ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The Omkar Mission Arunachal Pradesh has sought naming of either
NIT Jote or Civil Secretariat in the name of former chief minister Dorjee Khandu.
The mission led by former MLA Lokam Tassar gave a representation to the chief minister
in this regard.
His contribution to the welfare of Arunachal Pradesh is remarkable and unforgettable.
It should be the moral obligation of every Arunachalee to hold up the name of late
Dorjee Kahndu, he said citing many contributions of the Late CM.
ACS opposes extension of service period
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) has strongly opposed the alleged
move of few retiring government employees for extension of their service period.
Claiming that few government employees, who are on the verge of retirement, are pressuring
the higher authority for extension of their service period, ACS demanded the state
government to strictly adhere to its official order of June 6, 2014 banning re-employment
of retiring/retired government officers. If considered, this move will deprive thousands
of unemployed educated youths from employment, said ACS and demanded the state government
to cease the file for re-employment without any pre-condition.
Poor BSNL network at Pangin
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The BSNL subscribers of Pangin under Siang district are irked over
the poor signal and subsequent interruption in cell phone communication.
Frequent call drops, call breaks due to network congestion have become a headache
for BSNL customers in Pangin, informed Siang District Development Committee.
Despite repeated appeals, the BSNL authority at Itanagar has not taken any step to
improve the mobile service, the Committee rued.
It invited various other mobile phone service providers to extend their service network
to Pangin to end the monopoly of BSNL.
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: With reference to the news item published on July 13 issue of this
daily under heading “Court direction on PMGSY road” it is clarified that Itanagar
Permanent Bench of Gauhati High Court, Naharlagun did not direct the state government
to stop further payment to the private executing agency for construction of road
from 64 km Seppa-Chayangtajo Road to Krema Pao nor did ask it to show appropriate
reason for payment of Rs. 2 crore to the private firm. In fact, a PIL was filed in
the Gauhati High Court, Itanagar Permanent Bench against the state government and
seven others, including a private party, alleging mis-use and misappropriation of
fund meant for construction of road from 64 km point of Seppa-Chayangtajo Road to
Krema Pao and violation of contract agreement executed between the respondent authorities
and private respondent no 8 for the road construction work.
Hearing the PIL, Justice Rumi Kumari Phukan of the Itanagar permanent bench, Gauhati
High Court ordered to issue notice to the private respondent no. 8 returnable by
“Government advocate has admitted the notice on behalf of the state respondent parties
(no. 1 to 7). Therefore, no further notice is required to serve upon them,” the
Van Mahotsava observed in Upper Subansiri
DAPORIJO, Jul 14: The Daporijo Forest Division observed the 66th Van Mahotsava from
July 4 to 7 in Upper Subansiri district by organising tree plantation drive in collaboration
with the DC, SP and Heads of Departments of the district.
Around 900 seedlings were planted at the DC Bungalow compound, DC office approach
road, Singik Hall and Children’s Park.
DFO Daporijo T Bui highlighted the importance of Van Mahotsava celebrations while
DC Komkar Dulom emphasised on the importance of environment and ecological balance
in and around the district, as a whole.
During the celebration, the Range Officer, along with his staff displayed banners
in prominent places to educate the public on the importance of the day.
Over 800 seedlings were also distributed free of cost to the public, government institutions
and NGOs. DIPRO
ANYA draws attention to Gumto check post
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has drawn the attention
of state home minister towards the condition of police personnel posted at Gumto
While informing that accommodation for the police personnel is too congested and
that the government has not provided any vehicle for emergency, it said that the
information was shared to them when a team of ANYA visited the check post to enquire
about the ILP checking process.
Also informing about the improper working of the CCTV camera, it sought the home
minister’s intervention into the problem.
Dwelling houses burnt down
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Two MIBT dwelling houses were reduced to ashes and properties worth
lakhs of rupees destroyed in a massive fire at Nirjuli.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, informed Arunachal Pradesh Youth
A team of the 13th Itanagar Assembly Youth Congress visited the accident site and
provided relief materials to the fire victims.
The visiting team appealed to the district administration to facilitate necessary
support to the victim of the fire mishap. It also appealed to all the Capital dwellers
to take preventive measures to avoid such incident in the future.
Meanwhile, the APYC unit of 13th Itanagar assembly constituency expressed gratitude
to the Itanagar MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Techi Kaso and President APYC cum
MLA Nyamar Karbak for their generous support and contribution.
Alleged accused declared proclaimed offender
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: All the five alleged accused in Itanagar Police Station Case no.
38/91 U/S 395/397 IPC have been declared proclaimed offender by the Session Judge,
West Sessions Division, Yupia.
