June 20

Governor decree mocked by depts, polarizes officers
[ Amar Sangno ]
ITANAGAR, Jun 19: Ever since Governor JP Rajkhowa had pronounced a ‘decree’ on February 10, 2016 during the controversial President’s Rule, directing all Secretaries and Commissioners to immediately cancel and revert functional, officiating and out of turn promotion of officers in work departments, there is a simmering tension polarizing the officers.  Critics have already questioned the Governor’s order alleging that it selectively targeted few departments and officers belonging to a particular community.  
In the moral battle, senior officers who claimed to be aggrieved and do not have ‘political clout’ to manipulate their elevation are on one side while functional and officiating officers who have wielded political power are on the other.
After extensive research and interaction with the aggrieved officers, flogged by the culture of unmindful appointments of functional and officiating posts, The Arunachal Times has learnt that non-compliance of Governor’s order is reportedly affecting work culture and discipline in   the departments.  
Source informed that functional appointments were made as ‘stop gap arrangement’- a purely temporary arrangement which is not transferable. However, within just a month of their appointments, regular officers were replaced with functional officers with the help of political power violating laid down terms and conditions.
For example-PHED department had appointed 19 EE/SWs, 23 AEs and 3 SEs illegally on functional basis without creation of new posts. The 28 posts of EE/SW, 65 of  AEs and 8 sanctioned posts of SEs are already filled. “There is a considerable political pressure and involvement of huge money in stalling the order from being affected” alleged an agitated officer who didn’t want to be named.
“Rampant appointments of functional and officiating posts is the main factor for alarming growth of unemployment as posts are filled using illegal means” claimed another officer.  
On being enquired by this daily, Commissioner PHED, HK Shalla claimed that PHED has fully implemented and complied the order by cancelling  out of turn promotion and functional officers.  However, the fact is in stark contradiction to the claims as only three out of turn promotion officers were reverted back to original posts while the rest is yet to be affected.
Deadline after deadline has expired following a ‘decree’ pronounced by the Governor but the departments are deliberately choosing to ignore and mock the order. In an interview to a local channel, Governor JP Rajkhowa had said that whatever decision and order given by the Governor under President Rule (PR), the state government should revalidate it and non-complying department should be dealt with firm action.
Just after assuming the role of Chief Minister, Kalikho Pul and his cabinet took a decision to implement all decisions taken by the Governor during PR.
However, months after the order was issued by Raj Bhavan attempting to streamline dubious promotion and elevation system of government officers rooted in various departments, a group of officers comprising of Executive Engineers and Superintendent Engineers from PHED had written to the Raj Bhavan seeking appointment with the Governor to appraise reversal of functional officers. However, it is learnt that Raj Bhavan suggested the officers to go to Chief Secretary first.
Chief Secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin had also issued a fresh order on May 23, 2016 warning to initiate action against willful disobedience and non-complying departments. Sadly, the fresh notice by the CS failed to make any splash; neither did it create a perceptible impact.

State needs drastic steps to improve education scenario
[ M Doley ]
There is a sudden hue and cry all at the state over dismal performance by government schools in 10th and 12th CBSE examinations this year.
The Government has suspended a Principal and Headmaster of two poorly performing schools holding them responsible for the results of their schools.
This year, the state recorded 56% pass percentage in Class 10 and 46% in class 12 which means only a little more than half of the total students appeared in both class 10 and 12 have passed.
Who is to be blamed for this---the higher authority, the teachers, the students or the parents?
There are complaints of shortages of teachers or non posting of teachers in various schools. Students’ cry for teachers always fall on deaf ears.
It is needless to say that posting of required teachers in schools is the responsibility of the government. In most cases, the authority ends up its responsibility in upgrading a school. It seems, posting of teachers after upgrading a school, particularly to higher secondary level, remains a matter of least concern. Why schools should be upgraded, if the department cannot post the required teachers?  School without teacher is unthinkable.
It is also said that some teachers are reluctant to serve in remote and so called insurgency hit districts. They manage to get transferred hardly a year after their posting from such ‘harsh’ places with help of political leaders and influential persons. It is an issue of serious concern that government needs to ponder upon.
The government can initiate some incentives/rewards to government employees serving in remote and rural areas as token of encouragement as well as to boost their morale.
Along with the problem of shortages of teachers, another common problem that schools in the state share is lack of proper school infrastructure, including classrooms, teachers’ quarters, hostel facilities. Unless these problems are solved there cannot be quality education in schools.
The grievances of the students’ as well as the teachers must be looked into. They should not be compelled to take to the street as witnessed a month or two ago for their monthly salaries and other basic requirements.
Over and above, the role of the teachers in molding the future of students is most crucial. Since the teachers are regarded as the nation builder, they must live up to the society’s expectations and rededicate themselves to their noble profession.
The changing patterns/system of education demands reorientation of teachers’ knowledge in teaching. Hence, teachers’ training is imperative to make them acquainted with the changing courses and patterns of education.
Suspension of a teacher or two of non-performing school brings no solution though the action taken would remind rest of the irregular teachers of their duties.
The government must take some drastic steps and corrective measures to revive the government run schools. Regular supervision of schools, a zero tolerance policy for teacher absenteeism, strict imposition of general rules and regulations in schools would go a long way in improving the education scenario of the state where education is still a least talked about sector.

