ITANAGAR, June 27: A Bengal Monitor lizard (Varanus bengalensis), an endangered animal
listed in Schedule-I of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 has been rescued from the residential
area of Senki Park, Colony, Itanagar by Chopa Cheda, a resident of the area. He has
handed over the reptile to the Curator of Biological Park here for treatment and
Apart from his own profession, Chopa Cheda is a wildlife lover and he has encouraged
the people in his own way to save wildlife and the biodiversity.
Training program on IPM of Rice
ITANAGAR, June 27: In line with the government’s plan to make Arunachal Pradesh an
“Organic state”, KVK Upper Siang Geku has conducted a series of training program
on ‘Integrated Pest Management of Rice’ in different villages of Geku circle prior
to transplanting of paddy in the main field.
The whole programme is coordinated by Dr. Tasso Tabin, SMS (PP) and assisted by Dr.
J K Singh SMS (A.Sc) and Indrajit Barman, SMS (AE).
Panchayat members and farmers of Kumku, Ramku, Sika Dine and Peram requested the
KVK team to conduct more programs.
HRA castigates AAPSU over bandh call
ITANAGAR, June 27: Human Right of Arunchal (HRA) has criticized the All Arunachal
Pradesh Students’ Union for calling bandh at Capital on Wednesday. HRA said that
bandh call is not a solution to any grievances and AAPSU need to discuss with the
state government to sort out their issues. It said that bandh call not only affect
common people but also hampered the development.
BJP team in Nagaland
ITANAGAR, June 27: A team of Bharatiya Janata Party; Arunachal Pradesh has reached
Dimapur in first leg of its goodwill mission to the 8 North Eastern States. They
will attend a joint Party with their Nagaland counterpart on June 28.
The team consisting of 11 MLAs, State Office Bearers and frontal wings chiefs is
being led by State President Tai Tagak and legislature party leader Tamiyo Taga.
Court declares holidays
ITANAGAR, June 27: The Itanagar Parmanent Branch of Gauhati High Court has declared
June 30 and July 1 as holidays.
Meanwhile, it declared August 2 and September 6 as working days in lieu of the above
ALWS seeks apology from Capital SDPO
ITANAGAR, June 27: In line with AAPSU and its fiasco with the state government, the
All Liyak Welfare Society (ALWS) has condemned the assault on AAPSU president Kamta
Lapung and has sought apology from Capital SDPO blaming him for the assault. It also
sought termination of the officer.
KWS demands early activation of mobile tower
ITANAGAR, June 27: Kara Welfare Society (KWS) has urged the Bharat Sanchar Nigam
Limited (BSNL) authority to bring Baririjo under its network coverage by immediately
activating the mobile tower.
While urging the newly elected MLA Paknga Bage to pursue the matter with the BSNL
authority, the Society hoped the first-time MLA will also take up the matter of maintenance
of Maro- Baririjo road considered as lifeline of people of the area with the PWD
The society said that restoration of APST bus service to Baririjo was the result
of persistent persuasion of the MLA for which he deserves appreciation from all.
CDFC appeals orgs not to call bandh during Dree festival
ZIRO, June 27: The Central Dree Festival Committee (CDFC), Ziro has appealed to
various NGOs, associations, unions etc. to not propose any bandh call during July
1 to seven for smooth celebration of Dree--one of the important festivals of Apatani
Informing that celebration of Dree at Ziro and Capital Complex normally begins with
inauguration of food festival and sale cum exhibition of traditional dresses, ornaments,
handicrafts etc on July 1 and lass until July 6, the Central Dree Festival Committee
in a release said that any bandh call during that period will hamper the smooth celebration
of the festival.
Dr. Pandey honoured as Fellow of ISVS
ITANAGAR, June 27: Dr. AK Pandey has been honoured as Fellow of Indian Society of
Vegetable Science (ISVS) in the 32nd Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated
Research Project on Vegetable Crops at Swami Vivekananda Auditorium, IGKV, Raipur
on June 25.
The prolific writer and renowned vegetable scientist Dr. Pandey, is presently working
as Dean of College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University,
Pasighat. He has contributed a number of research articles in national and international
journals, represented national and international seminar and conference, published
books, articles etc in the field of vegetable and its allied sciences.
Dr. Pandey has been conferred with several award and honoured for his significant
contribution. He has achieved five time times Rajbasha Puraskar, Young Scientist
Award and Distinguished Scientific Authorship Award in addition to above.
Dr. Kirti Singh, Chief Patron of the society, Dr. G. Kalloo, Patron and Immediate
Past President, Dr. D.P.Ray, President, Dr. Prakash S. Naik, Secretary, and Dr. B.Singh,
Joint Secretary, congratulated Dr. Pandey for his achievement.