The alleged accused, namely Bengia Talik, Chera Takap, Lokam Tamar, Rakhe Taji and
Tame Pibi are required to appear at the Court of the District and Sessions Judge,
West Sessions Division, Yupia to answer the said complainant on August 10 next, informed
Superintendent of Police (Capital) Seju P. Kuruvilla, IPS.
Another alleged accused BK Sabharwal in Naharlagun Police Station Case no. 82/01
U/S 392/397/365 IPC, r/w 27 Arms Act has been declared proclaimed offender by the
Sessions Judge, West Sessions Division, Yupia. He has been directed to appear before
the Court of the District and Sessions Judge, West Sessions Division, Yupia.
Organisation concerned over delay of fund placing
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The All Arunachal Newly Created Veterinary Aid Centres Organisation
(AANCVACO) has expressed concern over the delay of fund placing of 62 veterinary
aid centres in the state claiming that the scheme was passed in 2012-13 by the Cabinet.
While also saying that huge numbers of domestic animals are dying due to foot and
mouth diseases, it blamed the government of not doing anything to tackle the issue.
Association flays NES
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Nyishi Elite Society’s press statement in which it defended Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki’s government has drawn flak from many quarters. Joining in the
chorus, Nyishi Youth Welfare Association (NYWA) Capital Unit today strongly condemned
NES urging the parental organisation to refrain from communalising the issue. It
also alleged that discarding Nyishi organisations and unions is testimony of oppressive
attitude of the society. It further claimed that NES is being misused by few vested
individuals who may invite legal complicacies in future, a release added.
Continuation of contractual staffs under PRI sought
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Contractual Employees Association
(APPRCEA) has demanded for the continuation of the services of contractual staff
which expired on March 31 last.
In its memorandum submitted to the chief minister, the association also demanded
for pay enhancement and monthly release of honorarium.
Mosquito nets distributed
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: A total of 80 numbers of mosquito nets were distributed during
anti malaria campaign under Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme ‘community welfare fund
2015, conducted at Seijosa circle on July 11 last.
During the campaign, ADC Seijosa, ZPM, ASMs, PRI leaders, senior citizens and GBs
of the area also attended the campaign.
ATI training commences
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: A three days training on basics of computer applications commenced
at Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Naharlagun today.
Eighteen ministerial staff from Arunachal Pradesh Civil Secretariat and Heads of
Offices within Capital Complex are attending the training.
While addressing the participants during the inaugural function, ATI Director Pate
Marik explained the importance of computer education in today’s Information Technology
driven world. Govt. functionaries, business communities and even students need to
update and enhance their computer skills to cope up with advancement of Information
Technology, he said, and urged the participants to attend the training seriously
for their own benefits.
ATI Assistant Director cum Course Coordinator of the programme Priscilla Tayeng and
ATI Assistant Director Nani Khambo also spoke on the occasion.
Palbinder Singh, Course Director-cum-Director ITI Computer Education, Naharlagun
and Balbinder Singh of same institute are the resource persons for the programme.
The training is conducted under cent percent course fee sponsorship of Gol, Dept.
of Training, Training Division, New Delhi.
Eviction drive in Ziro
ZIRO, Jul 14: A massive eviction drive was carried out in Ziro Putu and Old Ziro
by the District Administration.
Around 17 permanent and semi permanent structures were brought down during the eviction
process. District Administration expressed its appreciation for the cooperation extended
by local people especially the Bazar Welfare Committee of Old Ziro and hoped for
similar cooperation in future endeavour of District Administration for overall development
The driver was under the supervision of ADC Cum Estate Officer, R K Borthakur and
Town Magistrate M.Riba assisted by DLRSO, Police personnel and around 600 members
of Bazar Welfare Committee, Old Ziro. DIPRO
Training on sickle cell trait survey
YINGKIONG, Jul 14: One-day training on survey of Sickle Cell Trait among school children
for block level trainers was held at District Hospital here today.
District Medical Officer Dr. Kaling Dai, DSO Dr. India Modi, DRCHO Dr. Appir Apang
imparted the training.
All the Medical Officers, laboratory technicians of all health facilities of Upper
Siang attended the training.
Sickle Cell Trait Survey for School children is an initiative under Department of
Social Justice Empowerment for Tribal Affairs (SJETA).
SJETA in collaboration with in collaboration with Health Department will screen all
school children of Upper Siang for Sickle Cell diseases in the current month to prevent
it from further spreading. DIPRO
Social service organised
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: A mass social service was organised on 11th and 12th July at Ward
no. 2 and 3. During the social service, hanging bridge of Economics & Statistics
colony was repaired. The members of the colony contributed to buy the materials required
for the maintenance of the bridge.
