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2 feared drowned as bridge collapses into Subansiri

Karda Natam

DAPORIJO, June 15: Two persons—one man and woman—are feared drowned in Subansiri when a wooden bridge over the river suddenly broke and collapsed while they were crossing it.

The accident occurred at Sarlane near Dejubong camp when they were going to Taksing from Limeking on June 12 at around 5 am.

The bodies of the drowned persons are yet to be traced. However, villagers are still searching for them.

Limeking town is about 150 km from Daporijo. Villagers of the remote and far flung Taksing have to march about 85 km on foot to reach Limeking from where they can board a Tata Sumo or other vehicle to reach Daporijo. It takes them atleast two to three days to reach Taksing from Limeking.

There are several weak bridges in the area and repetition of such incidences can not be ruled out if those bridges are not maintained properly.


Cleanliness drive in Delhi by NE students

ITANAGAR, June 15: Spreading the message of cleanliness, the North East Students Society of the Delhi University (DU) on Sunday carried out a cleanliness drive in the university campus.

The event was organized by Northeast for BJP, Delhi. North Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Yoginder Chondolia was also present on the occasion. More than 300 students took part in the cleanliness drive.

“It was really a big event where people of northeastern origin took part in a big number. In fact, people of northeast maintain cleanliness everywhere,” said  Chondolia.

He said that the corporation would conduct such cleanliness drive  across the national capital until June 30.

“We will provide all facilities including vehicles and other necessary items to carry out the cleanliness drive and keep the national capital clean,” said Chondolia.

However, it was not only the northeastern students; students from other states who are studying in DU as well as localities took part in the cleanliness drive.

“Today’s cleanliness drive was yet another example to show that people from northeast are involved in social activities too in the national capital,” said BJP Delhi convenor Manas Deka.

He said that BJP’s northeast wing in Delhi has always been trying to involve the northeastern people with different activities “so that they can adjust with the atmosphere of the national capital.”


Toppers felicitated

ITANAGAR, June 15: A felicitation function for Class X and Class XII toppers was organized by School Management Committee (SMC)  and 77th Lower Nyapin Panchayat Raj Institution at Government Higher Secondary School, Nyapin yesterday.

Gyamar Metung (80 percent), Ringu Mama (80 percent), Yurum Tatu (76 percent), Tadar Ruma (70 percent) and Tadar Yader (70 percent) were among the class X toppers who were felicitated, while Gyamar Mama (78 percent), Bamang Tassik (68 percent), Taming Orish (67 percent) of class XII toppers were felicitated.

While congratulating the toppers on the occasion, Nyapin ADC Tatdo Borang spoke on the importance of agriculture, horticulture, health and hygiene.


AHSA beat ZCS 2-1 in Dree Football

ITANAGAR, Jun 15: All Hija Sports Association (AHSA) beat Zamra Club Siiro (ZCS) 2-1 in a Group-D league level match of the 47th Dree Football Tournament at Subansiri Stadium, Hapoli today.

ZSC shot into lead 9 minutes into the match through goal from Tilling Yoka. The lead, however, short-lived as Nada Tamo of AHSA scored few minutes later to equalize the score. The match remained tied 1-1 at first half.

Players of both teams played aggressively and made several attempts inroads into each other’s dent but failed to score until Nada Tado of AHSA scored in 80 minutes to seal victory.

Yachang Tajung of ZCS and Tado of AHSA were shown yellow cards.

The second match of the day was played between All Salang Sports Club (ASSC) and Diibo Football Club (DFC) in which the later defeated former by 2-1.


GPF for decentralization of power

ITANAGAR, June 15: The Galo Peoples’ Federation (GPF) has demanded that the State Govt to pass an ordinance for the decentralization of the Central Zone in toto with the Eastern Zonal Departments.

In a press statement it said that decentralization of the Departments from the State Capital should be done for equal distribution and opportunity of progress and developments for the people in all districts of the State.

