ZIRO, May 20: Saint Claret College, Ziro has become the first private college in
Arunachal Pradesh to receive Accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation
Council (NAAC), an autonomous body entrusted by UGC with the task of accrediting
institutes of higher education (HEIs). As of now, there are only five accredited
HEIs in Arunachal Pradesh. SCC has received a grade of B (good). However, though
accredited, the College community has expressed disbelief and disappointment at the
GPA given to the college (2.14 out of 4.00), which, according to the Management,
has neither face validity nor criterion validity. Hence, the Management has initiated
the process of appeal to the NAAC.
In the meantime, Rajiv Gandhi University has granted Saint Claret College permission
to start B. Com courses from the upcoming academic year, in addition to the already
existing B.A. general and B. A. Mass Communication courses. The introduction of B.
Com is in fulfillment of the SCCZ Vision 2020: Innovate to Transform, according to
an official release.
Drug peddlers nabbed
CHANGLANG, May 20: Two drug peddlers were apprehended with one kg of opium worth
Rs. 25,000 from Innao market area yesterday night during a checking by Diyun Police.
The Officer In-Charge (OC) of Diyun Police Station after receiving information of
drug peddling put a picket at Innao market area along with CRPF personnel at 7.30
pm. The team succeeded to arrest the two motorcycle-borne peddlers along the drugs
smeared in clothes around 10 pm. They were identified as Nirupam Chakma and Lalu
Chakma, both residents of Udoypur village in Diyun area. The motorcycle with Assam
registration used for carrying the drugs was also seized.
A regular criminal case has been registered at Diyun Police Station in connection
with the case.
Changlang Police is carrying out regular checking drive in the whole district to
check drug peddling and any other suspicious and illegal movement of anti-social
ITANAGAR, May 20: The swearing-in ceremony of the Governor-designate Jyoti Prasad
Rajkhowa will be conducted in the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhawan here at 11 am on 1st
The Chief Justice of Guahati High Court (Acting), Justice K. Sreedhar Rao will administer
the oath of office to the Governor-designate.
Women urged to become self-reliant, supplement to family income
ITANAGAR, May 20: Pongchau-Wakka MLA Hunchun Ngandam encouraged the womenfolk to
become self reliant and supplement to family income by taking up income generating
activities such weaving which is an inborn talent of every tribal women in Arunachal
Pradesh. He said this while inaugurating a weeklong weaving training organized by
Amik Matai Society with support of Directorate of Skill Development & Employment
Generation at Pongchau village under Longding district.
The MLA encouraged the participating trainees to take full advantage of such livelihood
initiatives undertaken by the state government through the implementing NGOs for
their sustainable livelihood.
Circle Officer, Block Development Officer and the ZPM of Pongchau also spoke on the
occasion and dwelt in length about the scope of cloth weaving as source of income
generation for village women. They exhorted them to learn and replicate various indigenous
designs of cloth weaving which is a very unique feature of the state with different
tribes having different designs in cloth weaving.
General Secretary of Amik Matai Society Roshan Ngemu informed that the skill development
training under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) has given special focus to
the inhabitants of the remote border villages to engage them in self-employment and
income generation activities. 35 trainees are attending the training programme.
Training on broiler farming held
ITANAGAR, May 20: Training on broiler farming for sustainable income generation for
rural youths of Hayuliang farmers club was organized by ICAR, KVK Anjaw here at Chameliang
village under Hayuliang circle on May 17. Altogether 36 rural youths and women attended
the training programme.
The resource person Dr. Tilling Tayo, Programme Coordinator (i/c), ICAR, KVK Anjaw,
explained about broiler farming right from the planning, housing, feeding, vaccination
and rearing of chicks up to two months.
He encouraged the rural youth to give a serious thought to commercial broiler farming
and assured technical support from ICAR KVK Anjaw. Further he promised to deliver
services at doorsteps to the interested rural youths in broiler farming. Rural youth
can play an important role for future developments of community in village and district
as a whole, he said.
