BJP seeks Governor intervention
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: The Bharatiya Janata Party, Arunachal Pradesh sought the intervention
of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa to hold back Nabam Tuki
led Congress Govt. from taking major financial decisions claiming that the Govt.
has been reduced to minority within Congress and the administration virtually collapsed.
The party in a release claimed that majority of the Congress MLAs are no more with
the Govt. and they are not a part of the Govt. administration and have been outside
the state since long time. The Govt. should be asked to prove required majority on
the floor of the house," the party said in a release.
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: The All Pakke-Kessang Pijerang Dissing-Passo Seijosa Students' Union
(APPDSSU) has submitted a memorandum to the state Chief Secretary today, demanding
immediate delegation of full financial power to the newly posted Executive Engineer
at Pakke Kessang PWD Division.
The Union has claimed that the newly posted Executive Engineer has not been delegated
full official charge as per official order No, SPWD-265/2014 in terms of rule 14
delegation of financial power Rule 1987 and under the provision of Rule-16 of delegation
of financial power Rule 1978 read with CTR-142.
PAYWA commends Police, DA for arrest
AALO, Nov 04: The Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association has lauded Aalo Police and District
Administration for arresting the culprits allegedly involved in the cold blooded
murder of one Dorik Basa of Biru village.
Basa was found dead with multiple injuries all over his body for which the association
demanded immediate arrest of the culprits. The Aalo police acted swiftly and arrested
three alleged accused involved in the gruesome murder and booked them under appropriate
section of law. DIPRO
Itanagar Festival all set to lure visitors
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: The first edition of the much awaited Itanagar Festival 2015 started
at IG Park here today with a promise to lure the visitors.
The major attractions of the seven-day long festival are Pan-East Trade Expo, adventure
sports, sumo wrestling and bubble walk to name a few, while a food carnival has also
been included in the festival for the foodies.
One can enjoy the mouth watering delicacies which would be presented in the Tribal
Huts, the newly launched Food Truck and Grill Republica.
Fashion show and various cultural programmes are also on the list of the Itanagar
Festival 2015 which would continue till November 10 next.
DC urged to address issues
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: The All Papum Pare District Border Students Union (APPDBSU) has
in a representation to the Papum Pare DC today, apprised him about the various issues
confronting the people living in Tarasso Circle and sought early steps to address
The Union said that it recently conducted a tour of various villages under Tarasso
circle and interacted with the people there, who were facing much hardships due to
inordinate delay in solving the boundary issue as well as establishment of 4th IRBN
company at Radhaso as assured by the state Home Minister on Feb 24 last besides,
poor supply of electricity, non-renovation of RWD road from Kochubari to Jullang
and shortage of teaching staff at Government schools etc.
It further rued the lackadaisical attitude of the state government in addressing
the genuine grievances of the people of the Circle and strongly appealed for bringing
an early solution to the boundary issue to ensure peace and security in the area.
Surprise checking conducted in Sagalee, Kimin, Doimukh and Balijan markets
YUPIA, Nov 4: A surprise checking was conducted at various market places of Sagalee,
Kimin, Doimukh and Balijan by the ADC Balijan, Sagalee, SDO Kimin and Doimukh under
the guidance of Deputy Commissioner Tai Kaye today to check the market prices of
The DC informed that market prices of essential commodities were found normal and
more or less same with neighbouring state of Assam. DIPRO
Conduct regular eviction drives
along RoW of highway
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: The Nirjuli Market Welfare Committee (NMWC) Chairman Kipa Achok
has in a letter to the Capital Complex DC today urged him to direct the concern authority
to conduct regular eviction drives along the RoW of NH52-A within Nirjuli market
area to prevent encroachment.