Tawang remembers police firing victims
ITANAGAR, Jun 19:  A mass prayer ritual  was held in Tawang Monastery on Sunday to remember Nyima Wangdi, a monk from the Tawang Monastery and Tsering Tempa from Jangda village who lost their lives on May 2 police firing. The service was organized to mark the 49th day, considered significant in Buddhist traditions.
Several hundred people, including the monks took part in the event which was attended by Thektse Rinpoche and Lama Lobsang Gyatso, a crusader against massive hydro power projects.
Events were also held in other parts of the country to remember the two lost lives.  
Later, a meeting was organized by 302 Action Committee regarding the memorandum submitted to the state government for follow up action with a deadline of June 19. The committee expressed displeasure at the lack of govt action.
Mon Mirror reports that a mass congregation was organised  at Kalachakra Gonpa,Dirang to mark the 49th  day in memory of the two killed in police firing and to express solidarity to those who sustained serious injuries while protesting to release Lama Lobsang Gyatso from police custody on May 2.

TK engineering consortium gets overseas awards
Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Jun 19: TK engineering consortium has recently won multiple awards at Brussels and New York. During the Quality Summit 2016 held at New York organized by Business Initiative Directions (BID), the company was given the platinum award for excellence and business prestige.
This award has been given in recognition of continuous search for quality demonstrated by the achievement of ongoing development and innovation applied to solution which creates business results.
BID quality award is annually organized in order to recognize the prestige of the featured companies, organizations and entrepreneurs from across the world. This year top winners included likes of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, a state organization of more than 100 years old, Guangdong Foodstuffs Import & Export Corp (China) which is ranked among 500 most important import and export companies in the world, Royal Jordanian Airline, Korea Electric Power Corporation, Navoi Mining & Metallurgy Combinat (Uzbekistan).
At Brussels during the European Award for Best Practices 2016, TK won award in gold category. On both the occasions, Project Director of company, Syed Ghiyasuddin received the awards. At present TK Engineering is engaged in construction of several Trans Arunachal Highway Road Project, Hollongi-Itanagar four lane projects and two major four lane road project in Assam. They also constructed Advance Landing Ground (ALG) at Ziro, Mechukha,Walong and Aalo which has been handed over to Indian Air Force. The work at Pasighat and Tuting ALG is currently underway. Based in Naharlagun, TK Engineering started its journey in 1992. It is managed by Techi Jully (MD) and has four thousand employees working under it.
“The first work order we got was for Rs 5 thousand and it was under BRTF. Since then it’s been a long and arduous journey. Winning award at national and international stage give us confidence to compete with best of the world,” shared an official of TK.
Further, he added company is constantly trying to innovate and evolve. “Most of our ongoing projects are in Arunachal. Being a local company, we try our best to give the best quality work.  But it is not an easy task. Hostile weather and local issues are the biggest concern. However, we see it as challenge and are putting our best,” he added.

