ITANAGAR, Mar 21: Cyclonic winds since last evening have caused heavy damage to private
and public properties in different parts in the state.
Stormy wind caused heavy damage to atleast 31 dwelling houses within Itanagar area.
Roof top of atleast 10 houses in Hill Top Colony, ESS sector and 21 houses in Birup
colony near Rajbhawan were blown away by stormy wind. Of the 21 damaged in Birup
colony, two were of SPT type, four MBIT and 15 Obt type houses, said Birup Colony
Both the colony welfare committees appealed to the authorities concerned to provide
immediate relief to the affected families.
Meanwhile, a sudden spurt of blustery weather forced authority to wind up the on-going
Itanagar International Expo -2011 at Nyokum Lapang ground today.
Sources informed that cyclonic wind, which lashed the Capital town, also blew away
the roof top of the exhibition stalls. The Expo is supposed to be conclude on March
Reports of major damage caused to public and private properties due to occurrence
of cyclonic storm have also been reported from Roing.
According to DIPRO, a massive cyclonic storm lashed Koronu circle of Lower Dibang
Valley district in the early morning today causing heavy devastation to Govt. infrastructure,
dwelling houses. It even uprooted many trees. However, major damages occurred at
Govt. Secondary School, Koronu where storm blew away galvanized tin roofs of 11 classrooms,
teachers’ common room, head master’s office, science laboratory, book store room,
Circle Resource Centre building and cultural hall. Tin roofs of boys and girls hostels
and four teachers’ quarter and a Govt. quarter of PHED department were also blown
away by the storm damaging ration items, personnel belongings and other house hold
items, it reported.
The impact of the cyclone could be gauged from the scattering tin roofs with wood
all around the school campus even up to a distance of 150 metre.
Six private residential building including two Indian Log Cabin Type (ILCT) house,
four local ‘chaang ghar’ at Koronu and three residential houses and a church hall
were also damaged at Denlo village. Low Tension (LT) electric line in between Koronu
and Denlo village were disrupted due to felling of trees, the report added.
Meanwhile, erratic power supply brought the life of Itanagarian to a standstill since
last night. The hide and seek game of electricity has not only irritated the common
people, businessmen and students but also hampered the officials works of various
govt departments and business establishments as March end nears. However, the main
cause of such disruption in power supply was not known since there had been no such
power cut in some sectors. colonies where VVIPs and VIPs reside.
Assembly takes up the cause of Puroiks
CM assures assistances
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: The Chief Minister today said that his government would look into
the grievances of the Puroiks (Sullung) community, formerly a bonded labour. He gave
this assurance today after Karya Bagang moved a private member’s resolution on the
need to create post of Project Director for socio economic development of the Puroiks.
She said that efforts were need to for the overall uplift of the community, which
continues to be marginalized years after they were freed.
The Chief Minister, highlighting policies for marginalized communities said that
relevant departments would look into the problems of the Puroiks and come up with
He further said that unless developmental activities percolate down to the grassroots
and the needy, umpteenth policies and progammes was of not much help.
He further expressed concern at the reported selling of Puroik children and called
for putting an end to the practice.
Cutting across party lines, members took part at the debate.
Lokam Tassar cited an example in Sarli area where reportedly the Puroiks even after
completing their primary education takes readmission in lower classes to avoid going
to schools with other communities. He further said that a former MLA from the community
is working as a labourer.
Tapuk Taku while citing prevailing conditions of the tribe said that immediate measures
need to be taken for the welfare of the Puroiks.
Passang D Sona said that sense of alienation and subjugation would only go if they
were included in the larger social folds. He further shared the experiences in Mechukha
area where the slaves were made to gradually merge into the families that they were
part of. Tapen Siga said that long term policy need to be in place for uplift of
the community with greater emphasis on education.
Bamang Felix said that Puroiks are psychologically subjugated people. He said that
if drastic steps are not taken; the tribe would be the same even a century later.
Tani Loffa called for a committee to look into the problems confronting the tribe.
J K Panggeng also joined the other members and called for welfare measure for the
Minister Takar Marde while sharing the welfare measures for the community said efforts
have been made by the government before as well.
