HAWAI, March 18: The first round of election training of presiding and polling officers
including BLOs and Sector Magistrates of Anjaw district was conducted on March 12
and 16 at Hayuliang and Hawai respectively by resource persons in presence of Duly
Kamduk, DEO cum RO, Anjaw district. The 2nd & 3rd phase of training is scheduled
on March 21, 22 & 30. The FLC of EVM was also conducted by the ECIL Engineers on
March 17 in presence of representatives of Political parties.
Meanwhile, the Sector Magistrates, Flying Squads, Static Surveillance teams, Video
Surveillance Teams and Liquor Monitoring Team have been pressed into service effective
implementation of model code of conduct and for smooth conduct of elections.
U-16 Arunachal team leaves for Ranchi
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: A 15 member U-16 players of Arunachal Cricket Association left
for Ranchi, Jharkhand, to participate in a match by BCCI for associate and affiliated
members to be held from March 20 next. The inaugural match will be played between
Arunachal and Nagaland.
Society condoles Teli’s demise
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: The Abo Tani Charitable Society has condoled the demise of former
minister TC Teli who passed away at his Itanagar residence on March 14 last.
Recalling Teli’s endeavor in coming up with the North East Homeopathic Medical College
& Hospital in Itanagar, it said, he was a man of principle and a straight forward
person. He worked for social harmony, universal brotherhood, eradication of child
marriage, forced marriage, evil practice.
Void created by his demise will be very difficult to fill in for many years, it said
while praying for his eternal peace.
DM bans selling of weapons and cartridges
YINGKIONG, Mar 18: The District Magistrate of Upper Siang District in order to ensure
free and fair conduct of ensuing simultaneous elections as well as maintenance of
public peace and tranquility in the district has banned selling of any kind of weapons
and cartridges including Air Gun pellets within Upper Siang District to prevent occurrence
of any kind of untoward incidents.
Election observer visits Ziro
ZIRO, Mar 18: Election Observer for Expenditure Om Prakash visited Ziro yesterday.
Addressing the sector magistrates, nodal officers, flying squads, VSTs, SSTs appointed
for the elections, he advocated for strict compliance to ECI guidelines. Owing to
the fact that ECI this time has given lot of stress to expenditure monitoring and
has issued new formats to maintain accountability, he exhorted the officials to discuss
and clarify issues with experienced and senior members. He also took stock of the
control room and its operations. DEO K M Uppu gave a brief outline of the District
Earlier on 16th last Election Observer for Excise Monitoring Santosh K Mishra also
visited Lower Subansiri district. He visited the IMFL and beer wholesale vendors
and checked if the CCTV cameras installed were functional. He also verified the stock
position of the IMFL/BEER etc. He was accompanied by Karbom Riram, nodal officer
for material management and excise monitoring. He further instructed the wholesalers
to strictly adhere to the ECI guidelines. DIPRO
18-yr-old boy drowns in Dikrong, body kept in RKMH mortuary
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: A 18-year old boy identified as Jiwan Chetry has drowned at Dikrong
river on March 17. The deceased is a Nepali national and has tatoo marks on right
arm on the wrist portion, according to police source. However, the address of the
deceased could not be ascertained.
An UD case No 3/14 U/S 174 CrPC has been registered at Doimukh Police station in
this connection. Postmortem have been conducted and the body is kept in the mortuary
of RKM Hospital for 72 hrs.
DEO holds meet on poll management with Nodal Officers
PASIGHAT, Mar 18: The District Election Officer Nidhi Srivastava today chaired a
meeting with all nodal officers, designated to oversee various aspects of pre-poll
managements related to the forthcoming Lok Sabha and state Assembly elections.
She minutely took stock of management of manpower, expenditure monitoring, activities
of flying squads, maintenance of law and order, installation of helpline & complaint
redressal, EVMs management, transportation, training of polling personnel including
Media Certification & Monitoring activities. Along with the nodal officers, Rupok
Boje (ADC), Gambu Tsiring (EAC) and John Modi (CO) from election department were
Addressing the officers, Srivastava strictly instructed all to implement Model Code
of Conduct putting all efforts to ensure free and fair polls in a transparent manner.
