to MP R Teli, the new rail route measuring more than 30 Km from Ledo (Assam)
to Jairampur will soon transform into a reality. “The proposal for laying new rail
route has already been submitted for the consideration of Prime Minister Narendra
Modi and sooner or later, we will hopefully get the positive news,” Teli said with
beaming enthusiasm. The confident pair belonging to same political party BJP also
shared about the significance of historic Stilwell Road and pointed out that both
the proposed projects are based on the viability and history of the Stillwell Road.
As told, in this regard, MP Teli has mailed a personal letter to Prime Minister Narendra
Modi elaborating the prominence of Stilwell Road and the reason to initiate a trade
route based on the trail. “It will not only open up myriad of opportunities but also
celebrate the sacrifices made by countless soldiers and engineers while taming the
treacherous terrain.” Pointing toward Simai, Teli disclosed, “we will together submit
a 1000 page survey report on the feasibility of border trade (already completed)
to PM Narendra Modi at the earliest possible time”.
Meanwhile, Simai terming the event ‘historic’ acknowledged his support to accomplish
the goal set by his counterpart adding that road and rail connection is most vital
for development and Changlang district being the reservoir natural resources, rail
connectivity can breathe a new lease of life in the dying economy. Being immediate
neighbours, Simai also assured to work together in various other domains that will
contribute in the collective progress and development of both the constituencies.
“In order to realize the affluent option ‘opening of border trade’, we are considering
to constitute a delegation consisting of MLAs and MPs from entire North East and
this delegation will be responsible for taking the matter to its goal,” he added.
“As trade and commerce is the most significant ingredient for the survival of
modern society, I’ll impress upon our state and central governments for the success
of these projects,” Simai divulged when reporters queried about his future move.
Earlier, Teli representing Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency as the new MP was on
a visit of frontier town Jagun bordering Changlang district when he called upon MLA
Laisam Simai who greeted the MP at Jairampur Police Check Post before heading to
Jairampur IB to jointly make the historic announcements.
Gushing water washes away culverts
ITANAGAR, July 16: The sudden flow of rain water washed away the main culverts and
blocked the drains of the road linking NH52A near Tago Memorial Hospital and Power
Grid-Electric Sub-Division Office, Upper P-Sector Nirjuli yesterday snapping road
communication to the area.
The damaged culverts were temporarily repaired and the blocked drains cleared for
smooth flow of water by the dwellers of P-Sector during a social service organized
by Grace Mission Society today.
The social service was also participated by Tarh Nachung, Councillor (ward No. 29),
Nirjuli. Senior member of the colony and former zilla chairperson Nabam Rana hired
a earth mover (JCB) for clearing the blocked drains.
Gushing rain water frequently creates havoc at Upper P-Sector link road due to lack
of road side drain. Further, all the roads under Upper P-Sector are in deplorable
conditions for want of maintenance.
The Society requested the department concerned to start the repairing works of the
road with proper drainage system and also appealed to the authority concern for providing
fund for proper maintenance of the damaged roads and blocked drainage system at the
Orientation workshop on NUHM held
ITANAGAR, July 16: A day-long orientation workshop on National Urban Health Mission
(NUHM) for urban local bodies/councillors of Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) was
organized by National Health Mission (NHM) at IMC conference hall at Naharlagun today.
The orientation progra-mme was chaired by chief councillor Higio Aruni (IMC) and
attended by various councillors of the IMC. Papum Pare DRCHO Dr Kipa Tuglik, public
health specialist and nodal officer (NUHM) Dr Raja Dodum, state programme officer
(M&E NUHM) Dr C Lowang, state consultant for community mobilization and ASHA, RRC-GoI
D Bora and staffs from District Health Society (DHS), Yupia were also present.
Initiating the programme, Dr Tuglik highlighted all the activities of NHM which are
being implemented in the district to the participants. He appealed to all members
that the MMR (Maternal Mortality Rate)/IMR (Infant Mortality Rate)/TFR (total Fertility
Rate) are to be reduced for attaining a status of developed municipality in the city,
and for this all the stakeholders must work unitedly.
