ITANAGAR, May 18: Senior IAS officer and Secretary-cum-Commissioner, Tax and Excise
Marnya Ete has been appointed as Secretary (Education & Library) as part of bureaucratic
reshuffle effected by the state government on Saturday.
Senior IAS officer TT Gamdik, who is holding the post of Secretary (GA/DA) has been
given additional charge of Secretary-cum- Commissioner (Tax & Excise). Secretary,
WRD Er. Gaken Ete has been appointed as Secretary, Science, Technology and Information
Technology. Er. Geyum Padu, who was holding the post of CE-cum Chairman, Inter- Disciplinary
Disaster Management Committee will replace Er. Ete as Secretary, WRD.
Eviction drive conducted
CHANGLANG, May 18: Following the Govt order No. LM-122/2013/82, Dtd. Itanagar 21st
April 2015, a team of Govt officers led by Nampang Wangjen, SDO-cum-Estate Officer,
Changlang, Vijay Kumar, SP, Janes Mary Tayeng, CO-cum-Town Magistrate, G K Paul Choudhury,
EAC Land Management, A Apang, DLRSO carried out eviction drive in the encroached
area of officers' colony Changlang today. During the eviction drive an illegally
constructed OBT dwelling house of one Ngamsang Ngemu of Changlang was demolished.
Meanwhile, the District Administration has stated that none of the land encroachers
will be spared and evicted soon. DIPRO
DGP inaugurates Officers Mess at PTC
ITANAGAR, May 18: The new Police Officers Mess at Police Training Centre (PTC), Banderdewa,
was inaugurated by Director General of Police S. Nithianandam today fulfilling a
long felt demand of Police fraternity at PTC. This Officers Mess will cater to accommodation
needs of Police Officers coming to Itanagar and officers on transit from one district
to other districts enroute Banderdewa, said the DG.
The Officers Mess was constructed from fund under sanctioned AOP 2014-15 with a total
expenditure of Rs. 43,50,000 out of the total sanctioned amount of Rs. 50 Lakhs by
APH&WCL, PHQ, Itanagar.
DGP S.Nithianandam, DGP advised all ranks of Police personnel to inculcate in themselves
work culture, discipline and uphold the dignity of the Police department and live
up to people's expectation.
While congratulating the engineers of APH&WCL, for timely completion of the building,
he advised them to ensure completion of works in time by maintaining proper quality
N.Payeng, IGP (Admn) also spoke on the occasion.
The inaugural function was attended by police officers of PHQ and other units within
Capital complex, Papum Pare district and staff of the PTC and their family members.
Moyong inaugurates Musup
PASIGHAT, May 18: Pasighat MLA Kaling Moyong today inaugurated a Musup (community
hall) here at the Airfield area, constructed by the "Siang People's Forum" (SPF)
on self-help basis.
Later in a public meeting held in the newly constructed Musup, Moyong lauded the
efforts of SPF saying that they have fulfilled long-felt dream of the people. To
elicit better understanding of development issues from social, economic and political
perspectives, SPF could envision large-scale social movements and take up broad issues
in coming days. People working together have a great capacity to improve their own
circumstances, as they have first-hand knowledge of the situation and needs to change
things for the better. They should formulate strategy in mitigating basic needs of
the people, he added.
Earlier, Municipal Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk stated that it was the responsibility
of every citizen of the township to lift the town to the higher level of development.
SPF has to play a leading role in defining the issues and developing the solutions
in Airfield area. He advised them to be guided by the ethics and principles of sustainable
At the same time, giving a clarion call to the councilors, the Chief Councilor said
they need to re-dedicate themselves with more sincerity and hard work to make the
municipal body more vibrant. Disclosing various upcoming development projects being
taken up by PMC, Tamuk informed that a Town Development Plan (TDP) has been placed
to the government for approval. With coming up link/sector roads, water supply projects,
the living standard of the people would enhance and sustainable, Tamuk asserted.
Oyem Dai, President of Bogong Bango Kebang laid stress on flood protection and control
of encroachment. He expressed concern over illegal fishing in the Siang River. Seeking
cooperation from all sections of people Dai informed that administration has imposed
blanket ban on such illegal practices (using generators and explosives etc) but efforts
have not gained momentum due to indifferent attitude of the local people.
SPF President Onik Lego and General Secretary Shoney Pertin also raised various issues
and dwelt at length about latest development of the area. DIPRO
Forum writes to CEO
ITANAGAR, May 18: Claiming that the PMGSY road from Pakke to Bameng, Stage-II is
still incomplete despite that its construction work was started way back in 2007,
the Bameng Town Peoples' Forum (BTPF) demanded for timely completion of the project.