She further appealed all to ensure that the responsibilities given to them are fulfilled
according to ECI guidelines in letter and spirit. Any dereliction of duty would be
viewed very seriously, she cautioned. DIPRO
Alert personnel thwart BRO store theft
TEZU, Mar 18: The 1446 BCC staff at Diffu Nalla prevented a major theft of bridge
stores of BRO on the night of March 15 last. Narrating the incident, Col P K Tripathi,
the 48 BRTF based at Demwe, Tezu said that the miscreants after stealing more than
28 girders and few shuttering plates along with accessories managed to escape the
road block prepared by BCC near Vismaknagardet. However, the alert BRTF personnel
and Lohit police chased the miscreants for more than 26 km and forced them to abandon
their vehicle leaving behind the stores in a jungle track 4 km inside the Paya-Sunpura-Roing
Expressing grave concern over the increase in the incidents of robbery and theft
recorded in last one month in the district, the Cdr 48 BRTF requested locals to take
the development work being undertaken by BRO around their villages as their own and
feel ownership for same. While lauding the prompt action of personnel including
local police and administration, the Commander also requested the police and administration
to complete the investigation process at the earliest.
It is worth mentioning here that the 48 BRTF deployed at Demwe, Tezu is responsible
to ensure connectivity and development of the road and bridge infrastructure in Lohit
and Anjaw districts, besides a portion of Lower Dibang upto Korunu.
Dirang gears up for elections
DIRANG, Mar 18: The first round of training for polling personnel of 4-Dirang Assembly
constituency was held at the auditorium of Govt. Higher Secondary School here yesterday.
Addressing the jam packed gathering, Assistant Returning Officer-cum-Additional Deputy
Commissioner Dagbom Riba advised the trainees to get equipped and updated about the
various poll process through the training programmes. He also requested them to attend
the remaining two training sessions to avoid any doubt and confusion during the polling
Nodal Officer for training Dr. Darge Tsering with the help of a power-point presentation
explained in detail the Do’s and Don’ts while master trainer Hemu Rai explained the
manual handbook of the presiding and polling officers.
The remaining next two-phases of similar training will be conducted on March 23
and 30 respectively.
Library awareness program held at Seppa
SEPPA, Mar 18: A one-day Library Awareness Programme was organized by District Library
at Seppa on March 16. The main objective of the programme was to popularize and inculcate
the reading habits among the public, particularly students to gain knowledge. The
students from various schools of East Kameng participated in various literary competitions
which were organized to mark the occasion.
Gokia Tem, DLIO while explaining the importance of conducting such programme urged
the students to improve their reading habits which will be of immense help in future
Endeavour. He advised the students to visit library and avail the benefits.
Er. Techi Bida, inspector legal metrology who also spoke on the occasion briefed
them of the reading facilities provided by the library. DN Sakia, DRO gave away the
prize to the winners of the various literary competitions. DIPRO
Election observer convenes expenditure meeting
KHONSA, Mar 18: The election observer for election expenditure Ram Mohan Tiwary convened
a meeting of all the Nodal officers and officials connected with election expenditure
for the ensuing Parliamentary and Assembly elections in Tirap district at Khonsa
While briefing the importance of maintaining election expenditure records correctly,
Tiwary asked the Nodal Officers to maintain records to tally them with the actual
expenditures after the elections were over. He told them to maintain the records
methodically strictly as per the guidelines of the ECI adding that the ECI was pretty
strict on the expenditure aspect of the elections.
He further said that election is a team work adding that during the elections season,
no work is above election and asked the participants to accord top priority to election
Earlier, Tirap Deputy Commissioner and DEO, Tirap and Longding districts Kamlesh
Kumar Joshi explained the purpose of the meeting and urged all the participants to
carry out their assigned duties with utmost sincerity and told them to clarify their
doubts if any from the Observer and the DEO. He asked the ADC who is the Nodal Officer
of several cells to conduct awareness meetings from time to time to update the knowledge
of the officers and officials who were involved in the electioneering processes.
BSNL urged to activate tower at various locations
SEPPA, Mar 18: East Kameng Deputy Commissioner cum DEO Tarin Dakpe urged BSNL general
Manager, Itanagar to direct SDO (T) to activate and made functional the towers at
Seppa, Bameng and Chayangtajo and also urged for keeping the channels keep open for
free flow of crucial information relating to the forthcoming simultaneous election.