NSCN-K cadre surrenders
CHANGLANG, June 27: A NSCN-K female cadre of Songku Havi village under Khimiyong
circle of Changlang district officially surrendered at Changlang Police Station today.
The cadre was forcibly picked up by NSCN-K with two other girls from Changlang Town
in 2010 and imparted training in NSCN-K camp in Myanmar.
The cadre left the camp and arrived at her Village in year 2013 and remained at her
house with intention of not returning back to the organization.
The Changlang Police approached her to surrender before Police since she has not
been indulged in any or nefarious activities of the organization actively. After
successful persuasion, the cadre decided to surrender before the Police.
The said cadre is being further interrogated to check her involvement in any criminal
Police is hopeful that many more such misguided youth who have been forcibly inducted
into the organization will be encouraged to surrender before the Police and join
the mainstream of the society to live better and peaceful life. DIPRO
MACT claimant gets full compensation
CHANGLANG, June 26: Motor Accident Claim Tribunal (MACT), Changlang has ruled that
full compensation be awarded to one Mithu Matcha after her husband’s death in a road
Mithu Matcha had filed a petition under Section 166 of Motor Vehicle Act, 1998 before
the Motor Accident Claim Tribunal, Changlang at Changlang, on the account of fatal
injuries sustained by her husband in the vehicular accident which took place on January
04, 2010 at 17 mile Jairampur in which her husband Singlat Matcha died on the spot.
Presided over by Chanchal Yadav, DC-cum-Member, Motor Accident Claim Tribunal, Changlang
the case was decided on Sept 16, 2013 where the claimant was awarded compensation
claimed in full plus interest as per admissibility.
The Member, MACT has disposed six more cases of Changlang recently in which the claimants
were awarded full compensation. (DIPRO)
NHPC donates book racks
ITANAGAR, June 27: Four sets of Steel book racks have been provided to District Library
of Tawang by NHPC Limited under its Corporate Social Responsibility scheme. The library
was running short of book racks.
NHPC is a Govt. of India enterprise working in the area of Hydroelectric Projects
in Jang & Lumla area of Tawang district.
Lawmakers take note of problems
ITANAGAR, June 27: The lawmakers of East Kameng District after a threadbare discussion
on the chronic power and water crisis of the district in a meeting here on Thursday
have decided to move the chief minister to seek projects on priority to tackle the
The lawmakers including principal adviser to the CM, Kameng Dolo, RWD Minister Kumar
Waii, Parliamentary Secretaries Tapuk Taku (Tax & Excise), Karya Bagang (Fisheries)
and Mama Natung (tourism) were unanimous that the under developed district was yet
to receive the due attention of the State Government which alone could bring it at
par with other developed districts.
The meeting also discussed the law and order situation of the district besides bringing
mass awareness on the hygienic living by involving the panchayat leaders so that
no section of the society is left behind.
It was decided to move the government through a written appeal on behalf of the people
of the district for immediate redressal.
STS starts Gensi – Itanagar bus service
AALO, June 27: Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Services (STS) has introduced a
new bus service from Gensi to Itanagar today.
Flagging off the bus service at Naharlagun, STS General Manager Abu Tayeng appealed
to the public to extend cooperation to the department to fulfill the twin objectives
of providing transport service and generating revenue for the Government.
The bus will run thrice a week from Gensi to Itanagar, Station Superintendent, State
Transport Services Aalo informed. He appealed to the public to avoid boarding on
roof of the bus and other nuisances that may create problem in regular operation
of the bus service.
Circle Officer of Gensi Tanga Ronya, Y. Kena, wife of Parliamentary Secretary were
also present on the occasion. DIPRO
NHPC to start smart classes
Gerukamukh, June 27: Reiterating NHPC’s commitment towards bringing socio-economic
development of its project vicinity, Executive Director of Subansiri Lower Project,
Rakesh announced that ‘Smart Classes’ shall be introduced very soon for Kendriya
Vidhyalaya NHPC Gerukamukh which shall enable the students sitting in this remote
area to obtain quality education at par with the students of any metropolitan city.
The Executive Director was of the opinion that quality education, to a large extent,
can bridge the gap between the developed and under- developed societies and with
this philosophy NHPC Subansiri Project has been marching ahead to provide better
education to the less privileged societies.
He was speaking during the inaugural function of Class 11th Science Stream of Kendriya
Vidhyalaya NHPC Gerukamukh.
He made special mention of NHPC’s endeavour in setting up the Vivekananda Kendriya
Vidhyalaya in Kolaptukar area of Arunachal Pradesh and construction of more than
ten school buildings in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts of Assam, besides providing
scholarships to 579 students from project vicinity.
