ITANAGAR, Jul 24: Dr. Nabum Budh will reply to the listeners’ queries on Anaemic
diseases and treatments during Arun FM’s (103.1 MHz) live phone-in-programme "Hello
Doctor" on July 25.
Listeners may call to the doctor from 8 PM to 8.30 PM (tele: 0360-2292239).
Enhancement of APL rice sought
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: Informing that the monthly allocation of Rice for APL in Lohit
district is far less than the ration card based requirements, the state consultative
member, Food Corporation of India, Drengso Pul has called for its enhancement. He
has written to the minister food and civil supply in this regard.
While also informing that supply of other PDS items such as Sugar, Wheat and Salt
was stopped in 2013, he asked for resuming the supply with immediate effects.
Patanjali Arogya Kendra inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: The PHE & WS minister Takam Pario yesterday inaugurated a new Patanjali
Arogya Kendra at Akashdeep market. The new store run by Itanagar based Melody Traders
will cater all grocery products of Patanjali.
Inaugurating the Patanjali Arogya Kendra, PHE minister assured his full support for
the business community of Capital Complex.
Dr AK Pandey who is the in charge of Patanjali Arogya Kendra Arunachal informed that
Patanjali products are made of natural resources and people will benefit from using
School without sufficient teachers
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: The Govt. Hr. Secondary School, Seijosa under East Kameng district
is running short of teaching and non-teaching staff which is adversely affecting
the academics of students.
Providing a copy of the information obtained from the School Principal, the Seijosa
ZPM in a release said that the school is running without senior Economics teacher
since 2013 and Chemistry teacher since April this year. Further, the school has no
Junior Teachers for PCB, English, Music and Social Science, the ZPM said.
Adding to the students’ problem, the Junior Teachers of PCM and Hindi are retiring
in September this year, the ZPM said. He also informed that Senior Mathematics teacher
is on maternity leave since last month. Moreover, one post of LDC and Peon/CCM each
is also lying vacant since 2010, whereas one UDC is on leave since February this
year. Further, no Vice Principal has been posted in the school since August 2011,
One can easily understand the plight of the students and the school under such situation,
the ZPM said, and appealed to the higher authority of the Education Department to
do the needful for early posting of required teachers and other staff.
Film growth in Arunachal encouraging: Chatung
ITANAGAR, July 24: With the release of three feature films in the recent past, the
growth of film in Arunachal Pradesh is commendable and encouraging, said Taro Chatung,
President of Arunachal Film Federation (AFF) here today.
Within this month three feature films titled “Diinsoping”, “Hiimii” and “Itanagar
0 km” have been released. While “Diinsoping” and “Hiimii” in Apatani dialect were
released on July 1 at Ziro, the third one “Itanagar 0 km” produced in Hindi language
by Alison Welly was released in various parts of Arunachal Pradesh on July 11.
Film lovers response and marketing of the films in Arunachal were very good, Chatung
Another film titled “Mwangkar” produced by Chopa Cheda, Mepu Phassang (Cheda) with
co-producers Bukhe Flago and Tage Dodum will be released with a premier show at Sidhartha
Hall here on July 26. The two talented young film makers Sambo Flago and Nabam Abo
are the main persons to contribute in making of film “Mwangkar”.
In fact, all the producers and co-producers of above mentioned four films are first
timers whose contributions in growth of films in the state is truly appreciable and
encouraging for younger generation of this state, the AFF president said.
Dolo calls for quality education
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: MLA cum Principal Advisor to the CM, Kameng Dolo today emphasised
on quality education for benefiting the society. He was speaking on the occasion
of the XII-Pakke-Kessang People’s Consultative Meet-2015 cum felicitation programme
at Science Centre, IG Park here. “We need to nurture students through quality education,
who will be shouldering greater responsibilities in days to come for their society,”
Expressing his dismay over the growing indiscipline amongst the student’s community,
he exhorted the student leaders to take lead role for motivating the students to
devote their time for their studies. He urged the students to refrain from involving
in destructive activities which would spoil their future, adding that there is no
short cut for achieving success in one’s life.