Khuwero Tamai, General Secretary, Hayuliang framers club, motivated the rural youth
to come out with bold determination to go for broiler farming. Earlier Prasanta
Mahanta, ICAR, KVK Anjaw Farm Manager, highlighted about the role of KVK in promoting
rural famers in Anjaw district. He asked the rural youth to work in close coordination
with district ICAR, KVK to uplift the farming scenario of Anjaw.
KV Ziro to be functional from this session
ZIRO, May 20: Ziro, one of the educational hubs of Arunachal Pradesh added another
milestone with a Kendriya Vidyalaya to be functional from this session on June 22.
Deputy Commissioner Kanki Darang along with the DDSE Yumlam Tana and ZPM, Hong inspected
the school site today. The site located at Dilopolyang, around 4 kms from Hapoli
provides a perfect ambience for education.
After the inspection it was found that the temporary functional site lacks few basic
amenities. DC Darang assured to take up issues with various departments immediately
so that there is no hurdle in starting the sessions as proposed. He sanctioned the
fund needed for the construction of toilets from the untied fund and requested ZPM
Hong to tie up with the executing department to begin constructions.
Also noting the absence of an assembly ground, he assured to take up the matter as
soon as possible. Since the school is located around 4 kms away from the town, he
assured to write to the Station Superintendent, APST to provide a shuttle for that
area. He also appealed to all to utilize this opportunity of accessing to quality
The team also inspected few departmental quarters lying vacant in the area which
could be used as teacher quarters. Around 6 departmental quarters are lying vacant
in the area which would deteriorate if kept unused.
It took seven years for Hibu Uma, ex-ZPM to materialize his dream of a Kendriya Vidyalaya
at Ziro. The school will begin with a modest Cl I to V admissions for this session.
Capacity building training held at Bameng
ITANAGAR, May 20: A three week capacity building training programe on cloth weaving,
pickle making under Border Development Programe(BADP) has started at Bameng in East
Kameng district. The training programe was inaugurated by Block Development Officer
Bameng Chagam Dolo and Head Master Incharge Bameng Secondary School Kojum Tara. The
training programe is being sponsored by the department of Skill Development and Employment
Generation, Government of Arunachal Pradesh and organized by Manghi Welfare Society
of Sangram Kurung Kumey district.
Attending the programe, BDO Chagam Dolo suggested the participants to take benefits
from training programe to make themselves self-reliant.
Dwelling house gutted at Nrijuli
ITANAGAR, May 20: The Nyikum Colony Nirjuli claimed that a MIBT dwelling house was
burnt down when a fire broke out last night at Nirjuli. In a letter addressed to
DC Capital Complex, the colony stated that all belongings of one Takam Mesam were
reduced to ashes during the accident. The colony also sought relief materials from
the authority for fire victims. It further claimed that fire brigade could not reach
the spot due to narrow passage which obstructed them.
Union claims inferior road quality at Mengio
ITANAGAR, May 20: All Mengio Unemployment Engineers Union today claimed that repair
and maintenance work of Yazali- Mengio road which is being carried out under Revised
Estimate (RE) fund 2014 is not being executed as per the detail project report. The
union claimed that due to violation of DPR, the road condition is bad and unfavourable
for vehicle to ply. In its letter addressed to the Chief Engineer PWD Western Zone,
the union demanded for an inquiry.
ANYA condemns kidnapping incident
ITANAGAR, May 20: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) today vehemently condemned
the kidnapping of Bittu Pandey, a tutor, by some miscreants from Model village,
Naharlagun on May 8 evening.
Claiming that the kidnapping incident has exposed the inefficiency of the security
agencies, ANYA president Biri Kakum has raised question over “lethargic police
department and their weak check points as most of the time VIP vehicles are being
let in and out without any proper checking.” The ANYA also questioned the efficiency
of the secret service agencies as the Tarasso ZPM is being baselessly linked with
It urged the Home Minister and law enforcing authority to pay heed to the law
and order problems with proper monitoring of various check gates in twin capital
cities and ensure proper functioning of street light.