Speaking on the occasion, Harjinder Kaur, Principal of the Kendriya Vidhyalaya thanked
NHPC management for constant monitoring of the school and showing keen interest in
the education sector.
Parliamentary secretary visits washed out irrigation channels at Likor
YINGKIONG, June 27: The Parliamentary Secretary PWD Alo Libang accompanied by ZPM
Bading Teng, EAC Adong Pertin, EE(PWD), DIPRO, AE(PHE) Tuting, PRI Members, GBs
of Likor village conducted a spot visit and survey of the recently washed out irrigation
channels of Siku stream recently.
The two channels for Kumkong and Libom WRC paddy fields of Likor village under Tuting
sub-division were washed out during incessant and heavy rains occurred on May15 last
by the turbulent and strong overflow of the Siku stream.
Due to damage of irrigation cannels the farmers of Likor village could not carry
out the WRC activities.
Responding to the villagers, PRI members and GBs of the village Libang announced
an amount of Rs. 5 lakhs from his MLALAD fund for immediate relief and restoration
works. He also instructed EE, WRD to prepare estimate and start the work at earliest.
Meanwhile AE(PHE) Tuting sub-division informed that the department has already provided
GI pipes to restore the damaged water supply line.
Earlier, the officials of WRD and agriculture department also visited and conducted
the spot physical survey and verification for future course of action. DIPRO
State level girls’ convention concludes
ITANAGAR, June 27: The 3-day state level girls’ convention held at Khonsa under the
aegis of SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar concluded on 27th June with attractive cultural
programmes and prize distribution.
Speaking as chief guest at the valedictory function, Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh
Kumar Joshi lauded the great effort of the organizers and urged them to conduct more
such beneficial programmes for the girls.
He told the participants that he was happy to know about the written communication
skills of the girls but said that the students needed to work harder on their oral
communication skills for which they needed more practice.
The DC was impressed by the essays and the paintings. PK Lombi, State Project Officer,
SSA, in her briefing appreciated the teachers and the students for their active participation
and their wonderful performances in various competitions held during the 3-day programme.
More than 100 students from different schools participated in literary, cultural,
drawing, painting and sports competitions. The former Voice of Arunachal and Senior
Teacher of English, Borduria HS School, Sanwang Hosai enthralled the large gathering
with his rendition of a Hindi song. The students earlier presented attractive cultural
programmes to mark the concluding function. (DIPRO)
Demand for ouster of SDPO grows louder; Govt assures to constitute a panel
We need to see both side of coin: Byaling
ITANAGAR, June 27: The chorus for ouster of SDPO Bomge Kamduk grows louder as many
community based and district students unions today joined with All Arunachal Pradesh
Students’ Union (AAPSU)’s protest march demanding removal of SDPO for his alleged
assault on AAPSU president Kamta Lapung. The protest rally was started from Akasdeep
at Ganga and culminated at Niti Vihar. Agitated protestors shouted slogan against
Tuki-led government and demanded immediate release of Kamta Lapung who is under judicial
custody. The agitators were, howevever, halted forcefully at Niti Vihar junction
by security forces. Earlier, a team of AAPSU representative led by general secretary
Biru Nasi along with other students’ organizations representatives including ANSU
president Byabang Joram met Home Minister Tanga Byaling at his official resident
and submitted a two point memorandum demanding immediate release of Lapung from the
judicial remand and termination of SDPO Bomge Kamduk.
AAPSU GS alleged that police department has attempted to frame charges against Lapung
after inflicted him grievous head injury. He also demanded immediate suspension of
SDPO for free and fair enquiry.
Responding to the memorandum Home Minister Tanga Byaling made it clear that govt
cannot interfere in the court procedure for bailing out the arrested president.
He added that judiciary cannot be encroached upon by the government. On SDPO Kamduk,
Byaling assured to constitute a committee to enquire into the whole episode. The
government also agreed to suspend SDPO temporarily till the filing of committee report.
Byaling further added that the government needs to see the both side of coins before
coming to any conclusion.
The government Spokesperson Bamang Felix assured that government would look into
the every issue raised by the union; however, he said no one would be victimized.
Felix appealed to the AAPSU members to cooperate with the government saying that
bandh call is not only hampering the development process but also making the admission
process of the students difficult during peak hours.
Meanwhile AAPSU president Kamta Lapung was granted bail by the court of chief
judicial magistrate. Lapung is currently undergoing treatment at RK Mission Hospital
PM assures full support to Arunachal
NEW DELHI, June 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured full support to the
Arunachal Government saying that it would be the endeavour of his Government to
promote an investment friendly environment for the benefit of the state. This assurance
came when the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki called on the Prime Minister here at New
The Prime Minister also laid stress on the development of horticulture in Arunachal
Pradesh with special reference to the potential of harnessing herbal and medicinal
“I got a positive response from the Prime Minister and look forward to the Centre’s
support in the days ahead. The PM has also consented to visit the state after Diwali
this year,” a visibly satisfied Chief Minister said after submitting a detailed Memorandum
to the PM highlighting various development issues which need necessary support
from the Central Govt.
