DNC, HSC enter quarterfinals of Dree Football Tournament
ZIRO, June 16: Riding Dani Sambyo’s hattrick, Dusu Nenchang Club (DNC) thrashed Python
Club Hija (PCH) 6-1 to become the first team to enter the quarterfinals of the 47th
Dree Football Tournament at Subansiri Stadium Hapoli today,
Chiging Pullo, Taru Laling and Taru Diibo scored one goal each for DNC to complete
drubbing of the team.
The consolation goal for PCH was scored by Pura Duri.
Earlier, on June 14 in Group-B match, Hari Sports Club (HSC) had defeated Python
Club Hija by 3-1 and with the defeat of Python Club today, the HSC also entered into
the quarterfinal, according to an organizing committee release.
Earlier in the day, Laji Bogia Sporting Club (LBSC) pipped High Definition Football
Club (HDFC) 1-0.
It was Khoda Jhony who scored the winner in 22nd minutes.
Meanwhile, the organizing committee has informed that ‘All Salang Sports Association
(ASSA) defeated Diibo Football Club (DFC) by 2-1 goal in yesterday’s second match.
Robin and Kenbi win boys and girls single titles
ITANAGAR, June 16: Robin Laa beat Khuru Tok 11-21, 21-19, 21-06 in boys single final
while Kenbi Riram beat Kenbom Riram 21-19, 21-12 in girls single final of State Level
U-10 Badminton Tournament at Raj Bhawan Badminton Hall here yesterday.
In boys double, Khuru Tok and Moses Yomcha beat the pair of Robin Laa and Patang
Borang to win title.
Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Constructions Workers Welfare Board Chairman cum
Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress President Nyamar Karbak and Arunachal State Badminton
Association (ASBA) Secretary Bamang Tago witnseed the final matches.
Delivering few words of advice to the budding players, Karbak asked them to practice
harder to become a good player. He also highlighted the importance of sports in today’s
The tournament was organized under the aegis of Arunachal State Badminton Association
ITANAGAR, June 16: Ato-Polo Colony Welfare Society (APCWS) of Seppa in East Kameng
district organized a day-long mass social service cum awareness programme on health
and hygienic in the colony yesterday.
Hundreds of colony dwellers, including the executive members of the society actively
took part in the social service and cleaned their colony. The colony welfare society
urged the residents to keep their colony neat and clean and plastic free.
Role of PR leaders in implementation of RD prog vital: Parl. Secy.
ITANAGAR, June 16: Emphasizing the role of Panchayat leaders in implementation of
various rural development projects, Parliamentary Secretary (RD and PR) Punji Mara
requested the officers of the department to work with utmost sincerity and dedication
with proper coordination with the Panchayat leaders for successful implementation
Addressing the officers of the department in a co-ordination meeting in his office
chamber here today to discuss on various issues pertaining to implementation of RD
programmes in the state, Mara exhorted the officers of his department to work together
in proper coordination with panchayat leaders so that the fruits of the schemes percolate
down to the real beneficiaries.
The also gave emphasis on conducting awareness programme to make the rural people
aware of the various RD programmes and schemes.
The meeting was attended by BR Babu, Secretary (RD & PR), N Ete, Director (SIRD),
K Lollen, Director (PR), K. Dulom, Director (RD) and Rajiv Takuk, CEO (SRLM).
APLU reiterates its demand
ITANAGAR, June 16: In a representation submitted to the Chief Minister All Arunachal
Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) reiterated its demand for construction of labour colony
in each district across the state. AAPLU said that construction of labour colony
is necessary as workers have to manage dwelling houses with meager salary which makes
them difficult to run the family.
Union also demanded for an immediate release of casual workers pending remuneration,
saying that worker have not received payment since last four months. To safe the
labour class from the burden of exorbitant price of essential commodities, the union
opined that establishment of labour co-operative in different locations within capital
complex Itanagar is necessary.
Coordination meeting held
ITANAGAR, June 16: A coordination meeting on education related issues of Chambang
Block under Kurung Kumey district was held at Chambang recently attended by BRCs,
CRCs and teachers. During the meeting it resolved that defunct schools in the area
would start functioning again as per improvement of student’s strength after admission.