Two feared drowned in Subansiri
ITANAGAR, Jun 19: Two persons are feared drowned in Subansiri River at Dollungmukh on Saturday.
According to sources, Kina Tedi, Bini Tagam, Nido Tap, Binod Nino and Tajar Biku had gone hunting and were returning from the jungle on a locally made raft of wild banana stems. All five jumped off the raft when it reached near a tunnel fearing that the river flow might take them into the tunnel. Three of the five persons managed to swim to safety while Binod Bini and Tajar Biku went untraceable. The two remained untraceable till Sunday evening.
Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Kemo Lollen camping at Dollungmukh is closely monitoring the search operations led by DySP Tab Techi. Locals and paramilitary forces have also been pressed into the search operations. The search operation will resume tomorrow.
DC Lollen visited the parents and the children of the missing people and consoled them. He also announced an ex gratia of Rs.4 lakhs to the bereaved family members of the missing presumed as dead. DIPRO

Publishers guild meet CM on issues of Media
ITANAGAR, Jun 19: In a positive development for the nascent media fraternity, a delegate of Publishers' Guild led by its Chairperson, Mibom Dai and Convenor, Jarpum Gamlin under the aegis of Arunachal Press Club led by President, Chopa Cheda met Chief Minister Kalikho Pul to apprise and submit long pending demands of the press fraternity including implementation of Information & Publicity Policy, pending advertisement payments, revision of government advertisement rates and also of the proposed press colony on Sunday.
'Growth and development of media sector is equally important for the state, if it has to progress,' CM Pul told the delegates while concurring to take up the memorandum of the press fraternity on priority.
During the hour long meeting, Pul assured to implement the long pending Information & Publicity Policy after a joint meeting with the concerned secretaries of DIPR, Finance and Planning along with the representatives of media under his guidance.
For allocation of one crore rupee to Journalists Welfare Fund as announced during the last budget, Pul said, 'I will direct the concerned secretary to put up the file immediately.'
Also, the Chief Minister, in principle, agreed to increase the government advertisement rate once the Publishers' Guild submits certain documents related to Central and Assam Government's rate revision.
From long term perspective and to do away with adhocism, Pul suggested the need for policy provision for annual increase, when the Publishers' Guild pointed out that rates have not been revised for last several years despite several fold increase in the cost of raw material.
'Earlier, I have issued instruction to all the departments to clear the pending advertisement bills as soon as possible. However, I will issue a reminder once again,' said a surprised Chief Minister when he was briefed that huge sum of bills are still pending with many departments.
When the delegate pointed out the challenge in finding a suitable land for press colony, CM said, 'Land allotment should not be the bottle-neck. As the concerned minister for land management, I would extend my full cooperation and advise the Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex to cooperate with the media fraternity in finding and processing the file.'

Two electrocuted, power disrupted
ITANAGAR, Jun 19: Two persons were electrocuted due to the damage of the 11 Kv HT line by the heavy rains and ensuing storms of the last two days.    
A release from Nirjuli Electric Division, Exectuive Engineer informed that the electrocuted included a boy in Banderdewa area and a Power department staff engaged in repairing work of the 11 kv line between Khemyir to Jote. The electrocution of the power department staff occurred due to miscommunication and lack of coordination among the staffs on duty, added the release.  
Further, the department informed that the 11 Kv HT line has sustained heavy damages in multiple places due to the rains and storms.
Power supply has been completely disrupted at PTC, Banderdewa Checkgate, Khandakhowa Nallah, Karsingsa and adjoining areas.    
Multiple damages have also occurred in Balijan and Kimin where repairing was being taken up on war footing. The field engineers are facing heavy burden and liabilities in this situation due to non receipt of any fund or LOC for maintenance works since April 2016, added the release.

Riga has qualified teachers: DDSE
PANGIN, Jun 19: Siang Deputy Director of School Education (DDSE) Odhuk Tabing has said that Riga has requisite teachers, therefore the poor performance of school was surprising.
He was astonished to learn that the school despite having 13 highly qualified teachers to teach students of classes VI to X, has recorded a zero pass percentage in class 10 examination.
The DDSE, who convened a meeting of education officers of Siang district to rationalize deployment of teachers within the district to ensure smooth functioning of schools and check poor enrolment in schools of rural areas, took serious note on the dismal performance of Govt. Secondary School.
He warned all the officers and officials of the district education department to discharge their duty honestly and leave no stone unturned to secure good result in future.
The DDSE had served a notice to the Headmaster on June 3.
The DDSE was optimistic that the education scenario of the district will improve in near future under guidance of Deputy Commissioner Rahul Singh.
Later, the meeting resolved to deploy teachers on need base to improve the poor enrollment of students in schools located in remote and far flung villages/areas. DIPRO

