ROING, July 18: A one-day farmers training on rubber cultivation under the Chief
Minister Mission Mode Project was held at Anchal Samiti Hall here today. The training
was organized by the Department of Agriculture in which selected beneficiaries under
the scheme attended the training programme.
While attending the training programme, ADC Roing W Tikhak exhorted the beneficiaries
to take optimum benefit out of the training and to put it into practice the things
learned in the actual field. He said that the State Govt. is giving emphasis on cultivation
of cash crops like rubber, tea, orange, pineapple, etc for creating a sustainable
agriculture. He urged the beneficiaries to efficiently use the ample and sufficient
land available with them for their own benefits.
Roing ADO A Tayeng highlighted the brief features of the training while Master Trainer
Y Kamdak, ADO imparted the training through power point presentation.
Later, the trainees were taken for field visits to rubber plantation at Iduli Village.
DK Ayurvedic Hospital MD dies
ITANAGAR, July 18: Managing director of DK Ayurvedic Hospital, Naharlagun, Dagde
Loya, died of cardiac arrest at her Division-IV area residence here around 8 pm on
She was 33, and is survived by her husband Domin Loya (former AAPSU general secretary)
and four children.
As the news of her demise spread, relatives, friends, well-wishers, senior officers
and leaders made a beeline since late evening to pay their last respects to the departed
Domin was inconsolable when former Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy along with AP Forest
Corporation Ltd. chairman Apang Welly joined the mourners this morning.
“It is destiny but not your personal loss alone as the state has lost a great entrepreneur,”
Sanjoy told a sobbing Domin. The last rites were performed this evening within the
premises of the Loyas’ residence.
An amiable person, Dagde was instrumental in setting up of state’s first Ayurvedic
hospital in 2003 before collaborating with Pallakad (Kerala)-based Santhigiri Ayurveda
& Siddha Hospital (SASH) in 2007 to provide specialized treatment for which patients
used to go to the southern states. The state government had in 2007 recognized it
as a referral hospital.
The hospital in association with SASH has been conducting free Ayurveda medical consultation
camps for various chronic diseases from time to time to provide succour to patients.
NNSPSU seeks subject teachers in GHHS, Nyapin
ITANAGAR, July 18: The Nyapin Nyobia Sangram Phassang Students’ Union (NNSPSU) has
sought subject teachers in Govt Higher Secondary School, Nyapin.
In an application submitted to the director, school education while claiming that
the school is functioning without subject teacher for the past four years, it asked
for teachers in subjects; political science (ST), Geography (ST) and Economics (ST).
It further warned of launching democratic movement if the demand is not fulfilled.
Community training prog under SSA
SEPPA, Jul 18: A two days community training programme under SSA was organized by
the BRC coordinator Khenewa block district East Kameng on July 15 to 16 last.
Hira Kino, DCMM/ RTE/ Media Cor etc, R. Pathak, Pedagogy Seppa, Pawoa Sonam, BRCC,
Shayam Dodum, BEO and Sarbing Dolo, CRCC were the resources person during the training
All tropics related to community training, (SMC) such as power and function of SMC,
RTE child rights, POCSO, Social and educational development of children, MDM and
SMF, SMCF etc were discussed. Group discussion on issue & problems related to school
were thoroughly done. Suggestion from resource persons, SMC and teachers were shared
for improvement school functioning & other interventions.
Further, BRCC Khenewa block has urged the teacher concerned to present their schools
as the team will visit every month and found absent will be taken action. DIPRO
Seppa, July 18: A large numbers of seedlings were distributed to All East Kameng
Student Union (AEKSU) to be planted at various schools of the district by the Divisional
Forest Officer, Seppa Forest Division, Tailyang Pali to mark the annual Vanmahotsava
Keen initiative was shown by the president, AEKSU to create awareness among the student
community of the district regarding importance of tree and its role in maintaining
ecological balance through mass plantation drive in various schools. DIPRO
District level committee meeting on BADP held
ITANAGAR, July 18: In a meeting of District Level Committee held in DC’s conference
hall Yingkiong in Upper Siang district today, the five member committee headed by
Deputy Commissioner Dr. Tariq Thomas, as chairman and District Planning Officer J
Diyum, SP Tage Habung, OC ITBP and DFO have formally approved the schemes for recommendation
to the state government for final approval. The DLC members checked and thoroughly
verified the proposals of schemes. The schemes have been selected by the PRI members
of the respective blocks in consultation with the local administrative officers.
The OC ITBP also submitted their need-based schemes under the provisions of BADP
with a separate allocation of fund for paramilitary force. DIPRO
Tirap mega youth festival held
KHONSA, July 18: The Tirap district administration organized the Tirap mega youth
festival on July 18 with various programmes.