He later awarded merit certificates with cash amounts to the academic toppers and
other achievers in APJEE, NE-II.
Enquiry against curtailment of PDS rice demanded
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) Upper Siang district
today appealed to the Director, Food and Civil Supply Department to conduct an enquiry
into alleged curtailment of PDS rice distribution to the ration card holders in the
Various Fair Price Shops (FPSs) within the district are issuing only 18 kgs of rice
to each card holders against the actual allotment of 35 kg, AAPLU unit said. When
35 kgs of rice is not enough even for a week for a family, curtailment of the same
is further aggravating the problems, the Union said. It further alleged that FPSs
are also not distributing Wheat, Maize, Sugar etc. to the card owners.
Claiming that black marketing may be cause of meager distribution of PDS rice, it
urged the department to conduct an initiate an enquiry if required to unearth the
Steering committee stresses on intensifying IDCF
AALO, Jul 24: The district level Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight Steering
Committee meeting was held under the chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner
Pige Ligu at his office chamber today.
Addressing the gathering, the DC has given specific instructions to all administrative
officers to attend the inaugural functions of the IDCF at their respective places
to encourage the people. He also instructed the health department to involve children
of the private schools and Anganwadis for grand success of the programme.
DMO, Dr. Marbom Basar and DFWO Dr. Kengo Ori disclosed that the programme from 27th
July to 8th August is aimed to improve awareness generation on use of ORS and Zinc
in childhood towards achieving ultimate goal of zero childhood Diarrhea deaths. Key
activities like home visits by ASHAs, promotional prescription of ORS and Zinc, ORS
and Zinc corners for children, hand washing techniques, child feeding will be integral
part of the programme.
DDSE, Dy. Director ICDS and officers from the medical department attended the function.
District e-governance society meeting held
SEPPA, Jul 24: A meeting of district e-governance society was held under the chairmanship
of East Kameng District DC Sandeep Kumar Singh at Kameng Hall today.
In the meeting, DLO-cum-member secretary DEGS, Gaurav Kumar reviewed the action taken
report of the minutes of the last meeting and urged the various HoDs present to serve
a copy of RTI related replies to DIO for uploading in district website and also sought
suggestions for enhancement and improvement of the district website.
It was further decided in the meeting to soon start internet point at Bana and Chayang
Tajo simultaneously with integration of kiosk facilities provided by the banks, rebuilding/renovation
of CICs of Seppa, Chayang Tajo, Bameng and Pakke-Kessang, testing of modem of CIC
NIC Seppa and installing it by August, regulation of rates of private BSNL broadband
connection service providers and display of rates besides, regulation of rates of
DSPT set by SDOT. The HoDs were also asked to furnish all details with photographs
for uploading in the district website. (DIPRO)
Extra seat for ST students at AUD
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: Responding to a petition filed by North-East Forum for International
Solidarity (NEFIS), the Vice Chancellor of Ambedkar University Delhi has agreed to
create one supernumerary seat in every undergraduate programme for Scheduled Tribes
(ST) students from outside the NCT of Delhi.
Eligible candidates will be offered admission in order of merit.
NEFIS on July 13 and 23 had protested against denial of reservation for ST students
from outside NCT, Delhi for admission in undergraduate courses in Ambedkar University.
Unaccountable PWD Aalo and Mechukha divisions in West Siang bend rules
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: The Public Works Department, one of the least respected government
departments in the state has done it again. This time West Siang is under the scanner
of Comptroller and Auditor General because of unexplainable work ethics chosen by
Due to execution of formation cutting work departmentally, Executive Engineer, PWD
Aalo Division incurred avoidable expenditure of Rs. 98.60 lakh. Besides, the contractor
was paid an extra Rs.16 lakh due to overlapping of Chainage in formation cutting.
The work for Nyorak to Rime-Moku Village in West Siang District under NLCPR’ was
administratively approved (June 2007) by the Ministry of DoNER for Rs.989.75 lakh.
Technical Sanction was accorded (August 2008) by the Chief Engineer for Rs.1,056.23
lakh. The work commenced in March 2008 and was completed in July 2013 at a cost of
Rs 989.75 lakh. The work was partially done by the Department and partially by the
contractor through a agreement.
