ITANAGAR, June 21: A fake job racket has been busted with arrest of three persons
by a team of City Police here today.
Acting swiftly following a tip off, City Police constituted a special team under
the command of SDPO Bomjen Kamduk and succeeded to arrest all the three accused within
The police team led by SDPO Kamduk comprised of SI P Barouha, SI K Tao, SI AK Pandey,
Head Constable C Sunny, Constables DS Thakur, Boken Nonong, H Milli and AR Singh.
APCC reacts to Umbrey’s statement
ITANAGAR, June 21: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has reacted strongly
to the statement made by PPA candidate from Roing Laeta Umbrey against Rajya Sabha
MP Mukut Mithi.
The contribution of Mithi towards the development of Arunachal Pradesh is well proven
fact which needs not be clarified. The Arunachalees have witnessed a new height of
development during his tenure as Chief Minister and the state of Arunachal Pradesh
has received highest special packages from the Central Govt like Trans Arunachal
highways, four lanes etc, it said in defense of Mithi. As far as the accountability
of MPLAD is concerned, the meager fund of Rs 30 crores for the entire state as MP
of Rajya Sabha has been used judiciously to cover up every nook and corners of the
state. “If he dares to prove the mismanagement than legal door is open for him to
furnish white paper before the public,” the APCC further held.
NCC academy in the offing
ITANAGAR, June 21: The National Cadets Corps (NCC) is planning to open an (NCC) Academy
in Arunachal Pradesh and raise a new Battalion at Tawang, said Brig N K Dabas, Group
Attending a high level joint meeting of education department at Banquet Hall here
yesterday, Brig. Dabas briefed the chief minister, education minister and other officers
of education department about various activities being carried out by NCC in the
state and future plans and programmes. Brig. Dabas informed that NCC has plan to
upgrade the 22 (I) Coy NCC at Pasighat to a Battalion and raise separate group Headquarters
for Arunachal Pradesh to bring more youths of the state under the fold of NCC. He
also said that all the battalions will be upgraded to seven Companies and 24 Troops
with about 3400 cadets per Battalion.
He was accompanied by Col S A Patil, CO of 1 AP Bn. NCC, Naharlagun.
Earlier,, the Brig. Dabas visited the 1 AP Bn. NCC, Naharlagun and met the army staff,
ANOs and cadets. He informed them about latest developments in NCC. He also held
a brain-storming session with the staff and ANOs to work out future strategy for
NCC activity in Arunachal Pradesh.
BJP’s working group to monitor scheme implementation
ITANAGAR, June 21: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators and party’s state
office bearers in a joint meeting here today unanimously resolved to keep vigil on
state Government’s functioning, especially the implementation of various Centrally
sponsored schemes and Central flagship programmes and other important public utility
schemes. The meeting presided over the BJP state president Tai Tagak further decided
to constitute a state level working group in this regard. The group which will perform
as the “shadow Cabinet’, also coordinate and liaison with the Central Ministries
for various developmental projects in the state. All MLAs and party leaders including
state office bearers attended the meeting.
The meeting also reviewed the Party Organization and Rajya Sabha poll held recently
in the state. Addressing the meeting, Tagak advised the legislators and other party
leaders to uphold the basic party principles and maintain discipline in discharging
their duties. There are no rooms for any breach of Party discipline in the BJP,
AAPWU gives 15 days ultimatum to state govt
ITANAGAR, June 21: The All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) has resolved
to give 15 days ultimatum to the state government for redressal of its earlier placed
charter of demand. This was decided in a meeting held at Mopin-Solung ground here
today under the chairmanship of its president Jalley Sonam.
AAPWU have been demanding timely release of staff salaries of casual/contingency
workers and release of Ad-hoc Bonus for the year 2010-2014, immediate release of
ACP & MACP grade pay arrear, immediate regularization of ALCs, reservation of 75
percent seat in category of group C & D post in favour of contingency/casual workers,
recruitment of technical staffs, reservation of 80 percent jobs in PSUs like NEEPCO,
NHPC etc under state quota especially in category of group C & D, establishment of
labour court in the state and special casual leave for office bearers of AAPWU.
If the government fails to comply this time, AAPWU will be compelled to launch its
democratic movement, it warned.
