ITANAGAR, Nov 03: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki expressed serious concern over dwindling
wildlife population and appealed to all sections of the society to make a concerted
effort to save them from extinction.
Participating in a mass awareness campaign on conservation of forests and wildlife
at Rono ground, Doimukh today, Tuki said that there is still time to save our forest
and wildlife species.
Tuki, who also holds the Forest and Environment portfolio, directed strict enforcement
of all laws by the Forest and Administrative officers as well as civil society to
ensure protection of rich environment of Arunachal Pradesh.
While responding to the plea of Speaker Nabam Rebia in his address at the mass awareness
campaign, the CM referred to the global concern over the wanton destruction of environment.
He exhorted the natur-loving Arunachalees to turn eco-friendly to show the path to
Suggesting strengthening forest management committees from village to state level
to achieve the goal, Tuki proposed incentives to protectors by evolving need-based
schemes under 13th Finance Commission grant and Compensatory Afforestation Management
and Planning Authority (CAMPA) for their economic benefits.
Appreciating the Ghora Aabhe Society (GAS) for protecting Hornbills, he advocated
converting vast forest areas free from developmental activities to protected areas
for conservation, the CM cited the example of Ompuli, which had turned into a natural
Rebia, in his address, said, “We have no right to call ourselves descendents of Abotani,
who never advocated nature’s destruction where he lived. You have not invested anything
in forest thus have no rights to destroy it.”
Pointing out that wild meat is being sold in the open, children hunting birds and
there was no single conviction under Forest Act so far, Rebia flayed the Forest and
Environment Department for being a silent spectator. He suggested appointment of
informers in each village and the GBs to strictly monitor and seize guns of hunters
for the DC to cancel the licenses.
Rebia also administered a pledge to the huge gathering of villagers, PRI leaders
and GBs besides Parliamentary Secretary Techi Kaso, MLAs Nikh Kamin, Pani Taram,
Tirong Aboh, senior forest officials and administrative officers to protect and conserve
wildlife and forests.
Earlier, PCCF Omkar Singh underscored the importance of vegetation and announced
to conduct a mass plantation programme to increase forest cover in the state.
While two youths surrendered two air-guns to mark the occasion, Banderdewa DFO (Silviculture)
Chukhu Loma highlighted the rich flora and fauna of the state and stressed on the
urgent need to conserve forests.
Seijosa based GAS Chairman Nabam Takum also spoke on various efforts in conserving
Hornbills, followed by WWF Coordinator Kamal Medi on community based conservation
in Western Arunachal.
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister inaugurated the newly upgraded SDO headquarters,
Doimukh. Recently, the Cabinet had approved upgradation of the Doimukh EAC headquarters
to SDO headquarters and notification issued a day later.
DoNER to release central share of Rs 89.94 Cr for 17 projects
NEW DELHI, Nov 03: The DoNER ministry would consider releasing Rs 89.94 crore during
this fiscal of the total Rs 120.41 crore against 17 projects for which state shares
were cleared and utilization certificate certificates submitted to the ministry.
This was informed by DoNER secretary R Vijay Kumar and joint secretary A M Singh
and NEC joint secretary V B Pathak during a discussion on various roads with PWD
Minister Gojen Gadi here today.
With hardly six working months in the state and one month gone, delay in release
of funds would escalate the project costs and would require resubmission of the projects,
Gadi said to justify his plea.
Gadi had received assurance from Union MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju for release of central
share for 17 NLCPR projects at Ziro after submitting the DPRs prepared by PWD (Highway)
western and eastern zone chief engineers at Ziro on September 26 last and pleaded
for early release of central share amounting to over Rs 89.9 crore for 2014-15.
On Gadi’s request, they assured to find out the cause behind inordinate delay in
sanction of the long pending 35-km Koyu-Ego road (Phase-II) for which a proposal
worth Rs 96 crore was submitted. “We will take it up immediate”, they assured.
