June 16

Terms of Legislative Committees extended

ITANAGAR, June 15: The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker has extended the terms of  Business Advisory Committee, Rules Committee, Privilege Committee, Budget Committee, Library Committee,  Subordinate Legislation, Govt Assurance Committee, Committee on Petition, House Committee and Committee on Absence of Members from the Sitting of the House, Committee on Welfare of other Backward Classes and General Purpose Committee of the  Legislative Assembly for another one year with effect from June 17, or till the committees are reconstituted, according to an official release.


Ering meets CM on issues of Agri College

ITANAGAR, June 15: Member of Parliament, Ninong Ering today met Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Agriculture, Horticulture Minister Chowna Mein and impressed upon them for a land revenue waiver and extension of lease period for Agriculture College, Pasighat. During the course of their discussion, Mein said that he had already taken up the matter with the government during March-April this year and it is under consideration, stated Ering in a release.

“The Chief Minister has also assured that the matter will be considered and resolved very soon”, said Ering.


Dept. clarifies on scholarship

ITANAGAR, June 15: The Social Justice, Empowerment & Tribal Affairs Department, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh, today clarified that release of scholarship under the Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) scheme is subject to release of grants by the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Pointing out the advertisements of certain private institutions in print media in the state claiming to provide free education for tribal student of the state under Post Matric Scholarship under the scheme of the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs,  it was further clarified that the Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal Affairs Department has not entered into any MoU with those institutions claiming to provide free Post Matric Scholarship for tribal students. Such MoU has been entered into with ITFT Chandigarh, an departmental release said.

The department cautioned all parents and students to take extra care in seeking admission in various educational institutions with expectation of Post Matric Scholarship from the department.


Extortionists arrested

ITANAGAR, June 15: Acting on a  specific information that some miscreants have been collecting money from various Govt departments and business establishments in and around Jairampur area for the last couple of days, the  Jairampur police today apprehended two persons from Jairampur IB in connection with extortion charges. The arrested persons were identified as Lencha Zongsam, 26 and Daniel Tekhil, 20. The police also recovered 14 numbers of hand written notes on scanned office pad of an organisation from their possession along with cash amount of Rs. l270 only and one FZ motorcycle without registration  number. The demand notes were reportedly addressed to the Managers of wood based industries of Jairampur, Managers of Cooperative Society and Petrol Depot, Jairampur and heads of Govt departments. The demanded amounts ranged from Rs.10,000 to Rs.35,000.

On further interrogation it was revealed that they had collected Rs.3000 only from M/s Arunachal Wood Base and Chemical Industries (P) Ltd, Jairampur on  June 13. The Jairampur Police has registered a case in this regard.


IMC Chief Councillor  sworn in

ITANAGAR, June 15: Consequent upon the election of Chief Councillor of Itanagar Municipal Council (MC) on Jun 12, oath taking ceremony of newly elected Chief Councillor Kipa Kaku was held at IMC office, Naharlagun today. District Magistrate cum Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex, Mige Kamki administered the oath of office and secrecy to Kaku in presence of Deputy Chief Councillor Kipa Babu, all other Councillors and dignitaries. Meanwhile, Kipa Kaku, Chief Councillor, requested all the councillors and concerned department to cooperate in all works for betterment of the society. DIPRO


Bazar committee cleans up Nlg daily market

ITANAGAR, June 15: The Bazar Welfare Committee, Naharlagun conducted a special social service to clean up the garbage in the Daily Market area.

It is a matter of concern that the Itanagar Municipality has no fuel to run their vehicles for cleaning up the Market area and the BWC were compelled to manage all the required fuel on the day long social service, said a press statement issued by Chairman Techi Jordu. The Market areas have become a dumping ground after the taking over of garbage management by the Itanagar Municipality resulting in unhygienic daily market as well as Naharlagun Town.

The BWC also questioned the collection of Rs.200 from each shop by the Itanagar Municipality meant for cleaning purpose. It hoped that the fund collected from the shop keepers are properly utilised.

While questioning the lack of cleanliness of the twin city under Itanagar Municipality, the BWC suggested that the market committees are empowered to take up the maintenance of the towns.  

The BWC, Naharlagun also appealed all the shopkeepers to keep their surrounding clean by using private dustbins.