The irregular teachers were also directed to perform their duty sincerely, failing
to do so would invite stringent action from the authority, a release added. Block
Education Officer Chambang Charu Tanya sought cooperation from the PRI leaders and
parents of the students in making the schools run smoothly.
APPDSU alleged RR violation
ITANAGAR, June 16: Alleging gross violation of recruitment rules during the recruitment
of OSD, AE (civil) and JE (electrical) which was held on May 27th and 28th last at
Guwahati, All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) today demanded for immediate
cancellation of the recruitment. In a letter addressed to the Director NERIST Nirjuli,
APPDSU claimed that no written examination was conducted for JE (electrical) saying
it violated the laid down norms whereas written examination is mandatory. The union
also said that as per the norms NERIST Director and Chairman of Board of Management
cannot be members of recruitment board for Group C recruitment whereas both were
present during the interview process, it claimed. On AE (civil) Grade-B though written
examination was conducted but appointment was made on deputation basis violating
the norms. The Union also said that a land donor who is a retired APCS officer was
denied privilege in the recruitment of OSD, it demanded immediate absorption of one
land donor of NERIST in LDC post.
State NSUI cadres urged to work with dedication
ITANAGAR, June 16: National secretary of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI)
Angelika Aribam had arrived in the state Capital on her maiden visit to boost the
NSUI workers at grass root level. While interacting with the workers, Aribam who
is also NSUI incharge of Arunachal Pradesh asked the NSUI workers to work with sincerity
and dedication. She also suggested them to work together and communicate among themselves
to solve the issues and problem. State NSUI president Tanu Nima asked the state office
bearers to coordinate with district’s colleague and teachers to work for the benefit
Primary School inaugurated
Aalo, June 16: The up-gradation ceremony of EGS Centre at Angu village to RCC Primary
School Building was attended by West Siang DDSE Tomi Doke on June 11 last.
The up gradation was necessitated as the centre is located in the heart of the village
with encouraging enrollment of 42 students and continued to function smoothly prior
to its up gradation also.
With the up gradation of the school, the total of schools in Aalo West alone has
gone up to 31.
Y. Bagra, Chairperson Anchal Samity Pushi Bango and other attended the event. (DIPRO)
Felicitation of meritorious student
SEPPA, June 16: All Bameng, Khenewa and Lada Students’ Union (ABKLSU) observed its
XVIth foundation Day cum felicitation of meritorious students from Bameng area at
Bameng on June 10 last.
The meritorious students felicitated were Miss Henna Dolo, Master Sono Lamnio and
Miss Marchi Dolo, Wenisha Neri and Master Raju Pangia.
ADC Bameng K. Nyodu, DDSE, Kata Rangmo and ZPM, B.G. Sonam attended the Programme.
Entertainment with a Purpose
Tawang, June 16: The District Administration under the initiative of the Deputy Commissioner
Tawang Abhishek Dev recently launched its movie club – “Entertainment with a Purpose”
at the Zomkhang Hall Tawang. The club aims to establish a forum to exchange ideas
on films and movies and analyze historical and contemporary movie genres.
Dev inaugurated the `Tawang Movie Club’ on 15th June 2014, making their first screening
open to all movie enthusiasts. The launch was followed by the screening of the movie
Rio, a 2011 animated musical adventure-comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios.
Children of various schools of the district enjoyed the screening.
Initiated by the DC Tawang, regular movie screenings and screenings of selected sports
matches and documentaries will be conducted at the venue for registered members during
the afternoon of every Saturday.
TCSU threatens to launch 2nd phase of agitation
ITANAGAR, June 16: Toru Circle Students Union (TCSU) has threatened to launch its
second phase of agitation in form of 48-hr Toru area bandh unless the government
responds to their demands within 15 days.
TCSU has been demanding to bring the area under BSNL network coverage by immediately
activating the mobile tower at Kheel, to construct boundary wall of Toru Govt. Secondary
School, to ensure that government staff posted at Toru are staying at their respective
place of posting.
On June 12, TCSU called a 12-hr bandh in protest against non-fulfillment of its demand.
