June 30


Mumbai Arunachal Bhawan being dismantled

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: The US Roofs Company is reportedly dismantling portion of Arunachal Bhawan, Mumbai which is causing much trouble to cancer patients and students.

In a release, the Arunachal Students Union Mumbai (ASUM) informed that currently the dismantling work is ongoing and it is feared that if timely action is not taken soon, the bhawan may disappear.

The ASUM claimed that they wrote several times to the state government seeking positive action against the Company for encroaching upon the state bhawan for their commercial purpose, but the government is maintaining complete silence and is neglecting the pain of fellow Arunachalees.

"In February this year, the USR Company started the construction by demolishing the emporium and office of the Bhawan. The matter was reported to state government through DRC of Delhi, Kesang Ngurup Damo and Chief Secretary, Government of Arunachal Pradesh. But till today no desirable outcome has been observed despite several appeals. The construction work is still going on inside Arunachal Bhawan despite several talks with the Managing Director of USR Ltd to stop their activity inside the state Bhawan. The patients are barred from the reception area, the entry is from back and the bhawan has totally been sidelined to shadow its existence," stated the ASUM.

The constant default in paying electric bill is also causing huge inconvenience as the Maharashtra State Electrical Board has threatened the cancer patients that power supply to the Bhawan will be cut off. The electric bill of last two months is pending, the Union informed.

The Union said that the silence of the Arunachal Pradesh Government on the issue will hurt the dignity of the state government and leave a negative impact on its citizens across the country.

The Union has appealed to the state government to intervene in the issue and take stringent action against the USR Company for encroaching into the state Bhawan.

It also called on the state government to review the clauses of lease agreement with the USR Ltd and take over the Arunachal Bhawan officially to make it fully functional and establish it under the state administration through the Deputy Resident Commissioner.

The Arunachal Government entered into a 60 years lease agreement with the Navi Mumbai based developer, US Roofs Ltd, for development of land. The Company was supposed to construct the bhawan and emporium, while the remaining space was to be used by them for commercial purpose. But allegedly,only 10 percent of the built-up space has been set aside for the guest house.




BJP defends govt’s retirement age

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: With the government facing severe criticism from several quarters for extending the retirement age of government employees from 58 to 60, the BJP has come to its rescue.

Clarifying the party's stand on the matter of extension of retirement age of regular state government employees from 58 to 60 years, state BJP President Tapir Gao said, "The matter was under consideration by the government for past many months as one section of the employees were already retiring at the age of 60. As there cannot be two rules for the employees of the same government, the state government was duty bound to extend the retirement age from 58 to 60 for all its employees."

Responding to the hue and cry amongst the youths that with the extension of retirement age job opportunities would be limited, Gao said, "The concern is genuine but not a fact altogether. There would not be complete halt in creation of vacancies thereby curtailing their right to employment for two years."

"There won't be complete blockade on opportunities for employment of educated youths", he added.

The party further clarified that the government has taken a time period of six months - from 1st July to 31st Dec 2017 - to study and develop a mechanism to resolve the issue of employment opportunities to be affected by the extension of retirement age.

"The state government is undertaking an exercise to collect data of available vacancies and posts needed from all the districts and other levels and then compile a list for creation of additional posts. These posts will be filled up from amongst the educated youths," said Gao while justifying the time lag of six months needed for the BJP Government to do a scientific job of assessing the current employment situation and creating a blue-print for employment roadmap in the next 5-10 years.

'Enough vacancies will be created every year for fresh recruitment", he added.




Govt releases fund for pre & post matric scholarship

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jun 28: In a major relief to the students' community, the government of Arunachal on Thursday released rupees twenty eight crore fifty lakhs ten thousand as payment for 'Pre & Post Matric Scholarship' for the year 2016-17, which will be paid to 23,750 ST students.

The said scheme is funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India.

However, due to the delay in release of fund from the Ministry, there has been massive hue and cry, with student communities facing acute problems.

As per sources, the state government took the decision to pay scholarship money in order to mitigate the problems affecting student communities.

"We have taken note of the sufferings of the tribal students of Arunachal and accordingly decided to release money without waiting for the Ministry's fund. When the fund from Ministry of Tribal Affairs is received, the money will be paid back to the state government. We hope the student communities will appreciate the effort of the state government and will cooperate with us," said an official.