After a one-on-one meeting with the Prime Minister which lasted over thirty minutes,
Tuki said that the issues covered in the Memorandum with due support of the Centre
would not only ensure holistic development but would also meet the collective aspirations
of the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
Tuki while underlining the importance of sustainably harnessing the Hydropower potential
of the state mentioned that the total share of state equity requirement of the state
is to the tune of Rs. 13000 crore spread over a period of ten years. In this regard,
he appealed for a short term equity requirement from the Central Government of Rs.
8875 crore for the period 2015-16 to 2019-20 to cater to eight major projects which
are at advanced stages of implementation.
While reiterating the importance of developing the sector in the long term interests
of the state, he appealed for Centre’s help for better road connectivity to hydropower
project locations, fast tracking of project clearances and comprehensive grid for
power evacuation, among others. He also called for early resolution of the impasse
leading to the stalling of work related to the 2000 MW lower Subansiri project by
seeking the intervention of the Centre to bring all the stakeholders to the discussion
The Chief Minister apprised Modi about the fiscal challenges faced by the state because
of the gap in the NPRDG (Non Plan Revenue Deficit Grant) recommended by the 13th
Finance Commission and the actual expenditure. He requested Modi to consider a Fiscal
Stimulus Package to overcome this gap of Rs.6799 Crores. He also requested a Debt
Relief Package of Rs. 3813 Crores and the release of pending TFC Grant of Rs. 775.18
The Prime Minister agreed to provide a domestic window for funding of infrastructure
projects in lieu of Externally Aided funding from agencies like World Bank and Asian
Development Bank (ADB). The Chief Minister had especially mentioned two projects
for the purpose namely Integrated Flood and River bank erosion management in 6 river
basins for Rs 557.00 Crore and Urban Infrastructure up gradation of Capital Complex
under NERUDP (Phase – II) for Rs 1213.53 Crore.
Tuki further briefed the PM on the status of the projects under PM Package. He discussed
about the pending projects and called for inclusion of the estimated Rs.346.15 Crore
in this years’ budget for construction of the Greenfield Airport at Holongi. He also
discussed the Trans Arunachal Highways, Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs), Connectivity
to 513 habitations to border areas, among others.
With the broader objective of increasing the outreach of basic and essential services
to the remotest corners of the state, Tuki stressed on the Development of Border
Areas and appealed for expediting the three projects of Connecting unconnected Administrative
Centres, Providing Drinking Water Facilities in Border Blocks and Construction of
Porter Tracks, Log Bridges and Foot Suspension Bridges in Border Areas. These project
proposals have already been submitted by the State Government. He also sought a Special
Maintenance Grant for Border Roads which are vulnerable to damages throughout the
year due to difficult geographic and climatic conditions. He also sought the Centre’s
help for a Mission Mode project on increasing tele-density especially to facilitate
connectivity in the border areas of the state and for revising the guidelines of
Flagship Schemes such as PMGSY and others based on unique local conditions.
In accordance with the Prime Minister’s vision for realizing the urbanization potential
of the country through creation of 100 smart cities, the Chief Minister requested
for the setting up of three smart cities in the state in the prospective locations
of Holongi, Pasighat and Miao/Jairampur.
While emphasizing the need to establish premier institutions of learning in the State,
the CM requested for the setting up of an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at
Yachuli, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Ziro and an All India Institute
of Medical Sciences (AIIMs) at Balijan. The Chief Minister called for inclusion of
Arunachal Pradesh as one of the 50 tourism circuits in the country as proposed in
the President’s speech to the Joint Session of Parliament recently. Tuki also demanded
Carbon Bonus as estimated by International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) according
to which the Arunachal Pradesh forests absorb about 1470 Million Tonnes of carbon
dioxide which when monetized amounts to Rs 88200 Crore.
Tuki further stressed on strengthening Indo Bhutan Trade by taking up the Lumla (in
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh) to Tashigang (in Bhutan) road for strengthening the border
trades between the two countries. Apart from giving an alternate road for the people
of Tawang to reach Guwahati and other parts of the country, this road will facilitate
tourism and other economic activities between the two countries, he mentioned. He
informed the PM that the Indian portion of road up-to the borders of Bhutan has already
been completed and is motorable while a stretch of about 12 Kms on the Bhutan side
is to be constructed. He also called for opening up of Pangsau Pass to expand Indo
Myanmar trade and bilateral relations.