Speaking on the occasion, EAC Techu Aran while appreciating the organizers, asked
the participants of the cultural events to spare no effort to preserve, protect and
promote their rich age-old traditional culture. While talking to the Self Help Groups
who actively participated in the festival, Aran said that the SHGs and the artisans
of the district should improve the designs of their dresses adding that the SHGs
which comprised of women could bring out new traditional gales and tops with new
designs that could be used as daily wear and not only during festivals. He said that
the people of other districts had introduced many new and innovative dresses and
other gift items and asked the SHGs of Tirap to take a leaf from their books. He
observed that for the last many years he had been seeing the same old traditional
dresses with not much addition and improvement. He thanked the Art and Culture Department
of the district for arranging the programme with a great success in spite of limited
Earlier, in his address Denhang Bosai, In charge of District Art and Culture Officer
said that the mega youth festival was organized for the students and the Self Help
Groups to inculcate in them a true love for their traditional culture and also to
enable the SHGs to display their local products.
Students presented Nocte and Tutsa traditional dances to mark the occasion that thoroughly
enthralled the huge gathering. Later the SHGs from Kaimai and Kheti villages displayed
their local produces which sold like hot cakes as they were fresh and organic.
HoDs, public leaders and students attended the programme. The programme was a huge
success in terms of show-casing the traditional dances of the Noctes and the Tutsas,
the two major tribes of Tirap district and in providing a platform to the SHGs to
display their products. DIPRO
Malaria, diarrhea outbreak reported in Baririjo
DAPORIJO, July 18: Outbreak of Malaria and other water borne diseases like diarrhea
have been reported from remote Rumte village under Baririjo circle of Upper Subansiri
Reportedly, more than 70 villagers have been suffering from Malaria, Diarrhea and
other water borne diseases. Most of the patients are women and children and the numbers
are increasing every passing day due to lack of proper medical facility.
Meanwhile, a team of doctors from District Hospital here and Arunachal Vikash Parishad
(AVP) visited the affected area along with other social workers. They organized a
medical camp and provided treatment to all the patients and distributed them medicines
free of cost.
AUSDUYF demands street lights, installation of CCTV cameras in vital locations
DAPORIJO, July 18: All Upper Subansiri District Un-Employed Youth Forum (AUSDUYF)
in a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner has highlighted various problems and grievances
of the people of the district and strongly demanded for their immediate redressal.
The unemployed youth forum demanded the district administration to place CCTV cameras
in all important and crowded places like market, shops, traffic intersections, to
install street lights in different colonies and market within the town. The Forum
also demanded for deployment of more police personnel and continuing police patrol
in sensitive places in the township, prohibition of illegal business, maintenance
of colony roads etc.
ZPC clarifies stand on proposed ‘black day’ observation
PASIGHAT, July 18: Reacting to a news item regarding observation of “Black Day” in
Pasighat on August 15 by Pasighat People’s Welfare Committee (PPWC) in protest against
the prevailing power crisis in Pasighat and its adjoining areas, East Siang Zilla
Parishad Chairperson, Kaling Dai has said that the ZPMs and Municipal Councilors
were not agree with the decision to observe “Black Day” on the Independence Day.
The ZPC, in a written statement clarified that the ZPMs and Municipal Councillors,
who attended the meeting, had suggested the power department officials to estimate
fund needed for uninterrupted power supply in the district besides taking step for
extension of agreement to draw power from Assam based line until the ongoing Along-Pasighat
tower line is completed. They also suggested for early repairing of the defunct Rina,
Sille (Pasighat) and Yembung hydel project to meet the power demand.
In a news item published in July 13 edition of this daily, PPWC in a statement threatened
to observe Black Day August 15, if no positive response is received from the Government’s
end for improving the power situation in the district.
Administration urged to continue ILP checking
ITANAGAR, July 18: All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union (AUSDSU) has demanded
the district administration to continue the ILP checking drive in the district.
Alleging that police had conducted the checking drive to maintain formality and name’s
sake only, the students union appealed to the home minister to instruct police manning
the check gate for proper checking of ILP and also establish a separate police check
gate for Upper Subansiri district in view of the influx of outsiders into the district
in large number.
IRDF donates ambulance to VKAJ
ITANAGAR, July 18: A medical van donated by India Development and Relief Fund (IRDF),
USA to Vivekananda Kendra, Arun Jyoti (VKAJ) was formally dedicated to the poor and
needy patients of Arunachal Pradesh by Nampong Ngemu, Vibhag Pramukh of Vivekananda
Kendra, Arunachal Pradesh at a function at Rangfraa Mandir, New Chingsa, Kharsang,
on July 16.
Speaking on this occasion, the doctor of Vivekananda Kendra highlighted the health
activities of Vivekananda Kendra in Arunachal Pradesh.
A medical camp was also organized on the same venue where 51 patients were examined
and treated. Similar medical camp was also organized by VKAJ the next day at New
Khimiyong village of Miao circle, where 107 patients were treated and medicines were
APB&OCWWB provides medical assistance
ITANAGAR, July 18: Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare
Board (APB&OCWWB) has provided financial assistance to two of its registered workers
under its Medical Assistance benefits.