The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union had also been taking up the issue rigorously with the state government.




Governor takes part in cleanliness drive at Daporijo

DAPORIJO, Jun 29:  Arunachal Pradesh Governor, PB Acharya, along with Deputy Commissioner, A K Sing, Superintendent of Police, Taru Gusar, various HoDs, PRI leaders, students and general public took part in a mass cleanliness drive organized by the Department of UD & Housing at New market on Thursday, as part of an awareness campaign on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

During the drive, the volunteers cleared the garbage and drainage in the market.

Later, addressing the volunteers, the Governor urged all to maintain better hygiene in the area and conduct regular cleanliness drives to keep the surrounding clean. He also advised everyone to participate in similar drives and help make the town clean and green.

The Governor was in Daporijo as part of a two-day visit to the district.   

Earlier, on Wednesday, the Governor had attended a meeting at Rijo Conference Hall and a training camp at Ligu village.




Dilapidated condition of Puchigeko Middle school pains Governor

DAPORIJO, Jun 29: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, P B Acharya in his third leg of four-day district tour made a surprise visit to Government Middle School, Puchigeko, Upper Subansiri District on Thursday  and expressed dismay  over the dilapidated condition of the  school, which was established in 1979.

The Governor was astonished and pained to see the condition of the school with wrecked walls, leaking roofs and missing or broken windows.

When the Governor interacted with the students and teachers and enquired about mid-day meals, books and teaching staff,  he was informed that due to non-allocation of fund and ration, the children were not provided with mid-day meals in the month of June 2017, although the session started a month earlier.

Two students of the school also pleaded to the Governor for posting of English and Mathematics teachers, and for teachers' quarters, so that the teachers are regular.

Touched by the request of the students, the Governor advised the district administration to look into the issues at the earliest. He also emphasised that the students must be provided with mid-day meals on regular basis

Meanwhile, Governor Acharya met the members of the business community from Daporijo and advised them to learn indigenous language and participate in the indigenous festivals and celebrations.

The Governor also asked them to contribute towards the welfare activities of local communities and NGOs working to uplift the local people and education sector, such as VKV and Arunachal Vikas Parishad.

The Governor further urged upon the business community to be sincerely involved in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and to maintain cordial relationship with the district administration.

Later, the Governor also met some local entrepreneurs and expressed his happiness to see their involvement in entrepreneurship ventures.




RGUSU calls off admission boycott

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: The Rajiv Gandhi University Students' Union (RGUSU) aborted its proposed boycott of new admissions in the university after coming to an amicable agreement in a meeting with PWD Western Zone Chief Engineer Katung Wahge on Thursday.

The Chief Engineer called the meeting on request of Deputy Chief Minister cum PWD Minister Chowna Mein, and acknowledged that the demand for good road is genuine for an educational institute like the RGU.

Wahge directed Doimukh Division PWD Executive Engineer, Nabam Tado to start re-carpeting of the existing road by first week of July with bituminous mixture and proper drainage system. The Chief Engineer assured that the demand will be fulfilled, but justified that it would take a certain amount of time.

He also said that the proposed alternative approach road from Rono to RGU will be given importance and executed next year, and directed the Executive Engineer to prepare the DPR and start the survey work soon.

A separate fund is kept in the state Annual Development Agenda for the survey, investigation and DPR preparation for the alternative road. The proposed alternative road is expected to be a top class two-lane road, with advanced street planning techniques.

The earth cutting of this alternate route will begin by the end of this year, assured the Executive Engineer.

While considering the technical elements required for alternative road and the time period required, RGUSU General Secretary Prem Taba said that the Union would level up its next protest if the department fails to start the work as assured.

In a second meeting on the same day at the Executive Engineer's office, Tado directed the Junior Engineer to prepare the estimate cost of the maintenance by July 3, prepare the DPR, and systemize the survey work of the alternate road at the earliest.

On June 5 last, the RGUSU had declared to boycott the new admission process of the university and served a 10 days ultimatum to the state government over the negligence on the dilapidated road condition of the road from Emchi point to RGU gate.