Meanwhile, it has urged the state government to clarify the notification vide no.
LAB (MW) – 02/2010, Dt 30th April, 2014, wherein the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
had revised the minimum rates of wages as per day and month of unskilled, S/Skilled
and Skilled employees.
TEB felicitates meritorious students
ITANAGAR, June 21: The Tebw Employees Forum (TEF), felicitated the meritorious students
and achievers of Tebw Society at a function at Naharlagun today.
The students and achievers who were felicitated include, Taba Amna (9.0 CGPA), Teri
Popi (65.8% Sc), Taba Kupu (68.5% Sc.), Taba Punung (70% Sc.), Taba Rozi (73% Sc.),
Taba Podu (75.66% Arts), Taba Menia (76.0% Arts), Taba Ampu (77.2% Sc.), Taba Yasi
(79.8% Arts), Taba Yam (88.6% Arts.) and Er. Tad Logi, Asst. Engineer (PHED).
Attending the function, Yazali ZPM Taba Techi and Borum ASM Taba Thomas advised the
students to work hard to achieve success in life and wished them good luck for future.
5th IRBN BHQ Pasighat plants tree saplings
PASIGHAT, June 21: A mass tree plantation programme was organized at 5th IRBN BHQ
Pasighat today in which various tree saplings like rain trees and others were planted
while marking the eve of Vanmahotsav season.
The programme was organized with a plan to make the battalion premises a good place
to live in. The 5th IRBN BHQ is spread in an area of 80,000 sqm at Gumin Nagar, Pasighat.
More than 60 saplings were planted which was provided by Divisional Forest Officer
Pasighat free of cost, informed SDPO Tab Techi who led the plantation programme.
He directed the Inspector Sampyo, Dy. Commander ‘C’ Coy. 5th IRBN to take care of
planted trees as mere plantation doesn’t bear meaning until it is raised with care.
BJMM celebrates Vijay Utsav
ITANAGAR, June 21: The BJP Mahila Morcha (BJMM) Arunachal Pradesh organized Vijay
Utsav yesterday with ‘Kamal Rangoli’ and ‘Kamal Mehandi’ here to commemorate the
resounding victory of the party in the Lok Sabha election 2014 which paved the way
for formation of Narendra Modi-led Govt at Centre.
Addressing the gathering, BJMM president Padmeswari Jamoh outlined the aim and objective
of the importance of Vijay Utsav. Host of party leaders including BJP state president
Tai Tagak, Chaba Ao, President Bharatiya Janata Party, Nagaland and Tamiyo Taga,
BJP’s Opposition leader participated in the celebration.
Mass rubber sapling plantation
DAPORIJO, June 21: Rubber saplings were planted along BRTF roadside at Kuporijo during
a mass tree plantation cum social service organized by Tani Bango People of Gusar
Circle of Dumporijo.
The villagers have expressed their keen interest to grow rubber trees on commercial
basis after they were explained about the benefits and importance of the cash crop.
All the HGBs of Tani Bango area, including HGB of Upper Subansiri, GB association
president of Gusar circle, elders and youths actively participated in the programme.
They also cleared roadside weeds and disposed off the garbage.
Students suffering from lack of teachers
ITANGAR, June 21: The most of the schools in Upper Subansiri district, especially
Siyum circle, are being run by single teacher; it was revealed during a survey conducted
by Orphan Trust Society (OTS) under “Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan”.
Claiming that insufficient teaching staff in schools of rural area has been the main
reason for migration of students to schools in urban area, the society appealed to
the higher authority of the education department to post required number of teachers
in those schools to prevent migration of students.
Action against DLRSO demanded
ITANAGAR, June 21: Leveling corruption allegation against DLRSO, Aalo, West Siang,
a group of public leader of Aalo has demanded the chief secretary to initiate necessary
action against the officer and transfer him from the district at the earliest.
Describing the officer’s alleged corrupt practices and various tactics adopted to
take bribe from land applicants, the group of public leader in a complaint letter
to the Chief Secretary alleged that the DLRSO does not cooperate with those land
applicants who do not satisfy him. They claimed in the complaint letter that the
DLRSO had recommended more than 500 land allotment cases within Aalo Township against
huge amount from each applicant during the tenure of a former deputy commissioner
of the district.
