July 09

RGU date extended

ITANAGAR, Jul 08: The last date for submission of application form for admission to various courses in RGU has been extended by a week to 17th July, 2015 on administrative reason. Aspiring candidates may obtain prospectus or download the forms and submit the same to the concerned office.


Legal metrology crack down

ZIRO, Jul 08: A team from Legal Metrology seized cold drinks in Ziro for selling them above manufacturing rate. They also seized Maggi noodles which were being sold by a few shops violating the District Magistrate’s order. The team headed by D.Tana, Inspector, LM&CA, Ziro checked electronic weighing machine of shops and seized the ones found violating the Legal Metrology Act, 2009. DIPRO


Union demands thorough investigation into death

ITANAGAR, Jul 08: The All Maro Baririjo Area Students’ Union (AMBASU) today appealed to the Daporijo police to conduct a thorough and proper investigation into the death of an 11-year-old girl, who died under mysterious circumstances after she went missing on Apr 12th last.

The union in a release claimed that the girl went missing after she along with four of her friends went hiking near the Subansiri River. Her body was later found tied with a fishing rope in the river by a fisherman on the 17th of Apr. The parents of the deceased have also lodged an FIR with the police, the Union added and appealed the police to unravel the truth behind her death at the earliest.


Committee dissatisfied with clarification

ITANAGAR, Jul 08: The Arunachal Pradesh Survey and Settlement Trainees Interim Committee(APSSTIC) has expressed dissatisfaction at clarification given by Director Land Management, claiming that clarification  in which the  department said publication of advertisement was made with prior approval from the Chief Electoral Officer  totally contradicted with the document obtained through RTI. It further claimed that as per the RTI, the advertisement was published in local dailies on 28th March 2014 but the date of approval of CEO is on 2nd April 2014, so question of approval as claimed by the department doesn’t arise.


Forum reiterates demands

ITANAGAR, Jul 08: The Kurung Kumey District Land Affected People’s Forum in a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Kurung Kumey has reiterated its demands for re-assessment of land compensation and re-survey of actual land affected people in the district. The forum also urged the DC not to pay compensation without clearing reassessment and re-survey. It further appealed the district administration to look into the matter at earliest.


Investigation against DDSE sought

ITANAGAR, Jul 08: Claiming that the list submitted by Seppa DDSE, showing the total number of defunct schools in East Kameng district to be 17 government primary schools including 1 government middle school, is contradictory to the official report, the district unit of International Human Rights Association (IHRA) has in a representation to the state Director of Elementary Education (DEE) today urged him to conduct preliminary investigation against the alleged contradictory statements given by the said DDSE.

Citing official reports submitted to the DC by the concerned department, the IHRA said that the actual number of defunct schools in the district during 2014-15, is 25 government primary schools and 1 government middle school.

While questioning the DDSE over his alleged report in which he reasoned that the schools have been declared defunct due to low population, since according to the latest census reports there is sufficient population in almost all blocks of the district, the Association further appealed the DEE to look into the matter seriously and initiate necessary action at the earliest.   


Memo submitted

ITANAGAR, Jul 08: The Pakke Passa Valley Youth Welfare Association Joint Committee (PPVYWAJC) has today submitted a memorandum to the 12th Pake-Kessang and Passa Valley MLA and appealed to him to address the issues at the earliest in the interest of the area’s people.

Its demands included; proper electricity connection, establishment of PWD/PHED sub-division  office, upgradation of  Government  Secondary School, Pakke Kessang to higher secondary  school  and government middle school, Rilloh  to secondary school, posting of adequate teachers, establishment of permanent  police outpost for maintaining  peace and security besides, early setting up of  BSNL network service at Pakke Kessang  and Passa Valley.   


Contractors association supports Act

ITANAGAR, Jul 08: The Longding District Contractors Association (formerly Wancho Contractors Association) in a meeting yesterday discussed on District Based Entrepreneurs and Professional (Incentive Development and Promotional) Act-- 2015 and its implications and merits.

The meeting which was also attended by the members of Wancho Cultural Society supported the Act and they felt that this Act, if enacted would immensely benefit the indigenous and small time contractors.


Teachers’ orientation prog. held

ITANAGAR, Jul 08: In all 20 teachers took part in a day-long teachers’ orientation programme organized at SFS School in Basar today.

During the programme different sessions and workshops were held to empower teachers to discover their own talents and motivate them to become better teachers.  