In its letter to the CEO of state PMGSY, seeking direction to the EE for its early
completion, it said that the work done is way beyond the standard guidelines and
technical specifications of the departments.
Verify licenses: APNRCA
ITANAGAR, May 18: The All Arunachal Pradesh Non-Registered Contractors' Association
(APNRCA) has demanded for issuance of notice to all the HoDs to verify the license
of contractors belonging to other states.
In its letter submitted to the Chief Secretary, it also called for early stoppage
of tender amounting to less than Rs.10 crore.
ABEOF resolves to have one go absorption for BEO cadre
ITANAGAR, May 18: The Block Education Officers have resolved to have one go absorbing
of all BEOs who opted for BEO cadre in the 32 sanctioned posts. This was decided
in a meeting by the Arunachal Block Education Officer Forum (ABEOF) held at a city
hotel here on May 16 last.
It was also decided that only required BEO posts should be created based on numbers
of BEO who opted for BEO cadre.
Ward members develop Pasighat market
PASIGHAT, May 17: Realising the numerous problems being faced by both vendors and
customers at Pasighat Fish and Meat market, the members of Ward Committee of Pasighat
Municipal Council (PMC) led by councillor Kangge Moyong, today developed the market
voluntarily. They drained out the clogged rain water and filled the low lying portion
of market complex.
The fish and meat market is a regulated market set up under Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture
Produce Marketing (Regulation) Act 1989 and being conducted under a marketing board.
It was shifted from Pasighat market to present location two years back. The local
people alleged that the authority concerned is not giving attention towards development
of the market.
It is alleged that a parallel black marketing of fish and meat in and around Pasighat
town is causing loss of revenue of the marketing board.
Coordination meeting held
NAHARLAGUN, May 18: Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Mige Kamki today exhorted
the officers to prepare a draft Five Year Plan under 14th Finance Commission for
the period 2015-2020.
Explaining about the new system of funding pattern and implementation of schemes
after replacement of earlier Planning Commission by NITI Aayog, the DC asked the
head of departments to prepare plan report as per format prescribed by the Planning
and Development department and submit the proposals at the earliest for onward submission
to the state government.
Addressing a coordination meeting of heads of department, heads of offices, PR leaders
and security officials within the Capital Complex in a brain storming session held
in order to finalize the AOP 2015-16 and schemes under 14th Finance Commission including
Vision 2030 in respect of Capital Complex, Kamki also emphasized on preparation of
a comprehensive vision document 2030 giving top priority in sectoral vision.
The house also discussed the activities and schemes being taken up by departments.
Among others, law and order problem, city beautification, construction of roads,
mini secretariat, health and education issues, drinking water facility, amusement
park, traffic regulations and management, four lane highways of Capital Complex and
redesigning of Ganga Lake (Gekar Sinyi) and for creation of parking areas for heavy
vehicles carrying goods item at Banderdewa were the other points of discussion during
the coordination meeting. DIPR
ZPM has no NLCT link, says TCYA
ITANAGAR, May 18: The Taraso Circle Youth Association (TCYA) has appealed to the
minister of state for home affairs, Kiren Rijiju to rectify the report wherein the
ZPM Taraso and two of the local residents are said to have link with underground
outfit National Liberation Council of Taniland (NLCT) claiming that it is fabricated
Saying that the report has created pain and anger among the residents of Taraso area,
it maintained that the report has raised question mark on the working of the intelligence
agencies as Arunachal has no home grown insurgency groups.
Such unnecessary and baseless allegation to the elected leader of the area would
result in hampering of the various developmental activities making public of the
area the ultimate sufferer, it said.
AAPSU to launch refugee issue again
ITANAGAR, May 18: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) in a press statement
today stated that it would soon rigorously launch refugee issue particularly against
Tibetans in the state.
The refugee issue, particularly Chakma and Hajong has been a core and vexed issue
for the apex students' organisation since its inception. AAPSU informed that this
time it would focus on Tibetan refugee issue who have been settling in Arunachal
for many decades. AAPSU engaged Likha Takar Chairman and Arjun Dodum and Tabia Riang
as members to spearhead the movement.
AAPWU for releasing wages
ITANAGAR, May 18: Lower Dibang district unit of AAPWU has given the PWD Executive
Engineer, Dibang Valley 10 days to pay/release 12 month's outstanding wages of 16
casual workers engaged on Master Roll by the department.
The casual workers, who have been entrusted with various duties like supervising
and maintenance works, computer operator, cooking etc from April, 2014 to March,
2015, were discharged from duties without paying their hard-earned wages, the district
AAPWU alleged in its letter to the EE (PWD), Anini.
