ITANAGAR, June 24: The dawn-to-dusk Kurung Kumey bandh called by the All Nyishi Students
Union (ANSU) passed off peacefully on Monday. ANSU has observed the bandh as its
first phase of agitation in favour of its demands for immediate termination of the
officers allegedly involved in mismanagement of fund meant for the constructions
of ST girls’ hostels under Palin circle in Kurung Kumey district.
“ANSU has given sufficient time to the state Govt to act on this matter but there
was no single action taken by the concerned authority against the erring officers,”
said ANSU General Secretary Nyanya Gollo to a newsperson. He further informed that
ANSU will launch its second phase of agitation in the form of 24 hours capital bandh
soon if the state Govt fails to pay heed to its demands.
ANSU president Byabang Joram informed that “the District Students’ Unions (DSUs)
and four Branch Students Unions (BSUa) of Kurung Kumey district have supported the
bandh. He reiterated ANSU’s demands for immediate termination of the officers involved
in the misappropriation of fund.
Home Minister urges police to intensify vehicle checking
ITANAGAR, June 24: Continuing his effort to make Capital Complex crime free, Home
Minister Tanga Byaling has directed the SP to ensure checking of all vehicles irrespective
of any class or position.
It has been reported that some UG/miscreants are using red beacon lights and even
pilot/escort team in the police uniform and easily crossing the check gates, which
is a great concern for all of us. It is also reported that some anti-social elements
carry weapons/arms illegally during their movements at night to execute their illegal
activities in and around the capital city. The Police sometimes get confused over
such situations and for which we need to strictly check the use of red beacon lights
etc by unauthorized persons/elements for the overall safety of the State, he said
in a press release.
This ever growing trend of crimes needs to be checked, for which, some stringent
measures are to be adopted and put in place in order to ensure the safety of the
inhabitants, he held.
He further sought cooperation from all the cabinet members and legislators to cooperate
with the new measure.
‘ALG works not in conformity with plan’
ITANAGAR, June 24: Akang Koj Anchal Samity Member Koj Millo has alleged that the
drainage system of Advance Landing Ground (ALG) at Ziro has badly damaged paddy fields
and vegetable gardens of near-by areas as the construction was not in conformity
Recently, sudden release of over-flowing water through the drains damaged crops and
security fencings of seven families. This kind of man-made flood-like situation is
not only incurring heavy losses to the farmers but also causing loss of soil nutrients,
the ASM said.
Holding the construction agency’s negligence and irresponsibility for it, the ASM
on behalf of the affected families/persons demanded adequate compensation for the
The ASM suggested the construction agency and the authority concerned to construct
the drainages or channels up to the Kiiley River for future safety and protection.
Water supply pipeline to Naharlagun damaged
ITANAGAR, June 24: Informing that the main water supply pipeline for Naharlagun township
was damaged near youth hostel road last night following torrential rain, Councillor
of Itanagar Municipal Council ward no. 27, Taba Takia has urged the PHE department
for its early renovation.
While also claiming that the road from Forest Colony to Rakap Colony was damaged
which was then repaired by the local residents, he further asked the PWD department
to renovate the road.
2nd APSFC function
ITANAGAR, June 24: The 2nd Arunachal Pradesh State Finance Commission is scheduled
to submit its report to the Governor tomorrow (25th June) at 4pm. But with AAPSU
going ahead with its bandh call, it has been rescheduled for 6pm tomorrow.
However, incase the bandh is called off, the programme will be held as scheduled
earlier, said an official release from Chairperson, Arunachal State Finance Commission.
UGC JRF-NET exams
ITANAGAR, June 24: The UGC JRF-NET Examination on June 29 will be held in the two
examination centres--Rajiv Gandhi University (RHU), Rono Hills, Doimukh and NERIST,
While the subjects of History, Political Science, Assamese and Management will be
held at NERIST the rest will be held at RGU.
Candidates are advised to log on to university website www.rgu.ac.in for further
ASCYA seeks clearance of road blockade
ITANAGAR, June 24: The All Silsango Circle Youth Association (ASCYA) has requested
for immediate clearance of road blockade from Parang to Silsango and Ambam to Silsango.
In its letter submitted to the Executive Engineer, PWD, Sagalee Division, it said,
due to the blockade common public of the area are facing tremendous problems. Besides
this, evacuation of emergency medical patients is greatly hampering due to road blockade.