Centre agrees to improve IT sector in State
ITANAGAR, Jun 19: The Digital Mission of Arunachal Pradesh got a major boost after a detailed roadmap was agreed upon by the Centre during a threadbare deliberation in New Delhi.
A high level team was led by Chief Secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin with Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) Secretary Aruna Sharma, NIC Director General Nita Verma and others.
The purpose of the high-level strategy meeting held on Thursday was to address various issues and bottlenecks with regard to IT, e-Governance and Telecom in the state, an official release said.
The Chief Secretary briefed about the status of various core infrastructure projects, including National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN), State Wide Area Network (SWAN), Supervisory Development Centre (SDC), Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) and National Knowledge Network (NKN).
She said that though these projects were in traction within the state, their progress was slow.
Gamlin urged DeitY to strengthen the infrastructure comprehensively and called for a different approach for the state.
A fast tracking strategy for the IT initiatives was agreed upon for a turnkey solution by the Centre through NIC for both the State Wide Area Network and State Data Centre in the state, the release said.
The Chief Secretary called for an immediate roll-out of existing citizen-centric and governance related e-Solution of NIC after customization for the state's requirements which the Centre agreed to implement in a time-bound manner.
Till the Optical Fiber Connectivity (OFC) comes to the state, alternate connectivity technology by usage of leveraging satellite capabilities of the Centre to take e-governance to all parts of the state was also agreed upon.
VSATs would be established in 100 administrative centres fully-funded by Centre, which is expected to be rolled out in the next six months, the release said.
A massive IT capacity building initiative involving both government servants and citizens to create a pool of IT literate ecosystem in the state has been drawn up.
The state government would take up the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) initiative paving a clear-cut and specific way for a transparent delivery of services to the citizens.
In this regard, the NEILIT centers in the state are to be used for training delivery and more.
The outcome of this strategic meet would be a big boost to the Digital mission in the state with a paradigm shift in key decisions taken in the meeting which lasted for nearly 2 hours.
Strongly supporting the chief secretary’s positive plan for IT, DeitY Secretary gave clear cut directions to the senior officials to assist, support and handhold Arunachal Pradesh in making it a demonstrable digital state in India by use of alternate technology.
The Centre also agreed upon certain important initiatives including creation of 100 administrative centres in the state with use of alternate technology within 6 months, besides others. (DIPR)

Arunachal Women Helpline
[ Demen Yomcha ]
Arunachal Women Helpline provides toll free 24 hour’s telecom service to women affected by violence. It gives immediate and emergency response to women affected by violence, assisting women in lodging FIR/NCR/DIR, psycho social support and counseling, legal aid and shelter and medical assistance.
Women affected by violence or any one on her behalf can seeks help to WHL through various ways like phone call, SMS ,mobile apps , social networking sites ,fax, e-mails etc.It facilitate crisis and non crisis intervention through referral to the appropriate agencies such as  police/Hospitals/Ambulance services/District legal service Authority (DLSA) protection officer(PO)/ One Stop Centre (OSC).
Besides emergency intervention, WHL provide information about the appropriate support services, government schemes and programmes are available to the women affected by violence in her particular situation within the local area in which she resides or is employed. WHL provides the information based upon her queries.
WHL is integrated with One Stop Centre (OSC) to provide support and assistance to women affected by violence, both in private and public spaces under one roof. Women affected by violence and in need of redressal services will be referred to OSC through WHL.
WHL is set up by Oju Welfare Association (OWA) under the Scheme of Universalisation of Women Helpline, initiated and supported by Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) GoI and Department of WCD, GoAP.
So far, through WHL many women victim of Arunachal Pradesh received help and rescued from the wretchedness.  WHL engaged them in various Skill oriented activities for their livelihood like Tailoring, Weaving, knitting, Informal education and so on. Apart from Skill oriented activities some are employed under WHL.
WHL cares for you. Dial 0360-2350377/2350300 for support, information, assistance and immediate intervention.  (The contributor is IT Staff WHL)