In his inaugural address, the school’s principal Fr. Thomas Paul said that teaching is not simply a profession but is a commitment towards bringing forth the best in the students for creating a better society.     

Senior teacher and Oman Ministry of Education consultant Mani Thomas was present as resource person.


Farmers helped under fish cum paddy culture

Yachang Tacho

ZIRO, Jul 08: Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Kanki Darang has distributed common carp fingerlings to 215 beneficiaries of Ziro-I circle under centrally sponsored scheme ‘paddy cum fish culture’ here today at Abotani Hall.

As popularity of paddy-cum-fish culture being practiced in picturesque Ziro Valley is growing worldwide, government has finally recognized its importance and coming forward to assist farmers by means of providing fingerlings and financial assistance for plot development etc.

Earlier, member secretary Pani Odyssey while briefing on importance of the scheme and its benefit to farmers suggested the beneficiaries to utilize it in best possible way so as to get bumper harvest.

‘Such kind of assistance especially to poor farmer like me will greatly help us in bringing additional income in year end and encourage us to continue the practices,’ said a beneficiary.


Middle School devoid of basic facilities, desk and benches

ITANAGAR, Jul 08: The Government Middle School, Patila-Hollongi under Balijan circle of Papum Pare is running with only eight pairs of desks and benches for students reflecting total apathy on the part of the authorities concerned. This astonishing fact came into light when a team of Balijan Circle Youth Association (BCYA) led by its incumbent President Kuru Joram visited the School yesterday.

According to a BCYA release, there were only eight pairs of desks and benches in the school for a total 143 students in the current academic session of which 67 are girls.

“All except few sit on the floor of the classroom,” the release said. The school is also devoid of basic facilities like, safe drinking water and electricity.

The youth association appealed to the local elected representative, district administration, particularly the deputy commissioner and education department, to wake up from deep slumber and do the needful for mitigating the problems of the school.

Otherwise, the mission for elementary education to all will remain distant dream, the release said.


DC, DFO lead plantation drive in Tawang

ITANAGAR, Jul 08: Tawang Deputy Commissioner Abishek Dev and DFO Sangey Tsering led a large gathering of officials and staff of forest department, environmentalists and volunteers of Eco Wildlife and Pollution Control Society from the front in planting saplings in Tawang on the eve of Van Mahotsav Week -2015 celebration here yesterday.

Both the Deputy Commissioner and the DFO planted saplings in the premises of the under construction children’s park near taxi stand and circuit house.

The DC laid thrust on large-scale plantation and frequent inspection of the planted saplings to ensure their growth. Further, he exhorted the forest department to widely propagate the message of environment conservation and connect more people to the Eco warrior programme.

Later, the Tawang DFO along with ITBP Assistant Commandant, Kumar Prashant and OC Ashok Kumar conducted a mega plantation drive in the ITBP premises near Army heliport. Sangey briefed and demonstrated the ITBP jawaans on the precise and meticulous techniques of planting a sapling.

Van Mahotsav is celebrated every year from July 1 to 7, and the movement was initiated in the year 1950 by the then Union Minister Agriculture, Dr KM Munshi.  (Tawang Vigilance)


News Impact

Arunachal receives more than ` 1400 Cr from Power Developers

ITANAGAR, Jul 08: Arunachal Pradesh has received Rs. 1495.62 Crs (Rs One thousand four hundred ninety five crores and sixty two lakhs) as upfront premium and processing fee from the power developers in lieu of allotment of the Hydro Electric projects. 68 Hydro Power companies, private as well public sector undertakings have entered into MoU with the State Government, according to the papers submitted today at the legislative assembly in a question raised by MLA Paknga Bage.

Meanwhile, the govt of Arunachal has cancelled eleven power projects allotment for violation of terms and conditions of MoA. This was informed by Minister in charge of Hydro Power today. Of more than 100 big and small projects, only four projects are under execution including  Kameng HEP (600 MW) in West Kameng by NEEPCO Ltd, Pare HEP (110 MW) in Papum Pare District by NEEPCO Ltd, Subansiri Lower HEP(2000 MW) in Lower Subansiri District by NHPC Ltd and Gongri HEP (144 MW) in West Kameng district by M/s Patel Engineering Ltd.



Govt opposes district-wise quota system in competitive exams

ITANAGAR, Jul 08: Opposing district-wise quota system in state competitive exams, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today said introduction of such a system will create problems for the state government.