According to the complaint letter, former deputy commissioner Amjad Tak had reportedly
recommended for initiating action against the corrupt officer but no action has been
taken yet against him.
Opium awareness prog
ITANAGAR, June 21: An opium awareness programme was organized by Geku Women Welfare
Civil Society (GWWCS) in collaboration with Regional Institute of Rural Development
(RIRD), a Geku base NGO at Komar Rasing village today.
The ill effects and consequences of opium and substance abuse for individual as well
as society were highlighted in details during the awareness campaign.
While participate in the programme, the officers advised the villagers to take up
cardamom, ginger, orange etc cultivation as source of income. The programme was participated
by PRI members, GBs and local people. The CO, CDPO and KVK officers of Geku also
attended the programme.
Workshop on city sanitation action plan held
ZIRO, June 21: The 3rd workshop of City Sanitation Action Plan of Ziro was organized
yesterday in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner under the chairmanship
of ADC Ziro R Borthakur.
A Delhi based consultant, Intercontinental Consultants Technocrats Pvt Ltd presented
a detailed report on the City Sanitation Plan (CSP).
The Deputy Director (UD & H), Ziro conducted the proceedings of the workshop and
briefed all participants about the CSP.
Ziro ADC felt the immediate need for attending to sanitation issues of Ziro Valley
and exhorted for maximum cooperation from the public.
The ICT representatives Dr Krishna Pal, Deepa Tripathi and Prabhakar Kumar, presented
a PowerPoint on the various interventions required to solve the sanitation issues
of the city, their broad cost estimates, various funding options for the identified
projects and their implementation strategies. The CSP is being prepared for the horizon
year 2038 and the current project DPR will be finalized by the end of July 2014 for
onward submission to the Central Government for funding.
The workshop was attended by officers from various departments, representatives from
NGOs, AYA and Bazaar Committee. DIPRO
Vehicle checking drive held
ZIRO, June 21: A massive vehicle checking drive was conducted in all the three blocks
of Lower Subansiri district today.
DTO Yajum L Yumlam along with her team conducted the drive at Yazali and Raga blocks
in which she advised the vehicle owners to carry proper documents of vehicles. She
also advocated for timely payment of road taxes to avoid fines.
Altogether 85 vehicles were challaned while few vehicles were seized and kept in
the police station, Hapoli. A total amount of Rs 53,800 was collected as fines and
spot registration fees.
In the Hapoli township CO (TPT) Tame Yajum led the checking drive. DIPRO
AAPBSU extends support to AAPSU’s demands
ITANAGAR, June 21: The All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students’ Union (AAPBSU) has
extended its support to AAPSU in its fight against state governments for failing
to fulfill its seven point charter of demand.
Calling AAPSU’s demand as genuine, it accused the Chief Minister of ignoring to meet
common people and choosing to stay in New Delhi with no work.
Meanwhile, highlighting problems such as lack of infrastructural development, deplorable
conditions of schools, no telephone facilities and inadequate deployment of police
in sensitive areas of border and boundary areas in the state, it appealed all the
MLAs of the areas concern to concentrate and initiate necessary steps to develop
While referring to the news item “ANSU calls for 12-hour KK bandh on 23rd June”,
published in this daily on June 21, the All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) today clarified
it called a 12-hr first-phase dawn to dusk Kurung Kumey district bandh on June 23
to register its strong protest against the state government’s failure to initiate
action against those corrupt officers involved in alleged misappropriation of fund
sanctioned by the Union ministry of tribal affairs, education section for construction
of double storey hostel buildings for girl students in various schools under Palin
circle. The Union also demanded action against officials involved in misuse of
fund sanctioned by the Ministry of DONER for infrastructure development of various
schools under Palin circle (phase -1) under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resource
RWD minister calls for effective implementation of schemes
ITANAGAR, June 21: RWD Minister Kumar Waii has exhorted the field officers of his
department to work with utmost sincerity for effective implementation of various
schemes and programmes. He was addressing the two days review meeting of the Rural
Works Department held at the conference of the department here which ended today.
The meeting was particularly held to review the progress of various programmes and
projects being implemented by the department across the state.
