ITANAGAR, Jun 12: Reiterating its resolve to go with bandh call, All Nyishi Youth
Council (ANYC) today strongly reacted to the statement of Nyishi Elite Society (NES).
The NES yesterday condemned the proposed 48 hours capital as illegal and urged the
people to defy bandh call.
ANYC, one of the three bandh-calling organizations questioned “how the NES can condemn
others’ genuine demands which were totally for the betterment of whole APST of the
state and particularly Nyishi community”.
Stating that it was unaware of the fact/issue that the publisher of GK book was pardoned
by NES or any other organization and selling of the book stopped, the ANYC asked
who will compensate the damage done to the community by using the derogatory word
in place of Nyishi in the books, prior to that. ANYC also dismissed the NES’ statement
on the issue of land allotment to non-APSTs saying it was compelled to agitate as
the Govt failed to find out amicable solution to its demands during last five months.
Demand for distance education prog
ITANAGAR, Jun 12: The students Union of Government College, Seppa has appealed the
RGU authority to introduce distance education programme in Govt College Seppa for
the benefit of the students of the East Kameng district.
The union in a letter to the RGU registrar said that many students are deprived
of pursuing higher education due to backwardness of the district. Though some students
are of the district joining distance education programme at Bomdila and Itanagar,
but fail to appear examination owing to various reason. Therefore, introduction
of distance education programme in Seppa college will be beneficial for large number
of students, it said.
Cancel transfer order: Union
ITANAGAR, Jun 12: Drawing the authority attention towards the school at Mengio,
All Mengio Students Union (AMSU) today requested the deputy director of school education
to hold on transfer order of teachers serving in its area. AMSU said that schools
are facing shortage of teachers and that granting transfer to teachers would double
blow to the current academic session. Union also appealed the teachers to attend
school and perform their duty sincerely as the academic session is beginning now.
Association demands fresh tender for road projects
ITANAGAR, Jun 12: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Contractors Welfare Association (AAPYCWA)
has demanded fresh tender for construction of Chambang to Phaa road and Lumba to
Rayung road under NLCPR schemes in Kurung Kumey district. Association said that the
present executing agency of the said projects have violated the NLCPR guidelines
and fund were also misused. EEs of respective PWD division made payment before formation
cutting of the roads, the Association alleged. The road formation cutting work
is being carried out with total violation of the interim order issued by the HC
in recent past, it further claimed.
It demanded immediate halt on the ongoing formation cutting works, termination of
concerned officers and floating of fresh tenders for these road projects.
AEKSU declares district bandh
ITANAGAR, Jun 12: All East Kameng Students Union (AEKSU) today declared 12 hours
East Kameng bandh on June 20 in protest against the district administration’s alleged
failure to take action against land encroachment in the district including Seppa
The union said that it had submitted a representation to the DC on May 7 demanding
prompt action from the district administration against the reported land encroachment
in the district. But the administration failed to pay heed to its demand, it said.
In its representation AEKSU had expressed concern over the massive land encroachment
in govt land, particularly of government offices, quarters and general ground.
Negligence on duty alleged
ITANAGAR, Jun 12: Capital Youth Welfare Organization (CYWO) today alleged that medical
officers (doctors) in the various government hospitals are neglecting their prime
duties to serve the out-patient department (OPD). In a release CYWO alleged that
many medical officers are misusing the government facilities like free medicines
and equipments for their personal benefit which it says actually meant for common
people. It appealed to the government to look into the matter.
NRHM official’s death mourned
ITANAGAR, Jun 12: The officers and officials of NRHM and the Directorate of Health
Services, Naharlagun expressed shock over untimely demise of Gumde Kamki, District
Computer Assistant (RI), Yingkiong, on June 3.
She joined NRHM in the year 2006.
All the officers and staff in a condolence meeting observed 2 minutes silence as
a mark of respect to the departed and prayed her eternal peace.
ITANAGAR, Jun 12: BSNL Employees Union, Arunachal Pradesh division will join the
nation-wide indefinite strike beginning from tomorrow in favour of its various demands.