On Gadi’s request, they assured to find out the cause behind inordinate delay in
sanction of the long pending 35-km Koyu-Ego road (Phase-II) for which a proposal
worth Rs 96 crore was submitted. “We will take it up immediate”, they assured.
Gadi accompanied with Nari-Koyu MLA Kento Rina, in a joint memorandum, addressed
to the Union MoS for DoNER, had submitted a copy to Rijiju and NEC secretary at Ziro
with a request for early construction of the Koyu-Ego road, pending for the last
During threadbare discussion on construction of road networks in the land-locked
state and new PWD schemes under the non-lapsable central pool of resources (NLCPR),
the trio clarified that all ongoing schemes would get priority and new ones considered
They also informed that the ministry has so far released the highest funds to Arunachal
Pradesh among all North East states. The ministry has already released 60 percent
of the 100 percent funds earmarked for Arunachal, Kumar told Gadi.
Villagers ready to provide land for Airport
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: Reacting to a news item published in a national and sections of
local dailies that India may build an airport at Tawang near China border, Tourism
Minister Pema Khandu informed that a team of Airport Authority of India (AAI) recently
conducted feasibility study and identified Saulatse at Lumla in Tawang technically
feasible for construction of airport.
“The villagers have already agreed to provide land for the Airport project and the
district administration is in the process of acquiring the land”, said Lumla MLA
“Construction of Airport in Tawang will not only boost our defense stand but also
improve the socio-economic condition of the people in the remote border district,”
said Pema. He also informed that the people of the district are quite enthusiastic
of the proposed Airport project and are ready to provide land anywhere in the district
apart from the present proposed site.
Tsering Tashi, local MLA of Tawang lamented, “The road from the nearest Airport at
Tezpur in the state of Assam to Tawang is in deplorable condition and takes a pain-staking
12 to 14 hours travel-time to cover just about 360 Km”, the airport at Tawang will
provide as an alternate and a faster means of transportation to the general public
and the tourist in particular”, he added.
The only route to the remote Indo-China border district of Tawang is the BCT (Balipara-Charduar-Tawang)
road maintained by Border Road Organization (BRO) and is still under construction
(widening) even after more than a decade.
Education most powerful weapon to change the world: Ering
PASIGHAT, Nov 03: “Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world,” said
Member of Parliament Ninong Ering today. He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony
of the 48th College Day celebration of JN College, Pasighat.
Hailing the students for their active participation in the celebration, Ering hoped
that such activities would improve unity and develop their personality. Addressing
the students, he said students need to acquire latest knowledge through rigorous
academic process. According to him, discipline was equally essential for all age
group but for students it holds a great value. Success would be theirs who value
and practice self-discipline in life, he opined.
Saying that Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has received a tremendous response, Ering urged
the collegians to adopt cleanliness as a permanent ethos of their life and work for
generating awareness regarding clean atmosphere, personal hygiene and pollution free
campus. He further urged them to strengthen the mission by carrying it to common
people in nearby localities.
Ering while advising the teaching community to impart quality education said students
must be taught how to think, not what to think. They should put all-out efforts to
make the society vibrant and advanced.
Earlier, lauding the faculties and students for their untiring efforts towards the
achievement of the college with the declaration of “Centre for Excellence” by UGC
and B++ grade by NACC, Kaling Dai, ZPC said the college has produced many scholars,
administrators, leaders to feel Arunachal proud.
Principal T. Talom presented annual report of the college and advised the students
to be punctual and sincere in studies. DIPRO
54 teachers yet to join duty in East Kameng: EKSWCO
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: A team of East Kameng Social Welfare and Cultural Organization
led by its Chairman Safar Pao and General Secretary Nikam Tallang today called on
Education Minister Tapang Taloh over delay in joining of 54 teachers who were recently
posted at East Kameng district.
Highlighting the shortage of teachers, particularly subject teachers in various schools
in the district, EKSWCO pleaded the Education Minister to ensure immediate joining
of the teachers in their respective place of posting in the district.
