May 12

DRDA employees seek cancellation of advertisement

ITANAGAR, May 11: The state unit of All India DRDA Staff Welfare Association has sought cancellation of the recruitment of TA (RE/IWWP), TA (Agri & Allied) and EI which was published on May 8 last.

The seven month salary of 582 DRDA employees is still pending and the department instead of addressing the issue is going ahead with recruiting more employees, it said in its representation submitted to the Commissioner Rural Development department. It sought cancellation of the advertisement.


Govt. employees opposed to 1 day salary deduction

ITANAGAR, May 11: The All Arunachal Pradesh Government Employees Welfare Association is opposed to the deduction of one day salary from the government employees for Nepal earthquake relief fund as announced by the Confederation of Service Association of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP).  It wrote a letter to the Governor seeking nullification of CoSAAP’s announcement.

Referring to it as an arbitrary decision by the CoSAAP, it said that donation can be collected through cash and kind individually.

While stating the financial crisis the state is facing, it came down heavily on CoSAAP, saying that many of the government employees are reeling under financial pressure.


AAPKGBVYTA seeks salary

ITANAGAR, May 11: All Arunachal Pradesh Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Teacher’s Association (AAPKGBYTA) has requested for immediate release of four months pending salary of KGBV teachers.

In its letter submitted to the Chief Secretary, the association stated of resorting to democratic movement if the demand is not fulfilled.


NAAC Peer team in RGU

ITANAGAR, May 11: A Peer team of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India to assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the country, has reached Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills.  The high level team will be meeting the University authorities, students, parents and alumni during their four day visit which ends on May 15.

The peer team is led by its chairman Prof. Anil K. Bhatnagar, former vice chancellor Pondicherry University with Prof. A. K. Pattanaik, Prof. Arabinda Kumar Das, Prof. J.C. Sharma, Prof.C. Naseema,  Prof. Suresh Chand,  Dr chandana Goswami and  Prof Amiya Kumar Rath as members

The team will assess whether the University meets the standards of quality as set by the Accreditation Agency and assign it a grade based on its performance related to the educational processes and outcomes, covering the curriculum, teaching-learning, evaluation, faculty, research, infrastructure, learning resources, organisation, governance, financial well being and student services.

Rajiv Gandhi University is presently accredited with a B rating, as per NAAC norms.

The Alumni Association Rajiv Gandhi University (AARGU) will meet the team on 14th May to discuss on various pertinent issues of the universities. AARGU led by Likha Tongum shall meet the NAAC Peer Team.


Awareness prog on Domestic Violence Act

YUPIA, May 11: A one-day awareness cum coordination meeting on Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 was organized by Deputy Director (ICDS), Yupia in collaboration with CDPO, Doimukh.

About 50 participants, including, Deputy Director ICDS  Dani Yami, Doimukh ZPM Tana Yayo, SDO Ibom Tao, Advocate Nabam Reegum, OC (Doimukh Police Station) Padi Payang, CDPO Doimukh Tana Chammaro attended the programme.

Deputy Director ICDS Dani Yami briefed on PWDV Act and its objectives. She emphasized of the need to create awareness among womenfolk on the Act to make them aware about various provisions under the Act.

ZPM Tana Yayo spoke about the duties and responsibilities of a woman within the family and society as well.

SDO Ibom Tao encouraged the womenfolk to come forward and lodge complaint of domestic violence such as harassment, torture/cruelty by husband with police. He, however, suggested them not to misuse the Act.

Advocate Nabam Reegum dwelt at length about the provisions enshrined in PWDV Act, and explained the kinds of abuses.

OC Padi Payang enlightened the participants about various women friendly laws and self defense provisions under IPC.


Capacity building training on beauty culture

KOLORIANG, May 11: Capacity building training on beauty culture under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) for participants from Kurung Kumey and Kra Daadi districts commenced at GHSS School auditorium here today.

As many 45 trainees from the two districts are participating in the three weeklong training programme.