The approach road towards both side of hanging bridge was also renovated. The social
service was initiated by GR Richo, president, Economics & Statistics and Zoological
Survey of India Colony Welfare Committee. The Councilors of ward no. 2 and 3 along
with the residents of colony also contributed for the social service.
Smart Classroom at Seppa
SEPPA, Jul 14: East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh inaugurated a
smart classroom for children under SSA scheme in collaboration with IL & FS Education
and Technology Service Ltd. at DPO Office here today.
The Deputy Commissioner said that with the existing system of teaching and learning
in combination with the use of technology will help a lot in enhancing the knowledge
of the students. He was looking forward to prepare a schedule for establishment of
Smart Classroom in each and every school in East Kameng.
ADC Pooja Jain was delighted to see that such smart classroom introduced in the district
and urged education department to put it into best use for the students. She advised
the students to maintain discipline for success in life.
DDSE Kata Rangmo informed that such Smart Classroom will be introduced in each school
for which the responsibility will be fixed on Principals/Headmasters to make classroom
teaching more interesting. The education department has initiated a lot of good programmes
during the year like centralized kitchen shed under the guidance of the DC, the DDSE
B. Ghosh, Project Manager K-Yan & IT gave a presentation on K-Yan, a portable device
with versatile equipments of multiple uses including syllabus from KG to class XII.
Society writes to Chief Secretary
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Claiming that the road construction work from 51km point Seppa-Chayang
Tajo road to Sawa HQ under PMGSY has caused damage to more than 100 numbers of cultivated
land and 15 numbers of Rambang field (TASA) of Tungi village, the Tungi Welfare Society
has demanded for a team of officials from RWD department to check the ground realities
of the project.
In its complaint letter served to the chief secretary against the CEO RWD, the society
also claimed that the road project is substandard.
DPR violated, alleges BJYM
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Claiming that the approach road from minister line to Nya colony
here was not constructed according to the DPR, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)
Capital unit has demanded that the security deposit for the work be suspended till
the work is satisfactorily rectified.
Arunachal Pradesh Water Supply Bill 2015 passed by voice vote
Itanagar, Jul 14: The state Legislative Assembly today passed the Arunachal Pradesh
Water Supply Bill, 2015 by voice vote in the amended form.
The bill, tabled in the House by Public Heath Engineering and Water Supply minister
Takam Pario on July 7 last, was aimed at regulating water supply including levy of
reasonable tariff on consumption of piped water supply in the state by replacing
the Arunachal Pradesh Water Supply Act, 2000.
Taking part in the discussion members suggested for incorporating the provision of
protection of catchment areas of water source, besides review of hiked water supply
Responding to various suggestions from the members, Pario said the existing water
supply Act was devoid of many provisions and the present bill, reflecting the responsibilities
of the consumers, would notify water sources.
Replying to various queries from the members, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said "There
is no dearth of water in the state, but supply of safe drinking water is the responsibility
of the government".
He urged members to support the bill, while announcing to reduce the charge of new
water connection from proposed Rs 5,000 to Rs 3,000 and the monthly water charge
for one to three bedroom dwelling units from Rs 200 to Rs 150.
"As Arunachal Assembly is known for maintaining highest democratic system, our actions
should prove it," he said.
Leader of Opposition Tamiyo Taga raised questions as to why a bill was introduced,
instead of amending the existing one and wondered whether the new bill would be a
"magic one." He suggested for rain water harvesting and ban in jhum practice to protect
water catchment areas by making the deputy commissioners of all districts responsible
to check it.
Senior BJP leader Japu Deru termed the bill as against the interest of the poor,
saying the cent per cent hike in water charges would affect the common people.
Congress member Nikh Kamin stressed on revenue generation to end dependency on Centre
and suggested for a separate head for water supply to check revenue leakage.
While P D Sona of the Congress suggested that the government adopt "zero tolerance"
to ensure supply of safe drinking water and stressed on accountability of the department,
BJP member Tage Taki suggested measuring the major water sources of the state and
said they would dry up in future if the catchment areas were not protected.
Congress MLA Gabriel D Wangsu said with the level of underground water decreasing,
most of the districts in the state were facing water scarcity and suggested for introducing
metering system for collecting water supply bills.
The House passed the bill in amended form before Speaker adjourned it for the day.