The Chief Minister outlined the myriad issues of priority areas of his Government
like Skill Development, Sports Development, Strengthening institutional capacity
in education sector, Agri Mechanisation and Farmer Benefits, Expansion of Social
Security, Impetus on trade and commerce with special reference to, Tea, Rubber and
Palm Oil Cultivation, Expansion of Healthcare and Health Security, Introduction of
SEZs for Pharma and IT Assembly sector, special thrust on Small and Medium Enterprises
(SME) Sector, Rural Industrialisation, opening of Coal Mining in the state among
Meanwhile, Tuki congratulated Modi on behalf of the people of Arunachal Pradesh for
his assuming office as the 18th Prime Minister of the country. (CM’s Media cell)
Traffic chaos as rain breach NH-52A
ITANAGAR, June 27: The NH 52A has been damaged at various locations between Banderdewa
and Itanagar, throwing traffic out of gear. At Banderdewa, the traffic was diverted
to Harmutty-Doimukh-Nirjuli instead of the usual route through Karsingsa. Commuters
had a harrowing time as they negotiated many portions of the road that has been extensively
damaged due to intermittent rain that has been pouring in for the past one week.
About 20 meters portion of the road has been damaged at Karsingsa area where one
side of the portion has totally caved. It is matter of time before the road is completely
damaged, if the rain is persistent.
The road has also been breached near NERIST at Nirjuli where a large portion of the
road is filled with mud water all over making it hard for the vehicles to pass by.
The already damaged road near VV Giri gate at A-sector, Naharlagun, has been furthermore
damaged with major portion caving in.
Vehicles were seen stranded on the location till late evening with impatient commuters
forming about 7 to 8 lines making it more difficult for the vehicles to move.
3-4 legislators were also seen stranded on the road during evening hours.
“I was stranded for more than three hours and the credit goes to the Capital Administration
for turning a blind eye to the roadside construction that had led to the damage in
2009. Otherwise the road was functioning fine till 2009,” said a person frustrated
with the wait.
Meanwhile, the traffic police were seen having a tough time managing the unruly traffic.
Need to control border migration
ITANAGAR, June 27: Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Sikkim
need priority attention of the Centre as the migration of the border people to urban
areas has been posing a serious threat to nation’s security, Health & Family Welfare
Minister Kalikho Pul cautioned.
With development yet to reach the far-flung border areas, the people, particularly
youth, serving as sentinel of the border were getting demoralized while there has
been mass migration of the border people to urban areas of late leaving India’s Eastern
He pointed out that his district bordering China has huge agri-horticulture potentials
while interacting with a five-member team of Mumbai-based Xavier’s Institute for
Communication Development here Thursday night.
Appreciating the National Agricultural Bank for Rural Development (NABARD) and the
National Youth Project (NYP) for their path-breaking initiatives to tap agri-horti
potentials to provide a sustainable means of livelihood to the masses, he exhorted
them to continue their support with renewed vigour for speedy socio-economic development
of the district.
“Tap the vast potential of the border district to make the youth willing partners
of nation building which would be true service to the nation”, Pul added.
The team braving the tough terrain, communication disruption and inclement weather
returned here on Thursday after four-day tour to Anjaw district on an assignment.
The energetic team, engaged by NABARD and escorted by NABARD Arunachal Pradesh state
branch GM H S Singh and NYP president H P Biswas, visited Hayuliang, Goiliang, Chaglagam
and Hawai circles. They interacted with the villagers, particularly the agriculturalists
and horticulturists on a mission to shoot a film on the NYP-NABARD success story
as a national model.
Biswas and NYP vice president Pradeep Kumar had convinced 22 opium addicts to form
two farmers’ club at Goiliang and Kasonglat with the support of NABARD and take up
large size cardamom cultivation and other farming activities in 2010.
Their produce was sold for Rs 1.67 crore in 2011-12 with the NYP’s market linkage
initiative. The cultivation served as alternate source of livelihood for them to
get distracted from opium cultivation, replicated by many in the district - the theme
of the documentary for NABARD’s national portal and YouTube.
Annual review meeting on NRHM
AALO, June 27: The annual review meeting of Natiobnal Rural Helath Mission (NRHM)
was West Siang district was held under the chairmanship of Zilla Parishad Chairperson
cum Chairman of DHS Executive Committee Yaman Bagra here today.
Addressing the meeting, the ZPC requested the DMO and DFWO to share any proposal
to be submitted to the government so that she can also pursue from her side with
the higher authority. She agreed to cooperate with the department in such matters
DMO Dr. B Kamki exhorted the new general staff to develop the spirit of work culture.
He stressed the need for timely reporting of all relevant data by the BDMs so that
it can be sent to the state on time.