AEKSU demands release of lapsed quantities of APL rice
ITANAGAR, June 24: The All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) has demanded an early
release of the lapsed quantities of APL rice for the East Kameng district.
In its one point memorandum to the general manager, FCI, it said, there is no buffer
stock of PDS rice in the district as with the current monsoon season there is high
possibility of road blockade.
It claimed that the district has been facing acute shortage of food grains since
It has been happening due to lapses of monthly PDS good grains allocation to the
district by the department, the letter further added.
BJP challenges disqualification of ASMs
ITANAGAR, June 24: Arunachal Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a release
said that it has filed a writ petition in the High Court challenging the notification
disqualifying Anchal Samity Members (ASMs) from Chetan and Giba Anchal Samiti Block
along with their chairpersons by the Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner.
BJP said that the ASMs had defected from the INC with two-third majority and their
merger with the BJP was duly recognized by the Member Secretary of Anchal Samity.
The Deputy Commissioner, by notifying the disqualification order against the ASMs
despite having defected with two-third majority, has violated the provision of Arunachal
Pradesh Local Authorities (Prohibition of Defection) Act, 2003, the party claimed.
Anti-malaria month observed
ITANAGAR, June 24: Lohit District Vector Borne Disease Control (DVBDCP) in collaboration
with 25th Bn Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force deployed at Tezu and RNTCP Tezu
conducted an IEC and BCC on vector borne diseases, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis at the
ITBP camp today.
Various modes of transmission of vector borne diseases with special focus on malaria
and dengue and their preventive measures were explained to the participants in details
through PowerPoint by the resource persons.
IEC and BCC materials related to vector borne diseases were also distributed among
District Vector Borne Disease Control Officer Dr. J Ado, DPO (RNTCP) Dr. UK Nath
and DVBDC Consultant Radhe Tatung explained
Dr. Binod Kumar Singh, CMO and Dr. Pankaj Kumar, SMO, from ITBP also spoke.
Organization seeks ouster of DDSE
ITANAGAR, June 24: Alleging that DDSE West Siang is involved in fund misappropriation,
The West Siang District Social Welfare Organization has sought his ouster from the
post of DDSE.
In its letter addressed to the DC, it said, his action reflects his incompetence
to serve as DDSE, not only in West Siang but the entire state.
The organization claimed that the DDSE made transaction of Rs 4, 26, 33, 932 in favour
of two of his staffs from his personal account during elections violating model code
Its other demands include setting up of a committee to audit the expenditure of the
amount mentioned, to charge the two staffs also for misconduct and their dismissal,
FIR against the trio for misconduct, termination of any work/scheme/supply order/tender
made during the elections and cancellation of further clearance of any cheque, demand
draft etc issued from the office of DDSE, Aalo since the day from the model code
of conduct for both the elections was in effect to till date.
The organization has also written to the secretary education requesting the same.
Training on ‘labour benefit’
ITANAGAR, June 24: A one day training programme on labour benefit was organized by
All Arunachal Section Divisional North Frontier Railway Construction Loading & Unloading
Sramik Union (AASDNFRLY. Const. L&UL SU).at Tarajuli, Banderdewa,
Sukhundan Mondal General Secretary North Assam Section Divisional North Frontier
Railway Construction Loading & Unloading Sramik Union attended the programmed as
the resources person.
The programme was attended by more than 350 members from Jonai, Gogamukh, Likhimpur,
Harmuty and Bhalukpong branch of the union.
Parent-student interaction prog
DAPORIJO, June 24: A parent-student interaction programme was conducted at VKV Kuporijo
by Upper Subansiri district unit of Arunachal Vikash Parishad (AVP) to promote better
understanding and overall development of the students.
Various topics pertaining to development of students in every aspect were discussed
by parents and well-wishers during the interaction programme.
Students also shared their experiences regarding their schools.
Participating in the programme, AVP’s state organizing secretary Sandeep Kavishwar
urged parents to take special care of their children. He advised the students to
study hard and become worthy citizen.
Tass Muri highlighted on various activities of AVP, its contribution and service
to the society.
Sixty students from six districts of Arunachal Pradesh studying in different states
of the country sponsored by AVP attended the programme along with their parents.