Quotes of the day
1. Hum pani pina janta hein, lekin bachana nehi janta: Honchum Ngandam
2. Don’t accept changes quickly: Gabriel D Wangsu
3. Common people ke liye ye Bill nehi laya hein: Japu Deru
4. Assure water quality : Tage Taki
Nlg-Ghy Pawan Hans chopper
lands at village link road
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Pawan Hans MI 172, VTPHG, Helicopter with 19 passengers and 5 crew
members onboard which took off from Naharlagun Helipad at 0840 hrs on Monday for
Guwahati made a precautionary landing on a well carpeted village link road at a
place called Tetunbari in Sonitpur, Assam. It is reported that after flying for about
30 minutes, the aircraft encountered very bad weather condition in the route and
the pilots had to land the chopper on the road.
The aircraft halted there for 1 hour 45 minutes waiting for the weather to clear
up. It took off from there at 1055 hrs and landed back at Naharlagun Helipad this
morning with all the passengers and crew members safely as the weather condition
enroute Guwahati was not improving.
After ascertaining technical fitness of the aircraft and the weather clearance from
the ATC Tezpur, Jorhat and Guwahati, the chopper took off this morning for Guwahati,
said a statement from the department.
The Secretary, Civil Aviation, Government of Arunachal Pradesh has ordered the Director
Civil Aviation, Naharlagun to carry out an inquiry into the matter immediately
to ascertain the cause of the incident and fix accountability if any discrepancy
PR institution strengthened, fund released under RGPSA: CM
ITANAGAR, July 14: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today informed the Legislative Assembly
that the Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj had released an amount of Rs 7,72,13,000
under Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) for the year 2014-15.
With the state matching share of Rs 1,62,58,000, the total amount under RGPSA stood
at Rs 9,34,71,000. Out of the total amount, the state Govt had released an amount
of Rs 5,94,94,412 on May 8 last for the salary of the contractual staff including
591 computer cum account assistants posted at Gram Panchayat and 177 Panchayat Technical
assistants (JE) posted to Anchal Samities.
Responding to a calling attention motion raised by MLA Tage Taki regarding the status
of fund released to Lower Subansiri district under RGPSA during 2014-15, the Chief
Minister said a total amount of Rs 65, 30,000 have been released for salary of staff
under RGPSA in Lower Subansiri district. The rest amount has been kept in civil deposit,
Lauding the performance of Panchayati Raj bodies in Arunachal Pradesh, Tuki said
the three-tier panchayati raj institution in the state has been strengthened and
the elected members have gained good knowledge. Tuki further informed that the Union
Ministry of Panchayati Raj had awarded Rs 1 crore to Arunachal in recognition of
better performance of the Panchayati Raj bodies in the state. Arunachal now secured
fifth position in terms of performance of Panchayat bodies under RGPSA after Maharashtra,
Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
The State Govt has already devolved power and functions to Panchayat bodies under
29 subjects and 33 per cent reservation policy for women in Panchayat bodies has
been implemented in the state, the Chief Minister further informed.
Apart from this, the Chief Minister said, training and exposure visits for panchayat
members are being conducted from time to time to enhance their performance.
Youth future of Nation: Guv
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Youths are the future and real strength of a nation and they should
acquire the skill, knowledge and quality required to lead the society from the front,
said Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa.
Extending his hearty greetings to the youths of the State on the occasion of World
Youth Skills Day, the Governor expressed the hope that the Day will facilitate in
highlighting the importance of investing in youth in all areas of youth field, including
information technology, to build a better and informed society.
Rajkhowa hoped the celebration of the Day would promote sustained, inclusive and
more equitable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for
all, particularly the youth. At present, the youth in the age-group of 15 to 24 years
constitutes 20.8 percent of the total population of the State while most productive
age-group of 15 to 35 years makes 39.2 percent of the State’s population, the Governor
For a bright and prosperous future, the people of the State have to ensure inclusive
and quality education and acquire the required knowledge and skills and also develop
the spirit of entrepreneurship, the Governor said. He said that the problem of unemployment
and equitable development could be solved and achieved through enterprise development
in all potential areas, such as agriculture, horticulture, handloom and handicrafts,
integrated farming practices besides tourism, trade and technology.
The Day also coincides with the formal launching of the National Skill Development
Mission by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
He expressed confidence that the youth based initiative of the Government of India
will immensely help in developing knowledge, skills and promoting entrepreneurship
among the youth. PRO to Raj Bhawan
APSCW, Orgs condemn assault on officers
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) has taken
a suo-moto cognizance of the assault on two police officers at Namsai police station.
While condemning the assault on two police officers, the APSCW appealed the law enforcing
agency to book the culprits under relevant section of the law and award them exemplary
APSCW stated that it is concerned about the women and children of the State.