It is also requested for immediate installation and activation of DSPT at various
locations viz. Khenewa, Lada, Bameng, Chayangtajo, Pipu, Gwawepurang, Pijirang, Pakke-kesang,
Rilloh, Sijosa, Dissing Passo, Richukrong and Bana. BSNL should also provide Broad
Band facility at Seppa immediately. DIPRO
Focus should be given on hydro power & tourism sector : Rahul Gandhi
HAPOLI, Mar 18: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today said that more focus should
be given on tourism, horticulture and hydro power sectors in the state for overall
development of the state as well as the entire country. He was addressing an election
rally at Hapoli in Lower Subansiri district ahead of the April nine assembly and
Lok Sabha elections.
Rahul Gandhi said that real development was possible only after devolution of power
to panchayats and Congress-ruled Arunachal Pradesh had set an example in this regard.
"The literacy rate of the state has significantly improved in the past decade and
the state government has launched several schemes for empowering youth and women,"
He also referred to programmes like Skill Development Council, Employment Generation
Council and the Chief Minister's Livelihood Mission Schools.
Arunachal, he said in his brief 16-minute speech, had shown the country the path
of peace and zealously protected its culture and history which should be emulated
by all states of the country.
"The women of the northeast are very strong as society empowers them. The people
of the country should learn from the Northeast," he said.
Enchanted by natural beauty of Arunachal Pradesh, the Congress vice-president said
he would like to settle there after "retirement". Gandhi said he would love to settle
at Hapoli, popularly known as the Apatani plateau "after my retirement"
"I have never seen such a beautiful place anywhere in the country and am also willing
to spend a few days here to enjoy the natural beauty," he added. PTI
Five candidates file nominations
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: With few days remaining for filing of nominations, altogether five
candidates filed their nominations in various parts of the state for Assembly elections.
According to Nirvachan Bhawan sources, Phurpa Tsering, (INC) from 4-Dirang, Lakpa
Tsering (BJP) from 4-Dirang and TN Thongdok (INC) from 5-Kalaktang filed their nominations.
Pema Khandu (INC) filed nomination from Mukto assembly constituency, sources said.
Meanwhile, Ziro DIPRO informed that Likha Saaya (INC) has filed his nomination papers
from Yuchuli assembly constituency.
No nomination filed for Itanagar segment: No nomination was filed today by any candidate
for 13th Itanagar (ST) Assembly Constituency, informed Deputy Commissioner cum Returning
Officer Itanagar Mige Kamki.
‘All arrangement in place for free and fair elections’
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Election Commission of India (ECI) Director General Ashish Srivastava
today said that all arrangements and elections preparations have been made for ensuring
free, fair, error free and peaceful election process in Arunachal Pradesh and also
to provide a level playing field for all.
Speaking to the media persons along with CEO, Chandra Bhusan Kumar and IG, Satyendra
Garg at Banquet hall here today the DG said that Central Observers have also been
deployed to act as eyes and ears of the ECI adding that their mobile numbers will
be made known and also fixed scheduled time for meeting the observers in each district.
Steps have also been taken for video coverage in polling centres, webcasting in
some locations and micro observers have already been deployed, he said. Other measures,
he said, included deployment of adequate central paramilitary forces, operationalization
of state surveillance team, flying squads and expenditure control team ad model
code implementation team.
He called upon all stakeholders ranging from the voters, candidates, political parties,
polling officials, media to contribute to make the 2014 polls a successful one for
the state to be proud of.
Calling for adherence to timeline, in a time bound poll process, for candidates
and also other stakeholders, he also informed that the last date for filing for
nomination papers is March 22nd upto 3 PM.
CEO, Chandra Bhusan Kumar informed that an innovative step is being introduced this
time by creating demonstrative polling booth scenario on 2nd April all over the state
to give actual feel of the polling. This will allay fears concerning use of two EVMs.
The CEO dwelt on adopting a transparent randomization process in arrangement and
allocation of EVMs for all polling stations in the presence of political parties
and observers. This will also be followed in the matter of deployment of polling
Further, the ECI has extended the polling time by one hour, now the polling will
be between 7 AM to 5 PM.
On the publicity front and awareness generation front, the ECI has assigned DDK to
make short films on live demonstration of polling stations, which will be made available
in local dialects also, while AIR has been entrusted to make short Audio capsules
in local dialects.
