Arunachal set to get more Bank branches including Foreign Exchange facility: Setong
ITANAGAR, June 14: More branches of banks would be opened in the state including
a Foreign Exchange facility. RBI had earlier shortlisted 34 locations in the state
where bank branches need to be opened in a phased manner.
While there would be a Foreign Exchange facility at Itanagar and Currency chest at
Anini and Koloriang. Under Unbanked blocks come Mariyang, Gonai, Riga, Pongchou,
Wakka, Pakke Kessang, Taliha, Chyangtajo, Rumgong and Khimiyang while Yupia and Menchuka
come in at Under banked categories. This was informed by Finance Minister Setong
Other locations will be taken up in successive phase.
The state government has to shoulder the responsibility of providing suitable premises,
road, water, and power, along with proper security. Based on the commitment of state
government to provide the facilities, the locations to be taken up in the first phase
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Setong Sena attended an interactive meeting chaired by
union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today at Patna with Chief Ministers of Jharkhand,
West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and NE states.
Sena highlighted to Union Finance Minister about the need to improve BSNL mobile
and internet connectivity and quality to catalize the financial inclusion, Sena has
directed concerned DCs of the districts to immediately identify suitable locations
and other requisite facilities on top priority basis. We also requested the banks
to pre actively increase credit to people of the state to improve credit deposit
ratio of the state, he said.
Eight food sorties reach Dibang valley, DC Ringu questions the timing of the bandh
BRO assures early restoration of road
ROING, June 14: Beating inclement weather conditions, two IAF Helicopter put in service
by the govt today managed to air drop food items to crisis hit Dibang Valley. Of
the nine additional sorties, eight sorties with Essential Ration Commodities (ERCs)
managed to lift food to Anini, Anilih, Etalin Circle Headquarters and to Malinih
from the Lower Dibang Valley district headquarter Roing.
However, food could not be dropped at Mipi Circle headquarter due to inclement weather
Altogether 17 sorties with ERCs managed to reach crisis hit Dibang Valley district
including 6 sorties by MI-17 IAF and 3 sorties by Jagson Helicopter since the break
down of surface communication on March 31 last due to massive landslide and flood.
The district administration of Lower Dibang Valley District is overseeing the arrangements
and has deployed Circle Officers Jally Umpo and Rakesh Tacho to monitor the lifting
of the ERCs in the helipad. Besides this, temporary bamboo barricade with additional
police personnel were also deployed in the helipad to minimize the rush of the people.
The BRTF sources further informed that every efforts are on to make the Roing-Anini
road through as early as possible and 7 Bulldozers besides men had been put in to
the service to make the road through by June 25 next up to Dree river, 9 km from
Anini where the bailey bridge collapsed, if weather permits. In the meantime, YW
Ringu, the Deputy Commissioner of Lower Dibang Valley District has expressed grief
and disappointment on the “bandh” called by the AIMSU on June 15 in the district.
In an emergency meeting called on Sunday she said, “It is high time for crisis management
and bandh call at this juncture of crisis will only lead to wastage of time and energy”.
If a bandh is called in such situation, magistrates and police personnel will be
deployed in maintaining the law and order instead of monitoring and managing the
lifting of ERCs meant for the people of crisis hit Dibang Valley District.
On other hand, students have decided to go ahead with their bandh call in the two
districts of Lower Dibang Valley and Dibang Valley
The Union in a 12 hours bandh has been called to draw attention worldwide to the
ongoing humanitarian crisis in Dibang Valley, it said in a letter to the DC. The
union taking in lights the inclement weather that is hampering the relief services
calls for central assistance in the form of military intervention.
The students informed that govt offices, private business houses, educational institutions,
shops and private vehicles shall remain closed during the bandh while other essential
services would not be affected.
However the Union had word of appreciation for the DC and other officials who are
engaged in assisting Dibang Valley in hour of crisis.
Parliamentary Secretary (Agriculture) Rajesh Tacho met Lt Gen Badhani, Director
General Border Roads and submitted a memorandum for early restoration of communication
The Director General Boarder Road Organisation has assured that all tasks are being
taken up for early restoration of roads and bridges. In the meeting, they also discussed
about the construction and alignment of the new road from the other bank of the River
Dree which is as per the PM’s package.