Women Cell IGG College Tezu has condemned the assault on two SIs at Namsai Police
The Women Cell appealed to the head of Police department to put in place a committee
to investigate the case so that immediate justice is given to the victims without
any delay. Those who were involved have not only harmed the dignity of women but
they have brought shame to the entire community, it said. Those who have been arrested
for their involvement must be brought to books with stringent punishment for committing
such shameful act, it said while adding that the incident proves that women are not
safe anywhere and young girls and women are highly vulnerable in our society.
The OC who was present at the time of assault is answerable for letting such incident
happen while adding that such violence against women should be stopped at all places
and preventable measures should be adopted and instituted in every district.
Tanw Supuñ Dukuñ (Tanw Apex Council), Ziro has also vehemently condemned the physical
assault on the officers in presence of the Officer-in-Charge by the youths of Namsai.
The Apatani Apex Council requested the District Administration and the District Police
of Namsai District to book the culprits as per the relevant laws of the land, without
any discrimination in the name of tribe, religion, caste and creed. Investigation
should be carried out in free and fair manner in the whole process to unearth the
truth on the physical assault, it said. The arrested culprits should not be released
on bail by the magistrate till detailed investigations are carried out by the competent
authority while the rest of the culprits should be arrested immediately without further
delay, it added.
The Apatani Apex Council also appealed all not to paint the physical assault with
Meanwhile, condemning the incident wherein two lady sub inspectors Radha Soki and
Michi Yanya were physically assaulted in presence of fellow police officers at Namsai
PS on July 10, the All Tagin Students Union (ATSU) have sought strict action against
It demanded that the case to be transferred at Women police station Itanagar.
The union further demanded that both the victims be transferred to their home districts.
UOAP to launch Jail Bharo Andolan
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The United Organisation of Arunachal Pradesh (UOAP) today stated
that the organisation is launching Jail Bharo Andolan rally tomorrow against Tuki
led government demanding initiation of CBI enquiry against financial mismanagement
and moral resignation of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and his council of ministers.
Addressing a press conference at Press Club here, UOAP Chairman Toko Obi stated that
people of Arunachal are ready to offer for volunteer arrest for the cause of the
state through the Andolan if the government desires so. The organisation is likely
to stage a protest rally in front of the state Legislative Assembly.
Expressing shock over the district administration’s denial of permission for staging
dharna, UOAP alleged that administration is forcefully trying to suppress the voice
of the people to rise against the inefficient state government. Reiterating its demands,
the organisation questioned that if the state government is so confident that there
is no financial mess up, why it is so reluctant to invite CBI to unearth the truth.
Condemning Nyishi Elite Society’s statement which it claimed was trying to protect
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki’s skin, Obi asked NES to refrain from defending any politician
in the name of Nyishi community. While ridiculing NES’s statement, UOAP Chairman
stated that Chief Minister doesn’t belong to any community and NES should to stop
using community tag for political mileage.
Clarifying that UOAP neither affiliates with any political party nor with any individual,
Spokesperson Ramjo Pordung denied to be backed by BJP. “We are fighting for the cause
of the society, we have nothing to do with any political party or individual”, Pordung
UOAP advisor Jalley Sonam claimed that government is trying hard to suppress the
voice of people armed with draconian Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities Prevention
(Act). “There is no democracy in Arunachal, the state government treats speaking
against them as a crime”, rued Sonam while saying that people’s voice against corruption
is being suppressed by the government. The UOAP staged a dharna on June 29th 2015
demanding CBI inquiry over alleged financial mismanagement and resignation of Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki. It also served seven days ultimatum to the Governor appraising
the head of state to initiate the CBI inquiry.
PPA reiterates demand to waive Article 371 H
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) has reiterated its earlier
demand to the state government to pursue with the Centre to amend the Constitution
to waive Article 371 H of the Constitution and put Arunachal Pradesh under the provision
of Article 371 A (1) (a).
The provision would protect and safeguard the religious and social practices, customary
rights of people of the state regarding ownership and transfer of land and resources
of the state.
The Arunachal State Assembly had unanimously adopted a resolution seeking special
constitutional protection on September 21, 2013. The house had unanimously resolved
to urge the Union Government to expeditiously amend Article 371 H of the Constitution
of India to bring it at par with the provision of Article 371 A (1) (a). “This is
an issue of paramount importance and legislative assembly is the right platform to
discuss and debate how best to achieve this goal. This should be a subject that should
be debated in the assembly instead of framing policies on ‘compensatory issue’, said
PPA President Kahfa Bengia at a party meeting.