Stating that the encroachment along RoW must be strictly prevented as it hampers
the future road expansion and development, the Chairman further urged people to desist
from indulging in forceful land grabbing along the RoW within the Nirjuli Market
Creation of Group D post,
job regularization sought
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: Claiming that the casual staff under District Horticulture Department,
Daporijo have not been regularized and promoted despite serving in the same post
since the past 23 years, the All Arunachal Pradesh Government Departmental Labour's
Union (AAPGDLU), has in a representation to the Minister Home, Power & Horticulture
today, appealed him to direct the authorities to create group D post for the welfare
of the casual staff soon.
The casual staff serving in various categories as Chowkidar, Peon, Dak Runner, Mali,
Messenger, Computer Operator, Driver, Sweeper etc, for the past 23 years without
getting their services regularized have been facing much hardship in maintaining
their family with the meager income, the Union stated and sought early regularization
of their jobs as well as creation of adequate group D posts under the department.
Training on hospital wastes management
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: To equip the medical officers and sanitary assistants with proper
knowledge and information about biomedical waste management, management of hospital
hygiene and infection, the Arunachal Pradesh State Health Society (APSHS) organized
a two days residential training at State Training Center of NHM, Naharlagun on November
3 and 4.
While addressing the participants, NHM Mission Director PN Thungon gave emphasis
on keeping the hospital premise neat and clean both indoor and outdoor, especially
operation theatre, labour room and OPD where patients encounter with several types
Dr T Taku urged them to utilize the knowledge they have gained during the training
for creating an infection free and hygienic environment in hospitals. The infection
management and environment plan is an approach for managing, avoiding, reducing and
controlling health and environment risk arising from healthcare facilities, he said,
and informed that incineration machines will be set up in districts to burn the
Resources persons Dr Liniya Lollen, MD, Medical Superintendent General Hospital Aalo
and Dr Mope Riba from Arunachal State Hospital briefed about the biomedical wastes
and dwelt on need of biomedical waste management system in hospital.
They said that some wastes such as the contents of containers holding both sharps
and pharmaceuticals are infectious and hazardous can have adverse impact on the environment
and on public health. Both Dr. Lollen and Dr. Riba suggested that doctors should
take the responsibility of infection management besides giving treatment to the patients.
ATA withdraws demands
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: The Arunachal Teachers' Association (ATA) has decided to withdraw
its demand for immediate cancellation of TGT interview after it has learnt that the
50 % of the vacant post is kept by the department for promotion from PRT (AT) to
TGT (JT) as per Recruitment Rule 2013.
Moreover, the demand for Amendment of TGT Recruitment Rule i.e. 100% vacant post
of TGT (JT) must be distributed at the ratio of 50% for promotion from PRT (AT) to
TGT (JT), 25% for regularization of SSA TGT (JT) and 25% for direct recruitment has
been placed by the department for cabinet approval, the ATA said, and hoped the Govt.
would address the same in the greater interest of teaching community.
Meanwhile, ATA thanked the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh for approving appointment of
senior most Joint Director of the Department to the vacant post of both the Director
of Elementary & Secondary Education separately. It hoped both the newly appointed
Directors of the Elementary & Secondary Education would deliver their responsibilities
up to the expectations of people and teaching community. ATA hoped both of them would
put an effort towards the improvement of quality education and also have tangible
reformation in educational management and administration under their guidance.
LDV DC calls for strict adherence to State Entrepreneurs Act
ROING, Nov 4: In a coordination meeting with the Heads of Department in his office
chamber today, Deputy Commissioner of Lower Dibang Valley Ravi Dhawan asked all the
Heads of Work Departments to make the payment to the contractor/beneficiary by cheque
only and not by cash. He also asked them to adhere to the provisions under the Arunachal
Pradesh District Based Entrepreneurs & Professionals (Incentives, Development and
Promotional) Act, 2015.
While informing that installation of High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) has
been started by the District Transport Office, the Deputy Commissioner urged all
the HoDs to get HSRP number plate for their departmental vehicles. He further directed
HoDs to deduct water and electricity pending bills of the Govt. employees from their
salary in four installments and also asked them to submit list of Govt. employees
who had already been transferred from the district but still occupying Govt. quarters
in the district headquarters.