Compensation sought

ITANAGAR, June 15: Informing that the house on one Hillang Dolo Bhai was damaged in a landslide on the morning of June 6 last in which properties worth lakhs  were destroyed, the Abo Tani Clan Organization Kurung Kumey unit has urged for compensating the victims.


BCC coordination meeting held

ITANAGAR, June 15: The 2nd Block Congress Committee party coordination meeting with PR leaders was held at Circuit house, Kimin under the chairmanship of Tana Tahin, president BCC (I) 14th Doimukh ST Assembly Constituency on June 13 last.

In the meeting, Chairman Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Marketing Board (APAMB) suggested people present to look for sustainable economic source.

Local MLA Nabam Rebia called on the PRI leaders to work for the better implementation of the government projects in grass root level.


Coordination meeting on ICDS schemes held

KOLORIANG, June 15: A co-ordination meeting on implementation on schemes and projects under ICDS  was held under the chairmanship of Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Mamata Riba, who is also holding the additional charges of Kra Daadi district.

Speaking on the occasion, Mamata Riba called upon all functionaries under ICDS projects to ensure timely and transparent implementation of departmental programmes for the benefits of the villagers. She also urged the CDPOs to take extra initiative for celebration of important events like International Day of Older persons, Children Days etc. so that the values of social welfare are being remembered. The house unanimously also decided to step up mass awareness on women friendly legislations like PWDV Act. in the capacity of being nodal department.

DD, ICDS, TW Thongon urged the CDPOs for regular reporting through Supervisor and Gram Sevika and also advocated convergence of schemes.

The meeting which was attended by all CDPOs of Kurung Kumey and Kra Daadi districts dealt at length on the problems faced in these border districts. Although lack of connectivity and lack of infrastructure was prevalent, it was resolved that the CDPOs should actively popularise the Govt schemes like Old Age Pension, SNP, IGNWPS, IGNGPS with support from PRI leaders. DIPRO


Sensitisation meeting on Municipal demarcation held

Changlang, June 15: Changlang District Deputy Commissioner cum Local Planning Authority Chairperson Chanchal Yadav has convened a meeting on local planning of the urban town and demarcation on municipality boundary areas for Changlang Urban Town today.  

Addressing the meeting, she said that planning of Changlang town is in initial stage and lags behind in terms of urban infrastructure and amenities. During the meeting, Senior Town Planner, Itanagar, Sukhvinder Singh said that the Govt. has notified Changlang urban town to be included in the next phase of municipality.

The DC cum Chairman LPA directed the DLRSO and Urban Department to go ahead with the demarcation process. She cautioned that the municipality activity should not be taken as opportunity for political gain, rather it should be taken as an opportunity to improve quality of life of the inhabitants.

Related issues like beautification of township area, uniformity in construction of buildings, notification of parking and non-parking area and levy of tax, Right of way of the township road, proper road signs, and sanitation activity were discussed in the meeting.DIPRO


ABK ES unit for APDBEP Act 2015

ITANAGAR, June 15: Rallying behind Eastern Parliamentary MP Ninong Ering, Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) East Siang district unit today opposed the demands made for cancellation of The Arunachal Pradesh District Based Entrepreneurs and Professionals (Inventive, Development and Promotional) Act 2015. In its representation to Chief Secretary, the ABK unit viewed that the current limit of amount Rs 10 crore should be raised to Rs 50 Crore.

The ABK unit stated that genuine, deserving and unemployed youth of the concern district and constituency will be deprived if the Act does not exist. The ABK unit informed the CS that it will resist any outside contractors in taking part in the tender process and appealed to all sections of contractors and firms to participate in any tender process as per the Act.

The ABK unit further questioned the state government’s stand why no action was being taken against mushrooming of Itanagar based organisations and unions, who according to ABK was threatening and intimidating government officers. It also informed the chief secretary that community land owners have already earmarked for the proposed establishment of AIIMS at Bogong Banggo Kebang.


FIR lodged against CS escort team

ITANAGAR, June 15: One Neelam Topu claiming to be the president of United Nyishi Organisation has lodged a FIR against the security personnel (escorts) of the Chief Secretary. He alleged that his car was smashed by the escort team near Barapani Bridge. The security personnel also threatened him with fake encounter, alleged the FIR.