CM calls for comprehensive APEDA policy to run power projects

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: Expressing concern over the failure of small and mini hydro projects implemented by the Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA), Chief Minister Pema Khandu has called for comprehensive policy to run the projects successfully after commissioning.

The Chief Minister said this while chairing the general body meeting of the APEDA after a gap of almost 12 years.

The last meeting was held in 2003 under then Chief Minister Gegong Apang.

During the meeting on Thursday, it was informed that of the 100-odd projects that were implemented, only 30 hydro projects are functioning today.

The main causes for defunct projects were cited as lack of skilled manpower to run these projects, high maintenance cost, lack of revenue generation and scarcity of spare parts.

The General Body opined that feasibility study may be conducted sincerely and only projects that can be sustainably operated be taken up

The meeting discussed in detail the activities taken up by the APEDA that ranges from tapping renewable energy sources, like biomass, solar and wind to hydro power for efficient management of energy conservation measures in the state.

Pema said regular meetings of the General Body should be made mandatory to take forward the goals for which APEDA was instituted in 1996 through a Memorandum of Association.

He called for a concrete vision and roadmap for APEDA so that the agency sets goals for itself and lives up to its role in channelizing non-conventional energy for public consumption.

Pema said that the APEDA has a big role to play in implementation of the UJALA - Unnat Jyoti by 'Affordable LEDs for All' scheme in the state, which is all set to be launched soon.

He also lauded the steps taken by the agency for successful implementation of the scheme that aims to save energy consumption through distribution of LED bulbs, tube-lights and fans to consumers at subsidized rates.

Pema also advised APEDA to focus on tapping wind and solar energy wherever feasible.

Power Minister Tamiyo Taga was of the view that only micro hydro projects of 1 MW or above may be taken up. He also suggested that all off-grid villages may be targeted by APEDA for electrification through renewable sources.

APEDA Chairman Jarkar Gamlin sought help of the government in strengthening the agency with manpower and infrastructure including in the districts.

Discussing in detail on the agenda put up before the General Body that includes amendment of the APEDA MoA, creation of posts, creations of additional divisions, etc, it was decided that all submissions may be submitted to concerned departments like Administrative Reforms, Power and Finance for vetting and final decision.

The Chief Minister advised APEDA officials to follow up with the concerned departments and convene another meeting of the General Body soon for final decisions.

Chief Secretary in-charge Satya Gopal, Commissioner Power Ashish Kundra, Registrar NERIST Dr R P Bhattacharjee, APEDA Director Marki Loya and others attended the meeting.  




APPDSU questions creation of DDSE Capital Complex

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: The All Papum Pare District Students' Union (APPDSU) in a communiqué on Thursday questioned the creation of the post of 'DDSE for Capital Complex', allegedly without proper analysis.

It said that the previous state government had created/sanctioned post of DDSE, Capital Complex,along with one post of UDC, two LDCs, one peon and one driver on contingency basis for smooth functioning of the office.

The APPDSU questioned on how these posts, primarily the post of the DDSE, were created in the absence of gazette notification of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh for Capital Complex district under the Education Department, adding that it is not recognised by the MHRD, Government of India.

The Union also cited the letters of the Secretary Education of 11th January, 2017 and 23rd January, 2017, according to which, the Union claimed "clearly states that the centrally sponsored schemes, such as SSA, RMSA, MDM, etc cannot be separated from DDSE Yupia to DDSE Capital Complex in the absence of Gazette Notification of Government of Arunachal Pradesh for Capital Complex district"

Reasoning that there will always be a clash between the DDSEs of Papum Pare and Capital Complex in sharing of policies and schemes, the APPDSU urgedChief Minister Pema Kandu to constitute a committee for thorough inquiry on whether the creation of DDSE, Capital Complex was a blunder on the part of the previous state government, and whether its creation would truly benefit the education sector of these two places.




Alienation forced on NE Indians: APCC

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: Terming the recent Delhi Golf Club incident, where a woman from Meghalaya wearing a jainsem (traditional Khasi attire) was asked to leave a dining room because she appeared like a 'maid' to the club staff as a racial attack, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Thursday flayed the BJP led NDA Government at the Centre, saying that repeated racial attacks are inducting alienation instead of "Sabka Saath" among Northeast Indians.