Kurung Kumey ICDS Deputy Director TW Thongon, who inaugurated the training, suggested the participants to be sincere and attentive during the training period to learn and develop skills so that they can open up beauty shops/parlours at their own for which the department for Women & Child Development is always ready to help.

Parsi Palo Circle Officer–cum-Block Development Nangram Pingkap informed about government’s added focus on developing skills of youth by imparting skill development training for their self-employment under BADP. He encouraged the youths to avail the opportunity, especially meant for youths of border areas.


Golden jubilee Mopin Celebration

at Aalo in 2016

AALO, May11: Preparations for a grand golden jubilee Mopin celebration in Aalo next year have already started with constitution of festival celebration committee on May 9.

The newly constituted committee is making all out efforts to ensure participation of all the noted social workers of yesteryears, contributors in various fields, founding members of the Mopin Celebration from the Galo community residing in different pockets of the state and nation in the mega event.

Cultural icons from various tribes of Arunachal Pradesh will also be invited to add grandeur to the mega celebration in 2016.

Mopin was first celebrated at Aalo in 1966. DIPRO


Local associations for stopping constructions in IG Park

ITANAGAR, May 11: Requesting for preserving the Indira Gandhi Park, the E-Sector Indira Gandhi Park Youth Association has called upon the state government for sparing the only breathing space and the lung of the Capital town. The association queried the decision of the state government for allowing encroachments and construction inside the IG Park.

Meanwhile, the Ward No.10 Youth Association stating that the lone recreational area for the public of the state Capital will lose its greenery and beauty with any construction inside IG Park, has urged the DC Itanagar Capital Complex to scrap the construction of the Planetarium inside the Park.


Society dissatisfied with road construction works

AALO, May 11: A team comprising members of All Ato Paktu Ao Welfare Society (AAPAWS) and its youth wing (PAYWA) led by former minister and president of AAPAWS Kento Ete inspected the on going road works within Aalo Township yesterday and expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of works.

The team after making a thorough inspection of the road expressed dismay over the poor quality of work.

The shabby construction will lead to damage of roads within few years and make people to suffer another 20 to 25 years, the team opined, advocated for strict monitoring of the construction works being carried out by the Aalo PWD Division.

The inspecting team also disclosed that the people of Aalo Township were deeply concerned with the deplorable condition of all the roads. DIPRO


Payment stopped for violating DPR

ITANAGAR, May 11: The Bodo Development Committee (BDC) has claimed that the Chief Secretary has issued directives to the Secretary RWD and CEO PMGSY to stop payment against 51 km Seppa-Chayangtajo road to Sawa project. BDC had earlier lodged a complain stating that the said road project is being constructed by violating the original DPR. Further the committee has appealed to the people of area to cooperate in the fight against corruption.


Union seek release of JEs

ITANAGAR, May 11: The All Mengio Unemployed Engineer Union has sought immediate release of JEs from PWD Sagalee division who have crossed their posting tenure of three years.

In its letter written to the Executive Engineer PWD, it said that staying for more than five to six years is curtailment of development of the area.


BSNL service urged at Ayingmoring

ITANAGAR, May 11: Siyum Nacho Limeking Taksing Students’ Union (SNLTSU) has appealed to the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to erect a mobile tower preferably at Ayingmoring to bring more area under its network coverage.

Highlighting the problem faced by the people of Ayingmoring and adjoining villages comprising four Anchal segments with a population of more than 1500 due to non-availability of telecommunication facility, the students union said that the villagers have to go to either Nacho or Siyum to make a single call to their relatives living in other parts of the state and country during emergencies.

The students union appealed to the BSNL authority to look into the matter seriously and consider its appeal for erection of one more tower at Ayingmoring.


AEKSU meets civil aviation minister for air service

ITANAGAR, May 11: The All East Kameng Students Union (AEKSU) met the Civil Aviation Minister on May 8 last and requested to continue the helicpoter service from Naharlagun to Lada.

Meanwhile the union has claimed that the minister has assured to look into the matter.