State seeks fiscal stimulus package from 14th FC
ITANAGAR, June 24: The 14th Finance Commission Chairman Dr. Y V Reddy said that the
Commission has keenly noted the issues and challenges highlighted by the State Government
and the demand for special dispensation for addressing the development needs of the
border state. Reddy was speaking at a meeting of the 14th Finance Commission with
State Govt. at Banquet Hall today. Reddy also commended the goal of Vision 2020 envisaged
by the State Government focusing on key sectors viz. Education, Power, Tourism, Agriculture
and allied sectors.
Further observing the huge responsibilities shouldered by the state Government in
terms of being main employer due to lack of other economic activities in the state,
its border status affecting access to external funding, short working season affecting
timely implementation and progress of development projects, the scattered population
and cost of conservation of forest resources, the sizable forest coverage and its
contribution to the country and the loss of revenue due to Supreme court ban on timber
operations, connectivity and other issues, Reddy said that despite all these challenges
the progress is being sustained. He further said the Commission has also noted the
request for significant increase in grant devolution and state specific needs.
Earlier, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki projecting a total proposal of Rs. 85001.16 crores
as grant in a memorandum, pleaded the Commission for special recommendation for a
fiscal stimulus package for the state in tiding over the fiscal challenges because
of the gap in the Non-Plan Revenue Deficit Grant recommended by the 13th Finance
Commission and the actual expenditure, which is an inheritance from the Union Territory
days. As a major chunk of non-plan expenditure is on salary and wages, Tuki apprised
that the implementation of the 6th Central Pay Commission package to the state Government
employees along with arrears, enhanced DA installments, up-gradation of all Group-D
employees to Group–C and MACP Scheme for all employees contributed to the enhanced
salary bill. “The actual gap for the 13th Finance Commission period is estimated
to about Rs. 6799 crore during 2010-11 to 2014-15 (13th Finance Commission award
Seeking for the continued support of the 14th Finance Commission for accelerating
the pace of development in the hilly state, the Chief Minister informed that as per
the CAG Report on State and Union Finances for 2011-12, the state’s per capita expenditure
on social services, health, education, agriculture, transport and rural development
has been rated as one of the highest in the country.
Tuki also informed that concerted efforts are being made in various areas for improving
the fiscal position of the state through fiscal discipline measures, steps to increase
the tax and non-tax revenue of the State, institutional reforms. The tax revenue
has grown from Rs. 98 crore in 2007-08 to Rs.442 crore in 2013-14, registering a
growth of 220%. “ As envisaged by the 13th Finance Commission, to carry forward fiscal
consolidation, the State of Arunachal Pradesh passed the Fiscal Responsibility and
Budget Management (FRBM) Act in 2006 and the amended in 2012,” he added.
“Because of its poor resource base, being a Special Category State, my state is soley
dependant on Central Assistance for Plan Investments”, he said. The CM further said
constraints like lack of private investments, a weak market economy, inadequate infrastructure
and poor physical connectivity are factors which constrain the generation and augmentation
of State’s own resources, further aggravated by Supreme Court ban on Timber operation
and suspension of coal mining in the Central Government.
Pointing out the ecological service provided by the 82% forest cover, as a major
carbon sink and in mitigating global warming, he sought for rewarding and also compensating
by providing a special fund for the loss suffered due to conservation. Apprising
that hydro-power potential of the state can meet up 40% of the nation’s energy demand,
Tuki informed that one of the major constraints in this sector is the inability of
the state to contribute equity in the projects where the state share ranges from
11% to 26%, while projecting the overall equity requirement is Rs.13,000 crore. He
added that hydro- power sector is a revenue generating sector which an make the financially
Other members of the 14th FC also put forward their views and suggestion.
Health Minister Kalikho Pul, Agriculture and Horticulture Minister Chowna Mein, Minister
Power Tanga Byaling also put forward their views. Cabinets Ministers Kumar Waii,
Gojen Gadi, Pema Khandu, Tapang Taloh, Takam Pario, principal Advisor to CM Kameng
Dolo, Parliamentary Secretaries, senior officers were amongst those present on the
Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi in his address said that Arunachal Pradesh has been
a late starter in development process and its geographical bottlenecks has hindered
development initiatives. Infrastructure, connectivity, transportation and power are
one of the key thrust areas.
Senior Officers of respective departments - Sonam Chombay Secretary Planning, Joram
Beda Secretary Tourism, J Ringu, Director Disaster Management, Addl PCCF Yogesh,
Kaling Tayeng Secretary Power, and CE PHE Toko Jyoti through Power Point Presenations,
gave an overview of the initiatives and requirements to take forward these key sectors.