Scrutiny of records of the Executive Engineer, PWD Aalo Division (September 2014),
revealed that out of 9.200 km of formation cutting work (including clearance of grass,
removing of rubbish and cutting of trees), 5.700 km (Chainage 3.500 km to 9.200 km)
was awarded to M/s Siang Engineering by way of two lump sum agreements at Rs. 20
lakh per km. The construction firm commenced work in February 2008 and completed
it in March 2009, for which it was paid Rs.1.30 crore. Formation cutting work of
the remaining Chainage - from 0.000 km to 3.500 km was executed departmentally by
incurring Rs.152.60 lakh. The total expenditure on formation cutting was Rs. 282.60
lakh as shown in the Financial Progress Report.
Had the Division awarded the work to the same construction firm (M/s Siang Engineering)
by way of lump sum contract, the total expenditure for formation cutting would have
been Rs.184 lakh calculated at the lump sum rate of Rs 20 lakh per km. Thus, by executing
the work departmentally, the Division incurred extra expenditure of Rs.98.60 lakh
(Rs 282.60 – Rs. 184 lakh).
Further, it was noticed that the 1st lump sum agreement was made with the firm (M/s
Siang Engineering) from Chainage 3.500 km to 5.00 km (1.50 km), and accordingly,
the firm was paid Rs.30 lakh (@ Rs. 20 lakh per km). The 2nd lump sum agreement was
made with the firm for Chainage 4.200 km to 9.200 km at a cost of Rs. 100 lakh. Thus,
the firm was paid twice for Chainage 4.200 to 5.00 km (0.80 km). Due to overlapping
of Chainage, the Division incurred extra expenditure of Rs. 16 lakh (20 lakh x 0.80
Due to excess expenditure of Rs. 98.60 lakh incurred on formation cutting, the Division
reduced the scope of the technically approved RCC Bridge from a span of 30 metres
to 24 metre, without assigning any reason. In addition, some other components of
work were either less executed or not at all executed. Thus, compromises in quantity
of some items of work were made due to deviation from the estimated provision so
that the total cost of work could be restricted within the sanctioned cost while
execution. This ia bound to adversely affect on the quality of the work.
The matter was reported to the Government in October 2014 and their reply is awaited
Due to execution of earthwork by manual means on maintenance of roads approachable
by mechanical means, the Executive Engineer, PWD Aalo Division incurred an excess
expenditure of Rs. 61.79 lakh.
Scrutiny of records of the Executive Engineer, PWD Aalo Division (September 2014),
revealed that from February to March 2014, the Division incurred Rs 2.13 crore on
execution of earthwork.
Arunachal Pradesh Schedule of Rates (APSoR), 2010 was adopted for execution of 62,275.11
cum of earthwork.
Rs 2.13 crore was incurred on maintenance work of Lipu Bagra to Jeye Bagra via Pigi
Bagra Village and maintenance of Road from Higi Bagra to Jeye Bagra Village (5.00
km). The amount was paid at the rate of Rs 279.50 per cum with 22.5 per cent Cost
Index over the APSoR 2010 rate, applicable for manual labour rate.
Excavation work was executed for maintenance of the two existing roads. Since the
roads were approachable by mechanical means, the Division could have executed the
work by engaging machinery at rates much lower than manual labour rates. Had this
been done, the Division could have restricted the expenditure to Rs 1.51 crore.
Thus, the Division incurred extra expenditure of Rs 61.79 lakh (Rs 2.13 – Rs 1.51
crore) due to execution of work through manual instead of mechanical means. Response
of the Government was awaited as on March 2015.
Executive Engineer, Public Works Department, Mechukha Division admitted the doubtful
claim for carriage of 33.26 MT steel fabricated plates which led to payment of inadmissible
head load charges of Rs. 22.36 lakh. Further, an excess expenditure of Rs. 48.61
lakh was incurred on head load charges due to allowing higher rate while making payment.
As a result, abutment work of the bridge was not executed raising doubt about the
construction of the bridge itself.