The nodal officer (NUHM) Dr Dodum briefed members about the aims and objectives of
NUHM which had been launched in the towns of Itanagar and Pasighat and will be implemented
in all district headquarters soon. NUHM is a new initiative under the National Health
Mission whose main objective is to uplift the present health scenario of the urban
poor (beggars, rag pickers, disables, sex workers) by facilitating basic health facilities
by strengthening the present health system including the selection of new urban ASHAs
(Accredited Social Health Activists) and MAS (Mahila Arogya Samities). He also sought
the co-operation of all councillors to provide support to the DHS in the selection
of eligible urban ASHAs and in constitution with MAS in the city.
Papum Pare DCM Jonggam Pertin provided the insight of urban ASHAs and MAS through
a power point presentation.
Chief Councillor Higio Aruni in her concluding remarks suggested the setting up of
some targets to be achieved by an urban ASHA before releasing incentives. She appreciated
the organizing team for the orientation programme and assured her full co-operation
and support for such noble programme for the improvement of health indicators of
Capital DC seeks cooperation to curb bandh culture
ITANAGAR, July 16: Expressing concern over frequent bandh calls given by various
organizations and unions as a means of protest, Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner
Mige Kamki has sought cooperation of general public, various mass-based organizations,
NGOs, and students’ unions etc. to curb the menace for progress of the state.
It is the right time for all to come together on a common platform to prevent the
bandh that has been emerging as culture of protest in Arunachal Pradesh, Kamki said
while addressing the media persons in an interaction programme in his office chamber
to seek suggestions from them to find a mechanism to end this culture.
Informing about Supreme Court’s standing order declaring bandh as illegal, he urged
the media houses to highlight the same as news item when the proclamation of the
SC order is given by the district administration.
He said that some bandh callers resort to disruptive activities even before the scheduled
time of the bandh. The district administration will ensure that the SC order is not
violated by any organizations or association in future, he said.
He informed that the recent 36-hr bandh has affected the SBI sponsored coaching for
aspiring candidates at Itanagar for special recruitment of ST/SC candidates to the
post of Probationary Officers in SBI. The bandh callers should give a serious thought
to such matter which has a direct bearing on the careers of the students, he said.
Senior journalist Pradeep Kr Behera also spoke on the occasion and suggested among
others that one responsible officer should be specifically designated as PRO in every
department to provide information to the media.
Orgs come closer to find out ways to regain past glory of school
Seijosa, July 16: A marathon meeting amongst All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU), 12-Pakke-Kessang
Intellectual Forum (XII-PIF), All Pakke-Kessang Piejeriang Dissing-Passo Seijosa
Students’ Union (APPDSSU), heads of various government schools, parents and students
was held here yesterday following reports of weak CBSE examination results of the
lone government higher secondary school of 12-Pakke-Kessang constituency.
Addressing the gathering, All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) General Secretary Nyanya
Gollo expressed concern over the degrading quality of education in the schools. The
school was one of the best performing schools in the state in CBSE examination. But,
in the past three years, performance of the school has gone down which needs a systematic
and continuous reformation to regain its lost glory, he said.
The school established in 1969 has so far produced many renowned medical officers,
engineers, administrators and politicians, he said. However, over the past few years,
he said, the school has failed to produce quality students.
He urged the students of the school to devote more time to study to achieve success
in life in today’s highly competitive world.
ANSU is always there for the cause of quality education in all the schools of Nyishi
belt, he said and disclosed that ANSU is likely to visit all schools under its jurisdiction
to demarcate the school boundaries to solve the encroachment problems permanently.
In this regard, he sought the help of public.
Participating in the discussion, Seijosa ADC TR Tapu praised the initiative of APPDDSU
for organizing the meeting, saying that such meeting provides a common platform to
teachers, students, parents and other stakeholders to share their experience and
suggestions to ensure quality education. He said that there is no dearth of jobs
for meritorious students even today. “Even with a simple graduation one can sit in
competitive examinations like UPSC and APCS, etc, he said. He assured his full cooperation
to the school authority and school management committee for improving the quality
of education in the school.
He also disclosed that the SMC and the school authority after they held a several
rounds of meeting, had decided to collect Rs.500 from each student during the time
of admission as there was acute shortage of desk, bench, and other related items
in the school. He also said that the amount sanctioned by the state government was
not sufficient to run a full academic session.