IG Satyendra Garg, briefing on the law and order front, informed that an amount
of Rs.42 lacs has been seized so far, while 4276 number of licensed weapons have
been deposited to the district authorities and also a large number of liquor, CGI
sheets, blankets and daos have been seized. DIPR
Meanwhile, in a separate press release the DIPR informed that Flying Squad and Static
Surveillance Teams operating in the State under Election Commission of India to control
violation of Model Code Conduct today seized an amount of Rs. 1,27,500. With this
seizure, the total money seized has gone upto Rs.40,85000. Besides this, 474 bottles
of IMFL,1000 blankets and two local Daos were also seized during the day.
Rs 2 lakh, 1000 blankets seized in West Kameng
BOMDILA, Mar 18: Three candidates today filed their nominations at RO’s office Bomdila.
They are Phurpa Tsering, (INC) from 4-Dirang, Lakpa Tsering, (BJP) from 4-Dirang
and TN Thongdok (INC) from 5-Kalaktang.
Meanwhile, the intensive drives & checks by the Static Surveillance Teams, Flying
squads and joint operations by the Magistrates, Police and Excise personnel in the
district bore fruit when a total of 1000 blankets meant for inducement, 386 bottles
of illegal liquor, 4 Daos and Rupees 2 lacs were seized.
Earlier in the morning, Expenditure Observer (Assembly Constituency) P. Sivaram Prasad
held a meeting with all the four local Assistant Expenditure Observers and Accounting
Teams of the district and impressed upon the importance of the book of account /
Shadow Register and for its timely updation and maintenance.
Later, he inspected the Video Viewing cell located in the DC’s office and the Control
Room at DEO’s office and expressed his satisfaction over the pace of works being
carried out. DIPRO
NCP announces 1st list of candidates
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Arunachal Pradesh today released
the first list of party candidates for Assembly election in the state with approval
of the NCP Central Working Committee, New Delhi, informed NCP state unit general
secretary (Orgn) Nima Sangey Saling in a release.
The NCP fielded Dorjee Wangdi Namsa from 5th Kalaktang, Sherge Thungon from 7th
Bomdila, Dr. Taba Nirmali from 16th Yachuli, Michi Tani from 17th Ziro – Hapoli,
Thaji Gichak Kiogi from 20th Tali, Tara Payeng, Ex-MLA from 23rd Taliha, Daklo Nidak,
Ex-Minister from 24th Daporijo, Marpi Basar from 29th Basar, Tommar Bagra from 31st
Aalo (East), Ogen Jamoh from 40th Geku-Mariyang, John Jugli from 52nd Changlang South,
Nongming Kamba Longchang from 53rd Changlang North, Jowang Hosai from 57TH Borduria
Bogapani and Pongsa Saham from 59th Longding-Pumao.
Large quantity of liquor seized
TEZU, Mar 18: The Lohit District Election Officer Dr. B M Mishra and Superintendent
of Police T Amo is leaving no stone unturned for peaceful conduct of election processes
in Lohit District.
To ensure peaceful election process they have directed all the executive magistrates,
sector officers, flying squads, static surveillance team, police and other forces
to work vigilantly.
As a violation of Model Code of Conduct, Flying Squads and Static Surveillance Teams
have seized total 2972 liquor bottles from March 6-18 last.
Today Flying Squad Team seized 5 case of Beer, 2 Blender’s Pride bottles, 2 Royal
Stag Whiskey along with 24 bottles of Bacardi Breezer and 48 bottles of Mc. Dowell
from in and around Tezu town.
The Lohit District Magistrate issued Executive Order in relation to the prohibition
of any individual’s land, building, compound, wall etc. whether private or public,
without any specific permission of the Onwer(s)/ Occupier(s) for election purpose(s).
Another executive order regarding restriction on printing and publication of Election
pamphlets, posters etc. was also released today.
Similar executive orders were issued on ban on sale and consumption of liquor and
intoxicants in Lohit District during the ensuring Election 2014.
Another executive order on use of loud Speakers for electioneering campaigns was
issued stating that the use of Loudspeakers is restricted from 6 AM to 10 PM. Any
loudspeakers being used beyond the hours as prescribed or without the written permission
of the authorities concerned shall be confiscated along with all the apparatus connected
with the use of these loudspeakers and also the vehicles so used and the breach of
this Executive Order shall be visited by stringent penal action, it stated.
