November 11

Appeal for help

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: A baby girl from remote Jong village in Anjaw district was taken to Jaipur for good education in July this year but the destiny played a cruel joke with the child. Her name is Archim and has been diagnosed with acute hepatic failure after few months at Jaipur. Now she needs liver transplantation.

Currently she has been undergoing treatment at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi. It is given to know that liver transplantation will cost Rs 12 lacs. Her family being from a very poor background cannot afford this large sum without help and therefore they requested the well-wishers to extend financial help for treatment of Archim. Anyone wants to extend help may contact Alenso Chai on phone numbers: 9910617884/9555451913 or deposit amount directly at the account number : 002101542917 (ICICI).


Govt release untied funds

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The state government today released Rs.1770 lakhs for 2015-16 under untied fund to all the Deputy Commissioners across the state.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki approved for release to the respective untied funds to enable the district administrations to take up need based projects in the districts.

Rs 50 lakh each will be placed at the disposal of the Deputy Commissioners while Rs 20 lakhs each will be released to Additional Deputy Commissioners (ADCs) with independent charges. Funds for the ADCs who do not have DDO power will be placed with the concerned Deputy Commissioners.  Projects undertaken under this untied fund will have to be implemented and completed within this financial year.

The concerned DCs and ADCs will have to submit the utilization certificates against the fund released and also detailed list of projects undertaken by them along with photographs of the assets created and a brief note indicating cost of the project, implementing department and the benefits to the people. (CM’s media cell)

Further, allaying misinformation of financial crisis propagated by vested interests, the Chief Minister reiterated that there is no dearth of funds for development projects and insisted on its judicious utilization for benefit of the common people.


ECCE training for AWW, Helpers concludes

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: A three-day orientation-cum-training programme on Early Child Care for Education (ECCE) for all Anganwadi Workers and Helpers was conducted by Chambang, ICDS Project under Kra Daadi which concluded on Sunday.

Speaking on the inaugural day, Chambang CDPO, Habung Yase emphasized on the importance of the training and urged all the Anganwadi workers and field functionaries to impart pre-school education in their respective centres with sincerity.

Kra Daadi DC, Habung Donyi, in his address also appealed to all the field functionaries to ensure that the benefits of various schemes under ICDS Project reach people at the grassroots level. He advised them to remain dedicated towards their duty of imparting pre-school education to children to help inculcate in them discipline from an early age. The DC also stressed the need to create more awareness amongst women on breast feeding and vaccination of their newly-born children.

Resource persons Kra Daadi DRCHO, Dr Magong Pangkam and DDSE, Biri Son spoke on issues like maintenance of hygiene in rural areas, proper care of nursing mothers during pregnancy and post delivery besides, techniques for teaching pre-primary children in Anganwadi Centres.


Counseling and orientation programme concludes

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: A two-days counselling and orientation programme organized by the Career Counseling & Guidance Cell of Govt. College Seppa (Model Degree College) concluded at the college campus at Seppa today.

The programme was inaugurated by East Kameng DC Sandeep Kumar Singh, who, in his address, spoke about various career options available for Arts students in general.

Coordinator of the Career Counselling & Guidance Cell, Assistant Prof. of English Subhashis Banerjee and the College’s Principal Robin Hissang also spoke.

Resource persons including CO, Tamo Dada, Bana CDPO, Dorjee Khandu, KVK, East Kameng Programme Coordinator and Dr. Borthakur etc, spoke on various topics like Approaches for APCS Examination and its Scope of Civil Service’, Tourism Industry and its scope in Arunachal Pradesh, Agriculture & Horticulture as Entrepreneur Options.

Assistant Prof. of English Tage Pugang also took class on Resume Writing for applying job, Assistant Prof. History-cum-Academic Coordinator of the college, Mito Riba discussed on Semester System and Evaluation and Assistant Prof.  English Landi Tama spoke on the importance of time management.


ACS appeals rebel MLAs to come back home

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Expressing concern over the rebel Congress MLA’s continues stay at New Delhi, the Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) today stated that the people of state are getting affected due to it.

The absence of the leaders from their respective constituencies has become a major obstacle for the general public, added ACS.

The ACS has requested the MLAs to deal with the personal clash without hurting the people’s sentiments. It also requested the MLAs to come back to the state and continue with their development works in greater interest of the general public.