Meanwhile, expressing deep sadness at death of Karmi Bogo in Dhemaji bus accident recently, the Federation demanded for a Departmental Enquiry and punishment for the culprit at the earliest.

Citing it as an eye opener for all the Societies and individual of the State over the reckless driving by drivers of the Govt establishment and the private commercial vehicles GPF added that it was a high time for the Govt. and the Transport Department to put check on unlicensed drivers and vehicles.


U-15 football coaching begins at Pasighat

PASIGHAT, June 15: A week-long football coaching camp for under-15 players by two foreign coaches from England began at general ground here today.

The camp was formally opened by veteran footballer Tamat Gamoh amidst host of officers and football lovers.

DSO (Sports) Nada Apa informed that the training is being imparted by Irish Coaches Jamie Carr and Kieth Greene of FC Reading, England for young footballers in the district.

Gamoh while interacting with the participants advised them to attend the camp seriously and learn as much as possible from the visiting coach duo. DIPRO


News Impact

Health dept. to be streamlined: Pul

ITANAGAR, June 15:  Health and Family Welfare Minister Kalikho Pul has assured Arunachal Pradesh Doctors’ Association (APDA) to streamline the Health Department.

Attending the two days 9th general conference cum continuing medical education (CME) of APDA , which concluded on June 13, Pul urged the doctors to go to village and serve the poor and needy people. Highlighting the problems of the doctors community, MLA Dr. Mohesh Chai urged the state government to tap the potential of the local doctors so that less referral of patient to outside happens.

APDA president Dr. Mika Umpo sought state government’s help in solving ‘vexed issues’ of the department. He said that APDA will extend all possible help in streamlining the health department.

The conference cum CME saw presentation of eight scientific and research papers by different specialists.

The members also adopted some resolutions pertaining to the services and welfare of the members, which will be submitted to the government for consideration, according to an APDA release.



Efforts to contain ever growing opium cultivation in Arunachal

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, June 15: Opium cultivation and addiction has been a serious problem in the state since the last couple of decades with little done to contain it from growing further. But if one believes the latest stand by the office of the Chief Secretary, the state could soon witness massive changes in dealing with opium problem.

In a letter to the Deputy Commissioners of affected districts of Tirap, Changlang, Longding, Anjaw, Lohit, Lower Dibang Valley and Upper Siang, the Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi has come up with six- point agenda to tackle cultivation, consumption, trafficking as well as de as de-addiction measures.

Lohit, one of the most affected districts in the state has taken the first step towards preparation of a road map for control, monitor and alternative livelihoods options for those dependent on opium cultivation.  

Deputy Commissioner Dr. B M Mishra in a meeting conducted on June 4 has constituted an 11-member committee with Superintendent of Tax, Excise and Narcotics Oli Koyu as Nodal Officer for preparing the road map.

The nodal officer admitted that opium cultivation has become a highly lucrative business for many in the districts of Anjaw and Lohit. He insisted on alternative cropping as well as rehabilitation of addicts to control the further growth of opium cultivation. He said that unless maximum effort is put on alternative source of livelihood, it will be a mammoth task to desist people from growing opium.

Used as a traditional medicine to cure illnesses earlier, now it has become not only a source of livelihood but also a favourite form of addiction for thousands of people while the state machinery watches silently. Other than destruction of poppy fields by the Narcotics Control Bureau, based on satellite mapping, so far all efforts have remained in papers alone.

The Chief Secretary meanwhile has suggested state level workshop on the issue of opium cultivation and effective de-addiction measures.



Vanamahotsav begins at Tawang

ITANAGAR, June 15: To create public awareness in preservation and conservation of environment and nature, celebration of Vanamahotsav began at Tawang today.

Inaugurating the month-long celebration, Tawang Zilla Chairman Jambey Tsering briefed the school children about the importance of conservation of environment and forests for survival of human beings and control global warming.