The Government of Arunachal Pradesh accorded (September 2011) administrative approval
and expenditure sanction of Rs 1.99 crore new construction of Porter Tracks, Foot
Suspension Bridge, Log Bridge on strategically important Border Tracks leading to
Indo-China Border. Looking into the needs of military forces like Army, ITBP, etc.
the Government earmarked the fund for this project.
The project was funded through ‘Special Plan Assistance’ from Government of India.
Scrutiny (September 2014) of records of the Executive Engineer, PWD Mechukha Division,
revealed that the work was stated to have been completed in March 2013 at a total
cost of Rs 2.12 crore, which included Rs 62.09 lakh towards head load carriage charges
of 92.35MT of fabricated steel plates from the road site to work site.
Further scrutiny revealed that:
• The fabricator (M/S B.W. and Co, Pasighat) delivered (February - March 2013) 59.09
MT of fabricated steel plates. Thus, the unfounded excess quantity of 33.26 MT (92.35
- 59 .09 MT), claimed to have been carried by head load, for which payment of Rs
22.36 lakh was doubtful.
• Of the 92.35 MT, without authorisation or recorded reasons, the payment was made
at higher rate of Rs 2.60 per km/kg for transportation of the remaining quantity
of 61.84 MT by head, incurring excess expenses of Rs 48.61 lakh.
• Further, the abutment work of the bridge, for which there was a provision of Rs
80.46 lakh in the estimate, was not executed at all. Thus, constructed bridge was
doubtful. The government had not responded as on March 2015 even though the matter
was reported to the Government in October 2014.
Nine JE cases detected at ASH
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: Nine cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) have been detected so
far at Arunachal State Hospital (ASH).
Nine out of the 13 blood samples collected from suspected JE cases have been tested
positive for JE virus and all of them are children aged between 11 months to 10 years,
informed State Epidemiologist Dr. L Jampa.
The state health authority recently issued high alert following death of a 7-yr-old
girl from Dollungmukh area due to JE on July 15.
One more suspected JE case from Kolaptukar village of Dollungmukh area is currently
undergoing treatment at a private hospital at Naharlagun, Dr. Jampa informed.
He said that the report of 15 JE cases in Dollungmukh area as reported in ‘The Arunachal
Times’, is being verified by an investigating team of IDSP and DVBDCP from Ziro at
The IRS team has already started ‘Indoor Residual Spray’ operation at Dollungmukh
which will be carried out at Kolaptukar village (Upper & Lower) from where the JE
cases are originating from.
Our Ruksin Correspondent adds: Several cases of JE and Dengue are also reported in
Ruksin and foothill areas bordering Assam.
According to the medical officers of Ruksin hospital (CHC), many patients with symptoms
of Dengue fever and Acute Encephalitic Syndrome (AES) have been referred to Pasighat
General Hospital for diagnosis.
A private run Hospital and Diagnostic Centre at Ruksin tested blood samples of 100
patients out of which 20 were tested positive for Dengue. However, samples were sent
to Pasighat for ELISA test for confirmation.
“We are directed to refer any suspected Dengue case to Pasighat for diagnosis,” said
Dr N Kadu, a senior medical officer of Ruksin.
Twelve AES cases were also reported from neighbouring Jonai, Assam with three deaths.
Expressing apprehension over the probability of Dengue outbreak, the boundary dwellers
urged the health department to tackle the disease with utmost care. The villagers
here have urged the panchayat leaders to press the health department for prompt control
The people of Ruksin, Rayang, Debing and Nari-Seren areas bordering to Assam are
apprehensive that Dengue might spread to these areas because the entire border area
is highly prone to vector born diseases.
Acute shortage of LPG cylinders at Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Jul 24: The people of Pasighat and its adjoining villages are facing acute
shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders for the last two months. Long
queues are seen every day in front of M/s Sango Gas Agency, Pasighat since early
morning, only to return empty handed. They are told to wait at least for 60 days
to get a filled cylinder due to shortages in supply from the Kimin Bottling Plant.
The Manager of M/s Sango Gas Agency, Pasighat informed that there are 15,663 registered
consumers in the district but Kimin Bottling Plant has supplied only 4,434 in April,
5,146 in May, 4,164 in June and 2,946 cylinders till filing of this report. Such
short supply is causing immense hardship to the consumers.