The demands of the BSNL executive and non-executive staff include payment of medical,
family planning, transport and professional up-gradation allowances, children education
assistance and provision of superannuation benefit for directly recruited staff,
Training prog. farmers
TEZU, Jun 12: A training programme on “Scientific way of planting of major fruits”
was conducted at Alubari village by the Department of Horticulture on June 10.
A total number of 84 progressive farmers including Goan Burahs from Napotia, Alubari
and New Alubari villages attended the training.
Some important methods on safe use of pesticides in agriculture, especially on fruits
bearing trees and vegetables were taught to the trainees. DIPRO
‘No intrusion along Indo-China border since deployment ITBP’
ITANAGAR, Jun 12: There has been no intrusion along Indo-China border in Arunachal
side since deployment of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force in 2004, said Angad
Prasad Yadav, Commandant (Staff), ITBP Sector Headquarters.
There has been no intrusion by the Chinese Army and the border is fully secured,
Yadav told this reporter in an informal chat in the Sector Headquarters, Khating
Hill near here today.
The para-military forces, which came into existence in 1962 has been effectively
manning the Indo-China border from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Diphu La in Arunachal
Pradesh covering almost 3488 km.
“The difficult topography has never been a barrier for these ITBP jawans in performing
their duties at an altitude of more than 18500 ft above the sea level,” he said.
He, however, rued the non existence of proper road connectivity to border areas.
“We are regularly submitting proposals requesting the higher authority in the Centre
to improve road connectivity to border areas,” he said while informing that the force
has so far constructed 27 roads along the Indo-China border.
Other problem pinching the forces deployed in border area has been the telecommunication.
INMARSAT has been the only mode of tele-communication in those places, he said. The
jawans, who have been guarding the border far away from their near and dear ones,
are given only few minute’s free-talk time once in a month, he informed. Listening
to music and watching movies in satellite TV are the only means of recreation for
those jawans, Yadav added. A proposal by a Union minister to invite private mobile
service providers to operate in such remote places could not be materialized due
to technical problems, Yadav informed.
ITBP force, who are also known as Himveers, also takes up various social welfare
activities in their areas of operation under its civic action programme in order
to build a cordial relationship with local people.
It organizes medical camps, games and sports activities regularly to identify hidden
talents, provides infrastructure to identified schools, helps poor students, the
Commandant said, adding that few pairs of bench and desk would be provided to an
identified school here which are being kept ready for delivery in the Sector Hq office
Besides these, ITBP Sector headquarter is also providing quality health services
to the security personnel and general public as well.
There is a Composite Hospital with latest medical equipments and facilities in the
ITBP sector headquarter, Khating Hill. There are separate units for TB, Malaria and
other patients with various ailments. Almost all common medical tests, such ECG,
Hepatitis-B, Malarial, HIV/AIDS etc are done in the 50-bed hospital with OPD and
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) facilities, DIG Dr. Konwar Chandra Sen said. A dental unit
and physiotherapy department are also opened recently in the hospital, Dr. Sen informed
adding that patients from North Lakhimpur also come here to get treatment.
The hospital also imparts Nurses training. Presently, a batch of trainees from Arunachal
Community College of Nursing is undergoing training in the hospital. It is hoped
that the trainees, who are being trained in army style, would become human assets
of the state in future.
The Sector Headquarters also has a bomb detection and disposal squad, disaster management
team, who are always ready to render service at the time of need.
Meet on additional resource mobilization from tax and non tax revenue collection
ITANAGAR, Jun 12: Development Commissioner (Finance) Ramesh Negi has convened a high
level meeting at Banquet Hall here today to discuss about the additional resource
mobilization from tax and non tax revenue collection and the issue of tax deduction
at source (TDS) etc.
Attended by all the senior government officers including Principal Secretaries, Commissioners,
Secretaries, Head of Offices, besides officers from Accountant General (AG) Office,
the meeting discussed in threadbare all the matters relating to additional resource
mobilization from tax and non tax revenue collection by the various government departments,
issue of tax deduction at source and reconsideration issues in AG office.