Claiming that Modi's "Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas fell vacuum", the APCC said, "The Vikas (development) cannot happen unless the people of the nation are standing united."

Recalling an incident of racial discrimination where the north east Indian hotel employees in Gujrat were kept at a distance during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jingping and also claiming that BJP in its one of the Vision Documents  controversially dismissed the identity of entire Northeast Indians as immigrants, APCC  spokesperson, Mina Toko alleged that alienation is forced on NE Indians.

The APCC further said  that the diversity of the country cannot be dismissed by calling someone's attire as  'maid look alike' especially  in a country which is currently ruled by a party which strongly imbibes the teaching of Swami Vivekanada,  who had once said in America "In your country clothes makes a gentleman, in my country character does."




EC declares bye-election for Pakke Kessang Constituency

ITANAGAR, Jun 29:  Consequent upon the Supreme Court verdict, the Election Commission of India has vide its press note No. ECI /PN/53/2016 dated June 29, has decided to hold the bye-election to fill up the vacancy in 12-Pakke Kessang (ST) Assembly Constituency.

As per schedule of the bye election, notification will be issued on July 5 next, while last date of making nominations is July 12. Scrutiny of nominations is on July 13 and last date for withdrawal of candidature is July 15. Date of poll is July 29 and counting of votes will be held on August 3 next.




BRO vehicle meets with accident

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: A BRO vehicle (Maruti Gypsy BA No.13B14797) met with an accident on Taliha-Nacho road and fell into River Subansiri on June 26 last.

According to a BRTF press release, the accident  occurred when the vehicle driven by CP MT Dilip Raika (40), along with passenger, Supervisor Nursing,B Venugopal (52) was on its  way from GREF detachment at village Delling to detachment on Taliha-Nacho road for providing medical cover to the troops deployed at these detachments.

The vehicle presumably lost control and plunged into river Subansiri at around 3.30 PM on that fateful day, the release said.

BRO officials with all their resources and in conjunction with resources of the army are making all out efforts to search and recover the vehicle and affected personnel. Police authorities have also been informed accordingly to take necessary action, the release added.




Yukar Tache wins bronze at National Aquatic C’ship

ITANAGAR, Jun 29:  Yukar Tache from Arunachal has won the bronze medal in the 1 meter spring board event at the 34th Sub -Junior & 44th Junior National Aquatic Championship held at Balewadi, Pune, Maharashtra on June 28 last.

Informing this in a release, Arunachal Amateur Aquatic Association (AAAA) General Secretary, Yukar Sibi said that Tache, a member of the AAAA is the first ever diver  from the state to win a medal in a national championship.

The General Secretary further appealed to the state government to provide financial assistance to upcoming talents and encourage the youths of the state to bring more laurels to the state.

Sports and Youth Affairs Secretary, Dani Salu, Director of Sports, Tadar Appa, General Secretary of Arunachal Olympic Association Techi Abraham and Arunachal Sports Authority Vice Chairman, Gechi Doke have also congratulated Yukar Tache for his achievement.  




Arunachal and Sulabh International to collaborate on clean toilets

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: The Arunachal Pradesh Government and Sulabh International have decided to collaborate on hygienic toilets for all households in Arunachal.

Hong village in Ziro valley has been chosen as the first pilot project.

Sulabh International Centre is running several successful projects in Delhi, including the innovative project of turning crowded dirty public toilets into clean environment biomass, production of electricity and cooking gas.

Bamang Felix, Minister of PHE, Sanitation, IPR, along with IGP Robin Hibu visited the Sulabh International Centre on Thursday and met its founder Dr Bindeswar Pathak (Bapu).

Dr Pathak informed that, with the help of the NGO Helping Hands, survey has been done for Hong village by a team of Sulabh International and is in the final stage for implementation.

Hong village will be cleaned and endeavours will be to construct toilets for the poorest households, including all-weather hygienic toilets at Kasturba Gandhi Ashram and at Community Centre cum Hong Badminton Hall very soon.

Felix assured all assistance and help, and promised collaboration with all existing schemes for rural sanitation in Arunachal with Sulabh International.