Speakers were unanimous that more efforts need to put in place while adding that
community has to make use of the welfare measures available for them.
Questions at Assembly
• MLA Jambey Tashi called for enhancement of winter allowance of employees serving
in the high altitude areas. The government currently provides Rs 600 for employees
for six months to those serving at cold places.
• The Education Minister informed that stipend from the period Nov 2009 to March
2010 and Nov 2010 to March 2011 was pending. He said that Rs 4.81 cr was required
to pay off the stipends of the students.
• PHED Minister Chowna Mein informed the house today that the department has targeted
to complete the works of water project being taken up under JNNURM for Capital region
by 2012 provided the funds were released by government on time. He said that contingency
plans were in place to supply water to the citizens.
Quotes of the day
• When money is lost nothing is lost, when character is lost something is lost. When
health is lost, everything is lost: Likha Saaya calling for improved health services.
• Are the ministers evasive because people at the other side of the table (opposition)
are silent: Laeta Umbrey, unhappy at the response of a minister.
• Health emergency Dept. hai, Aap log bhi MLALAD fund se dene se acha hai: Health
Minister Tanga Byaling
• I have no doubt about his integrity but there have been illegal appointments of
employees in Group D service in Education department: Umbrey at Education Minister
• Paani Bazaar se khareedna padta hai: Punji Mara on water crisis in Itanagar.
• PHE ka sab pipe thod -phod diya hai: Mein responding to present water crisis due
to road widening in the Capital region.
• We have no speaker: Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong after there were no takers of his
invitation on The Arunachal Pradesh Municipal Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
• Kancha ka bhawna khatam ho jayega: Tapen Siga speaking about the Puroiks and need
to empower them.
Idu Mishmi Society calls for dialogue and concerted efforts to defuse Roing tension
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: Following the Roing fiasco, the Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary
Society (IMCLS) called on the people of both the communities to come together to
sort out the differences through sincere dialogue and concerted efforts, instead
of resorting to violent means, while at the same time subordinating sectional interest
to the overall interest of the entire community of Lower Dibang Valley district.
The apex body of the Idu Mishmi Society has welcomed the efforts put in by the Adi
Bane Kebang to restore peace and tranquility in the district, since at the moment
peace is paramount.
At the same time it appealed “the state Medias to uphold the moral values of journalism
during these testing times”.
It further demanded action against Nun Pertin, president, Dibang Adi Students’ Union
(DASU) and his executive members be arrested under appropriate sections of the law,
since “they are responsible for all the mayhem and communal disharmony in whole of
“The Dibang Adi Students Union and Adi Bane Kebang both issued statement claiming
that the Adi Culture and tradition and sentiments were hurt by the incident of guns
seized in the poaching case. Where does the hunting and poaching of animal in other
community forest area is legal and culturally approved by any society? The society
cannot shelter such offenders and take it as community issue. The matter once brought
to the notice of the administration and law; the matter that has to solved judicially
and by the law”, it added. It further said that instead of the body blow given
by the district administration, full cooperation was extended by the Idu Mishmi community
as whole to solve the issue amicably and peacefully. But even the Adi Banne Kebang,
district unit as well as the apex state body failed to pacify its district student
body DASU. Due to which 144 CrPC had to be imposed by the district administration
and led to unfolding of consequent incidents.
Likely solutions to any problem, grievances lies in sympathy, patience and understanding
to produce far better result and no sacrifice is too big to preserve public peace
and tranquility, it said.
Poyom dismisses allegations, students reiterates ouster of DC
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: AAPSU General Secretary Tujum Poyom in a press conference today
claiming his arrest on March 16 as fabricated and personal initiation of DC Amjad
Tak stated it was curbing of human rights.
He said that along with other AAPSU members on November 16 last he had written an
application to the DC regarding the allotment for room to the AAPSU members for three
years on the directives given by the DC himself. Dismissing all the allegations labeled
against him by the DC, he claimed that the DC like a dictator has curtailed the rights
of all the individuals and commoners in the West Siang district.
Poyom clarifying himself stated that, the DC had started his tirade against him when
he started filing applications under RTI Act against his dealings and works.