The Deputy Commissioner while reviewing the progress of schemes executed by various
departments in the district further asked the Heads of Work Department to expedite
the works during the short working season and also to hand over the completed infrastructure
at the earliest possible. DIPRO
Faculty development prog. underway
NIRJULI, Nov 4: A five-day TEQIP (Phase-II) sponsored training programme on 'Recent
Advancements of Electrical Machines and Industrial Applications' conducted by the
Department of Electrical Engineering, NERIST began here today.
Over 45 participants representing electrical engineering and allied departments,
industries, machine developers, academicians, scientists and researchers took part
in the training which was aimed to introduce new methods and techniques to promote
and establish more fruitful applications of electrical machines and its applications
in industries of the state in particular and nation in general.
In his inaugural address, NERIST Director, Prof. P K Das stated that NERIST does
not limit to only imparting education but also believe in giving new technologies
to the people which has been continuing since its establishment. He also emphasized
upon more involvement of faculty members of the institute in undertaking such programme
for wider knowledge dissemination and learning by the stakeholders. He also spoke
about the challenges faced by the people and how they can overcome it by adopting
more scientific technologies and implementing modern infrastructures.
HoD Electrical Engineering Dr. S Gao also spoke about some significant untapped issues
relevant to the topic such as different types of electrical drives and industrial
Prof. P Sarkar from NITTTR, Kolkata, speaking on the occasion, asked for more sincere
participation by the allied sectors in merchandising the energy potential of the
state to global scale.
NERIST, TEQIP Coordinator, Prof. S Chatterjee also informed the gathering about funding
opportunities available under TEQIP (Phase-II), which is currently available in the
institute and advised the participants to undertake active research in the chosen
Elaborating about the technical deliberation of coming five days by the resource
persons representing IIT, NITTTR, Jadavpur University and NERIST, Associate Professor
and Programme Coordinator, Dr. AK Singh dwelt at length on overshooting issues, induction
machines, types of motors, energy efficiency, technological challenges and untapped
energy potential of the state.
Karbak assures fund for construction of SU office
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: The cultural night of the Annual College Week of Dera Natung Government
College (DNGC) was held yesterday.
Parliamentary Secretary (Food and Civil Supply, Consumer Affairs) Nyamar Karbak inaugurated
the traditional 'Fusion Night' along with renowned fashion designer and Papum Pare
Zilla Parishad Chairperson Nabam Aka Taba.
Responding to a single-point memorandum of the Students Union, Karbak assured to
provide fund for construction of office of the Students Union (SU) of the college.
ZP Chairperson Nabam Aka Taba gave emphasis on co-curricular activities by the students
besides their formal education for overall development. She also said that there
was a tremendous scope for growth of fashion industry in the state.
Appreciating the events, she was of opinion that such activities reflect the unique
cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh which will help in preserving and promoting
them for posterity.
Papum Pare, APP win in Tang Memorial Football Tournament
TEZU, Nov 4: Papum Pare and Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) won their respective matches
against Namsai and Upper Subansiri in the 14rh Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football
Torunament here today.
Papum Pare beat Namsai 3-1 while APP defeated Upper Subansiri 2-0. The matches between
Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley and East Siang and East Kameng ended in 1-1
AVP State Level Sports
Competition from Nov 6
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: The State level Games and Sports competition of Arunachal Vikas
Parishad (AVP) will begin at NEEPCO and Rono Grounds, Doimukh from November 6 to
Over 800 athletes from all the districts are expected to participate in the thee-day
The state team for the national level competition to be held in Ranchi, Jharkhand
from December 26 to 31 will be selected on the basis of performance in the state
Leader of Opposition Tamiyo Taga and Chief Engineer (PHED) Toko Jyoti will inaugurate
the competition on November 6 at 9 am.
MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Secretary RK Mission Swami Vishweshananda Maharaj
will attend the valedictory function on Noverber 7 at 3 pm, according to an AVP release.