He requested Dr Pathak for phase-wise cleaning up of unhygienic villages by building toilets of international standard for poor villagers under the CSR schemes in Arunchal under the initiative of Sulabh International reach out programme for vulnerable and poor villagers.

Felix also requested the Sulabh International to train officials of state PHE and sanitary officials on latest development for hygienic toilets in remote areas.

The Minister expressed gratefulness to the members of NGO Helping Hands, managed by IGP Robin Hibu for taking the initiative of connecting the noted Sulabh International towards cleanliness efforts of Hong village, which is one of the largest villages in Asia.




BBK submits development agenda to MLA


PASIGHAT, Jun 29:  The Bogong Banggo Kebang (BBK) has submitted a four-point development agendato Pasighat East MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary for Disaster Management, Kaling Moyong on Monday last.

The demands include installation of CT scan and MRI machines at General Hospital Pasighat, construction of road from Balek to JNC, Pasighat and construction of English bridge to RCC over Sibo Korong (river) and construction of community hall at Giidii Notko.

In a separate letter, the BBK appealed to the Deputy Commissioner to shift the proposed railway platform at a considerable distance from the main town from the present location near 2 Mile, to avoid socio-economic inconveniences in future.

The BBK also expressed happiness at Pasighat making through the third round selection process for Smart City and assured all possible cooperation.





Mechukha cut off

AALO, Jun 29:  The Aalo-Mechukha road has been completely snapped again as about five meter-long stretch of road near Reying has collapsed owing to heavy rainfall on Wednesday night.

As per reports, repair and permanent restoration of the road may take some time.

West Siang Deputy Commissioner, who along with heads of departments had been on a four-day long  tour to Tato, Monigong, Pidi, Tada Dege, Namosiba, Karo and other  places had to return from Kaying on Thursday due to road blockade, according to reports. (DIPRO)




DoFP organizes special outreach programme at Ayeng

PASIGHAT, Jun 29: The Department of Field Publicity organized a special outreached programme- Making of Developing India (MoDI) Fest, at Ayeng village Community Hall under Mebo Subdivision on Wednesday.

In his inaugural address, Disaster Management Parliamentary Secretary, Kaling Moyong said that the motive of the programme was to highlight the major welfare schemes and achievements of BJP Government at the centre and state.

"People must know about the achievements of  Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA Government during the last three years," he said while  highlighting the various central government schemes, like Jan DhanYojana, LPG subsidy reforms, Swachh Bharat Mission, Digital India, GST, Smart City projects.

Moyong informed that the Aalo-Pasighat 132 KV tower line has been commissioned and Sirpo water project has been sanctioned. He also said that Pasighat would be developed to a Smart City under the Smart City Mission.

Earlier, DC Tamiyo Tatak asked DoFP to conduct such programmes in more villages, and laid stress on promotion of skill development and entrepreneurship to eliminate unemployment particularly in the Siang belt.

ZPC Kaling Dai appealed to the villagers to avail all benefits of central and state sponsored schemes. (DIPRO)




Five boxers from Arunachal at advance coaching camp

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: Five boxers from Arunachal Pradesh are currently undergoing 45 days advance boxing training at Aizawl organized by Mizoram Boxing Association, under the aegis of Boxing Federation of India (BFI) since June 19.

This is for the first time BFI has given special focus to North East by organizing a boxing coaching camp in the region; otherwise, such boxing camps were mainly confined to mainland India.

The boxers from Arunachal attending the camp are Teli Amoush and Hikum Haji of SLSA, Tali Taba of GSS RGU, Koje Nayam Tamin of VKV, Vivek Vihar andKaken Hania of GSS Pachin Colony.

More than 50 boxers from eight Northeastern states are attending the camp being conducted by Star 1 coaches of AIBA (International Boxing Association),informed Arunachal Amateur  Boxing Association Treasurer Tenzing Chogyal.




Grammar learning handbook released at VKV Sher

KIMIN, Jun 29:  A grammar learning handbook compiled and published by the Vivek Kiran Project was released by Kimin Sub Divisional Officer, J Padung at VKV Sher on Thursday.    