Claiming that the department received huge funds under AOP for repairing/maintenance
works during 2013-14 and 2014-15, AAPWU said non-payment of wages due to paucity
of fund as claimed by the department was not true.
Terming the non-payment of wages as breach of directives of the Constitution, AAPWU
threatened mass dharna in front of the PWD, Anini office besides filing FIR at Anini
Police station agains the EE.
ASUS calls for termination of SI
ITANAGAR, May 18: Alleging that a student was brutally assaulted by a team of IRBN
jawans headed by a SI of Naharlagun police station on May 12 last, the Arunachal
Students' Union Shillong (ASUS) has called for immediate termination of the SI involved.
The association claimed that the victim, who is now fighting for his life at a city
hospital, was beaten for not carrying documents of his car.
It also demanded for punishment of all the IRBN jawans involved in the incident.
No compromise on quality: Kaso
ZIRO, May 18: Parliamentary Secretary for Urban Development Techi Kaso visited Ziro
today took stock of the ongoing projects in the Ziro-Hapoli Township.
He visited the construction site of outdoor stadium and the parking area. Interacting
with engineers, Kaso strictly warned that he wouldn't tolerate any compromise on
the quality of work.
He also reminded the officials to submit the UCs on time to avoid any delay in releasing
fund. He specifically instructed the DC and LRSO to complete the land acquisition
process before submitting any new schemes.
Further, he felt that need based schemes only should be submitted on priority.
The Parliamentary Secretary was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner, Kanki Darang,
SP, Tumme Amo, LRSO, Bharat Lingu and officials from the Urban Department and Bazaar
Welfare Committee. DIPRO
DC for selection of schemes that will benefit public
AALO, May 18: West Siang Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu suggested all the administrative
officers, HoDs and BDOs of the district to work out schemes involving the concerned
MLAs that will largely benefit people.
The exercise is strenuous and requires thorough planning and any casual approach
will badly hamper development in future, he said while chairing the District Planning
Committee Meeting here today.
The DC said that the long drawn exercise of preparing Annual Action Plan 2015-16,
Perspective Five Year Plan 2015-20 and 15 years Vision Document from 2015-30 is based
on the recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission due to formation of NITI Aayog
and it has become mandatory for all departments to draw a long and broader planning
process in the district.
We should be able to incorporate innovative ideas and nothing should be left out
to create unwanted gaps in future, he said.
Initiating the discussion, J. Diyum, District Planning Officer gave detailed deliberations
on modalities to prepare the annual budget, prospective five year plan and 15 Year
Vision Document as envisaged in the guidelines which have been circulated to all
department of the district. He insisted on preparing the perspective plan at their
level and submit it to planning office at the earliest for sending the consolidated
report to the state government.
The HoDs also shared their views and gave presentation on works that are being taken
up at their level. DIPRO
Land allotment issue closed: ATYO
ITANAGAR, May 18: All Tagin Youth Association (ATYO), in a release informed that
the movement against illegal land allotment within the compound of DC's bungalow
and land allotment process at Daily Market, Daprojo to some private parties has ended
ATYO claimed that all the land allotees have voluntarily surrendered their allotted
land in written along with their original copies of the land allotment order and
other relevant documents to the Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner. Further, the
file processed for land allotment against daily market, Daporijo has also been returned
to the Deputy Commissioner by the Director, Land Management, GoAP, ATYO informed.
ATYO declared the land allotment issue closed after it achieved its objective.
OST cell in Seppa Dist Hospital inaugurated
SEPPA, May 18: Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) cell of the District Hospital Seppa
was formally inaugurated by ADC Pooja Jain today.
The District Hospital Seppa is the third hospital to have such cell in the state
after Pasighat and Naharlagun.
OST or Oral Substitution Therapy is launched by the Ministry of Health and Family
Welfare, Government of India under the administrative guidance of National AIDS Control
Organisation (NACO) in 2000. In tandem with and supplementary to the other drug-addiction
related rehabilitation and prevention schemes, this programme is launched with the
main objective of preventing the drug addicts from falling prey to the HIV infection.
The basic mechanism advocated by this therapy is that the addicted person's mode
of consuming psychothropic drugs will be altered from injection to oral mode by inducing
medically prescribed de-addictive substances, especially Buprenorphine, to the subject
orally, which would not only make the addict to shun the habit but also prevent him
from getting infection through unsafe IDU.
The ADC appealed to the health department to avail full opportunity of the facility
and ensure that it remains fully functional. She requested the DMO to conduct awareness
programmes and convene a meeting with Don Bosco Youth Federation of Seppa to work
out a comprehensive plan for the success of the programme.
DMO Dr. N Geiyi stressed upon the role of administration and police department in
the successful implementation of the programme.