Gadkari announces massive road
package for Arunachal
[ Taba Ajum ]
ITANAGAR, Nov 04: Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari today
announced road package worth Rs 15,000 crore for Arunachal Pradesh in addition to
the various ongoing road projects. He made the announcement while laying foundation
stone for the two-lane Akajan-Likabali-Bame road at Likabali. The total stretch of
said project is 54 kilometer and will cost Rs 473.89 crore. The project is being
executed under SARDP-NE package and is schedule to be completed within next two years.
To the thunderous applause of crowd present, Gadkari also declared that in principle
his ministry has approved the construction of four-lane Itanagar-Banderdewa road
project. "The four-lane road will be of cement concrete. However state government
will have to provide land and also submit fresh DPR at the earliest. We are giving
top priority to construction of road across the NE states and Arunachal Pradesh will
gain most from our initiative. However there should not be any compromise with the
quality," said Gadkari. He also called upon nodal agencies to ensure that wherever
it is possible the local contractors should be allotted the work. "The qualified
local contractors should always be given first preference. We want to make sure that
locals enjoy the benefit of development initiatives. But there should not be any
compromise with quality and if we notice any shortcoming, we will not hesitate to
take harsh step. Road is key to development of any state. Arunachal will need better
road for better future," said Gadkari. He expressed happiness to know that TK Engineering,
an Itanagar based infrastructure company is executing one of the packages of Akajan-Likabali-Bame
project and expressed hope that more local contractors will be part of other road
projects across the state. Earlier PWD Minister Gojen Gadi submitted a memorandum
to the visiting minister on behalf of the state government. Some of the major highlight
of memorandum include early sanctioning of Itanagar-Banderdewa four-lane project,
fund for maintenance of Potin-Pangin road, improvement of Likabali township road,
sanctioning of east-west industrial corridor and frontier highway, etc. Minister
for Civil Aviation, Transport and Supply Jomde Kena also spoke on the occasion. The
said project has been divided into two packages, namely, 2 laning of Akajan Bame
road from Km 12 to Km 33 worth Rs 210.5 crore and from Km 33 to Km 65.810 will cost
Rs 263.39 crore.
Parliamentary Secretary for PWD Alo Libang, officials of PWD, NHIDCL, West Siang
DC and SP along with concessionaire of the Akajan-Likabali-Bame road were present
on the occasion.
Helicopter services for adventure@mechukha
ITANAGAR, Nov 04: With a view to facilitate tourists and travelers to participate
in the adventure@mechukha tourism festival beginning on Saturday, the department
of civil aviation is offering a special helicopter schedule to fly to Mechukha at
8 am on 6 November.
The chopper will make another sortie on November 10, which is expected to smooth
out a lot of the transportation difficulties in travelling to Mechukha.
Travelers wishing to avail the services on regular fare have been suggested to contact
the festival partners on 0360-2247201.
AACWA alleges poor work quality,
demands constant monitoring
ITANAGAR, Nov 04: All Arunachal Contractor's Welfare Association (AACWA) demanded
proper monitoring and supervision of the ongoing road widening work from Itanagar
to Banderdewa by the engineers of the department concerned.
Claiming that the quality of the on-going road work was not upto the people's satisfaction
and expectation, the AACWA in a letter to the Chief Engineer, PWD (WZ), alleged that
absence of supervisors/ engineers at the site of work has led to inferior work quality.
The contractors association also alleged tardy progress and various technical faults
in construction of the road, drains etc.
While demanding the Chief Engineer for proper and round-the-clock monitoring of the
on-going road works, they also urged him to do the work maintaining quality and specifications
as per highway standard. Otherwise, the blame will directly go to the department,
Explore hydro potential of the state: Tsering
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: Minister for Hydro Power Development Phurpa Tsering appealed to
various departments working under hydro power sector to strive hard and apply their
technical expertise to explore and develop hydro power potential of the state.
Interacting with the HPDCAPL officials today, Tsering assured them of his all possible
help for timely materialization of any proposal of the Department both at state and
Stating that state government has for the first time created a separate ministry
for Hydro Power Development, he assured to try his level best for development of
the hydropower sector.