ICAR-KVK, West Siang experts inspect farmers field

BASAR, Nov 10:  Agricultural expert team comprising of Scientist and Subject Matter Specialists (SMS) from ICAR-AP Centre, Basar has conducted diagnostic cum monitoring visit on NICRA-TDC adopted village at Pagi. Some of the Rabi vegetable seeds were distributed to the NICRA-TDC project sites (Regi, Pagi & Disi) beneficiaries on Oct 6. The purpose behind the visit to monitoring the progress of the vegetable fields.

The team members Thejangulie Angami, Scientist- Fruit Science, Dr. M.S. Baruah, incharge, PC; Debashis Datta-SMS & Deepa Lal-SMS observed that poor germination of rabi vegetable seeds due to water stress condition in some fields hinder the growth of the Rabi vegetables. Experts have suggested the farmers for harvesting rain water near the vegetables field through making of jalkund. Simultaneously the experts have selected the site for jalkund and low cost polyhouse for off-season vegetables grown to increase the income of the farming community.


Orientation prog. held

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: In all, 130 Arunachali trainees of Orion Edutech, Kolkata attended a day-long orientation programme conducted by DBYC, Itanagar at Kolkata today.

During the training, sessions on self-knowledge, being a North Easterner in Kolkata, addictive habits and effective use of time were held for the trainees.

The students were also asked to take special care of their safety at personal level and not to venture into unfamiliar and unsafe zones.


Traders booked

CHANGLANG, Nov 10: The officials of Department of Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs, Changlang conducted checking in various shops in Miao town recently and booked eight traders for violation of provisions under Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and other rules.

All the eight traders were found stocking packaged commodities for sale without making proper declaration of date of manufacture, MRP, weight, expiry date etc on the label, which are mandatory under Packaged Commodities Rules 2011. DIPRO


KCUYA cries for teachers

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Kharsang Circle Unemployed Youth Association (KCUYA) has appealed to the higher authorities of education department to post sufficient teachers at Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Kharsang.

The school has reportedly been facing acute shortage of teacher and functioning without senior teachers for Geography, Mathematics and English which is adversely affecting the academic studies of the students of the school. The KCUYA lamented that they have held several meetings with the school authority and submitted memoranda to the higher authorities for posting of teachers, but to no avail.

“Our demands for posting of teachers fell on deaf ears,” the Association said, and appealed for early posting of required teachers in the greater interest of the students.


NPR updation training at Hapoli

ZIRO, Nov 10: The district level training on updation of NPR for officer in-charges of all the blocks of Lower Subansiri was held at Hapoli, today.

DSO Nani Sambyo exhorted all to actively participate in the training and clarify any doubts regarding the NPR updation process.

The training was imparted by Deputy Director, Census Operation, Shillong, B. Santhom. She informed that only 48.6% of the population of Lower Subansiri District has been enrolled so far under NPR and therefore officers in-charge and the enumerators will have to work in a war footing manner to reach the target. The PMO office has already issued the deadline as Dec 14, 2015 for updation of the NPR, she added.

Participating in the training, ADC Yachuli, AC Borthakur suggested using of Power Point presentations and other softwares to clearly display forms for better understanding.

The training was attended by ADC Raga, ADC Ziro, officer incharges from Dollungmukh, Kumporijo, Pistana and Yazali. DIPRO


District level Science Congress held

ITANAGAR, Nov10: The Papum Pare district level national Children Science Congress competition 2015 was conducted today at Government Higher Secondary School, Doimukh under the guidance of DDSE TT Tara.  Students of VKV Nirjuli secured first position, while  students of Government Higher Secondary School Doimukh and VKV, Itanagar bagged  second and third position respectively.


Org seeks ban of dice

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Arunachal Youth Organisation (AYO) has demanded ban on gambling such as dice in and around capital complex. In a letter to DC Yupia, AYO stated that dice boards have been placed all around in the market places making unnecessary nuisance. It appealed to the district administration to put ban on it.



prog for workers held

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Worker Welfare Board conducted an interaction-cum-awareness programme for workers at Koloriang in Kurung Kumey on Saturday.

During the programme, AAPLU general secretary Rigam Tallar advised the workers to get their names registered in the Board and contact their nearest District Labour Officer to avail the benefit of various schemes.

Mosquito nets were also distributed to the workers on the occasion.

Guv’s intervention sought

ITANAGAR, Nov 10:  In a representation to the state Governor, the All Arunachal Pradesh Border Welfare Association (AAPBWA) has today sought his immediate intervention for early construction of Greenfield Airport at Karsingsa–Banderdewa for the welfare of the state’s people.   