At the same time, ANYA also the warned the elements from outside the state not to
disturb the peace and tranquility of the state.
ITANAGAR, May 20: North East Karate Do Federation President Likha Tara expressed
profound grief and sorrow over untimely demise of Bamang Tarang, former general secretary
of Arunachal Karate Do Association.
“He was one of the pioneers in Karate in the state and his premature death is a great
loss for the karate family of the state in particular,” said Tara, who is also the
president of Arunachal Karate Do Association.
The Murh-Hatey Academic Development Society (MHADS) of Bamang clan mourned the death
of Bamang Tarang, who was one of the founder members of the society.
Recalling his invaluable services towards the society, MHADS said Tarang was one
of the founder members of the society and his untimely demise has caused an irreparable
loss to the society in particular and the state as a whole.
Bamang was conferred with Society’s Achievement Award during 2010 in recognition
of his contribution to the society and the state in various fields, the society informed.
He served as president of Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union during 1994-97 and was currently
holding the post of vice president of All Arunachal Pradesh Fair Price Shop Dealer
As a sportsperson, he won a gold medal in Karate at 11th National Level North East
Sports Festival in 1997.
Meanwhile, Itanagar MLA Techi Kaso, Nyapin MLA Bamang Felix, Itanagar Municipality
Chief Councillor Higio Aruni and Political Secretary to CM Bamang Tago paid last
respect late Bamang.
Environmental clearance for Dibang project without prior downstream impact study
[ Tongam Rina ]
ITANAGAR, May 20: Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC), Ministry of Environment, Forest
and Climate Change has recommended grant of Environmental Clearance to the Dibang
Multipurpose Project (2880 MW) in Lower Dibang Valley to be executed by M/s NHPC
Surprisingly, the May 19 Document by Ministry does not mention prior downstream impact
study. It states that “after 5 years of the commissioning of the Project, a study
shall be undertaken regarding impact of the project on the environment and downstream
ecology. The study shall be undertaken by an independent agency to be decided in
consultation with the Ministry”.
If the project takes 10 years to complete, the study will be done after 15 years!
Therefore, the NHPC is taking no chances of this study jeopardising the project,
said an environmental activist.
“What is the use of this study after the project has already come up. This is a mockery
of environmental governance” said another activist.
Post-commissioning studies can be useful to assess actual impacts of projects but
not as a substitute for pre-construction studies which enable to take a decision
on viability of project, expert says.
Environmental experts have warned that foothill projects like 2880 MW Dibang, 2700
MW Lower Siang and 1750 MW Demwe Lower - Arunachal will face the first brunt of downstream
impacts before Assam.
There was a cosmetic computer-based modelling study to show how depth of water will
vary downstream according to power generation patterns. “It is only once a modelling
study is co-related with an actual field study to assess how people and other life
forms use the downstream areas, that you can do a downstream impact assessment” an
The number of Project Affected Persons can change dramatically if prior downstream
studies are done, experts say.
A study says that 115 families of 5 villages are likely to be displaced and 744 families
of 39 villages are likely to be affected due to acquisition of land.
This is the second time in Arunachal that NHPC has ignored the downstream concerns.
In Subansiri Lower project, NHPC did downstream studies concurrent with construction.
The studies later found that the dam site itself is geologically inappropriate.
The project is stuck since December 2011 after protests from Assam, downstream affected
The project is proposed on the Dibang River near Munli village with a 278 m high
concrete gravity dam, about 1.4 km upstream of confluence of Ashu Pani river with
Dibang. The storage scheme project requires a total land of about 5349.14 ha while
the total submergence area is 3564 ha. An underground powerhouse is proposed on right
bank of river with 12 units of 240 MW capacity each.
Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) has already given the nod to the project in Sept,
2014 after rejecting the project twice in —in July, 2013 and in April, 2014.
Police questions GBs in Changlang, citizens accuse Army of harassment
ITANAGAR, May 20: The Gaon Buras of New Shallang and New Longri village of Changlang
district were questioned today by the Arunachal Police based on an FIR filled by
14 Assam Rifles on May 14.
The Police said that along with the NSCN (K) cadres, Gaon Burahs of the two villages
are accused of planting IED on the road on May 13. The police registered a case and
summoned the GBs to the police station to record their statements this afternoon.