Briefing the deteriorating education scenario of the district, EKSWCO chairman Safar
Pao expressed dismay after learning the fact that many subject teachers were transferred
out from the district but no relievers were sent till date. Pao urged the minister
to post 46 more teachers to meet the current requirement of 100 teachers.
EKSWCO also claimed that more than 20 schools in the remote areas in East Kameng
are on verge of defunct and many more schools are yet to see subject teachers.
General Secretary Nikam Tallang sought Taloh’s intervention before the situation
goes from bad to worse.
Meanwhile, the Education Minister assured the EKSWCO members to look into matter
to restore the education system.
It is said that teachers who were posted in East Kameng are reluctant to join duty
after the state government had constituted two committee headed by Director School
Education and Director Elementary School so that genuine cases of teachers could
YSR Foundation colleges falter, promises broken; allege parents
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: The parents of the students selected under free education scheme
of YSR Foundation in association with AAPSU has expressed serious concern over the
future of the students alleging that things are not going as per promise made to
them in the beginning.
More than 200 students had applied for the scholarship and accordingly had paid money
in advance during the counseling programme held in Itanagar. The parents alleged
that though more than two months have passed but still they are in confusion. “The
students have not been admitted in any particular college till now. They had initially
promised us that students will get admission in the colleges run by YSR Foundation.
Later when we got to know that the colleges under YSR Foundation are not affiliated
with AITCE, the students were shifted to different colleges. Now we don’t know whether
the scholarship is applicable in those new colleges. We want to know who is giving
scholarship, is it YSR Foundation, AAPSU or Govt. of AP,” the parents questioned.
Further they added, “At present the college where students have been admitted are
not treating them properly. 15 students are forced to share single congested room.
They are sleeping on the floor and no furniture, mattress, bed etc have been provided
to them. This has forced the students to stay in rented house whereas YSR Foundation
and AAPSU made promises to provide accommodation from their side.” The parents alleged
that due to such problems, students are getting depressed and many are returning
home from Telangana.
“There is so no clarity with regards to fee paid to YSR Foundation and AAPSU by us.
As we were told that poor students will get scholarship, so we had applied for this
scheme. But now the situation has drastically changed. The future of our children
looks bleak and we appeal YSR Foundation and AAPSU to clarify the matter before things
get late,” the parents continued. However the parents made it clear that they are
not against AAPSU and are just worried about the future of their children.
“Particularly three executive members of AAPSU who were actively involved in this
initiative has since then gone missing. They are not cooperating with us. We want
to make it clear that we are not against AAPSU. In fact we appeal AAPSU to help us
as we are suffering because of the misdeed by few of their members,” said the group
Meanwhile when contacted AAPSU President Kamta Lapung informed that he will soon
meet the agitating parents and discuss the matter.
“Right now I am not in Itanagar. Parents had informed me about this development.
I also don’t have much idea as this process was initiated by few of my executive
members. Even though I have no role in this regard, I assure parents that soon I
will meet them and will listen to their grievances. AAPSU always stands for the cause
of student communities and we will not let them down,” said the AAPSU President.
Ruksin people demand independent ADC, sub-treasury office
RUKSIN, Nov 03: Expressing their happiness at the state government’s recent decision
to upgrade Ruskin Sub-divisional headquarters (HQs) in East Siang district to ADC
HQs, the people of the sub-division including Bilat and Sille-Oyan circles have demanded
the government to appoint the ADC with independent charge.
The state government recently approved the proposal to upgrade Ruksin SDO headquarters
to ADC headquarters and Jengging CO headquarters to EAC and Kimin EAC to SDO headquarters.
Upgradation of the SDO HQs to ADC was a long-felt demand of the local people. The
state’s Chief Minister during the last assembly election had assured to fulfill the
public demand for an ADC office at Ruksin.
The local people also demanded to set up a Sub-treasury office at Ruksin. Locals
said that lack of Treasury Office in the vast area is forcing the people to go to
Similar problem is also being faced by the people of Nari-Seren circles. Though there
is an ADC office at Nari, the people have to go to Pasighat. “Establishment of ADC
office at Ruksin will undoubtedly ease the people’s hardships up to a certain extent,”
said Ruksin Block ZPM, Tonggeng Panyang. .