The two casual workers from Palin electrical sub-divison of Power Department, Kurung
kumey district suffered grievous injury on account of electrocution while doing maintenance
works on July 18, informed the administrative officer of APB&OCWWB. They are undergoing
treatment here, he added.
He also informed that death benefit of Rs.50,000 would be given to the nominee of
one late Golo Nikio after completion of official formalities.
Orgs voice for East Kameng DC’s retention
ITANAGAR, July 18: Fearing that some groups of East Kameng district are allegedly
lobbying for transferring out the present deputy commissioner of East Kameng Sandeep
Kumar Singh, various organizations led by All East Kameng Students’ Union(AEKSU)
came out all open to extend solidarity to IAS officer’ retention. The organizations
consist of Seppa Township Auto Riksha Union, and all four zonal students unions,
such as EKMZSU, ABKLSU, APCGSSU, and APPDSU etc. The house appealed to the chief
secretary and local MLAs not to interfere rather allow Singh to complete his three
years terms of posting. The other burning issues of the district such as drinking
water, electricity, and road and communication were also discussed during the meeting,
a release added.
Implement MDM, demands APETA
ITANAGAR, July 18: The Arunachal Pradesh Elementary Teachers (APETA) has demanded
for implementation of Mid May Meal (MDM).
In its three point memorandum submitted to the education secretary, while asking
for the release of pending 87 days of MDM, it said that teachers are facing tremendous
problem paying for the items to be served in MDM.
Its other two demands include proper implementation of RTE fund and proper supply
PMGSY to cover more border habitations in state
NEW DELHI, July 18: The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) is likely to cover
more habitations with possible relaxation in the path distance to increase the connectivity
in border areas of Arunachal Pradesh. This was indicated by secretary, Union Ministry
of rural development L.C Goyal to RWD Minister Kumar Waii when he called on the former
During the discussion, Kumar Waii highlighted various issues including implementation
of flagship programme in the state. The most important issues figured in the meeting
was cent percent funding for long span bridges upto 150 mtr, relaxation of population
criteria from 250 to 100 as per 2001 census and connectivity to border outpost to
facilitate smooth movement of the border guarding force.
While explaining the topography of Arunachal and various difficulties in programme
implementation due to geographical bottleneck, Waii emphasized on increasing connectivity
to the remote and far flung habitations through this flagship programme for overall
socio-economic development of the state. “At present the connectivity is about 45
per cent and this may go upto 60 per cent in next 2 to 3 years time on sanction of
all the eligible habitations by Govt. of India.”
During the discussion the Minister further pointed out the difficulties in road
construction in complex terrain, mapping of land slide prone areas for better alignment
and construction besides maintenance of road.
After giving a patient hearing, the Union RD Secretary assured RWD Minister of
full support and co-operation to the state in improving rural road connectivity which
may help in transporting agriculture/horticulture produce to nearest marketing centre
and developing other rural infrastructures.
Rajesh Bhushan, Joint Secretary, PMGSY was also present in the discussion and suggested
for increasing the capacity building. RWD Minister was accompanied by K. C. Dhimole,
Resident Technical Adviser, New Delhi.
Forum urges Govt to contain militant activities
ITANAGAR, July 18: The 12th Pakke-Kessang Intellectual Forum (12th PKIF) urged the
Arunachal Pradesh government to impress upon its Assam counterpart to immediately
shift the designated camp of surrendered group of Ranjan Daimary-led faction of National
Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDBF) from the present location to some other places
of Assam in the greater interest of people of both the states residing in border
The surrendered militant groups have been rehabilitated in a camp at Aahti Patty
gate of Balijuri, Assam which falls under civilian area. The Itakhola-Seijosa NEC
road passes through this area and is considered as the life-line for the people of
Seijosa sub-division, the Forum said in a memorandum to the Chief Minister.
It urged the Chief Minister to immediately post para military forces, preferably,
SSB or ITBP to man this sensitive route besides establishing an Army Camp.
The entire stretch from Seijosa check gate to Itakhola has been treated as sensitive
zone due to presence of NDBF cadres. And now the establishment of designate camp
for surrendered NDBF cadres of RD faction is becoming a serious cause of concern,
the memorandum said.
Establishment of Army base camp to man this portion of sensitive zone will also be
helpful in containing the ferrying of illegal timbers and boulders from the region,
the memorandum added.
The Forum also demanded the state government to conduct joint combing operation by
army and local police to flush out the militants, who are making the foothills of
the bordering areas as their safe sanctuary to carry out their subversive activities.
The Forum demanded for immediate opening of inter-district road connectivity. “Due
to absence of inter-district road connectivity, we have been confronting with numerous
day to day problems, especially during Assam bandh and border skirmishes causing
complete disruption in the supply of essential commodities.”