According to a source, the Gaon burahs have been asked to appear before the court
However, the angry citizens accuse the Police and Army of atrocities, excessive use
of force and harassing the villagers in the name of flushing out NSCN cadres.
Since the NSCN (K) pulled out of the ceasefire agreement in March this year, violence
has escalated in Nagaland and Arunachal.
Caught between the Army and the NSCN (K) cadres, the times ahead are tough for the
villagers of Changlang district.
Police needs class on policing says Orgs, demands action against errant personnel
ITANAGAR, May 20: Claiming that one Tana Tamar, a B.Sc student studying in Shillong
was brutally assaulted by police personnel allegedly led by SI Apol Wangsa on May
12 last near Tosum Hotel, Naharlagun for not being able to produce vehicle documents,
various organizations of the state such as All Arunachal Borders Students Union
(AABSU), Arunachal Students Union of Shillong (ASUS) and Doimukh Students Union (DSU)
today demanded the home department to institute an independent inquiry committee
to unearth the ugly episode and take stringent actions against the police officer
It is said that the incident occurred around 10.30 pm near the Hotel when Tamar
was returning from Doimukh. Police asked Tamar to show documents of Mahindra Scorpio
which led to argument and physical assault.
The organisations armed with CCTV footage of the incident which was made available
to media persons demanded the Home Minister to take strong action against the officer
and police personnel. The organisations in a joint press statement today strongly
condemned the incident and termed it as inhumane and unlawful act by the men in uniform.
“SI Apol Wangsa should be immediately put under suspension till the matter is investigated
thoroughly” said AABSU president Atung Tana while addressing media persons at Press
“They (police personnel) mercilessly assaulted Tamar as if he was dreaded criminal,
his only fault was that he didn’t possess the document of his newly bought car” Atung
added while questioning the conduct of police personnel.
The organisations claimed that without slight provocation, the police started charging
him, inflicting grievous injury. The victim is currently undergoing treatment at
ASUS president Gnurang Nana questioned the police personnel for thrashing a young
student without slight provocation. Nana further said that police personnel need
a class on policing. “They do not have license to charge innocent people in the name
of patrolling duty. They should behave responsibly” Nana said while expressing anger.
The organisations threatened to take the path of agitation if the authority fails
to initiate action against the police personnel. It informed that the matter has
already been appraised to the Home Minister Tanga Byaling and Superintendent of Police
Capital Complex for early action. When contacted SI Apol Wangsa claimed that the
incident was provoked by Tamar when he was asked to fill challan for violating Motor
Vehicle Act. SI went on to say that when Tamar refused to fill the challan, he tried
to take the vehicle key from him which led to scuffle between Tamar and police personnel.
He further clarified that the police personnel were checking unregistered vehicles
as per the direction from higher authority.
“We did not intentionally charge Tamar. It was a spontaneous reaction” said SI Wangsa.
PPA calls for end to harassment by Assam authority
ITANAGAR, May 20: People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) today appealed to both Congress
ruled state Govts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to bring an end to the frequent
harassment of the people of Arunachal in the name of vehicle checking, seeking pollution
free and insurance related documents by the Assam police personnel on national highway
in Assam side.
At a time when the PPA has been working towards peaceful realization and speedy implementation
of the Local Commission Report appointed by the Supreme Court of India vide its order
dated 28th September’ 2006 read with order XXVI Rule 9 on Assam-Arunachal border
issue, unpleasant harassment and extortion cases on vehicles bearing Arunachal registration
numbers by the Assam Police personnel all along the common national highways can
turn out to be a major irritant between the public of both the states, stated Kahfa
Bengia, President PPA in a party meeting on extortion of Arunachal passengers.