3rd DK Memorial Badminton Championship in Itanagar

ITANAGAR, May 11: The Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) in its annual general body meeting today decided to conduct the 3rd Dorjee Khandu Memorial State Open Badminton Championshp-2015 at Itanagar from August 19-23 instead of Tawang.

The decision was taken following reports of non-availability of sufficient badminton courts in Tawang by the district badminton association, according to an ASBA release.

ASBA in its previous meeting had proposed to conduct the event at Tawang subject to availability of badminton court.

The tournament will be held for U-13, U-15, U-19 and Open categories for both Men and Women (Singles and Doubles).


News Impact

BJP corners Tuki government, declares

12 hours Capital bandh

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, May 11: In an unprecedented move against the Nabam Tuki led government, the Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh unit today declared 12 hours Capital bandh on 15 May next as a part of its Jan Andolan movement in protest against the state governments’ alleged financial mismanagement.

The declaration of bandh call was announced by Jan Andolan movement Chairman Tame Phassang while addressing the Jan Andolan at Tennis Court IG Park here today. The state BJP is demanding the Governor for imposition of financial emergency in Arunachal Pradesh considering the current financial crisis including non-increase of market borrowing ceiling limit, institution of investigation committee over financial mismanagement and resignation of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on moral ground and restoration of law and order problem in the state.

Mounting its attack on Tuki led Congress government, Phassang alleged that entire state is being put as mortgage by the current Chief Minister. Citing the non-execution of Civilian Airport at Hollongi, Phassang appealed to the people of the state to rise above community and clan based politics to discourage the corruption. He claimed that airport compensation amount is higher than the project amount, which is delaying the execution of the project.  The state BJP unit President Tai Tagak in his address appealed to the Congress legislators to join BJP to form clean and corrupt free government. BJP state unit President assured that saffron party government will be welfare and corrupt free government if the people give its mandate.

With the launching of Jan Andolan, the state BJP has cornered the Tuki led government over financial mismanagement. Earlier the BJP had served an ultimatum to the Governor to address their demands.

The Jan Andolan committee also informed that as its second phase of agitation the state BJP unit will declare 24 hours state wide bandh and that the committee has appointed all the BJP district unit presidents and general secretaries to lead the movement at their respective districts. It also informed that during the 12 hours bandh, regular exemptions will be there. During the Jan Andolan movement today, former Koloriang MLA Lokam Tassar has joined the BJP.



Unseen election expenditure led to precarious fiscal situation: PPA

ITANAGAR, May 11: People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) stated that the current fiscal mess in the state is mainly due to spending huge unaccounted public money unmindfully during elections to buy potential rival candidates.

Just holding rally to dislodge a popularly elected Govt. to be replaced by another of the same content and character without any committed agenda to root out corruption from the state will have no significant meaning, said Kamen Ringu, Chairman CWC, PPA in a party meeting today.

“All the political parties, civil rights organizations, who today, seem to be concerned regarding the failing fiscal health of the state must first raise voices against these factors,” said Ringu in an apparent reference to a political rally organized by a national political party.

“While the political rally organized by the BJP state unit of Arunachal Pradesh against the misrule of Tuki led Govt. in the state is encouraging and laudable, the saffron party must examine deeper into the genesis of this whole issue”, he said.

Secretary General of the party, Kaling Jerang stated, "We all should be equally concerned about the virus of political defections of elected legislators quite rampant in the state. This is a disease which has stunted the growth of a democratic and powerful opposition political party in the state.

He called upon BJP to join hands with PPA in getting those defected PPA legislators disqualified as per the 10th Schedule of the Indian Constitution against whom disqualification petitions have been submitted to the Speaker of the Arunachal Assembly. All the Civil Rights Organizations should equally raise voice against those candidates who had withdrawn their candidatures after negotiating with the present ruling Govt. The rallies should not be only for wresting the power and change of government but to root out the virus of corruption from the state", he added.



Tuki pitches for integrating indigenous skill, pleads for more power to NEC

SHILLONG, May 11: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has vociferously pitched for integrating the indigenous skills of the North East region with the available advance technology so that more and more rural populace can be benefitted.