APPSC clarifies, says transparency practiced
ITANAGAR, June 14: Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has said that it
is committed to function as per the Rules and guidelines laid for it. It will make
improvements where ever necessary for the smooth conduct and completion of all recruitment
examinations. It further said that transparency is practiced by the Commission as
it is allowing any information seeker under RTI Act to inspect and obtain records
of file notings, mark award sheets, select list and even evaluated answer scripts
of any candidate in order to maintain absolute transparency.
Reacting to an article under Ring Side View column written by Tongam Rina, published
in this daily on Wednesday last in which the writer had questioned the working of
the Commission and subsequent court verdicts, the secretary said that the Commission
cannot be dictated by anybody and since the introduction of APPSCCE in 2003, it has
been able to select talented youths who are serving at various responsible positions.
However, the reaction came after the Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists
and Itanagar Press Club took a very strong exception to APPSC’s act of issuing a
letter to an accredited journalist, instead of issuing a clarification for publication.
And subsequent attempt to get it published as an advertisement with an intention
to malign the profession in general.
Disclosing its future plans, Commission informed that APPSCCE will be held annually
with the cooperation of departments, aspirants and government. It further said that
APPSC has decided to make all possible efforts to complete the examination process
within twelve months.
It further informed that APPSC is submitting a proposal to state government for construction
of a 1000 candidates capacity examination hall. For want of accommodation fixing
of the schedule of examination is hampered a lot and that Commission has to wait
for vacations of educational institutions.
It further said that APPSC has decided to declare and publish the result of recruitment
done through Viva-voce on the same day of the completion of the Viva-voce.
On procedure of scrutiny of application, it said that screening committee headed
by a member of APPSC oversees the process and that Commission has no procedure which
provides a second opportunity.
On rejection of 27 applicants for the admission to the APPSCCE Main 2010, it cited
various reasons including non mention of optional subject and unauthenticated APST
certificates. On rejection of 1733 candidates in prelims, it said that it was a
different case from the cases of the 27 candidates rejected in Mains because in the
case of former it was matter of filling up of forms whereas it was a matter of submission
of supporting documents in case of the latter.
The Commission further said that there was no extension of dates for the APPSCCE
Mains but with a good intention, in the result notification it was indicated that
Mains was likely to be held from May 31. It said that examination was not fixed on
The Commission further said that recent Court ruling had not reprimanded it, rather
is the Court has said that fair opportunities will be given to both parties.
It further said that it would be completely wrong to say that since its inception,
there has been “blunder as the Commission cannot afford to do anything deliberately
to ruin the career of any aspirant”.
Rebia calls for quality work
ITANAGAR, June 14: Reminding of their great responsibilities in implementing any
developmental schemes properly, Parliamentary Secretary and Doimukh MLA Nabam Rebia
asked Panchayat leaders to maintain quality while implementing such schemes in their
Rebia, who attended a mass tree plantation and social service programme at Kimin
GHSS premises recently, highly praised Kimin EAC S Lowang and her teams for creating
awareness on the need to plant more trees in the light of global warming for cleaner
and greener tomorrow. He suggested the EAC to give emphasis on health and education
Speaking on the occasion, former MLA Ngurang Pinch reiterated the popular saying
"Each One Plant One" to add greenery to surroundings. Dr. Takio Taram advised every
one to take care of the planted saplings like their own child.
The tree-plantation programme was organized under Hariyali Scheme by Kimin EAC.
Earlier, Kimin ZPM Bamang Yayu submitted a two-point memorandum to Rebia which demanded
construction of Circuit House and rehabilitation ‘evicted people’.
Senior medical officer Dr. Tana Takum’s three point-memorandum to Rebia demanded
for better facilities at Kimin CHC.
Kakoi CO Tassa Gambo, while highlighting various problems faced by public, submitted
a memorandum to Rebia for establishment of Police outpost, infrastructure for CO
office and staff quarters, development of road communications and providing bus service
Former Kimin ZPM Bamang Mangha also spoke on the occasion and urged Rebia to consider
the two-point memorandum for greater interest of entire Kimin area.