“Constitutionally we do not own any of our indigenous resources - land, rivers, forest
and minerals. Unless there is a concrete settlement on this subject, participating
on national debate like Land Acquisition etc. will do no good to the state”, said
Party CWC Chairman Kamen Ringu stated, “Since, this defective Statehood Act was whimsically
passed during the Congress regime inspite of the tremendous protests staged by the
PPA then, the Congress Party today must be squarely blamed for this great historical
The Saffron Party, on the other hand, with the aid of the Central High Command should
put in all the efforts to right this wrong. The People’s Party of Arunachal will
always strive to democratically align with any political party that stands for the
greater interest of the state as a whole, he added.
Harrowing time on worn-out
PASIGHAT, Jul 14: The deplorable condition of Pasighat-Ledum-Tene-Koyu (PLTK) PWD
road which has gone from bad to worse due to lack of maintenance is causing great
inconvenience to the commuters.
The worn-out road with numerous pond-like potholes has made it almost impossible
to travel as motorists have to endure slush during rains.
Presently, APST buses and half a dozen of small passenger vehicles besides commercial
pick-up vans are plying on the road on regular basis but the road that connects major
parts of Pasighat-East, Pasighat-West (Ruksin) and Nari-Koyu constituencies with
Pasighat headquarter in East Siang district has remained in deplorable condition
for want of maintenance.
The local people of the three constituencies have been demanding early renovation
of the road but no serious step has been taken so far for renovation of the 60-kms
long PLTK road by state government, thereby showing total lack of respect to public
It may be recalled that the longest PWD road under Pasighat division was upgraded
with central funding in 2004. The North Eastern Council (NEC) during August, 2004
granted sanction of Rs 46.36 crore for improvement of the road and dispensed the
work to Pasighat PWD division. As such, the implementing agency constructed the road
within a period of five years.
There has been ritualistic assurance for renovation of the road by the state govt
has yielded no result as the treacherous road and the weak bridges continues to give
a harrowing time to commuters as well as damaging their vehicles.
Lifter Jimjang to represent country at CYG
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Promising weightlifter from the state Jimjang Deru has been selected
by the Indian Weightlifting Federation to represent the country at 4th Commonwealth
Youth Games (CYG) to be held in Apia, Samoa from September 5 to 11 this year, informed
Arunachal Weightlifting Assocaition (AWA). Jimjang is the second lifter from the
state after Yukar Sibi to get selected for the Youth Commonwealth Game. Sibi won
a silver medal in the game held in 2008.
The Indian contingent will leave New Delhi for the Games on Sept 2 and return on
Barring lifters, no athlete in other sports disciplines from the state has so far
been able to qualify for the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG), claimed the AWA release.
Sports disciplines recognised by Commonwealth Games Federation are, Archery, Athletic,
Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Canoe, Cricket, Cycling, Diving, Fencing, Football,
Gymnastic, Hockey, Judo, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Softball,
Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Tenpin Bowling, Triathlon, Water
Polo, Weightlifting and Wrestling, the release added.
No work progress in Koloriang infrastructure development project
ITANAGAR, July 14: Responding to a supplementary from MLA Pani Taram, Urban Development
Minister Pema Khandu today informed the Legislative Assembly that the National
Building Construction Corporation Ltd (NBCCL) has been implementing the infrastructure
development project of Koloriang town under the Union Ministry of Urban Development.
Quoting the NBCC report on status of work, the minister said there is no progress
of the project since last two years due to various reasons like landslide and land
dispute. However, the NBCC has been asked to hand over the project to Union Urban
Development ministry for further necessary action for completion of the project.
Earlier, Taram said, the reasons cited for halt in work progress is not authenticated.
Paramedical staff: The proposal for creation of medical and paramedical staff posts
is under process and the state cabinet has already approved for creation of 1839
posts in phase manner, informed Health Minister Rajesh Tacho.
While responding to a supplementary from MLA Tamiyo Taga, the minister further informed
that only 59 of health sub-centre are non-functional due to various reasons like
non-fulfillment of criteria prescribed by the Central Govt in creation of health
sub-centres. Informing that more than 200 ANMs have been appointed during 2015 under
NHM, the Minister assured that all the sub-centres will become functional and required
staff will be posted soon. Earlier, Taga said out of the 11 sub centres, 10 are defunct
in his district.
Power problems: Responding to a supplementary from MLA Mohesh Chai, Power Minister
Tanga Byaling assured the house to constitute a monitoring committee including concerned
MLAs to look into the construction of high power transmission line. The minister
further said that after the commissioning of 132 KV lines from Pasighat to Namsai
and from Aalo to Pasighat, the Lohit district including Tezu and Sunpura will be
connected to 132/33 kv sub-station at Tezu. Citing various problems in delay in implmentation
of power line projects, Minister, however, said that power scenario in Tezu-Sunpura
will be improved after completion of 132 KV power line project which is expected
to complete by March next.