“There are instances of Assam Police personnel targeting Arunachal vehicles along
with wrongful confinement of innocent passengers only to be blackmailed and extorted
hefty amounts for safe passages,” said Kahfa adding that frequent checking of Arunachal
vehicles seeking pollution free and insurance related documents by the Assam Police
personnel causes untold humiliations to the innocent Arunachalee passengers. Most
of the harassment cases go unreported because of tedious procedures the passengers
expect to undergo in the police thanas, he further claimed.
The party further claimed that numerous cases of extortion related cases resorted
to by the Assam Police personnel have been time and again reported to the Assam Police
Accountability Commission which subsequently brings the matter to the knowledge of
the State Government. However, unfortunately the recommendations are not implemented
by the Government and there were instances when the commission was requested to take
lenient stand against some police officers, Kahfa added.
Road connecting Upper Subansiri with Gerukamukh soon
[ Karda Natam ]
DAPORIJO, May 20: Home Minister Tanga Byalaing said that the state government had
already made proposal to Union Transport Minister for construction of road from Mibi
Geko, Upper Subansiri to Gerukamukh, Assam.
If constructed, this would be shortest road route from Dumporijo to Assam.
While disclosing this at a meeting here yesterday, the Home Minister stated the government
was keen to develop road connectivity in the state; but the high land acquisition
compensation sought by the land owners is becoming a stumbling block in the development
initiative causing grave concern for both state and central government. He appealed
every land owner, public and villagers to extend their whole-hearted cooperation
to the government for early materialization of the road project by not making illegitimate
demands for their land to be acquired.
Local MLA Paknga Bage suggested for carrying out the road work involving minimum
expenditure as has been suggested by the Union Ministry. He opined to make either
Pani Muri or Mibi Geko village as ‘zero point’ of the proposed road leading to Gerukamukh.
Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom briefed about the vitality of inter- state road
connectivity, especially for easy transportation of horticulture and agriculture
produces from Arunachal to other state for economic growth.
All the PRI members and villagers welcomed the proposed road project and extended
their cooperation in near future.
Upper Subansiri Superintendent of Police, Zilla Parishad Chairperson and PRI leaders
and public, among others, attended the meeting.
Plan afoot to set up cold storage facilities
ITANAGAR, May 20: The Arunachal Pradesh Govt and Indian Railways are jointly planning
to establish Cold Storage facilities in Arunachal Pradesh in order to facilitate
agri/horti marketing and food processing.
It is worth mentioning here that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki during his recent NEC
plenary meeting at Delhi had raised the issue of setting up of Cold Storage facilities
and as a follow up measure a team of officers from Container Corporation of India
Limited, a Govt of India Undertaking under the Ministry of Railways, met Chief Secretary
recently to have preliminary discussion.
It was observed in the meeting that three places at Naharlagun, Ruksin (Pasighat)
and Bhalukpong would be ideal for setting up of Cold Storage facilities due to proximity
to the Railway head.
To begin with survey and investigation and preparation of DPR will be done for setting
up of Cold Storage facilities at Naharlagun, near railway station. The state Govt
will provide land as well as capital subsidy under the Central Govt Schemes and construction,
operation and maintenance would remain with the Container Corporation of India.
A MoU in this regard is likely to be finalized in coming months.
Meanwhile, Director, Trade & Commerce has been nominated as nodal officer for the
JAC holds meet with Govt Committee on financial mismanagement
ITANAGAR, May 20: The Joint Action Committee (JAC) spearheading the movement of conglomeration
of unions, associations and civil societies etc against the alleged financial mismanagement
by the state government and for fulfillment of their various other demands today
discussed at length their demands with the Committee constituted by the Chief Minister
in the office chamber of the PWD Minister here today.
The meeting chaired by PWD Minister Gojen Gadi held a marathon discussion with regards
to alleged financial breakdown and ‘gross financial mismanagement’ by the State Govt.
and agreed to hold further rounds of talks after having heard the report of the Govt.
A decision regarding the demand for a CBI enquiry into the entire gamut of the alleged
financial mismanagement will be taken up in the next round of talk, informed JAC
in a release.