Addressing the meeting, Negi outlined the need for resource mobilization in the state.
He said that Arunachal Pradesh has a small tax base because of its small and constraint
economy and called to gear up the system through innovative measures to make the
state come out of the current financial difficulties.
Earlier, Special Secretary Finance, Swati Sharma all highlighted the objective of
the meeting. PRO
Employees demand review of Govt orders on arrear and LTC
ITANAGAR, Jun 12: While welcoming the Govt decision to release 7 percent dearness
allowances with effect from January 1, 2012, the Confederation of Service Association
of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) has opposed the Govt decision that “arrear DA from
April to June, 2012 is to be drawn and deposited in GPF account during the month
of January 2013.”
In a letter to the development commissioner, finance, the Confederation said the
Govt oder to draw the arrear DA during January 2013 with a direction to deposit it
into GPF account is an insult to the state Govt employees. There is no mention in
June 2, 2012 office memo about mode of payment of DA arrear to the employees who
do not have GPF or CPF account.
The confederation demanded review of the office memorandum issued on June 2 and
effect payment of DA arrear in cash within June irrespective of having GPF account
or not. For the employees having no GPF account, order should specify for payment
of arrear DA in cash for all six month from January to June, 2012, it said.
The confederation also opposed the Govt office memorandum regarding LTC and appealed
for review of the same.
ITANAGAR, Jun 12: Capital district administration today declared the 48 hours capital
bandh on June 13 and 14 as illegal under section 144 CrPC. The administration also
directed the bandh callers to abstain from any act that may affect right, liberty,
safety and security of any individuals and may cause disturbance of peace and tranquility.
Further administration directed the police SP Itanagar to take all necessary preventive
measures under CrPC to ensure the safety of common people.
Meanwhile, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) and Naharlagun Bazaar Welfare Committee
(NBWC) today opposed the 48 hours capital bandh proposed jointly by three organizations
in protesting against the government for allegedly not fulfilling their demands.
ANYA said that bandh callers are unrecognized and self styled organizations, which
according it, is politically motivated who intend to harass the common people and
Such bandh calls badly affect the business community, the NBWC said and appealed
the organization to withdraw the bandh.
Director hits back, clarifies the charges
ITANAGAR, Jun 12: The Director of School Education today said that the allegations
made by Arunachal Pradesh Democratic Youth Association against him are unfounded
The Association in a release yesterday alleged that DSE was involved in financial
mismanagement during his tenure as deputy director of public instruction at Pasighat.
Hitting back at the association, director clarified that issue was falsely termed
as financial mismanagement rather it was theft committed by then cashier who absconded
with government cash from the office. He further went on to claim that a high power
inquiry body had thoroughly investigated the scandal and established him innocent.
He however admitted that as an off-shoot of theft, a criminal proceeding was in
fact drawn against him along with other officials in the court of first class judicial
magistrate, but he was acquitted after proceeding and finding no charge against him.
On the charge of illegal appointment of group C and D posts in department, the Director
clarified that those appointments were made in consonance with the cabinet decision,
with the government approval. He suggested the association to approach court of the
law, if it thinks the appointments were illegal. Director further lamented that despite
his repeated clarification the association goes on allegation without proper verification
of the facts. He said the association might be working at the behest of some self
Tough survival of Ruksin ICDS project office
RUKSIN, Jun 12: Shortage of staff quarters for the Child Development Project Office
(CDPO) of Ruksin ICDS become a major problem.
The Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) of Ruksin ICDS informed that lack of
staff quarter for the field staff has become a major problem.
Not a single quarter has been allotted to the officials of the department, including
me which is compelling me to stay at Pasighat, she said.
Ruksin ICDS project presently covers as many as 51 Anganwadi Centres, providing service
to 1972 beneficiaries of target groups including children and nursing mothers. Readymade
food-stuff and other nutrient supplements are being feed to the beneficiaries without
lapse. A total of 10 field staff, including six supervisors are being engaged in
the field for due monitoring of the child welfare activities and they submit performance
report regularly, the CDPO has claimed. Moreover, the alleged dereliction of duty
by the peon of the project office of the ‘Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS)’
at Ruksin is hampering smooth functioning of the office.