Being Nyishi
[ Wing Comm
Takio Teyi Tarh ]
After pondering so long I finally decided to ask my fellow Nyishi brothers and sisters the question which has been in my mind for so many years. In these years, I kept asking myself how my other fellow tribes would feel about me when I tell them that       I am a Nyishi. Many a times people have confused me with some other tribes. Probably that’s why on many occasion people ask me which tribe I belong to. I could immediately sense an air of discomfort the moment I tell them which tribe I belonged to. Is it my own perception about myself being Nyishi or it actually happens?
Let me narrate this little incident that happened with me. During my instinct in Indian Army, I was posted near Bomdila where I met this middle aged lady shopkeeper in a market where I and my wife came to buy little household stuff. During conversation she became quite comfortable with us and opened up knowing that I am an Arunachali fauji officer. During our chitchat suddenly I noticed a big linear scar over her right arm. I could not resist myself and asked her what had happened to her. She started telling her side of the story how Nyishi people would come to the place very often and fleeced money from shopkeepers. In one such incident when she and her husband resisted, her husband was attacked with dao and she too was injured grievously.  Later, her husband succumbed to his injuries in a hospital. I had no word to say and was praying that she should not ask which tribe we belong to. Luckily, my wife could sense my uneasiness and diverted the topic, thus she saved my day from big embarrassment.
Both my parents are (were) from present Kurung Kumey district. Many a times during my younger days I had displayed irrationally with this false ego that I am a Nyishi and I am sort of invincible but slowly as I grew older, my outlook started changing. Probably my association with different kind of people all over the country and to large extent the disciplined life in military has taught me to be more rational and gentle in my approach- to understand, respect and value others. No!! Personally I don’t see myself as gentleman but many occasions, people from other tribes and communities whom I met have said so. Many Arunachali tribes  and people from outside the state residing in Arunachal over the years have developed an image of Nyishi people who wants to grab anything and everything that they find attractive. They hardly find well-educated gentle behaved Nyishi men. That was an eye opener for me. Probably that is the reason why they were confused which tribe I come from.  I was not flattered to hear that rather I was feeling sad and pain inside. Later on, I actually started to relate many such incidents that were happening in our state which was in many instances created by us- Nyishis. To take few examples, damaging govt properties such as roads and building, forcefully encroaching and occupying other’s land and properties, organising strikes and bandhs, harassing ordinary people in the name of donations by forming different kinds of unions and associations and so on. When any developmental project comes in Nyishi areas such as roads and airport, we are the first to create hurdle in it for the sake of short term monetary gains overlooking the long term benefits it will give us. The lists are inexhaustible. Nyishis are number one in all destructive activities but when coming to cracking exams like civil services, defence services, medical, engineering and other professional exams, we are far behind other communities despite being the largest tribe. One thing we Nyishis have perfected and excelled in the last few years are how to form unions and associations and then become self proclaimed presidents and secretaries. We have this false image of running the show in this state but in reality we Nyishis are subservient to others in the sense that almost all middle to high level govt officials belongs to other tribes and people. Our so called welfare associations/unions never seem to encourage our children and youths to fight for the right cause. Rather these unguided youths are being shown how to earn easy money without hard work and how they are being used as pawns and play into the hands of some greedy people for their political and financial gain in the name of Nyishi community.  Should we feel ashamed of our false ego? Shouldn’t we?
Hold on friends, I know many of you must be feeling offended with my harsh words about my own community. Many of you must be feeling this “that’s not fully true”. Of course I do agree with you. In fact, I too at times feel proud being Nyishi. We have lot of positive traits in us such as truthfulness, loyalty, and reliability and courageous. I am also proud that Nyishis have rapidly progressed educationally, financially and socially in last two decades or so in spite of all odds. No doubt we are slowly picking up with rest of the world. However, few negativitism in our traits is also gradually eroding our image in the society. Let us work for the prosperity of our community. Let’s not react to petty things they may say about us, instead let’s reply them by our good deeds and actions, because it is said that great people are not affected by bad criticism. Let us show others that we are not a bad people and not a self-centred community, rather let us show them that we being the largest tribe of this state acts as a big brother in the family with utmost responsibility taking along with all other tribes and communities to the roads of peace, prosperity and development which in turn shall bring prosperity to this state and the nation as a whole.    (The contributor is a Wing Comm in the Indian Air Force. The opinion expressed are his own)