With regards to demand for total repealing of Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities
(Prevention) Act 2014, JAC gave the government three month’s time to take decision,
the release said. It further informed that the State Govt. has assured to fulfill
the demand for constitution of Lokayukta within three months.
On demands of All Arunachal Contractors’ Welfare Association (AACWA), the Government
constituted Committee assured to fulfill the demands for relaxation of 1% EMD for
ST and tribal contractors, release of pending bills in respect of PMGSY contractors
to the tune of Rs. 108.00 Crore by the first week of June, 2015.
The Government Committee further approved in principle for lowering the enlistment
fee in APPWD and Single Bid System in any category of tender.
On 2% income tax deduction from tribal contractors, it was told in the meeting that
tribal contractors of any categories will not be required to pay 2% income tax, if
they produce ST certificate.
The Committee also agreed upon in principle to apprise the CM to allocate Rs. 3.00
crore in favour of small and petty contractors under UD, claimed AACWA in a release.
Besides PWD Minister Gadi, PHE & WS Minister Takam Pario and Parliamentary Secretary
(RWD) Jambey Tashi attended the meeting on behalf of the Government. The JAC team
was led by its Chairman Takam Padu, Vice Chairman Tame Arung Tarh and Member Secretary
CM announces ex-gratia, orders enquiry into Wak incident
ITANAGAR, May 20: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed shock and grief over the
demise of four persons, all female, due to electrocution near Wak village in West
While extending condolences to the bereaved family members of the four ladies, who
were working in their paddy fields when the accident occurred, the Chief Minister
announced ex-gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh each.
Immediately on getting the information from the district administration Tuki ordered
a detailed enquiry to find out whether the tragedy occurred due to negligence of
any person and if anybody is found guilty, prompt action be initiated.
The Chief Minister also asked the Chief Secretary to obtain a detailed report from
the West Siang deputy commissioner on the incident.
He cautioned officials and workers engaged in maintenance and construction of high
voltage power lines to maintain extreme caution and keep the safety of common people
as top most priority.
Students union demands adequate compensation for electrocution victims, punishment
for the guilty
ITANAGAR, May 20: West Siang District Students’ Union (WSDSU) has demanded the authorities
concerned for providing adequate compensation to the families of those, who died
due to electrocution at Wak village yesterday.
While visiting the victims’ families today, a team of WSDSU alleged power department’s
utter negligence for the yesterday’s tragic and unavoidable incident.
The power department was reportedly approached for shifting the electric poles from
paddy fields by the land owners on several occasions. But to no avail,” informed
WSDSU quoting the victims’ family. They also claimed to have seen the men on duty
drinking alcohol while they were doing maintenance work.
According to an eye witness, the incident occurred due to passing of high voltage
current to the agriculture field through the ‘ill-fitted’ electric pole.
The students union demanded strong action against those workers of power dept. and
person responsible for the unfortunate incident. It further demanded immediate shifting
of entire electric poles from agricultural lands in West Siang district within two
MLA calls for effective departmental coordination
KHONSA, May 20: Local MLA Wanglam Sawin has urged the various development departments
to work in perfect coordination to achieve better results and requested the HoDs
not to release any government employee on transfer from Tirap district without a
reliever. A sad trend had surfaced in the district wherein no relievers join the
district after the release of an employee thereby hampering the work of the departments,
he observed. Wanglam Sawin was addressing a district level monitoring committee (DLMC)
meeting of Tirap district at DC’s conference hall here today.
While appealing the executing agencies to utilize the funds sanctioned against various
schemes judiciously, Sawin assured all possible help and support from his end.
While summing up the proceedings of the meeting the Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar
Joshi has expressed concern over the slow pace of progress of work under some work
departments and asked the officers to pull up their socks to ensure timely completion
of the schemes.
He urged the departments to ensure that works under BADP were completed on time adding
that no fresh funds would be sanctioned if the utilization certificates were not
submitted on time. The DC reminded the departments to put the date of commencement
and completion of schemes on the photographs to enable him have a clearer picture.