The BADP of 2008-2009 have witnessed no implementation as the DC had already taken
40 percent commission from the contractors and the contractors were left with no
fund for the work, Poyom alleged. He further cited the DC’s vendetta against people
who filed applications under RTIs at his office.
“If labourers during the construction of the DC office renovation could stay at the
Circuit House for more than a month, why was I dragged out?’, Poyom questioned. Alleging
that the DC has been taking commissions from every government department and has
been involved in many corrupt activities, he demanded that an SIT enquiry be put
up against him. Poyom alleged that the DC in conduit with his friend one Bajaj of
Guwahati had renovated the Aalo DC office and for which he procured the construction
materials from the various departments at free of cost. Interestingly, the DC procured
the timber from the DFO Aalo freely which the concerned mill owner had objected,
added Poyom. The DC has also negated the independent charge of the ADC Mechuka and
has himself become the chairman of the compensation for the Reliance Hydro Power
Project at Tato. And interestingly the DC has asked the bank accounts of the affected
people for handing over the compensation amount on his will, alleged Poyom. He also
alleged that the local TV channels had also been banned when they telecast any news
showing the DC in bad light and he has toed them to telecast according to his wishes
by curtailing the students union clarifications.
Further, slamming the DC for being an anti-Galo and labeling him corrupt and a biased
official, General Secretary, Galo Students’ Union (GSU) Pakmik Taipodia demanded
that the state government should drag him out of the state itself. While also slamming
the SP Incharge Mari Riba for firing without magistrate’s order, he demanded for
high level enquiry into it.
It also called for lifting the 144 CRPC at Aalo, as it was the onset of Mopin festival.
Informing that ADC Kangki Darang had used his personal revolver during the firing,
West Siang District Students Union (WSDSU) President Karyom Loyi demanded for a high
level enquiry against him and cancellation of the revolver licence of Darang. The
union also called for suspension of the ADC and SP. It also called upon all organizations
of the state to cooperate against the DC’s high handedness and corruption.
The democratic movement against the corrupt official and official highhandedness
will continue as the ultimatum served finishes on Mar 24, added the union.
Org question electrification work
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: Rural electrification in Kurung Kumey district will remain a distant
dream if Arunachal Anti-Corruption Sena (AACS) is to be believed.
The Assam based executing agency Huma Entreprise which was awarded the rural electrification
work under Rajiv Gandhi Gramya Vityutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) in Kurung Kumey, has totally
failed to execute the assigned task sincerely and properly. Instead of working as
per the DPR, the executing agency has been found involved in corrupt practices along
with the panchayat leaders and village heads which is evident from the installed
boards with a write up declaring completion of electrification works in various villages
where elctrification is not yet done, AACS said in its letter to Secretary Power.
It also expressed doubt over quality of work.
The electric poles have been erected with support of huge stone boulder instead
of cement concrete, AACS said while describing the inferior quality of work executed
by the agency. AACS demanded the Secretary Power to constitute an investigation team
to verify the on-going rural electrification works in the district while adding that
the payment should be made on the basis of report submit by the investigating team.
Bam exhorts 2010 batch APCS officers to be role model
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: State Chief Secretary Tabom Bam has called upon the newly recruited
APCS officers to become role model for development of the state and welfare of the
people. He was addressing the inaugural function of the month-long induction training
progra-mme for newly recruited APCS officers of 2010 batch at administrative training
institute, Naharlagun today.
As many as 34 probationer officers are undergoing the training.
With sincerity and punctuality, one can become a good administrator, the CS said
and exhorted the trainee officers to take their service in the right earnest with
clear convictions and maintain good decorum and positive attitude. The CS advised
them not to hesitate to learn from lower clerical staff in matter of office management
and handling of files.
Bam said that the service conditions of APCS is better than many other NE states.
The core objective of the state Civil Service is to serve the people and for all
round development of the state besides playing the role as retail bridge between
the Govt. and people, the chief secretary added. Stating that the young officers
have to perform their duties and function in twin capacities of administrator and
judicial, he called upon them to utilise this opportunity for welfare of state and
the people at large without discrimination or misuse of their powers and functions.
While calling-upon the officer trainees to abide by the service rules, he said they
have to be more careful and sincere to conduct rules.