Responding to  the matter raised by MLA Tirong Aboh  during Zero Hour discussion asking the government to provide special quota for insurgency-hit Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts in Arunachal Pradesh Joint Entrance Exam and Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission, Tuki said that such a system existed during 1995-2002 but had to be abolished after Gauhati High Court banned it following a case.

In order to improve the educational scenario of the districts the state government, he said, has established government schools besides reputed private institutions like Sharada Mission School at Narottam Nagar in Tirap, R K Mission school at Deomali (Tirap) and Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya at Jairampur in Changlang district.

Moreover, he pointed out that there is equitable distribution of seats in technical courses outside the state for students from the three troubled districts.

"To provide employment to the youths of the districts, the state government has already created 1,900 posts of police constables and officers of which, 1,769 have already been posted," he said adding, "We are expecting fund from the Centre under police modernisation."

While raising the issue Tirap MLA Aboh informed the House that the three easternmost districts of the state were affected by insurgency and unemployment problems besides recording a rise in the number of drug addicts.

Citing examples of Assam and Nagaland, he said Assam had such provisions for the youths of Karbi Anglong and Bodoland while Nagaland has provision for youths from Konyak tribe.

He also cited the example of Union HRD ministry allocating special quota to Kashmiri Pandits.  PTI



Steps taken for welfare of labourers: Govt

Question Hour

ITANAGAR, Jul 08: The Arunachal Pradesh government has taken various measures for the welfare of the labourers in the state, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who is also in-charge of the labour department, informed the assembly today.

Revision of monetary ceilings of statutory financial assistance to the workers employed in building and construction work had already been approved by the state government and a notification would be issued by the labour and employment department after getting necessary vetting of the notification by the law department, Tuki said in reply to a question from MLA  Tesam Pongte.

As per the revised rates, the maternity benefit for labourers has been fixed at Rs 1000, disability pension - Rs 1000 per month, advance for purchase of construction of house - Rs one lakh, tools loan - Rs 15,000, funeral assistance - Rs 1000, accidental death benefit to the tune of Rs one lakh, the chief minister said.

Moreover,  the CM said, medical assistance up to Rs 15,000 in normal case and up to 25,000 in case of accident would be provided besides education assistance  for children of registered workers which would cover total education fees or as may be decided by the Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APBOCWWB).

"Marriage assistance to the tune of Rs ten thousand has also been fixed by the state government," he added. State Govt has also reserved 25 per cent posts for regularization of contingency staff/ workers and  Govt will  ensure transparency in regularization of workers and implementation of beneficial schemes for the workers, the CM said.

Responding to a supplementary of MLA Kento Rina, the  Chief Minister replied that the contingency staff are recruited under particular project. After completion of particular project, the department concerned may transfer the workers to another project, he said. Rina wanted to know whether the contingency staffs are transferrable or not.

Lokayukta: Responding to a question of Opposition leader Tamiyo Taga, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki informed the house that the State Govt has enacted the AP Lokayukta Act, 2014 and it has come into force from Oct 2, 2014.   The CM further informed that the consent of Guahati High Court chief  justice for nomination of high court judge as a member of selection committee has been received on  May 7, 2015 and accordingly the selection committee has been notified on  June 15 last. Taga in his question wanted to know the reason for delay in formation of Lokayukta in Arunachal Pradesh.  

The Chief Minister  also informed the Assembly that  state government had made fund provision for setting up Lokayukta in the state.  He said the expenditure for its establishment had been worked out and fund provision made.

When Taga sought to know whether he was included as a member of the selection committee as per Constitutional provision, Tuki said the Opposition Leader would be included as one of its members.

Women’s college: There is no proposal for establishment of women’s college at Aalo.  However, a model Govt Degree College will start functioning soon at Basar to reduce the over-crowding of students at Kamki college.  The principal and assistant professors have already been posted to start functioning of the college during this session. This was informed in the house by Education Minister Tapang Taloh while responding to a star question of  MLA Tumke Bagra. The minister further informed   that state Govt has established a women’s college at Lekhi, Naharlagun in the year 2014-15.

Status of DRDA staff: The Chief Minister informed that at present there are 582 staff in various categories under DRDA and no new staff have been appointed in the DRDA recently.  The DRDA appointments are made under strict guidelines of the Central Govt and there is no space for violation of guidelines, he said.

While responding to a star question of MLA Tamar Murtem, the Chief Minister further informed that the proposal for absorption of DRDA employees to line departments is under scrutiny of the Govt. He further said granting of retirement and death gratuity of DRDA employees is under submission to the Government. Informing the  house that the salaries of DRDA staff has been paid up to March last, the Chief Minister said  the state Govt  is  finding ways and means to disburse the salaries of the DRDA staff regularly.

