Let the agencies investigate into RTI activist case
ITANAGAR, June 23: Farmers’ Club of East Kameng district (FCE) unit has condemned
the demand for resignation of Health Minister Atum Welly in connection with the
RTI activist Payi Gyadi frame up case.
While appreciating Welly for his developmental activities, the FCE appealed to the
NGOs not to drag the minister in the issue without knowing the outcome of investigation.
It said that the investigation agencies should be given free hand to nab the main
culprit in the frame up case. It also appreciated the City SP Chuku Apa led police
team for apprehending three persons allegedly involved in it.
ITANAGAR, June 23: National Youth Project of Arunachal Pradesh completed 2 programmes
of three weeks each on Cutting Tailoring and Beauty Care which was sponsored by National
Council of Rural Institute (NCRI) under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt
25 unemployed youths in each batch participated. Another two programme were recently
completed at Tezu and Chongkham on Beauty Care and Traditional Dress Making respectively.
Association demands proper road connectivity
PASIGHAT, June23: All Adi Youth Association while extending their support to Dibang
Adi Student’s Union and Dibang Adi Youth Association appealed to the state government
to establish polytechnic or Degree College at Dambuk.
The association further expressing displeasure over the frequent road blockage during
summer in Dambuk area, appealed to the government to take up necessary steps for
proper maintenance of road infrastructure and telecommunication.
ITANAGAR, June 23: Karko Ao Welfare Association (KAWA) has decided to construct Tomo
Riba memorial Dari view at Lall. The decision was taken in a developmental meeting
of the association held at Leki village, Nagarlagun yesterday.
ITANAGAR, June 23: Sonam Yangfo, Rahul Namsa and Arjun Londa have been selected as
president, vice president and general secretary of Capital Kameng Brother Youth Welfare
Association in a meeting held today.
NAHARLAGUN, June 23: Indian Air Force has invited applications from Unmarried Male
Candidates for selection test in November 2011 to join as Airmen in Group ‘X’ (TECHNICAL)
Trades. Last date for receipt of applications at the Central Airmen Selection Board
is 09 AUGUST 2011 including candidates from North Eastern Region.. For further details,
contact Wing Commander T P Shaji at 9678001598 and Tele/fax: 0361-2840051 Or log
on to www.iprarunachal.gov.in. (DIPR)
Rectify imbalance transfer and posting
ITANAGAR, June 23: All Arunachal Youth Association in a letter to chief minister
regarding imbalanced transfer and posting of government officers said that some executive
engineers of power department are staying at same posting place for more 6 or 7 years
but some of the engineers were frequently transferred from one place to another.
It appealed to the concerned authority to look into the matter and systematized the
transfer and posting system in the state as per the framed rule.
Improve the work ethics: Taiju
ITANAGAR: The Parliamentary Secretary for IPR & P, Thinghaap Taiju met the Director
IPR and HoDs of the office in an coordination meeting where he discussed about the
work culture of the department. He urged all employees of the department to maintain
discipline and punctuality and improve the work of the departments.
The meeting was attended by DIPR, Dy . Directors of IPR, PGO and others Officers
of the department. DIPR
Payment held up
ITANAGAR: District Medical Officer, Papum Pare District Dr. Bengia Tobin inspected
Tarasso PHC and Bormai Sub-Centre recently.
Meanwhile, on the basis of “no work no payment” the DMO has decided to hold up the
payment of Tarasso PHC, Medical Officer Dr. Kajing Borang, Pharmacist Suvasis Bera
and DHV Lukuga Gadi for constantly absent from their duties and place of posting
in spite of repeated instructions to remain at their place of posting during peak
season from May-October.
The news item under heading “ALSU resents Govt’s apathy’ published in this daily
on June 23 issue was released by All Longsom Students’ Union. But in the news item,
it was wrongly mentioned as All Longding Students’ Union (ALSU). The inadvertent
mistake is regretted.
Major food relief for Kurung Kumey
ITANAGAR, June 23: Providing much needed solace to people of Kurung Kumey district,
the Shillong based North East India Committee on Relief & Development (NEICORD) in
collaboration with Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC) and Canadian Foodgrains Bank
(CFB) today despatched 300 MT (3000 quintals) rice, 12,000 kg iodized salt and paddy
seeds to Koloriang for distribution among the affected families.
The relief has been provided in view of crop failure in those areas due to rat menace
following bamboo flowering.
NEICORD Executive Director Rev. Dr. HM Songate said that the main objective of this
relief programme is to give food security to those affected people atleast for two
months during the time of Jhum cultivation.