“They should also remain sincere for other types of rules and maintain a distance
from any kind of misconducts in way of their carrying out duties in conversation
and utterance including obedience to their superiors”, the CS further added.
Earlier, the Director (training) Pema Tshetan in his welcome address said the training
is first of its kind in the state and it is being conducted with its own pooled
resources. In the past the state Govt. used to depute newly recruited civil service
officers for their Induction/foundational training to training institutes like REPA
in Jaipur and AASC, Guwahati, he pointed out. The resource persons for the first
week of training programme included E. Tsering, Principal Secretary to HCM and CEO
(State), Election Deptt, Y.D Thongchi, CIC, APSIC, Ankur Garg, Secretary (Planning),
Dr. Ram Badan Dubey, Sr. Consultant NRHM, RRC-NES, Dr. P.Chowdhury, CCF and Director
SFRI, Subramanyam, IFS, CF, S. Singh, Director (Town Planning), Mamta Riba, Member
Secretary, APSCW, N.Sahoo and Rakesh Srivastava, Asstt. Directors, SIRD, Pema Tshetan,
P.Tayeng, Asstt. Director (ATI) and Course Coordinator highlighted all the details
about logistic arrangements for this induction training. Many dignitaries and resource
persons including secretary training H Lollen, Dr. P.Chowdhury, CCF and Director
SFRI and Subramanyam CF were present on the occasion.
Mini stadium runs into trouble
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: The ongoing mini-stadium construction taking inside the complex
of government higher secondary school, Sagalee has run into serious trouble with
All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) opposing the project. APPDSU has
been vehemently opposing the construction stating that land meant for development
of school infrastructure is being misused. According to APPDSU, gross violation took
place while implementing the project. As per the original DPR, actual site for mini-stadium
was near football stadium adjacent to ADC office, Sagalee. But the site was shifted
out without giving any proper reason. APPDSU claim that site has moved out in order
to avoid paying compensation to the land owners.
“School land was kept for the future use. With introduction of science subject, we
needed more land to construct new laboratories and classrooms in future. But this
mini-stadium will eat up the whole space,” said APPDSU President Nabam John. Further
he added, “We are not against developmental projects. But this stadium if constructed
inside school complex will affect the academic activities. Also land is needed for
future developments.” Also in DPR there is provision for plantation, gardening,
parking area and so on. It is questionable how constructing agency will implement
these schemes. Further APPDSU claim that this whole project costing rupees four crore
ninety eight lakh ninety two thousand was awarded to contractors without any tender
Construction of mini-stadium is being taken up by urban development department. Though
land belongs to government higher secondary school, UD department never took school
management into confidence while starting the project. In a letter written to DC
Papum Pare on 16th March, Principal of school clearly informed that construction
of stadium started inside school premises without prior intimation to him.
APPDSU has questioned how Panchayat leaders of area are letting this project go ahead
without any proper plan. “For last few years science stream has started but till
now there is no proper science teachers. Hardly any student takes up science subject
because of the non-availability of science teachers. Local Panchayat leaders hardly
bother about such problem,” stated APPDSU.
Union urged local public and Panchayat leaders to stop this project for benefit of
APPDSU has urged concerned authorities to immediately stop this project till any
solution is arrived. “In the interest of student communities of Sagalee, we request
authorities to stop construction of mini-stadium immediately. Alternative site should
be selected, so that this land is kept for creating new infrastructures of school,”
stated APPDSU General Secretary Teli Duli.
Kyableng Archery team lift the trophy
TAWANG, Mar 21: Kyableng Archery team emerged winner of the 3rd Kundun Sangey Yeshe
Archery tournament in a close contested match against Ketchenga team and walked away
with the coveted gold plated arrow trophy along with prize money of Rs 30,000 yesterday.
Both the teams had same points in the normal allotted one hour. However, the Kyableng
team edge-passed by one point in the extra time of 15 minutes. The runner-up team
was awarded with a trophy and cash award of Rs 20,000. The Police team which came
third got Rs. 10,000 prize money.