While asserting for taking the skill development on mission mode, Tuki called for enabling the regional planning body like North Eastern Council (NEC) with the powers and functions for ensuring hundred percent success of the important social security and youth development programme in the region.

Tuki was participating in the discussion of the regional consultation programme of the Sub-group of Chief Ministers on skill development under NITI Aayog which was convened by Punjab Chief Minister here at State Convention Centre today.

“Our people are specialized in indigenous skills like art-feds, crafts, handloom and handicrafts etc. which if properly guided with advance technological skills, can do wonders. It can fetch them a handsome earning and make the profession economically viable”, Tuki said and requested the Centre to provide adequate fund for the programme.

While informing that Arunachal Pradesh is rich in natural resource with its dense forest having the potential of aromatic and medicinal plants, Chief Minister submitted that the state should be allowed to exploit some of its resources like the Anti-Cancer Plant (Taxus) through some professionally trained hands that could extract the medicinal plant without disturbing the natural growth of the endangered species. He suggested for specialised skill development courses for such economic activities.

“We have taken skill development and employment generation on mission mode which have resulted in fetching us the India’s Best Project Award - 2014”, Tuki revealed. He further informed that the youths from the state are now working in almost all the metro-cities across the country and many have gone abroad.

The Chief Minister disclosed that his government would provide one lakh job in the 12th five year plan and has till 31st March 2014 created and self employed 31048 people. More than 5000 youths have been sponsored by the state government for skill development training through job melas in the state capital and district headquarters and many more are in the pipeline. Apart from establishing Industrial Training Institute – one each in every district, Chief Ministers Livelihood Schools would be established in every assembly constituency, CM informed. He further revealed that the state is planning to create skill development training infrastructure and facilitate single window system on skill development programme for all departments.

Tuki further emphasized on the need to do research and survey on the skill gap and work for its fulfillment through all means.

Next meeting of the sub-group of Chief Ministers on skill development will be held at Chattisgarh on a later date.  (CM’s Media Cell)



Orgs. stage protest march, demand CM’s resignation

ITANAGAR, May 11: Protesting against the state government for alleged mismanaged of funds leading to the financial crisis, the Arunachal Youth Organization (AYO), Youth Organization Movement of Arunachal (YOMA) and Save Arunachal Youth Association (SAYA) today staged a protest rally.  

The protest rally started marching from Akashdeep and culminated at Raj Bhawan. The hundreds of protestors joined the march, shouting slogan against the state government.  The organisations jointly submitted a memorandum to the governor demanding unconditional resignation of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.

It also sought invoking of President Rule, immediate imposition of financial emergency and CBI enquiry behind the gross misappropriation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) from financial year 2011-12 to 2014-15.



ABK women wing denounce Opium cultivation

ROING, May 11: Lower Dibang Valley unit of Adi Baane Kebang (Women Wing) has cautioned the villagers against illicit Poppy/Opium cultivation and said, hefty penalty would be imposed against those who are found indulging in the illegal activity.

Addressing a gathering in an anti-drugs and anti-alcohol campaign at Bolung Musup (Community Hall) today, the Executive Committee members of ABK WW cautioned the villagers that anybody found cultivating or growing poppy/opium, selling and using drugs, including illegal selling of IMFL without licence would be penalized.  The ABK women wing members appealed to the villagers to let their children concentrate on study and engage them in domestic works during vacation period so that they can not roam around freely. They urged the villagers to stop selling wine illegally in the village by any shopkeeper and also to discourage any kind of gambling in the market places. They requested them to form a women team in the village to keep a watch on such illegal activities and report it to the district administration and police.

They also urged the women in the village to train their daughters above 15 years to teach how to make traditional dresses.

Attending the campaign, Parliamentary Secretary (WRD) Gum Tayeng lauded the initiative and said such campaign should have been conducted much earlier. She called upon all sections of the society to support such movement for complete eradication of drug menace for betterment of the society.

