ITANAGAR, Jun 18: The Rajiv Gandhi University has shifted its LLB/B.A.,LLB and Institute
of Distance Education (IDE) University Examinations 2015 scheduled on 19 June 2015
to 30 June 2015 and 21 June 2015 (M.A, IDE) and 24 June 2015 (B.A Third Year, IDE)
PRIs upset at poor road condition
Aalo, Jun 18: In a joint representation submitted to the West Siang Deputy Commissioner,
the PRIs of Pushi Circle have expressed their deep resentment over the terrible road
conditions on the entire stretch of Aalo-Basar road. In a letter signed by Anchal
Samiti Chairperson of Pusi Circle and all ASMs have appealed the DC to initiate measures
and direction to T.K. Engineering, entrusted to carry out the work to start the repairing
and construction works at speedy pace.
“There are big potholes, landslides and cracks all along the road and have become
unfit for vehicular movement with each passing day. The social service conducted
by PRIs goes in vain due to incessant rain”, they said.
New website for RGU
ITANAGAR, Jun 18: The new official bilingual website (www.rgu.ac.in) of Rajiv Gandhi
University was launched by Vice Chancellor today at the University Council Hall.
The Central Govt had issued a directive to all the central organisations for creation
and maintenance of a bilingual (both English and Hindi) website, said a press statement.
Prog on Hindi language
ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Three days Personal Contact Programme conducted by Hindi Cell,
Rajiv Gandhi University in collaboration with Central Hindi Training Institute, Ministry
of Home Affairs concluded with gathering of administrative officers and trainees
at the University’s Council Hall yesterday.
The programme was organised with the objective to promote Official Language in official
Attending the closing ceremony, RGU VC Prof. Tamo Mibang said that Hindi language
is widely used after local dialects by the people of the state as medium of communication.
Vice Chancellor exhorted all staffs of RGU to make genuine efforts to promote Official
language (Hindi) in RGU.
Hindi Officer, Gumpi Nguso further informed that RGU will soon notify in Gazette
of India after acquiring 80% of its employee having working knowledge of Hindi in
Office work. She also added that as per Central University norms Hindi Teaching Scheme,
Hindi Typing Scheme/Stenography is already in process. NERIST, NHPC are also taking
part in the schemes run by Hindi Cell, RGU in collaboration with MHA.
Registrar Dr. Rachob Taba, Deputy Registrar (UGC Project Cell) Dr Kurian Thomas and
Deputy Registrar (Conference & Academic, Dr David Pertin along with other officials
of the university were present at the event.
Roing, Jun 18: Representatives from the Lower Dibang Valley administration will visit
Kebali village tomorrow, to look into the matter of improper dumping of earth-cutting
for road construction by the BRTF, which has led to landslides into the village causing
The ASM of Kebali village had submitted a letter to the DC regarding the problem,
following which a board of officers from the DC's office has reportedly been constituted
for the survey.
DC Roing Shiv Kumar has informed that he has asked the BRTF to submit a report on
the same, at the earliest. As per reports, the administration had made it clear to
the BRTF about the disposal sites and a map of the same was also submitted to them,
well before the start of their work. Engineers of the BRTF had, reportedly, accompanied
the team from the administration for identifying and selecting appropriate sites
for the disposal of the waste.
As reported on this daily earlier, the village is under threat as the rains have
caused the improperly dumped mud and other debris to flow into the low lying village,
damaging a fish pond run by a Self Help Group and many other plantations of the villagers,
and also disrupting the normal life of the village.
Bandh unjustified: ACS
ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) today said that bandh call proposed
by Jan Andolan Committee (JAC) led by state BJP unit has no justification.