Vivek Kiran is an educational project launched by Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas Arunachal Pradesh Trust and Tata Trusts, Mumbai. The project helps the students studying in different government schools with study materials and conducts training programmes for the teachers. A total of 16 government schools and 26 Anganwadis come under the purview of the project.

As part of the project, so far 20 training programmes have been conducted for the teachers of government schools.

Blackboards, books, geometry boxes and materials needed for the teaching-learning process were also distributed.

The grammar learning handbooks will be distributed among the students of all schools in Kimin circle.  




Quarterly DDCMC meet

SEPPA, Jun 29: The District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DDCMC) or Disha of East Kameng district convened its first quarter meeting on Thursday to plan and coordinate all centrally sponsored schemes proposed to be implemented in the district.

Parliamentary Secretary Mama Natung said that  merely making policy and bringing fund is not enough. Natung opined that one should not shy away from their responsibility, and exhorted the HoDs and officials to go the extra mile to achieve all round development of the district.

Appreciating the progress made by various departments, the Parliamentary Secretary exhorted the HoDs to make true assessment of the implementation of schemes without relying on supplied data. On the cleanliness front, he urged the DC to issue necessary directive to all shopkeepers to keep their area clean and suggested to organize colony-wise cleanliness drive at least twice in a month. He instructed the PD (DRDA) and BDOs to complete all the work related to geo-tagging and MIS as early as possible

East Kameng DC cum CEO, Rajeev Takuk suggested for constitution of sub-committee for assessment of every work, particularly for PMGSY road projects and education by involving PRI members and officials. He further suggested that the sub-committee furnish a report of all defunct schools existing in the district for initiating future course of action. He also enquired about the finalization of land and directed the DD of UD & Housing to acquire the land for dumping ground purpose as early as possible.

Regarding PMGSY, he directed the EE (RWD) to furnish report on all road projects that are completed and currently underway in the district. He urged all PRI members to generate awareness among the general masses about the welfare schemes and its benefits, and instructed the Sushee Infra to keep the TAH, particularly the stretch between Rilloh and Ngoleku, open and thorough.

Earlier in the meeting, DRDA PD Dahey Sangno briefed the house about the objective of the DDCMC or Disha meeting. He highlighted about the status of physical and financial achievements on various centrally-sponsored schemes like MGNREGA, IAY/PMAY (G), IWMP/PMKSY and others. (DIPRO)      




'Arrest culprits soon'

ITANAGAR, Jun 29:  The East Kameng district unit of the Nyishi Elite Society (NES) has in a release on Thursday, strongly condemned the alleged murder of Papung Nayu and appealed to the law enforcing agencies to arrest all the persons involved in the alleged murder soon.

It has further appealed to the district administration to issue strict orders to bars and restaurant owners to streamline their timing in order to prevent such crimes.




Memo submitted to CM

ITANAGAR, Jun 29:  In a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister, the All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Youth Association (AAPUYA) has on Thursday sought immediate fulfilment of its four-point demands within a month from the date of submission of the memorandum.

The Association's demands include reconsideration of Cabinet decision regarding enhancement of retirement age from 58 to 60 which would take effect from January 2018; fresh recruitment against 106 posts in different  departments, such as PWD,PHED, IFCD, RWD Power, etc; reducing voluntary  retirement  age  from  20 years  to 15 years and extending age limit from 33 years  to 40 years  for APST candidates in the Arunachal Pradesh Public  Service Commission Examinations.  

It has also threatened to resort to democratic action if its demands are not met within the stipulated time.




 Experts' team sensitizes villagers on National Rurban Mission

TUTING, Jun 29:  A team of technical experts from the RD Department and Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, led by RD Special Secretary, Nyali Ete and RD Director, Duly Kamduk recently visited villages under Tuting and held meetings at each Gram Panchayat to sensitize villagers about various projects under the National Rurban Mission.

The team held discussion on selection of the best possible option for convergence with various centrally sponsored schemes and state sponsored scheme to prepare the DPR of the project. They also visited the sites of work under the project and monitored various works undertaken under MGNREGA and IAY in the recent years.