The Greenfield Airport was supposed to be constructed at Karsingsa –Banderdewa site between 2006 to 2011 and as per official record all required official formalities for construction of Greenfield Airport at the site was completed, the AAPBWA  claimed in its representation.  


‘Post MO, teachers soon’

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Claiming that the Baririjo PHC has not been functioning since February last due to absence of medical officer and staff, the Galo Student Union (Apex) has in a release today appealed to the state government for early posting of MO at the said PHC, besides, immediate posting of senior teacher at Maro HSS, renovation of GSS, Baririjo and making the lone BSNL mobile tower at Baririjo functional.

The Union further said that a team led by its General Secretary Kenge Lomi recently visited Maro, Dumporijo and Baririjo and distributed relief materials to the fire victims of Dumporijo and Baririjo.


Governor, CM  extend Deepavali Greetings

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh J P Rajkhowa has extended his heartiest greetings to the people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Deepavali (Diwali). He expressed his hope and prayed that the festive season and the year that lies ahead will be filled with peace, joy, happiness and prosperity for all.

In his festival message on the occasion, the Governor  said that the festival of lights inspires all to move from darkness to light. He urged all to light the lamps of compassion, love and righteousness and remove evil thoughts and evil deeds from the society.

While extending his greetings to all, the Governor has appealed each and everyone for a pollution-free as well as clean Deepavali celebration.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has also extended his best wishes to the people on occasion of Diwali.

In a message on eve of the festival, Tuki said, “May the festival of lights be the harbinger of joy and prosperity. As the holy occasion of Diwali is here and the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of mirth and love, let’s hope this festival of beauty brings our way, bright sparkles of contentment and development that will stay through our days ahead.”

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister urged the people to celebrate the festival of lights and crackers keeping in view the safety of all.

“While we enjoy the festival with full freedom and joy, let us also pledge to keep our cities clean and avoid extreme sound pollution,” he added.


Govt. bans private functions at IG Park

NAHARLAGUN, Nov 10: The state government following public complaints has banned holding of any private exhibitions or functions at Indira Gandhi Park here with immediate effect.

The Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi while issuing the ban order stated that the Chief Minister had received complaints from the citizens of Capital Complex that District Administration is frequently allowing Indira Gandhi Park for exhibition of private shows etc. thereby adversely affecting the interest of the local citizens, who go there for daily walk and recreation, especially the children.

“No function other than government one would be allowed to hold at Indira Gandhi Park,” the order said and instructed the District Administration not to give permission for holding such private exhibition/function etc. without prior permission of the Chief Secretary. DIPR


Gadi takes dig at BJP

BASAR, Nov 10: The battle of words between the ruling Congress and opposition BJP in Arunachal Pradesh continues as the political instability seemingly is in stake.

Addressing the first college week celebration of model technical college here today, PWD Minister Gojen Gadi took a dig at the BJP for demanding the apology from Congress president.

Why the BJP has demanded that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki-led Govt which is enjoying majority with 47 MLAs in the 60-member house should prove its majority, if it was not attempting to destabilize the GoAP, Gadi questioned. The BJP being a national party should not indulge in senseless and cheap talks, Gadi demanded.

Enlisting the massive development in education sector brought in by him in Basar Assembly constituency, he encouraged the first batch student to prove their worth by excelling in examinations.

To encourage competitive spirit among the students, Gadi announced that he would hand over Rs. 1 lakh to Principal Motu Nomuk as Rs 50,000, Rs 30,000 & Rs 20,000 awards for the first, second & third highest mark scorers.

Responding to a memorandum, Gadi said that the college bus and a Bolero for principal has been sanctioned by the GoAP, sanctioned 100 sets of bench-desk from his MLALAD fund and assured to post a Librarian soon.

   Before handing over prizes to the winners of various competitions, Gadi said that the CM has hiked the job reservation quota to 10% to inspire the sportspersons to prove their skill at state, regional, national & global levels.

 Nomuk, in his address, highlighted the initiative to improve all sectors of the college, particularly academic and sports, and sought the help of the minister to achieve the goal.

The students presented a colourful cultural programme as part of the occasion.


Coordination meeting to review FDR held

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: A coordination meeting was held today in the conference Hall of the Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex Mige Kamki to review the Flood Damage Reports (FDR) of various departments for onward submission to the Department of Disaster Management.