Coming down heavily on BJP, the ACS said that BJP is not a pressure group and the
party is mandated to raise the issues of public interest in state Assembly. All
the BJP MLAs must work out strategy for sound financial position of the state, the
ACS said adding that only criticism and complaint will not help in making the state
Abuse of power by Chairman alleged
ITANAGAR, Jun 18: All Arunachal Agriculture-Horticulture Inputs Supply Registered
Dealership Association in a letter to the Chief Minister alleged that major portion
of departmental works are always given to the government representatives such as
Chairman and their kith and kins depriving the genuine dealerships who pay regular
tax. Expressing displeasure over the practice, the association expressed further
claimed that department representatives are misusing their power by awarding supply
works. The association also appealed to the CM to let the officers function independently
without any hassles. Seeking initiation of strong directive against such practice
by the Chairman, the association pleaded the Chief Minister to provide security to
DC, ADC behaviour condemned
ITANAGAR, June 18: Extending their support to the Papum Pare District Bar Association
over the alleged defaming of the CJM Court by Deputy Commissioner and ADC Yupia on
June 12, 2015, the Eastern Zone Bar Association at Tezu, Lohit district has strongly
condemned the behaviour of the officers. It further appealed to the authority to
suspend the DC and other staffs that allegedly lowered the Court’s dignity.
AAPSTEWA for enhancement of earned leave
ITANAGAR, Jun 18: The All Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Employees Welfare Association
(AAPSTEWA) has demanded that the government approved conditional granting of 13 months
pay and allowances be made without restrictions. It wrote a letter to the Transport
Secretary in this regard.
It has sought enhancing of 30 days earned leave to 65 days.
Its other demands include filling up of vacant post of Group A to B gazetted posts,
promotion of Group C staff, conduction of DPC which has not been conducted since
last five years now, modification of Recruitment Rule, settlement of pension cases
and modification of the bus body.
Orientation of multi sectoral dev prog
ITANGAR, Jun 18: A day long Orientation Programme on implementation of Multisectoral
Development Programme was organised by the Block Development Officer, CD Block, Basar
under the aegis of Department of Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Affairs
which was sponsored by Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt of India on June 17 at
Basar. The resource person of the day, Henge Riba of Planning Department Aalo dwelt
at length on various aspects of MsDP and NITI Ayog.
The programme was attended by Circle Officer Rani Mibang along with ZPM Basar Tonyir
Basar and other Panchayat leaders and some members of SHGs.
Tirap gets new SP
ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Jasmeet Singh, IPS has joined as SP of insurgency hit Tirap on
He took the charge from Ajit Kumar Singla, IPS who has been transferred to New Delhi.
Tirap district is gripped by insurgency problem due to presence of number of underground
groups operating. The insurgents take advantage of the long porous borders with Myanmar
to sneak into Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts. In fact, Tirap is used as
a corridor by the ultras.
Soon after his joining Singh said that he would serve the district with utmost sincerity
and sought cooperation from all quarters. Tirap DC Kamlesh Joshi, IAS while welcoming
the new SP assured all cooperation from district administration. (DIPRO)
Reacting to news item published today under the heading “Department ignored various
pleas to shift power lines” Dooda Ete who was quoted in the news item has protested
against inclusion of his and his father’s name in the news report. We regret the
inadvertent insertion of their names in the news report.
Seijosa devastated by floods yet again
ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Seijosa has been devastated by floods again on June 16.
It just took just three hours of heavy downpour on Tuesday to bring near destruction
to the town with roads and bridges breached at several places, said T.R. Tapu, ADC,
Seijosa. The dry nallahs have turned into overflowing rivers and landslides have
occurred at 15-20 places while several houses were partially damaged or covered with
debris which came along with the flood water. The roads communication have been restored
temporarily but needs much more works to be done to bring the situation to a normal
level, he added.
The drinking water supply system of the whole town was disrupted which is yet to
be restored completely as the feeder tank has been washed off.
One classroom and toilet of govt. M.E. School, RWD colony was damaged and Headmaster
of the School has been directed not to conduct classes in the damaged building especially
The local administration has sounded a high alert and cautioned the people to stay
vigilant as the place is prone to sudden floods every year during this time.
A massive flood had hit Seijosa 2004 wherein large scale damage was done which changed
the entire topography and town planning.