The relief items would be distributed among 4000 affected families and each family
would be given 100 kg rice and 20 kg paddy seeds, salts and clothes. The second batch
of relief item of 1000 quintal rice would be reaching Koloriang within a day or two,
This major relief programme, first of its kind in the state, was initiated a year
ago after NEICORD received a formal request from NBCC. Funds were raised from all
over the world in the last one year with Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CGB) being the
major donor, Dr. Songate told this reporter.
Speaking on the occasion, local MLA Techi Kaso heaped praise on both NEICORD and
NBCC for the noble work of providing relief to the needy people of Kurung Kumey
district. He suggested both the NGOs to seek the help of local administration for
smooth distribution of the relief items.
Later, Kaso flagged off the trucks carrying the relief items at NBCC premises, Naharalgun
at around 8 am.
A prayer meet was also held for trouble-free transportation of the items.
NBCC general secretary Rev. Likha Hali, Arunachal Christian Forum General Secretary
Toko Teki also spoke on the occasion.
Committee calls for withdrawal of the preliminary notification on land acquisition
ANINI, June 23: The Dam Affected Citizens Committee (DACC) has demanded for withdrawal
of the preliminary notification LM-15/2009(Dt), dated Itanagar, the 6th April 2011,
issued for land acquisition under section 4 (1) of Land Acquisition Act, 1894 for
M/S Dibang Multipurpose Project.
Calling the notification as illegal and unjustified, the organization asked, “Why
the preliminary notification for the land acquisition is so necessary before the
conduct of the public hearing?”
The public hearing for the project was postponed for tenth times due to resistance
from project affected people, students unions and various other local organizations.
The representation of dam affected people regretted that the government has issued
the notification even as DMP awaits environment and forest clearance.
“If the government is committed to fair deal then it must allow the land acquisition
process to take place after the proposed bill to pave way for a new land acquisition
policy addressing the concerns of the displaced persons, is introduced in the monsoon
session of Parliament,” said DACC in a release.
The new bill includes the provision that proposes the State governments to acquire
30 per cent of the land needed by a private player after he acquires 70 per cent
of it himself.
It also proposes to redefine “public purpose” in the land acquisition act, to include
concerns expressed by a cross-section of society.
A glimpse of 44th Dree Football Tourney
ZIRO, Jun 23: The curtain of the 44th edition of the Dree Football Tournament organized
to mark Dree celebration here would come down with the final match to be played between
Laji Bogia Sports Club and Diibo Sports Club at Subansiri Stadium, Hapoli tomorrow.
Laji Bogia and Diibo reached final defeating Sojang Lapang Sports Club (3-2) and
Zamra Club (5-3) respectively.
The winner would get Rs.80,000 along with the coveted Dree Trophy.
There has been no reports of tournament related incident till the end of semifinals
thanks to the experienced team of officials, the changed attitude of the audience
and the players.
“The attitudes of the people as well as participating teams are significantly changed
in the last 4-5 years which helped improve the standard of the tournament as well
as its conduction.”
At no point of time the participating teams had experienced any sort of misunderstandings.
The officiating team comprising Pura Talo as Match Commissioner and Michi Takum as
Assistant Match Commissioner and referees Duyu Bida, Kipa Tachung, Dani Omo, Kago
Robo, Tatum Pajik, Toko Taker and Tage Nikang has so far been doing excellent job
in conducting the touranment smoothly.
It would be unfair not to mention the name of commentator Taru Razu, who has done
a great job by keeping the stadium alive throughout the tournament by his fluent,
impartial and entertaining commentary.
The state of the art rules implemented by the Match Commissioner to impose penalty
of Rs. 200 against each yellow card and Rs. 300 for red card has also helped improve
the quality of the tournament.
According to the report of the match commissioner, Mihin Taker of Sojang Lapang Sports
Club (SLSC) scored 7 goals, the highest in the tournament so far, followed by Koj
Chotu of Diibo Sports Club (DSC) with 6 goals till the end of semi finals. Padi Jhony
of Laji Bogia Sports Club made record by scoring goal from a distance of 40 meters.
The total number of goals scored so far of the is 80 with DSC being the highest scorer
with 8 goals in their kitty. No player has been red carded so far while 11 players
have been shown the yellow card.
Tirap district administration refutes Union claims
ITANAGAR, June 23: The Tirap district administration refutes the allegations leveled
against different departments including PDS in a section of press by All Longsam
Students Union. The Union should have addressed their grievances if any to the authorities
concerned instead of going directly to media which creates bad precedence. Also
before releasing such a press release facts and figures should have been ascertained
from the concerned departments and beneficiaries, it said.