The reports submitted from various circles on natural calamities included FDR estimates, the number of victims of various calamities like fire accidents, landslide and crop damages etc.  

The Deputy Commissioner, who also is the Chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority, appealed to all the line departments to verify authenticity of the cases. He also appealed to the dwellers of Capital Complex to refrain themselves from staying at disaster prone areas.

Further, the DC informed that gambling of any kind including dice has already been banned in the state and in this regard an order was also issued banning all kind of gambling in the Capital Complex. In spite of the ban order, gambling activities are still found to be practiced in some locations in the Capital Complex, he said.

To check such activities, the DC said, a warrant of search has also been issued yesterday authorizing any Magistrate, SP, Dy. SP, Inspector, Sub Inspector or Officer in charge of Police Stations to seize and take possession of any property or document, materials, cash money related to gambling and arrest any person involved in it.

Kamki informed that the executive magistrates have intensified checking in their respective jurisdiction to prevent any kind of gambling activities in the Capital Complex. DIPRO


Taga writes to Governor

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Leader of Opposition Tamiyo Taga, in a memorandum, has requested the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa not to approve any proposal of the state government for major policy decisions like dissolution of the State Assembly and creation of new administrative jurisdictions etc.

The Leader of Opposition, in his memorandum, claimed that the INC MLAs of the 6th Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh have split into two groups. Taga claimed that the Tuki-led Government has been reduced to minority with more than half of legislators of the 60-member house opposing to it thus it has lost the moral right to run the government any longer.


Toru- Ompuli road cut off

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Landslide destructed a culvert between Ompuli and Toru cutting off the road communication.

The members of Toru Panchayat Youth Welfare Association, who visited the site, informed that landslide totally damaged the culvert and the road leaving no space or small path to cross it causing great communication problem to the people of the area.

The Association appealed to the state government to provide fund to the department concerned for road restoration work immediately.


Team carries out land demarcation of Govt. schools

ITANAGAR, Nov 10:  A team of officials led by Yomcha ADC, Kego Jilen along with the board members for land demarcation has carried out land demarcation of all the fifteen (15) primary and upper primary schools under Yomcha sub-divisional administrative jurisdiction.

It has been carried out to prevent any future encroachment in the land donated by the locals for establishment of schools in the area.

The team comprising of SK Maryum Kamdak, BEO, Tayum Boje, PI, Sokde Gamlin, BRCC Nyaluk Gamlin and Chainmam, Tajum Minga carried out the demarcation at Primary school, Khela Ronya village, Upper primary school, Doko Putu village, Primary school, Rikpu Ronya village and Primary school, Sari Likar village in presence of village representatives and members of the Board and GSU.

Meanwhile, the GSU has appreciated the ADC for his commendable initiative, which it said would safeguard the future generation.


News Impact


Centre likely to approach SC to

protect rights of Arunachalis

NEW DELHI, Nov 10: The Centre is likely to approach the Supreme Court seeking protection of the rights of the indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh after the apex court ordered conferring citizenships to Chakma and Hajong refugees.

At a high-level meeting, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed the situation arising in Arunachal Pradesh after the September 17 order of the Supreme Court granting Indian citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees in the state.

Sources said the meeting decided to make necessary appeal in the Supreme Court to ensure that constitutional and indigenous rights of the people of Arunachal Pradesh are protected.

It was also decided that Home Ministry would take necessary steps to ensure providing proper status to the Chakmas and Hajongs but without the infringement on rights of the people of the state and to honour the sentiments of the people. Necessary inputs would also be obtained from the state government while making an appeal in the apex court, sources said.

The Supreme Court on September 17 had directed the Centre and Arunachal Pradesh government to grant citizenship within three months to Chakma and Hajong tribals who had migrated from Bangladesh, saying they cannot be discriminated in any manner.

"It is well known that the Chakmas and Hajongs were displaced from the area which became part of East Pakistan (now in Bangladesh) on construction of Kaptai Dam and were allowed to be rehabilitated under the decision of the Government of India.

"They could not be discriminated against in any manner pending formal conferment of rights of citizenship. Their status also stands duly acknowledged in the guidelines of the Election Commission of India," a bench of Justices Anil R Dave and Adarsh K Goel had said.

The apex court said that Chakmas have a right to be granted citizenship and it is even "recognised by judicial decisions that they cannot be required to obtain any Inner Line permit as they are settled in Arunachal Pradesh."