ADC along with Pani Tayem, ZPM, B. Rai, BEO and some senior citizens visited the
places of damage to take a stock of the situation.
Bail rejected to opium peddlers
ROING, Jun 18: Bail has not been granted to the three women who were arrested with
huge quantity of opium at Roing under the NDPS Act recently. The three women will
remain in police remand till Saturday, after which they will be remanded to judicial
The trio have been reported to originally belong to Medo under Wakro circle, where
they cultivate and produce the opium for supply as per demands. Reportedly, opium
cultivation and supply is their main source of income.
DSP Habung Hailyang informed that specimen of the opium seized from these suppliers
has been sent to experts and the expert decision of the same is still awaited.
When asked about the allegations made by many that the police personnel are involved
in both supply and abuse of opium, Hailyang said, "If any personnel is found to be
indulging in such illegal activity, he will be strictly dealt with according to the
Disciplinary Act 1999. Besides, we have routine group meetings wherein we motivate
and encourage, especially the young recruits, to refrain from any kind of harmful
substances, including alcohol and smoking".
Meanwhile, the police claimed to be on a constant vigilance of drugs being smuggled
into the district, especially from Lohit district.
Absentee employees warned of stern disciplinary action
ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Referring to the Capital bandh call given by an organisation on
June 19, the state Govt today informed that stern disciplinary action shall be initiated
against those Govt employees who remain absent from duties on the day.
It informed all Government employees posted in Itanagar Capital complex area including
Naharlagun, Nirjuli, Banderdewa that absenting from office during the bandh call
shall be treated as participation in bandh call.
Further, all the heads of department/head of office and branch officers are directed
to submit attendance report of the staff under their control to the Commissioner
(AR) and Chief Secretary, as per Circular issued by Secretary (TT). DIPR
Govt recommends 29 roads to be considered under SARDP-NE, Bill on state roads soon
ITANAGAR, Jun 18: The state cabinet in its sitting of Tuesday recommended for declaring
29 roads as Interstate Highways, State Highways and District Roads to be considered
In this connection, the AP State Road Development and Regulation Bill will be tabled
in the ensuing Budget Session which will pave way for notifying identified specific
roads as Interstate Highways, State Highways and District Roads.
It requires mention here that state roads constructed few decades back are in dilapidated
condition, few of which are beyond usable for commuters. This move of the state cabinet
shall give new lease to these roads besides improving the surface communication network
of the state.
According to the recommendation, three roads that are Bhairabhkhund in West Kameng
district to Ruksin (East Siang District) 431 Kms, Dumporijo to Dollungmukh via Daporijo
following left bank of Subansiri River 125 km and Margherita to Changlang 37 Km are
proposed for declaring National Highway while, 11 roads which are Kamengbari-Doimara-Choku-Tenga
Valley Road, Itakhola-Seijosa-Pakke Kessang Road, Mebo to Dhola Road, Rani village
(Pasighat Jonai BRTF road) to Oyiram Ghat (Assam) via Sika Bamin, Sika Tode and Oyan
village, Perang to Lampang, Margherita to Deomali, Longding to Kanubari via Bimlapur
road, Bage Tinali-Doimukh- Gumto Harmuti Road, Mebo Keba Dholla Road, Satnaguri –
Kanubari-Ringpong Road, Bomjir to Paglam Road and Mirem Mikong Jonai Road have been
proposed for Inter-state highway.
Besides, Pasighat- Ledum –Tene – Koyu road, Dambuk to Paglam Road, Sagalee to Yachuli
road, Nyobia to Seppa via Sangram, Nyapin, Phassang, Chayangtajo road, Koloriang
to Chayangtajo road, Pangin District Hq to Pangin village via Pangi and Sissen,
Pangin District Hq to Katan CO Hq. via Kamsing, Mapit, Begging and Rebo- Parging
CO Hq, Yinkiong to Bishing via Gette, Pugging Likor, Gido village, Yangte to Pipsorang
via Tali, Panya to Ziro, Siyum to Mechuka, Itanagar – Poma Jote- Seijosa Road, Ropeway
Miao to Namsai via Diyun and Boleng- Rumgong –Patum Road have been proposed for Inter-District
roads. In addition, two roads have been recommended for Intra-district roads which
are Doimukh-Kheel and Digaru- Sunpura roads. The cabinet however, advised the department
of PWD to submit proposal for declaration of National Highways and State Highways
for consideration under SARDP-NE.