The PDS items are not distributed on the basis of community or tribe rather it’s
distributed on the basis of average calculation of the census Population/ valid Ration
card holders. The present monthly allocation of AAY & BPL rice is continuing since
2005-06. The quotas of the same have neither increased nor been decreased but numbers
of ration card enrolment against these items have gone up by multiple times resulting
into downsizing of issuance scale in all the places of the state, it said.
The students should have visited the official site www.tirap.nic.in to have a glimpse
of circle /village wise and FPS wise monthly sub-allocation of PDS items. Salt is
no more a PDS items since last 6 years all over the state which the students should
have known. The allegations are baseless and malicious aimed at maligning the
image of the district administration. The district administration treats all the
places in Tirap district equally in matters of development, it said. The non availability
of stocks at FCI base depot is the greatest hurdle in timely distribution of PDS
items. 20th of every month is the last date of drawl of PDS items from FCI base depot
but more than 50% of monthly allocation of PDS items for the current month is yet
to be lifted. The student leaders should take up the matters with FCI authorities
/GOI for timely positioning of stocks at FCI base depots, it added.
Without the challan dully certified by FPS level vigilance committees and countersigned
by administrative officer concerned, no allocation for the subsequent month is released
to that particular erring FPS thereby empowering the village authorities/ consumers,
the release added.
The administration further added that the consumers particularly in Longding, Pongchau
and Pumao always insist for enrollment of the entire population on AAY & BPL scheme
only. They must understand that rice quota is limited and better off section of the
society should opt for APL ration card also. There is no mechanism to check bogus/
ghost ration cards in these areas as has been done in Khonsa and nearby administrative
circles with the introduction of e-PDS pilot project. The circulation of bogus ration
card has badly affected the issuance scale.
The issuance scale of rice 35 Kg per ration card under AAY/ BPL/APL in Khonsa, Wakka,
Lazu and Dadam administrative circles which comprises of 70% of total Tirap district
population (aprox) should not be taken as disparity as the FPS level vigilance Committee
in these areas are pro-active in creating awareness amongst the consumers and constantly
in touch with the concerned department officer/officials and the local administrative
officer in elimination of bogus ration card as well as in successful implementation
of e-PDS pilot project. Very soon the state Government is rolling out the e-PDS project
to other districts of the state and will be extended to Longding Sub-division and
remaining circles as well. Till then Union should have patience and co-operate with
the local administrative officer in creating awareness in elimination of bogus ration
card amongst the consumers for a full proof system.
Regarding NREGS, the students should contact the concerned blocks to find out the
truth before leveling wild allegations through media which does not augur well for
the society. The currency shortage is felt even at SBI Khonsa and other places from
time to time due to technical reason. The students should contact the BM, SBI, Longding
and hammer out the problems instead of going to media.
Tirap bandh passes off peacefully, student’s calls for govt attention
ITANAGAR, June 23: The 48-Hours Tirap bandh called by the All Tirap Students’ Union
(ATSU) which started from June 22 ended peacefully.
According to a report, all the vehicles were off the road, Educational Institution,
Offices and market remained closed. There were no reports of any untoward incidents
from anywhere in the district.
The bandh was called to protest against inaction of the district administration and
the state government in tackling the present law and order situation in the district.
ATSU said that Tirap need special attention from the state government so that it
can come up at par with other districts of the state.
ATSU has also expressed its profound concern over the deplorable road condition between
Hukanjuri check gate and Joypore wherein both Arunachal Pradesh and Assam government
have not initiated any action. It further resented the absence of the HoDs.
ATSU further called upon the executive Engineers of PWD, RWD, PHED, Power and WRD
and other departments to immediately resume their offices before the things go from
bad to worse.
The Union further took strong exception to the alleged comment of the Kanubari MLA
Newlai Tingkhatara who is reported to have said that law and order problem was in
Khonsa and other places and not in Kanubari.
The student leaders cautioned N. Tingkhatara not to make decisive and contradictory
statement in public. It further said that he should think about the entire district
and not Kanubari alone. Rajiv Gandhi University Students’ Union of Tirap & Changlang
(RGUSUTC) and Tirap, Changlang & Lohit Students’ Union of Itanagar (TCLSUI) has also
expressed deep concern over the reported statement bandh made by Tingkhatra upon
ATSU bandh in Tirap.
Congress lambasts Ramdev, to support Govt on Lok Pal bill
ITANAGAR, June 23: Congress today lambasted Yoga Guru Ramdev for allegedly accumulating
huge amount of money as donation to fulfill his “hidden agenda”.