SBAP observes foundation day
ITANAGAR, Jun 19: The 13th foundation day of Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh (SBAP) was celebrated on June 19 with its main motto to preserve traditional and classical Indian music by promoting the feeling of patriotism, nationalism and social harmony in the society.
Attending the occasion, senior artist, social worker and EAC Talom Dupak lauded the Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh for organizing the cultural activity for promotion and preservation of indigenous culture.
President SBAP, Tony Koyu, SBAP General Secretary, Sukhdev Biswas and SBAP Cultural Secretary SBAP, Mirnia Game also spoke on the occasion.
Director of Rural Development, Tayi Taggu, Chief Advisor Sanskar Bharati, Sunil Mahanty, RSS Prant Prachrak, Bai Taba, Secretary General, IFCSAP, Olen Megu Damin, Advisor SBAP, Omak Komut, folk artists of the state and representatives from various organisations participated in the function.
The main attractions of the event were classical and folk cultural performances by artists and child artists from Sanskar Bharati, People Foundation Society, Nrityangan Music Academy, Gurukul Music Academy and Sangeetalaya Music Academy.

Health camp organised at OWA
ITANAGAR, Jun 19: A health camp was organised at Oju Welfare Association (OWA) by Arunachal Women Helpline (AWH) in collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission Hospital (RKMH), Itanagar.
Children and young survivors of violence, staffs of WHL and OWA got their vision tested and consulted the Eye specialist and Gynecologist. Medicines were given to the needy and donated to the OWA infirmary.
The doctors present were Dr. Talum Sorum, Dr. Millo Papi and Dr. Bimpi Karlo.
Later in the day orphan children and violence survivors were taken to the Polo Park, D Sector, Naharlagun. The Little Miss Arunachal team along with the children of OWA cleaned the Polo Park and the children competed in the dustbin painting competition which was installed in the park. The competition was held under the supervision of Cartoonist Jene Hai. Organizing Secretary of Little Miss Arunachal Season 2, Techi Freed spoke to the children about respect, responsibility and education. Prizes were distributed to the winners.

Flagship schemes for the rural poor: Dr. Chai
TEZU, Jun 18: The flagship schemes launched by the Centre are for the rural and poor people as well as for unemployed youths, said Dr. Mahesh Chai, MLA, Tezu.
Chai was addressing the ‘Special Outreach Programme’ organised by Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP), GoI, Tezu unit at Tafragam on Saturday.  
The MLA informed about the social security schemes and also requested the bank authorities to organize such outreach programme to inform the rural people. Speaking about Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme, Dr. Chai categorically said that in the state, there are no cases of female foeticide and infanticide, but we have to honour, educate and protect every girl for betterment of the society and country as a whole.
Lohit DC Danish Ashraf briefed the gathering about the ongoing flagship schemes and appealed all to avail the schemes like PMJSY and PMJJBY.
DMO, Dr. S. Chai Pul briefed the gathering about Mission Indradhanush, JSSK and JSY.
About 500 people including PRI members, youths, and villagers participated in the programme. The members of Bapu Welfare Society also actively participated in the programme.

Body of drowned youth recovered
NAMSAI, Jun 19: The body of the 24-year-old Chow Pomseng Khamhoo, who drowned in Nao-Dihing, was fished out from the river on June 16 after three days by a team of NDRF.
Chow Pomseng, son of Chow Chisen Khamhoo, drowned in Nao-Dihing in the evening of June 14, when a group of his friends invited him for a get together at the Nao-Dihing bridge, said Mahadevpur Police Station OC Inspector Takir Zirdo.
The body of the youth was spotted floating in the river on the same day of his drowning but the search operation had to be suspended due to bad light, the OC said. The operation was resumed next day early in the morning with help of local people and some good swimmers using the Water Resource Department’s boat and Army rubber boat. Again, bad light and rising water level prevented the search operation, he said.
The body was fished out by NDRF with help of local people on June 16 and handed over to his family members after completing all formalities, the said the OC.
A case in this connection has been registered at Mahadevpur Police Station under section 323/306/34 of IPC and investigation launched. Inspector Takir Zirdo alongwith Sub-Inspectors A.N.Singh, D.Mossang and T.Haging are supervising and investigating the case.
Meanwhile, based on the complaint filed by the parent of the youth, the team of Police Officers led by Inspector Takir Zirdo has arrested 7 of his friends for further investigation.
Earlier, the team of Police had arrested one Subhas for his reported involvement in a scuffle with the deceased.