Roing ADC MK Deori highlighted about Narcotic Drugs & Preventive Substance Act which prevents and considers selling and use of drugs a heinous crime. Anybody found indulging in such activities can either be served un-bailable arrest warrant or imposed minimum penalty of Rs 1 lakh under this Act, he informed.

Superintendent of Police, Rajneesh Gupta assured the district police’s all possible help whenever sought for and requested the villagers to inform the police immediately when any such illegal activities are reported in their villages. He distributed a booklet titled “Way to Happiness” to the villagers on the occasion.

PRI leaders, GBs, Banggo Secretary and village women also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO

Earlier in the morning, a rally was organized in and around Bolung area to create public awareness on the harmful effects of drugs, like opium, marijuana etc. The rally passed through Kaling, Bolung-I and Bolung-II villages and culminated at Bolung Musup (Community Hall). The rally was participated by the villagers, Panchayat leaders and members holding placards and shouting anti-drugs and anti-alcohol slogans.



ICCWAP  felicitates Rumoh Meto

ITANAGAR, May 11: The Indian Council of Child Welfare Arunachal Pradesh (ICCWAP) has felicitated the National Bravery Awardee Rumoh Meto in a simple but impressive function held at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Vivek Vihar today.

Rumoh Meto, National Bravery Awardee for 2014, who had received the Award from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January last, narrated how he had saved  his 24 year old cousin who was caught in a 33-kV high voltage transmission live wire. The cousin, Milu Mega, suffered burns, but Rumoh escaped unhurt. Meto is a student of military school in Pune.

This was the third time that an child from Arunachal received a  National Bravery award. The first recipient of National Bravery Award (2010) from Arunachal was Ipi Basar.

Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, PHED CE, Er Lupalum Kri said that the bravery award to Arunachalee boy Meto will certainly inspire the young people of the state to do something inspirational and to make Arunachal proud. It is a great achievement that Meto not only had received bravery award but was also able to meet the President of India, Army, Navy and IAF chiefs at a tender age. He called upon the young generation of the state to take inspiration from the young child. In her speech, ICCWAP president Jarjum Ete called upon the local media to highlight the story of humane nature which  will  help the young generation to help earn name and fame for Arunachal Pradesh. Lamenting that today’s newspapers are full of reports on criminal activities and scam apart from advertisement,  she said media should play a important role  in disseminating outstanding achievements of Arunachalee  achievers so that other people follow the  suit.

Highlighting the service of the ICCW for wellbeing of the children of the country, Ete informed that the scheme of National Awards to Children for bravery was started 57 years ago in the year 1957. At  the  beginning two children, a boy and a girl were first rewarded for their exemplary presence of mind and courage in 1957. Since then, ICCW decided to confer National Awards to children every year. She further said the main objective of the scheme is to give due recognition to the children who perform acts of bravery which inspire others.

ICCW also provides financial assistance under its Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme to those undertaking professional courses such as engineering and medicine and to others till they complete their graduation.

In his address, ICCW vice president Sunil Mow also explained in brief about the role of ICCW and Human Rights Law Network, Arunachal Pradesh for juvenile justice and wellbeing of the children.

Earlier, ICCW general secretary Mepung Tadar Bage explained the motto of the function.

Large number of people including members of ICCW took part in the felicitation programme.



Rule of engagement in AFSPA relaxed considering local sentiment: AAPSU

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, May 11: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students, Union (AAPSU) today informed that the Ministry of Home Affairs had agreed to relax its rules of engagement while operation against outfits under Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA). Addressing press persons at Press Club here today, AFSPA Committee Chairman, Pritam Waii Sonam informed that the Home Minister has agreed that Armed Forces will not conduct random operation in the mentioned police station areas which fall under AFSPA without due consultation from local police and the village heads such as ASM and Gaon Burahs.  The decision was made considering the local sentiment and to avoid unnecessary harassment of civilians, Sonam informed.  