Addressing a party meeting at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here today, AICC secretary and
incharge of Arunachal Pradesh Sanjay Bapna said that Ramdev collected huge donations
from various sources for social and spiritual cause. But, money is unaccounted and
received from unknown sources, Bapna said alleging that Ramdev has used the collected
money against public interest to promote his hidden agenda at the behest of BJP and
Highlighting the “Congress view on the present situation – I and achievements of
Congress-led UPA-I and UPA II Govt, Bapna said Govt has already taken appropriate
action to curb corruption in the country. He also gave details of achievement of
Addressing the party workers, Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin said that the people
of Arunachal Pradesh in general and Congress workers in particular will stand by
the decision of the party High Command on the Lok Pal Bill that will be presented
in monsoon session of Parliament. The CM also briefed on the achievement of the UPA-I
Pointing out the reported crusade launched by Ramdev against black money, Gamlin
said the BJP-ruled Karnataka is reeling under corruption but Baba has conveniently
kept himself away from Karnataka issue. This has proved that Ramdev’s agitation is
politically motivated and it is backed by BJP and RSS, Gamlin claimed.
Pointing out the measures taken in the state against corruption, the Chief Minister
said a vigilance department is already there to check corruption.
Congress party has always been working for the interest and welfare of poor and downtrodden
since the days of first Prime Minister of India Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, said CWC member
and Arunachal in-charge Dr (Col) Dhani Ram Shandil in his address. He said, the
Congress party has always been taking appropriate and timely action not only at
the Centre but also in Congress ruled states to curb corruption.
Claiming that economy of the country has remained strong and stable with the nationalization
of bank by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Shandil said, instead of giving
credit to Congress for financial achievement, BJP and its allies have been indulging
themselves not only in mud-slinging but also using various tactics to destabilize
the nation. He called upon the party workers in the state to keep strict vigil against
such forces working against the interest of nation.
Justifying the Govt action on Ramdev at Ramleela maidan, Shandil said Govt had taken
appropriate action at right time in order to tackle law and order situation.
He regretted that BJP which speaks about corruption, chose to remain silent about
the corruption in Karnataka.
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Nabam Tuki in his address assured
the party high command to highlight the achievement of the UPA Govt in grass root
level. He also appealed all the executive members of block and district level Congress
committees and other frontal wings of the party to organize awareness campaign on
achievement of UPA Govt at Centre.
Lambasting Ramdev Baba, Tuki said, instead of teaching yoga, he engaged his followers
to fulfill his hidden agenda to achieve political mileage.
APCC vice president Padi Hinda also spoke on the occasion.
Large number of Congress leaders including ministers, parliamentary secretaries,
MLAs, PCC office bearers, frontal wings members took part in the meeting.
Earlier, both Shandil and Bapna highlighted the achievement of the UPA Govt, steps
taken by Govt against corruption and criticized Ramdev Baba for accumulating huge
sum of unaccounted money during a press conference. Bapna further said that by receiving
cash amount from the donors without maintaining record, Ramdev has indirectly encouraged
corruption and black money. Chief Minister and APCC president were present during
the press meet.
Insurgency in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, June 23: It is widely assumed that Arunachal Pradesh is the most peaceful
state of North East India. Many believe that unlike other NE states Arunachal is
not affected by insurgency problem barring twin districts of Tirap and Changlang.
However a close study shows that in the last few decades Arunachal too has been affected
by presence of insurgency group. The recent report of the alleged merger of Arunachal
Naga Liberation Front (ANLF) with NSCN (K) illustrates how UG groups have made inroads
It is believed that majority of Arunachalee politicians and government officers belonging
to those districts which shares inter-state boundary with states like Assam and Nagaland
pay protection money to groups like NSCN, ULFA and NDFB (anti-talk faction) to ensure
their personal safety.
Besides group like NSCN, ULFA and NDFB number of indigenous armed groups have been
active in major parts of state.
Of all UG group NSCN which include both K and IM faction is the most well known group
with strong hold in Tirap and Changlang district. They carry out extortion in these
two districts without any hitch and often turf war breaks out between them over it.