Mein visits Govt Polytechnic Collge, Joipur
ITANAGAR, June 16: Minister Animal Husbandry and Horticulture Chowna Mein made an
unannounced visit to the Govt. Polytechnic College at Joipur near Namsai which is
expected to commence its academic session from 2014-15.
The EE PHE&WS Division Namsai and other officers accompanied the Minister. He went
around the college campus and appreciated the massive college infrastructure assets
built impressively over a vast plot of land measuring 45 acres.
The Polytechnic College at Namsai was actually conceived and sanctioned during his
tenure as Education Minister Govt. of AP. He expressed satisfaction over the quality
of works of all building components being executed by PHE & WS Division Namsai.
He said that considering the huge infrastructures, it can be easily upgraded to accommodate
institutions like IIT and IIM.
BSNL suffer damages because of PWD developmental works
ITANAGAR, June 16: BSNL has lodged a complaint against the PWD contractors for destroying
underground cables and pillars at Chimpu and O point in Itanagar. In an FIR lodged
at Itanagar Police station today, it informed that PWD contractors while carrying
out road expansion, repairing and drainage construction works in capital complex
have inflicted major destructions near Kendra Vidyalaya, Chimpu and in front of Hotel
Arun Subansiri near ‘0’ Point Tinali.
About 1600 Service lines have been affected because of digging works carried out
with the help of excavators. Contractors have never intimated us before the start
of the work, BSNL said while adding that there has been no compensation by State
Government for any damages caused by its works departments since 2011. It further
said that P sector, Mowb-II, Mowb-I, Niti Vihar have also been affected over the
last few years.
Demanding that BSNL be informed in advance so that further damages can be controlled,
it further said that the termination Box, attached to wall in front of Hotel Arun
Subansiri, have been damaged irresponsibly. BSNL is facing hurdles for years due
to developmental works being carried out by works department, it added in the FIR.
Damaging public utility equipments installed on the road side in the name of state’s
Developmental work can be prevented to some extent or to repairable state by informing
the concerned authority of BSNL Itanagar, the report further said while adding that
contractors are damaging public utility to such an extent that it takes back the
state by many years.
The Telecom giant further said that contractors may be given instructions to coordinate
with the BSNL Staffs in saving the equipments and underground Cables from further
Arunachal must have proper representation: Governor
ITANAGAR, June 16: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma
stated that Arunachal Pradesh is a border State and it must have proper representation
in all the three services. He advised the cadets and their guardians to motivate
students and youth of the State to join the armed forces as force multipliers.
The Governor said this while felicitating Cdt. Shimon Doke Lendo (Air Force), Cdt.
Yumlam Jose (Army) and Cdt. Hage Kapa (Army) at Raj Bhawan, Itanagar on June 16.
The three cadets from Arunachal Pradesh were among the 360 cadets of the 126th course
of NDA, who graduated from National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune on 31st May
2014. Congratulating the cadets, their parents and guardians, the Governor said that
it is a pride not only for the parents and guardians but also for the State. (PRO
PWD minister for timely completion of Highway
ITANAGAR, June 16: Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Gajen Gadi stressed upon
the need of timely completion of Trans-Arunachal Highway.
Interacting with the highway officials of both eastern and western zones during a
review meeting in the conference hall of the Planning Department here today, Gadi
asked the state highway divisions to complete all the works by September 2014 where
90 percent or more physical achievement has been made.
Responding to a request from the Chief Engineer, Highway (EZ) T Basar to expedite
the process of award of work in the un-awarded road segments, the minister assured
to take up the matter with the central government.
Regarding the issue of regular posts of drivers and computer in the highway offices,
the minister advised the highway zones to deploy such personnel in contract basis
with approval from the government. The issue of creation of additional three highway
divisions was also discussed and the Minister assured to lake up the matter with
Earlier, the Chief Engineer, Highway Eastern Zone made an elaborate power-point presentation
on behalf of both the zones and requested the Minister to take up with the Central
Government for expediting the process of award of work in the un-awarded road segments.
He also stated that substantial revenue is being earned by the State Government through
9 percent agency charge, royalty for mines and minerals, labour cess, VAT, etc from
highway works a part of which could be utilized for creation of infrastructure of
the highway divisions.