Passage of fish in dam: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today assured to keep the provisions of passage for fish in all future run-of-the-river projects in the state. The Chief Minister was responding to a query by  BJP member Japu Deru during question hour in the Assembly regarding provision of passage for fish at the Bichom Dam of 600 MW Kameng hydroelectric project in West Kameng district.

Responding to the query, Tuki said that fish ladders are not proposed by the NEEPCO at Bichom dam and the  dam was designed for fish hatchery and other tourism related activities.

The chief minister also said that the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the union ministry of environment and forest in its meeting on January 28 this year agreed that provision of hatcheries would be a rational approach in lieu of fish ladder in Bichom dam and the Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI) was requested by the NEEPCO to take up the study for finalisation of the design of fish hatcheries in the dam.

He further said the suitability of specific fish pass applicable to the project was being studied by the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) Kochi, which recommended construction of fish ladder of length 797.50 meter for Bichom dam. But the consultant of NEEPCO opined that the fish ladder in more than 20 meters high dam has failed worldwide to successfully pass fishes to upstream and so the executing agency has kept provision for hatcheries in lieu of fish ladder, Tuki  informed.

Mid-day meal: Responding to a question by Congress MLA Nyamar Karbak, the state government informed that the total food grains (rice) quantity allotted during 2014- 15 was 6348.17 MT under Mid-day Meal Programme and cost of food grains sanctioned was Rs.358.67 lakh only @Rs.565/- per quintal.

CM Health Insurance: The govt informed today that Rs. 8,19,48,282 have been released being premium amount upto 3rd Quarter Instalment to the Insurer -"The New India Assurance Co.Ltd under Chief Minister Health Insurance Programme.  5783 patients have benefited from the programme by 6th June 2015.



NES press statement detrimental to growth of true democracy’

ITANAGAR, Jul 08: People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) has discouraged the press statement by Nyishi Elite Society (NES) President that called upon various organizations of the Nyishi community to refrain themselves from getting involved in the movement against corruption against the Nabam Tuki led Government in the state.

The Party termed the press statement as very unfortunate, communal and detrimental to growth of true democracy in a multi-cultured society like Arunachal Pradesh.

“This is against the very spirit of unity in diversity that binds all the regions and communities in the state.”

“Every sensible citizen should condemn such provocative thoughts and practices,” the party said in a release.

The party also said that the NES president’s press statement has contradicted another statement of his own, who reportedly said, that “We need a strong and vigilant opposition in the state.” PPA described both the press statements of the NES president as self contradictory and ‘sad mix off communalism and politics’.

The question of the growth of strong and vigilant opposition in the state can never become a reality in this state if such negative political thoughts are given space in our democracy, the statement said.



APCC hits back at BJP, says criticism immature

ITANAGAR, Jul 08: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has called the criticism of the state government by BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav as immature.

The BJP functionary, who had never been to this state earlier before, is neither a politician nor a public representative.

How can a BJP functionary, who does not have any knowledge on the functioning of a state government, can criticize a government over its functioning, said APCC, while reacting to a press statement of the BJP General Secretary.

The BJP General Secretary yesterday alleged that the ruling Congress Government in the state lacks commitment and accountability.

With regards to submission of Utilization of Certificates, APCC said that the BJP Govt. at the Centre has scrapped the Planning Commission and the newly born Niti-Ayog is yet to take its shape.

“Nothing has been finalized with regards to release of funds,” the party said, and cautioned the BJP general secretary to abstain from making such imprudent comment.



Meeting to check encroachment of Govt land

AALO, Jul 08: In its effort to contain growing problems of land encroachments in Govt. land and premises at Aalo town, a meeting of the West Siang district administration and other officials were held on 7th July last. Chairing the meeting Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu said that the town has a history of encroachments and asked the HODs especially the local officers of the district to shoulder responsibility to protect land allotted to them and lodge FIR against any encroachment of Govt. land and damage of public property.  He asked the concerned department to list out unauthorized mushrooming of shops and meat vendors in the residential areas, obstructions on right of the way for early action. Eviction drive at Sipu Colony and Paktu Tinali to Pakam in the past was necessitated to clear the road to avoid traffic congestion and entry of fire brigades. Administration, Police, HoDs and citizens have to work hand in hand to check the unwanted growth in the town to make it beautiful and congenial place to live in, he said.

