June 17

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 world.

The tournament was organized under the aegis of Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA).


Social Service

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 of project/schemes.

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 of students.


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. (DIPRO)


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.


News Impact

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 damages.



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 to Governor)



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 competent authority.

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 relationship.

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 tasks.

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

Yachang Tacho

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 live stocks.

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 resources.

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 East Kameng.

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 people.

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 fruitful result.

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.




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---- Editorial ----


White collar extortionist

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

Dear Editor,

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.


Topo Sangdo


All Sangdo Welfare Society




Discriminatory policy

Dear Editor,

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

Dear Editor,

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.


Taro Chatung,

Senior Journalist, Itanagar.




We need electricity in Roing

Dear Editor,

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.


Pradip  Baishya,




Thanks to NHPC

Dear Editor,

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.


Nini Tapak