The meeting was attended by Parliamentary Secretary (PWD) Alo Libang, Commissioner
(PWD), Gonesh Koyu, Chief Engineers and Superintending Engineers of both Eastern
and Western Highway Zones and the field Executive Engineers.
Develop mechanism for effective health delivery services to targeted community: Pul
ITANAGAR, June 16: “A mechanism has to be developed for providing effective health
delivery services to the targeted community,” said Health and Family Welfare Minister
Kalikho Pul today. He was addressing the 1st meeting of the State Health Mission
for the year 2014-15 under National Health Mission (NHM) at Banquet Hall here today.
Stressing the need for strengthening human resources with training to doctors, GNMs/ANMs,
paramedical staff besides infrastructural development, Pul also reiterated his commitment
for rationalization of manpower in all the health institutions. He appealed all the
stakeholders to be more sincere, put more concerted effort and maintain work culture
to make a difference in the health sector. He assured the officers that he will provide
full support and cooperation for the sake of department. Health and Family Welfare
Secretary Indra Mallo presented the Comprehensive State Programme Implementation
Plan (SPIP) 2014-15 through power point presentation. She said that the planned SPIP
will finally find the “approved Record of Proceeding (ROP)” from the Union Ministry
of Health and Family Welfare for the year 2014-15.
She also presented the status of Maternal Health, Child Health and Family Planning
besides the manpower availability and shortfall as per Indian Public Heath Standard
(IPHS) and trend of NRHM funds flow from the Centre.
She further shared the list of GoI conditionalities for streamlining the health care
system and informed on progress of conditionalities being mentioned in the State
PIP 2014-15. Talking on inter-sectoral convergence, she informed that up to 3 per
cent of Mission Flexipool Grant is kept for it. Work has already started with WCD
with screening of school children since last year, she added.
Health Management Information System (HMIS) has to be consistent in the Civil Registration
System on births and deaths in the districts, she opined while presenting major goals,
objectives and targets of the Health Mission for the year 2014-15 and the NHM Resource
Envelope for 2014-15.
State PIP on National Urban Health Mission has been submitted to GoI and GIS mapping
to be adopted starting from Itanagar, Pasighat and other district headquarters, she
shared. Few district namely, East Siang and Papum Pare have been identified to bring
under Universal Health mission, she added. She also placed NHM budget summary for
2014-15 and the key challenges.
Earlier, Dr. K. Nishing, Director Health Services disclosed the formation of the
new body of the State Health Mission and renaming of NRHM as National Health Mission.
Speaking on the occasion, PHED Minister Takam Pario agreed to co-operate with the
health department in terms of sanitation needed from PHE. He suggested involving
and awarding work to technical agencies to ensure quality of work. Transparency should
be maintained by involving PRI members in executing work in the districts, he added.
NHM Mission Director, P N Thungon advised the district health managers to operationalize
the VHSC accounts. He further stressed that incentives of ASHAs to be released and
convergence meeting be conducted regularly besides complying with strict guidelines
issued from time to time and to maintain proper accounts.
Others who spoke on the occasion are Commissioner, WCD, Hage Kojeen, Chairperson,
State Women Commission, Gumri Ringu, Director Regional Resource Centre for North-East
states, Dr. A C Baishya, Regional Director, RRC for NE-states, Dr. Partho J. Gogoi
and Director Medical Education, Dr. Moji Jini.
Among others, Chief Councillor Itanagar Municipal Committee, Higio Aruni, Mission
Director National Health Mission, P.N. Thungon, Director Education, T. Taloh, Additional
Mission Director, NHM, H. Lampung, NGO representatives from Karuna Trust, Future
Generation, N.N. Charitable Society, DMOs, DRCHO’s from all the districts, Jt.DHS,
Deputy Directors from Directorate of Health Services, Senior officers and staffs
of the Mission Directorate, National Health Mission were present on the occasion,
according to an official release.