Anganwadi workers senisitised on Childline helpline

ITANAGAR, June 15: The Anganwadi workers were sensitised on Childline 1098 services and Child Rights in a resource organisation meeting conducted by Childline, Itanagar, DBYC.

The meeting emphasised on Anganwadi workers to work in collaboration with Childline for the greater interest of the children, who are in need of care and protection.

Since we both are working in the same field for the development of the children, we should ensure that every child in need of care and protection are not deprived from their rights, said the Centre coordinator, Childline, Itanagar.

The Anganwadi workers shared various cases which they came across in their respective locality during the interaction programme.   

Anganwadi workers from 40 different Anganwadi centres attended the meeting.


Appeal not to oppose Act

ITANAGAR, June 15: The All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association (AACWA) today appealed the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) not to oppose the Arunachal Pradesh District Based Entrepreneurs and Professionals (Incentive, Development and Promotional) Act 2015. This Act will provide equal opportunities to every contractor of all the districts of the state and development in economic sectors will be rationalised among all contractors, the AACWA said in a release.

Meanwhile, the Association urged its all district units to strictly monitor the work quality of central and state Govt funded schemes. AACWA also  requested  the education departments to introduce biometric attendance system at all govt. Schools.


News Impact

Relax recruitment norms for youths: Governor

ITANAGAR, June 15: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, J P Rajkhowa today called on the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at New Delhi and urged him for relaxation in recruitment norms for youth of Arunachal Pradesh and infrastructure facilities in border areas. They also discussed on expediting the Advance Landing Ground projects, Sainik School and roads under Border Road Organization.  

Later in the day, the Governor called on the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. He took up various issues of development for the state. (PRO to Governor)



NE state to have Integrated Check Post international border

New Delhi, June 15: All Northeastern states will soon have at least one Integrated Check Post (ICPs) along the international border that will called as 'Landport'.

At an inter-ministerial meeting today, chaired by Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, it was highlighted that the Northeastern states have expressed a keen desire that their trade and commerce relations with neighbouring countries should be increased and enhanced.

Rijiju directed the officers that additional locations for setting up of ICPs should be explored and there should be a target that every NE State should have at least one ICP in near future.

"Not only will this result in more prosperity, progress and development of the Northeastern states, it will also be in tandem with the 'Act East Policy' of the central government," a Home Ministry official.

The meeting deliberated on the issue of Indo-China border trade activity in the Northeastern states.

It was agreed in the meeting that the nomenclature of the Integrated Check Posts should be changed to more appropriate nomenclature of 'Landport' on the analogy of Airport and Seaport.  Rijiju emphasised that all concerned ministries should team up for development of existing trade routes and to explore the feasibility of new trade routes for setting up of 'Border Haats' and Land Custom Stations.

The Ministries have been advised to carry out inspections of the identified sites and probable locations. The Minister also reviewed the progress of development of border infrastructure including the border roads, border fencing, border outposts and advised the officers to resolve the problems and shortcomings in achieving the targets.

Secretary (Border Management), Ministry of Home Affairs was requested to bring the concerned state governments on board on this important issue of national security.

Representatives of Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of External Affairs, Land Ports Authority of India attended the meeting.

It was informed that progress of ICPs at Raxaul, Jogbani and Petrapole is being monitored regularly and same will be completed shortly.



Itanagar - a depressed city

[ Taba Ajum ]

ITANAGAR, June 15: In comparison to other North Eastern state capitals like Gangtok, Shillong etc, Itanagar still has a long way to go in terms of infrastructure as well as human resource development. The moment one enters Arunachal either from Banderdewa or Hollongi gate, dilapidated roads welcomes the visitors. With the onset of monsoon, the situation is getting worse. With garbage lying all over the national highway as well as sector roads and drains getting chocked, citizens find it difficult to venture out. Adding to it, pathetic road condition and long traffic on the road, makes Itanagar a ‘depressed city’.