Informing that PMGSY, an important national flagship programme is being implemented
in the state to provide connectivity to the remote areas, Waii stressed on early
completion of PMGSY roads. Taking serious note on delay of some of the PMGSY roads,
the Minister cautioned the contracting agencies to face debarment if not comply &
co-operate with the field engineers for their timely completion. He requested the
field officers to work with utmost sincerity for holistic development of the state
and hoped that the review meeting will have a meaningful outcome for the better and
effective implementation of the various schemes and programmes of the department.
While assuring full support and guidance, Parliamentary Secretary, Rural Works,
Jambey Tashi asked the senior officers to provide regular feed backs for effective
implementation of the schemes. He also focused on road connectivity to interior village
of the state and Border out posts (BoPs).
Secretary, RWD, Er T H Tayung stressed upon timely submission of all kinds of reports
and returns in time bound manner for effective monitoring. He insisted for capacity
building of the engineers and contracting capacity of the state. The Chief Engineer
in his address outlined the major activities and administrative issues of the department
and sought guidance from the minister.
Division-wise threadbare discussion was also held on State Plan projects including
deposit works & other CSS schemes supported by power-point presentation on the status
of various projects. Director (SLUB), in his presentation highlighted soil conservation
activities being carried out by the department.
Earlier, CEO, ARRDA (Arunachal Rural Road Development Agency) in his key note address
delivered an overview of the PMGSY programme with power point presentation. The Superintending
Engineer (Coord), in his speech underscored the need of manpower & infrastructural
requirement of the organization.
Among others, the meeting was also attended by the Superintending Engineers, Field
Engineers and supporting staffs, according to an official release.
Minister for protection of water catchment areas
ITANAGAR, June 21: Saying that drying up of water sources has been one of the major
challenges of PHE & WS department, Minister for PHE & WS Takam Tagar advised the
departmental engineers to come up with an effective policy/guidelines for protection
of water catchment areas.
Attending the joint review meeting of PHE & WS Department at State Level Water Testng
Laboratry, Mowb II here today, the Minister impressed upon all officers to discharge
duty with utmost sincerity and dedication.
While expressing happiness over performance and achievement of the department, the
Minister asked the departmental officers and officials to put an extra effort to
realize water tariff by ensuring a proper and foolproof revenue collection system.
He also asked all the divisions to prepare and update record on household-level water
connectivity provided in urban areas.
Parliamentary Secretary (PHE&WS) Kumsi Sidsow opined that team spirit was crucial
to provide optimum service to the people. He stressed need for providing required
facilities to the consumers and to ensure this, he suggested for proper coordination
among PHED, Health and Education Department.
Commissioner, PHED, T Taloh stressed on aspects of quality management and development
of a protocol on inspection, maintenance etc. He encouraged the officers to go for
high quality end product as an outcome for any endeavor. Tomo Basar, Chief Engineer
(Design and Planning) highlighted overall perspective of the department and the status
of water supply in the rural and urban areas. He also highlighted the vision of the
department and financial constraints to achieve the goal.
T Ketan, Chief Engineer (Sanitation) highlighted the achievements and issues related
to the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan( NBA) while L Kri, Chief Engineer (E/Z) presented PowerPoint
on the progress of projects and works completed in the last financial year with photographs
of all major water supply Schemes under Eastern Zone.
Toko Jyoti, Chief Engineer (W/Z) made PowerPoint presentation on various water supply
schemes taken up and achievement made by his zone during the last financial year.
All the CEs, SEs, EEs and AEs of the department and former PHED Secretary Tomi
Ete were present in the meeting.
PPA decides not to accept Umbrey’s resignation
ITANAGAR, June 21:While deciding not to accept the letter of resignation of Laeta
Umbrey in an emergency meeting here today, the People’s Part of Arunachal (PPA) urged
Umbrey to reconsider his decision to quit the party.
Acknowledging his immense contribution for growth of the regional political party
of the state, PPA president Nikh Kamin urged Umbrey to continue to work for the party.
“Umbrey’s experience and guidance is required for growth of the regional party,”
Kamin said, and urged him to reconsider his decision.
While taking responsibility of the act of the party legislators as a president of
the party, Kamin appealed to the party rank and file to work together for further
strengthening party organization. Kamin said the act of the legislators was not intended
to hurt any party leader, workers or his supporters.