Tawang Deputy Commissioner Abhishek Dev appealed to all to make concerted efforts to save forests to maintain ecological balance. He urged people to plant more saplings to make the district greener. Commander of 190 Mtn Bde, Brigadier Ashok Singh assured all support from the Army in its endeavour to make the district clean and green.

Divisional Forest Officer Pradeep Wahule and various Heads of Govt. Departments, students from Mt. Geshila School, Tawang attended the programme.

The Tawang forest department will distribute saplings throughout the months for planting with theme “Plant Them Love Them”.

Vanamahotsav is generally celebrated from the first week of July. The celebration in Tawang, however, was advanced keeping in mind the early plantation season of the district.



AAPUEA calls for revision of state’s RR policy

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, June 15: The All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Engineers’ Association (AAPUEA) today demanded the state government to rewrite the recruitment rules saying that the various government departments actually do not follow the existing RR policy.

Addressing press persons at Press Club here today, AAPUEA president Tadar Hamak said that the open violation of recruitment rules by the departments have deprived unemployed youths, who aspire to fill the vacancies.

Claiming that in the existing recruitment rule both degree and diploma holders are sharing same privileges in the promotion, Tadar opined that there should be separate opportunities for both.  He also claimed that there is utter disorder and absence of specific work assignment in every department works resulting in poor quality of work. He informed that non-technical officers are being assigned technical jobs.

“The state government should come out with clear cut recruitment policy so that each engineering department could focus on their specific work,” Tadar added.

AAPUEA further demanded the government to advertise all vacant posts of engineers in both technical and non-technical departments including tourism, education and police housing.  It also sought for blanket ban on departmental deputation.

The association further lamented that despite numerous MoUs and MoAs between the state government and private power developers signed over the past many years, there is no job reservation for the people of Arunachal whereas it should have been provided as per the terms of agreement. In his address AAPUEA vice president protocol Nani Tam stated that government should stress more to advertise the vacant posts so that unemployed engineers are absorbed. Pointing out the provision of section 50 of CPWD manual, Tam alleged that the state government has violated the provision of CPWD manual by giving power of Drawing and of Disbursement Officer (DDO) to non-technical officers.   DDO power should be given to technical officers, the unemployed engineer association, he said.

The association further demanded for creation of engineering wings in the environment and forest department and more posts of EE, AE and JE in Sports & Youth Engineering wings. The association later appealed to the government to redress their grievance on priority basis.



SRLM conducts exposure tour for SHGs

ITANAGAR, June 15: The State Rural Livelihoods Mission (SRLM) conducted exposure tour cum orientation training for SHG members from five SHGs of Arunachal Pradesh in phase wise manner from April to June this year.

The tour aimed at building capacity of the SHG members and making them understand their role and responsibilities, business process, the functions of SHG and their responsibilities.

Three SHGs from Sagalee, Daporijo and Yachuli were taken to MASK, Balipara, Assam in batch-wise in the first phase of the tour while two SHGs from Pangin and Basar were taken to TSSS, Dholaibil, Tezpur.

The programme was coordinated by State Programme Manager (SPM) Sanjiv Tirkey. They SHG members were provided basic information on National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) which was launched in April , 2013.

The training motivated the SHG leaders to develop alternative livelihoods, improve alternative employment opportunities and initiate small enterprises. The SHGs were also provided new avenues to the diverse livestock–rearing and farming by sustainable livelihood systems based on the locally available resources.   

MASK Director Eliza Boro exhorted the participants to train their neighbors and expand the SHGs in their own community as well and encourage the local masses to try to have a better understanding about sustainable livelihood.

She urged them to take the knowledge they gained during the tour to their respective CD block. She requested the participants to act as messenger to generate public awareness about NRLM (Aajeevika).

The SHG members visited some model SHGs at Balipara and Dholaibil.

The director of At Tezpur Social Service Society (TSSS), Fr. Theodor Purty conducted a training on micro-finance and rural livelihood.

Sr. Ancy Sebastian, the Deputy Director of TSSS focused on strengthening livelihoods of the rural poor by promotion of SHGs, improving their existing occupation providing skill development and sustainable management of natural resources and diversification of livelihood opportunities.