Other than these two districts, now NSCN has spread their wing to different parts
of state and it is believed they even have major say in the government formation
in Itanagar. The anti-talk faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland(NDFB)
is quite influential in districts like West Kameng, East Kameng, Papum Pare, West
Siang and East Siang which shares boundary with neighbouring state Assam. There has
been report of number of extortion and kidnapping cases allegedly carried out by
them in these districts. The other Assam based UG groups to be active in Arunachal
is United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA). Their area of influence is in Lohit and
Couple of indigenous UG groups like National Liberation Front of Arunachal (NLFA),
National Liberation Council of Taniland(NLCT), Arunachal Dragon Force(ADF), United
Socialist Council of Arunachal(USCA), Liberation Tiger of Arunachal (LTA) were formed
in the last few decades. Most of them have become defunct except NLCT which is still
active in some districts. NLFA was established in the year 1999 with its headquarter
at Dimapur. The group was mostly active in Western Arunachal especially in capital
region. Later many of their members were either arrested or surrendered and by the
year 2005 they became defunct. NLCT came into existence in the year 2007 with Anthony
Doke as chairman. They started their group with aim of protecting the rights of indigenous
tribal’s of Arunachal. However unorganized way of functioning has led to the arrest
of most of their members including Chairman Doke. But still some members are at large
and carrying out the operation probably from Nagaland. NLCT has been very influential
in major parts of state starting from Tawang to East Siang district.
USCA was established in 2005 but by year 2007 most of the members surrendered and
it became defunct too. Arunachal Dragon Force (ADF) was one of the earliest indigenous
UG groups to come out from Arunachal. ADF was formed in the year 1995 and it had
strong presence in Lohit district. But by the beginning of 1997 group vanished from
the scene. Many of the indigenous UG group of Arunachal started with tacit support
from Assam and Nagaland based groups.
Also it is believed that majority of Arunachalee politicians and government officers
belonging to those districts which shares inter-state boundary with states like Assam
and Nagaland pay protection money to groups like NSCN, ULFA and NDFB (anti-talk faction)
to ensure their personal safety. With lack of coordination between Assam and Arunachal
police forces, these UG groups have been carrying out their operation quite easily.
BJP not to field candidate
Itanagar, June 23: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh State Election Committee
after its 3 days hectic parleys arrived to a consensus decision today not to field
party’s candidate in the Mukto by-election. The decision was taken as a party’s
last respect to former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and in recognition of his liberal
attitude for welfare of downtrodden people irrespective of party affiliation which
is rare in the political history of Arunachal Pradesh, informed party general secretary
and spokesman Tai Tagak in a release.
The BJP state Core Committee members including state President Dr. Tangor Tapak,
leader, BJP Legislature Party, Tamiyo Taga, Deputy Leader, BLP, Tapen Siga, state
BJP Vice President, Padmeshwari Jamoh, State General Secretary–in-Charge-Organization,
Tai Tagak and the former Lok Sabha MP & National General Secretary, Tapir Gao and
Tawang District BJP Committee delegation actively participated in the party’s parley.
The Burden of Black Gold
Ledo is a dusty small town near Margharita under Tinsukia District of Assam. Historically
the area belongs to Tangsa and should have been under Changlang District. They migrated
to the Patkai hills during 16-17 century and took control of the whole area. But
after the treaty of Yandaboo in 1826 British became the master of North East including
Ledo. The place was once a U.S Army base during World war II. Whenever I pass through
the area, it always fascinates me not because of the famous Stilwell Road or the
Patkai festival, but for the tale that lays buried under the black gold of the area.
There are lot of interesting tales in Ledo - the courageous people of the area and
their role in World War II, the dense forest with different species of deer, the
elephant herds, birds and the man and tiger conflict. Then there are the heart-warming
love stories of migrant labourers who fell in love with local dame that can put even
Romeo and Juliet into shame.
On my recent visit to changlang district, I stopped at the area to repair a punctured
tire, when I happened to meet one Kasi Nath who came to this area during 1948 at
the tender age of 13, for mining work as a labourer from Nepal. Our interaction became
so intriguing that I ended up staying in the place for 2 days. He recalled nostalgically
how he came to the area along with 50 labourers from Nepal, how 18 of his friends
died in an accident inside a mine, how he made fortune by occupying a large plot
Mining in Ledo was started by Assam Railway & Trading Company on 30 July 1882. Many
contractors were engaged, out of which prominent ones are: Kamsung Lama(1923) and
T.B Pradan (1928). They brought in many labourers from Nepal and Bangladesh and
there were more than one thousand odd labourers working in the mine engaged by different
contractor and the company. Most of these labours left their mining job to clear
all the forest and occupy the area. They outgrew the indigenous people and at present
they form the major population. The Tangsas are pushed back to the hill where open
mining activity is still going on. They are sleeping on top of the black gold so
they should have been economically very sound, Right? But the fact that this black
gold has become a burden for them, a huge burden on their backs. Most of them are
reduced to manual worker in the coal mine. Then there are health problems. Asthma
and sinusitis are very common among the locals which are caused by coal dust. On
the other hand government and the business men are making profit in the tune of billions.