‘Modi failed to retrieve black money’: Narayanasamy
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: Former Union Minister and in-charge of Congress Affairs in NE states
V Narayanasamy said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed has to keep the
election promise to bring back black money stashed away in foreign banks. He was
addressing the party functionaries and office bearers of Pradesh Congress Committee
at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here today.
“Modi promised that he would bring black money stashed away in foreign banks within
three months of coming to power. But he has failed to keep his promises,” said Narayanasamy.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who was also present in the meeting, emphasized on the
need to develop skills of youths and advocated for free registration of unemployed
engineers as contractor. He asked the people of the state to avail maximum benefit
of his Universal Health Insurance Scheme.
APCC president Padi Richo suggested coordination between the Govt, and the party
workers so that the Govt, plans and policies can be implemented in letter and spirit
for the benefit of the people. He exhorted the party cadres and workers to work sincerely
in coordination with the Govt, while implementing these schemes.
Parliamentary Secretaries, Congress legislators, APCC office bearers and Heads of
frontal organizations attended the meeting.
Two karate players from Arunachal to represent country at World C’ship
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: P Nobin Jomoh and Runa Dada from Arunachal Pradesh will represent
India at 22nd WKF World Championship to be held at Bremen, Germany from November
5 to 9.
Both Nobin and Runa will be leaving New Delhi tonight for Germany along with the
Indian team, informed Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA).
Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has wished both Nobin and
Runa best of luck in the championship.
Palin to host state karate championship
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) will conduct the 19th Sub-Junior,
Cadet cum 20th Senior State Level Karate Championship at Palin, Kurung Kumey district
from December 4 to 6, according to AKA.
Ram Tagang wins ‘Voice of East Kameng’ contest
SEPPA, Nov 03: Ram Tagang was declared the winner of “Voice of East Kameng.”
The grand finale of ‘Voice of East Kameng season-2’ organized by East Kameng Artist
Society (EKAS) was held at Govt. HSS, Auditorium, Seppa on October 31.
Parliamentary Secretary (Tax & Excise) Tapuk Taku while attending the programme said
that there is no dearth of talents in East Kameng but they fail to reach the goal
due to lack of endurance and commitment. He reiterated of the need to avoid early
marriage and also to pursue proper education.
Acknowledging the efforts of the EKAS to provide a platform to show singing talents,
he called upon the youths to refrain from taking drugs, consuming alcohol and other
EKAS chairman Bantaran Gyadi appealed to the people to extend necessary support and
cooperation its endeavor to hunt and promotion of singing talents in the district.
DC inspects Sigin Bridge
DAPORIJO, Nov 03: Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner K. Dulom along with Commander
23 BRTF Col. SP Singh inspected the weak Sigin Bailey bridge over Sigin river at
Daporijo. The bridge is in a dilapidated condition due to years of wear and tear
posting great threat to users of the bridge.
The DC has cautioned against movement of heavy vehicles on the bridge until the maintenance
work is complete. The Commander informed that the maintenance work would begin as
soon as the parts were available. DIPRO
Societies seek promotion of Arunachalee singers
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: The Nyishi Art & Culture Welfare Society, Itanagar (NACWS) and
West Siang District Socio-Culture and Economic Development Society, Aalo (WSDCEDS)
in a joint memorandum have sought cooperation of the state government in adapting
a policy for promoting indigenous Arunachalee singers and full utilization of music
teachers appointed by the Government in different schools in the state by providing
necessary musical instruments etc.
There are numerous Arunachalee singers in different communities and their singing
talent is nothing less than that of any famous playback singer of India. But it is
often found and seen that whenever there is a celebration of mega festivals and events,
the singers of other Indian states are invited on the occasion by paying huge amounts
of money by obtaining funds from the government which is a sheer wastage of public
money, it wrote in its memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister.
It suggested for not granting any government fund to outsiders other than singers
from Arunachal whenever any society, organization, committee or groups approach for
granting government money for such purpose. This will go a long way in the promotion
of indigenous singers, it added.