Wilson Kandulna, Sector Officer undertook a participatory needs assessment, stakeholder livelihoods, analysis, wealth ranking of households, and developed action plans within the range of options that respond to their needs and capacities.

During the group discussions many group leaders pointed out the impact of SRLM interventions all the programmes have enhance the role of women in the household decision making and gaining improved access to credit and other services.



PMC meet stresses on use of modern technology for development of Pasighat

PASIGHAT, June 14: Pasighat Municipal Council (PMC) emphasized on planned and use of modern technology for sustainable development of Pasighat in its 9th Business meeting held at the PMC conference hall here today.

Before commencement of the Business Session of the Council, the Municipal Executive Officer (MEO) Rajesh Panyang with a view to mitigate the various civic problems of the township informed that government is empowering and activating the functioning of PMC phase wise. So far, 13 out of 18 power and functions have been delegated to boost the municipal activities, he informed.

Emphasizing the need of maintaining cleanliness in all municipal wards, Panyang advised the councilors to be more pro-active and people friendly to make the town spick and span.

The council should strive for attaining clean and garbage free town with a concrete plan of solid waste management. They should work with a mission to provide all amenities to citizens making the centurion town as citizen friendly, peaceful and crime free model town, he said.

The MEO commented revenue generation would be possible to provide better civic facilities but users’ fee collection process should be easy and transparent.

In his address, the Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk said PMC had taken a number of steps for planned development of urban areas with a view to provide amenities to citizens but the pace of urbanization is very fast in the township and unplanned development of the town would cause great harm to everybody. If we fail to change the situation, then the situation would go beyond control, he opined.

We must work in united to establish ‘good public utility and delivery system’ with exemplary performance besides increasing economic growth. In his message to the citizens, the Chief Councilor stated “PMC is wholeheartedly working for welfare of Pasighatians with the help guidance of head of offices and experienced officers. Due to lack of infrastructures, men and machineries PMC is unable to project their performances but time would show our ability and developments,” he said.

Tamuk also informed that Pasighat will soon get an ultra-modern and scientific slaughtering house.

Meanwhile Deputy Chief Councilor Atik Pertin presented a detail report on action taken so far. He advised the councilors to be equipped with information, presentation, replies and quarry sheets while attending business meetings.

After a daylong debate and discussion, various resolutions moved by councilors were unanimously adopted on sanitation and solid waste management, urban poverty alleviation, urban forestry, protection of environment, safeguarding the weaker section, handicapped and mentally retarded persons, burial and crematorium, cattle ponds, slaughtering house, land disputes and protection, promotion of health service, cleanliness and promotion education and culture.

All the concerned head of offices along with Assist Town Planner Tani Taloh attended the meeting. DIPRO



Youth Library Annual awards

ITANAGAR, June 15: Manisha Halai of Bamboosa Library, Tezu has been awarded the “Bhajan Award” 2014 for the Outstanding Library Reader–Activist, for her consistent and spirited contribution for reading promotion in Lohit during the last 5 years.  

Halai, who has just passed cl. XII from Tezu Govt Hr Sec School, has been among the earliest readers & reader-activist of APNE Library, Wakro. In spite of being in class XII, she has been an enthusiastic reader & library activist at Bamboosa Library. A spirited story-teller, especially in Mishmi language, she has trained students in several reading workshops in Wakro, Tezu, Chongkham, Lathao and Yatong.  Manisha has participated twice in the AWIC International Library Conference at New Delhi in 2010 & 2014 and led the Lohit Libraries team in the Feb 2014 Conference. A Mishmi girl from remote Khatan village in Wakro circle, she is joining for BA at the prestigious Avinashalingam University for Women in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

Manisha is the first recipient of the “Bhajan” Award, set up by a library patron from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, in memory of his pious parents. She gets Rs.7000/ cash award, books & a certificate.