Interim Development Plan for Itanagar
ITANAGAR, Jun 18: .The second meeting of Itanagar Planning Authority (IPA) was held
on 17th June to discuss on the Interim Development Plan (IDP)-2021 for Itanagar Capital
Deputy Commissioner, ICC-cum-Chairman, Itanagar Planning Authority, Mige Kamki informed
that now it was required to regulate the development activities of the ICR in a systematic
way in conformity with the approved IDP.
Kamki suggested the Divisional Forest Officer, Banderdewa to submit status of the
Durpong Reserve Forest showing the actual land under forest cover and actual land
under habitation, plantation and allied activities. He suggested that, a proper demarcation
of the Itanagar Capital Jurisdiction was immediately required and it was likely that
Itanagar Capital Complex may be a separate district in future. He directed the Town
Planner and the District Land Revenue Settlement Officer to submit a proposal with
facts and figures on the map (Google Map, Topo-sheet, etc).
Likha Suraj, Town Planner, ICC-cum-Member Secretary, Itanagar Planning Authority
informed the members that, the approved IDP of (ICR)-2021 had commenced its preparation
under technical collaboration with the Centre during 2010.
He further said that Itanagar Planning Authority is required to prepare the Comprehensive
Development Plan (CDP). Therefore, the co-ordinated efforts of all the stakeholder
departments, service providers, public, NGOs and members of the authority was required
for successful implementation/regulation of IDP.
The Town Planner informed that, the State Government has already notified the major
roads of the Itanagar Capital Complex. Now that, the government had provided the
legal frame work in the form of the Act for the purpose and IDP was approved, the
authority could always make decisions and frame policies on the issues. He also updated
that, the Itanagar Planning Authority had been empowered to make decisions for regulating
the growth and development of the Itanagar Capital Region. All the members are equally
responsible for decision making process and all the members had the liberty to submit
problems and issues that required the decision of the authority.
T.N. Tara, Executive Engineer, PWD, CD-B and Taniya Soki, PWD, CD-A while participating
in the discussion queried whether necessary provisions for Right of Way (RoW) for
all categories of roads were given in the IDP as the department frequently faces
problems during execution of the road works. They also were interested to know whether
Itanagar Planning Authority could help find solutions to the existing traffic problems
and for expansion of Carriage Width of streets, lanes, collector roads and arterial
roads. They observed that, the present road network scenario of the Itanagar Capital
Complex lacked minimum standards of RoW, Carriage Width including duct lines, service
lanes, avenue landscape.
Neelam Nyedo, Divisional Forest Officer, Banderdewa suggested the members that, prior
to implementation of the development plan, it was immediately required to finalise
the proposal for De-reservation of Durpong Reserve Forest and Rationalisation of
Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary for utilization under Itanagar Development Plan pending
with the State Government as it may cause hurdles while implementation of major projects
and programmes under central assistance.
Er. Techi Jobae, Executive Engineer, RWD, Poma Division suggested the house that,
the service and expertise of soil scientist under RWD and Geologist under State Geology
and Mining Department could be utilised for decision making process of the body.
The house recommended the State Government to include the said officers as the members
of the Itanagar Planning Authority.
Defective construction of Mebo water supply schemes alleged
PASIGHAT, Jun 18: Alleging gross irregularity in construction works and mismanagement
of fund meant for Potable Water Supply schemes executed in Namsing and Mer village
under Mebo subdivision in East Siang district, the local people including the members
of Mebo Area Bachao Committee (MABC) have demanded the Public Health Engineering
& Water Supply (PHED &WS) department to conduct inquiry to unearth the facts.