He, however, expressed his willingness to return the collected amount to the students,
if they oppose it.
XII-PIF General Secretary Tana Tage and Vice Chairman Er Kali Gumro suggested for
maintaining strict discipline by students, parents-teachers coordination for improving
the result of the school and for imparting quality education to the students.
Seijosa Government Higher Secondary School Principal Lejum Ete speaking on the occasion
said that the pass percentage of the school in this year’s CBSE examination may rise
to 80% to 90% after the compartment results are declared. However, the result was
misinformed to the DDSE and the students’ organizations, he said, admitting that
there was a decline in the performance of the students.
He said that most of the students who come to study in the school lack basic foundation
of education due to which students face hardship in the class X and XII. “It doesn’t
end here, even the most qualified and experienced teachers in the subject in order
to finish the course by time have to compromise with understanding capacity of the
students, and as a result these get reflected in their results,” he added.
Meanwhile, the meeting resolved to impose blanket ban on unfair means in examination
hall, to conduct regular parent-teacher coordination meeting, and to keep the collected
amount of money from the students as school funds.
Nari-Depi-Detak road remains closed
RUKSIN, July 16: The Pasighat division of Rural Work Department (RWD) has come under
sharp criticism for failing to restore the Namey-Detak PMGSY road that has remained
closed since July 8 causing great communication problem to the local villagers.
Surging water of Depi River due to heavy downpour this month eroded left abatement
of the 35-meter span RCC bridge between Depi and Namey villages snapping road communication
between Depi village and Nari ADC headquarters.
Heavy rain also triggered massive landslide at several portions of the road and blocked
the road with sandy rock and debris near the RCC bridge. Moreover, rainwater rolling
down from the hill filled the culverts and drains with silt which further worsened
the condition of the road.
The local villagers infuriated over lackadaisical attitude of the department, said
they have reported the situation to RWD officials, but no action has been taken by
the department yet. Expressing strong concern over inaction by the RWD department,
the local villagers have sought their local MLA’s intervention in restoration of
road communication along the road. They also cautioned the administration of rigorous
movement if their demand goes unheard.
The newly constructed Nari-Namey-Detak road is the lifeline for the people of Depi,
Depi-Moli and Detak villages. Essential commodities and other items to these villages
are transported through the route. It is also a link road to connect greater Nari-Seren
area with Ruksin villages falling under Pasighat-West constituency.
The local PRI leaders, who blame the lack of technical estimation as the reason for
breaching of the side bundh and walls of the RCC bridge, urged the higher ups of
the RWD authority to enquire into the matter and take action against the contractors
Efforts on to hunt singing talents of West Siang
AALO, July 16: In its effort to spot singing talents of the district, the West Siang
District Socio Culture& Economic Development Society (WSDSC&EDS) has short listed
fifteen singers through a panel of judges comprising Er. Komba Taso, Torik Kato and
Mijum Riram out of 128 singers initially representing all the circles of the district
in an Audition that was held at Gumin Kiin yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Er. Deli Kambu EE RWD and Er Tumba Ingo, AE PHED lauded
the effort of the society to hunt the singing talents of the district annually and
urged the participants to give their best to excel in the field of music. Music has
always played a binding role and youth should refrain from growing present day vices
and divert their energies for all constructive purposes through such given platform.
The resource person, Dr. Linya Lollen, Medical Superintendent District Hospital Aalo
too took advantage of the platform to send his detail message on drug abuse, HIV
and Hepatitis and its social, medical and legal implications to the desired target
Disclosing objectives behind redesignating the name and style of the society that
existed earlier, the society chairman Mijum Lona and Secretary Lee Sora said that
the society will not only be confined to cultural aspects but destined to encompass
all welfare activities of the district under its banner with a motto to work for
the greater interest of the society.
The society will come up with comprehensive blueprint of welfare measures to be launched
soon in the district, they disclosed. DIPRO
Tirap district level monitoring committee meeting held
DC calls for physical verification of scheme implementation
KHONSA, July 16: The district level monitoring committee meeting of Tirap district
was held at Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall here yesterday in which all the
HoDs of development departments, representatives from line departments and PRI leaders
In his keynote address, Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi told the executing
agencies to ensure that the projects were completed within the time-frame adding
that no lapses whatsoever should be overlooked while implementing the people-friendly
schemes. He said that monitoring was done mainly on centrally sponsored beneficial
schemes of the people. The scheme is popularly known as CSS.