He also asked the PHE department to construct the security fencing around the Khonsa
water storage tank to protect it from straying animals and others that might pollute
the water and to replace the old and damaged water pipes in the Khonsa Township
with new ones.
He also asked all the departments to submit proposed projects for ‘Vision-2015 in
consultation with the concerned MLAs to the DPO for consideration and onward submission
to the state government.
Earlier, all the representatives of work departments highlighted the latest status
of the government schemes like NLCPR, SPA, MLALAD, MPLAD, TFC and BADP through a
The Kapu to Ozakho and Kheti to Dadam roads under NLCPR executed by the RWD are progressing
well. Most of the schemes executed by the DRDA have been completed though there is
delay in sanction of funds in some cases. Large cardamom plantation in Lazu area
under BADP executed by the Lazu Block and Horticulture department has been completed.
The ZPMs of Deomali and Soha also attended the meeting. DIPRO
Coordination meeting takes stock of disaster preparedness in Kurung Kumey
KOLORIANG, May 20: A coordination meeting of the all heads of Govt offices, ITBP,
BSNL and PR leaders on disaster preparedness was held here today with special emphasis
on monsoon preparedness.
Presiding over the meeting, Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Mamata Riba dwelt at
length on circle-wise requirements and worked out a district disaster plan.
District Disaster Management Officer in-charge Toku Natung briefed on disaster management
and said that due to difficult topography of the area, there are hurdles to disaster
Zilla Parishad Chairman Sangha Tagik, Co-Chairman DDMA and the house in general observed
that people should be encouraged to leave flash flood prone areas in Parsiparlo,
Nyapin and landslide prone areas in Parsi parlo, Sarli, Rilung and Koloriang HQ.
The house agreed that pilot projects of developmental packages should be taken up
by administration in order to encourage the people of affected area to shift to safer
Deepak Shinde, ADC Headquarter, was made the Nodal Officer cum Incident Commander
in disaster situation.
As private satellite phones exist in Parsi Parlo, Sangram and Sarli, it was decided
that for these areas proposal to equip administrators with DSPTS may be taken up
in the next phase.
All departments were directed to take special measures to tackle any types of situation
which may arise by landslide or mud avalanche due to heavy rain and to submit daily
damage report to DC for onward submission to the government.DIPRO
ITANAGAR, May 20: The Department of Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs in conformity
with the Niti Ayog has prepared its Vision document 2030 along with Five Year Perspective
Plan for 2015-2020 and the Annual Operating Plan (AOP), 2015-2016 to gear up the
departmental activities for generating consumer consciousness about their basic rights.
Parliamentary Secretary (LM&CA) Markio Tado, who chaired a meeting with the departmental
officers today in connection with formulation of future programmes, stressed on carrying
out extensive publicity campaign at grassroots level to educate the consumer about
their rights as enshrined in the Consumer Protection Act.
He advised the officers to co-ordinate with the Govt. of India, Directorate of Legal
Metrology & Consumer Affairs regularly to avail the benefit of the 14th Finance Commission.
He also suggested the departmental officers to continue to maintain best endeavors
to safe-guard the interests of consumers.
Controller of Legal Metrology Gorik Dirchi explained on the department’s Vision 2030
and highlighted some of the key proposals, such as setting up of Consumer Information
Centre at headquarters and in district level, Consumer Product Testing Laboratory,
facility for verification of taxi./auto rickshaw meter, digitization of Legal Metrology
& Consumer Activities, especially for the consumers to seek guidance or lodge complaints
The Registrar, State Commission-cum-Deputy Controller (HQs) BJ Dey presented a detailed
report on Five Year Plan, 2015-2020 and also the Annual Operating Plan 2015-2016
prepared as per the new Niti Ayog guidelines.
Earlier, the Commissioner (LM&CA) briefed about the importance of Niti Ayog and necessity
for preparing the future proposal and action plan of the department.
Former Chief Secretary of Assam Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, who has been appointed as
new governor of Arunachal will soon join the office. He replaces incumbent Lt. General
(Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma, who has been transferred to Mizoram for remainder of his
term. The appointment of Rajkhowa, a former top bureaucrat from neighbouring Assam
as governor of Arunachal definitely excites the people of state.