Dr. M. Ete, DD (OST) highlighted about the programme. DIPRO
APCA meet stresses on re-vitalizing Catholic educational institutions
ITANAGAR, May 18: The All India Catholic Union (AICU) meeting held in Shillong discussed
at length on re-vitalizing the Catholic educational institutions, making them more
relevant to the changing times and issues pertaining to education and youth.
The role of Catholic Churches in promoting peace in North East India found a unique
place in the discussions held. A ten-member APCA team led by Taw Tebin and Nabam
Pekhi, President and Secretary General respectively, represented Arunachal in the
meeting and made a token contribution for the Nepal Earthquake victims for whom AICU
has mobilized resources and materials.
APCA team also attended "Seng Rangbah" annual meet at Cherapunjee, Mawsmai, one of
the oldest Catholic villages of the area and a good will donation was made to "Seng
Rangbha" Mawsmai village by Tok Buttum, AICU National Secretary for North East.
In the news articles published on May 12 and May 13 editions under the heading "BJP
corners Tuki government, declares 12 hours Capital bandh" and "Political leaders
top corruption list in RGU report" respectively, the president of the BJP Arunachal
Unit was credited with inviting the Congress MLAs to join the hands with BJP to form
a clean and corrupt free government, whereas, Tai Tagak had invited the Congressmen
and women to join the BJP in its fight against corruption. It was the Leader of the
Opposition and BJP MLA Tamiyo Tagak who extended the invitation to the Congress leaders
to join the BJP. This daily regrets the inadvertent error.
AACWA to launch mass civil disobedience movement, reiterates demands
ITANAGAR, May 18: After failing to draw the state government's attention with its
first agitation (24 hours hunger strike on May 2nd and 3rd at Tennis Court IG Park)
here demanding early payment of pending bills to contractors, All Arunachal Contractor
Welfare Association (AACWA) today threatened to lunch, "mass civil disobedience movement"
coupled with series of Capital and state wide bandh calls including Jail Bharo Andolan
against Tuki led state government if their demands are not fulfilled.
AACWA spearheading the movement under the aegis of Joint Action Committee (JAC),
a conglomeration of organisations and civil societies including Arunachal Civil Society
(ACS), All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Union (AYO) and Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organisation
(AYO) as its members which came into force after a one day state level consultative
meeting on May 16.
Addressing at Press Club today, AACWA President cum Chairman JAC, Takam Padu informed
that JAC would launch series of agitations against the government for its alleged
failure to make payments to contractors. "When the state has collapsed in terms of
finance, the entire system has collapsed", said Padu while demanding the Governor
of Arunachal Pradesh to recommend for financial emergency. Cautioning that financial
crisis may drive the state into chaos, JAC Chairman said that everything (such as
law and order, peace and security) is connected with finance.
Padu further informed that JAC is waiting for the new Governor to be sworn in so
that it can address the issue for early redressal, however, it threatened to call
24 Capital bandh if the new Governor too failed like his predecessor. During the
agitation if any of JAC members are arrested, we will launch Jail Bharo Andolan,
Stating that 400 crore released for HTS bills was paid to selective contractors,
JAC further claimed that the current financial crisis was also caused by the mismanagement
of the state government.
JAC reiterated its charter of demands including an imposition of financial emergency
in Arunachal, Recommendation of President Rule, and Resignation of Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki on moral ground, early payment of bills to the contractors and thorough
investigation of financial mismanagements by CBI.
Claiming that Tuki led government has mismanaged near about Rs. 300 crore funded
under National Disaster Relief Fund and State Disaster Relief Fund in the year 2011-2015,
AYO President Biri Joy stated that the government had only utilized Rs. 220.21 crore
from Rs. 519.53 crore. "Where has the remaining amount (Rs.300 crore) gone", Joy
further questioned demanding CBI to investigate into the entire issue.
JAC also strongly opposed the imposition of Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activity (Prevention)
Act, demanding total repeal of the Act. JAC Vice Chairman Tame Tarh Atung in his
address termed the law as an unconstitutional and unlawful act, claiming that the
draconian law is enacted to strangle the agitators who oppose the authority and is
being evidently misused by the people in power. "This Act can be misused by anybody
at the helms of affairs", he said.
Condemning the state government for total breakdown of financial position, JAC Member
Secretary cum Chairman Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) Patey Tayum said, "the whole
mess should be thoroughly investigated by CBI so that guilty be punished". Tayum
also condemned the state BJP saying that instead of seeking funds from the centre
to bail out Arunachal Pradesh from the financial crisis, the state BJP is playing
hide and seek game. He also condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly
failing to address the Stapled Visa issue during his China visit.