SUMA says no to autonomous councils
ITANAGAR, June 16: The Students’ Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (SUMA) has opposed
any move tooth and nail for creation of Mon and Patkai Autonomous Districts Councils
in the state. After having a threadbare meeting on Tourism Minister Pema Khandu’s
recent meeting with Union minister of state for home regarding speedy creation of
Mon and Patkai Autonomous District Councils and the possible consequences of the
autonomous councils in the state, the SUMA yesterday said “we should not forget
that there are especially created separate departments for these regions such as
department of Tirap and Changlang affairs, Department of Karmik and Adhyatmik (Chos-Rigs)
affairs with special developmental packages.”
Speaking on the occasion, SUMA president Biri Tabing observed “The matter spearheaded
by the minister Pema Khandhu is baseless and it is a serious follow up of the mistake
done in the past in the Assembly with impoverished vision which will devastate the
future of the state.”
Questioning the effectiveness of such Councils, SUMA, citing the example of ADCs
in neighbouring states like North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council and Bodo Territorial
Council (BTC) said that overall performance of such councils are much below the
target set by the Govt of India.
SUMA vice president (admin) Kaling Moyong opined that demand for autonomous district
council is a serious issue which may pave the way for other community to demand the
same. “Who knows tomorrow demand for Siang Autonomous council may also come up,”
he said. Moyong further claimed that during February last Pema Khandu had assured
to hold a discussion on ADC demand later in ‘proper time,’ but he replied came in
other way ( meeting the Union minister on autonomous demand !)
In his remarks, SUMA Finance secretary Tasar Charu said “the creation of ADC’s is
a serious threat for the people of Arunachal who have been living peacefully, maintaining
communal harmony and brotherhood since time immemorial.” He requested the minister
to take more interest in tourism industries and successful implementation of BADP
schemes in Mon and Patkai region instead of pursuing the ADC demand.
Pointing out the security point of view in the proposed ADC region, particularly
in border area with neighbouring country, SUMA said “we will not let cut and divide
our state into fractions in the name of community and region, we visualize a peaceful
land, full of development in the road map of Pan Arunachal.”
SUMA vice president (protocol) Tagru Tame, who presided over the meeting, hoped that
the MoS Home Kiren Rijiju would work for betterment of Arunachal Pradesh and would
not “indulge in this petty politics of autonomy.”
Ering foresees a favourable state – centre bonding
RUKSIN, June 16: The Member of Parliament (MP) for East-Arunachal constituency, Ninong
Ering has expressed his confidence that Narendra Modi led NDA government in the Centre
would take the country to a new high in the field of development.
He said “We are confident that the centre will not have any adverse attitude towards
the state government.”
Ering, who was attending a public meeting at Ngorlung villager in East Siang on Sunday,
said that Prime Minister Modi is putting attention towards the problems of NE states
including Arunachal Pradesh and taking all out efforts for a strengthening the state-Centre
MP Ering was optimistic that Nabam Tuki-led Arunachal Government will be stable and
it will bring overall development in the hilly state.
The MP, who had a renewed mandate to represent the constituency for second consecutive
term, claimed that he has fulfilled all commitments made during last tenure. He requested
the local MLAs under his constituency for closer coordination for carrying out developmental
Responding to a memorandum submitted by the villagers, Ering assured to grant an
additional fund of Rs 5 lakh for up-gradation of Ngorlung village community hall.
Addressing the villagers, Pasighat-West MLA Tatung Jamoh sought whole hearted cooperation
from the villagers for achieving his goal in the days to come. He also requested
the PRI leaders to give priority to the actual needy and poor ones in selection of
beneficiary under government schemes.
Responding to a memorandum regarding construction of link road at Birem Silbor WRC
field near Ngorlung, the MLA assured to grant Rs 5 lakh from his LAD fund.
Ruksin ZPM Tonggeng Panyang, Public leader Opang Taying, Village Congress president
Yup Panynag and other also spoke on the occasion and appealed the MP and MLA to pay
heed to the grievances faced by the villagers.
Workshop on Tribal handicraft & textile inaugurated
ZIRO, June 16: Fifteen days training programme on “Design and Technical Development
Workshops in Artistic Tribal Textiles & Artistic Textiles Crafts” organized by the
Brand Arunachal Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd. (BAMCSL), Ziro and sponsored
by development commissioner (Handicrafts), ministry of textiles, Govt. of India,
New Delhi has been inaugurated by Diibo ZPM Bamin Siri near Hong village today.