This situation could have been different if MOU were stressed on sharing of profit
to the owners of the land. Even one percent share could have drastically changed
the economic status of the people of the area. The agreement does not mention about
profit sharing but, it does mention about socio-economic status of the population
and broad plan for resettlement of the displaced population and alternate livelihood.
It also mentions the preservation of wild fauna and flora. But practically nothing
has been done except for small amount of compensation. As for the preservation of
wildlife and forest, few sign boards have been erected with the slogan- Use coal,
plant trees. The rich habitat has already been lost and all the wildlife has become
The lesson to learn from this mistake is;
1. The MOU signed for establishment of any type of business, may be coal mine, hydropower,
cement factory or any business with high magnitude should not be hurriedly signed
without proper study of its impact.
2. The owner of the land may be private or community should be a share holder rather
than payment made for compensation.
Except for the migrant labourer the project does not benefit to anybody. Accumulation
of wealth does not matter anything at the end of the day. See the case of the contractor
who brought Kasi Nath to Ledo. His labours are progressing economically in Ledo,
but for himself faith has other thing in store. He was not even blessed with single
son despite having three wives. I try to locate his property during my two days stay
but could not find any, not even a remnant of his property.
KKSU calls for relief for flood affected Yomcha circle
ITANAGAR, June 23: Kargu Kardi Student’s Union (KKSU) while calling for government
attention said that on June 22, Yomcha circle under West Siang, has been hit by
a flash flood. The sudden flood at Mio, Bome and Rimi has caused enormous damages
to the fields located at the valleys.
Most of the newly planted crops have been either washed away or are completely buried
by the sands. In addition to that the bamboo plantations, horticultural gardens and
other valuable plantations at the valley have been affected, it said.
It further said that there has been alarming erosion of fertile land in the area
which has no flood control measures.
It appealed to the Relief and Rehabilitation, WRD, Agriculture and Horticulture Departments
to initiate necessary action regarding the assessment of the damages caused by the
flood and for the release of relief packages to the effected farmers and cultivators
KKSU further said that in order to prevent such kind of flooding and to prevent erosion
of the fertile land, the concerned department initiate proper implementation of flood
control schemes in the flood affected area.
Release adequate fund under RTE: ATA
ITANAGAR, June 23: The central Executive Committee of Arunachal Teachers’ Association
has appealed to the education minister and commissioner education for early release
of sufficient fund to various schools of the state under Right to Education Act.
It claimed that with the implementation of Right to Education, collection of admission
and other fees from students has been restricted by the government, further after
the implementation of the Act till today no any school or institution has received
any fund under Right to Education except maintenance grants and teachers grant from
The association further highlighting the financial problem faced by the teachers
in their respective institution due to shortage of fund, said that, teachers will
not responsible for delay start of academic session, if the state government fail
to release available fund to all the schools of the state before opening of new academic
The association further urged the government to supply Text Books immediately so
that the academic classes start in schedule in all schools of the state.
It also said that CGI Sheet meant for the construction of civil works under SSA financial
year 2010-11 has not been supplied yet, thought some of the construction works were
completed in school level as some of the contractor used their own CGI Sheet for
the purpose, which may be of low quality or standard. It urged the State Project
Director, SSA to instruct the contractor or supplier to supply quality items in time.
Refresher course for cooperative employees
ITANAGAR, June 23: A ten days refresher course for cooperative employees and members
started yesterday at AP Cooperative Training Centre under central sector scheme sponsored
by National Council for Cooperative Training, New Delhi. Importance of business development,
planning, book keeping and accountancy, Allied Laws on Cooperative, rural sanitation,
women empowerment and man power development, self help group and micro finance and
its importance in rural economy, project preparation and planning, cash management
and involvement of youth in cooperative sector will be imparted to the trainees during
the training period.
The inaugural function was attended by Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex Pawan
Kumar Sain and Joint RCS (D) Department of Cooperative RD Thongon as chief guest
and guest of honour respectively.
The programme was also attended by CEO cum Principal Goto Nyorak, faculty from Institute
of Cooperative Management, Guwahati Dr. P Baishya and other officials.
Green Kameng drive
BOMDILA, June 23: Apart from guarding the frontiers of the nation, Indian Army has
also been doing its bit in contributing towards the nation building. Be it helping
the civil populace during natural disasters or be it taking education and technology
to the remotest corners of the country or be it awareness or preservation of the
environment, Indian Army has always been doing more than its share of the duty.