"Arunachal Pradesh is known as the power house of the country but the hydropower
development in the state has earned bad name for wrong reasons," he lamented.
Earlier, Toko Onuj, Managing Director, HDPCAPL apprised to the minister that HPDCAPL
is the only state government-owned corporation in power sector having huge potential
to generate revenue for the state. As of now, the corporation does not have any operational
assets, which is creating hurdles to the corporation to obtain financial assistance
from any financial institution, he said, and appealed to the state government to
extend proper support for growth and promotion of the corporation.
The HPDCAPL Managing Director has requested the minister to transfer some of the
operational hydro assets of Department of Hydro Power Development to the corporation
including the assets which are nonfunctional and obsolete so that the corporation
can repair/renovate them and run on commercial and revenue model.
The corporation, at present, has only one ongoing project at Sambachu 2x1.5MW SHP,
Zemithang in hands which is targeted to be completed by March 2016.
The Corporation is also ready with DPRs for five SHP projects, namely Selling (3x6MW),
Taksangchu (2x1.7MW), Taksang Gumpa Nallah-(2x0.8MW), Mosi (3x2.2MW), Ano (2x5MW)
and looking for private developers on PPP or JV mode for development of these projects.
The meeting was also attended by J. Kamdak, CE (Eastern Zone), Department of Hydro
Power Development and his team.
State BJP backs Rijiju's statement on Nehru
ITANAGAR, Nov. 04: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju did not
make any new comment over the country's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru's
role in the 1962 Indo-China war, said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh
in a release. Rijiju had recently said that Nehru had let the people of North-East
down during the 1962 Indo-China war by abandoning the people to their fate.
Citing Jawaharlal Nehru's radio speech during 1962 war, the BJP state unit said
after his speech on All India Radio following the fall of Bomdila, many in Assam
felt he was not concerned about the Brahmaputra Valley. Some veteran Congressmen
though believe the people misunderstood him, there is nothing wrong if the fact is
coming before the people, the party said.
Denouncing the APCC's remarks condemning the statement of Rijiju who accused Jawaharlal
Nehru for letting the people of Northeast region down during the 1962 India-China
war, the state BJP termed the APCC's remarks as misleading and unbecoming saying
that APCC is trying to divert the attention of people from the prevailing political
upheaval in the ruling Congress government in the state.
PPA comes to rescue of Governor
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: At a time when the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh is facing storm
of protests from various quarters over his unpopular suggestion to Prime Minister
on Greenfield Airport, the People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) has come to the rescue
of the Governor.
Denouncing all those organizations, who have been 'unjustifiably' critical of the
Governor for some or the other reasons, PPA President Kahfa Bengia in a party meeting
today claimed that Late KAA Raja and JP Rajkhowa have so far been the most vocal
and visionary Governors of Arunachal Pradesh.
"If you look at the history of all the Governors, who have served this tribal state
right from the inception, Late KAA Raja and Rajkhowa have so far been the most vocal
and visionary as far as taking this state towards the light of better civilization
is concerned," the PPA president said.
Rajkhowa, besides coming from a successful bureaucratic background is an apolitical
gentleman with a mission to help the common people of the state in doing away with
the virus of corruption afflicting the state. He has been the only Governor so far
who is very critical of the bad roads in the capital. The baseless criticisms on
him have deeply hurt the conscience of the common public, he said.
Kahfa said that the unjustified criticism of the Governor for some or the other reasons
is not healthy for the positive growth of the state.
"If these organizations are really concerned about the green field airport project,
where were they in between the years 2008 to 2013 when the sudden plan to shift the
project from Banderdewa to Hollongi suddenly brought the project to a full stop,"
the PPA questioned.
The Peoples Party of Arunachal appealed to those organizations to play the supportive
role of state building rather than acting as 'obstacles'.