He assumes the role of the head of state in a difficult time. Arunachal is battling
serious financial crisis and naturally in such situation, the role of governor becomes
crucial. People of state will be looking forward to him to help state in battling
the crisis. Also constant clashes between citizens living along Assam-Arunachal boundary
has been matter of deep concern. People of Arunachal living along boundary area complain
that citizens of Assam with the help of their govt. official try to encroach into
Arunachal land. New governor's stand on boundary dispute will be closely watched.
Already some Arunachalee citizens are expressing concern over his appointment. There
is fear that being former bureaucrat of Assam govt. he may take their side. However
we all need to give time to Mr Rajkhowa and make judgment on the basis of his action.
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Arunachal can be gateway to trading with China
So, an appreciable and welcome 10 + 23 Billions USD worth investment agreement with
China by India! Investment mostly goes to already highly developed states like Gujarat,
Maharashtra and others, the mainstream Indian states! India-China is honeymooning
on a new positive note!
But, what for Arunachal Pradesh & NE States?
No Chinese investment allowed, no cultural engagement, border trades yet to be opened
citing strategic concerns and the region completely locked out from constructive
engagements with China though being a key neighbour.
Why this dichotomy in policy with the NE States vis-a-vis engagements with China?
The NE States kept neglected for decades and still kept on the losing side!
There is need for opening up of business engagement and land border trading with
China on positive and constructive manner for the NE States also so that the decades
of neglected and losing people get some economic benefits as well.
Besides, in this scenario of renewed business engagement, the NE States especially
Arunachal Pradesh can be a rich gateway to trading with China. The people of the
NE States should not be sidelined and kept aloof but made an equal partner in these
new constructive engagements with China which is evolving to be a great complementary
partner of India for economic growth and development.
If you can’t pay, why appoint?
It is a well known fact that the teachers are the nation builders.
They should be given the next priority after the Indian army as “Ek desh bachata
hai to dusra desh banata hai”.
Everyone knows it but ignores it.
Apart from the dailies published of Arunachal, I go through many other dailies published
outside Arunachal. Interestingly, rarely I get to read about the woes of teachers
compared to Arunachal. I wonder why the state government after ages readopted the
policy of divide and rule, creating groups; so called regular teachers, and contractual
teachers. I wonder why the teachers are being treated differently.
Now this has given birth to a new policy adopted by our government, which I call
as “bark, then biscuit policy”.
After a though competition, I joined SSA six years ago. I was very proud of myself
once, but now I regret about that very day when I joined this job. Now, I feel this
road leads to nowhere.
Last year, along with many of my learned colleagues I cleared APTET 2014 Paper-I
& II together and I was so excited to serve as an APTET teacher anytime in the coming
time. But me and many of colleagues asks The Department of Education, the concerned
political authority and the government why should we join or look forward to a job
that doesn’t pay for 9 plus months? How did the APTET teachers and their family members
survive this long, perhaps by drinking water only, or too many credits and loans
with hills of interests? I’ll think about it.
If you can’t pay then why do you appoint? As for the quality education, it is not
you who can bring it but us, so just give us a little peace of mind. Very soon the
new session is going to begin.
Most of the students enrolled in the government schools belong to poor families or
disadvantaged families. Why is that only their votes are important and not their
right to live a healthy and well educated life?
Finally, whatever you are doing is a total discouragement to the in-service and the
aspiring teachers and indirect destruction of the education system.
A teacher from
Some portion between Mithun Gate and Nyokum Lapang is being used as open dustbin
by the public and the vegetable & meat sellers, frequently throwing their rotten
vegetables and meat there, which gives noxious smells.
Even the collected garbage is often dislodged by the starved dogs and pigs in search
of their food.
We cannot blame them absolutely for these piles of dirt because there is no dustbin
nearby the market.
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to appeal the municipal councillor of this
ward to construct a dustbin at a suitable site to keep the area hygienic.
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