“We often experiences tough time during such situation in evacuating patients with
serious ailment for treatment, the Forum said and requested the state government
to consider for opening inter-district road connectivity from Itanagar to Seijosa
While informing that one Natung Rai, a casual employee working in the Department
of PHED was brutally killed at Itakhola on July 13 at Sunday Baazar by some unidentified
persons, the Forum appealed to the state government for appointing one of the family
members of the deceased in group “C” post on humanitarian as well as compassionate
The Forum also urged the state government to constitute a high level enquiry team
involving police from both the states to unzip the causes that led to the killing
of an innocent Arunachalee in broad day light in Assam.
The memorandum also highlighted various insurgency problems of Seijosa administrative
circle chronologically and various recent illegal and subversive activities allegedly
being carried out by the surrendered militant group in the area.
“Seijosa sub-division has been remained in the focus for its notorious activities
perpetuated by militants, which left a deep impression of security threat perception
and fear psychosis among the people residing in this part of foothills. Nowadays,
no officers or officials want to serve in this part of district, which has badly
affected the functioning of government establishments. Insurgency has been re-surfacing
in the area since last couple of months due to presence of the surrendered group
of Ranjan Daimary led faction of NDBF,” the memorandum said.
The Forum in its memorandum also informed that the surrendered militants frequent
to the Seijosa with sophisticated arms and collects money from shopkeepers and local
people forcefully in the name of donation at gun points. They also collect road taxes
from the commercial vehicle owners, which are plying on this route, it added.
Illegal extraction of forest produces and river bed materials are going on unabatedly
in the area under very nose of administration. This business is flourishing in the
area because it gets the ultras patronage in connivance with few profit driven local
people. Hence, the local administration is made mute spectator, the memorandum added.
Governor calls for starting goods trains for the state, early completion of Bogibeel
bridge over Brahmaputra
ITANAGAR, July 18: The North East Frontier Railway General Manager Ranjit Singh Virdi
called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma at Raj
Bhawan here today.
The Governor expressed his appreciation and happiness that the Indian Railways has
established railway link to the state. He said that lot of efforts and hard works
have been put into it.
The Governor advised that the Railways and State Government must work together for
resolving the issues for the benefit of the people. The Governor suggested for making
provision of giving Inner-line Permit on arrival.
The Governor said that the new Union Government has given hopes to the people that
the development process will get faster. It has announced new trains for the State
and efforts must be made to start these trains at the earliest.
Citing the abundant and exotic horticultural and floricultural produces in the State,
the Governor called for starting goods trains for the state.
Calling for early completion of Bogibeel Bridge over River Brahmaputra in Assam,
the Governor said that it would be one of the most significant achievements in road
and railway connectivity in the region. It will be of huge benefit for the people
of Arunachal Pradesh and Upper Assam, he added.
Secretary to Governor Shurbir Singh and Rangiya Division Divisional Railway Manager
Ratan Lal were also present on the occasion. PRO to Governor
BJP portrays pathetic scenario of education sector
ITANAGAR, July 18: The Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh today flayed the
state Govt for its alleged failure to provide basic infrastructural facilities in
education sector in the state.
Alleging that ruling Congress government in the state is maintaining step-motherly
attitude towards the student community, the BJP spokesperson Techi Necha in a release
said the state Govt is failing to uphold the constitutional duties in providing
basic infrastructural facilities like hostel accommodation, class rooms and uniforms
at the schools and colleges across the state, whereas all these basic facilities
are being extended to the ST students in the state by the Union government under
budgetary provisions, flagship programme and normal allocation to the education sector.
“The most shocking unfair policy of the state government towards the students community
is the present 50 per cent cut-off marks in admission at Dera Natung Government College,
Itanagar,” the BJP said adding many students were deprived of getting admission in
the College which is a complete violation of the Right to Education Act. BJP does
not approve “such unethical and unfair policy” of the State government towards student
community the party said and demanded the State government to roll back the criteria
of 50 per cent cutoff marks in admission to the first year students.
The party further demanded that the Govt shall formulate urgent policy to provide
adequate hostel accommodation, free and compulsory Uniform, books, adequate class
rooms, Science lab and for appointment of adequate and required teaching faculties
in all schools and colleges across the state with effect of current session 2014
Flying Squad conducts surprise checking in Govt offices
DAPORIJO, July 18: The Flying Squad yesterday conducted a surprise checking in the
government offices at Daporijo and found that some officers were not attending to
their duties and were out of station without authorization.
It is worth mentioning that the Flying Squad was constituted for Daporijo to carry
out surprise checking in government offices to curb the unauthorized absence of employees.
ADC Kanki Darang, in-charge Deputy Commissioner informed that such surprise checking
would be carried out from time to time in all the offices and in case of unauthorized
absence by the officers, the matter would be referred to the higher authority for
further strict action against them. He further stated that all the officers holed
up at Itanagar or their hometowns for months, should report back to their place of
posting at the earliest and discharge their duties from here. DIPRO
Create conducive atmosphere for investors: Jamoh
ITANAGAR, July 18: “The people of Arunachal should give ample opportunity to Job
oriented companies to function and invest in the state by maintaining peaceful law
and order situation and creating conducive atmosphere for them” said Adi Bané Kébang
President Kangir Jamoh at Kaying yesterday.