Dr K. Ori DFWO cum CEO Executive Committee DHS informed the meeting about introduction
of new programmes under NRHM namely WIFS and RBSK. He made presentation on JSSK,
BCC/IEC and ASHA Incentive through PowerPoint.
Dental Surgeon Dr Gebi Loya gave a PowerPoint presentation on Rashtriya Bal Swasthya
Karyakram (RBSK) while DMEIO Minu Devi on PC/PNDT Act.
DPM Yomto Lollen highlighted the performances so far on M&E, JSY, MCTS, RI, Cold
Chain, ASHA activities, SoE etc. He highlighted the performance of all the Health
Centre on the basis of their Health Management Information System (HMIS) Report.
All the Medical Officer in-charge of CHCs and PHCs of West Siang alongwith their
Block Data Manager and Accounts Managers, medical Superintendent, District Health
Society attended the meeting. DIPRO
State Govt assures to fulfill demands, says INTUC
ITANAGAR, June 27: The Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) has informed
that the state government has assured to fulfill its nine point charter of demand.
It’s demands include timely release of staff salaries of casual/contingency workers,
proper release of ACP & MACP of grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ as per govt. norms, implementation
of voluntary retirement scheme in favour of ALCs or their regularization, reservation
of 50 percent regular post for contingency/casual workers, reservation of 50 percent
of job in NEEPCO, NHPC and other projects under Arunachal Pradesh, establishment
of labour bachelor barracks in various districts through the labour welfare board,
proper instruction of the department work agency for deposit of 1 percent cess to
APB&OCWWB, prevention of keeping government labourers as house servants and other
purposes and establishment of workers education centre as Itanagar.
Addressing the mediapersons at Press Club here this evening, INTUC president Kenkar
Yomcha with the memorandum submitted to the chief minister yesterday, appealed all
the trade unions to collaborate with them to place their grievances to the state
government while saying that the CM had asked them to be the bridge between them
and all the trade unions of the state.
He further hoped that the CM will keep his promise by realizing all the genuine demands
of the labour class.
Meanwhile, the president of All Arunachal Pradesh Government Department Labour Union
(AAPGDLU) Gichik Tabe while calling upon various organizations resorting to bandh
calls said, “We do not say that the demands are not genuine but resorting to bandh
calls are not the solution as casual labourers are the worst sufferer. Instead, they
can opt for dharnas.
“For example, casual labourers with their offices in Itanagar while staying in Naharlagun
cannot attend to their duties due of the bandh and then their payments for that day
is cut,” he added.
Three arrested, illicit drugs seized
DAPORIJO, June 27: In a major breakthrough Daporijo police recently nabbed two girls
and a boy from the premises of Daparijo hospital for their alleged involvement in
anti-social activities and seized different kind of harmful drugs.
Acting on a tip off regarding alleged anti-social activities taking place in the
hospital here a team of police led by Tama Taipodia and Token Dubi, SI under the
guidance of OC Anil Kumar Tanti immediately cordoned off the medical premises this
week and found a group of 15 miscreants using drugs in surgical ward of the hospital
around 11 pm. The police succeeded to nab two girls and a boy alongwith hazardous
drugs from their possession while most of the miscreants fled away. The detained
boy is a habitual offender in Daporijo town, sources said.
A case has been registered against all the miscreants in the police station under
section 27 NDPS Act and investigation is going on, informed OC.
In another raid conducted in Dugi village area recently the police seized large amount
of cannabis (ganja) plants, informed SI T Dubi. However, it is not known whether
the cannabis was planted in large scale for commercial purpose or not.
It may be mentioned here that recently, police have registered many theft cases and
also recovered many stolen materials like laptop, mobile from the passion of the
Meanwhile, police department has appealed to general public, NGOs and intellectuals
to discourage anti-social activities in the area and cooperate with police in nabbing
DC for strict and regular monitoring of schemes
ROING, June 27: Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar stressed the need
for regular and strict monitoring of all central and state sponsored schemes in the
Chairing the Deistrict Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) here today, Kumara asked
the administrative officers both at circle and sub-divisional level to conduct inspection
of on going schemes and projects in their respective jurisdiction along with the
public representatives and submit the report of the findings within 15 days.
He also instructed them to conduct monthly monitoring committee meeting involving
the Panchayat representatives and work departments and submit the report indicating
the monthly progress of work. He was of the view that the monitoring after completion
of the project will be meaningless as it will be difficult to take corrective measures,
In the sideline of the meeting, Deputy Commissioner asked the EE (Electrical) to
make street light provision within the Roing township. He also asked the DMO to post
one ANM or Health Assistant at newly upgraded Desali Primary Health Centre and provide
sufficient life saving medicines.