The Estate Officer cum ADC  Tamik Talom dwelt at length on evictions of unwanted structures on Right of the way and role of the HoDs in protecting land and premises under their possession.

The DLR& SO Pumek Ronya disclosed that approval from the Govt. does not give right to any individual to build structure and own any land unless it is reviewed, verified and formally allotted by the district administration. The HoDs who attended the meeting also spelt out their problems and suggestions on encroachments, uniformity in allocation of land, resurvey of land due to bifurcation of departments, careful survey and recommendation and to work out exact possession of land with the department to sort out revenue payment to the Govt. DIPRO



Ering announces Rs. 10 Lakhs for IGGC  hostel building

TEZU, Jul 08: Member of Parliament Ninnong Ering announced Rs.10 for construction of a new hostel (boys) for Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu. Ering made the announcement during his brief visit of the college today.

Deputy Commissioner Nyabin Ete and Superintendent of Police VP Surya accompanied the MP during his visit to the college.  

Earlier, he took stock of the implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes, like MGNREGA, IAY, PMGSY, total sanitation campaign, Swachh Bharat Mission etc in the district level monitoring and vigilance committee meeting conducted by the DRDA, Tezu.

He asked various the government departments implementing those schemes, like ICDS, PHE, DRDA etc to complete their projects/schemes within the specified time by maintaining the quality of work. DIPRO



Jamia to begin first ever PG course in North East studies

New Delhi, Jul 08: A first ever post-graduation course in North-East studies will be started at prestigious Jamia Millia lslamia, Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) Jitendra Singh announced on Wednesday.

"There is often talk of bringing Northeast closer to mainstream India but I personally always subscribe to the idea of simultaneously bringing mainstream India closer to Northeast. The new initiative, therefore, would be a promising step in that direction," he said.

The Minister made the announcement after a visit to the Centre for Northeast Studies in the University after his meeting with Vice Chancellor, Talat Ahmed, Head of Northeast Studies, Sanjoy Hazarika and other faculty members to give a final shape to the decision.

"For India this is a totally new and unique initiative of its kind because this will be for the first time that any Indian University will introduce a formal recognised Post Graduation Degree Course in region based studies," he said. The Minister was earlier informed a formal Master's course in Northeast studies will begin from next academic session, one optional paper on Northeast has already been introduced in post graduation exam from the current academic year.

"The concept of region based research and study within a university was, by and large, hitherto unknown in the Indian academia and mostly existed in some European universities and therefore, with the introduction of this course, not only the Jamia Millia Islamia University will acquire a distinct identity of its own but the Northeastern part of India will also earn a unique academic distinction," he said.

The Minister said Northeast has a very high literacy rate with a small State like Mizoram recording a literacy rate of 92 per cent to 93 per cent, second only to Kerala.

"Students and faculty of Northeast origin are making a very valuable contribution in the leading colleges and universities of the National capital and other Indian metros. DoNER plans to promote Centres for Northeast Studies as resource banks for people from outside Northeast to understand and study the exclusive culture and richness of that region," the Minister said.

He assured the Vice Chancellor that the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) will offer all its cooperation in making the initiative successful. PTI


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Widen scope of investigation

The news of the arrest of an LPG cylinder black marketeer from Itanagar by officials of Food and Civil Supplies Department has come as big relief to the consumers of capital complex. In recent years black marketing of LPG gas cylinder has become major cause of concern in capital region. Often consumers have to pay double amount to the middlemen while buying  cylinders.

Even though department of Food and Civil Supplies claims to be constantly fighting against this menace the situation has not improved much. It is a well known fact that black marketeers in connivance with gas agency authorities are indulging in corrupt practices. Instead of just catching hold of one or two black marketeers, the Food and Civil Supplies department should widen the scope of investigation and investigate the role of gas agency authorities. Strict penalty should be imposed against those gas agencies which are encouraging the corrupt black marketing practices. Unless department initiate some tough measures, the situation will not improve.





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Thank you for playing with our dreams

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of every officer especially those in charge for recruitment and conducting examination. We respect that you have the position and power to excise but we have also become aware that the power you are excising is not for the welfare of unemployed youth of this job deficit state rather to satisfy political bosses. Your department gives an advertisement with certain number of vacancy with well included sentence “vacancy may vary at the time of recruiting” (corruption starts here itself). Now once you have given advertisement you forget your next stage and it takes years for you to issue calling letters.