Later, the Commission also met members of PRIs and Urban Local Bodies and took their
views. The PRI representatives highlighted the need of sufficient fund for creation
of infrastructure and manpower. The representatives of Urban Local Bodies Chief Councillor
Itanagar Higio Aruni and Chief Councillor Pasighat aslo sought for untied fund and
one-time grant for the ULBs for carrying out various activities for maintaining cleanliness
and greenery and other urban amenities adding that they were facing teething problems.
The Commission also met members of political parties and trade bodies of the state.
Reddy calls on governor
ITANAGAR, June 24: The Chairman of 14th Finance Commission Dr Y V Reddy called on
the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma at Raj Bhawan here
today. They had a threadbare discussion on need for strong recommendation for inclusive
and equitable growth of the state.
In the meeting, the Governor highlighted the various aspects of developmental activities
and potential of the state. He urged upon the Chairman to recommend for better financial
input, to enable the State of Arunachal Pradesh in enhancing its pace of development
and at the same time facilitate in harnessing its vast potential. Reiterating the
need for development in the border areas, the Governor emphasized for adequate resources
and fund to ensure that basic necessities reach to the people in those areas.
The Governor also highlighted the potential of the State in hydropower, tourism and
horticulture, which he termed as wheels of development for the state.
The Chairman was accompanied Sushma Nath and Dr. Sudipto Mundle, who are members
of the Commission.
Secretary to Governor Shurbir Singh, Secretary of the Finance Commission A N Jha
and Joint Secretary VS Senthil also were present in the meeting. PRO to Governor
Govt move to ensure office attendance during bandh
ITANAGAR, June 24: Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi through an official order directed
that all Secretaries, Commissioners and other Heads of Departments should ensure
attendance of all officers and staff on Wednesday despite a 12-hour Capital bandh
call given by a certain organization on the same day.
A standing order has already been issued directing all the Principal secretaries,
Commissioners, Secretaries and HODs to ensure attendance of office by officers
and staff during such bandh calls, the order said.
As per order of the Supreme Court dated 12th November 1997 in civil Appeal No. 7728-29
(CPI vs Bharat Kumar and others) calling of bandh and enforcing it by any political
party, organized body or association is violative of fundamental rights of citizens
in addition to causing national loss and hence unconstitutional and illegal. “This
being the position of law on the subject, please ensure that all officers and staff
attend office on such bandh call,” the order added.
Necessary instructions have also been given to district administration and police
authorities to provide security to office goers.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex Mige Kamki in exercise
of power conferred upon him under Section 144 Cr PC has declared the proposed 12
hours capital bandh as illegal within the territorial jurisdiction of Itanagar Capital
Complex vide an executive order. Such bandh calls cause untold hardship and miseries
to the common man, particularly wage earners, business communities, patients, etc,
besides creating serious law and order problems and necessitating deployment of police,
magistrates and logistics, which involves huge government expenditure, the order
said. The administration also directed the bandh callers to abstain from any act
that may affect right, liberty, safety or security of common citizens or that may
cause public disturbance of the public peace and tranquility or may cause a riot
The SP, Itanagar is also directed to take all necessary preventive steps to ensure
that no such “Bandh” takes place and if anybody is found to be violating this order,
action may be taken against them as per provisions of law.
In another executive order, the Deputy Commissioner has further banned carrying
of weapons like dao, knife, khukri etc and licensed firearms by any person(s) on
the bandh call day (25th June). DIPR/DIPRO
Imbibe spirit of work culture: Bagang
ITANAGAR, June 24: Parliamentary Secretary (Fisheries) Karya Bagang, exhorted the
officers and officials of Fisheries Department to imbibe the spirit of work culture.
Addressing a coordination meeting of fisheries department here yesterday, Bagang
exhorted the officers to work in a team spirit for the welfare of the farmers and
all round development of the fisheries sector. While assuring her all support, she
encouraged the officers to come out with new and innovative ideas suiting local condition
and utilizing local resources.
She assured to place all the grievances of the department as highlighted during the
meeting before higher-ups and expressed her full confidence that all will be sorted
The Parliamentary Secretary reviewed implementation of various projects and schemes
under the department during the previous financial year. Earlier a PowerPoint presentation
was made highlighting different activities of the department with physical and financial
achievements in a comprehensive manner.