He further informed that talks between the IOC authority and the local distributor
failed to produce a breakthrough. Transportation of LPG cylinders from Bottling Plant
to Distributors is purely under the IOC, but the IOC has confirmed their inability
saying that out of 30 trucks, only 13 numbers are plying on the road and they are
waiting for a fresh tender process since 2014. The Manager further informed that
the proprietor of M/s Sango Gas Agency has held several meetings with the IOC officials
(LPG) NEISO, Guwahati, Assam and proposed to engage the distributor’s own truck as
per the earlier approved rate fixed by the IOC to streamline the supply system. The
problem being faced by the consumers due to short supply of LPG cylinders was also
appraised to the Plant Manager of Kimin Bottling Plant by the District Food & Civil
Supply Officer Bijoy Pertin on June 25 last but no fruitful result has come out till
East and West Kameng plunge into darkness
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: Bomdila and Seppa plunged into complete darkness following disruption
in Power supply from 132/33kV, 5x3MVA Sub-Station, Khuppi.
According to the Executive Engineer (E), Bomdila Elect Division, power supply from
the 132/33kV, 5x3MVA Sub-Station, Khuppi to East and West Kameng districts remained
cut off for the third day today due to defect in 33 KV incoming breaker.
Both the district headquarters had experienced power crisis a week ago due to the
same fault, the EE informed. The substation is being maintained by NEEPCO.
An engineer from ‘Mega Elect’ is reportedly proceeding to Khuppi from Tezpur, Assam
on request to attend the fault, the EE said.
Parents of dead IRBn jawan suspect foul play
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: The parents of IRBn jawan Nabam Regang who died under mysterious
circumstances at PTC on 18th of this month has raised serious questions over the
way the whole incident was handled by PTC officials. In a press release, the father
of late Regang alleged that his son died due to negligence of PTC Principal and PTC
“The PTC official said he died after falling from a building. We want to ask who
had seen him falling and who was the first person to see him lying unconscious? No
shoe or either a slipper was found at the site. Also no bloodstain was found at the
site. His body was rubbed with sand which further raise suspicion about the circumstances
that led to his death,” said Nabam Tadap, father of the deceased. He further added,
“The PTC officials should tell us who were the guards engaged on the night of the
incident? All the personnel who were on duty should be thoroughly investigated. We
would like to ask why Principal PTC did not promptly provide ambulance after the
incident. Police personnel repeatedly knocked his door to inform but he was not responsive.”
The father also alleged that the doctor and medical staff did not give timely treatment.
“The principal of PTC should be terminated for negligence and also to ensure fair
probe into the incident. The concern medical officer and guards who were on duty
that night should also be terminated immediately”, added Tadap.
Meanwhile All Silsango Youth Association has demanded the state government to suspend
the principal, doctor and other officials of PTC Banderdewa for their failure to
save the life of IRBn jawan Nabam Regang. The association has also appealed the state
government to set up Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the alleged
PPA asks Governor to take over governance
ITANAGAR, Jul 24: The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) has urged upon the Governor
to assume the task of governing the state saying that the Nabam Tuki led state government
has lost public confidence. The party members today met the Governor and submitted
a memorandum asking him to apply the special power conferred upon him. The members
also discussed issues pertaining to political defection of legislators in the state,
corruption, pathetic condition of roads and the delayed project of Greenfield airport.
It alleged that democracy is being silenced using public money.
The legislators questioning the dictatorial and non transparent policies are threatened
with non sanction of development funds, it said.
Army recruitment for Arunachal Scouts
NAHARLAGUN, Jul 24: The Ministry of Defence will shortly conduct special recruitment
rallies for candidates of Arunachal Pradesh for recruitment of General Duty and technical
posts in Indian Army for raising the Arunachal Scouts at Tawang, Likabali and Tezu.
The recruitment rally will be held for 450 posts of general duty and 250 technical
posts. The minimum educational qualifications for the posts of General Duty and Technical
posts are class 8 and Class 12 (10+2) pass.