The DC urged the HoDs to physically visit the work site to have first-hand information
about the progress of the various schemes. He expressed his deep dissatisfaction
over the performance of some of the work departments and warned them not repeat the
mistakes in the future. Joshi categorically said that the work departments should
mandatorily submit the progress reports of any scheme to the Sub-Divisional administrative
officers for their knowledge and effective monitoring adding that it would help the
administrative officers in presenting the correct picture or status of the on-going
schemes of their jurisdictions during DLMC meeting.
The HoDs explained the progress of work under their respective departments. The PRI
leaders while participating in the deliberation urged the executing departments to
consult them before implementing any project related to Panchayat under their respective
blocks. Earlier, the DPO who is the Member Secretary of DLMC exhorted the work departments
to submit the quarterly progress report well in advance of the DLMC meeting for meaningful
discussion. He also urged them to incorporate the new central schemes that had been
launched recently in the next DLMC meeting. The meeting was a huge success in terms
of creating awareness on the importance of the CSS which would immensely benefit
the rural people in particular. DIPRO
In a broad-day light robbery incident, a group of three masked and armed miscreants
entered into Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank, Yachuli branch on Monday and looted cash
amount of Rs.10 lakh at gun point. However showing promptness, the Lower Subansiri
police managed to trace the robbers and arrested two of the accused while the third
one fled. Police also recovered looted cash of Rs. 7,92,000 along with 3 numbers
of loaded Pistol (Country made) with 10 live rounds of 7.65 calibre and 35 live round
of .22 calibre. Interesting in January this year robbery was committed on the same
bank by three miscreants. Police have not been able to arrest the two absconding
accused involved in the January incident till date.
Most surprising part of this latest robbery episode is involvement of one Hiba Tajuk,
who is alleged to have hand in Itanagar Rural Bank and Nirjuli SBI robbery incidents.
It shows the utter failure of our system. How the person involved in repeated criminal
acts can easily be let free? Because of weak judiciary, crime graph is rising in
the state. Streets of capital are filled with murderers, robbers, rapists etc. Citizen
should adopt self vigilante to remain safe. Also it is surprising to know that despite
earlier robbery incident, the authority of Yachuli Rural Bank failed to take any
step to enhance the security system. There is no security guard and no alarm, CCTV
facility at the said bank. The banks also need to take its own security measure to
avoid recurrence of such incidents.
----Readers Forum ----
Roads, carcass of drains, people and the funds
Through your esteemed Daily, I would like to urge our government to give a thought
to the road condition of Arunachal Pradesh.
The pace of the development of a state like Arunachal is calculated mainly based
on its surface connectivity and its road network. Almost all the roads of towns and
colonies in our state are in deplorable condition. One can witness more of potholes
and mini swimming pools everywhere in and around capital, district headquarter, colony
roads etc. Whenever there is an arrival of monsoon, the people are in peril, even
little pouring of rain creates havoc.
It has become absolutely imperative for every individual to make a monthly budget
to repair one’s car, which needs regular servicing and maintenance due to this horrible
The roads are getting deteriorated which is inversely proportional to the multi-storeyed
buildings of people connected and related to the construction of these roads.
Earlier, the Department with its men and machines used to execute the construction
and maintenance of Road, in those days the condition of road was never this worse.
The drain which ensures the flow of rain water seems to be neglected in our state.
The drain on roadsides are invisible and has reached the height of non-existence,
one could only see the carcass of drain.
We all know that well planned system of drainage, sewage, drain outlets are necessary
to maintain the rigidity and durability of road.
Rampant illegal occupation of Govt quarters, encroachments of Office campuses are
on high degree in our state.
If Government cannot stall the kind of activities than why not prevent by adopting
the policy of building multi-storeyed quarters where no one can claim the ownership
of the building?
In my opinion, the financial package sanctioned from central govt. was enough to
make the Arunachal a developed state if utilized properly with strong formulation
of mechanism to monitor.
Our ministers may not need to beg money from center if own available resources are
harnessed and developmental funds are implemented judiciously.