Addressing the officers, Secretary Fisheries Dani Salu advised the officers to stick
to the rules and regulations, develop work culture. He urged them to rededicate themselves
in the service of farmers and make this department vibrant and resourceful.
Director of Fisheries J Taba also spoke on the occasion.
All DDF and District Officers were present in the meeting.
Develop mechanism to plug revenue leakage: Parl Secy
ITANAGAR, June 23: Parliamentary Secretary (Tax & Excise) Tapuk Taku suggested the
officers of Tax & Excise Department to develop a mechanism to plug the revenue leakages
for enhancing revenue collection.
Tax and Excise Department being a vital and backbone department for revenue generation
needs a foolproof mechanism to prevent pilferage of revenue, Tapuk said while attending
a day-long conference of the officers of Tax and Excise Department here yesterday.
Saying that he was happy to be a part of the conference, Tapuk said that such meeting
will encourage and motivate the officers to perform better and equip them with the
knowledge of basic provisions of Tax laws.
Chairing the meeting, Secretary cum Commissioner, Tax & Excise Marnya Ete briefed
on matter related to excise and VAT and the duties and responsibilities entrusted
to the officers. He exhorted the officers to be very sincere, committed and vigilant
in revenue collection.
Assistant Commissioner, VAT Tapas Dutta and Superintendent, GST and Computerization
Kingman Komut gave and overview of the department and revenue collection through
PowerPoint. Both of them briefed the need and advantage of computerization under
MMPCT in order to increase revenue collection and tax administration.
AdiSU demands early construction of drainage at Pasighat
PASIGHAT, June 24: Expressing strong resentment over the deplorable road condition
in and around Pasighat town, Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) has demanded the State Government
for early release of fund for renovation of roads and construction of drainage in
AdiSU recently submitted a representation to Executive Engineer of PWD, Pasighat
division and East Siang Deputy Commissioner seeking their initiative for early execution
of the RCC road with drainage at Pasighat.
The state government sanctioned an amount of Rs 10 crore for "Construction of RCC
road in Pasighat town" and accordingly invited tender for the works during March
this year. But, the work is not yet started causing concern among the local people.
Longer stretch of the town road from Pasighat market to Mimir chariali is in deplorable
condition causing great hardship to the commuters as it is lying un-repaired for
last several years. The large potholes filled with muddy water during rain gives
harrowing time to the cab drivers.
ACCI-led team seeks FC’s support, Reddy assures fiscal compensation
ITANAGAR, June 24: The 13-member 14th Finance Commission team led by chairman Dr
YV Reddy today assured to grant fiscal compensation to Arunachal Pradesh which has
been suffering from chronic communication problems and various developments snags.
His assurance came after being impressed by the presentations of the entrepreneurs
led by Arunachal Chamber of Commerce Industries (ACCI) chief advisor Pradeep Kumar,
general secretary Tarh Nachung, I&P secretary Toko Tatung, SMS Group of Industries
executive director Indra Sarma and entrepreneur Dr Tasso Mallo.
While Kumar through a PowerPoint presentation punctuated by pictures reflecting telltale
details of the state’s communication hazard and various developmental problems and
pleaded that the state’s huge untapped natural resources, vast unused land mass and
unutilized manpower should be tapped to contribute to nation’s GDP.
“The state boasts of India’s highest hydropower potentials (58,000 MW), oil reserves
trapped in coal deposits in the state and Assam can produce 140 million-tones oil
per year to sustain India’s fuel need for the next 100 years (according to ex-geologists
& CMD of OIL Chudamani Ratnam and confirmed by Union Petroleum Minister Mani Shankar
Aiyer on 10-11-05 at Itanagar)and one of the eight global biodiversity hotspots with
India’s highest forest cover (82%) - over 50,000 sq km of moderate to very dense
forests equivalent to 550 million cubic metre growing stock or living assets or 2000
million metric tons of carbon dioxide - serves as one of the major ‘carbon sinks’
or ‘lungs’ of the globe.
“This amply explains the potential of this hidden Himalayan state which is yet to
get New Delhi’s attention as the ‘Look East Policy’ evolved in 1991 remained in limbo
as the GoI looked at the policy through ports but not through the roads for which
Arunachal did not benefit. China has already evolved ‘Look West Policy’ in November
2012 to neutralize Indian policy.