Sangey Norbu of Bigha team was adjudged best player. He had maximum individual points
in the tournament. He walked away with Rs 5,000. Altogether 20 teams from various
villages participated in the tournament. Addressing the concluding function of the
11 days long tournament in the premises of Khinmey Gonpa Tawang, the chief guest
Rev. T G Rimpoche, Chairman, Karmik and Adhyatmik Affairs, emphasized on the preservation
of customs and traditions of the society.
Traditional games and sports should be encouraged and every step should be taken
for its preservation, he said. He also asked the sports persons to promote sportsman
spirit. Tawang DC Gamli Padu who was the Guest of Honour on the occasion.
Upper Siang KVK annual plan approved
ITANAGAR, Mar 21: Upper Siang District Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) has conducted Scientific
Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting on March 17.
SAC Chairman M. Butang discussed various strategies and schemes for agriculture development.
He emphasized on exploration and conservation indigenous variety of crops in perspective
of climate change and food security. He also opined for collaborative programme of
agriculture and allied Deptts and broad based extension activities in the village
Member Secretary, SAC, Dr. D.S. Chhonkar spoke on genesis and mandate and objectives
of KVK-Upper Siang. He also presented the Annual Progress Report of the 2010-11 and
Annual Action Plan for 2011-12.
All the member of the SAC also provided various suggestions in the meeting. Member,
O. Boko a progressive farmer from Komkar village suggested for free supply of seeds
and quality planting material in the village. Another farmer member, K. Taku from
Sika Dine village requested for soil testing of farmer field. The committee is satisfied
with progress of work and approved the annual action plan (2011-12) with number of
Relief for fire victim
ITANAGAR, Mar 20: Camdir Foundation Trust, Naharlagun contributed a sum of Rs. 25000
to a fire victim Rallo Sham Camdir of Yachuli recently.
Meanwhile, the trust urged the District Administration and Relief Department to provide
necessary help to the victim.
Issues sorted out
ITANAGAR, Mar 20: The ‘misunderstanding’ between West Siang District Public Carrier
Union (WSDPCU) and West Siang unit of Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation
(AAPPTF) has been sorted out through mutual understanding in a recent meeting convened
by Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation at Aalo.
The meeting, meanwhile, took strong exception to the collection of money from commercial
vehicles at Likabali check gate allegedly by Arunachal Pradesh Police and resolved
that such kind of money collection should be banned immediately. The meeting further
resolved that collection of money by All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers
Union from Likabali to Aalo and forceful collection of money by some groups should
ITANAGAR, Mar 20: A training programme was organized by KVK Tawang on Protected Cultivation
at Maidung village on March 16.
The training was sponsored by NABARD, Itanagar Regional branch in which twenty farmers
Resource person from different line department participated in the training programme.
Students reach out to Help Age India
ITANAGAR: Students of Kingcup Public School, showing their great sympathy to older
citizens handed over a Cheque of Rs 53,500 to Help Age India, an NGO working for
the welfare of the poor and homeless old citizen of the country.
The contributed amount was collected by the students of class III and IV.
NCP suspends Jerang and Naksang
ITANAGAR: Nationalist Congress Party, Arunachal Pradesh unit, has suspended Kaling
Jerang, Chairman RTI Cell and Naksang Tsering Chairman, Hydropower from the primary
membership of NCP for a term of three years for anti-party activities.
Both Jerang and Naksang was being suspended for their failure to respond the show
cause notice served to them on 12th March 2011 for violation and breach of party
AdiSU resents Poyom arrest
ITANAGAR: Adi Students Union (AdiSU) has questioned the West Siang district administration
at the arrest of AAPSU general Secretary Tujum Poyom. The Union termed the arrest
as a matter of sheer disgust and disgrace for the whole student bodies.
The Union demanded ouster of the DC from the district.
Livelihood option & micro credit
ITANAGAR: The Regional Resource & Training Centre North East –II (RRTC NE – II) organized
a training on livelihood option & micro credit from 15th – 19th March 2001 at Centre
for Community Transformation, Dimapur under the sponsorship of National Institute
of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
Representatives from 15 NGOs of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Nagaland participated
during the 5 days training.
The program was organized with an objective to orient the NGOs the option of resources
accessible for a sustainable livelihood in the North East.
Participants visited the Bamboo Resource Centre, Dimapur on the 18th March 2011 for
a hand-on experience about the activities of the centre.