Govt. releases salary of DRDA employees
ITANAGAR, May 18: The State Government has released three month's salary of the DRDA
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has approved the release of Rs. 718.86 lakhs for the last
three months salary from January to March, 2015 after a meeting with the Chief Secretary,
Commissioner and Director of Rural Development Department at the former's office
chamber here today. The undue delay in the payment of salaries of the DRDA employees
was due to late and non-submission of full utilization certificates by few DRDAs
to the central government and carrying forward the previous year's backlogs to the
current year that forced central government to release the fund only in the fag end
of the financial year (March), 2015, stated the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister also informed that State Government has extended 6th CPC benefit
to the employees of the DRDAs shouldering more financial burden.
With regards to absorption of DRDA employees in the line departments, the Chief Minister
said that, "As per DRDA guidelines the employees are to be drawn on deputation or
on contractual basis, but the contractual appointees have been regularized". The
Chief Minister, however, said that it will take some more time to streamline the
issue with line departments.
The DRDA employees had recently observed 15 days pen and tool down strike in protest
against non-fulfillment of its various demands. They also threatened to knock the
High Court's door if government continues to show its adamant attitude.
IPR dept presents blueprint for effective publicity model
ITANAGAR, May 18: The Department of Information and Public Relations under its new
Secretary Sonam Chombey has drawn up a holistic publicity model with a view to disseminate
effective information to people of all sections by emphasizing on sensitization of
masses on major initiatives of the government and also promotion of the sense of
oneness among them.
In a power point presentation to the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in presence of Chief
secretary Ramesh Negi and officers of the department, the Secretary, displayed a
proposal that highlighted on disseminating proper and effective information especially
to the grass-root level . Planned into four different components of publicity --
national, state, capital and district level-- the plan aims at enhancing outreach
programme in a most effective way by employing different field publicity tools including
audio visual and exhibition vans besides organizing various events at different levels.
Chombey also stressed on promoting the spirit of unity among the people of the state
for sustained peace and progress.
A theme under 'Hamara Arunachal Yatra' conceptualized for the proposed campaign
with a goal of promoting oneness is planned for the publicity campaign.
The Chief Minister advised the department to plan it detail and submit it for consideration.
He lauded the contribution and role of media but at the same time disapproved of
misuse of particularly social media by certain individuals to malign innocent people.
DC calls for effective mechanism to deal with disaster in West Kameng
BOMDILA, May 18: West Kameng district Deputy Commissioner A K Singh has called for
effective mechanism to deal with disaster in an organized away.
Presiding over the review meeting on disaster management held at his conference hall
here today, A K Singh said that with the onset of monsoon disaster preparedness is
very important in Arunachal Pradesh, particularly West Kameng which lies in the
critical Zone V.
Citing Nepal, he stated that preparedness is all the more important. "We should be
capable enough to handle the situation initially at our level," he emphatically said
and urged the agencies to put all their efforts to handle the disasters in the most
Further the DC requested all the administrative officers to identify those areas
if any which are not included in the identified temporary shelter/relief camps during
disasters. He also asked the DF&CSO to write a letter to the Director, Food & Civil
Supplies with a request to provide buffer stock and stressed on involvement of Para-military
forces like SSB and ITBP in disaster management.
The meeting reviewed about curtailment of APL quotas as a response to preparedness
towards disaster managements, updation of contact numbers of all the nodal officers,
village level disaster management team and role of PRI members and GBs, details of
District Emergency Operation Centre and police control room.
One of the major components discussed in the meeting was Incident Response System
Team (IRST) created as per Govt. notification. The meeting also stressed on awareness
creation among the public and imparting training through mock drill. Further all
the line departments were asked to prepare departmental disaster management plan.
DDMO, Tongchen delved in detail about District Disaster Management and Response Plan
and its power and functions, while SP stressed on the need to identify emergency
frequency as an effective measure to mitigate disasters.
Administrative officers from the outposts also spoke about their preparedness. DIPRO
Tangyom Tsokpa celebrates 3rd annual day
TAWANG, May 18 : The Tangyom Tsokpa Tawang celebrated its 3rd annual day at the historical
Urgyenlling Gonpa here yesterday. The programme started with Namgel-Tse-Tsok puja,
a prayer for the peace and prosperity of all sentient beings across the world by
the monks of Tawang monastery at Urgyenlling Gonpa, the birth place of the 6th Dalai
Attending the celebrations Dr. Rikya Lhawoe Rinpoche emphasized the importance of
imbibing values, right attitude, honesty and practice of consistent humanitarian
efforts towards everyone as the key purpose of life.
Nawang Norbu, president, Tangyom Tsokpa highlighted the achievements of the society
during the past 3 years. "It's a day to celebrate animals and what they mean for
us. It is important to remember what animals do for the environment", he said.