Various civil societies in Arunachal Pradesh are upset with the Supreme Court ruling. PTI



BJP luring Cong MLAs: NCP

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Arunachal Pradesh today blamed BJP for the present political unrest in the state. The party alleged that dissident INC MLAs are being lured and motivated by the BJP to destabilize the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki-led Congress Govt. The patriot people of Arunachal should be aware of the mischievous politics of the BJP with hidden agenda, NCP added.  Further NCP, a national ally of Congress, stated the dissident Congress MLAs are regrettably talking the same language as that of the BJP leaders and by remaining abstain from the CLP meeting on 8th November they have only proved their hidden collaboration. “The matter could be sorted out within the party but the decision to revolt is against the people who had voted them under Congress banner. No one stakes on a dying horse and they should learn that BJP is a dying horse which has been proved in local elections in UP too,” stated NCP.  

The Nationalist Congress Party  also alleged that BJP government at centre is working with a communal agenda and is targeting the minority community. While hailing the victory of secular alliance at Bihar, NCP claimed that victory of grand alliance will have a cascading effect and it marks the beginning of the end of the BJP.



ANYA announces capital bandh

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Stick to its democratic movement against the Tuki-led government for allegedly failing to address its demands, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) today declared 24 hours Capital bandh on November 13.  Declaring the bandh call during a press meet at the Press Club  here today, ANYA GS Khoda Daniel claimed that so far no any response came from the state Govt on their demands.

“Our intention is to draw Chief Minister Nabam Tuki’s attention towards our issues, but CM is paying no heed so far” said Khoda Daniel.  “ANYA is not so adamant on its demands, rather we are ready to come forward for a dialogue,”  Daniel added while claiming that the government is irresponsive and an evasive for a talk.

ANYA organized its first phase of agitation by imposing 12 hours Capital bandh on October 19 and later it had suspended its democratic movement ‘due to unavoidable circumstances.’

ANYA's demands include, immediate scrapping of Pre-Paid meters system from Capital Complex, creation of Kamle and Pakke-Kessang districts, repealing of Arunachal Pradesh District Based Entrepreneurs and Professional (Incentive Development and Promotion) Act 2015, establishment of AIIMS at Itanagar, immediate recommendation of Itanagar as Smart City and repealing of Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and construction of 4-lane road from Itanagar to Banderdewa.



Tawang to conduct Job Mela

TAWANG, Nov 10: “Every individual seeks government jobs for livelihood while the post creation of jobs is pretty marginal. The Job Mela will render opportunity to the unemployed youths and school/college dropouts to imbibe skills in various professions and generate livelihood sources”, said Tawang DC Duly Kamduk.

He was addressing a meeting to discuss the conduct of Job Mela cum Skill Development, trainees awareness and selection rally in Tawang district under CM’s flagship programme on skill development and employment generation at the DC's conference hall.

Calling the departments to provide man power for the mela, the DC said that in absence of Vocational Training Providers (VTPs), it calls for tremendous man power, management and digital activity for the comprehensive success of the Job Mela. He also urged the Gaon Burahs, Panchayat members, NGO’s and the teaching community for wide propagation of the programme.

Terming the Job fair a splendid opportunity for the unemployed youths, Lumla ADC opined for setting up helpline numbers. “Lumla headquarter area has high unemployed and school and monk dropouts rate. The youth’s are wary in leaving their dwelling areas and seeking employment trainings elsewhere. So, intensive counselling and setting up of helpline numbers will be very significant in mass enrollment”, he said.

Earlier, DDI in-charge and District Planning Officer, Dikter Riba briefed about the Job Mela. “The objective is to ensure jobs to the youngsters of the region in 13 different trades, to encourage self reliance and polish their skills and help them get suitable jobs”, he informed. “The registration will begin at District Industries Centre from Nov 10 and the candidates will be selected during the Mela.

Monyul Officers Club near the general parade ground, Tawang, was earmarked as the venue while Nov 30 was fixed for hosting the Mela.

Tawang ZPC Jambey Tsering, administrative officers of the district, Panchayat leaders and NGO’s attended the meeting. (Tawang Vigilance)



AYA conducts ‘walk and pick’ programme

ZIRO, Nov 10: On the eve of the proposed mega social service ‘Mission Clean Kley River’ (MCKR), the Apatani Youth Association (AYA) today organised a ‘Walk and Pick’ programme at Hapoli to showcase duties of citizen in keeping township clean and also is to create awareness on clean environment.