“New Delhi needs to go for paradigm shift in fund allocation to honour the most patriotic
citizens of India who greet each other by Jai Hind,” Kumar said to drive home his
Describing the present meeting as unprecedented, Tatung hoped instead of giving dustbin
treatment to ACCI presentations, this time the EFC would give unprecedented recommendations.
“The GoI has been giving the NE region, particularly land-locked Arunachal step motherly
treatment since 1947 for which industrialization could not take place. The GoI’s
tax barrier paralyzed the age-bold border with the neighboring countries which has
over 400 million consumers. When the transportation of every material from mainland
increases the cost by 60%, the NE could procure materials from its neighboring countries
at lesser cost and revival of trade ties would boost its economy,” said Tatung, who
wondered if the Arunachalees were second class citizens?
The GoI should stop looking at Arunachal from defence prism for developing the border
areas, he said and called for reopening the Stillwell road through Pangsau Pass to
link India via Changlang district of Arunachal to rich South East Asian nations to
translate the Look East policy into a reality.
The buffer zone created by New Delhi has caused more hardship to NE, Arunachal, Tatung
reasoned and called for a serious re-looking of the NE Industrial Policy to reverse
the past mistakes. Or else no policy would bring the turnaround, he said with conviction.
This elicited appreciation from Dr Reddy and FFC member Prof Sudipta Mundle.
While Dr Mallo stressed on development of fast communication system, Sarma cited
the example of one of its industrial unit started two years ago at Jung getting closed
for communication hazard, while the NE Tax holiday scheme, income tax and octroi
relaxations were for name sake in paper only that reversed industrialization.
PASIGHAT, June 24: The authority of Daying Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary (DEWLS)
rubbished the allegation leveled against them for death of a wild buffalo inside
the sanctuary by a local NGO.
The Divisional Forest Officer of DEWLS, Tashi Mize, who is conducting inquiry into
the death of the animal, framed charge against the functionaries of Daying Ering
Wildlife Foundation Eco-Development Society (NGO) for allegedly trespassing in the
sanctuary in the name of searching for the death animal. He summoned three NGO functionaries
and sought reply from them as they did not take any permission from the sanctuary
authority to enter into the sanctuary.
He questioned the NGO members as to how they could locate the carcass of the animal
inside the sanctuary without taking help of the department.
The forest officials further alleged that the NGO, instead of assisting the wildlife
department, acting against the officials with a malafide intention.
According to the officials, the cause of death of the animal cannot be ascertained
without conducting a thorough inquiry.
Meanwhile, the Range Officer (WL), Borguli lodged an FIR with Mebo Police Out Post
accusing the NGO functionaries of trespassing in DEWLS. However, police has not yet
registered any criminal case against the accused persons. Police have inquired the
case and found no deliberate cause to believe it as trespassing.
On the other hand, the Wildlife Officials with the help of police nabbed one hardcore
wildlife poacher with a 12-bore SBBL gun from Anchalghat portion of DEWLS on May
Police registered a case (No- 14/2014) in Sille-Oyan PS against the poacher and subsequently
remanded him into judicial custody. Police also arrested the owner of the gun. Later,
he was released on bail.
School problems discussed in joint meeting
AALO June 24: The joint meeting of the School Management Committee, School Management
and Development Committee and Parents Teachers Association convened by Pokdey Yomgam,
Headmaster, Govt. Secondary School, Nomuk was held under the chairmanship of Yaami
Nomuk, President, Block Congress Committee, 27th Liromoba Assembly Constituency at
Community Dere on June 20.
The key issues and problems faced by the school were discussed in detail and resolutions
were adopted for betterment of the school in the meeting.
Restriction on issue of school leaving and transfer certificate except on unavoidable
condition, school and hostel rules and regulations, academic improvement, introduction
of detentions system, infrastructural development in the school were some of the
main issues discussed in the meeting.
Yaami Nomuk appealed to the SMC, SDMC members and parents to extend their full cooperation
to the Headmaster and also requested the Headmaster to make the school a role model
in the district.
Pokdey Yomgam, Headmaster, highlighted the aims and objectives and problems faced
by the school.