Ball of Fire Division organized the Green Kameng Drive; a joint military-civil initiative
of tree plantation at Rupa in the district the day before by the 21 Punjab Regiment
under the aegis of HQ 311 Mountain Brigade. The drive was organized across the entire
garrison of Ball of Fire Division. The central event of the plantation was organized
at Army Environmental Park & Training Area wherein a host of senior army officers
and civilian officers of the district were present. Brigadier Anil Sharma, Deputy
General Officer Commanding of Ball of Fire Division inaugurated the event as the
School children of the area were involved in the tree plantation where young hands
were seen at work to make the Green Kameng Drive a grand success. More than 250 saplings
of various types including fruit bearing plants, pine and Mor pankhis were planted
across the entire garrison. It was followed by a signature campaign to make the event
more memorable. In the interaction that followed, the civil and military dignitaries
shared their experiences with the school children and highlighted the importance
of tree plantation in the wake of mindless felling of trees for agriculture related
activities, urbanization and other commercial purposes resulting in the deadly global
warming. It was pledged to make such events a regular feature and in a much larger
platform using the tools of Information, Education and Communication, which if done
so, would definitely prove to be the building blocks in making the nation a green
and pollution free one.(DIPRO)
Take up rest of the cases too
This is regarding demand of resignation of Health & Family Welfare & RWD Minister
As per my personal view the entire illegal appointments and corruption is not related
with him only because three months ago we read in Arunachal Times that there are
above 2000 illegal appointments in various Government Departments.
In the Payi Gyadi case, it is being investigated to trace out the culprits.
So, only after completion of the investigation, if anyone is found guilty action
should be initiated. But this is a not a right time for any organization, political
party to jump blindly into the issue. It will not bring any result rather it will
hamper the investigation process.
I request Payi Gyadi and all organizations to take up the case of more than 2000
illegal appointments to make Arunachal corruption free state.
Nationalist Student Congress
It has become a common practice for most of the officials in the state to use the
Government Vehicle for private purposes like shopping, long drives, dropping wards
to schools or colleges and some even for rough driving and hunting. Whereas it is
known to everyone including the commonest of the common man that the Government Vehicle
is maintained and fueled by the public money and that the Vehicle is meant only for
the official purpose that too with prior requisition, not excluding even the MLAs.
Why is the Government silent and muted on this issue? Does the centre funds the state
for this? Does the public pay various taxes for this? It is my sincere request to
the state government and the DCs of respective districts to look into the matter.
Also the head of the office of respective offices / departments should take proper
action for better use of the public money.
Pasighat, (on email)
Let there be fair distribution
I would like to share some of my views regarding the demands of DAYA and DASU. The
voice of Dibang Adi Youth Association(DAYA) and Dibang Adi Students Union(DASU) for
development of backward Dambuk is highly appreciable. This positive move of both
organisations deserves appreciation from all corners.
Dambuk area has always been a victim of political negligence in the past thereby
deprived of many developmental activities. All the developmental projects were being
neglected by the Govt. on the pretext of communication problem and on the other side
neglected surface connectivity. Besides all the head offices established, Roing area
has got many important institutions like I.T.I, DIET, JNV, VKV, KV, Forest School
etc. whereas on the other hand Dambuk area is crying for such important institutions.
In this regard Govt. should have special consideration for establishment of Model
College or Polytechnic at Dambuk.
Lastly, it is my sincere request to all the intellectuals, people and organisations
to support the voice of DAYA and DASU for the development of Dambuk.
O. Ratan, Itanagar
I would like to support the voice of Dibang Adi Youth Association (DAYA) for Degree
College and Polytechnic at Dambuk. Further I criticize our Govt. for unequal distribution
of developmental schemes in Lower Dibang Valley District. If this trend continues,
people will lose hope towards our so called "Peoples First Government". Further this
time the people of Dambuk should not compromise the establishment of Degree college
and Polytechnic on the ground of communication bottleneck. Developmental schemes
should not be always" headquarter centric" rather it should be divided equally among
all the regions of that particular district.
Therefore it is my earnest request to our Education Minister and Chief Minister to
look seriously into their grievances otherwise people of Dambuk will really lose
their hopes towards our Govt.
The fake certificates and credentials of employees
This is regarding the fake education certificate and mark sheet case involving Arunachal
Pradesh health and family welfare minister Atum Welly’s son and daughter.
Two FIRs lodged with Basistha and Bharalumukh police stations in the city by a city-based
educational institute, Assam Education and Management Academy (AEMA), alleging that
Welly’s son Akung and daughter Annung had used fake certificates in the name of two
colleges in Assam — Pragjyotish College and Beltola College — to get government jobs
in Tax and excise and SCO in art and culture Govt of A.P.