Farmers’ Mela conducted at Hayuliang
ITANAGAR, June 19: A district level Farmers’ Mela on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) was organised by Krishi Vikas Kendra at Hayuliang under Anjaw on June 18.   
Lauding the large turnout of farmers for the event, Anjaw DC, Mamata Riba highlighted the state government’s emphasis for better service delivery. Riba called upon the farmers to go for perspective planning on geo-hydro uses profiles so that a better output is achieved and to avail the plethora of services offered through various government departments. The DC also released a booklet titled ‘Udayman Bharat Ki Aur Agrasar Kadam’ authored by Dr. Manish Kanwat.
The daylong Farmer's Fair was attended by farmers from interior areas like Manchal, Goiliang, Barfu et.c and Panchayati Raj members. Participants also included representatives from the para-military, military and participation from schools.
Senior Scientist, Dr. Manish Kanwat and his team dwelt at length on agricultural insurance to the farmers. Senior Scientists from Agriculture Centre Pasighat participated in the Mela alongwith the DAO, DHO and DFDO.
Agricultural tools were distributed to the farmers during the day long mela.
Further, at the same time a research study was conducted at Hawai led by Dy. Director of Research Spices Board of India, Dr Dhanpal. Both the events aimed at development of scientific research with emphasis on development of Large Cardamom.

SABLA at Dirang for adolescent girl children
DIRANG, Jun 19: A two-days training programme under Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girl Children popularly called SABLA in Hindi for age group of 11 to 18 years was conducted here today at CDPO office under Dirang ICDS Project.
Presiding over the meet at the inaugural function, Block Development Officer Ngoirup Dorjee explained the importance of education in life and called for re-admission of drop out girl children back to schools and advised the trainees to continue their studies while also being Anganwadi Workers.
Further dwelling on the importance of education, Block Education Officer A.N Tukshipa also called for steps to arrest the dropout rate of school going children and advocated sensitization of parents and sympathetic approach by schools in this regard.   
Medical Officer Dr. Gyati Mopey explained the importance of iron folic acid and basic medical needs of girl children and demonstrated the usages of various medicines provided by ICDS Department.
Earlier, CDPO Kago Maya while explaining the aims and objectives of the training programme asked the SABLA trainees to come to their respective Anganwadi Centres atleast thrice a week to learn the importance of self-development and empowerment, nutrition, health and hygiene.
The programme attended by 200 trainees from various parts of the circle comprised distribution of iron folic acid, teaching of various embroidery techniques, health checkups and weight measurements of trainees.

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Worrying signal

The news about encroachment of reserve forest area by Chakma refugees in Diyun circle is deeply worrying. As per the report, fifteen houses were dismantled by forest officials inside the Tenga Pani Reserve Forest on Saturday. Worryingly when authorities tried to evict them, Chakma women carrying machete violently resisted the authorities. It is due to this kind of illegal activities by section of refugees that local Arunachalee people strongly resist the idea of allowing them to permanently settle in the state.

Chakma-Hajong group have encroached into reserve forest areas in Namsai and Changlang area. Many new Chakma settlements have cropped up in Tenga Pani, Namdhapa and other reserve forest area. Most of these new settlements are illegal. Government of Arunachal should properly document these kind of illegal act and submit it to the highest authorities. Strict action should be taken against those encroaching into reserve forest area irrespective of tribe. It is matter of deep concern that Chakma refugees are going out of their designated area and starting to settle in forest area. From pocket of settlement in Diyun circle under Changlang district, now they have spread to Namsai district and are gradually entering into Mishmi belt in Wakro area. This attempt to spread the settlement outside their designated camp by refugees will lead to conflict with the indigenous people and result can be catastrophic. State as well as central government should take note of it. Before situation gets out of control, they will have to find a solution. The rights of indigenous tribe should not be surrendered at the cost of international pressure. There are many international lobby groups working for Chakma-Hajong refugees.