He said that due to rampant donation from various groups, many companies are facing
lots of problems and some of them even left the state. He also said that tourism
sector should be encouraged but without maintaining a better atmosphere for them
we can’t expect inflow of tourist in our state. Jamoh was addressing the gathering
after administering the oath of office to office bearers of Adi Bané Kébang, West
Siang District unit.
He advised the Adi community to preserve own tradition and culture and maintain a
cordial relationship with other community and also urged the other NGOs, Community
base organisations, Associations, Unions etc to maintain a good rapport with other
Jamoh further said that the people should also cooperate with the government so that
the government takes up various developmental activities in the state without any
He urged the senior citizens of every community to guide the younger generation to
maintain peaceful atmosphere in the state particularly in state capital, adding
“we need to march together to make Arunachal into a developed and peace loving state.”
Jamoh was accompanied by Adi Bané Kébang, Youth Wing President Aling Pinggam at Kaying
Depi-Detak area faces myriad problems
RUKSIN, July 18: At a time, when the rapid development of science and technology
is reducing the world into a global village, the historical Depi-Detak area under
Nari-Seren circle in East Siang is lagging behind in development front. Basic amenities
such as road communication, power supply, drinking water, quality education and healthcare
are still eluding the area, while the residents of Depi, Depi-Moli and Detak are
crying from telecommunication problem.
Located at Assam-Arunachal boundary, Depi-Detak area falls under West Pasighat Assembly
constituency is still deprived of fruits of development in all sectors. It is reflected
through various allegations that the state and central government’s rural development
efforts for the last decades have failed to ameliorate economic status of the rural
The senior citizens allege that successive state governments are showing utter negligence
towards the area consequently the rural people are suffering from a lot for last
The villages in hilly terrains have enormous scope for agriculture and allied sectors
like horticulture, apiculture (honey rearing), pisciculture and animal farming, but
due to lack of technical beck-up, farmers have to depend on natural factors.
Locals say they are not introduced with the field officers of agriculture, horticulture
and veterinary departments.
The denizens are concerned over pathetic state of the medical sub centre at Depi-Moli
village. The newly posted ANM, who comes from Pasighat is rarely seen in the centre
as there is no quarter for the medical staff.
In education front also, the area is lagging far behind other areas of the district
and the rural people are yet to get the light of education. There is a middle school
at Depi but its ill equipped and running without required facilities to impart quality
education. Shortage of subject teacher is a never ending problem of the school.
The local villagers are dissatisfied with the fact that construction of the much
hyped 100- bedded Girls Residential School at Depi village is under bureaucratic
roadblock. It is alleged that some AAPSU (student) leaders, who are seeking construction
contract, are making an unholy interference over the issue, which is causing inordinate
delay in construction.
The villagers of Depi and Depi-Moli in presence of the GBs, Adi Student Union (AdiSU)
functionary and local panchayat member recently assemble in a meeting to discuss
the residential school issue. The meeting by adopting unanimous resolution assigned
AdiSU Publicity Secretary Kaling Eko and SMC member Tamok Taboh to look after the
building construction activities.
Kaling, who is native of Depi village has requested the AAPSU leaders not to interfere
in any construction works of the girl’s residential, said that SSA guideline enshrines
the SMC member to hold all responsibilities of school construction, while the construction
activities to be monitored by the authority.
Changlang chalks out prog for grand celebration of I-day
CHANGLANG, July 18: Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav convened a meeting
in the conference hall here to chalk out the programme for ensuing Independence Day
Speaking in the meeting which was attended by all the heads of the offices, Changlang,
4 Assam Rifles, CRPF and public leaders the DC informed that the gala day will be
celebrated in a grand manner and invited suggestion for new items to be included
in the programme. After threadbare discussion, the house finalized programme for
celebrating the I Day in a befitting manner.
The Deputy Commissioner also convened a meeting for implementation of the programmes
under NERCORMP-III in the districts of Changlang, Tirap and Longding which was launched
on 6th Jan last. Yadav informed that people in the district have lots of keenness
to be a part of the programme adding that if implemented properly, it has a huge
scope to change the face of these backward districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
Emphasizing the need of successful implementation of the programme enthusiastically,
she suggested them to mobilize the community so that they take up the activities
confidently. She further suggested for mapping of the district according to the suitability
of area for taking up activities depending on climatic condition, environment and
interest of the people. Considering the vast resource of the district and suitability
of horticulture crop she suggested for setting up of small fruit processing units
in the districts.
She expressed her hope that the programme will be successfully implemented under
the guidance of NERCORMP officials while assuring cooperation from the District Administration.