In a complaint letter to Executive Engineer, PHED &WS, Pasighat division and departmental
Chief Engineer, the MABC president Karo Tayeng said that construction of filter and
ground tanks in both the projects are defective and the construction was not done
as per specification. The storage tank constructed at Mer village is unfit for use,
while the filter tank has collapsed before it was used. Pointing out another defect
in the water supply system, Tayeng said that iron filtrate water at ground tank again
lifted to iron-made overhead tank for distribution, which is not hygienic at all.
The committee also reported improper construction of water supply scheme at Namsing
village, wherein constructions of filter and storage tank are left incomplete. It
has urged the higher authorities of the PHED &WS for strict monitoring of the ongoing
Water Supply schemes at Mer and Namsing villages and sought immediate rectification
of the defective RCC structures and overhead tanks.
Meanwhile, the MABC has also approached East Siang Deputy Commissioner demanding
institution of magisterial inquiry into the alleged irregularity and financial mismanagement
in the execution of Potable Water Supply Scheme at Mer and Namsing village and to
take necessary steps to redress grievances of the local villagers.
NGO reach out to BRO labourers
TOHANGAM, Jun 18: The Casually Paid Labourers (CPLs) of the Border Roads Organization
are well known for their tireless public service. Their grit and determination is
witnessed more often by all around in the hilly border areas where they maintain
road connectivity braving bad weather and life risking road restoration tasks.
The Sardar of the 20 family strong team of CPLs stationed in Tohangam, responsible
for the road from Parshuramkund to Demwe was greatly delighted when Deputy Commissioner
Anjaw Nyabin Ete reached their base camp with gifts for them. The gifts were offered
as a mark of salutation to these great brave men who continue to hold fort and render
services in the difficult and hilly areas inspite of facing challenging hardships.
Social leader Chinmay Panth distributed mosquito nets and walter filters while the
DC gave away Schneider solar lamps to eleven families. The DC appreciated the officers
and men of the 1446 BCC under the command of the 48 Border Roads Task Force for the
excellent services. He also assured all support from the district administration.
The welfare measure for the BRO personal was taken up by a Lohit based NGO in saluting
the men committed to nation building as part of ANUDIN 2015 celebrations.
The local organisers provided similar assistance to nine more families serving in
various locations under the 48 BRTF.
Kaso inspects newly constructed bailey bridge
ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary UD and Housing Techi Kaso
today inspected the newly constructed 24 meters bailey bridge at Division-IV road.
He was accompanied by EE Taniya Soki and others.
Kaso appreciated the executing teams for timely completion of the bridge according
to the directives of the Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi. The MLA also said that state
government is committed for the development of its people and well prepared in dealing
with situation which may arise due to monsoon season.
Meanwhile, reacting on the bandh call proposed by state BJP unit on 19 June, he said
the bandh call hampered the developmental process. It will also hamper the installation
work of another bailey bridge at Donyi-Polo road. Kaso condemned the bandh as inappropriate.
Union demands enquiry into poor quality road works
ITANAGAR, June 18: Pointing out the dilapidated condition of the Yazali-Mengio road,
the All Mengio Unemployment Engineers Union (AMUEU) has demanded enquiry into the
poor quality renovation and maintenance work of Yazali-Mengio road during last year
to unearth the truth.
In a complaint letter to the Chief Engineer, PWD, Central Zone, the Union alleged
that the Yazali-Mengio road remains in a pathetic condition as it was not maintained
as per the original DPR. It further demanded renovation of the said road as per DPR
within 15 days.
Anti-malaria month observed in Mikong Village
ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Anti-Malaria month is being observed at Mikong village of Ruksin
Block, East Siang from today.
DMO, Dr. M. Perme addressing the function spoke on IRS and LLIN and appealed the
community members to co-operate with the spray teams and health workers. Public and
health department have to work together as a team to fight against Malaria, he added.
He also spoke on safe drinking water in summer season to prevent diseases like diarrhoea,
jaundice and typhoid.