Ericulture as Income Source in Arunachal
[ Dr. Hiren Gogoi and Taba Meth ]
Arunachal Pradesh is one of the consumers of eri silk as Nyishi, Aka, Serdukpen,
Monpa, Adi and other communities in this region are known to wear eri clothes during
festivals and ritual events. Besides, fashionable modern dresses such as Gale and
Shawl prepared from eri silk are also used widely. The diversity in the topography
and climatic conditions of Arunachal Pradesh is favouring the growth of luxuriant
forests which are endowed with more than 12 species of silk producing insects including
the wild relatives of eri, muga and tasar silkworm. Though, rearing of eri silkworm
in Arunachal was an avocation in long back, this culture is scarcely practiced in
the region at present. Instead, people purchase their traditional clothes from other
states, mainly from Assam. Because, the wild relative of the eri silkworm also inhabit
in their natural habitat of Arunachal, it seems to have no problem in reviving the
age-old ericulture practice. Hi-tech innovations are diffusing rapidly, now eri silk
can be refined to prepare fashionable and colourful garments of modern trends besides
weaving traditional eri cloth.
As eri silkworm and pupa are delicious food items which are also consumed in Arunachal
as well as in many other parts of the country and the world, ericulture will also
occupy a part of the food market. Moreover, castor seed oil is extracted from the
food plant of eri silkworm. Therefore, ericulture will generate employment opportunity
in handloom and textile sectors besides providing food item and castor seed oil.
Currently, in Arunachal Pradesh, cultivation of food plant of eri (castor and keseru)
covers approximately 225 acres of land yielding 168000 kg of cocoon. It can fetch
an amount of rupees around ten crore by selling cocoon at a rate of Rs. 600 per kg
and an amount of rupees around 20 lakh by selling caterpillar at a rate of Rs. 100/kg.
At present, the Department of Textile and Handicraft, Itanagar, Govt. of Arunachal
Pradesh is assisting the eri silkworm rearers by providing high yielding breeds of
eri silkworm, rearing equipments, disinfectants, seeds of food plants and by imparting
training under the schemes - Catalytic Development Programme under Central Silk Board,
Integrated Sericulture Development Project under North Eastern Regional Textile Promotion
Scheme under Ministry of Textile, Govt. of India besides the normal State Plans.
However, it is the enthusiasm of the people of Arunachal Pradesh that can uplift
the ericulture in the region. Thus, to make ericulture as one of the major income
sources and to revive the age-old tradition of eri silkworm rearing, the people of
the region should cooperate with the Department of Textile and Handicraft, Govt.
of Arunachal Pradesh creating the habit of working with eri silkworm. (With inputs
from Taku Tath, Assistant Director of Sericulture)
Tendhon Culture Preservation Society Celebrates Silver Jubilee
TAWANG, Nov 4: Silver Jubilee of Tendhon Culture Preservation Society (TCPS), Tawang
Monastery, was celebrated at the main prayer hall of the historical Tawang Monastery
yesterday with great fervour and enthusiasm.
Lama Nawang Norbu, president, TCPS, highlighted the achievements of the society during
the past 25 years and presented mementos to the dignitaries to mark the occasion.
Rev. 13th Kundeling Rimpoche, Rev. Guru Tulku Rimpoche, abbot of Tawang Monastery
and Tawang DC Duly Kamduk released the Silver Jubilee souvenir and 2 other books
on the 6th and 14th Dalai Lama, published by TCPS.
Speaking on the occasion, Rev. Kundeling Rimpoche lauded the society for the completion
of 25 successful years of unparalleled service to the society. Emphasizing on the
vitality of preserving the rich Buddhist culture and heritage, he opined that TCPS
has the social and cultural entity to carry such stupendous programs and wished them
more success in the years to come.
Tawang DC Kamduk necessitated on uplifting the education scenario of the district
besides cultural preservation. Urging the TCPS to take on various social and educational
activities alongside cultural preservation activities, he said ," Though the district
boasts of stupendous number of registered NGO's , only a handful are agile while
the rest have gone dormant. So, the responsibility rests on the active NGOs to strive
hand in glove in every sector and propel the district forth towards development".