AAPSU team under the chairmanship of Pritam Waii Sonam and vice chairman (AFSPA  Committee  constituted by AAPSU) Tagru Tame along with President Kamta Lapung called on Union Minister of Home Rajnath Singh and Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju in New Delhi recently over extension of AFSPA in 12 districts bordering Assam.

Vice Chairman of AFSPA Committee Tagru Tame stated that AAPSU through the committee will closely watch on development of AFSPA within Arunachal and it will have its review meeting after the end of six month imposition of the law in Arunachal. AFSPA Committee also acknowledged the support extended by civil societies, organisations and resource persons on its movement for repealing of Armed Forces Special Power Acts (AFSPA). He assured that fight is not yet over till the total repeal, however he termed huge relief on partially lifting of AFSPA.

With the latest notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs on 5th May 2015, AFSPA will apply to 16 police stations of 9 districts bordering Assam.

Earlier AAPSU President Kamta Lapung stated that the apex students union will spearhead the movement against Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (APUAPA) with same spirit. “We have submitted our representation demanding total repeal of APUAPA”, said Lapung. He also exuded hope that people of Arunachal would extend their support to repeal the state enacted draconian law.



State Health Society conducts workshop for financial staff

ITANAGAR, May 11: Arunachal Pradesh State Health Society conducted a two day state and district level workshop here to equip and make the financial staff familiarize with the new financial   guidelines of National Health Mission to enable them to maintain proper financial management to ensure smooth flow of fund from central government for successful implementation of programmes.

The resource person from Financial Management Group of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi conducted the workshop under the supervision of Kavita Singh, Director (Finance-NHM), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

PN Thungon, Mission Director (NHM) called upon the Districts Account Managers and Vertical Accountants to avail the opportunity to clear all their doubts and equip themselves with knowledge to improve financial management in the state. Terming finance as most important component for implementation of any programme, he said, delay in release of fund not only hampers the implementation process but also affect the utilization of fund timely.

Habung Youngbow, Director Finance & Account (NHM) hoped the first ever workshop of its kind in the state will equip them with much needed skills to achieve the physical and financial target.

Resources person Jayant Mandal, Financial Controller, NHM, Govt. of India, explained the modules of induction and orientation and budget module and preparation of programme implementation planning (PIP). He also informed that fund will be released pool wise to the state to make it hassle free.

Other resource persons for the workshop were Sanjeev Gupta, Financial Controller, NHM and Sumanta Kaur, Finance Analyst, NHM, Govt. of India.


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Develop long term strategy

In an alarming news, the state of Arunachal Pradesh has emerged as the top illegal poppy producers of the country. As per the data provided by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for the year 2014-15, highest number of poppy crop was destroyed in the state.  Of the total 2,530 acres of poppy crop destroyed across the country, Arunachal accounted for nearly 40 per cent with 1,067 acres.

According to NCB officials, apart from Lohit and Anjaw districts, there have been reports of poppy cultivation from Changlang, Longding, Upper Siang and Tirap districts. However, as per the local police intelligentsia in some parts of Papum Pare bordering Lower Subansiri district poppy has been found to be illegally cultivated. The NCB report further adds that illegal cultivator violently resist the move to destroy the poppy field. In the recent past, this daily had also extensively reported about the incident of violent attack on govt. officials who make field visit to destroy the poppy crops. State government should provide proper police protection to the team who goes to destroy the illegal poppy field. Government should also take note of NCB report and work out long term strategies to fight against illegal opium grower.





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Declare results

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your daily esteem,  I would like to ask the Dept Of Environment and Forest why they have not declared the exam results of  various post conducted during last November 2014? What is the reason behind the late declaration of the result?

We attended the exam with full enthusiasm and confidence.

I hope that the result would be declared as soon as possible.





Politics of Cash- Clan -Community

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily which is widely read in our state, I would like to ventilate my message and awaken my fellow Arunachalees. Since the advent of BJP led NDA govt in centre there are commotions in the state.

On the pretext of ‘Financial Mismanagement’ (as if they are not involved) many of our Congress leaders are resigning or compelling the state govt. to expel them from the party.