Once known for its beautiful hills and green cover, today Itanagar and its surrounding areas look like an urban jungle. One of the main reasons for deteriorating condition of the Capital complex is rampant illegal encroachment, construction of buildings without following laid down rules and illegal earth cutting. The incessant rainfall in the last few days has exposed the dark side of the capital region. Land and mudslide across the capital as a result of massive illegal earth cutting is posing serious threat to human life as well as public and government properties. Unfortunately authority concerned has failed to act tough against illegal encroachments. People of Capital complex had high hopes that coming of the municipal council will change the situation. But things have not improved. Lack of fund as well as internal political fight among councilors has disrupted the functioning of Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) ever since it came into existence. The citizens of the Capital also seem least bothered about the deteriorating situation. They keeps on blaming state government for all the mess but hardly remembers their own duty and responsibilities.



Live interactive laparoscopic and

endo-urology workshop

ITANAGAR, June 15: A live interactive laparoscopic and endo-urology workshop was held at Samaritan Hormin Hospital in association with Arunachal Pradesh Doctors Association from June 13 to 14. The workshop was inaugurated by legislative assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia.

Live advance surgical procedure like PCNL (Per-Cutaneous Nephrolithotomy), TURBT (Trans-Urethral Resection of Bladder Tumour), total laparoscopic hysterectomy and laparoscopic Ureterolithotomy using Medtronic Valleylab Ligasure Energy Platform were demonstrated and discussed with the experts from  the state and outside of the state. Resource persons Dr. Victo A Wotsa, Gynaecologist from Nagaland and Dr. Arup Kumar Nath, Urologist from Assam demonstrated advance laparoscopic and endo-urological procedures during the workshop.

Speaking on the occasion, Rebia conveyed his happiness that such kind of workshop on advance laparoscopic and endo-urological procedure is being conducted at Samaritan Hormin Hospital. Rebia added that it is a matter of joy that Hormin Hospital is serving the people of the state with advance laparoscopic procedure.

Dr. Kartik Nishing, Director, Health Services also spoke on the occasion and said that workshop will further enhance knowledge of the participants.   

Dr Moji Jini, Director, Medical Education advised the young surgeons of the state to take forward the laparoscopic procedure initiated by him and senior colleagues.  

Convener of the CME cum workshop Dr. Jadav Nabam narrated how the first doctor who performed first Laparoscopic surgery was criticised by his fellow colleagues and was unaccepted but today Laparoscopic surgery has overtaken open surgeries in almost in all the surgical discipline and the trend of surgery has changed from open surgery with a large scar to minimal scar to almost scarless surgery.

The Managing Director of the Samaritan Hormin Hospital Dr. Renee Nabam in her address expressed willingness to conduct such educational activity as an annual event at Samaritan Hormin Hospital.



BJP declares 12 hour Capital bandh

ITANAGAR, June 15:  State Bhartiya Janata Party led Jan Andolan Committee (JAC) has declared 12 hour down to dusk Capital complex bandh on June 19 next.

‘The decision was taken following the expiry of its five point memorandum submitted to the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on June 3 last, informed Chairman JAC, Tame Phassang.

JAC is demanding resignation of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, imposition of financial emergency and President’s Rule, and immediate enquiry of all the centrally sponsored schemes by CVC/CIC.

Addressing the reporters at press club today, Phassang informed that despite series of memorandum and agitation, the authority has failed to respond positively on its five point demand within the stipulated time. While refuting Congress allegation of stalling central government funding, State BJP claimed that NDA government under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been contributing immensely for the all-round development of all the north-eastern states.

‘Under UPA government, only Rs.4673 crore was  sanctioned under 13th Finance Commission (2010-2015) whereas under NDA Rs.53,386 crore has been earmarked  for 14th  Finance Commission (2015-2020)  beside other  central fund which is unparalleled, he said.

Meanwhile, he also urged all to cooperate with JAC to fight against corruption and to make corruption Free State.

‘Beside all emergency services, students who are undergoing examination will be exempted from the preview of the bandh provided they carry proper ID card’, added Phassang.



Bomdila to host documentary film festival

BOMDILA, June 15: A two day documentary film festival screening eight documentaries on art and culture focusing on the Northeast India will begin on June 16. It is being organised by the Guwahati-based Film & Cultural Society of North East in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts.

Arunachal Pradesh is hosting the sixth leg of the festival which will be touring the eight states of the Northeast after being inaugurated in Jorhat on February 10 by the Mumbai-based filmmaker and Padma Bhusan awardee Jahnu Barua and V B Pyarelal, the Additional Chief Secretary of the Government of Assam.