Pre-Mopin at RGU
ITANAGAR, Mar 20: Galo Students of the Rajiv Gandhi University celebrated the Pre-Mopin
at RGU campus on March 17.
All India Youth Congress Committee zonal coordinator Nyamar Karbak and AAPSU finance
secretary Debia Muj graced the festival as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
Galo Students Union of Rajiv Gandhi University, the organizer of the festival, lauded
the Power Minister (E) and Parliamentary Affair Jarbom Gamlin, Capital ADC Bokar
Basar and Parliamentary secretaries Jomde Kena and Gadam Ete and other well wishers
for their support for successful pre Mopin celebration.
An Open letter to the State Information Commission
There have been allegations from the public authorities: including elected leaders
and officials and media houses that the RTI Act is abused and misused law in Arunachal,
“People use RTI either to settle personal scores or to blackmail officers and politicians”.
I being one of pioneer activists of RTI in the State appreciate Taba Ajum for coming
up openly and telling the people about general trends of RTI users in the State.
However, I have different stories to tell.
I was in illusion when I was thinking that I shall be appreciated for seeking information
on public issues only, I never sought information which of individual nature. Instead
of acknowledging my contribution, incidentally, I happen to have argued with one
of prominent Ministers of the State in presence of high ranking people. Logics of
the Minister were that RTI Act has been rampantly misused and our officials are being
engaged in replying RTI applications so they do not have time for developmental works.
Firstly, I questioned how RTI Act can be abused and misused if functioning of officials
and elected leaders are open, transparent and comprehensible. We the people and media
need to ponder why officers and elected leaders are afraid of RTI. Why they make
dealing with information seekers. Any clean officials and politicians will never
go for dealing with information seekers. I was surprised that instead of setting
functioning of officials properly why the Minister was worried about abuse and misuse
Secondly, if officials are inefficient and incapable to hand the laws of the country,
the minister should impart management skill to his officials for time and cost effective
management instead of blaming information seekers for interrupting developmental
works of officials. Therefore, I suggest the Minister: for efficient management of
time, the Government should ensure that all departments should have RTI portal in
their website and upload everything with update and information seekers should be
advise to get documents directly from the website.
I also used to receive telephone calls from top technocrats in the State who just
wish to know if there is any family enmity when I sought information from his department.
However, he was wrong because his department was no exception, I also filed cases
against the Department of Education, Health and Family Welfare, Rural Development,
After getting information about corruption through RTI Act, I filed three cases:
1). National Food for Work Programme under, DRDA, Upper Subansiri district during
2007, 2). Improvement and Upgradation of Menga Giba Road, under NLCPR, PWD, Division
Daporijo during 2008, and 3). IMPRC, under Panchayat Raj Department during 2011.
In all cases I have provided clear evidences of misappropriations of public money
but till now no tangible action has been taken against any officials. In all cases
I also made it public through the Medias but to my surprise no individual and organisation
have expressed any solidarity with me.
Under such kind of inhospitable ambience I have to heavily rely on the wisdom of
the State Information Commission. At initial stage I could see the enthusiasm and
boldness of the State Information Commissioners under leadership of Nyodok Yangam,
former Chief Information Commissioner, however, at later stage I find different approaches
from same State Information Commissioners particularly in dealing with the cases
related to the Departments of Panchayat Raj and Geology and Mining.
Firstly, only Rs. 20,000/- penalty was imposed to the PIO, Department of Panchayar
Raj but at the cost of depriving information to me. The PIO was freed from obligation
of providing information for paying Rs. 20,000/- to State exchequer. Secondly, in
the second case of same department many hearing has been conducted but till now no
clear decision has been taken, rather I am directed to attend each hearing and threatened
to close the case. Even, the Commissioner is not ready to summon deemed PIO in spite
of my appeals.
In the case related to the Department of Geology and Mining, many deemed PIOs/ AMDO
have been not been attending hearings or given misleading and false information,
but there is no clear directive from the Commissioner.
Now, I hope the State Information Commissioner under the leadership of prolific writer
and winner of many literary awards Y. D Thongchi may restore past glory of the Commissioner
and may win more RTI awards. We have a large amount of expectation from a person
of his stature.