The Deputy Commissioner has also given top priority to the streamlining of Public
Distribution System (PDS) in the district. He directed the administrative officers
and District Food and Civil Supplies Officer (DF&CSO) to make strict and regular
monitoring of distribution of PDS items. He instructed the DF&CSO to check illegal
and unauthorized selling of kerosene in the market and cautioned that anybody found
guilty in management of PDS items and illegal selling of kerosene would be dealt
He also stressed on proper functioning of all residential and government schools
in the district and asked the SSA to discharge duty sincerely.
Zilla Parishad Chairperson Sipi Elapra Linggi requested the Heads of Works Departments
to intimate any kind of new schemes and projects taken up by them to the Panchayat
Earlier, District Planning Officer M Dirchi requested all the executing agencies
to intimate on new schemes or projects before start of the works to the District
Planning unit for proper monitoring from the initial stage.
Some of the major on going and to be implemented schemes and projects in the district
headquarters are construction of mini-secretariat by PWD, construction of 11 km reinforced
concrete cement road in Roing Township by PWD & DUDA, augmentation of drinking water
supply in Roing Township by PHED and development of a children park near Middle School,
Roing by DUDA.
Zilla Parishad Members Mama Miso, Kaling Pertin, Manga Umpo, Sipa Mena Miuli also
took active participation in the meeting. Y Yemling, SDO (Roing), R Perme, SDO (Hunli),
BDOs and Administrative Officers were also present in the meeting besides HoDs of
various work departments. DIPRO
CM distributes cheques to poor students
ITANAGAR, June 27: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has distributed cheques to the students
of registered labourers of Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Constructions Workers
Welfare Board (APBOCWWB) pursuing medical and engineering courses under the Board’s
educational financial assistance in an impressive function at his office premises
Handing over the cheques to the proud parents, Tuki appreciated APBOCWWB Chairman
Nyamar Karbak for introducing the scheme to extend financial assistance to the children
of registered workers. He hoped the initiative will give a great relief to the economically
poor parents and their children in pursing higher education.
The chief minister asked the workers to register themselves with the Board and avail
the benefits being provided by the Board. He also directed Chief Secretary to direct
all the departments to comply with the Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare
Cess Act, 1996 and deposit 1% cess so that the amount collected can be used for welfare
of the workers.
Tuki also handed over cheques amounting to Rs 8,82,000 as death and other statutory
benefits to more than 114 beneficiaries.
Secretary of the Board S De Sarkar highlighted about the Board and benefits being
provided by it to its registered workers.
The recipients of the financial assistance are Bengia Taha and Tamchi Posi from Koloriang,
Tagam Mara, Tage Yama and Yage Timba from Daporijo, Moni Angu and Yaken Karlo from
Aalo, Taj Kimin from Ziro, Prakash Lama from Changlang, Avinash Panggam from Yingkiong
and Chera Bogi from Papum Pare.
The chief minister also flagged off one ambulance each for R K Mission Hospital,
Heema Hospital and Women Police Station Itanagar. He also distributed school kits
to the orphanage schools.
Karate players from Arunachal bring glory to country
ITANAGAR, June 27: Five karate players from Arunachal Pradesh representing India
at South Asian Karate Championship have won six medals, including four gold bringing
glory to the country and the state in particular.
While Sinne Mikhu bagged one gold medal in Senior Men's Team Kumite and one Bronze
in Individual Kumite in below 55 kg category, Likha Lej and Raja Yangfo won a gold
medal each in Junior Boys below 55kg and Cadet Boys below 57 kg category respectively.
Bamang Yakum bagged one gold medal in Junior Girls below 53 kg category while Yapung
Sonam won the Silver in Junior Girls 59 kg category, informed Arunachal Karate Do
Association General Secretary L Marik, who was also the Coach of the Indian Team.
The Championship was held in Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi from June 24-26.
Dree Football Tourney
ASSA win decider for third place
ZIRO, June 27: All Salang Sports Association (ASSA) won the decider for third place
against Dusu Nenchang Club (DNC) in the 47th Dree Football Tournament at Subansiri
Stadium here today.
The match started on an aggressive note with both the teams creating equal scoring
opportunities but failed to score. However, Pura Tara put DNC ahead in 29th minute.
Stung by the first half goal, ASSA changed their game tactics and went all out for
attack than defence. The team found the equalizer in 56th minute through Tage Simon
(1-1). He again scored in 60th minute (2-1) before Ligang Rido made it 3-1 few minutes
DNC's captain Chiging Pullo reduced the margin to 2-3 by scoring in 76th minutes.
The final will be played between Diibo Sports Club and Sojang Lapang Sports Club
on June 29.