Fifth executive order for political parties, candidate, or their supporters or agents
to carry out processions, rallies, meetings in connection with the preparation of
Election to approach to Permission Cell headed by the Extra Assistant Commissioner
(Judicial), Tezu for granting permission to conduct such processions, rallies and
meetings etc at least two days ahead of the meetings etc. The orders will come into
force with immediate effect and shall remain valid till election process is over.
The above executive orders were issued in keeping with the instruction of the Election
Commission of India for smooth electioneering.
Meanwhile, a preliminary training with regard to the ensuing Lok Sabha and State
Assembly elections was organized by Dr. B.M. Mishra Lohit District Election Officer-cum-Returning
Officer for 2nd East Arunachal Parliamentary Constituency at Government Higher Secondary
School, Tezu from March 16.
The Preliminary training was conducted for the Sector Officers, Presiding Officer
and Polling Officers for understanding their roles and responsibilities during the
entire election process and on the various dates of voting.
Mishra called upon all the officers and officials appointed on election related duties
to strongly abide by the rules and regulations of the Election Commission of India.
All the Sector Officers have been given Magistrate power and it is your duty and
responsibility to maintain law and order in your respective sectors, he said.
Master Trainer Dr. P.C. Swain Associate Professor of IGG College Tezu explained on
the use of Electronic Voting Machines, postal ballot etc through power point presentation.
Similar trainings will be conducted at various intervals by the DEO in order to acquaint
the Sector Officers, presiding officers and polling officers about their power, duties
Central expenditure observer team calls for strict adherence to ECI guidelines
ROING, Mar 18: Central Expenditure Observer for 42-Dambuk (ST) and 43-Roing (ST)
Assembly constituencies, Ravi Shankar Mitra had an interaction with the officer in
charge of various Expenditure Monitoring Teams at Office Chamber of DC Roing today.
He exhorted the Expenditure Monitoring Teams to be extra vigilant and to do their
duties sincerely for making the forthcoming election free and fair. He asked them
to thoroughly go through the ECI guidelines and adhere to it to make the election
smooth and hassle free. He categorically said, “our motto should not be to harass
any individual but to check the illegal practices to woo the voters so that they
do not vote with the influenced of cash, kinds or liquors but freely which is also
the sole objective of ECI”. He further asked all the officer in charge to submit
the report daily even if it is nil report.
Mitra who also visited several polling booths in the nearby villages has asked the
Assistant Returning Officer to get all the Polling Booths prepared well in advance
before the polling day with basic amenities like drinking water supply and electricity.
He further asked to increase the frequency of the night patrolling teams and also
to do it randomly without fixing any particular time.
Sandeep Kr Singh, ARO cum Nodal Officer for Expenditure Monitoring Teams briefed
the central observer about the activities and actions taken by various the EMTs over
the last one week. He informed that six SSTs in every administrative circle and
several Flying Squads have been formed in the district and they have been doing their
duty actively. Random Checking and raids have been going on for the last ten days.
He also informed that 4 number of guns have been seized and deposited in the Police
Station, Roing and informed that the last date for deposition of the Gun is March
21 in the district and asked all the gun licensed holder to deposit their guns within
the stipulated date. He also informed that no one can carry more than Rs 50,000 in
cash and asked the SSTs and Flying Squads to strictly check and seize if any person
is found carrying more than the ceiling limit without any valid reasons. He also
asked the SSTs and Flying Squads to seize any kind of campaigning materials that
come into the district without any valid permit. He also asked the Banker’s to inform
to the district administration any transaction that crosses Rs 1 Lakh per day and
to the Income Tax Department for the transaction that crosses Rs 10 Lakhs per day
during the election process.
K Zirdo, District Nodal Officer of Excise Department informed that 5 IMFL/Beer Wholesaler
of the district were sealed on March 15 last due to non-compliance of the District
Magistrate Order for installation of CCTV Camera.
Shiv Kumar, DEO cum RO warned that those who do not submit their guns to the nearest
Police Station within the stipulated date would be seized and liable for cancellation
of their Gun Licence. He also said that the vehicles flying with party flags without
obtaining prior permission from the district administration will be deemed as violation
of Model Code of Conduct and action would be taken against the political party/candidate.