Listen to people to bring in innovative solutions: CS Negi
Strategy building workshop for livelihoods’
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The five days state level workshop on ‘Strategy building workshop
for livelihoods’ for Self Help Groups (SHGs) commenced on 13th July at Conference
Hall of State Institute of Rural Development at Itanagar.
The workshop is being conducted by SIRD Arunachal Pradesh with collaborative support
from State Rural Livelihooods Mission Arunachal Pradesh (ArSRLM) in reference to
a MoU between SIRD and ArSRLM. The workshop seeks to sensitise and orient delegates
from first phase locations of Sagalee, Yachuli, Daporijo, Basar, Pangin, Roing and
Namsai, on the intricacies of planning for social mobilisation and deciding on corresponding
capacity building needs. Workshop seeks to achieve is to bring critical stakeholders
on a common platform to deliberate upon various dimensions of livelihoods promotion
strategy for NRLM compliant SHGs.
Speaking on the occasion, Ramesh Negi, Chief Secretary Govt of Arunachal Pradesh
said that there is a growing need to listen to people, understand and articulate
the problems and then bring in innovative solutions that involves the villagers for
achieving such solutions.
He called upon officials to do self appraisal of their work and to devote maximum
possible time in interaction with local communities at the grassroots level and emphasised
that it was important to reach out to the village and listen to the grievances and
look for innovative localised solutions.
He further said that the core philosophy of NRLM is participatory development. The
community institution centred approach of NRLM works on building capacities of people
by instilling confidence and building a culture of discipline of forming and following
He called upon preservation of forests and rivers as a resource that provides backbone
to village economy as well as being primary source of sustenance for villagers even
in remote areas.
Tahang Taggu, Commissioner Rural Development and PR stressed about the importance
of the programme for the state of Arunachal where there are immense opportunities
to build community enterprises. He stressed that the geographical challenges posed
to the state could be best solved by building social capital and improving capabilities
of individuals and societies through a series of skill building programs as demanded
by the people.
Rajiv Takuk, CEO SRLM, shared his vision about the programme. He emphasised that
administration and voluntary organisations must use their learning and experiences
and come together to strengthen Ajeevika programme so that it delivers to bring the
best opportunities to people of Arunachal state. He expressed hope that the concerned
persons in the pilot blocks would work with full zeal to realise the objectives of
He also assured that all the pilot blocks would be supported and called upon the
delegates to utilise the opportunity provided by the workshop to acquire required
inputs to enable them to submit appropriate strategies for social mobilisation and
corresponding capacity building in the identified clusters within the first phase
Sagalee, Yachuli, Daporijo, Basar, Pangin, Roing and Namsai have been selected for
pilot phase implementation of the centrally sponsored scheme. In addition to this,
Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna GPs of Yigikaum (West Siang), Taki Lalung (East Siang) and
Mayu-II (Lower Dibang Valley) have been taken as per modified NRLM guidelines.
The workshop is being coordinated by Dr. Rakesh Srivastava, Deputy Director cum Sr.
Core Faculty (Rural Marketing) SIRD and S.W. Bagang, Assistant Director cum Core
Faculty (Natural Resource Management) SIRD.
Sanjay Sharma, SPM IBCB, Kautilya Basumutary, DFE IBCB, and Dr. (Ms.) Roshni Rai,
DFE Livelihoods from Assam SRLM, are also participating in the workshop as resource
State taskforce meeting on IPV vaccine
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: The State Task Force Immunization (STFI) meeting on introduction
of Pentavalent Vaccine and Inactivated Polio Virus (IPV) vaccine under Routine Immunizations
was held today.
Indra Mallo, Secretary (Health & FW) said revised immunization schedule following
introduction of pentavalent vaccine should be followed from now onwards.
Vaccine is considered to be one of most cost effective health intervention that has
delivered excellent result in providing direct and effective protection against prevention
of childhood disease such as Measles, Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, Haemophilus, Tetanus
and Pertussis, she further added.
Earlier, Dr. H. Tabyo, Director of Family Welfare said another milestone has been
covered with the introduction of new vaccines. Further he added Pentavalent vaccine
and injectable polio vaccine will be launched at 2nd October’2015 here. This vaccine
has been successfully implemented in several parts of India.
Dr. Tana Takum, Epidemiologist, ASH while briefing about the vaccine informed that
pentavalent vaccine reduced injection from 6 to 3 for children and it provides additional
protection against Hib, thus addressing under 5 yrs mobility and mortality.
Dr. D. Padung, NO (NHM) spoke on preparedness for introduction of pentavalent and
IPV. All the STFI members were present at the meeting.
