---- Editorial ----
Opposition voice getting stifled
Delhi University is witnessing intense battle between ABVP and left backed students
union in the campus. What should have been a battle of ideologies have turned into
a full-fledged violent classes. Ever since BJP government came to power at centre,
several violent clashes have been witnessed in campuses across the country and most
of the time fingers have been directed towards ABVP. Unfortunately this time a 20
year old DU student, who is daughter of Kargil war hero showed real courage to stand
up against ABVP.
Shockingly she was given rape threat and was trolled in Twitter by people like former
cricketer Virender Sehwag and MoS Home Kiren Rijiju. The way BJP and its supporters
attacked her for airing an individual opinion is deeply worrying. They seem to utterly
disrespect the Indian constitution which gives certain freedom to the individual
to present their opinion and view. None of her statement sounded anti-national as
ABVP claimed. It looks there is deliberate attempt to silence the opposition voice
using nationalism as a tool. India is a democratic country and here everyone has
right to exercise freedom of speech and expression granted by the constitution. The
ruling party and its members should understand that no one is above constitution.
Let there be debate and discussion in universities and colleges. People should understand
that unless there is regular healthy debate and discussion, no society will make
---- Readers Forum ----
Allegation to tarnish image
I on behalf of the people of 33 Mechuka Assembly Constituency deeply condemn the
allegations made against Pasang Sona Dorjee, MLA that is making rounds in Social
Media on the basis of entry made in “MERE VICHAR” penned down by Late Kalikho Pul,
former CM. Such allegations are mere speculation and therefore one should not believe
the same without knowing the actual fact.
I know Pasang Sona Dorjee since my childhood. He bears a moral character and devoid
of any greediness. For his impeccable image, people have elected twice from 33 Mechuka
Assembly Constituency. He was with Late Pul for many months prior to his death and
was a good friend to him. Late Pul even addressed him as a man of clean image. Therefore
for asking money from him for any ulterior motive does not arise.
Regarding the allegation of taking money as alleged in “MERE VICHAR”, the MLA have
clearly stated the facts in Press Conference for the public and that he is open to
any investigation as deemed fit to check his account and transaction prior to 8/12/2016.
Therefore, it is not wise to carry on an allegation just to tarnish someone’s hard
earned image for some ill motive.
I therefore appeal all the people not to believe the allegation blindly without knowing
the factual things. Speculation and allegation stands far apart.
Follow BADP skill development norms
As per common norms on skill Development Schemes of Govt. of India, published in
the Gazette of India on 15th July 2015 for brining uniformity and standardization
in implementation of various Skill Development Schemes, it is mandatory to carry
out any Skill Development Training Programme through empanelled/ registered Training
GPTI is the first Training Provider from Arunachal Pradesh to be empanelled/registered
in the state and national level having earlier imparted standard skill development
training to over 5000 trainees under various Government of India skill training schemes
like SDIS, SJSRY, DAY-NULM and BADP etc.
I make this appeal to the authority implementing Capacity Building & Skill Development
Training Programme under BADP to kindly follow the common norms as per GoI notification
in the Gazette and as per letter no PD/BADP-1/NORMAL/2016-17 dated Itanagr 13th February
2017 of Department of Planning, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and carry out the Capacity
Building & Skill Development Training Programme under BADP through empanelled Training
providers complying to the common norms.
Topu Basar Ete
PWD and job reservation
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to highlight the grievances of a person
with disability regarding government job recruitment process.
To support and protect people with disabilities, Supreme Court held that there should
be 3% reservation in all categories of government job but it seems People with disability
have not got their due and are deprived of right in our state.
There is no job reservation in most of the state government service. It is being
snatched away by corrupt system of our state and their grievance are unseen by public
and govt authorities.
I would also like to ask concern authority of APPSC that there was few vacant post
reserved for PWD in AE post but none of PWD candidates got selected.
We really don't know on what basis the PWD candidates are selected and eliminated.
We also don't know whether we are competing with all other aspirants or we are competing
with other PWDs. I therefore urge upon concern officials to take up our grievance
in positive manner.
Please do not dishonour disabilities.
Through your column daily, I appeal present govt. to release the student stipend
for the current session 2016-17.
Last year the stipend was released on first week of January by Lt. pul govt. Though
the stipend amounts are minor in comparison to other state, but it is helpful for
students, especially those who come from poor background.
Therefore I appeal to the present govt to disburse stipend without waiting for the
merit list for NSP.
Anti-nationals masquerading as nationalists
Kudos to your timely editorial, "Hooliganism in disguise of nationalism" (February
24, 2017) for raising concern over freedom of speech and expression as some ABVP
members have been creating ruckus in educational institutions for a number of occasions.
Indeed, debate and dialogue are central to democracy. On the other hand, democracy
is the lifeblood of our Constitution and Nation. So, those intolerant forces that
are hell bent on gagging the voice of democracy are actually anti-national forces
masquerading as nationalists. They should be tried in accordance with our Constitution.
Meritocracy rather than mediocrity
Through your esteemed daily I would like to appeal the concerned authorities of RWD
to respect the recent cabinet decision and let the APPSC conduct the recruitment
exams for the recently advertised various posts under the department. As the state
cabinet has already taken the decision that the APPSC would be given the additional
authority to conduct recruitment exams for all gruop B non gazetted posts and below,
it is the moral obligation of the department to respect the govt decision and wait
for its official notification at least. What makes it so impatient and urgent?
Such hasty advertisement creates suspicion in the minds of aspirants and makes it
amply clear that it wants to dodge the implementation of the recent cabinet decision
at any cost and have its usual unfair and corrupt recruitment practice for one last
time before the historic decision comes into effect.
Enough is enough. Please do respect the govt decision and public sentiment and help
in bringing about meritocracy rather than mediocrity in the system.
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