Zilla Parisad Chairperson, Marina Kenglang informed that most the people in the district
are economically poor and agriculture is their main source of livelihood. She was
optimistic that the projects under NERCORMP will usher in new dawn of development
in the area. She appealed all and sundry for cooperation for successful implementation
of the program.
Earlier, the representative of NERCORMP gave a power point presentation on overall
objective of the programme, project components and progress of the programme till
Imported goods seized, traders imposed fine at Pasighat
PASIGHAT, July 18: On receipt of a complaint from Advocate Vijay Taram, the East
Siang District unit Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs Department led by its Asstt.
Controller seized 20 number of imported insect killer sprayers from four different
traders of Pasighat market recently.
As stated in the complaint, he (complainant) procured 2 numbers of sprayers by paying
Rs. 140 each from a trader of Pasighat market. Since no MRP was mentioned in the
product, he felt that the shopkeeper was charging the price arbitrarily and asked
for a cash memo. On his demand, a cash memo was given in plain paper with seal but
he insisted for printed one. On this, the shopkeeper refused to issue and asked him
to buy the same from other shop if printed cash memo is necessary.
Aggrieved by this dealing, he lodged a complaint against the shopkeeper for selling
the said product without MRP printed on it and charging the price arbitrarily and
also for not issuing proper cash memo keeping carbon copy as record. He also produced
one of the sprayers and the cash memo as proof of his purchase.
The legal Metrology team inspected numbers of trading premises and seized sprayers
from four shops including the shop from which the complainant procured and booked
cases for violation of section 18 of Legal Metrology Act, 2011. All the four traders
have been imposed fine of Rs. 4000 each.
On enquiry made by the Department, it was revealed that the products are being supplied
by a mobile seller who used to come from outside the District. The shopkeepers in
wholesale get the product at Rs. 90 and sold them at a huge profit between 120 to
150 per sprayer. The details of the sprayer like manufactures’ name, MRP, expiry
date etc. could not be ascertained as it was given in foreign script. It was also
reported that more such imported products like cosmetics, edible items etc which
do not carry information as required in the Legal Metrology (Package commodities)
Rules are selling in the market. Though information is given in foreign scripts,
the Indian consumer could not read it, said Lupha Sikhet, Inspector Legal Metrology.
As per provisions of PC Rules, the imported products to be sold in Indian market
should invariably bear thereon name and address of the Indian importer besides mandatory
information like name and address of manufacturer or packer, MRP, net content, expiry
date etc in English or Hindi script. Violation of these rules could attract penalty
of up to Rs. 5,000, she said adding that next step of the department would be to
check strictly on such controversial imported products”,
She appealed traders to refrain from selling such products in the interest of common
consumers and the public to extend their support and cooperation to department for
effective implementation of various provisions of the Legal Metrology Act and Rules
in the District.
Talking about cash memo, she said that consumer has every right to obtain cash memos
or any other documents like warranty card etc against his purchase. As such, she
desired that all the shopkeepers keep printed cash memos for issue to purchaser on
Disaster awareness and preparedness prog held
ITANAGAR, July 18: An disaster awareness and preparedness meeting was held at Govt.
Higher Secondary School, Jairampur yesterday.
Jairampur ADC Kento Riba explained the safety measures to be taken during and after
floods, land slides, fire accidents and earth quake and pamphlets on disaster control
and preventive measures were distributed among the participants.
He urged all Heads of Offices, PRI members to remain always in readiness to tackle
situation in the event of any disaster in a coordinated manner.
SMO in-charge of Jairampur CHC explained about safety measures to be taken in order
to prevent health problems, epidemic during and after such natural calamities.
Captain Chauhan of 39 CRPF also shared his experience and explained safety measures
in the event of fire and vehicle accidents.
Jairampur Anchal Samity Chairperson Nobinkam Tikhak assured to disseminate information
on safety measures amongst all PRI members and villagers. He urged people to come
forward to help administration in managing any natural disaster.
Heads of Offices, PRI members, Officers of paramilitary forces, teachers and students
were present in the programme, according to an official release.
‘China distributes controversial maps to troops’
Beijing, July 18: China is distributing millions of controversial updated maps to
its military in the first upgrade in 30 years, reportedly reinforcing its claims
over Arunachal Pradesh.
All major army units will receive new, more accurate maps in the near future, PLA
The Lanzhou Military Command, one of seven PLA ground force commands, has updated
more than 15 million maps for its troops, it said.
Though the official media in Beijing has not published the maps being circulated
in its military, it reportedly incorporated China's claims over the disputed borders
with India as well as South and East China Seas, which were hotly contested by several
of China's neighbours.
Last month, the new map issued by China stirred up strong reactions in India as it
incorporated its claims over Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims as Southern Tibet.
India dismissed the new map issued by Chinese authorities saying cartographic depiction
did not change the reality that Arunachal Pradesh was part of India.
"The fact that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inalienable part of India has
been conveyed to Chinese authority at several occasions including at the very highest
level," External Affairs Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said on June 28.