Chairman, People’s Working Committee, Kamen Ringu strongly disapproved the voting
of party legislators in favour of Congress candidate in the Rajya Sobha election
and opined that the party (PPA) should have abstained from the voting. Party’s Secretary
General Dr. Ashan Riddi opined that all the sentiment and anguish expressed by Umbrey
are genuine and need to be addressed urgently.
Leader of People’s Legislature Party PD Sona stated that the act of the legislators
was in tune with the present political situation in the state. It was not intended
to contradict the party’s policy and ideologies, he claimed.
Other party officer bearers, including Tsering Naksang, Toko Sheetal, Kaling Jerang,
Jalley Sonam also attended the meeting and suggested maintaining a healthy balance
between the party organization and party legislators.
The executive committee of the party was also constituted with Nikh Kamin as president
and Kahfa Bengia as working president.
Rijiju to attend Asian ministerial conference in Bangkok next week
NEW DELHI, June 21: A high-level Indian delegation, led by minister of state for
home affairs Kiren Rijiju, will be engaging with Asian leaders in Bangkok next week
in an inter-governmental meeting to draw up a strategy for inclusion of Asia's agenda
in the successor to the Hyogo Framework.
The Asian ministerial conference will review 10 years of implementation of the Hyogo
Framework of Action and discuss how to deal with increasing disaster risks, which
are seriously threatening development gains and the region's economies.
"It is also the final opportunity for the region to discuss the Asian issues that
will be included in the successor to the Hyogo Framework that will be announced at
the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in March 2015 in Sendai, Japan,"
said a press note from the UN office for disaster risk reduction (UNISDR).
India is among 86 countries which have set up a national platform for disaster risk
reduction and already has a 10,000-strong highly trained force to work on rescue
and relief operations in case of natural or man-made disasters. The 10 battalions
of India's National Disaster Response Force comprise of soldiers drawn from its paramilitary
forces trained in commando operations.
India's national platform for disaster risk reduction provides important support
to the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action, the global agreement on
reducing disaster losses. According to UNISDR, last year's disaster losses cost
more than $ 53.8 billion in Asia, which represented almost half the global figure.
The Bangkok inter-ministerial meet next week will have 2,500 delegates, including
20 ministers and industry leaders from more than 39 countries in Asia and the Pacific.
The meeting, hosted by the Royal Thai government in collaboration with the UNISDR,
is the last Asian regional inter-governmental gathering before the completion of
the Hyogo Framework for Action that was adopted in Kobe, Japan in 2005 by 168 governments.
MIFF brings hope for aspiring Arunachalee film makers
With no operating movie theatre of its own since the lone functioning National Cinema
Hall died down half a decade back, the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF)
sure gave film lovers of Capital Complex a reason to cheer.
Initiated in 1990 as a bi-yearly event in different parts of the country, it was
a three-day event organized by Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,
Government of India in collaboration with the Directorate of Information and Public
Relations, Government of Arunachal Pradesh from June 18 to 20 at Hotel Tosum, Naharlagun
which showcased 34 of the finest documentaries, short and animation films from around
the world including the Oscar nominated film by Ashvin Kumar 'The Little Terrorist'.
The collection also included three films based on Arunachal -- The Rich Practice,
Monpas of Arunachal Pradesh and The March of Time.
“The collection is from the 12th and 13th edition of MIFF," shared Sumay Mukherjee,
the branch manager of Films Division.
Sumay who calls two of the acclaimed Arunachalee films 'Sonam' and 'Crossing Bridges'
super fine films is however dismayed with the way films are being made in Arunachal,
with no one coming forward to produce it.
“People have to understand that a film is made on money, otherwise there won’t be
any production,” he said.
He, however, sees lot of scope in the film makers of Arunachal.
And much to the respite of the film makers in Arunachal who often find no taker to
produce their film, Film Division has offered to help them produce their film.
"All they have to do is apply online at www.filmsdivision.org", Mukherjee says.
Film maker Taro Chatung with a smile that seemed to say thank you, "Atlast, we know
of someone who is willing to produce our films."
Chatung has many films to his credit, with Frontier Boys, Donyi and Rich and Rigid
to name a few.