I also request the Commissioners that to minimise the abuse and misuse of RTI Act,
the State Information Commissioner may annually publish the list of total appeal
received and numbers of cases withdrawn in the media. And, finally attendance of
appellant in the hearing may be not made compulsory.
Who is the leader?
Two groups are stalking claim as true leaders of the INTUC state unit.
As per the norms, there should be one president for one organisation? Two parties
in one organization is creating more confusion. For the sake of the welfare of the
labours, state govt. should intervene and verify who is the real one.
L.Nachi, (on email)
Let peace prevail
Roing incident is very unfortunate and a matter of great concern. Keeping in mind
that such situation don’t occur in near future, the District Administration, Students
leaders, Senior citizens should take certain steps to establish permanent peace in
and around the District and not to exist communal feelings in the mind of the local
As we all know that in our District there is dominion of two tribes Viz. Adis and
Idus and both want to show superiority in the District which result in communal tension/communal
fighting though the reason may be a minor one. A peace committee should be formed
with the willingness of the local students body of the District and other senior
members of the society under the guidance of the District Magistrate and the members
should be from the both communities so that in near future even if there is a misunderstanding,
leading to violence then first of all it should be brought into the notice of peace
committee which will further make necessary decisions as required. Another one is
the Bazaar Committee. The Bazaar committee members should also be shared by both
the fractions of the society for smooth functioning and existence of friendly atmosphere
in and around the Bazaar area.
Like me there are so many people who do not want to indulge in such communal riots.
So, I would like to request my fellow brothers of both fractions to come forward
and join hands together for the formation of Peace Committee so that a friendly relation
exists among us, otherwise such incidents will occur again and again.
Lastly, I would like to request the press to maintain transparency and neutrality.
Whenever a report is given it should be from the grass root level and the information
should be complete. While going through this daily, I found most of the relevant
facts haven’t been mentioned.
I would like to request the Director of Higher and Technical Education to release
the stipend of Arunachali students those who studying outside the state.
They get their stipend usually in month of June and July, during those two months
almost every university of India has summer breaks, almost all of them are in their
home, so student do not make use of stipend for the purpose they get it for.
Therefore I request the authority concern to release the stipend immediately and
on time, so that student can purchase at least a pen, a books.
Varanasi, (on email)
Actual happenings at Tomi Polytechnic College
I am deeply shocked to see the malicious content of the news items published in
your daily under the headlines “Hailstorm lashes Polytechnic College” on March 15
last. Actual happenings at Tomi Polytechnic College on March 11 were not reported
in the article.
As soon as the hailstrom was over, the principal rushed to the hostel to see the
damage and safety of the boarders. He was with the boarders and consoled them. But
another group went on a rampage, ransacked the principal’s residence, damaged the
college building, properties and gave life threat to the staff. As a result, the
staff fled away from their quarters and took shelter in safer places outside the
college campus. By seeing the grave and dangerous situation, boarders were asked
to leave the hostel and the date for leaving the hostel was extended up to March
15 and hostel mess was also opened upto March 15.
Further, when the West Siang DC along with DSP visited the college to see the extent
of damage caused by the hailstorm, principal in presence of administrative head assured
the students of providing study materials to the affected boarders. Management has
been taking all efforts to address the genuine hardship faced by the boarders.
T Migo Basar, Chairman
Tomi Polytechnic College
Thousand voices with different tones
Arunachal Pradesh, a state with area of eighty thousands sq.km and a population of
few lakhs, surprisingly have thousands of pressure groups.
I dont understand why there are groups with different nomenclature but with similar
objectives and too still forming new ones with prefix 'ex' before existing ones.
I am writing this because in recent days I have come across headlines carrying clarification
between AAPSU and ex- AAPSU forum. Already there are hundreds of student pressure
groups of which many are worthless.
If they really want to serve the society, I think they can give their ideas and experiences
to their successor instead of forming new ones. What if tomorrow every students union
comes out with ex forums? If the forum is only meant for the ex leaders the words
'student' need to be erased from nomenclature.
Thousand voices with same tone is more clear and good sounding than thousand voices
with different tones.
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