In a landmark judgment which may help to cleanse the Indian cricket today Supreme
Court-appointed committee, headed by former Chief Justice R M Lodha gave historic
judgment in the 2013 IPL betting scandal. Both Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan
Royals have been suspended from IPL for two years. They were punished after it was
established by the committee that owners Gurunath Meiyappan of Chennai Super Kings
and Raj Kundra of Rajasthan Royals were involved in betting.
Further both of them were suspended for life from being involved in activities related
to any type of cricket matches. The Suspension will be effective from today. First
of all Supreme Court appointed committee deserves big round of applause for making
in depth investigation into the betting case. Secondly they have set good precedent
by punishing powerful people involved in wrongdoing. Cricket is the most popular
sports in the country. Those running cricket administration should put every effort
to keep it clean and corruption free. The historic judgment of Supreme Court-appointed
committee should be a lesson for everyone and hopefully this will help the game of
cricket in the long run.
---- Readers Forum ----
Take care of Tali Constituency
I would like to appeal to the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh to pay a little more attention
towards the 20th Tali Assembly constituency. Even though it was made a separate constituency
in 1987, people of Tali is yet to witness any development.
It’s unfortunate that to reach Tali, people have to foot march for more than 2 to
3 days and still more than 20% of Tali and Pipsorang people have not even seen vehicles
or the district head quarter.
People have not had a glimpse of proper road, electricity, health care, education.
This is the reason is people of Tali and Pipsorang are settled in places like Ziro,
Daporijo, Aalo as well as capital complex. And these people generally do not have
the courage to go back to their home land to face the curse of underdevelopment.
Therefore, it’s my humble request to various organizations of the state including
the students union, social and community based organization to support the cause
of Tali and Pipsorang circles.
And I appeal the state government to pay special attention to Tali assembly constituency
as it is the most backward among all 60 constituencies and approve development activities
initiated by the local MLA.
It is also a humble appeal to Chief Minister and his Cabinet colleagues to kindly
provide more fund to Yangte - Tali road under RIDF scheme as this road seems to be
the lifeline of Tali constituency. I would also request for a special package for
20th Tali constituency during this budget session Arunachal Assembly.
Exam postponed trend
This is regarding the exam postponed trend currently prevailing in the state.
I am coerced to remember a quote stated by Alan Keys, “Bureaucrats and Politicians
derive their power from their position in the structure, not from their relations
with the people they are supposed to serve”.
Today, if one says, “Justice Prevails”, that’s the craziest joke ever cracked in
the history of mankind. What prevails these days is the money. If you’ve money, you’ve
the job which is contrary to the statement “people seek job to earn money for their
I am compelled to mug up this only-money-talk system which is absurd. The Govt. Officials
seem to play games with the aspirants like in the colleges/Universities; juniors
were tortured by the seniors in the name of Ragging. An unemployed graduate youth
reads newspaper for job advertisement. When it’s there, he has a hope and works hard
to crack the exam. Another paper arrives before (2 or 3 Days) the scheduled exam
time which tells, “The exam is postponed/deferred due to unavoidable reasons”.
Now tell us what exactly is this unavoidable Administrative Reasons? Our country
India is the largest democracy in the world but our state seems to run by the dictators.
A phone Call from the top leader rings in the office and everything changes. Wow!
What a democratic state we have. Be it the bureaucrats or the politicians, sufferer
is the aspirants.
The recent Cancellation of Junior Engineer exam, PWD by the Superintending Engineer
is a big question needed to be answered. When inquired in the office, it told an
emergency call came from above; some staff says CE is changed. We did not get the
point because the so-called Administrative reasons have no clear and open answer
for the reason of cancellation.
Another joke is that on 5th May 2015, DRDA published vacancy for the posts of Jt.
BDO and Technical Assistant. And later aspirants were told that, “The exam is deferred”.
If the Authorities were so scared of unpleasant consequences, they should have first
sought permission from their junior employees and publish it. Again here, victim
is the aspirants. In the case of DRDA, even the challan money was not reimbursed.
Everyone is aware of the Madhya Pradesh Vyapam Gotala which is currently in the news
all over the country. They used to take money from the aspirants to raise the marks
or to make them crack the exam even if the aspirants had written nothing. The Answer
papers were left blank by the aspirants in the exam hall and later it was filled
up by them. Every work has a reward waiting ahead. Now the CBI is pulling them upside
down. If the present trend of our state persists, it too will be, very soon, will
be on the T.V. screens.
The aspirants request the higher Authorities and leaders to be fair with us in the
days to come. It is you who we look up to. If you don’t show us good example, how
do you expect us to be in our future; a new-version of corrupted leader/bureaucrat?
But if you lead us the right track, our generation and the next will be blessed by
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