Bamin suggested the participants to avail maximum benefits from the 15 days workshop.
Since such opportunity comes rarely, trainees should clear all their confusion until
they learn every detail from the trainers, he added.
O P Mounglang, DDM (NABARD) emphasizing on commercial production said that handlooms
items produced by the Arunchalees are only for local consumption. He expressed the
hope that the designing workshop will greatly help the artisans to bring out quality
products and encourage commercial production.
B C Das, chief manager, SBI in his speech while wishing the participants for successful
completion of the workshops assured them necessary help from the bank if required.
Hibu Yabyang BAMCSL chairperson highlighted the aims and objectives of the workshop.
Hibu Tama, principal, Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Ziro, Pallab Mishra designer, Hibu
Tacho and Tilling During, GB also spoke on the occasion.
More than 50 trainees from the district and gaon buras and gaon buris of the area
also attended the inaugural programme.
Pre-monsoon cattle vaccination camp at Nari concludes
RUKSIN, June 16: The department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary recently conducted
a series of pre- monsoon routine mass vaccination programme for cattle against Food
& Mouth Disease and other infectious diseases at different villages within the jurisdiction
of Veterinary Dispensary, Nari in East Siang district.
The Veterynari Officer of Nari, Dr Jumdak Bam informed that over 300 cattle/bullocks
were vaccinated against FMD during the five day programme which covered Namey, Lumpo,
Aditako and Nari villages and Nari Camp under the circle.
He further informed that the achievement this times mounted at 40 percent and this
was due to lack of awareness among the farmers. However, he said infliction of the
FMD has found drastically reduced in the area after massive vaccination of cattles
during the last couple of years.
Referring official record, Bam said that large number of domestic animals died with
the viral disease every year. The department is all set to facilitate the farmers
for post monsoon vaccination in order to ensure safety survival of their valuable
The Para Veterinary officials during the vaccination programme also briefed the rural
farmers about “Livestock Insurance Scheme” meant for Milch Cow.
Jomoh seeks report on Chitranala plants for its revival
PASIGHAT, June 16: Parliamentary Secretary for Industries, Tatung Jamoh along with
DDI Kaling Koyu, officers and staffs of Industry department today visited Chitranala
Oil Distillation Plant at 2-Mile area and also hollow bricks making and cane-bamboo
products projects installed inside the Industrial Estate area at Pasighat to take
stock of industrial development.
While visiting the Chitranala plants, Jamoh expressed his dissatisfaction and instructed
the DDI to submit a detail report to revamp the plants.
He urged the administrative officers and PRIs to disseminate the benefits of Chitranala
cultivation to the public, and added that the government would put all efforts to
provide best technical supports and guidance with market opportunities in this regard.
While visiting the hollow bricks making and Cane-bamboo projects Jamonh appealed
the citizens, especially the unemployed youths to avail optimum benefits being provided
by the government to establish industrial activities in the notified area. He informed
that, government is ready to extend all possible help like finance, land, electricity,
roads and water supply which are vitals for industrial developments.
Earlier, the DDI informed that out of two Chitranala oil plants, one is still working
but needs maintenance. While appraising the present status Koyu informed that the
said plants were set up in early eighties with an objective to promote sustainable
and participatory development by empowering rural people economically and socially
and also to become partly self-sufficient while protecting and preserving their natural
Both the plants were running successfully for decades and to encourage the farmer
the department was procuring the oil products from the producers to sale in open
market. But now the department is not in a position to purchase products due to paucity
of fund and finally the farming community has also stopped cultivation of Chitranala
due to lack of market outlets.
Workshop on the Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance scheme
Enrolment of beneficiaries and publicity essential: DC
Tawang, June 16: The District level workshop on the Chief Minister’s Universal Health
Insurance scheme, organized by the department of Health & Family Welfare was held
at Tawang today, which was attended by Panchayat leaders and govt officers.
Attending the awareness programme, Tawang Deputy Commissioner cum DHS Chairman Abhishek
Dev suggested the nodal department to take utmost care during the enrolment process
so that no eligible families are left out.