It further sought opening of an art and culture school in the state stating that
the music teachers appointed in various schools of the state, instead of teaching
music, are being asked to take other subject classes.
Because of this they are neither doing justice to their assigned duty nor can they
impart proper education to them, stated the memorandum.
NE Sports Competition under RGKA from Dec 10
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: The department of Sports and Youth Affairs in a meeting with sports
associations of all the nine sports disciplines in the state chalked out strategies
for successful conduct of the North East Sports Competition (2014-15) under Rajiv
Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) at Itanagar from December 10 to 13.
The department also held meeting with the District Sports Officers, Assistant Sports
Officers regarding conduct of the second edition of Chief Minister’s Trophy on Football
and Volleyball (men and women) which was kicked off at Sagalee on Saturday last.
The meeting discussed on development sports infrastructure/complex at block level
and sought proposals from concern district for further submission of the same to
the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs, Govt of India.
AAPANWA seeks basic amenities
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: All Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Nibu (Priest) Welfare Association
(AAPANWA) has demanded basic amenities in Nibu Nijik Modern Village, Jami Jaate here.
It said that the Modern village which was established in 1992 still has no road,
bridge over Jaate river, lacks in water supply, electrification, health and education
facilities. The association has written to the Chief Secretary in this regard.
YOMA alleges irregularity in the appointment of BEOs
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: Alleging irregularity in the appointment of Block Education Officer
(BEO), the Youth Organization Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (YOMA) has demanded a
probe into it.
In a complaint letter to the Education Commissioner, YOMA pointed out that the candidates
seeking appointment as BEO should be a Junior Teacher. It claimed that 71 has been
appointed illegally out of the 147 BEOs in the state.
It gave the department 15 days to rectify the irregularity failing which YOMA threatened
to launch rigorous democratic movement for fulfillment of its demand.
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: The women folk of Dirang drawing inspiration from motivational
words of Union Minister of State for Home Khiren Rijuju during his maiden visit to
the area organized a social service as part of “Mission Swachh Bharat“.
The sanitation drive covered the villages of Dirang dzong, Chur, Dukphung, Ganlang,
Thangrisa , Gazangpharang and Khachipa.
Senior Medical Officer of Dirang CHC Dr. S.K Sigh dealt in length on the importance
of maintaining high degree of health and sanitation practices.
C.R Meena, OC, 120 RCC, assured all possible cooperation from his unit for the cause.
The social service was organized under the aegis of Women Welfare Association of
GPF reiterates demand for establishment of IIT/AIIMS in West Siang
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: Reiterating its demand for the establishments of IIT and AIIMS
in West Siang district, the Galo Peoples’ Federation (GPF) in a release today made
a fervent appeal to all the stakeholders of the community to ponder on the matter
and put pressure on the State Govt. and its legislators to take the matter to a logical
and a positive conclusion.
The forum assured of a peaceful and congenial atmosphere of learning, free from outer
interference, for the students if the aforesaid premier institutions were established
in the West Siang district.
Further, GPF appealed to the youths to join in the awareness campaign for “De-alcoholism
in Galo society”.
Meanwhile, GPF opined that the Railways have always been a boon to the development
and progress of any nation and State with low cost transportation facility. The Forum
appealed to the State Govt. to start the Railway service for the benefit of the people
of Arunachal Pradesh at the earliest.
It dis-approved the theory that the crime-graph may go up with the coming of Railways.
It opined that the crime and criminals can only be checked and controlled by good
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: The Barapani Social Service Forum (BSSF) Naharlagun organized a
mass social service on November 1 at Barapani Pipe Company. A large number of people
turned up for the social service, claimed a release.
A prohibitory notice board was also erected in the area for imposing penalties to
those who throw garbage in the area after the social service.
NNSPSU celebrates foundation day
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: Nyapin Nyobia Sangram Phassang Students Union (NNSPSU) celebrated
its 9th Foundation Day with theme “Youth For Peace and Development" at Nyapin, Kurung
Kumey on October 2.