The ‘Dedicated Library Reader-Activists of the Year’ awardees are Abhinav Dwivedi, Ashish Mishra (both cl. XII), Anjangmai Mam and Bialu Kambrai, (both class 9) all from Bamboosa Library Tezu. APNE Library activists Priya Ngi, and Kishalu Kri, (both class 9) have also won the awards for their all round contribution to reading promotion in Wakro circle.

‘Dedicated Library Volunteers of the Year’ award has been conferred on Bithem Marai and Rohini Kri (class X), activists of  APNE Library, Wakro, for their singular efforts for the smooth and regular functioning of the library, all round the year.

The VT-AWIC Youth Library Network confer annual awards and prizes for over 30 reader activists, students of classes 6 to 12 at Tezu and Wakro. The awards are in recognition of their commitment and dedicated efforts to spread the joy of reading among the youth of Lohit, Anjaw & Dibang Valley regions of the state.

The awards will be given away during the next Annual Day celebrations of the Lohit Libraries in July.



Meditation: Food for the Soul

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Meditation is the journey from movement to stillness, from sound to silence. The need to meditate is present in every human being because it is a natural tendency of human life to look for a joy that doesn't diminish, a love that doesn't distort or turn into negative emotions.

Is meditation foreign to you? Absolutely not. This is because you have been in meditation for a couple of months before your birth. You were in your mother's womb doing nothing. You didn't even have to chew your food -- it was fed directly into your belly and you were there happily floating in the fluid, turning and kicking, sometimes here and something there, but most of the time happily floating there. That is meditation or absolute comfort. You did nothing, everything was done for you. So there is a natural tendency in every human being, in every soul, to crave for that state when you are in absolute comfort. And getting back to that state which you have had a taste of, just before entering the hustle bustle of this world is very natural because in this universe everything is cyclic, everything wants to go back to its source. When the autumn season comes, the leaves fall and go back to the soil and nature has its own way to recycle them.

The natural tendency to recycle all that we have collected in day to day life as impressions, getting rid of them and getting back to the original state that we were in when we came on this planet is what meditation is. Becoming fresh and alive again is what mediation is. Getting back to that serenity which is your original nature is meditation. Absolute joy and happiness is meditation. Pleasure minus excitement is meditation. A thrill without anxiety is meditation. A love without hatred or any of its opposite values is meditation.

Meditation is food for the soul. When you are hungry, spontaneously you go to eat something. If you are thirsty, you want to drink some water. In the same way, the soul yearns for meditation and this tendency is in everyone. That is why I say, there is not a single individual on this planet who is not a seeker. It's just that they don't recognize it. The problem is that we try to look for that food where it is not available. It is like going to a grocery shop when you want to fill gas in your car. You keep going round and round the grocery store saying, "I want gas for my car." It won't work, because you need to go to the petrol station. So, that right direction needs to be found. Meditation happens in transition. Actually meditation happens, you can't do it. You can only create a congenial atmosphere for it to happen.

Meditation is uplifting the energy and mind and spreading it out. Whenever you have been happy, that happiness has been associated with a sense of expansion. And whenever you have felt miserable, that has been associated with a sense of shrinking or contraction. There is something in you that expands when you are happy and contracts when you are unhappy. But we never pay attention to what is contracting and expanding. We only keep our attention outside. We have not paid attention to the reason. One of the sages of the past, Gaudapadacharya, said, "There is something in you that is expanding that is worth knowing." Even a glimpse of this consciousness, this energy inside you can make the smile on your face so strong that nothing whatsoever can take it away from you. Nobody can make you miserable; nobody can take away the joy from your life. Life assumes another dimension suddenly -- just a glimpse of this, an idea about that something inside us that is expanding. You don't have to leave things here and go. Just being amidst all the noise and still recognizing that beauty, that thing that's so beautiful, so wonderful, so fascinating, right here and now is meditation. The peak, the most supreme type of prayer is meditation. All powers are hidden within the Self and everything will manifest when you connect to your consciousness.