BJP is blooming in East Siang
ITANAGAR, June 14: Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh unit is slowly but steadily
blooming in East Siang district. The party is now jubilant with its performance in
the recently held Panchayat bye-election under the leadership of BJP president and
MLA Tangor Tapok in state and new national president Nitin Gadkar.
According to informed sources, Kanong Moyong of BJP was elected as ASM by defeating
INC candidate by margin of 15 votes from Lingka Anchal Segment under Ruksin Anchal
Samiti Block in the recently held Panchayat bye-election.
Otel Gete of BJP was elected unopposed as GPM from Sille – A Gram segment, while
Opang Jerang of BJP was elected unopposed as GPM from Sille – C Gram segment under
Sille Anchal Block in panchayat bye-election.
It may be mentioned here that just before the Panchayat bye-election, BJP got its
Anchal Samiti Member (ASM) from Ngorlung Ozing Aje as the chairperson of the Ruksin
Anchal Block, which was a morale booster for the party. The Ruksin Anchal Samiti
has 10 ASMs out of which BJP has 06, IND has 02 and INC 02 respectively. Though ZPM
here is from INC, most of the GPMs and GP Chairperson belong to BJP, sources added.
AAPSU lambast NESO, NHRC on Manipur issue, terms blockade human right violation
ITANAGAR, June 14: The National Human Rights Commission and North East Students Organisation
has come under severe criticism from All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU)
for not taking a stand to end the crisis in Manipur following economic blockade by
Naga Students Federation along NH-39.
Expressing sympathy with people of Manipur, AAPSU called on Naga Students Federation
to immediately withdraw their economic blockade. In a joint press conference held
today at Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok, AAPSU and All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) has
termed the economic blockade as grave act of human right violation.
While welcoming centre’s decision to use Para-military force to clear NH-39, both
the student bodies stated that Centre should have intervened long time ago to end
AAPSU president Takam Tatung said that Centre should get involve in this matter as
NSCN (IM) leader T.Muivah’s decision to visit his native village in Ukhrul district
of Manipur has lead to present crisis. He said ordinary people are suffering because
of this economic blockade and for this government of Manipur and Nagaland should
come forward to find a solution.
Lambasting the silence of North East Students Organization on the inter- state issue
of the two North Eastern states Manipur and Nagaland, Tatung said, ‘If the NESO executive
members didn’t raise the issue before June 20, the AAPSU would rally and organize
the other student bodies of North Eastern states for a solution to the blockade’.
Earlier, the Naga Students Federation had given commitment of lifting the blockade
but it is yet to happen, added Tatung. NSF should understand that many students from
entire North East are studying in the various central and regional educational institutions
in Manipur and likewise Naga students are also studying elsewhere, so NSF should
take the first step towards a solution, reminded Tatung.
Further, AAPSU calling the blockade as violation of human rights, criticized the
National Human Rights Commission for their double standards. Citing the Chakma refugee
issue of Arunachal, Tatung categorically said, when the rights of indigenous people
are being violated, the human rights commission remains silent and instead highlight
the voice of the Chakmas’. Likewise, when the Manipuri brethrens are being denied
their essential rights, the human rights commission has remained silent, added Tatung.
The All Manipur Students Union president, Iringbam James Bond Mangang after thanking
the AAPSU for its solidarity for the people of Manipur appealed to the Centre and
NSF to take steps keeping in mind the ground realities. Condemning the recent killing
of students at Mao gate and calling for immediate enquiry to it, Mangang said, the
Centre should repeal AFSPA from Manipur and other states of North East. The price
hike of essential commodities in Manipur is alarming and the common people are at
the receiving end of the blockade, informed the AMSU president.
AAPSU general secretary, Tujum Poyom appealed NESO to convene immediate meeting
on the vexed issue as NESO is a platform for inter-state problems. If need arises
we would withdraw our membership from NESO if they do not act seriously on such vexed
issue, added Poyom. The AAPSU has been against the idea of Greater Nagalim since
its inception and we will never concede even an inch of land from our state, informed
AMSU advisor, Rakesh calling for the lifting the blockade said, people of Manipur
has been silent for past two months though even an oxygen cylinder is not available
in the ICUs of the hospitals but we cannot be mute spectators for so long. Even terrorist
groups do not resort to such tactics and NSF being educated body should know that
poor people are the worst sufferer of this blockade, added Rakesh.