The celebration started with hosting of union flag by the president of the union
followed by volleyball competition for both men and women.
Tadar Taniang Govt. College Nyapin, Govt. Higher Secondary School Sangram won the
men’s Volleyball title and Govt. Higher Secondary School Nyapin won the women’s volleyball
The NNSPSU team also conducted social service at Govt. Higher Secondary School Sangram
and constructed temporary wall around the school compound.
Meanwhile, NNSPSU demanded concern department to take immediate step to demarcate
school boundary and construct permanent boundary of the Government Higher Secondary
AVP’s youth project workers conference concludes
ITANAGAR, Nov 03: The three days ‘Youth Project Workers’ conference of Arunachal
Vikas Parishad (AVP) concluded at Abotani Vidya Niketan, Pachin, yesterday.
Archery, patriotic song and local prayer song competitions were conducted during
the three days programme.
Lower Siang, Upper Subansiri and Lower Dibang Valley secured the first, second and
third position in patriotic song competition respectively while East Kameng, East
Siang and Changlang won the first, second third positions respectively in the prayer
In Archery, the boys from Papum Pare district Taba Jamsai, Karo Juna and Taro Gumso
won the first, second and third position in Sub Junior category.
In girls category, Kumari Nabam Anjala (Papum Pare), Amblasi Manyu (Lohit) and Roshika
were adjudged first, second and third respectively. In junior boys category, Nabam
Rikam of Papum Pare, Vasu Domp of Kurung Kumey won the first and second position
while in senior category, Bengia Tagu of Kurung Kumey and Damka Tayum of East Kameng
secured the first and second position respectively.
A total of 500 delegates and volunteers from 20 different communities from 182 villages
from 60 circles of 18 districts attended the camp.
Attending the function, Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh
president and APPSC Chairman Dr. Ligu Tacho appealed to the participating youths
to work for eradicating social evils like drug addiction, consumption of alcohol
etc from the society.
Sandeep Kavishwar, state organizing secretary of AVP recalled Golgi Bote Talom Rukbo
and his movement for promotion and protection of Indigenous faith and culture in
Unless backed by research, agri-horti potential will not be realized
Alarming news about “Citrus Decline” in the state, especially in Lohit and Lower
Dibang Valley districts, affecting orange cultivation in large scale has sent shockwaves
among the farming communities of state. Similar problem has been reported from East
Siang and Papum Pare districts too. As per the research carried out by Arunachal
Pradesh Horticulture Research and Development Mission (APHRDM) hundreds of hectares
of Orange orchards are being abandoned as the decline has completely engulfed the
plantations and is fast spreading to other areas. There is an urgent need to arrest
the problem before it spreads to other districts which will be a total disaster for
the citrus industry in the state.
The survey team of APHRDM suspects three causes; Nutrient deficiency (especially
Zinc deficiency), Citrus Greening disease and viral infections (Tristeza and Yellow
corky Vein virus) to be responsible for the present crisis. Arunachal Pradesh Horticulture
Research and Development Mission should be appreciated for finding out this serious
problem. Such kind of research activities will immensely help the farming community.
Government of Arunachal should take note of this finding and try to find out the
scientific solution. State government need to support such research activities by
making fund available. One of the main reasons for Arunachal failing to tap the
rich agri-horti potential is lack of proper research activities. Government need
to understand that unless backed by strong research, the agri-horti potential will
never be realized in true sense.
----Readers Forum ----
Start the selection process
Through your esteemed daily, we would like to thank the department of Industry, GOAP
for cancelling the walk-in –interview for the post of Economic Investigator, Extension
officer and other posts.
At the same time, we would also like to appeal the concerned department to conduct
written exam for the above mentioned posts as soon as possible. Because written exam
is best way to select the right and deserving candidates and minimize the outer pressure
in the selection process.
Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS)
I would like to draw the attention of the Finance (Pension) Department and all the
state govt. employees who are contributing to the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS)
about the various flaws in the implementation of the scheme in our state;
1.Lack of proper guidelines:- It is very sad that, most of the account branches of
various departments in our district have not yet received proper guidelines about
the scheme. As contributors we have the right to know about the guidelines and rules
of the scheme but when we approach the accounts branche of our office for it, the
only reply we get is that, they don't have it and we should en-quire at the Directorate
of Audit and Pension, which I feel is a very silly advice. One cannot go to Itanagar
just for the sake of procuring guidelines because the account section should provide
it in the district.
2. Lack of Annual Accounts Statement (AAS):-As the account section of our department
was unable to give any information I did some search and found an article related
to the implementation of CPS in Tamil Nadu. It was given that the office is generating
and dispatching the Annual Account Statement (AAS) for all the account holders to
respective DDO, every year after closure of accounts. It is surprising that in our
state none of the CPS account holders have received even a single AAS. The non furnishing
shows that there is no transparency in this matter. Who knows where our hard earned
money is going? Maybe it is being misused or being diverted. We are contributing,
so we have the right to know about our money.
So I request the department concerned to immediately furnish the Annual Account Statement
to all the employees right from the year of opening of CPS account.
3. Non deduction of arrears contribution from DA arrears:- It is found that in other
states DA arrears are deducted in the month of account and shown separately as "OTHER
ARREARS" in installments. DA is a part of the salary and deduction should be made
from it, but it has come to my knowledge that no deduction for CPS is being made
from the DA arrears in our state. By doing so the government is saving its contribution
that it should give to our CPS account, thereby fooling us. It should be understood
that we are losing the contribution that govt. should be giving to us. Presently
it wont pinch much but when the 7th pay commission comes into implementation we are
going to lose a huge amount of money if things go the way it is now.
The 7th pay commission will come into action from 1st January 2016 but all of us
know that in our state it will take at least two years to be implemented. If deduction
is not made from the pay commission arrears then we are going to lose an equal amount
of contribution which we should get from the govt for our CPS account.
4. Non receipt of Permanent Retirement Account Number(PRAN) Card:- It has come to
my knowledge that employees in other states have got a Permanent Retirement Account
Number but we are yet to receive it.
So it is that our employees are facing so many problems but the irony here is that
neither the government nor any of the employees associations of our state have looked
into these problems.
I want to know what is COSAAP doing about this? Are they ignorant or not at all interested?
Maybe because why would a GPF holder care to look into the problems of CPF.
An age old saying goes "A stitch in time saves nine" so we need to immediately solve
whatever problems we are facing before it blows out of proportion.
Therefore I request all the service associations of our state to take up this matter
as urgent and bring much needed remedy. I also appeal all the CPS account holders
to spread the message and come forward to solve these problems. Friends it is high
time that we leave our "ho jaayega" attitude and look into this matter seriously.
Lastly I humbly and earnestly request the finance (pension) department to leave their
lackadaisical attitude and understand the fact that every hard earned penny we contribute
is accountable. We won't be getting pension and CPS is our only retirement solution
so we don't want any trouble related to it.
We all have noticed that many a times during recruitment, usually the selected candidates
have their own godfather in the form of govt officers and political leaders. There
is corruption in the selection process and seldom is it fair.
So, I am afraid that one day the educated unemployed youth may become frustrated.
Therefore, I request the higher authority to look into the matter as soon as possible.
Lohit hostel, RGU
'Flights of Fantasy'
'Flights of Fantasy' was scintillating and riveting. Perhaps a similar anecdote was
shared here earlier in the context of a different occasion. At that time I didn't
keenly observe the contributor's name.
Thought he could be anyone from among the heroes guarding our airspace with distinction
This time, however, the surname of the writer sounded familiar. It reminded of the
similar surname of a classmate. We were in awe of the batch mate who reportedly had
a sibling as pilot.
It was truly inspirational for younger generation and nostalgic for aged like us
though most of us hadn't boarded even in a civil avionics, let alone commanding a
Sukhoi - 30 squadron.
Looking forward to more flights of fancy.
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