Apart from the Officer In charge of SST, VST, VVT, MCMC, Accounting, Assistant Expenditure
Observer, District Nodal Officer of Excise dept, Yemling Tayeng, SDO (Roing) cum
Nodal Officer for Political Parties and other Administrative Officers were present
in the interactions.
Apart from the regular checking by SSTs and Flying Squads teams, MV Checking by the
officials of District Transport Office along with police personnel is being carried
out intensively in the district headquarter. DIPRO
School rally & training programme on FTK concludes
SEPPA, Mar 18: A school rally and training program on Field Testing Kits (FTK) for
water quality testing to the PRI and VWS members conducted by PHE and WS Division
Seppa for entire East Kameng district concluded at Pijirang on March 11. The training
started on January 13 last has created lots of awareness and knowledge regarding
hygienic practices and water source preservation among the rural people.
Speaking on the occasion, Koro Liyak, district consultant, water and sanitation PHE
& WS Division Seppa informed that rural people are still ignorant about hygienic
practices and no knowledge of water source preservation and safe water drinking.
He explained the role of PRI and VWSC in the management of rural water supply and
sanitation and stressed on the need for involvement of PRIs in implementation of
NRDWP and NBA program. He added that after completion of water supply scheme in a
village/habitation, the NRDWP guidelines recognized and make provision to handover
the responsibility for operation and maintenance of intra village drinking water
supply asset to PRIs.
Highlighting the water quality, he disclosed SODIS (Solar Disinfection) technology
wherein disinfection of water can be done using only sun light and transparent plastic
bottle of about 6cm diameters. Filled bottles are exposed to the sun for about 6
hours where UV rays from sun light pass through the bottles and kills microbes. He
also added that SODIS is a free and effective method to disinfect water, usually
applied at the house hold level and is recommended by WHO as available method for
house hold water treatment and safe storage.
Chapi Riang, District consultant HRD PHE& WS Division Seppa also encouraged the trainees
to adopt sanitary toilet and each house should construct at least one sanitary
toilet. Under NBA program, the Govt. has launched low cost toilet for individual
hose hold to eradicate the customary toilet practices by villagers. Later FTK kits
were demonstrated by Pitam Sonam, Laboratory Assistant.
DEO holds meet with micro observers
AALO, Mar 18: The West Siang District Election Officer M K Sahoo has convened a meeting
with Micro Observers of election here today.
Highlighting the guidelines on the role and responsibilities, the DEO disclosed that
Micro Observer is a special job profile created under the guidelines of ECI and asked
all to oversee the overall election process of the polling booths assigned to them
and keep in touch with the General Election Observer who is visiting the district
All MOs will get their polling booths on randomization by the General Observer to
assist him in the conduct of free and fair election. Since election is the overall
responsibility of all the election machineries, he appealed everyone to be conversant
with laws and rules related to election on the day of poll as per the detail guidelines
made available to them and attend the final phase of training to Polling Personnel
to be held at Gumin Kiin Aalo to acquaint them to hands on EVMs and asses the preparedness
of the Polling of the Polling Personnel.
Moreover, with a view to ensure peaceful conduct of the ensuing General Election,
the West Siang District Magistrate has given specific direction to close vendor shops
and to stop sale transaction with effect from March 22 to 20th May 20. The arms and
ammunition vendors have been asked to ensure submission of their stock position as
on March 31 to the office without fail. DIPRO
DC holds meeting with Flying Squads and Static Surveillance team
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Mige Kamki conducted a review
meeting with the flying squads (FS) and Static Surveillance Team(SST) in Capital
Complex. The DC stressed on the need to step up and intensify surveillance and checking
on violation of Model Code of Conduct within Capital Complex and asked the team concerned
to confiscate cash, dao and arms and take necessary action as per the direction of
Election Commission of India.
Informing that huge seizer of IMFL and cash has been reported in the dailies but
the seizer in the capital complex is less compared to other districts, which should
have been higher being the capital of the state, he exhorted the Magistrates to work
harder and intensify the checking. He also reiterated that the duty transition gap
should be zero and vigorous checking and seizure of arms, cash and liquor to be taken
The magistrates also presented the problems faced by them while on duty like trouble
in collecting POL, inadequate arm police for the night checking, refreshment of police
detailed with the magistrate and further also requested to deploy lady constable
for frisking and checking of ladies bags. The SP Capital SP Kuruvilla also assured
that he will provide a lady police for the second shift of FS and SST magistrates
as these are the prime time for movement of man and material. He also informed that
the PCR Van is also directed to assist the FS and SST Team.