The university authorities said to be informed in writing that Akung had never taken
admission into the colleges.
There is a big fake certificate scam in the name of Assam-based educational institutions
and this may be tip of Ice berg. The concerned authority is requested to do thorough
investigation of all Assam based degrees of govt employee of all departments in the
The news item is not only the big embarrassment for present govt but shameful for
the political leaders in particular and people of Arunachal in general. The ministers
should resign on moral ground till the investigation is over.
Itanagar, (on email)
Is it a road or a river
Let me have privilege to express some satirical thoughts regarding G – Extension
road of Naharlagun.
If one would do an aerial survey of Capital, they might end up mistaking the road
as River or Ganga Lake. As it is filled with stagnant water all the time and worst
is in pleasant rainy day.
Shall we call this road as G – Extension Galli as like existing Galli of other cities?
Here we don’t find distinct path way for pedestrian and vehicles, all moves abreast
with Darwin’s theory of survival of fittest.
Though commercialized, even SBI and other banks established, yet still it is in its
Apparently, it’s been years the road is in its worst condition, everyone can see.
Does the authority want us public to generate fund and renovate it?
Dy Rig, Naharlagun
The Damroh-Maryang road
Damroh-Maryang road is the only life line for the people of Upper Siang. But general
public of this Sub-Division are facing acute problems as 75 percent of the road is
almost ruined. The road at Silli village, Block point at Padu and 1 km from upwards
to Damro from Padu village is dangerous for all kinds of vehicles.
In these particular places there is an apprehension of accidents and if so, responsibility
of loss of lives and properties may be claimed from the Department of PWD Maryang
I appreciate all the drivers of commercial and personal vehicles for their perfectness
On the other hand I totally blame the Department of PWD for their negligence. This
aforesaid particular places can be maintained within the total cost of not more
than Rs. 50,000/- or by deputing department 10 labourers in one week.
In this letter it is my humble appeal to the Engineering Department, the Local MLA,
Jiten Panggeng and all other public leaders to find out a solution to repair these
particular places and other parts of the ruined road. More over it is my humble request
to the concern Engineering Department to appoint two permanent casual labourers for
Padu village Block Point for immediate repairing and maintenance.
Dolo Baane Kebang, Mebo
Reversing trend of development
It was nice to see associations coming out for some damage control act (Dambuk cries
for development, June 20).I do not belong to Dambuk, however I have some deep rooted
memories of my teenage years, hence the sympathy.
It may not be incorrect if I say Dambuk is the only place in the world which is reversing
in terms of development. For others, villages have become towns, towns into cities
and so on. It was way back in 1920 that the colonial British established the present
school of Dambuk which is the 2nd oldest in the state.This very village was once
considered one of the factories that produced brilliant students. Do I need to mention
that the first ever IAS and Doctor of our state are products of this village? It
has produced IITians, JIPMERians, and Technocrats as well.
It’s hard to believe that this village is living without electricity for years. Now,
I may be challenged by some readers that there are many villages that do not have
electricity. Well , it had. The small hydel was abandoned in around 1994, if I am
not wrong. Some villagers say that the machines were transported to a nearby district.
On the other hand, Dambuk has the worst communications compared to any place in the
state. It remains cut-off from the rest of the country for 8 months a year. Students
from Dambuk who study in other schools like JNV,VKV Roing,Tezu college,Pasighat
are the worst sufferers. Either it is vacation or the completion of it; they swim
across 8-9 rivers, holding their clothes, certificates in one hand in the air and
the other hand busy maneuvering. It’s not an exaggeration but a real truth which
I too have gone through during my JNV days.
I do visit Dambuk sometimes, to meet my old friends. Despite so many years I have
not noticed an inch of development in that area. My friends do tell me that every
good govt. initiatives are channelled away from Dambuk, reason being the bad communication.
In my view there are two very interesting things to it. Why not the govt.install
an institutional project so that roads are build and I believe that roads will be
Dambuk has other reasons why it is calling for attention. The Anglo-Abor war of 1894
was fought in Dambuk. One can still see the big boulders erected by villagers for
defence as well as ambush. It should serve as a place of state interest and for the
nation as a whole.
Believe it or not, the only change I could see is the large amount of migration of
families from Dambuk to Roing area in search of greener pastures, and why not. Almost
99.9% of the wealthy and whos-who of Adis of Roing area are migrants of Dambuk .It
is high time they contribute to the helpless cry of these associations, not necessarily
monetarily. I feel encouragement and timely advice armed with genuine developmental
input will be OK.
A citizen, (on email)
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