Former minister Karma Wangchu, Kitpi ZPM Sherap, Lumla ZPM Lobsang Younten also spoke
on the topic 'live and let live' and other topics on the occasion.
Finally, the celebrations concluded on a positive note after a threadbare discussion
on the future course of activities of the society.
The Tangyom Tsokpa has banned the killing of all birds, domestic and wild animals
in the district since its establishment in 2011 while putting prohibition on the
entry of dressed meat into the district from outside the district and the state.
PCCF kick-starts Van Mahotsav at Rupa
ITANAGAR, May 16: PCCF and head of the Forest Force, Dr. Shashi Kumar, today flagged
off the Van Mahotsav celebration at Rupa today. The celebration began by planting
Acer trees around Chilipam monastery.
Speaking on the occasion at a function held at the Chilipam Monastery, the PCCF urged
everyone to participate in tree plantation and other eco-friendly activities which
will lead to sustainable development of the region.
The theme for this year's Van Mahotsav at Rupa is - "each one plant one protect one"
wherein every member of a family will plant a tree and take care of it till it is
completely grows. The idea is to increase green cover around the district for the
betterment of floral biodiversity by increasing trees outside forests.
This year, the Van Mahotsav will be undertaken by Shergaon Forest Division in collaboration
with the Thukten Village Council (TVC) of Rupa, Garung Thuk of Shergaon who will
lead a massive plantation drive around all the available spaces in villages, community
land, town, religious places and government structures.
Van Mahotsav was started by K.M Munshi, the first agriculture minister of India in
the year 1952 and is celebrated every year during July-August. Keeping in view the
Phyto-Geo-Climatic condition of the region and the advance monsoon at Rupa this year,
it was decided to start Van Mahotsav from 18th May.
The function was attended by D K Thongdok, former minister, R D Thongdok, former
ZP Chairperson of West Kameng, Sange Tashi Thongdok, ZPM Rupa-Shergaon, Rinchin Thongdok,
Chairman monitoring committee of Thukpen Village Council (TVC) Rupa, Gaon Burah besides
the staff of Shergaon Forest Division and monks of Chilipam monastery.
ANSU demands action against erring police
ITANAGAR, May 18: All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) has demanded disciplinary action
against the erring police officers of Naharlagun Police Station and those IRBn jawans,
who mercilessly beat a student, which inflicting grievous body injuries at Naharlagun
on May 12 last.
The CCTV footage collected from a hotel suggested that a team of IRBn jawans headed
by the police officer reportedly in the rank of SI had assaulted the student till
he fell unconscious, claimed ANSU in a release.
All his fault was he did not make challan payment for registration of his two-month
old new car (Scorpio), said ANSU quoting the victim - the owner of the car - as saying.
The students union demanded the authority concerned to look in the matter seriously
and punish the erring police officer along with the IRBn Jawans involved in the incident.
The victim, namely Tana Tamar Tara of Doimukh is currently fighting for his life
at Niba Hospital , the release informed.
One arrested with fake notes
KOLORIANG, May 18: Kurung Kumey Police arrested one Gichik Tali alias Gichik Nil,
aged 35 years for circulating fake notes and seized fake currency worth Rs. 1,30,500
of 500 denomination from his possession.
Acting on a tip off, a team of Koloriang police under close supervision of Inspector
M.Taipodia, Circle Inspector and SI K.L Pertin, OC, apprehended the accused with
the fake notes while he was going from Koloriang to Sangram yesterday around 11.30
The accused has been remanded to judicial custody for 7 days after registering case
at Sangram PS under section 489A/489B/489C/34 IPC.
Meanwhile, the District Police has appealed to general public not to fall prey to
the racketeers and cautioned that there might be circulation of fake currency notes
within the district. DIPRO
Minister convenes meeting following lodging of FIR
ITANAGAR, May 18: Consequent upon a news item about All Ato Paktu Ao Welfare Society
(AAPAWS) and Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association (PAYWA) lodging FIR against poor
quality of road construction in Aalo township, PWD minister Gojen Gadi called for
an emergency meeting in his residence yesterday.
In the meeting which was attended by CE PWD central zone-B, T Gongo, SE PWD Aalo
Circle Tapi Darang and EE PWD Aalo division, the minister asked not to compromise
with the quality of work and to execute work strictly as per specification.
He also directed to take rectification measures if any defective work was observed
on the executed portion.
While maintaining that the present layer that has been worked upon is just the DLC
portion and not the final layer, the minister appealed the people of the Aalo township
not to panic.
He further requested the APAWS members to seek clarification from the site engineers
for any query related to the quality and scope of work.