It is quite visible that this prolong economic blockade has tested the patience of
people of Manipur and there is growing feeling that ‘enough is enough’. In this moment
of crisis, they are pinning hope on other North-Eastern states to support them and
in AAPSU they have found their first pillar of support.
Success of PMGSY advocated for improved rural connectivity
ITANAGAR, June 14: Historically most parts of north eastern region, more particularly
Arunachal Pradesh remained isolated for centuries from the development of infrastructure.
N. E. Region with over 80%, rural in character remained under developed for variety
of reasons. Connectivity, which is the backbone of any society and its health, has
been one of the major concerns of policy makers at different levels in such a geo-political
Speaking in the inauguration of the first six days orientation programmes on PMGSY
for assistant and junior engineers of RWD T. Bagra, IAS, Commissioner, RWD, RD &
PR informed that Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana [PMGSY] is one of the major flagship
programmes, which is aimed to improve connectivity in rural areas.
Bagra in his inaugural address as chief guest of the programme stated that engineers
are pioneers to the connectivity initiatives. Therefore, there is a need to give
due respect to guidelines/manuals and specifications set by national government and
certified by the state government. The programme requires engineers with good character,
dutiful, sincere and god fearing attitude and love to the people so that quality
roads are constructed within the stipulated time frame. It requires skills for multi
stakeholders consultations to achieve the objectives of achieving 100% connectivity.
Bagra also appealed to Bitchem Asphalt Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Guwahati a Technical
support organisation on PMGSY to come up a mechanism of solving Arunachal specific
problems in the field to achieve comprehensive partnership for the benefit of the
Earlier, K. C. Dhimole, CEO, Arunachal Rural Roads Development Agency (ARRDA), RWD,
Itanagar informed that training is an ongoing process, which is necessitated by technical
up gradations and new inputs. Transfer of new skills is therefore significant which
can be strengthened by routine supervision mechanism. He appealed for all round
efforts by engineers to keep goodwill, this programme has earned at national level
amongst rural masses. He requested the Bitchem team to make their technical manpower
at all pilot project sites throughout using cold mix technologies for road construction.
Bitchem, Guwahati was asked specifically to visit the project areas and make on
the spot assessment of roads and submit technical reports and it was urged to take-up
Aruanchal specific case studies for purposive solutions to various problems on ways
and means of finding solutions.
Rinchin Tasi, Deputy Commissioner in his brief address appealed the young engineers
attending the programmes to become professionally competent in supervising implementation
of the most credible PMGSY. He also requested the department to always represent
and provide inputs in the meetings of District Level Vigilance Committees and share
the programme status in the district.
The orientation programme is conducted as part of a series of eight programmes jointly
by the State Institute of Rural Development Arunachal Pradesh and Rural Works Department,
Government of India. The programmes are sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development,
Government of India.
Er. Kago Tabiyo, State Quality Controller, RWD, Rupa informed that RWD in past has
also carried out around 39 training programmes and trained over 1400 personals on
various technical aspects. Besides, the state is also sending its officers and engineers
for different training programmes outside the state. This is for the first time
that separate funds are provided for training for engineers.
Vijay Kumar Sharma, Deputy Director, SIRD is coordinating the training programmes
on PMGSY on behalf of the institute.
Earlier, V. K. Sharma, Deputy Director and programme coordinator informed that under
current efforts of training around eight programmes would be conducted to train around
295 Assistant Engineers and Junior Engineers of Rural Works Department. Two of the
programmes will be of 6 days duration for fresh AEs and JEs and six programmes of
three days each will be for old AEs and JEs.
Sharma hoped that these training programmes will add value to improving connectivity
in the state leading ultimately to the development opportunities reaching at the
doorsteps of the rural people living in the interiors of the state. He hoped that
interactive sessions would be of immense help in solving various problems. The first
refresher programme for three days duration will be conducted from 21-23 June, 2010.