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Stop violence in name of cow protection

A day after citizens protested in massive number across the country against rising incidents of mob attacks and cow vigilantism, Prime Minister today broke silence and strongly condemned killing in the name of Gau Bhakti. Modi’s statement is welcomed but people will wait and see what kind of impact it has on the ground. There is deep anger among citizens against rising violence in the name of cow protection. Minority communities especially Muslim is bearing brunt of brutalities. Last week, a group of people on a train killed 16-year-old Junaid Khan, who was travelling home to his village in Haryana with his brother and two cousins after a shopping excursion to Delhi ahead of Eid.  The mob alleged them of carrying beef and attacked them.

According to recent data published by national media, 97 percent of attacks related to cow vigilantism were reported after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government came to power in May 2014, and about half the cow-related violence–32 of 63 cases–were from states governed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) when the attacks were reported. Further media analysis also found that of the 28 Indians who died over the seven-year period, 24 were Muslim, or 86 percent. As many as 124 people were also injured in these attacks. More than half (52 percent) of these attacks were based on rumours. These are alarming data. If violence in the name of cow protection is not stopped at earliest more innocent will lose lives. The majority community also needs to introspect in this regard. They should not allow few people to destroy the image of a peaceful religion which for centuries have been symbol of peace and love.







---- Readers Forum ----




PwDs and job recruitment

Dear Editor

The right to work is basic to life.

In order to bring Disabilities Person in the main stream society, Central government introduced many welfare measures and schemes such as equal opportunities, protection of right and full participation Act 1995, besides making provision to prevent Disabilities people within the limits of their abilities but it observed and analyzed   from previous job recruitment process of APPCS and other govt department that Disabilities person are deprived of their right in our state.

In this regard, I would like to know whether Disabilities person have to compete with all other candidate or not even when they have a reserved seat and when there is cut off mark in every Govt service like UPSC, SSC,  IIT etc then is there any relaxation mark in state govt service.

Confusing is that disabilities have a reserved seat but non are selected as they are much behind in term of education as compared to other aspirants.

If these process continue then there is very less possibility of disability person to get selected mainly in A grade service.  what is the point of having reservation when non of PwD candidates benefit from it?

Under article 16 of constitution of India there is reservation for SCs, STs, OBC and PH in Govt jobs to provide social benefits to weaker section.

The whole point is not just about getting a seat. the point is about effective implementation of reservation policy so that one can get their opportunities.  Having disabilities is not the real problem but social and unjust attitude of the system is the real problem.

Therefore,  a genuine attempt has to be made to remove any discrimination in reservation policies by integrating disable person in main stream.

so I would appeal to our policy makers, examiners, bureaucracy, parents,  Association to please  look into the matter as a humanitarian duty.


Concern citizen,





Students are the victim of  alien education system

Dear Editor,

This is with reference to the report, “Ease learning difficulties of tribal students” published in your esteemed daily on June 29. It is apparent that the govt. puts all efforts to streamline the education system with ample amount of schemes and welfare programmes (e.g Smart Class). And the appeal made by our present Education Minister to the NCERT, reflects the understanding and seriousness of our govt. towards the deteriorating education system in the state.

Serving as a Teacher myself, I have realised and understood that the contexts in the elementary textbooks are not always teachable in terms of their relevance and availability in particular region like ours which makes the textbook topics indescribable and hence incomprehensible for the learners/students.

And thus, the students become the ‘victim’ of an alien education system. Therefore, it is very important to develop contextualized textbooks at the elementary level for the students of our state and help rebuild the lost pride and self-confidence of the students of the state through educational reforms programme.

The lousy performance of our students this year is the reflection of our educational state and i won’t blame the students for this but the system lacks in many aspects to truly serve the essence of this noble service.

So, the present situation calls for rigorous evaluation and serious approach of the numerous existing educational interventions and its issues, in order to upgrade the terrible condition of our educational landscape.


Daniel Deb





Declare result

Dear Editor,

Through your daily, I do hope my letter draw their kind attention. The written exam for the post of Field Officer (Disaster Management) was conducted on 28th of March by the APPSC, i.e 3 months back but the wait for the result is never ending. Only around 200 candidates appeared the exam.They have released the TIO result which was conducted one month later.

So what is the reason for this delay in declaration of result?


A candidate







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