Another film maker Duyu Tabyo, who recently made a ‘Stranger in my land' - a 15 minute
film on the racial profiling of the North East community in metros around India,
believes that MIFF coming to Arunachal is a huge thing.
"These film festivals are a boon to independent filmmakers who lack funds to showcase
their creativity. And the markets for independent filmmakers are slowly growing and
they are finding space and recognition through these festivals." And goes on to add,
"Arunachal as a whole still lack technically; equipments, sound, designers, scriptwriters,
editors etc. So we need a platform where we can get firsthand experience about the
whole aspect of filmmaking."
Actor Hage D Appa who has acted in ‘Sonam' sees this as a bridge building between
the Centre, government and the state.
"The gap between them and us is getting closer. They are here now and it is high
time for us to go to that side too", he says.
The three-day event, however, saw thin participation unlike the previous Arunachal
Film Festival which happened in the month of March this year, where the attendance
was much higher. But this situation does not dampen the spirit of film maker Taro
Chatung who seems to take the situation lightly.
“It’s just the beginning. The time will surely come when we will have more audiences
to see these kinds of films. We are getting there very soon,” he says with optimism.
GWS women wing organizes orientation programme on agriculture & allied sector
ITANAGAR, June 21: The Women Wing of Galo Welfare Society organized an orientation
program on “Agriculture and allied sector” in the conference hall of Directorate
of Agriculture Krishi Bhawan, Naharlagun today.
Various topics related to agriculture and horticulture were discussed in details
during the day-long programme.
The ADOs and DAO explained in details on “Prospective of Organic Farming in Arunachal
Pradesh, “Bio-control for Insect Pest Management,” “Demonstration on different types
of Plant Propagation.” “Scope and Importance of Bee Keeping, “Commercial Cultivation
of Indigenous Vegetable of Arunachal etc. through their PowerPoint.
The participants were taken for a field visit to the State Bio-control Laboratory
and State Seed Testing Laboratory Naharlagun where various types of insects and seeds
were shown and their importance were explained.
Yabin Dabi Zirdo, member, State Women Commission and an active social worker read
a very touching and emotional poem “MVII-MOMI” composed by her. In the poem she expressed
the feelings and emotions of women in general.
After the Scientific session, all the participants actively took part in the discussion
on “Finalization of Design on Traditional Muffler/Stole.”
Earlier, the program began with a welcome address by GWS women wing President Tumken
Angu followed by a demonstration on “Bouquet making and flower arrangement” by Licha
Chilli, a floriculturist of Loli Nursery. He demonstrated various types of flower
arrangements and bouquets.
The programme was attended by around 100 participants, including GWS President Dr
Emi Rumi, office bearers of Women Wing of GWS, Yido Boje, retired SP, senior members
of Galo Society, representatives of State Women Commission Yabin Zirdo and Yapi Kulo,
representatives of Kargu Gamgi of Itanagar, Naharlagun & Nirjuli, representatives
of various Popir parties of the capital complex, weavers, designers, students, housewives
and officers of various departments.
Consumer awareness cum exhibition held at Basar
AALO, June 21: The Department of Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs, Basar conducted
one-day consumer awareness cum exhibition in collaboration with Global Human Right
Oganization at Town Club Hall, Basar on June 18.
Attending the inaugural function, Basar Additional Deputy Commissioner Pooja Jain
advised people of the area to take benefit from such consumer awareness cum exhibition
organized by Department of Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs from time to time.
Expressing her dismay over less participation of general public in such important
programme, she said “we cannot expect ourselves to be responsible consumers unless
we know the various benefits and provisions as enshrined in the Consumers Act.” She
exhorted the department to continue with the camp in nook and corner of the subdivision
ZPM Toyir Basar appealed the business community to respect the sentiment of consumers
and their rights and to maintain healthy relation with them. Daro Marbom, Assistant
Controller, Legal Metrology and Consumer affairs, West Siang district also suggested
people to be careful in buying day to day items and check expiry, manufacturing
and MRP printed on commodities.
Advocate Goken Bam Chairman Global Human Right Ogranization, Itanagar dwelt at length
about consumer Protection Act’ 1986 and urged the public to learn more information
about provisions in the act through booklet already provided by departments. He also
highlighted the procedures for lodging complaint against goods and services deficiencies
to District Forum, State Commission and National Commission with financial involvement
up to Rs. 20 Lakh and above and 1 crore and above.