Dr. T. Talom DVBDCO, East Siang spoke on causes,signs and symptom of Malaria, its
controls and preventive measures and importance of IRS (DDT Spray)
Tapiyam Tabo, Gram Chairperson, Mikong village spoke on problems and constraints
pertaining to village health programme. Taham Tabo, ASM Mikong village appealed the
villagers to cooperate with the health staffs for smooth and proper functioning of
the programme activity
The programme was attended by East Siang, District Medical Officer, Dr. M. Perme,
DVBDCPO, Dr. T.Talom, DVBD consultant J. Rina and A. Dev, DPO, IMCP-II VHAI , Dr.
T. Taga MO Ruksin CHC, O. Moyong, CHO, DMO office, Jummo Rina DVBD consultant, Repo
Maro, AMO Ruksin CHC, Yater Taga (ASHA Mikong), all PRI members, Gaon Buras and
DLVMC reviews projects under rural development
SEPPA, Jun 18: The District Level Vigilance & Monitoring Committee (DLV&MC) in its
meeting here yesterday reviewed the implementation of projects funded by the Union
Ministry of Rural Development.
Presiding over the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh stressed on timely
and quarterly project-wise review meeting and submission of reports as per format
for onwards submission to the Govt.
He directed the BDOs to maintain the muster roll of the Man-days properly under MGNREGA
and to procure material components as per prescribed procedures. He also emphasised
on opening of Bank accounts for payment through bank directly to the beneficiaries.
Expressing concern over delay in PMGSY road connection to Bodo village and Yangfo
bridge, he asked the RWD to start the construction works at the earliest. He gave
a clear cut direction to the villagers through PRI members that there is no provision
of compensation under PMGSY road. He also urged the executing department to address
the public complaints if any on poor quality of the ongoing projects.
ZPC Meyuk Cheda stressed on timely submission of project report for timely flow of
EE RWD Er. N Phaichulupa informed that 357.50 km have been completed out of the total
length of 533.50km road under PMGSY in East Kameng.
All the BDOS of seven blocks, WRD, Power, PHED end ICDS departments presented reports
on physical and financial achievements of the projects. DIPRO
Orgs for time bound transfer regulation
ITANAGAR, Jun 18: The Nyishi Youth Welfare Association (NYWA) today requested the
Chief Secretary to regulate government staffs transfer posting regularly. Citing
the government established procedure that any employee posted to a particular office
for a period of three years has to be transferred to different place on completion
of his/her tenure; NYWA stated that government should regulate the time-bound transfer
The association further added regular transfer should endorse the employees to work
at all areas and districts of Arunachal Pradesh to restore unity and diversity of
the state. It also stated that corrupt practices are inevitable when an employee
overstays in particular place even after completion of his tenure. Claiming that
many departments are functioning with excessive irregularities, the association stated
that many officers are serving at the same office since many years. The association
opined that after the completion of respective tenure, the employee should be transferred
to other district, the release added.
Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) has also reminded the Chief
Secretary to implement routine basis transfer and posting of officers particularly
engineers after completion of three years. The union requested the CS to give direction
to all head of departments to implement the transparent transfer and posting policy
in letter and spirit.
When the news about attack on Nirjuli division power department executive engineer
emerged, the entire Arunachal came out and strongly condemned the incident. Such
kind of repeated assaults on government employees has become matter of grave concern.
However, in this case the alleged attackers were immediately arrested by the police.
But later on family member of the alleged accused claimed that engineer had tried
to harm them by using gun and that minor scuffle broke out when they tried to snatch
away the gun from him.
Both the side has lodged FIR against each other and only time will tell who is telling
truth. Whatever may be the situation the accused group has no right to barge into
government office and try to intimidate the official. That too they arrived after
office hour was over. Such act should be strongly discouraged by every peace loving
citizens. Nevertheless it is also wrong on the part of government officials to carry
weapon to their offices. This is against service rule and government should take
action against such officers. If government official starts carrying weapon to their
offices and intimidate the visitors, it will send wrong message to the society. There
will be no difference between them and criminals.