Interested candidates will have to register themselves online and file application
by logging on to the official website of Directorate General of Recruiting of Indian
Army : www.joinindianarmy.nic.in .They can further visit official website: www.joinindianarmy.nic.in
or contact respective Deputy Commissioners’ office and Directorate of IPR, Naharlagun
for further details. DIPR
Prepare plan for climate change expeditiously: NGT to states
New Delhi, Jul 24: The National Green Tribunal has directed the states and Union
Territories to "expeditiously" prepare their action plans on climate change in according
with the Centre's guidelines and get them approved by the Environment Ministry.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also slammed the Ministry
of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for dilly-dallying on the issue.
The directions came after MoEF told the green panel that the National Action Plan
for Climate Change (NAPCC) was already in force and it has requested the states and
UTs to implement and act in accordance with the said plan.
"The states have already been requested to bring the State Action Plan in conformity
with the National Action Plan," the ministry said.
"In view of the above circumstances, we dispose of this application with a direction
to the state governments to comply with the directions issued by the MoEF and prepare
their respective draft plan and get the same approved expeditiously," the bench said.
Several states like Gujarat, Jharkhand, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, Punjab,
Uttarakhand, Goa, Nagaland and Manipur and Union Territories of Lakhshadweep and
Andaman and Nicobar Islands have already prepared their action plans which have been
approved by MoEF as well, the ministry added.
The green panel was hearing a plea by advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal seeking directions
to place on record the relevant documents relating to steps taken by the Centre and
states in order to implement NAPCC. The plea had also contended that the state governments
should be restrained from acting in violation of NAPCC.
"There is a conflict of interest between the central government and various states
of the country and because of the same an important plan like NAPCC has failed to
get implemented in its true letter and spirit," it had said. PTI
After a brief lull, the crime against woman is once again on the rise in the state.
Two recent incidents of rape and an attempt to rape have shocked the people of Arunachal.
A minor girl was allegedly raped by three boys at Dumporijo under Upper Subansiri
district on 8th of this month. All the three boys who are locals of the area have
been granted bail and are currently alleged to be roaming freely. The victim’s family
alleged that accused trio easily got bail. The Dumporijo incident was followed by
another incident of attempt to rape on an elderly woman aged between 55-60 years
old at Likabali in West Saing district. Till now police has not been able to identify
the accused who is believe to be a labourer from neighbouring state.
Unfortunately in recent year many incidents of rape have been reported from Likabali
area which shares porous border with Assam. The local alleges that due to lackadaisical
attitude of district administration in particularly police department many non-APST
enters area without obtaining proper ILP and easily goes back after committing heinous
crime. Local administration definitely needs to learn lesson from such incident and
take steps to fill the loopholes. Over the year Arunachal is witnessing gradual
rise in the incident of crime against women. This trend is deeply worrying and need
to be addressed properly before things goes out of control. Just few years ago such
kind of rape incident was unthinkable in the state. We all need to join hand together
to keep our daughter and sister safe. This can be done by ensuring that accused never
gets patronage by family, clan or tribe members and are strongly punished for their
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Enforce preservation laws
The Arunachal Pradesh Heritage Bill 2015 passed by 6th Arunachal Legislative Assembly
on 4th day of Budget Session from 7th to 21st July 2015 should be hailed as historic
legislation as the bill has sufficient provisions for conservation and protection
of heritage sites abundant in this part of the country. A similar bill called “The
Arunachal Pradesh Ancient Monuments, Archaeological Sites And Remains Preservation
Act 1990” too was passed by the Arunachal Pradesh provisional Legislative Assembly
way back in the 24th of June, 1987 & became an act (No.4 1990) with the assent by
the President of India on 5th May, 1990. The Heritage bill 2015 is more relevant
in the present context with lands becoming more precious in cost values than natural
frameworks. Geography is said to be the permanent framework of history but in Arunachal
it seems to be a temporary framework of history with people alternating everything
with newer concept of frameworks.