APCC slams both BJP and AAP, claims NE people targeted
ITANAGAR, May 18: Referring to the ongoing fiasco over appointment of Shakuntala
Gamlin, who hails from North East, as acting chief secretary of Delhi Government,
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today criticized both the BJP and AAP
saying that NE people have been targeted for political gains in many fronts.
Describing the case of Shakuntala Gamlin as nothing but a political ploy, APCC president
Padi Richo said "It is a glaring truth that both BJP and AAP are anti-NE parties
and are the two sides of the same coin".
"We should not forget that during last assembly election in Delhi; BJP in its election
manifesto said that North East people are immigrants and now the ruling party AAP
in Delhi cannot tolerate a NE woman as acting Chief Secretary of the Kejriwal led
Govt," the APCC said.
CBSE tightens norms for changing name, date of birth
NEW DELHI, May 18: Making the changing of names or date of birth more stringent,
CBSE has issued a circular saying these could be done provided court orders are produced
and the changes are notified in the government gazette before publication of results.
So far, changes in name/surname or date of birth could be done by affidavit followed
by advertisement in newspapers.
However, the latest decision has been taken after careful consideration of hundreds
of applications and "genuineness" of the requests, officials in the HRD Ministry
The Central Board of Secondary Education had in February this year issued the circular
which also said no correction in date of birth shall be made after one year of the
date of issue of the qualifying certificates.
Further, all applications for correction in date of birth will have to be submitted
to the CBSE chairman.
"Applications regarding change in names or surnames may be granted provided the change
has been admitted by the court of law and notified in the government gazette before
the publications of the results of the candidates," the circular said.
While the decision has raised the worries of hundreds of students and parents with
such requests, officials maintained that the move was aimed at dissuading those who
sought to take advantage of CBSE rules.
Changing date of birth helped students get more chances in competitive examinations.
And such requests come four to five years after board exams. Hence a conscious decision
has been taken to not correct date of birth after one year of the date of issue of
the qualifying certificates, they reasoned.
Since the order in February, about 400 requests are pending with CBSE.
The circular said that "as a matter of due diligence and administrative propriety,
all such decisions on the file since October 1, 2014 should be suspended on 'as is
where is' basis and reviewed".
The decision of state government to take firm action against so called misuse of
social networking sites by some individuals and groups has divided the public opinion.
While some sections of citizens are welcoming the move, others are bitterly opposing
it. Those opposing the decision of govt. see it as some kind of conspiracy to indirectly
gag the free opinion. On their part government justified the move by stating that
they had to intervene as social networking sites are being misused to target individuals
and groups with potential to trigger communal hatred and disharmony in the state.
While government may have a point but the monitoring of social networking sites tantamount
to intrusion of privacy. Today social networking sites especially Facebook has become
very popular in the state. In absence of active television media, social media has
become the most important source of instant news. Many citizens log into Facebook
not only to interact with friends but also to get updated about latest happening.
But there is no denying that few sections of people are misusing it to tarnish the
image of innocent people. Report of uploading of morphed nude picture of young Arunachalee
girls and leveling of baseless allegation against individuals without proof using
fake IDs have been reported from various parts of state. Such incident definitely
traumatizes the victim and their families. The state government should make sure
that in the guise of fighting against misuse of social media, they should not harass
those who oppose their wrong policy. Such act will be direct infringement of the
right to opinion given to the citizen of India by constitution.
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Revamping the Planning dept
The present Planning department is suggesting for renaming it as department of Policy
and Development/ITA(Institution for transforming Arunachal) on the line of NITI.
As per the back ground note uploaded in planning department website, VISION 2030,
Sl.No.5.4 (VI), a dedicated project evaluation wing headed by a Chief Engineer must
be posted in the Policy and Development Department (Planning Department).
There should be two Chief Engineers both civil and electrical/mechanical assisted
by SE’s, EE’s, AE’s and JE’s(both wing) as nature of work is of different types and
subject requires expertise.
Now a days, there is no use of planning unit in Division, Circle and Zonal offices
as estimates prepared by site engineers (Junior Engineers) are signed without scrutiny
in every level and get sanction/approval from finance ministry. Nobody bothers whether
detailed project report (DPR) is realistic or overestimated. Most of DPR are overestimated
in order to accommodate commission and omission.
The suggestion put forward by Planning Department is good one if implemented by posting
enough strength under its control. Before sanctioning of project, DPR shall be thoroughly
scrutinized and then AA/ES shall be accorded by Finance department after vetting
from Engineering Wing. Also monitoring shall be done by same unit by directing implementing
agency to submit Quarterly Progress Report(QPR).
On the basis of performance, fund in subsequent year will be allocated to that particular
Division, Circle & Zonal office so that they can compete in achieving their set target.