Dwelling on the salient features of the scheme, he suggested that the camps for the
registration/enrolment process may be initiated at the various PHCs/CHCs of the Sub-Division/Circles
of the district. Describing that registration or enrolment of beneficiaries is one
of the most important criteria for successful implementation of the scheme he suggested
the HoDs, DMO, PRI Members and others to widely publicise about the scheme to make
the public aware of it and avail its benefits.
Dev assured the support of District Administration and PRI for creating awareness
and smooth functioning of the scheme.
The main features of the Health Insurance scheme is to provide cashless hospitalization
facility upto Rs 2 lakh per family per year through smart cards at empanelled hospitals
in Arunachal Pradesh, Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Tezpur, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai,
Pune, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Vellore.
The scheme extends free day care procedures in Gynae, eye care, dental procedures,
ENT, dialysis, cancer treatment etc. It also assures to provide allowance of Rs 100
per day (upto a maximum of seven days) during hospitalization of head of the insured
family. Another important feature is to provide one way transportation to the patient
from residence to the hospital within Arunachal Pradesh as per the state transport
rates and outside Arunachal Pradesh, railway sleeper class fare only for APST.
DMO Dr Wangdi Lama called upon each and every one to avail the benefits which is
a ‘first of its kind’ in the state. He also requested the members present to disseminate
information about the scheme to the general public. He further mentioned that Dr.
Sang Thinley of the District Hospital has been appointed as the Nodal Officer for
successful implementation of the scheme in the district.
Jambey Tsering, ZP chairperson lauded the Chief Minister for his ‘health initiative’
for the benefit of the poor and common man. He also apprised the gathering that to
ensure that the benefits reach the common people, the salient features should be
explained in depth to the public by holding such workshops at the village level.
Dr A.C Borgohain from New India Assurance Co. Ltd and Vilas More of the Dedicated
Health Services Pvt. Ltd. highlighted about the enrolment procedures and other salient
features of the scheme. (DIPRO)
Meanwhile, the second meeting for implementation and sensitisation of Arunachal Pradesh
Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme was held at Kameng Hall, Seppa
on June 12 last. It was attended by the administrative officers, DDOs and ZPMs of
DC Sandeep Kumar Singh cautioned that no one should be left out and that actual and
error free enrolment of the households should be made. He sought the cooperation
of the PR members during the process of enrolment and registration.
Vision of the (Edn.) Dept. should be everybody’s mission: Taloh
ITANAGAR, June 16: Education Minister Tapang Taloh said that the “vision of the Department
should be everybody’s mission,” and to achieve this no stone will be left un-turned.
While introducing the Parliamentary Secretary (Education) Bamang Felix to the senior
Education officers of education department in a meeting at Banquet Hall here today,
Taloh urged the officers to work hard to fulfill the hope and expectation of the
Taloh also briefed the officers about the proposed coordination meeting of the Education
Department on June 20.
Addressing the officers, Felix also hoped a concerted effort by all could bring a
Earlier, the senior educational administrators apprised the minister and parliamentary
secretary about the system prevailing in the department in addressing the challenges
and the difficulties which are left un-attended because of numerous problems. They
expressed the hope that the department will scale a new height under the leadership
Taloh and Felix.
The meeting was attended by administrators and officers of education department including
Director of Higher & Technical Education Dr. Joram Begi, Director of Secondary Education
T.Taloh, Director of Elementary Education B.Yirang, SPD O. Gao, among others.
Recently the report about arrest of two persons by capital police for demanding extortion
money from shopkeepers of Chandra Nagar Market area made headlines in all the local
dailies. Both the extortionist has been booked under section 384 IPC and is currently
lodged in jail. Capital police deserves round of applause for arresting the duo.
However, it is one of the rare cases which have logged limelight. As per the source,
Itanagar is one of the thriving places for carrying out extortion activities.
Most of the cases go unreported as the victims keep matter wrap for fear of backlash.
What is most shocking is that many NGOs in disguise of working as pressure group
resort to extortion to fund their organizations. These white collar anti-social elements
have become the biggest stumbling block in the development of state. Administration
along with police has failed to crack down against these groups. It is time administration
treat them at par with criminals for carrying out extortion. If timely action is
not initiated, things may out go of control in days to come.