Six blackboards, one laptop, 150 school bags, wiring materials, incumbency chart,
five plastic chairs, ceiling/stand fans, cash amount for meritorious students, bench
and desks, land measuring 5000 sq.m, 4500 sq.m and 5300 sq. m, were donated to the
school by various persons and well-wishers. DIPRO
The report about power supply to East and West Kameng districts getting disrupted
due to heavy landslide is matter of concern to every Arunachalees. According to the
news report tower of 132kV Khuppi Feeder has been damaged near Ziro Point area leading
to complete blackout in the two districts. It is believed that restoration work will
take 10 days time. In such situation ordinary citizens will be the worst sufferers.
Every year during monsoon season, road and other important infrastructures gets damaged.
It has become almost a routine affair. However what is most astonishing is that concern
agencies never seems to take any precaution to combat monsoon fury. The entire works
department in collaboration with disaster management department should prepare proper
road map to tackle the situation arising out of monsoon effect. It is seen that whenever
any crisis arises, department does not seem to have any contingency plan. Due to
this ordinary citizen suffers a lot. It is time government learns from their past
mistake and takes some concrete steps.
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Give us orders soon
The APTET/CTET qualified candidates appointed as SSA Teacher in an interview conducted
by the SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar on 21st and 22nd February 2014 are awaiting further
Rajya Mission directed the selected candidates to report to the office of the State
Project Director, SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar for collection of their posting order
at the earliest. However, the Mission is yet to give the appointment letters and
posting orders to all those who have qualified.
All the qualified candidates are staying back in the capital for the last one week
to collect their appointment letter.
Schools have already opened and classes started. So the teachers may be given further
order so that they are able to reach their destination at an early time.
We are eagerly waiting to get the posting order at the earliest.
We are salvaging the trees
While referring to the News Item “Timber operation in reserve forest under public
scanner” published in The Arunachal Times dated 22nd June, 2014, the Divisional Forest
Officer (T), Pasighat would like to clarify that the department is carrying out wind
fallen logging operation in Pasighat RF in which 415 trees were either uprooted or
top broken by the Cyclonic Storm of 20/04/2014. The department concerned is carrying
out salvaging operation of the said trees using limited men power and resources as
directed by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Itanagar vide letter No.FOR.249/IND/2006/798
As per the transparency is concerned, the said operation is 100% transparent since
undersigned have intimated about the operation to the District Administration vide
letter No.PFD/8-58/IND/713-16 dated 02/05/2014 and Deputy Director of Industries
for allotment of temporary depot for the said logs in the Industrial Estate Complex,
Pasighat vide letter No. PFD/8-58/IND/2014/1621-23 dated 20/06/14 Further, my higher
authority, the Chief Conservator of Forests, Central Arunachal Circle, Pasighat is
physically monitoring the logging operation of the wind fallen trees at Pasighat
RF constantly. After these efforts by the undersigned, anybody who is questioning
about the transparency is making a fool of himself/herself in my opinion. It is also
surprising that how an educated correspondent can believe in mere hears and says
of the public without verification of the fact and published the matter in a daily
Regarding indiscriminate fresh felling of trees is concerned; it is not a fresh felling
but top broken trees which will decay in due course of time if not salvaged in time.
Obviously, the quantity of logs will be more than the number of trees because from
a single uprooted/top broken tree 3 to 5 logs are sectioned out. It would have been
better that before airing something about the one sided hearsays, the correspondent
should have at least make a field visit or contacted any appropriate officer of Pasighat
Regarding flouting the legitimate rules is concerned; the department of Environment
and Forests can carry out entire wind fallen logging operation by itself since these
operation involve technical knowhow for recording LMB, TMR, Marking, Piece Marking,
Figuring, etc. Those people who belief that they are being kept in dark by the department
can check and see all relevant documents in connection with this operation from office
of the undersigned.
In the last paragraph, the correspondent clearly mentioned that “the DFO (T) Pasighat
was not available for comment or to give official input”, then how come he/she publish
such an important official matters without contacting any of the appropriate or competent
authority of this department? This act clearly indicates his/her malicious interest
in the matter.
By publishing such an unauthentic, false and defamatory comments against the department,
the correspondent is making himself/herself liable for defamatory suit against himself/herself.
Divisional Forest Officer
Pasighat Forest Division
Disappointing power supply
I was disappointed to read about the power failure in West Kameng which is likely
to last for 10 more days.
I have lived Dirang for more than 15 years and it was an awesome experience to live
there, but the power scenario in such a state which is probably capable of giving
electricity to other states is indeed discouraging.