The festival is aimed at sensitising the youth, especially the students, on works of art and culture that have made human civilisation richer. The films shall be followed by a discussion with invited experts from various fields. The opening film is Brush with Life focusing on the versatile artist Satish Gujral.  

Among those supporting the festivals are the West Kameng district administration, Polish Institute, Dalmia Bharat Cement, Indian Documentary Producers' Association and Arunachal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association.



ESKWCO team meets JNV authority, demands early redressal of problems

ITANAGAR, June 15: A team of East Kameng Social Welfare & Cultural Society (ESKWCO), led by general secretary Nikam Tallang today met Regional Deputy Commissioner of JNV DS Kumar of North-East Region at Shillong and submitted a memorandum highlighting various problems of JNV Seppa for early redressal.

The team had a long discussion with the JNV regional DC and apprised him of the serious problem faced by the school like reduction in students’ enrollment due to lack of infrastructure.

The number of students enrolled in the school has been reduced from 80 to 40 due to lack accommodation facility, the team said. Further, the students and teaching staff have also been facing accommodation problem due to delay in completion of the hostel buildings and teachers quarters, they said. Students, both boys and girls, have been accommodated in temporary homes.

The school also lacks proper drinking water supply provision, alternative electricity arrangement like DG set, boundary wall to prevent trespasser, the team said.

In spite of submitting several representations by East Kameng Deputy Commissioner and people’s representative of Seppa, the JNV authority has not paid any heed to solve the problems of Seppa JNV, the team rued and urged the JNV DC to redress the problems of the school immediately.



DC suggests public to avail benefits of health schemes

BOMDILA, June 15: The Department of Health and Family Welfare, West Kameng district in a meeting at Kalaktang on Saturday urged all stakeholders to help implement various health schemes and programmes like Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram, Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation, Village Health Nutrition Day, Janani Suraksha Yojana etc in the district.

The West Kameng Deputy Commissioner suggested the public to take full benefits of those programmes and schemes. He also informed the villagers about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and CM’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme.

The DC asked all the Gaon Buras and PRI members to remain vigilant about the reported Ganja cultivation and trade in the area.

Besides health officers of the district, including DMO Dr. TC Khrime, DRCHO Dr. DK Lama, the meeting was attended by the DDSE, Kalaktang ADC, ZPMs from Kalaktang Rupa, all Gaon Buras, ASHAs and Anganwadi workers of Kalaktang Block. DIPRO



Semifinal lineup completes for Ziro Dree Football Tournament

ITANAGAR, Jun 15: The semifinal line up for the ongoing 48th Dree Football Tournament, 2015 at Ziro is complete.

In the fourth and last quarterfinal match today, Zamra Club Siiro (ZCS) defeated Nenchalyan Sports Association (NSA) 2-0.

Tapi Kojing and Bullo Khoda of ZCS scored one goal each in 9th and 60th minute.

Earlier, All Hija Sports Association (AHSA) thrashed Laji Bogia Sporting Club (LBSC) 4-2 in the third quarterfinal.

Other semifinalists are Sojang Lapang Sports Club (SLSC) and last year's runner up Diibo Sports Club (DSC). Both SLSC and DLC will face each other in the first semifinal on Wednesday. The second semifinal will be held between today's winners AHSA and ZCS on Thursday.

At Aalo, Mudang Yapa's hat-trick went in vain as Dobikutu beat Manipolyang 4-3 goals in a closely fought opening match of the Dree Football tournament at AAP Bn Ground Saturday.

Hage Novin scored two goals and Kime Lemon and Takhe Tasso scored one goal each for Dobikutu team.

In the men's Volleyball final, Tailampi defeated Rantiihirung to win the trophy.

The tournament is organised by Aalo Dree Festival Committee DIPRO



T&WKCRYA foundation day observed

ITANAGAR, June 15: The Tawang and West Kameng districts unit of Arunachal Christian Revival Youth Association (T&WKCRYA) has observed its 2nd Foundation Day with a three day programme at Christian Revival Church, Sessa near Bhalukpong from June 12 and 14. The Association also organised a youth training camp to mark the occasion.