Rev. Guru Tulku Rimpoche, also the chairman of TCPS, said "Since its inception in
the year 1991, the society has been untiringly operational for the preservation of
"As the society marches forth into 25 years of cultural and social presence, we
seek more support in safeguarding and reinstating the rich Buddhist culture and tradition
while ensuring it's propagation and widespread ", he added.
Besides devotees and well-wishers, the celebration programme was attended by monks
and Buddhist scholars of the district.
Ghost of SSC recruitment rally
fiasco refuses to die down
[ Gyati Kacho ]
DIRANG, Nov 4: While the fate of many hundred rejected candidates from Arunachal
Pradesh to the SSC Physical Endurance Test conducted at Itanagar and Dirang centres
during May 25&26 last are closed chapters now that the Written Examinations have
been conducted today, the ghost of the fiasco refuses to die down and recruiting
authorities are on an inquiry spree to bury the issue silently and save their skins.
Taking cognizance of the serious anomalies committed in the recruitment process of
the Staff Selection Commission's Physical Endurance Test (PET) for recruitment of
constables in Central Armed Police Force, Assam Rifles, SSB, NIA and other allied
para-military services specially targeting the class ten drop out unemployed youth
of the state as highlighted in local newspapers on 26th of May last, SSB Deputy Inspector
General L.K Gohain from Sector Hqrs Tezpur had come up at 30th SSB Battalion Dirang
where the interview was held to conduct a probe into the matter.
The exercise was seen as an outcome of Union MoS Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju taking
cognizance of the matter and ordering the Director General CRPF to set up an inquiry
committee to conduct a thorough probe into the various allegations. The Director
General CRPF in turn had thus set up this one-man inquiry committee to unravel truth
of the matter.
This correspondent who had acted as local guardian for all the outstation candidates
was questioned thoroughly by the DIG and statements obtained in writing about the
whole gamut of conduct of the interview and the alleged misdeeds by the recruiting
However, another SSB DIG Rup Singh from Sikkim has again written another letter to
this correspondent to be present at SSB Hqs Silonibari Tezpur on 20th Nov for another
round of inquiry. On asking about this new inquiry committee he informed 'I have
been assigned to start a fresh round of inquiry to especially unravel the allegations
leveled against the recruiting agency as highlighted in the local newspapers and
you must be present at the inquiry at the appointed venue and time else the matter
will be disposed off ex-parte'.
As learned from inside sources, reservations for APST candidates running into hundreds
were earmarked for each marked places like Itanagar, Dirang, Aalo and Khonsa where
these rallies were held. However, ratio of the selected candidates against the allotted
quotas is heard to be minimal and the million-dollar question is what will happen
to the remaining fallen vacancies.
For this underemployed state and its youth, it will do a lot good if this SSC Recruitment
Rally is re-conducted again with all professionalism and fairness to give justice
and hope to the deprived unemployed youth who had toyed with the idea of serving
at the national capital to rub shoulders with their mainstream counterparts. "The
recruiting agency should re-conduct the interview atleast for the lying vacancies
against our state instead of diverting the same to other states or cancelling the
same', pleaded many of the rejected candidates.
India lags behind China in infrastructure, manufacturing sectors: Prof. Barbara
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: Professor Emeritus, Barbara Harriss-White of Oxford University observed
that India is lagging behind China in infrastructure, manufacturing sectors, labour
productivity and overall trade balance.
Delivering a lecture on "Comparisons are odious: India and China" at Indira Gandhi
Govt. College today, she dwelt upon the structural differences as well as structural
similarities between India and China.
In the social sector development, both India and China are confronted with the challenges
of increasing informalisation and jobless growth, deprivation despite Indian market
led development and Chinese planned economy, gender bias and gap in inter-generational
contract and environmental threats coupled with rising GHG emissions and water pollution.