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---- Editorial ----


The politics of Autonomous District Council

In 2004, the State legislative Assembly adopted a resolution for creation of Autonomous District Councils(ADC); the Mon Autonomous District Council  for Tawang and West Kameng and Patkai Autonomous District Council consisting of Tirap and Changlang under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India.

The resolution was later forwarded by the state to the central government. In return, centre constituted a four member High Power Committee headed by Joint Secretary Home to examine the proposal of the State Government.  

Now, the demand for early creation of the Autonomous District Councils is all set to gain renewed momentum as Minister Urban Development and Tourism Pema Khandu has already met the Minister of state for home Khiren Rijiju on the issue requesting the centre to expedite the process.

The demand for creation of the ADC have not been without opposition in the state with many organisations opposed to it as many feel that the concept of Pan Arunachal will get a serious beating, if at all the Councils are created.

The fear is not unfounded as these councils will have a separate entity of its own with Legislative, Administrative and Judicial powers.

On the other hand, the ADCs in North East have not set any good examples and centre obviously would be wary to take a hasty decision on it.

It remains to be seen what step the centre will take and how the Demand Committees for creation of ADCs will negotiate the opposition that will come from within the state.

----Readers Forum ----


Thanks to the lady messiah

Dear Editor,

This refers to the Trekker mishap that occurred on 4th June near Phalwan Mor at around 11.00 a.m where a young lady and a gentleman lost their lives. I am one of the survivors in that unfortunate accident and would like to narrate how I was saved by an unknown Lady Messiah, who was driving a White Scorpio.

On that fateful day I boarded the Trekker from C-Sector, near Petrol Pump for Naharlagun and was seated in the rear. The speeding passenger vehicle threw me out of it at the site of accident; luckily I did not fall into the gorge.

As I was lying semi-conscious in the roadside of NH-52A, a kind hearted lady travelling in a white Scorpio picked and drove me to the General Hospital Naharlagun. Probably it must have been her who informed my relatives from the registered numbers in my Cellphone.

After spending a week in the Hospital bed with stitched head and swollen body, I' am grateful and wondering who was that Lady Messiah in disguise who saved my life so that I can share this living story with others. Had she not rescued and taken me to the Hospital with her timely action, I would not have survived to narrate this tragic story.

No words is enough to thank that wonderful lady whom I' am anxiously looking forward to say "Thank You Madam".


Yaloti Tatin Jerang

C-Sector, Itanagar




In order to avoid an accident, why should we get into another?

Dear Editor,

I would like to bring forward certain facts regarding the news, captioned “one dies in bus mishap, CM announces ex- gratia”. Firstly, I would like to pay my condolence to the departed soul of late Karmi Bogo and may god almighty provide strength to the family members to face and overcome such a painful situation. Late Karmi Bogo and his wife were sitting in front of me. They occupied seat no. 1 and 2 and I and my friend were in no.5 and 6.

As per the news, bus hit the tree while trying to avoid collision with a truck coming from the other side.

Who is this so called “source”? Is he the driver or the conductor or official from the transport department or a passenger who was in that bus or a local spectator?

If this source happens to be a departmental personnel it is obvious that he is trying to protect the transport department.

Moreover why do these drivers have this logic that in order to avoid an accident you get into another accident? And we public easily subscribes to this excuse.

Nothing was coming from the opposite side not even a dog or a cat. A truck coming from the opposite side is just a made-up story. The driver was drunk and he was continuously drinking and smoking.

I am sorry why I did not scold him and stopped him. By the way why was he drinking alcohol while driving? Is this legally right? Will the department do anything this matter other than compensation?

Secondly, there were two drivers in the bus. However after the accident while talking to the substitute driver who was also badly injured, he told us that, he was repairing the bus and was too exhausted to drive and it was the driver who was driving such a long route alone. Is this right? Why did not they change their shifts?