The team lead by AYA President cum Chairman MCKR, Taku Chatung started picking rubbish littered on ground from DC office complex and then to Paraline, MG road, main market, Club Road, Medical colony, School Gate, Salang, SSB gate etc. Many onlookers joined them, some cleaned their varandahs with water and other started picking up littered waste and threw them into dustbins. Shopkeepers also started placing dustbins in front of their shops which were the immediate effect of the programme.

The team did not interact with people nor uttered any word related to keeping cleanliness but just walked along the roads and picking up litter.

 Later, after completion of the programme Nending Ommo, vice chairman MCKR said that the programme was organized to open the eye of people – that littering of waste is a bad practice and against Clean Ziro, Green Ziro movement.

Meanwhile, many NGOs, organization have announced themselves to join in the mega social service of Mission Clean Kley River being organised on Nov 13 next.



Debate on ethical voting  under SVEEP

SEPPA, Nov 10: Inter-School debate competition on ethical voting was conducted as a part of Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) at St. Josephs School, New Seppa. The motion before the house was “This House Believes That In East Kameng one should vote in their place of residence, not in their native village”.

A total of four teams from V.K.V Wessang, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Bazar Line, St. Josephs School and Govt. Higher Secondary School Seppa participated in the debate competition.

V.K.V Wessang was adjudged as the winner team and Govt. Higher Secondary Bazar Line as runners up. The best Speaker prize went to Thamna Laishram of V.K.V Wessang  and runners up for Best Speaker went to Puspak Kr. Mishra of the same school.

CO Seppa, Tamo Dada, CDPO Pipu, Lenzing Tagi and Assistant Professor, Govt. College Seppa, Lhamu Yangchin were the judges for the debate.

Speaking on the occasion, CDPO Bana, Dorjee K. Thungon, congratulated the winners and promised to conduct more such competitions through District Election Office. He also demonstrated the EVM machines to the students from participating schools, for many it was the first time.



DC lays emphasis on selection of realistic schemes

SEPPA, Nov 10: East Kameng DC Sandeep Kumar Singh suggested for bringing about a change and improvement in selecting realistic schemes in some areas where money is actually needed to benefit the people at the grassroots level.

He was addressing all BDOs along with staffs and CIC operators during a four-day training programme for block level planning team on intensive participatory Planning Exercise (IPPE-II) and My Village My Development Plan (MVMDP) which began at Kameng Hall, Seppa on Monday.

The DC suggested them to take up livelihood activities like plantation of cash crops and pisciculture and entry point activities in the nature of porter track with 95: 5 ratio of material components. Highlighting the importance of women participation in bringing about a change in the living pattern of the people in the rural areas, he directed the BDOs to select women specific schemes in every block. He also asked the BDOs to give proper suggestions and briefing to the Gram Panchayat members before selecting schemes and urged them to prepare plan in coordination with other departments ensuring proper implementation at block level by using expert manpower from line departments deputed under BDO. He directed the BDOs to prepare fresh list of BPL families under IAY for distribution of CGI sheet. He urged them to fix a target to achieve success in their respective areas.

PD DRDA K Nyodu urged the trainees to be attentive during the training as the MVMDP is a new subject which needs to be implemented at the ground level. (DIPRO)



Community mobilization for enrollment of beneficiaries under CM’s health insurance scheme

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Health Minister Rajesh Tacho has launched community mobilization through a delegation for complete enrollment of beneficiaries under Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme (APCMUHIS) in Dibang Valley District on Saturday last at Anaya village.

The delegation comprises the Director of Health Service, in-charge APCMUHIS Nodal Officer, the DMO, DRCHO, Anini, according to a District Congress Committee (DCC) release.

The team visited the New Anaya Health Sub-Centre and interacted with public leaders and listened to the various problems faced by the public of the area for lack of proper health facilities. They requested the department to improve the infrastructure facilities of the sub-centre, including quarters for nurses, approach road, toilets etc.

The accompanying DCC team of Dibang Valley urged the public to enroll themselves under APCMUHIS to avail the benefits under the flagship programme of Tuki-led Govt.



State Govt  decides to implement NFSA-2013

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Taking food security on high agenda of his governance, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki took principal decisions to implement the National Food Security Act in the state. State Government is all geared up to implement National Food Security Act -2013 with effect from December 1 next.