While elaborating on development, she highlighted on theoretical pluralism and comparison
of structure differences as analytical building blocks for co-production of knowledge.
Chairing the session, Principal Dr. Tasi Taloh advised the scholars and budding researchers
to delve deep into the subject and find out the reasons for such structural asymmetry
between India and China in the economic field. The Vice Principal, faculty members
and students interacted with Prof. Harriss White.
The programme was jointly organised by Dr. J.K. Pattnaik, Associate Professor of
Political Science and Fames Linggi, Assistant Professor of Economics.
Taloh flags off School Chalo Abhiyan of AdiSU
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: In a formal programme held here at Siang Guest House today, Minister
for Education Tapang Taloh flagged of School Chalo Abhiyan (Go To School) of Adi
Students' Union (AdiSU) in presence of DDSE Obuk Panor, JN College Principal Tayek
Talom, DCC President Takom Mize.
While appreciating the noble initiative of AdiSU, Taloh assured to take up the matter
related to education system for the greater interest of students' community of the
state. In the two-month-long tour programme, the team AdiSU will visit every school
of all the Adi belts and will hold interaction programme with students.
Speaking on the occasion, AdiSU General Secretary Buteng Tayeng said "We have prepared
a form to collect all the datas of every Govt. sponsored schemes in schools." There
is urgent need of streamlining the entire education system in the state and we are
ready to cooperate with the state Govt. in this cause, he said.
He added, 'We will submit a detailed report of the present education system and scenario
along with suggestion for the convenience for the Government to redress them. We
need a revolution in education sector; our state is yet to reach greater literacy
rate in comparison to other states," he added.
SEC calls for 100 per cent coverage under APCMUHIS
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: The State Empowered Committee (SEC) has directed the concern department
to ensure 100 per cent coverage under Arunachal Pradesh Chief Ministers Universal
Health Insurance Scheme (APCMUHIS) for the coming year by involving panchayat leaders.
While reviewing the progress of APCMUHIS in its meeting at Chief Secretary's Conference
Hall here today, the SEC further directed the department to carry out a study on
the impact of this scheme on government hospitals and stressed on mass publicity
of the CM's health insurance scheme.
As an initial step, a team of officials headed by Director of Health Services will
be moving to Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley district on Nov 6 for mop up enrolment
as a part of first phase. It was decided to extend the benefits of the scheme to
Chairpersons of municipalities/panchayat bodies. The SEC also appreciated achievement
of being conferred "Skotch award" to the APCMUHIS as one of the top 3 best health
schemes in India for year 2015.
Special Secretary (H & FW), Pooja Jain made a power point presentation highlighting
the progress of the scheme of the first year. As on today, 2,23,761 families are
enrolled and taking benefit under the scheme. A total of 5391 claims have been reported
from the district hospitals in first year including Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun
and reverse flow of a sum of more than Rs.7 crores has been credited in the accounts
of different Government Hospitals which shall be further utilized for development
All the SEC members including Commissioner (RD), Commissioner (Labour & Employment),
Commissioner (WCD), Secretary (Planning) highly appreciated the Insurance scheme
for its sustainability during the meeting. Earlier, the SEC meeting chaired by Chief
Secretary and co-chaired by Satya Gopal, Principal Secretary (Finance) started with
the address of Commissioner (H & FW).
Huge quantities of Paris Polyphylla rhizome seized
ITANAGAR, Nov 4: In a major haul, Banderdewa DFO along with police seized 260 kg
of Paris Polyphylla rhizome worth more than lakh of rupees from a Dimapur bound night
The seized rhizomes of Paris Polyphylla were packed in five gunny bags and were suspected
to have been transporting to some other places.
However, no one could be arrested in this connection as nobody has claimed ownership
of the seized consignment, the DFO said.
Paris Polyphylla with therapeutic value (anti-venom) species are found at cold and
upper reach area. Illegal collection of this valuable endangered species has been
banned through out the country. The DFO directed all the field staff to intensify
checking at the forest check gates of Midpu, Kimin and Banderdewa.