Flying squad seized fire arm & local daos
SEPPA, Mar 18: The flying squad team lead by CO Abu Taba along with inspector J Netan
seized one SBBL Gun and as many as eight local Daos (Chege) at Seppa of East Kameng
district on March 16. They also removed more than 500 posters of various organizations
pasting at public places/buildings within Seppa township. The seizure was made following
the order of District Magistrate cum DEO prohibiting carrying of any type of fire
arms, lethal weapon, local Daos and knives in entire district till completion of
election process. Use of public building or establishment for posters, wall writings,
erection of banners etc. by any political party or candidates or any other person
have been prohibited in the district.
DC cum DEO Tarin Dakpe while appreciating the action taken by the flying squad team
also said that many more prohibition or restrictions were put in place which should
be implemented in letter and spirit. The DC cum DEO was optimistic to see that the
people of East Kameng would cooperate with the administration and abide by the election
model code of conduct for peaceful election in the district. DIPRO
Co-operative tea factory in Tripura an eye opener for Arunachalee small tea growers
ITANAGAR, Mar 18: A 12-member team of small tea growers of Arunachal Pradesh led
by All Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Growers’ Association president Tadak Gab was taken
to Tripura on an exposure cum study tour by Tea Board Regional Office, Itanagar from
March 12 to 18. The growers from Pasighat, Runglo, Kanubari, Balijan, Dollungmukh
area were the members of the team which returns today from Tripura after successful
During their study tour, the team members visited various tea gardens of small
tea growers , Durgabari Co-operative factory, various Self Help Groups.
The team had interactive session at Tea Board regional office, Agartala in presence
of Subhas Das, Addl. Director of department of Industries, Govt of Tripura. The
team also called on Tripura Assembly deputy speaker Pabitra Kar and had a fruitful
The tour was organized to motivate tea growers to form Self Help Groups and to study
how co-operative factories are run successfully at Tripura. In many tea growing areas
of Arunachal there is scarcity of factories and industrialists are reluctant to set
up factory in remote tea growing areas due to many problems. As a result green leaves
are transported by some agents to Assam based factories and in this process growers
are completely dependent on agents and they are deprived of proper leaf price. Agents
can be eliminated by setting up of own co-operative factory. The Durgabari workers
co-operative factory can be an eye - opener for growers of Arunachal.
Tea plantation in Tripura was started by people of East Bengal under Royal Administration
unlike Assam where tea plantation was started by British. This has similarity with
Tea Industry of Arunachal since tea gardens were established by native people in
Arunachal. The Tripura Tea Development Co-operative was set up in 1980 for development
of Tea Industry in the state which manages 5 sick gardens and Durgabari Co-operative
factory. The state Govt. has diverted various schemes sponsored by Central Govt.
like MGNREGA, Schemes for Welfare of Tribal people, facilities provided for BPL families
etc for uplift of tea growers. The State Govt. has tied up knot with Tea Board for
uplif of Tea Industry.
Only during election time leaders try to understand pain of poor
Through your esteemed daily, I want to speak out few words apropos to election. In
my opinion it is a very special time as every single voter are given much importance.
Generally for the under privilege people it is the only time leaders come asking
for vote with another false promise. And that time only he/she will try to understand
our miserable condition after a long gap of five years. This is what extensively
happening this days in our locality.
In a democratic system people choose the leader and representative leader is meant
to work for the welfare of general public. The leader should act like a role model
and guardian for the people. As we know a responsible leader leads to sustainable
future. The contesting candidates and their workers are spending sleepless night,
running tirelessly in order to hold on to the power.
I believe this upcoming legislative assembly election which is scheduled to be held
simultaneously with Lok Sabha poll be a ‘wind of change’ for our society. Arise and
let us exercise Universal Adult Franchise to elect a capable, dynamic, responsible
and committed person for our society who would transform our society; transform the
status-quo system of governance. Moreover if state has to progress, the citizen must
respect system and the rule of the law. It is evident that efficiency and effectiveness
in governance are not sustainable without probity, transparency and accountability.