Attending the event as a resource person, Deputy Registrar of Rajiv Gandhi University, Dr. David Pertin, while dwelling in length on the Biblical theme verse “Rooted and built up in Christ” from Colossians 2: 7, advocated for developing right attitude with purity, divinity, tolerance. He also encouraged the youths to shoulder more responsibilities in the society.

Resource person Evangelist Firosh Miji deliberated on the importance of inculcating character and values.

Various other resource persons including Anchal Samiti Members Orgen Khaduju, Sessa and Rinchen Dema Sagro, Thrizino, entrepreneurs Kalu Dususow, Khuppi and Sahil Aka, Bichum, Tawang & West Kameng CRC district council president, Evangelist Sonora Degio, women leaders Junali Miji and Aping Sasusow encouraged  the youths to become role models in the society. Among others, T&WKCRC District Council secretary, Karma Tsering, T&WKCRYA President Evangelist Stephen Lama and General Secretary Kachi Yame also spoke on the occasion.

In the volleyball competition, the team from Lower Dzang village and Nafra village emerged as champions in girls and boys categories respectively. The winners and runners-ups and best players were awarded with trophies, medals, certificates and cash prizes. A felicitation programme for CBSE toppers was also organised.

Presentation of songs and dances were other highlights of the programme.



SC cancels CBSE medical entrance, orders fresh exams

New Delhi, June 15:  Over 6.3 lakh students will have to take fresh test as the Supreme Court on Monday scrapped the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) 2015 and ordered re-conduct of the examination within four weeks.

A vacation bench of justices R K Agrawal and Amitava Roy directed the institutions involved in conduct of the examination to render assistance to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in this endeavour within the stipulated period decided by it.

"Petitions are allowed. CBSE to hold AIPMT 2015 exam within four weeks," the bench said in its verdict.

The apex court directed the re-examination in view of large-scale cheating in the test with students getting answers in the examination hall at many places.

The court had reserved its order on June 12 on petitions seeking re-conduct of AIPMT 2015 for alleged large-scale irregularities in the exam, which was held on May 3, saying the examination stands vitiated even if one student is being benefited illegally.  It had said that CBSE could not be held guilty as such but taking into consideration the past incidents, "CBSE ought to have been cognisant of these things".

CBSE, represented by Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, had opposed the contentions seeking cancellation of the test, saying, "6.3 lakh students cannot be made to take the exam afresh when only 44 students have been found involved in taking benefits through unfair means." Earlier, the vacation bench had asked Haryana Police to file a fresh report indicating the number of beneficiaries of the alleged irregularities in the pre-medical examination.

It had also asked police to identify as many candidates as possible who had been benefited from the alleged leak.

CBSE was to declare the results of AIPMT, taken by over six lakh students, on June 5.

The court had said, "The bigger issue is that the sanctity of the examination is under suspicion. We want to be doubly sure that there is no alternative but to order re-conduct of the exam," adding that it did not want to take a decision "in haste". PTI


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Take precautionary measures

The report of food crisis in Lazu under Tirap district is matter of deep concern. As per the media report quoting local government officials, food crisis has turned critical following disruption in road communication for more than two months. Report also adds that affected people have been forced to adopt medieval age mode of transportation to carry food and other essential items risking their own lives. Instead of vehicle, horse is becoming popular means of transportation.

Government of Arunachal should immediately intervened and take steps to ease the problems affecting local people. Still we are in early stage of monsoon and in days to come it is expected to intensify. Heavy rainfall will lead to further disruption of road communication in several parts of state. The state government needs to ready themselves to face any kind of eventuality in the near future. They cannot let people alone to fight the fury of nature themselves. Dibang Valley and parts of Upper Siang also remains cut off from rest of the country. Before situation turn worse in these areas, government should take precautionary measures. District administration will have to play crucial role in this regard.





---- Readers Forum ----



Need for an early solution

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to letter published on 12th June’ 2015 edition preferring Doimukh via Gumto-Harmuty road as a better option to link capital complex.

I strongly make objection to the statement. How can a long route which takes more than hour to connect capital city could be a better option whereas there already exist a shorter route for the capital. About the fragility and vulnerability to natural disaster at Karsingsa, the author’s self research does not contain any truth as the writer is not an expert researcher or an engineer. We are shocked over the points given and declaration that Gumto route is better route than NH52A.  The writer has failed to think about the people of Karsingsa and Banderdewa.