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Bandh yields no benefit
This letter is a reaction to the news headline,” BJP declares 12 hour Capital bandh”.
The proposed bandh call simply speaks of the fact that as like the Congress the BJP
is so eager for the tandem march in capturing power for its sole selfish benefit.
This is so because the very move of the BJP contradicts their so-called fight for
the development. As it is a known fact to all that the bandh culture benefits none
but adversely affects the economy; which they say is crumbling.
This party,at times, was and will be the one to condemn the bandh call when they
are in power. If the BJP is so concerned for the state, there are many other ways
of protests to ventilate the grievances apart from the strikes or bandh call. Why
not opt for them?
Enough had we seen the dramas of bandh call by various pressure groups and no benefit
had yielded than the sufferings of a common man. Thus, from now on kindly give up
the bandh call if you so care for the growth of our state.
The missing officer
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of
the concerned authority of State Bank of India (SBI) Itanagar, towards the inconvenience
faced by customers at SBI, Aalo Branch for the last couple of months.
In the first week of the last month, I had visited SBI Aalo Branch to apply for an
ATM Card as my old one was not working properly. I was told by a staff that “person
dealing with Loan/ATM Card is out of Station and shall be back after five days”.
As such after a week, I visited again and I was told to return after five more days.
Since then I have visited the bank eight times but have not been lucky enough to
meet the officer.
My request to the concerned authority of the SBI Aalo branch is that, for the convenience
of the customers please hang a notice stating probable dates to get that officer
and requests the concerned authority of SBI Itanagar to send the officer as early
G. Yinyo, Aalo,
Attack on journalists
Media is considered as ‘Mirror’ in the modern society and the media plays significant
role in strengthening the society. But today the media has become victims and attacks
on Journalists are common phenomena across the world. Though we are living in 21st
century but we are not mentally civilized because there is no equality and no humanity
among us. There still prevails ‘Jungle Raj’ in our society and mostly journalists
get victimized while doing their duty. The assaults, threatening and physical attacks
from unknown persons are found everywhere.
The recent attack on a journalist who posted on Facebook about an Uttar Pradesh Minister’s
illegal activities was allegedly burnt alive and another journalist who exposed dubious
land deals was tied to a motor cycle and dragged several meters. It is said that
no arrests have been made so far. Is Uttar Pradesh a democratic state? Has there
been equal opportunity among the citizen?
Likewise somehow there are many journalists victimized across the world such as the
most brutal attack and killing of 11 persons of Charlie Hebdo of the French Satirical
weekly on 7th January 2015, journalists attacked and injured in Baltimore Riots,
two Palestinians journalists were attacked by Israeli Security personnel, BBC journalists
attacked and equipment smashed in Russia and many more. Such attacks are occurring
more often in public places which render journalists unable to continue their work
properly. There are many young people who opted for journalism but they are being
discouraged by such peoples.
Let not be cruel to anyone and let us not be disturbance to other’s work. Be like
a human being and a mature person. Treat equally, friendly and cooperate among ourselves
to work together for better tomorrow.
Computerization of Ration shops
When customers goes to the ration shop and present their card, the in-charge at ration
shop takes some time to search the customer’s details from the fat ledger/book, and
after finding the relevant details of customer, the in-charge then spends some time
to write a manual bill, so considerable amount of time is lost for the shop staff
as well as the customers waiting in the long winding queue in the hot sun or during
rainy season. The concerned authorities should ensure computerization (computer and
printer for printing bill instead of writing manual bills) of ration shops which
will be a win-win solution, as it will speed up the process and will save precious
time for the shop staff as well as customers.
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to appeal to the Panchayati
Raj Department of Arunachal Pradesh to disburse the pending honorarium of the contractual
staff under 13th Finance Commission as early as possible.
We have been facing hardship in managing our lives due to non-payment of honorarium
since April 14.
C. Namchoom, Namsai
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