Accountability is the obligation of those holding power to take responsibility for
their behaviour and action. Accountability can come only when all the decision maker
and those acting on behalf of government are made aware that they sit in glass houses
and all their action are open to oversight. At last, I want to appeal the concern
authority and police department to take every possible measure to prevent any untoward
incident. Hope coming election will be held in free and fair way in a peaceful atmosphere.
Need to correct the systemic anomaly
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to narrate the ordeal of
the candidates from Arunachal Pradesh who qualified UPSC Prelims Examination, 2013.
That, the Government of Arunachal Pradesh has formulated a scheme wherein all the
APST candidates from the state who cleared the coveted UPSC Prelims Examination are
entitled to get an incentive of Rs. 30,000/- only through the Directorate of Higher
and Technical Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh. This incentive is designed to
encourage candidates for the subsequent rounds of the examination by making it possible
for the candidates to avail various costly books and study materials, the absence
of which is sure to hamper the prospects of the candidates in the UPSC Mains Examination.
Now, may be due to non-availability of requisite fund or due to the laggardness of
the concerned Department or may be due to the reason which only God knows, the candidates
are yet to get the mentioned incentive. And just for the kind information, the UPSC
Mains Examination has already been conducted in the month of December 2013 and its
result was declared on 11th March 2014. It's been almost 8 months since the result
for UPSC Prelims was declared on 2nd August 2013 but the mentioned incentive is nowhere
to be seen. Upon enquiring the concerned authority about the status of fund, all
we get is an answer of "Next Month". Granting of the incentive designed for UPSC
Mains Examination after the examination is conducted is just absurd. Candidates who
are economically poor are worst hit as they are bound to get themselves employed
during their preparation time resulting in inadequate preparation. This systemic
anomaly is defeating the very purpose of the incentive for which it is granted. Though
the matter may look of minuscule nature, the same may be reason why our intelligentsia
filled state is unable to produce good number of IAS, IPS, IRS officers etc.
Department of Management
Rajiv Gandhi University
Very good initiative
Arunachal has lot of sports potential, especially in football. But due to lack of
infrastructure and sports amenities, they are not given proper exposure.
Recently, a good step has been jointly taken by Arunachal Pradesh Football Association
(APFA) and Govt. of Arunachal by signing a MoU with the famous ‘Reading Football
Club’ (RFC) of England with the initiative and personal interest of its Advisor,
Tomo Nomuk, to impart coaching in football for boys Under 14 Yrs. and so.
Mr. Nomuk, the Advisor of RFC bought two Coaches: - Mr. Keith Greene and Mr. James
Karr from their club. They are well experienced and highly paid football coaches.
The coaches have come here far away from London, only on invitation by the APFA based
on MoU signed with the Govt. of Arunachal to provide football coaching for six months
at very nominal fees, almost like free coaching to the children.
It is a good beginning and welcome step in promoting football in Arunachal. While
witnessing the inauguration of coaching session at Sangey Laden Sports Academy, in
the state capital, on 8th Mar 2014, I found that young boys were very excited and
were learning new technique.
The step taken by the APFA and RFC, with the initiative of club Advisor, Tomo Nomuk,
to promote football in Arunachal is welcome step.
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---- Editorial ----
East-West confrontation is back
The east-west confrontation which dominated world politics during cold war era is
back to forefront again with Ukraine crisis. The decision of Russian president Vladimir
Putin to recognize Crimea as an independent state following a referendum on Sunday
in which its voters supported joining Russia, has deepened divide between Russia
and West. The United States and European Union imposed personal sanctions on Monday
on Russian and Crimean officials involved in the seizure of Crimea from Ukraine as
President Putin signed a decree recognizing the region as a sovereign state.
Taking a step further, leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) world powers have suspended
Russia's participation in the club. Reacting to the criticisms and actions by the
west, President Putin said the west has "cheated Russia and crossed the line on Ukraine."
While it’s a matter of formalities before Crimea officially joins Russian Federation.
Now the attention will turn towards eastern Ukraine where Russian speaking citizen
have staged series of rally supporting Moscow. The battle of nerves between Russia
and West will have epicenter in eastern Ukraine. The two sides need to avoid military
confrontation and concentrate in ending tension by having dialogue.