Chairing a high level meeting of Food and Civil Supplies department attended by Minister Tirong Aboh and Parliamentary Secretary, Nyamar Karbak, Principal Secretary Finance, Satyagopal Sinha, Planning Secretary Sonam Chombay, Food and Civil Supplies Secretary, Gamli Padu and department officers, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki called for a holistic approach to ensure proper implementation of the Act which ensures 5 Kgs of rice per individual and 35 Kg per family per month at Rs. 3 per KG.

The State shall constitute a Food Commission under Section 16 of the Act and for the time being till regular commission is put in place; it was decided that the Arunachal Pradesh State Women Commission will be delegated with the state food commission’s functions and activities.

Another important decision was to constitute a state corporation in the line of Food Corporation of India (FCI) to implement the programme in the state. In order to decide over to how to go about with the implementation part, a committee headed by Principal Secretary Finance as chairman and Secretary Planning, Secretary Food and civil supplies, director food and civil supplies as members has been constituted. The committee has been entrusted to scrutinise the process on every aspect to make the National Food Security Act effective besides rationalisation of staff for the commission and corporation. It would also recommend a suitable name for the corporation apart from recommending the Cabinet scheduled on Nov 22nd on the matters related to other requirements to implement the Act by 1st of December.    

In a major development, the head load system has been done away and replaced by helicopter dropping wherever necessary. The house however asked the department to re-verify and re-notify the inaccessible areas where head load system was prevalent which is to be replaced by air sorties.

It was further decided to make buffer stock provisions for one year and upgrade all the existing warehouse godowns and build new ones where there are no such godowns which can store the ration. State Government would make available funds for the purpose through BADP and state funds besides moving the centre for release of fund under NFSA at one go to ensure that the buffer stock provision is materialised. These air sorties would be carried out before the monsoon.

CM directed the department to issue directives to their officers and officials in the field to submit monthly reports to the respective Deputy Commissioners and the DCs to the state government in quarterly basis. Funds would be made available to the DCs for keeping buffer stock.

Tuki suggested for putting up complaint box in all the districts headquarters and sub-divisional headquarters for entertaining the grievances put forth by the general public on food security. He categorically said that in order to ensure that this food security Act is implemented in letter and spirit, the general people should participate whole heartedly.

The meeting further decided that the Chief Secretary would hold a video conferencing with all the Deputy Commissioners on implementation of NFSA on November 20 next.

It was also decided that the state corporation on food security would open up low cost departmental stores in all the district headquarters which would provide the general public with essential items in genuine rates and on pilot project basis, an outlet would be started in the state capital first.

Earlier, the Secretary and Director Food and Civil Supplies gave detail presentation on NFSA in the house.



APCC ridicules BJP’s apology demand

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has ridiculed the statement given by the State BJP demanding a public apology from the APCC president Padi Richo for alleging a nexus between the saffron party and the rebel MLAs.

Sticking to its allegation, APCC in a press statement said that “if not hobnobbing with BJP then what can it be called when any INC MLA gets associated with Kalikho Pul, who was expelled from the party for his anti-party activities.” APCC claimed that Pul was expelled from the party for his alleged hobnobbing with the BJP and is the main person behind dissidence in the Congress.

APCC and frontal organizations had never said that there is dissidence in the party in many occasions, the party claimed.

 “If there is an inner democracy, why do not the so-called dissident MLAs approach the APCC to sort out their differences, if any, with the CLP Leader? The APCC has not been given an opportunity. Otherwise we could have resolved it amicably,” the press statement said.

Claiming sound financial health of the state government, the party said that the so-called dissident INC MLAs and BJP are trying to destabilize the smooth running of the state Govt. by giving false and misleading press statements on the state’s financial status.

Highlighting few developmental activities taken up by the present government, the APCC said that the BJP and the so-called dissident INC MLAs are totally ignorant about the actual financial position of the state. The party said that the Union MoS (Finance),  Jayant Sinha had appreciated the good financial management by the state government during his recent visit to the state and stated that Tuki Govt. is financially sound and having balance of Rs.810.00 crores.

Meanwhile, the APCC in its executive body meeting at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here today decided and recommended for Disciplinary Action Committee, APCC against those disobedient MLAs and also the same has been communicated to AICC, the release added.



DC unhappy over slow progress of works

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Anjaw Deputy Commissioner Nyabin Ete expressed his dissatisfaction over slow progress of works by some departments under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) in the district.

Chairing a meeting to review the implementation of various schemes and programmes under BADP in the district today, the Deputy Commissioner took serious note on the delay of works by DHPD, PWD, RWD and directed them to expedite the pace of works. Ete asked the three executing department to submit the photographs of the works which are completed or in progress along with the Utilization Certificates (UCs) at the earliest for onwards submission to government.