Commissioner, RWD accompanied by CEO, ARRDA the Quality Control Lab, RWD, Rupa. He
also inspected PMGSY road from BRTF Road to Thungri and BRTF Road to Lumbaktang.
World Blood Donation Day observed
Youths urged to play greater role in blood donation
NAHARLAGUN, June, 14: Along with the rest of the world, the Blood Donation Day was
observed in various parts of the state including in Aalo, Daporijo, Tezu besides
state Capital Itanagar today.
Arunachal Pradesh State Aids Control Society (APSACS) organised blood donation camp
to mark the occasion.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion at directorate of health service (DHS) conference
hall here today Daporijo MLA Tapen Siga called upon the youths to volunteer for blood
donation to help save more lives.
Describing blood donation as a noble act he said no substitute for blood could be
invented though the science has made tremendous progress. Many people in the remote
and interior villages die due to shortage and timely non-availability of blood, he
said, while adding that everyone who is eligible for donating blood must come forward
to save lives.
Siga, also donated blood, appreciated the initiative of the APSACS and stressed on
mass awareness on the need of donating blood.
Donation of blood is a great service to mankind, said Health director Dr T Basar.
He also urged the people, particularly the young ones to donate blood and also motivate
others to so.
Earlier, APSACS project director, Dr Emi Rumi highlighting APSACS initiatives in
collaboration with various organizations towards creating awareness about the importance
of blood donation, hoped that launching of a month-long multimedia campaign on issues
related to blood donation would be successful in motivating the youths to donate
blood. Many lives could have been saved had those needy people been provided blood
in time, he added.
Though the month of June is observed as anti-malaria month, but malaria patients
are not eligible to donate blood, he informed.
Dr Rumi said that only health department should not be expected to take care of the
people’s health to justify the contributions of other departments. He called upon
other departments to join the humanitarian mission.
He further suggested that media should also organize such blood donation camp to
encourage people to donate blood. Besides Siga and a host of volunteers, National
Rural Health Mission director K Nishing also donated blood.
The Day was also observed with the message “Let No One Die for want of blood” at
District Hospital Tezu today.
Gracing the occasion as chief Guest Lohit Deputy Commissioner R. K. Sharma said that
sense of humanity should be inculcated among the donors so that blood can be made
available and transfused to all needy persons.
Stressing the need of awareness on blood donation, he said, societies, health and
administrative officers should come closer to remove the stigma attached to blood
donation. He also expressed his happiness that humble beginning is made today to
sensitize the people on this important issue.
The Lohit SP Issac Pertin who was the guest of honour, called upon the youths to
play a greater role in motivating the masses towards the noble cause of blood donation.
In his key note address Dr. J. Ado, DPO, DAPCU, Tezu disclosed that blood bank exist
at Tezu but could not be made operational due to non-receipt of license till date.
A good number of Govt officials including Tezu DMO Dr. C. Ninu spoke on the need
to donate blood. DIPRO
Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI), with the support of APSACS motivated
hundreds of people at Aalo, Daporijo and Itanagar through advocacy workshops on eve
of the World Blood Donation Day.
In Itanagar the program was jointly organized by Heema Hospital and VHAI Project
Khusi. The Chief Guest of the programme Dr. B. Rana, CMD of Heema Hospital appealed
the youth to come forward for voluntary blood donation. Dr. N. Peter, VHAI’s Medical
Officer and Research Scholar of IIT, Kharagpur highlighted about the medical and
physiological aspects of blood donation and transfusion.
At Daporijo, the program was organized at the District Headquarters Hospital and
nearly 150 ASHA, student union leaders, health department officials and common people
participated in it.
At Aalo, by BRTF, District Hospital’s Blood Bank, IPF and VHAI Project Dosti jointly
organised the programme. Several people, senior police officials, ASHA and health
department staff enthusiastically participated in the program at the BRTF’s conference
Arunachal to raise battalions, Dabi pleads for fund
ITANAGAR, Jun 14: Informing that Arunachal Pradesh is going to raise one batallion
each for Home Guard and Civil Defence, Home Minister Tako Dabi today appealed the
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to release an amount of Rs 6 crore in advance
for this purpose.