The motive behind the episode is only to claim compensation from the department and to fulfil the evil desires of getting easy money from the govt department.

We the inhabitant of Banderdewa and Karsingsa do appeal to the dwellers of Capital and its adjoining areas not to play game for self interest rather stand together in the time of crisis and demand for early restoration of NH 52A road. I do request the government for permanent solution of Karsingsa block point for the greater interest the common public.


Kipa Aruni

ZPM, 12th Banderdewa Panchayat




Save forest, stop smuggling

Dear Editor,

Even after many years of the Supreme Court ban on timber business in Tirap District, a quite few groups of timber smugglers are vying with each other using the natural forest as their source of income.

In the past few months, it is observed that there has been an illegal felling of trees from the forest reserved land near Mopaya area under Deomali Forest Division. This rampant illegal smuggling of timber is because of the sheer negligence of the Forest Department.

Invariably, the officers in charge of the forest need to take note of the activities operating in this area. It is true, day in; day out timber of varied qualities is being transported to Assam via Dirok check gate. And I wonder what are the officers of the Forest Department doing? If Assam Forest Department could check felling of trees and illegal encroachment into their reserved forest then why can’t our Forest Department stop such illegal activities?

Therefore, I on behalf of the like-minded people of Tirap would like to appeal to the Forest Department to remain vigil and crosscheck the reserved forest at every interval to immediately stop such illegal activities in order to save our natural forest wealth at the earliest.


Wangsu Lowang





Help students perform by posting teachers

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the topic “Give them a chance too” raised by one Nini Tapak which was published on 3rd June 2015.

I support his take on the issue as well as the response of the teachers of Govt Higher Sec. school Rumgong. Not to mention the negligence of teachers, I think that it is also the negligence of higher authorities of the concern department.

I am here to mention the present status of marks secured in Economics Paper in AISSCE 2015 by the students of IGJ GHSS Pasighat. I was shocked to see that maximum numbers of student couldn’t even secure more than 10 in the paper whereas the marks secured in other papers were very high and there is a huge drop in total percentage due to poor performance in economics paper. It is sad to see that most of the students qualified with the help of their additional paper. So I asked few of my younger brothers what is the reason behind this poor result. They told me that there was no economics teacher in the whole academic session, all the class XII Arts students tried to sort out the problem and spoke to the concern authority but no further action was being taken.

2 Once Upon a Time2  IGJ GHSS Pasighat was considered one of the most reputed Govt. school in the entire state because of the excellent performance by the students, its infrastructure, adequate number of faculty members. I am an alumni of the school and it is very disappointing to see such poor result especially in economics paper.

So I request the concern department to post economics teacher in IGJ GHSS Pasighat before the next academic year starts in order to prevent the poor performance in AISSCE.


Bombe Kakki

Research Scholar, RGU




Questionable degrees

Dear Editor,

This is regarding the news item ‘A university in Tourist lodge’ that appeared on The Arunachal Times on 12th June.

Surprising that the newly established Universities awarded multiple M.phil and Phd degrees without having sufficient faculty members.

Meanwhile within short period of time, the Arunachal University of Studies, Namsai awarded many degrees from Ghaziabad and Apex Professional University of Pasighat has awarded degrees to many students as  well and also offering various courses such as M.Phil and Phd in various disciplines. This simply reflects the education system in Arunachal which lacks quality education. Such type of practices result in poor education and it is violations of the UGC rules and regulations.

However, according to section 22(1), of the UGC Act, only universities that are established by an  Act of parliament or the State Legislature or an institution deemed to be a university or an institution especially empowered by an Act of the Parliament can award degrees.

The degrees that are to be awarded by such universities should also be listed by the UGC under section 22(3) of the UGC Act, 1956.

Furthermore, the word ‘University’ can’t be used by any institution other than a university established by or under a Central or a state Act or a Provincial Act.

Through your esteemed daily, it is an appeal to all the political leaders, public and NGOs not to encourage such type of private Colleges/Universities in future which do not fulfil the UGC norms and concern departments need to look into the matter seriously. At the same time, I request all the Private Universities/Colleges to strictly follow the UGC rules and regulations.


Obang Mize






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