----Readers Forum ----
New Seppa needs attention
New Seppa was created in 1987 but still there is no water supply, drainage system
or approach road. Till now, there is no development of the area. All the water supply
works carried out earlier in the name of New Seppa was wastage of government funds
and the present water supply work is progressing at a very slow phase. I appeal
the district authority and MLA to look after the needs of the area as it is an integral
part of Seppa headquarters.
All Sangdo Welfare Society
With reference to the newly implemented regulation of the Department of Education,
directing SSA Teacher of Papum Pare District to be restored to their previous posting
place with no provision for their further transfer and posting, I would like to bring
the reverberating resentment of the teaching community of the district to the notice
of the department.
The whispering demand from different corners is being raised against the discriminating
regulations which do not allow transfer and posting even on medical and other grounds,
and even so only in Papum Pare District of the State.
Why should not the SSA teachers of the district be treated on the same footing as
the other teachers as SSA teachers are doing sincere and hard work.
Discriminating regulations will permanently damage the working spirit of the teachers,
and in consequence would adversely affect the teaching- learning climate in the district.
Further, I would like to appeal the authority concern to revoke the decisions for
the greater interest of the teaching community.
N. A. Hina
Its wisdom that counts
In recent days there has been criticism regarding the education qualification of
Home Minister Tanga Byaling.
So, through Readers’ Forum of your esteemed paper, I would like to write a few lines
on literature and wisdom. In a very simple way I can say literature helps in written
communication skill and wisdom is understanding wisely, about issues and problems.
In context of Home Department, being backbone of a State, people need a person of
right wisdom who is well experienced,so that one could take right decision on different
issues and problems because the department is always dealing with law and order of
the State which is very sensitive.
And in the case of Arunachal State we need a person who has more experiences and
wisdom because he is to look after multi ethnic tribal state. Byaling have been
elected consecutively six times from 22-Nacho Assembly Constituency touching India-China
border area under Upper Subansiri District.
Considering his seniority, experiences and wisdom, I think Chief Minister Nabam Tuki,at
this juncture has rightly assigned him the Home Portfolio.
Only time will tell how he would perfrom as a Home Minister. Therefore at this moment,
I wish every one should co-operate with him for bringing peace in the State which
is a pre-requisite for all of us.
Politics demands intelligence and wisdom and also Constitution of India have not
made it manatodary to have a certain educational qualification for MLAs and MPs
of this great country.
For example Smriti Irani, Union Minister(HRD) who is an under graduate is now looking
after thousands of colleges and hundred of Universities of India. Late Giani Zail
Singh had little formal education but became Chief Minister of Punjab from 1972
to 1977 and President of India from 1982 to 1987.
Senior Journalist, Itanagar.
We need electricity in Roing
The prevailing power crisis in Roing Township establishes the fact that the State
Power Department is of opinion that the citizens of the township don’t need electricity
and may survive without this basic need. In daytime it is difficult to think about
supply of electricity, thus forcing us to have complete shut down of works, to be
performed with electricity. During soaring summer heat, one should never expect the
pleasure of an electric fan, either due to failure of electricity or, low voltage,
which is a common feature here.
If you are running a business establishment related to computer firm, studio or
fabrication works, it is better to shut down the shop, or procure a generator at
any cost, if you have to earn your livelihood.
After sunset you are to be ready with your battery operated tools to keep your house
lighted for both scheduled and un-scheduled power cuts. Facilitating your children
to continue their study with regular power supply switching on your television set
to watch evening prime time news headlines is a miracle for us.
Keeping in view of hardship faced by the citizens of Roing township, the Power Department
should take urgent necessary steps to ensure regular power supply.
Thanks to NHPC
With the help of your esteemed daily, I would like to express my gratitude to NHPC
for organizing a medical camp recently. Free surgical treatment to poor people not
only saves the life of the patient but their respective families too. Such health
camps need to be organized time and again not only by NHPC but also by NGOs as well
as government across the state &district as it greatly help the poor people.
I would also like to request NHPC authorities to share the schedule, well in advance
so that bigger number of villagers could be benefited.