There is no need of creating new post as existing post are sufficient to carry out
the task. Only requirement is to shift the post with existing staff into the Planning
Deptt separately from rank of Chief Engineers to Junior Engineers headed by Secretary(Planning).
Numbers of CE’s, SE’s, EE’s, AE’s & JE’s are sitting idle; they should be put in
place. Why should we waste our resources without using their services? No repatriation
of cadre should be allowed once he/she joined in Engineering Wing of Planning Dept.
Their Annual Performance Appraisal Reports shall be written by their boss itself.
This way we can bring financial discipline in working system.
A begging state and international affairs
During the recent visit to China, PM Modi completely neglected the stapled visa issue
and border issue. Arunachal is totally dependent on GoI for her survival. If GoI
stops funds, people of AP will begin to starve and suffer. Even after having such
provision from GoI, we hardly use the funds to improve the condition of Arunachalees,
so that we can contribute to the development of India. Our elected leaders and bureaucrats
through their greed and corruption have totally halted the human resource development
of AP. The CAG report speaks about this in clear and crisp terms. The political experts
advising the PM’s office would have hardly anything substantial to advice about AP
to PM Modi, apart from hydro project which the GoI knows how the MLAs and bureaucrats
cheated the local people. I am afraid, political advisers of PM might have advised
that AP is a begging state, it has only two MPs and it is not contributing anything
to India, so there is no need to take up any issue of AP which might hurt the feelings
of China who can contribute much to boost Indian economy on so many fronts worth
billions. Actions speak louder than words. Any PM who would visit Arunachal Pradesh
would definitely speak great and good things about AP and her people. But, their
actions would speak that AP is a begging and parasitic state and its issues should
be at the lowest priority level. We are responsible for the PM to act like this towards
us. Our state is much larger than Korea, Japan, Israel and many European countries.
If GoAP would have developed our education, hospitals, infrastructure and economy
like Korea, Japan, Israel and many European countries, then no PM of India would
take such a negligent attitude towards AP. We might howl and go for hunger strike,
no PM will address our issue seriously at international level in future unless we
establish our state to be economically worthy. So, let us not blame PM Modi and any
PM of India for not taking up stapled visa and border issue of AP. But, instead let
us try to develop our state so that any PM of India would be naturally interested
and serious about our issues at international level, otherwise our state will remain
as a complaining beggar state forever.
Are we equipped?
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to put some light on a news article published
in your daily regarding newly birth defect detection programe. It sounds so promising
for the welfare of state to hear about such a noble programe in state. All section
of society must welcome such steps brought forward by our health department. But
I would like to ask the health authority whether our health setup, specifically Arunachal
State hospital even is capable of any child birth defect not only clinically and
radiological but also by gene and metabolic defects, and other specialized defects
to detect congenital anomalies and whether our hospital labs or even private ones
in state are capable of screening.
If not then how are they planning to make this so called new born defect detection
programe successful? Please think holistically not just for the sake of programme.
Please make it beneficial in real sense.
Jorhat Science College
Where are we headed?
The encircling latest news of RWD engineer beaten at gun point by some anti social
element over tender issue in West Kameng and self-styled,
Anti Drugs Association’s president caught red handed with drugs and weapons have
traumatized the whole Arunachal.
Where are we heading towards? What has become of our society? I thought our state
was one among the most peace loving land. Are we going to be ruled by those who believe
in physical superiority rather than mental capacity? Are we closer to the edge of
Hobbesians might is right?
I condemn such cowardice act at my strongest term. Our society has no place for such
criminals who are trying to create social disequilibrium. Culminating the rate of
increase of some self –interest, self-styled unions and association (not all) it
would not be wrong to impose APSFA in our state to stabilize the peace and tranquility
in mother Arunachal and the senior citizens should also leave an impression that
dignity and money can be earned by sheer hard work, determination and honesty.
Lastly, my fervent appeal to our youths who are the real hero of tomorrow, don’t
be lured by the fancy car and cash of those who earn it by gun point.
Moley Marxist Mangfi
We can’t be so corrupt
I would like to greatly appreciate Dr. Nabam Nakha Hina HoD, Political Science department,
Rajiv Gandhi University and Jobe Riba, Ph.D scholar RGU for their valuable and very
important and pertinent research work regarding corruption in Arunachal society.
But your paper did not highlight complete story about the how survey was conducted
and method of the research. It would be wrong for me to doubt the authenticity of
the paper but I would like to further know the method and its authenticity. Going
through the article in the paper, it seems to be a study on psychology of the youth
on corruption only and not on the actual corruption of the state. Result of 90% and
more is doubted. Our state and its people cannot be so much corrupted.
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