Earlier, J.K. Lobom, Inspector Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs, Basar highlighted
the aim and objectives of consumer awareness cum exhibition and gave detail outline
on the department activities, regarding Legal Metrology Act 2009 and Rules enacted
in the parliament for regulating accuracy of weights and measures, weighing and measuring
instruments used in commercial transactions, industrial production and protection
involved in public health and safety and Arunachal Pradesh Package Commodities Rule,
2011. He appealed all the traders to renew their weight and measures, weighing and
measuring instrument to avoid legal action and extended his thanks to one and all
for making the programme a successful one.
Jumbom Basar, ASM Nyigam-II, Tojo Basar, ASM Gori-II and APWWS President, Basar unit
also spoke on the occasion. PRI members, Women, Govt. staffs from ADC Office, Students
from VKV and SFS School Basar took part in the camp. Later a practical demonstration
was conducted by class XII Science students from JNV Kombo-II, West Siang District
regarding standardization certificate like FPO, Agmark, LPG Gas Cylinder, Petrol/
Diesel dispensing pumps, packaged commodities items, discount offer and manipulation
in weights and measures items etc were demonstrated by the trained students engaged
by the department. DIPRO
Timber operation in reserve forest under public scanner
PASIGHAT, June 21: The people of Pasighat have raised question over transparency
in operation of large scale “wind-fallen logging operation” in the Pasighat Reserve
Forest (RF) and urged the forest authority to ensue transparency in the operational
The forest department at Pasighat has been conducting massive logging operation on
the “wind fallen trees” in Pasighat RF by engaging its men and machines besides elephant
in the operation. They stored huge quantity 'Hollok' logged timber in a temporary
depot inside the industrial complex here.
Local people, however, alleged that the forest department is carrying out indiscriminate
fresh felling of tree along the wind-fallen tree. The quantity of logs gathered inside
the forest is much more than the number of the fallen trees, they said. The local
people further alleged that the forest department is flouting the legitimate rules
in the logging operation and conducting entire works such as felling, sectioning,
loading and storing works by itself keeping the people in dark. The people including
a section of local businessmen urged the forest department officials to ensure transparency
in logging operation. They also urged the department to publish a white paper regarding
the ongoing large scale timber operation in the RF.
Pasighat reserve with an area of 4648 hectare is one of the seven RFs under the forest
division. Located at outskirts of Pasighat town, the forest is rich in various species
of timber yielding trees, climbers and medicinal plants besides varied biodiversity.
The mighty Siang river is flowing down amidst the RF providing a well defined ecosystem
in the forest.
The Divisional Forest Officer (T) of Pasighat was not available for comment or to
give official input.
LDSU demands posting of DDSE and other officers
ITANAGAR, June 21: The Longding District Students Union (LDSU) has demanded immediate
posting of full-fledged DDSE along with posting of all the Heads of the Department
(HoDs) in Longding district.
Addressing media persons at Press Club here today, President, LDSU, Manlem Wangsu
informed that Longding district was created on March 2012 but till now lack basic
amenities in the field of education, health, road communication or any other development
“For every work whether it is related to Education, Health or any other Departmental
works, we have to depend on the previous parent district Tirap and it is quite impossible
for everyone to visit, Tirap,” said Wangsu.
He said that it has also urged the Chief Minister, Nabam Tuki to induct at least
one senior and capable MLA from the concerned district into his cabinet, who will
address the grievances of the area and its people.
Speaking on the occasion, General Secretary, LDSU, Gangsong Gangsa informed that
the district has only four Higher Secondary Schools in Longding, Kanubari, Pongchau
and Wakka but out of four, only two are working properly, whereas the remaining two
at Wakka and Pongchau are still running as Secondary schools due to the absence of
Senior Teachers, Principal and Vice Principal.
Further informing that the district lacks quality education, due to the absence of
senior teachers, he said that SSA appointed Junior Teachers are compelled to take
the classes of Class XI and XII.
“After almost two years of the establishment of the Longding district, we have no
proper infrastructure in any section; we are still struggling for better education,
better road and Transportation, Health facilities and Communications,” added Gangsa.