Anti Narcotics Day was yesterday observed across the state as part of International
Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. It was heartening to read reports
about active participation of youths from all over the state to mark the day. Drug
abuse has become major threat to youth development in Arunachal Pradesh. Districts
like Lohit, Dibang Valley, East Siang along with capital complex are the worst victim
of drug abuse. Generations of youths have lost their precious life due to drug addiction.
For a state like ours where population density is low, the loss of valuable youths
to drug addiction is serious cause of concern.
The main reason of increase in number of drug addicts is easy availability of drug
items in the open market. It is widely believed that drugs are smuggled into state
from neighbouring country Myanmar and also from our neighbouring state Assam. In
some districts, opium and marijuana are grown by the local people. Arunachal government
has failed to check the smuggling route and also miserably failed to stop people
from growing opium and marijuana. The lack of proper de-addiction centre is another
major concern. It is important that we give chance to the addicts to reform themselves.
Government need to concentrate in this aspect too. NGOs working in de-addiction activities
should be encouraged and if needed their advice should be sought by government agencies
to fight drug menace.
----Readers Forum ----
Encourage musical talent
Arunachal needs to focus on music. We do not lack talents but training. In every
school, from primary level to college level, every musical instruments are provided
but it is stored away and are not being used.
Public leaders, school teachers, NGOs, and student union leaders should think over
In every school, there should be vocal training as it would be immense pleasure to
watch an Arunachalee perform on TV in programme like Indian idol.
Every good and talented artist should be encouraged and inspired.
Olik Tayeng ,
Learned Professors on deputation to Planning Department
In response to the letter written by one M. Doye in Readers’ Forum on 24th June 2014
in The Arunachal Times, titled as “Clandestine activities of government employees”,
I would like to share my considerate views and opinion on the issue. The idea of
bringing learned professors in the Planning Department, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
was the brain child of Ankur Garg, the then Secretary, Planning, Govt. of Arunachal
During his charismatic and able leadership as Secretary to Planning Department, the
Department has reached its peak and earned good reputation. Till date, Directorate
of Planning is regarded as the most transparent directorate in the State.
All these are because of the tireless efforts of the then Secretary, Planning, Ankur
More than 30 candidates from various backgrounds applied to fill-up eight vacant
posts of DPOs on deputation which was duly advertised in the media.
After a thorough verification of the past performances and credibility norms of each
candidate, all the learned professors who applied for the post were selected to
the post of DPO on deputation. Since joining these professors have been working honestly
and sincerely for the betterment of the Planning Department and the State.
As the Planning Department is the nerve centre of all governmental activities, it
is to be manned by sincere, dedicated, qualified and honest officers.
If we take the case of other States, DPOs are generally manned by senior most State
or central pool bureaucrats. But the scenario is quite different in our State. The
qualification norm required to be a DPO in our State is post graduate degree in Geography,
Mathematics, Statistics or Commerce seems to be quite genuine. In view of qualification
norms, most of the professors recruited for manning the Department as DPO on deputation
are exceptionally qualified, holding the research degrees (Ph.D and M.Phil).
As a District Planning Officer, a DPO has to perform multidimensional tasks of formulating
policies, programmes, strategies, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of schemes
/ projects in the best interest of the State and its people in the spare of developmental
It is also to mention that absorption of employees brought on deputation after due
appraisal of their functioning, is not a new thing and permissible within the government
In past, it has been observed that by the same process, appointments were made in
various departments like Tax & Excise, Tourism, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj,
Trade & Commerce etc. in our State. It is surprising to note, when the Govt. has
acted in right direction, why there has been hue and cry for the absorption of DPOs
on deputation from College Services? Absorption of the employees brought on deputation
is his/her right and it is a normal process. Therefore, the letter to the Editor
as carried in ‘The Arunachal Times’ is highly misleading to the masses and creates
unworthy and meaningless controversy. So, in the best interest of the State and the
Department, the Directorate of Planning should take initiative to absorb such DPOs
on regular basis in the Department. Else the department may go for fresh recruitment
through APPSC to maintain access, equity and quality of the personnel and recruitment
Asst. Prof. (Commerce)
Ex- DPO (Deputation) in Planning Department
An open letter to ANSU
Through your daily, we on behalf of the petty contactors of ST Girls Hostel of Palin
Circle under Kurung Kumey District (A.P) would like to draw the kind attention of
the All Nyishi Students Union.
As you know villagers have no source of income other then taking up contract work
which can be done on community basis in the village. That is why we decided to construct
the Hostel Building on community basis taking every family member as beneficiary.
We the innocent village contractors don’t know whether the Hostel Building has been
constructed on the basis of DPR or not. Now, it is understood that the building was
constructed without following the norms.
We appreciate the issue taken up by ANSU.
We regret that we questioned the motive of the ANSU.