Local people allege that the unruly peon does obey the instructions of the senior
officers. He comes and go to the office at his will which has created an unpleasant
atmosphere in the office. The newly shifted CDPO office remains closed for almost
all days of the week due to absenteeism by the peon, who frequently goes on leave
without any prior approval by keeping the office door closed.
I have to go for regular field visit to monitor the child development and women welfare
activities besides payment of old-aged pensions. It has become very difficult for
me to conduct both the office and field works by running from Pasighat everyday”,
rued Yalom Saroh the CDPO of Ruksin project.
The Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) of Ruksin ICDS said she had informed
the senior officers about the unruly conduct of the office peon, but no action has
been initiated against him yet.
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I am happy to see the performance of Government Secondary School, Nginu. The school,
which was established in 1966, is situated in most interior Wakka Circle under newly
born Longding district. During last couple of decades the school continued to survive
and face grave challenges. However, the then primary school was upgraded to the middle
and again upgraded to secondary school in 2010 and since 2006 the school under the
guidance of capable headmaster in-charge backed to track and began to show good
performance. This year’s CBSE 10th class exam results in this school with 100 per
cent success of the students in their first attempt made our dream fulfilled. This
achievement will encourage the parents and the students to continue their study in
remote area like Wakka.
However, during my last visit in April, I was shocked to see that there was only
eight staff including a peon and there was no proper infrastructure like desk, bench
Therefore, I would like to request the higher authority to look into the various
problems faced by the school so that more and more students get the benefit of education.
Pathetic condition of hostels
I would like to highlight the pathetic condition of the boys’ or girls’ hostels of
school children and how these hostels are used and maintained throughout Arunachal
Pradesh. Govt. of Arunachal has been spending crores of fund in constructing hostels
in nook and corner of the state so that school children of far-flung area reap the
fruit of education without any hindrance. On the other hand, most of the school
hostels in the state are in pitiable condition. Hostels walls are defaced with mud,
broken window panes, uprooted electric wires and heap of broken furniture lying in
the middle of the room.
Here, being a teacher I should appreciate the leaders, parents and students bodies
who demand for construction of hostels in their areas but how do their kids use the
hostel is a matter of concern. It is not digestible if any one supports the undesirable
activities of students saying that children who do not know anything. Here I am to
argue that students right from class VI are matured enough to judge what is right
and what is wrong, especially in Arunachal. Who are responsible for dilapidated or
pathetic condition of the hostels -- the teachers, parents or the boarders? I think,
major part of responsibility lies with the boarders. If a hostel is to be used as
karate training centre then what is the need of spending so much fund in hostel construction.
It is a total wastage of public money.
I being a teacher would like to advise the students to take care of the hostel they
are residing in. I also like to request the parents to pay a visit to the hostels
in every ten days and assist the headmaster and the hostel superintendent to maintain
proper environment in hostel for boarders. The school authorities should be empowered
to take some disciplinary measures against the boarders in case of violation of
laid down norms.
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A social route to a green world
A cluster of organizations grouped under the banner of Asian Movement with the proclaimed
objective of defending rights has proposed a green road map of its own. Among the
major points in its charter are to create a system that is based on and promotes
equity, parity, solidarity and mutual respect among people and nations regardless
of gender, race and ethnicity, culture, capabilities and class. It advocated for
promotion of sharing of land, water, forests, atmosphere, eco-systems and territories
based on the principles of stewardship and not private ownership.
This movement rejects the “Green Economy” as proposed for a number of reasons. The
group rejects the notion of ‘Green Economy’, as it believes it does not contribute
to redistribution of the ownership and control of economic resources and is premised
on an inequitable and undemocratic structure where a few control a vast portion of
In their letter, Movements call for re-establishing the balance with our Earth System
and preserve the vital cycles of nature and an immediate end to the commercialization
It calls for full recognition of the contribution of women to production and social
reproduction and an immediate end to gender discrimination in the economy and in
all spheres of society.