When you are in process of satisfying your political bosses you have failed to realize that you are playing with dreams of every unemployed youth. A case, in the month of October 2014 we have submitted application for post of inspector in the Department of Co-operative societies but till now nothing from the department.

Now the latest one, recruitment for junior engineer in Public Work Department. It was an online system for the first time in State (Department deserves praise for this) we were with a hope that at least this time department is going to be fair but we were wrong. You postponed the exam on last days saying “ Unavoidable administrative reason” and of course a good excuse. We are well aware that it is all because you want to make happy your political boss.

Lastly, thank you for playing with our dreams.


An Unemployed youth



We are poor in stenography skills

Dear Editor,

The amendment / modification for recruitment of PA’s / SPA’s are highly welcome. But the advertisement for SPA published on 2nd July’ 2015 is disappointing. On that advertisement, it is said that 10 minutes dictation @ 100 WPM and 50 for transcription. It means that minimum words to be dictated are 1000 which is not possible for us.

Before amendment, there was 5 minutes dictation @ 100 WPM and allotted 60 minutes for transcription. It seems that maximum words limit is 500. Now it is double and time for transcription is reduced to 50 (Minus 10 minutes instead of increasing).

It is pertinent to mention here that 12 posts of SPA were advertised on 7th June 2010. Unfortunately, none of the candidate has qualified. It is clear that we are poor in stenography skills so there is no need to increase the words limit.

I request Administrative Reform, Department of Arunachal Pradesh to re-modify the RR by reducing words limit and time for transcription may be given as per maximum words limit.


A perspective candidate




Why are we doomed to be poor?

Dear Editor,

What do you say about a society whose top leaders are the biggest crooks? What do you do in a system where almost anyone with power is corrupt? Arunachal has suffered enough. From childhood we are told that Arunachal is a poor state. Why? There are states in India where an average person makes more than fifty times than that of an Arunachali. Fifty times? Does an Arunachal farmer not work hard? Does an Arunachali student not study? Do we not want to do well? Why are we then doomed to be poor?

This has to stop; we have to clean the system.

Che Guevara, the great revolutionary, once said, ‘Power is not an apple that falls from a tree into your lap. Power has to be snatched from people who already have it. We have to start a revolution, a revolution that resets our corrupt system. A system that shifts power back into the hands of people and treats politicians like workers not kings’.

Of course this won’t happen overnight.  This also won’t happen until the real suffering begins.  As Arunachal’s young population increases, we will need more good colleges and jobs. Soon, there won’t be anymore. People will realise who is fooling them. It could take 20 years.  I call it revolution 5050, the year in which it will happen; the moment will finally shake the muck off Arunachal. When Internet will connect all colleges across the state. When we will go on shut down until things are fixed. When young people will leave their classes and offices and come on to the streets. When Arunachali will get justice and the guilty will be punished.


Gloria Megu




Disheartening and unpalatable response

Dear Editor,

The recent press release of the PWD Pasighat “We are on track “relating to the cc pavement or road is disheartening and unpalatable. The business community felt belittled and unheard to the degree of response by the PWD  and the District administration .The statement was just a travesty of justice to our pain. We hoped that the authority would take action beneficial to us but shattered. The authority is lamenting their procrastination reasons instead of stating completion time, it is just a delaying tactics. If the authority is at all committed to undertake the work on war footing it should have resumed the work as the weather is conducive now.

We do not intend to tarnish anyone’s integrity nor interested to write in this esteem daily time and again but we are compelled to ventilate our fumes of depression. You talk of  durability of the road but we  afraid that none of your roads lasted for more than 3years without patching. This CC road would be no exception. You are lagging miles to regain your lost glory. If the firm is not well equipped with plant and machinery, and experiences how did the department awarded the tender to the concern firm.

The department is misleading the public to an uncertainty. Why is  the department so adamant where we are just asking for opening of all the access points? As anyone can say that the construction will resume only after the beginning of the winter. By that time we would have suffered untold miseries. Of course, the authority has nothing to lose but if you were a politician you would have certainly something to lose.

We directly beseech with heavy hearts to the honourable Minister PWD to spare sometime to sort out our problem. We feel dejected and forsaken for no positive action is taken by the concern authority and the District Administration.

Please take away the barbed wires and the logs from the road till the resumption of work is done! We are really suffering from this trauma of utter negligence. Please don’t let us squeeze  between the tussles of the contractor and the department. It is completely unacceptable to block the roads for months together. Please rescue us!


A citizen




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