The Chinese maps being issued to the military have been prepared using a geocentric
coordinate system, which defines locations according to their latitude, longitude
This approach is widely used by other countries' forces, Wang Xiaoming, director
of the Lanzhou Military Command's survey information centre said.
Production of the new maps began last year.
The project took into account the diverse needs of different branches of the armed
forces, Wang said.
They also feature data obtained by experts in geomorphology - the scientific study
Training sessions are being organised for the troops that received the maps.
Wang Huasheng, head of an air defence brigade at the Lanzhou command, said the maps
would enable his soldiers to spend less time planning operations and would help to
improve strike accuracy.
China's military maps are produced by the geographic survey services group under
the PLA's General Staff Headquarters, and are categorised as classified information.
Jia Fenli, a mapping expert at the PLA Information Engineering University in Zhengzhou,
Henan province, said paper maps will not be eliminated despite the increasing use
of electronic ones.
"During the Gulf War, the United States' armed forces used nearly 35 million paper
maps, while in the Kosovo war, British troops used more than six million paper maps,"
he told state-run China Daily.
"Compared with electronic maps, paper ones are easy to carry and use. Maps produced
from composite materials can act as waterproof clothing or blankets. They are very
light, so soldiers will be more willing to carry them instead of some heavy electronic
device," Jia said.
In addition, using paper maps can avoid the risks that sometime arise from relying
on electronic ones.
Jia said a malfunction in a satellite navigation device resulted in the deaths of
three British soldiers in Afghanistan.
A mix-up over coordinates meant the troops came under friendly fire from US aircraft.
Lack of airport has become one of the major sore points in the developmental process
of Arunachal Pradesh. Though, recently Arunachal has been connected with railway,
the dream to have airport of its own remains elusive. The much talked about green
field airport project has not taken off so far. After lengthy court battle, the door
for construction of green field airport at Hollongi opened this year after Guwahati
high court gave green signal. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday evening called
on Union Minister of Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju at New Delhi and appealed
for sanctioning of the Greenfield Airport at Hollongi to enable the start of construction
activities in the current financial year.
Airport Authority of India (AAI) has already prepared Detailed Project Report for
Hollongi project. CMD of AAI Alok Sinha, who was present in the meeting, informed
the CM that AAI has already sought necessary budgetary provisions for the Greenfield
Airport to facilitate its early sanction. It is not clear what exactly transpired,
but, hopefully meeting bear fruits and see early start for construction of much delayed
green field airport project. Arunachal is among few of those states which still does
not have operational airport. Government of India should expedite the green field
project so that people of Arunachal do not feel deprived.
----Readers Forum ----
Reimburse the long pending medical bill
I am a retired teacher from Govt Middle School, Longding, Arunachal Pradesh.
I underwent heart surgery twice in year 2007 and submitted medical reimbursement
bill in 2007 to DDSE Khonsa. Due to failing health and the need for regular doctor
visit, I took retirement in June 2008.
Since year 2007, I have been following up for reimbursement of amounts of my medical
bills but till date have got only Rs. 80000 out of Rs. 183413.28. An amount of Rs.
103413.28 is still pending.
I have approached the authorities at Education Department through phone and letters
My son met the Education Secretary in January 2014 and appraised him about the pending
bills and requested for release of funds and the due payment. He assured but again
6 months have passed and I am facing extreme hardship as I have not got the required
Teachers are backbone for progress of any generation and state.
I put in my 100% and produced doctors, engineers, politicians and other high ranking
officials who now form the leadership for progress of Arunachal Pradesh. Gross injustice
has been done to me by keeping my dues pending for 7 years on false pretext of non
availability of funds.
Is the Govt. running from mere Rs. 1 lakh which is due to me?
Krishna Kant Dubey
Retired Junior Teacher (SG)
Release our salaries
The three months salaries of SSA teachers of Kurung Kumey have not been released.
We are eagerly waiting for the early release of salary as June-June is very crucial
as we have to pay school fees and spend for other miscellaneous works.
We have been informed that the central grant has been released but the state government
is yet to release the salaries of the teachers.
Is the govt intended on harassing the SSA teachers?
The local leaders pressurize us for regular duty but one should know that a person
does work so as to live, feed and fulfill one’s requirement.
Therefore, I appeal the govt and concern Department to release the salaries at the
earliest possible time.
Pay and watch them perform
Our health minister has no reason to be shocked regarding the dismayed state of health
system in the state. The entire NRHM staffs of the state have not been paid their
salary for the last 4 months.
Now, can you expect the employees to work efficiently? For that matter, can our Chief
Minister or Health Minister or any of the officers work a single day without their
salary? While the review meetings and all the big talks of upgrading the system is
an everyday affair in the dailies, the employees are not paid for months. Why is
this happening in almost all the central sponsored schemes?