Dabi who is presently at New Delhi called on Chidambaram today and placed a three-point
memorandum including the demand for fund for raising the forces.
Adrocating for deployment of separate ITBP Battalion, he said, one separate ITBP
Battalion may be established at Doimara in West Kameng District to control and contain
NDFB activities in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh interstate boundary areas right from
Balijan (Papum Pare District) to Bhutan borders.
The state Home Minister also demanded one Army Brigade at Tirap District with its
based camp at Khonsa or Longding for dealing with underground elements. DIPR
AAF pleads for Music and Drama institute
ITANAGAR, June 14: Arunachal Artiste Forum (AAF), a registered organisation today
appealed the Arunachal West MP to take all necessary steps for establishment of a
Music and Drama Institute (MDI) at Itanagar as early as possible.
Advocating the need of such institute, AAF in a memorandum to the MP said such institute
is needed in Arunachal Pradesh to promote and encourage folk song, folk lore, folk
and traditional dances of the indigenous people of the state.
ATA unit for fund under RTE
ITANAGAR, June 14: Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA), Papum Pare unit has appealed
the education minister to release fund under right to education for infrastructure
development of all schools of the district with directives to head of the institutions
for proper utilisation of the fund.
ATA unit further said that appointment of headmaster/teachers in charge should be
based on seniority and experience the department should not heed to any political
pressure on appointments, it added.
Meanwhile, ATA Papum Pare unit condoled the death of Dr B L Srivastav, Junior Teacher
of Govt Hr Secondary School, Itanagar who breathed his last at Guwahati on June 5
The ATA unit members conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and
prayed to Almighty for eternal peace of departed soul.
Union calls for cancellation of transfer order
ITANAGAR, June 14: All Kimin Students’ Union (AKSU) highlighting the shortage of
teacher in various schools of Kimin and Kakoi area appealed the concerned authority
to immediately cancel the transfer order of teacher and re-posted them at Kimin circle
NCARE - Taking women’s education to new heights
ITANAGAR, June 14: The Women’s reservation bill may be trapped between the two Houses
of Parliament and popular opinion may be conflicting with regards to the merits and
demerits of such a bill, but educational institutions are already embracing the promotion
of women’s education. While the government has made remarkable progress in encouraging
female literacy with popular programs such as Saakshar Bharat Mission for female
education, Higher Education still seems a distant dream for a woman in this nation,
more so in the North East. With just one university and seven degree colleges spread
in different districts, education is hard to acquire for the average Arunachali,
even harder for the women. It is thus a popular norm of sorts for those seeking higher
education to migrate to other states to pursue their education. Yet, the problem
of lower opportunities for a girl child to pursue higher education persists throughout
the country. It is in these circumstances that steps taken by certain educational
institutions to promote women’s education become laudable.
Leading this revolution of sorts is NIAM Centre for Analytics & Research Excellence,
popularly known as NCARE located at Bengaluru and Delhi, this institution has specialized
Business Administration Courses for Undergraduate (BBA) and Post Graduate (MBA).
The College aims at bridging the gap between the industry and the academia that plagues
the Information Management field which includes Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO),
Research & Analytical Industry in addition to the ever growing Marketing Research
field that is patronized by IT, Financial, Pharma, Media and Government institutions
NCARE employs some of the top academic and industrial experts which include, experienced
Analysts and Knowledge management professionals. These experts provide the students
training on various aspects of Consumer Research, Secondary Research, and Security
Analysis across disciplines such as Finance, HR and Marketing. NCARE especially understands
the need of the hour of providing education to women and the economically disadvantaged
with its very affordable fee structure and special scholarship programs for the academically
Students of Arunachal Pradesh, for whom the aim is to acquire quality education at
reasonable cost, will surely find the facilities at NCARE remarkable and the course
a revelation of sorts. It is true that great people accomplish greatness by seizing
the opportunity provided to them. Great success stories of women in our nation such
as Kiran Bedi, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw or Vinita Bali are all prime evidence for this
statement. The opportunity however must be presented first for the women to seize
them. NCARE makes this opportunity even more vivid by providing Scholarship from
33% up to 50% of fees for the women who wish to pursue an illustrious career in management.