My friends don’t get mystified with their modest and humble behavior. There is no permanent friend and foe in politics. They are preparing themselves for the next Parliamentary & Assembly election. They are garnering support and sympathy from the innocent public (as they know well how to carry away the emotions of public) by exposing the state government. The irony here is, the public shall accept them as if they are Messiah. Are they?

They will surely contest the next elections with BJP ticket. This culture was started by our 1st C.M. P.K Thungon ministry when they changed the party from Congrees-I to Janata party (Janata party came to power in centre) in 1977. They contested the 1st Assembly Election with Janata Ticket and formed govt (which was soon toppled down). The leaders lack loyalty for any party’s ideology.

Now it’s our time to act by not electing them in the next election. Again the irony here is, we will. Because we prefer our relatives to be in power, no matter how they are. Our politics is CCC .i.e, Cash- Clan -Community.

I am sure we will commit the same mistake again because ‘ ab tho adat si ho gayi hai’ and ‘Ghar ke safai mai hath ganda kaun karein’.


Yab Nikum Kaih

Rajiv Gandhi University





Politics and Arunachal Pradesh

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my estimation regarding the present disturbing and deteriorating condition of Arunachal Pradesh. In recent days, financial mismanagement and corruption are getting highly pronounced in Arunachal Pradesh. On one side ruling government Congress clarifies that there is no financial constraint. On other side, there is huge hue and cry over mismanagement of financial affairs. No doubt, the economy of Arunachal Pradesh has been dead in water for some years for one or other reasons. The main reasons of this prevalence are absence of strong opposition party and parochial-subjective political culture of the people. Though, BJP is seen to be emerging as strong opposition party yet they appeared to have flourished by fishing in troubled waters. That may be lack of their willingness and non-existent of staunch leadership in context of Arunachal Pradesh geography. On other hands, the modus operandi of non-governmental organizations has succumbed into skepticism and cynicism.

To be fair, this financial constraint is not a new phenomenon in Arunachal Pradesh, it has been and it is always familiar with the Arunachal Pradesh because of soft and loose attitude of the Centre government towards developmental activities of the State. Congress government did never inquire about feedback of the developmental schemes, if asked it was easily manageable by any means. This all happened and happens due to deficit of voxpopuli. As a result, economic disparity is predominant in our State.

For instance, most of the present MLAs and Ministers are crorepatis and living in luxurious life, while the most educated youth are wandering to and fro even for an unskilled job at private institution whole day and night.

What a gloomy condition it is! On other hands, bureaucrats are leaving no option to swindle developmental scheme in their pockets.  The recent issue of APPSC debacle is enough to substantiate to this point. Very often it recalls famous quotation of Lord Acton “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men”.  

Hence, in compare to other northeast states like Sikkim, Assam and others, our State is greatly lagging behind in terms of education, socio-economic developments.

Here question arises; to whom can we banking upon, who can initiate a revolution from within? In essence, protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy, it is absolutely essential to it.

Most of people misinterpret the term of ‘politic’. They opine politics get activated only in election time and it is dirty thing. But it is completely wrong. The politics is the way through we can use our rationality for achievement of self-perfection and all over developments of the state.

We urgently need a change; should come forward be the change and we are the system per se we can do it.


Kengo Dirchi

Disi Village,  Basar




ATM and students

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to make a request to the SBI Itanagar branch regarding the cash produced by the SBI ATM in and around capital complex. The cash dispensed by most of the ATM is of multiples of a thousand rupees note which leaves no other options but to walk away empty handed for a struggling student.

So my request to the bank authorities is to make available the notes of hundreds and five hundreds to make the transaction more convenient so that non-earning customers like me could avail the facilities provided by the ATM.

 In addition to that there are numerous SBI ATM stations here in Itanagar which are dysfunctional so when one shifts to other location for withdrawal of cash the problem mentioned above arises unquestionably. I hope that through this letter the concerned authorities would pay heed to the request.


Dorjee Leta Phaichulupa




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