Generally, an act of parliament or legislative assembly is required to declare any
ancient monument or heritage of universal object value as protected monument, heritage
or archaeological site for the purpose of their conservation & protection. The Arunachal
Pradesh Heritage Bill 2015 moved by Thangwang Wangham, Minister of Cultural Affairs,
GoAP & passed by the 6th Legislative Assembly on July 9 last too was aimed at providing
an act with provisions for conservation and protection of heritage sites including
buildings, artefacts, structures, areas, streets & precincts of historic, cultural
or environmental significance and sites of scenic beauty.
Arunachal Pradesh known in the ancient times as Prabhu Pahar has the highest heritage
sites yet unexplored by any and these includes the natural heritages of cultural
& environmental significance & various pre-historic & historic monuments. The enticing
Papu & Pakkesa valleys in East Kameng, the mystic lakes numbering around 118 at Bangajan
adjoining Sela ranges, the ever alluring Ziro plateau, the historic Gelling - a fame
mythological migratory pass, the Mishmi Hills, the Patkai ranges, the mighty & serpentine
rivers, the snow-capped mountains, charming streams, deep gorges of various shapes,
to mention some, are the natural heritages of environmental significance. On the
other hand, the numerous pre-historic archeological sites like Parsi Parlo of Kurung
Kumey, Daporijo of Upper Subansiri, Komkar of East Siang & Kale, Techum & Glow of
Lohit district; Megalithic at Jamiri in West Kameng & numerous ruins of forts, temples,
buildings, monasteries, stupas like the14th AD ruinous Itafort at Itanagar, Malinithan
at Likabali, Naksaparbat archaeological site in East Kameng, Remains of Hinayana
Buddhism at Vijayanagar in Changlang district, Dirang, Taklung & Dirkhi Dzong in
West Kameng, Manambhum in Lohit district; and Central Protected Monuments like Bhalukpong
historical fort, Bhismaknagar, Gomsi (Rani village), Chidu-Chimri (Rukmininagar),
Bo-Ngal Yapgo (Adi stone barricade), World War-II Cemetery, Mud fort, Hatiduba, Haju
archaeological site & Tawang Monastery are some of standing examples of monumental
heritages of historical significance. The Directorate of Research as nodal department
has been zealously guarding these monuments & sites since its auspication as an essential department
in the year 1951. However, there has been massive destruction of these hewn remains
by the multifarious activities of humans. The lone ruins of Itafort has been systematically
encroached upon by people over the years & the hills overlooking Ganga Lake which
actually should have been allowed to remain in its natural settings are now grabbed
As such, the bill was tabled & passed at a critical juncture when everything that
actually have glory past and are of immense importance to us are in the verge of
sudden extinctions and when government intervention was felt unavoidably must to
slow down such massive destructive activities endangering the precious gifts of nature
on mankind. The act so enacted should not merely remain in papers but be effectively
enforced for greater causes.
Toughen the exam system
I would like to share the confusion going on among the college students because of
the constant changes and introduction of new rules by the Rajiv Gandhi University
regarding under graduate programme.
New programmes like special exam, super special exam sounds absurd. Besides up gradation
of students to next class in spite of being failed is also one of the loopholes.
Moreover, new procedure to take up honours subject is far more insignificant. Other
universities like NEHU, DU intakes students in honours programme in the very first
year which is very valid because students should be given at least two three yars
to be acquainted with the subject in which they specialize. But on the contrary,
the new system of RGU has the honours programme only in final year which means student
can study their honours subject only for one year. All such above changes has decreased
the credibility of study.
Many college goers have started to take the exams lightly as they too know that they
will get number of chances in name of special exam, super special exam. And who knows
more chances may be created by RGU named as super duper special exam. Being the highest
learning institute of the state, RGU should look into such sensitive loopholes and
In fact, it should establish new rules which will compel the student to study hard
instead of providing chances for mere graduation which will only be for namesake.
Rajiv Gandhi University,
Improve BSNL connectivity
The people of Pangin Town are experiencing poor mobile phone network facility. BSNL
authority should think for the improvisation of network
in all the district head quarters of Arunachal Pradesh and special care should be
taken for the new district. Landline facility should be restored at the earliest
so that fax facility can be restored. Due to lack of landline facilities important
dak are delayed which hampers day to day official correspondence.
Assistant General Secretary
Siang District Development Committee
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.