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Scapegoats of flawed system

Dear Editor,

It is very unfortunate that a Principal and a Headmaster have been made scapegoats for poor results of students in board examination. Reasons for poor results are: 1) Present CCE system which is not suitable for our state. 2) Selection of undeserving teachers by unfair means. 3) Lack of monitor from parents. 4) Lack of sincerity and dedication by students and teachers alike. 5) Craze for administrative post like DDSE BEO amongst teachers deserting their core job i.e.teaching. 6) All students' unions engaging in all other issues except that of education. 7) Lack of vision, desire and misplaced priority of govt. to address the issues. If a state like Arunachal Pradesh with a small population can't manage its education set up then even God can't help us.


An Arunachalee





Don’t blame CCE

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the readers forum published on 18th June. As a product of CCE, Kapil Sibal's system of education, encouraged me a lot for when I was in ninth standard in 2009-10 session. I checked my progress of learning through successive Formative Assessments. When I get 80 percent I worked extra for coming FA, result 86 percent. I realised and work more and more for betterment. Finally at Summative Assessment I become ready to face the challenge. Blaming CCE is not praiseworthy.

Firing Principal and HM won't solve the problem, for a good Principals and teachers always want their institute and its subject to be best in all aspects. Culprit is the culture of politics, system of execution, legislation and the shortcut party, give unhealthy teachers immunity. Utmost responsibility lies with the student himself/herself to study.

And most undeniable truth of CCE is, it provides the students to select his own stream of choice. For there are some students secured 10 CGPA and wants to become an IAS officer/aspirant. They select Arts (Humanities) as a subject to achieve their goal. And on contrary there are others, good in architecture or may become best architecture of future India, but poor in biology and other linguistic subjects. They can't reach their destiny/profession if CCE is abolished. So, system of CCE is good till tenth class.

So, the citizen of Arunachal Pradesh needs a good officers, administrators, legislators, counseling, quality teachers, parents support and a good environment for the betterment of tomorrow.

It begins in a society and end with the society, stop "blame game" don't blame CCE for your child's failure.


Anil Techi Tara





Do we need parliamentary secretaries?

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of our honorable CM to the issue of appointments of Parliamentary Secretaries.  With mere 1.4 million population, do our state really need such a huge number of Parliamentary Secretaries (PS)? It not only puts extra burden onto the taxpaying citizens but it is also ultra vires the constitution of India.  According to article 164(1A), the strength of the council of ministers should not exceed 15% of the total number of lower house or 12 in number whichever is less.

Many of the previous judgments of the High Courts have deemed the appointments of PS as unconstitutional and it also held that PS are usurpers of public office since there is no legal provisions for such appointments as of now. The legality of the appointments of PS is once again on public domain due to the recent endeavour of Delhi govt to exempt PS office from the office of profit which subsequently got disapproved by the President.

Particularly speaking about a state like Arunachal Pradesh which is struggling enough to generate revenue on its own and is always at the mercy of central funds, the practice of appointing PS further sums up to extra burden on the state’s exchequer. As we know there are enough bureaucratic support to a Minister for ensuring his/her executive obligations, I personally feel that such extra constitutional appointments have to be curtailed for the best of public interest. If the concerned government finds that there is insufficient bureaucratic support then the govt should go ahead by enhancing the bureaucratic capacities through:  1. New recruitment which will definitely solve the unemployment issue and will further motivate the youths in joining the government services.

2. Deputation, which will allow diversity in job for the already employed government servants and will improve the overall skills of the person.

Lastly with all hopes on our visionary CM, who is ever ready to cut short any extra expenditures from the state’s exchequer will definitely see this particular issue both through the legal and moral perspective and soon will bring end to such practices which were followed since long.


A Concerned Citizen




Please check B.Ed fee

Dear Editor,

Regardless of prior notification regarding reduction of B. Ed. fees from 1.5 lakh to 1.2 lakh, some of the private colleges are still reluctant to follow the order. You know the high fee is a hurdle for both the parent and the students. Many students fail to get the degree due to the sky touching fees. The order was a big sign of relaxation which encouraged and gave hope to students willing to pursue the course which is considered very important for getting jobs in teaching jobs.

As a concerned citizen I am writing this post to request the authorities to kindly introspect the matter and order all the colleges to follow the order strictly.  


A concerned citizen