This is a great boost to women who wish to acquire higher education at reasonable
cost and do so without being much of a burden to their family. Truly, NCARE is taking
women’s education to new heights. (The contributor is Chief Co-ordinator www.meracareerguide.com).
She can be contacted on 0120-4319134
Miles Bronson memorial Baptist church
ITANAGAR, June 14: A Baptist Church in the memory of Late. Rev. Miles Bronson, the
first American Baptist Missionary to visit North-East India, was inaugurated yesterday
He first came to Namsang village in present Tirap in 1839.
A pucca building with sitting capacity of 300 persons was donated by Parliamentary
Secretary of Sports & Youth Affairs Wangki Lowang. ,
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Lowang wished that the building would be
utilized as a solemn place of worship, a place of prayer for the sick, for peace
and for unity among ourselves.
The new building was inaugurated and dedicated by Rev. K. Aowomi, Director Light
in the 10/40 Window North-East India Ministry.
The Miles Bronson Memorial Baptist Church was founded and established by Hanglong
Sumnyan, a pioneer Baptist leader among Noktes and Ganhang Aran, the former Evangelist
NBCA in 2009.
ATI training Pension Rules and Retirement Benefits
ITANAGAR, Jun 14: A week-long training programme on Pension Rules and Retirement
Benefits began at Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Naharlagun today.
As many as 28 officers from various Head of Departments and Arunachal Pradesh civil
secretariat administrations are attending the programme which is being conducted
under the sponsorship of the Department of Personnel & Training, Govt. of India under
its Plan Training Assistance, 2010-11.
Addressing the participants, ATI Director (Trg.) Pema Tshetan said that the main
aim of this training-cum-workshop is to re-orient and equip the officers for speedy
disposal of pension cases as well as to benefit the sponsoring department in submission
of their pending pension cases.
While emphasizing the need for timely disbursement of pensions, the director said
that rules are framed in such a way that the pension must be sanctioned well in time
enabling the retiring persons to get their pension on the succeeding day of retirement.
As per rule, the processing of pension cases should be started atleast eight months
prior to retirement and same should reach the Director of Audit & Pension complete
in all respect before six months of retirement of an employee, he said. But, the
submission of Pension Papers are being delayed by six months to one year in more
than 70 per cent cases and these indicate the unhealthy atmosphere and lack of positive
attitude, he regretted.
"Pensions are not bounty to be distributed, but it is hard earned and fundamental
right of the employees," the Director said.
He regretted that inspite of the existence of defined rules, the pensioners are made
to run from pillar to post to get their monthly pension get sanctioned. Therefore,
"the need of hour is to deliver services timely and effectively," the director said.
Earlier, course director Abdul Basit, Jt. Director Audit and Pension highlighted
the course contents to the participants.
T. Lodo, deputy director (Trg) also spoke on the occasion.
IPC renamed APC
ITANAGAR: The Itanagar Press Club (IPC) and Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists
(APUWJ) representing the Press fraternity of Arunachal Pradesh, in a joint meeting
of on June 13, have unanimously decided to change the nomenclature of IPC to Arunachal
Press Club (APC) with immediate effect. The meeting also urged the unregistered working
journalists to get themselves registered within this month.
AdiSU cautions govt on power projects
ITANAGAR, Jun 14: Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) has cautioned government and power
developers not to play with the sentiment of project effected people by engaging
mediators for fulfillment of their vested interest.
AdiSU, in a release, said that the union would thwart govt’s any nefarious attempt
and prevent any decision which may go against the interest of project affected people
leading to abandonment of Adi civilization. It also cautioned government not to weigh
land with money.
Meanwhile, AdiSU clarified that Napi Darang, who was mentioned as president of LSHEP
Affected People Forum in some local dailies, is an employee of JAYPEE company.
ITANAGAR, June 14: The G-Sector Welfare Committee has conducted a mass social service
at their sector on June 12. Capital ADC B Basar took part in the programme and called
upon the committee members to continue such activities in future too. Town magistrate
Talo Potom also extended all possible support, committee said in a release.