Government, if it does not wake up from deep slumber by now, the day is not far when
people from other part of the globe will compare our state with Wildlife sanctuary.
Anchal Samity Member
An educated is one who value human rights, know right from wrong
This is in response to the news report "Subramanian Swamy calls Sonia Gandhi 'fifth
class pass' "(July 13).
No condemnation is enough for Subramanian Swamy for mocking Sonia Gandhi's educational
status. Through his barbaric comment; not only has Swamy insulted Ms.Gandhi, but
also posed an assault on the sentiments and honour of all "uneducated" persons of
this country. In this consumerist society, an essential need as basic as education
has been turned into a mere commercial commodity which needs to be purchased from
market! This is the very reason why innumerable people fail to enroll their children
in school or forced to discontinue their studies after fifth class. These hapless
lot could have become doctors or technocrats had they got financial support from
the parents, Government or society. After all we are all born equal with same talent
and potential, the claims of merit and intelligence are nothing but bogus and hollow
rhetoric. Less said about the orphans whose unexploited promise get nipped in the
bud in ruthless manner. In this pathetic and inhuman perspective, how can Swamy dare
to evaluate human beings through the yardstick of educational status and denigrate
Moreover, mere earning of degree does not necessarily make a person educated. And
one can also become truly educated without completing school education, attending
college or pursuing higher education. There exist innumerable "educated" persons
in the society who are racist, casteist, communal and intolerant to the utmost, get
engaged in "honour" killings, regard the fairer sex as "inferior" to the menfolk
or superstitious. The think-tank of all terrorist organizations consist of "educated"
persons possessing respectable degrees from prestigious institutions. In all reputed
engineering, medical and management institutions of the country (that includes IITs,
IIMs, AIIMS); along with the "best" brains who are the "future" of this country,
even professors and readers taunt the poor students who belong to certain castes
or tribes and go all-out to humiliate them and indirectly leading them to take the
extreme step of committing suicide. Less said about the philistine mentality of ragging
among the "jewels" of the student community the better! On the other hand many "uneducated"
and illiterate are learned enough to regard the whole human race as one by rising
over narrow boundaries of race religion caste or colour, reside at the furthest distance
from communalism or pledge to donate their bodies after death for medical cause.
That person is truly educated who value human rights, remain humble and courteous,
know the difference between right and wrong and also practically practice it in daily
life. This is the very reason why many degree-holders used to seek advice of a certain
degree-less Ramakrishna Paramahansa or follow the philosophical path of another certificate-less
Mere earning of university degree i.e. career-based education hardly serves the moral
fabric of the society or enlightens one's mindset and viewpoint because it can often
be earned by merely memorizing the answers of the questions as suggested by the professor
or tutor and "inspires" the students to become successful professionals so as to
make loads of money by hook or by crook. None other than Swamy himself is proof enough
that just bagging of university degree is neither the path of enlightenment nor the
be-all and end-all of life. Had Swamy been truly educated, he would not have tried
to insult Ms.Gandhi by invoking her educational status.
Swamy holds every democratic right to oppose or criticise Sonia Gandhi on political
or ideological front. But by mocking Ms.Gandhi's educational qualification, he has
blatantly exposed his crude, cheap and uneducated mindset.
An agonising experience
I want to draw the attention of public through your esteemed news paper which is
rendering a great service to the state being a powerful medium.
On regular payment of my insurance premium for twenty years, I submitted the duly
filled papers for maturity claim through a messenger on 9.5.14 as advised by a lady
executive of the LIC Naharlagun Branch. The form was delivered by her.
The claim papers were received by the Branch with an assurance that the money will
be credited into my account within seven days.
After inordinate delay of ten days when my messenger contacted the branch the official
told him that the policy has been transferred to the Indore Branch.
The documents were returned with a line scribbled without date, designation seal
etc which I received through a personal registered mail with another delay of fifteen
I had to go to Indore from Bhopal to submit and appraise the Branch which cost me
As per LIC rules, the policy is not transferred under one year of date of maturity
than why did the official accepted the claim forms and assured for due payment ?
Why did he keep quiet for so long and when inquired sent the papers with one line
written without any seal or date?
The conduct has been most callous and mischievous and caused me mental anguish and
agony and wastage of time and energy.