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PWD messes up capital complex
The Barapani Bridge on Pachin River is in precarious situation. The bridge is reportedly
sinking due to swelling of Pachin River and is posing serious threat. It is the lone
bridge connecting the twin town of Itanagar and Naharlagun. If anything goes wrong,
Itanagar will be cut be off and commuters will be have to take Yupia-Doimukh road
to reach Naharlagun. PWD should constantly monitor the said bridge and stop vehicular
movement if they see any danger sign. State government in particularly PWD should
take major blame for the mess capital complex is witnessing at present due to monsoon
Everyone including PWD is aware of the fact that Barapani Bridge is weakening with
each passing year and if timely repairing is not done it might collapse. But department
never initiated any effort to repair the said bridge. Also there should be atleast
two more bridges over Pachin River to connect Itanagar and Naharlagun. Govt has been
talking about construction of steel bridge to connect Borum and Naharlagun, while
another bridge has been planned to connect Lekhi and Yupia. So far these projects
have only been reflected in media and nothing has moved at ground level. Also it
is very strange that PWD failed to repair and renovate Itanagar-Jullang-Naharlagun
road. This is the lone alternate road and therefore PWD should have repaired it before
the onset of monsoon. Now as NH 415 remains blocked, the capital denizens are being
forced to use Itanagar-Jullang-Naharlagun road. But the horrific condition of said
road is giving immense trouble to the motorists.
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Unemployment and retirement
As the topic regarding “Enhancement of Retirement Age of Govt. Employees from 58
to 60” becomes hot issue today and our Hon'ble CM and State BJP party president saying
enhanced retirement age won't affect unemployed youths, I being an unemployed youth
of the state since six years would like to share my ups and down in life till date.
I have been hearing about the financial scarcity of the state from people since a
long time. In the year 2011, I was placed under wait list No. II for the post of
lower Division Clerk under the department of Education. I ran door to door and begged
before higher authority many a times but what I got from them was “due to financial
scarcity in the state even a post is impossible to create”. Eventually its validity
expired and I had lost my chance.
I did my degree in commerce from DNG in 2011, but since the past 15 years, I have
never ever seen or heard of new post creation for the post of accountant. And when
questioned, answer was always state’s financial condition.
And then I had to change my stream and took physical education as my subject keeping
in mind that it would give me job opportunity.
After completion of masters in Physical Education from BHU (Banaras Hindu University),
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh in 2016, I along with my friends started a movement for creation
of PET(Physical Education Teacher) under Education Department and for the post of
DSO(Dist. Sport Officer), ASO (Astt. Sports Officer) and Coaches under Dept of Sports
and Youth Affairs as there has no post creation since 15 years. Initially responses
from Director Sec. Education, Secretary Education and Director Sports and Youth Affairs
were very positive and they assured for creation of posts by Dec’2016.
But when enquired about the matter during April 2017, we again had to hear the same
explanation;“due to state’s financial crisis and non approval by cabinet, it is not
possible to create the posts”.
And Hon'ble CM says that his Govt will create more job opportunity.
Furthermore, I would like to add that months ago department of Education conducted
exams for the post of teachers where I was placed under wait list No. 1 for the post
of PET. But again there seems to be no hope due to unavailable vacant post and creation
of PET post is a dream that doesn’t come true because of financial crisis.
Therefore, to sum up, by keeping in mind the statement made by our Hon’ble CM regarding
the creation of job opportunity, I would like to request him to create more job opportunity
within December 2017 in different departments, especially upon the Department of
Sports and youth Affairs as there has been no post creation since 15 years and we
the physical education degree holders are sitting idle.
I also request the department of education to enhance the recruitment age limit to
Lastly, I appeal to the Hon’ble CM to extend one time relaxation for all wait listed
candidates under department of education.
A wake up call for the youth
Of late, there has been an increase in the number of incidents involving murder,
physical altercations and road accidents in which a handful of young lives have been
lost. It’s indeed pretty frightening how even the least significant of reasons had
driven the concerned individuals into committing gravely evil deeds. Going by the
reports floating around, it is safe to assume that most of the cases were led by
motives of sudden rage under possible intoxication resulting in actions which were
abrupt rather than pre-planned. So what the aforementioned fact brings into focus
is an underlying issue that has been plaguing the minds of the contemporary Arunachalee
youth community. A flaw which is perhaps best highlighted whenever our women label
our boys as a bunch of drunkards with a low level of courtesy.
Being a member of the youth myself, I must admit that there exists a contagious imbalance
in the mindset of the young males in the state. For every glass of beer, they do
not keep a separate space for a chapter in a book, instead only for another glass.
In other words, our sense of judgement regarding work and fun is hugely distorted
and is heavily tilted towards the extremities of fun. We lavishly ‘indulge’ in pleasuring
our different modes of sensation to a point that makes us unwise, ill-disciplined
and overall behaviourally ‘dangerous’. This subconscious development coupled with
the age-old much contemptuous qualitative disposition of our tribal blood towards
the notions of physical supremacy, male egoism and needless virility gives birth
to a mental faculty which waits to burst out loud and violent even under the slightest
temptations. Rather than articulating through our mind, wisdom and patience, the
use of limbs, anger and aggression has become more visible in our development. Therefore,
it is only when we learn to strike a fine balance between a hangout with friends
and a rendezvous with books, as well as strive to adopt a more deeper image of an
ideal man, that we could atleast save more souls if not jobs.
On a departing note, I would like to offer my heartfelt prayers to all the victims
and their families. I deeply hope justice is served where it’s being truly sought.
Snail pace Aadhar enrolment
Through your esteem daily, I would like to draw your kind attention that the state
government has made Aadhar card as mandatory in the schools, and the same Xerox copy
should be submitted to the concern School during the time of admission. Now-a-days
school admission is going on, and for Aadhar Card, they have to come District Headquarter
from various villages covering 50 to 60 KM and stay in headquarter for two to three
weeks. At Yingkiong, enrolment is limited to 12 to 15 persons per day and for only
two to three days a week and sometimes the door of the office room of Data operator
is found locked due failure of system.
I would like to appeal to the concern authority to deploy a trained operator with
equipment at Yingkiong to carry out Aadhar Card enrolment to solve the hardship being
faced by the public and students.
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