The unions, associations should work and find out the root cause of this delayed
payment culture in all the central sponsored schemes, should we want to see an efficiently
Introspect first and take a decision
I would like to put down some points regarding the Deputy Commissioner of East Kameng
In a district like East Kameng progressive and peaceful development can only be achieved,
when a strong and efficient district administrator is placed.
The present district Deputy Commissioner in a short period have taken some bold steps
and decisions for the public and officials of various departments and is also trying
his level best to make the district better.
As, a laymen I no way can comment on credibility of an I.A.S officer, but as a concern
citizen of a district, we have noticed various good changes for our district.
We expect more from him in near future.
At the same time, we are also aware about the trend prevailing in our district where
only Chamchas of the higher represen-tatives of the district last long.
We expect, after seeing the present scenario of district, that representatives of
the district too may introspect among themselves before taking any regrettable decision.
The Rise of the Dao Culture: Unleashing fear
The original source of the title is from the movie “The rise of the guardian”. This
movie depicted about how a boy turns into a guardian to save the children from the
grip of the fear that becomes the only source for the rising of the dark.
We are witnessing a rampant rise in the Dao culture; culture which accords and reveres
the slogan “Threats, kill and fear”.
Like a movie, we are in dire need of our own guardian and for this we don’t need
a boy but a quite good order of law, change in the mindset of some groups of people,
and recognition of the idiom “Live, and let others live”. We are probably buffeted
by the regular waves of physical terror in and around the capital.
Without an iota of doubt, we are certainly in a cusp of paradigm shift; shift from
sanity to insanity where Dao culture unleashing fear has become an incessant phenomenon.
In and around the capital, where we expect civilized people to inhabit, the conducive
atmosphere required for the preservation of mutual respect and dignity for each others
are slowly degenerating into a very harsh and pathetic condition.
We are witnessing a race for dominance and superiority at the capital. And this race
has been a tinderbox; helping to kindle a fire that is rapidly engulfing the capital
and the people residing has started feeling the heat of it.
In our tribal society the importance of Dao cannot be ignored; it can be placed at
the heart of our culture. Our traditional attire is incomplete without Dao. We certainly
revered the presence of Dao as it had a great contribution in the process of civilization
of tribal societies. It is said that, “Changes is required to adopt with the changing
time and generation” but the way Dao is being used is changing the mindset of the
people which is pressing the alarming button.
When without it, person will feel weak or conscience will work and he maintain to
dodge any kind of bickering or clash and try not to aggravate the situation by further
adding of fuel in the fire, but in contrary when carrying dao the same person pretend
to be macho and inflate his chest displaying that he is strong and when suddenly
struck with even a minor incident will provoke him to take a help of dao. Dao in
simple terms “License to threat and kill”.
Take the case of recent incident, where Unty Umbrey alias Unity Umbrey had had a
taste of growing brutality over the people residing in and around the capital. He
had slightly missed the ticket to heaven. This incident is a mirror to us as it reflects
the insanity and madness that has become the order of the day. Inside the virtual
bubble where selfishness and self aggrandizement abounds, one fails to see that even
small acts of negligence can be destructive, so therefore passive resistance or mere
spectator to this incident won’t trample the gripping insanity and madness, only
way to stop this before it takes the life of your brother, friends or anyone is by
strongly condemning it and demanding a strong action against it.
Responsibility is the price of freedom and price of diversity too. When living in
diverse society our responsibility is to respect the existence of other tribes and
their respective culture and tradition. When abdicate those responsibility the result
is the tsunami of hatred and ill-thoughts for others.
What is happening in Bodo Territorial Area District (BTAD) is different from ours.
BTAD claims to be fighting against the outsiders, some groups of people do praise
the efforts of it not bothered what path they chart to accomplish it. But in our
capital no one is an outsider’s; we all are Arunachalee and had been granted equal
rights and freedom in and around the capital. One has no rights to gloss up any tribe
as an outsiders as we all are born and prepared to die in our own mother land “Arunachal
If this wheel of incoherence and disrespect is allowed to continue, pretty soon we
all will become a part of divided Arunachal Pradesh.
The question that comes in my mind is how a brutality and offensiveness method can
solve a problem or situation that demands not counter-offensive attacks but a mere
politeness that can prove to be a magic bullet.
While taking a helicopter view of the condition prevailing in and around the capital
one cannot disagree with the very much alike Alice in wonderland situation of law
and order in the capital. Government has miserably failed to even invoke a sense
of security and safety of its own people. The reality is different between the inherited
institution to the government which is created by our ancestor for the citizens and
life of the citizens. This differences has made citizens live within a contagion
of chaos. The beleaguered government has to take the responsibility and expand their
capability of understanding; they need to understand that politics is confined not
only to creating growth but also creating order. We have enough law but no order.
Until that is achieved life will be nasty, brutish and short. The laws tame the ego
and create habits of defense by reminding citizens of their subordination to something
permanent. The law spiritualise matter, so that something very normal, like having
meal, has a sacred component of it. The laws build community by anchoring belief
in common practice. Sadly, our law exists only in book.