Another point: It was around 12.40 am, two men and a woman got into the bus, from Likabali. One of the man was carrying something covered fully with a blanket on his shoulder.  Just after the accident it was learned that, the man was carrying a dead baby. This means that there was a dead body in the bus for about an hour.

The people with a dead body were going to Laluk.  After accident these three showed no emotions and when we started questioning them, they fled from the site. I am not sure whether it is right or wrong to carry a dead body in a passenger bus.

To be corrected the accident occurred around 1.45 am and not 2.30 am. The first ambulance was there by 2.20 am and after few minutes Assam police were there. Officials from APST reached there after 4 1/2 hours.

Through this I am not trying to get personal with any departmental staff or defame the whole transport dept. People prefer using this service not because the department offers marginal fare, it is because that being a govt. run service we believe that this will be more safe and secure. Why don’t our transport officials and staff realize this?

I hope that people shall not stop using the APST bus services and also wish that revenue generation of APST is ever increasing.

I would also like to suggest that why don’t the dept. stop night bus services and on the other hand improve and increase the day bus services. At least, the drivers may not drink in the day light and may not doze off while driving and if in case accidents occur in day time, it is easier to get help.

This is what I have experienced from this bus accident; shocked, injured and helpless passengers surrounded only by shocked, injured and helpless passengers. Why don’t the department conduct surprise checking in between routes, so drivers will be alert and such accidents are avoided.

Lastly but not the least, as announced I sincerely request that compensation may be duly given to deceased and others.

I would also request the station superintendent of Aalo to come forward to help the passengers as his office surely will have the passenger list, instead of waiting for them to claim compensation and make them victim of official formalities.

Please initiate to contact them personally or through the office and do please compensate them. God will forgive and people will bless.


Israel Perme




Since when has descent become the basis of selection?

Dear Editor,                                               

So often I come across advertisements in different dailies including yours where certain private institutions are clearly discriminating against the youth of the state. They blatantly advertise 'NON APST Preferred ‘against various job openings and vacancies.

Since when has descent become the basis of selection? This is a gross violation of our rights and equality enshrined in the Indian constitution. I personally take it as an insult to my years of hard work and education. Instead of emphasizing on educational qualification or skill or merit of the aspirants, undue ‘non APST’ criteria are imposed here.

At a time when job openings in government sector has almost become stagnant, youth has to increasingly turn towards the private sector for employment opportunities. Private sector is the future and such discriminatory trend does not augur well towards inclusive development of the state.                


Jumbin Doke



They are not going to get justice

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the letter “No place for Aruncahalee in Prasar Bharati”, by P Tachang published on June 14. I would like to add few more information for esteemed readers. Some selected candidates for Arunachal Pradesh did not fill anything in zone preference while one did not fill up state preference. But in spite of all these, they have been selected for Arunachal Pradesh.

Again, one selected candidate for Arunachal Pradesh opted for Transmission Executive (production Assistant) but was selected for Transmission Executive ( General and production). Another candidate filled up language proficiency –L and G.  

L means Manipuri language. This candidate put Manipur as preferred state and there were 5 posts in Manipuri language. But he has been selected for Arunachal Pradesh in G discipline i.e English language.

It was SSC that gave job notification, conducted written exam and interview, but it declared final result only on 13th June, whereas result was already uploaded in official website of Prasar Bharati on 29th May 2014. Why did SSC took so long to declare result whereas it should have been first to declare.

Without any reason our local youth are being deprived of what they deserve. From the activities of Prasar Bharati and SSC , it is clear that those 11 youths are not going to get justice.

Therefore I appeal the State Government to intervene at least at this stage.


Romne Donnging





Bring power in Limeking

Dear Editor,

Though all infrastructures are available for generation of electricity, still electricity is not being generated in Limeking area. Electricity supply stopped on Election Day.

During rainy season it is very difficult for people to move around without light in the night and many people fall as the road/footpath becomes muddy and slippery and sustain head injuries.

I sincerely request the concern department to bring electricity to the remote village of Limeking and help the people.