He directed the executing agencies to take the photographs of each new scheme before, during and after completion from same angle. He also directed them to make survey before framing an estimate of schemes, which are of general nature, like construction of porter tracks, renovation of school etc. and to specify the place of execution.

While taking stock of the condition of all suspension bridges in the district, the DC suggested the agencies to use ‘Jati’ bamboos which are more durable for flooring of suspension bridges instead of wooden plank.

The District Planning Officer CW Chautang requested the executing agencies to monitor and supervise the works during executions as no technical expert is usually seen at the work sites which leads to poor work quality.

Informing about the pending UCs under BADP 2013-14 and 2014-15, the DPO reminded the agencies to expedite the works, submit the photos and UCs.

The meeting was attended by EAC N. Borang, departmental engineers and officers representing their respective departments, and a representative of ITBP.



TTMSLFT: Quarterfinals line up complete

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The line up for 14th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament quarterfinals has been confirmed after the final group level matches were completed today.

Namsai beat Lower Dibang Valley 1-0 in their last league level match today to become winner of Group 'C'. Namsai will take on runners up of Group 'A' East Kameng in the quarterfinal tomorrow at 2 pm.

Group 'A 'winner West Siang will face Group 'C' runners up and defending champion Papum Pare and winner of Group 'B" Kra-Daadi will be up against Group 'D' runners up Capital Complex in the first two quarterfinals tomorrow at 12 noon.

Winner of Group 'D' Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) will lock horns with runners up of Group 'B' Kurung Kumey tomorrow at 2 pm.

The matches will be played at GHSS playground and Jubilee ground.

Dibang Valley and Anjaw signed off their group assignments with wins over Longding and Upper Subansiri respectively today. However, the wins were not enough to propel the teams into the knock-out round of the tournament.



E&K’s, Yazali United register first wins

YAZALI, Nov 10: Teams that lost on the first day of the Veterans Futbol Cup currently underway at Yazali bounced back to register their first wins.

E&K's, who lost their opener against Veterans FC Ziro, beat Shalley Anchal United FC 2-1 in a keenly contested match to register their first win.

Shalley Anchal United FC dominated the opening moments of the match but it was E&K's that made the breakthrough in 9th minute through goal from Tadar Rupu.

However, the lead was short-lived as in the 20th minute Shalley Anchal equalized the match but not without some controversy as Taba Dol's goal from the 25-metre area held the play for ten minutes.

Their equalizer did not have much impact on the game though as E&K's took the lead for the second time in the match with Tadar Joy scoring the winning goal in the 26th minute.

The second match saw Yazali United gain confidence to overpower ADC XI. Yazali United had lost their first match against Arunachal Unified on the first day and lacked co-ordination. Today however, they dominated play and broke the deadlock in the 15th minute when skipper Date Boge tapped the ball in to find the back of the net.

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Start delivering on the promises

The government of India finally seems to have realized mistake and are starting to initiate efforts to fasten the economic growth. Today government of India announced major economic reforms. In 15 major sectors, government has liberalized norms of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).  These sectors include mining, civil aviation, defence, broadcasting, construction, manufacturing and private sector banking. The reforms are aimed at further easing, rationalizing and simplifying the FDI process and to put more and more FDI proposals on automatic route instead of Government route.

 These are much needed reform process which country has been waiting for long. PM Modi and BJP came to power with the promise of better economy and creation of job for the youths. However ever since they came to power, it's been only about beef, cow and communal agenda. RSS and greater Sangh Parivar affiliates are running hate campaign against minority community. They have been given free hand by the ruling establishment. Many analysts believe that BJP badly lost in Bihar due to the communal politics it unleashed during the election campaign. The time has arrived for BJP and especially PM Modi to start delivering on the promises made to the people of India. They should understand that young Indians hardly bother about religion and are more worried about job opportunities. If Modi and BJP do not deliver on the promises, they will find it difficult to retain power in 2019.




---- Readers Forum ----


Open Letter to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki

Dear Editor,

I would like to put following words to our leader. Chief Minister, please kindly ensure that there will be no more corruption in the state. You often hold finance related meeting on various developmental schemes and projects for the state with the policy makers and the executors. I say let the funds percolate to the needy and to the right place.

As one of the concerned citizens of our state, I do not support the clamour for constant change of leadership when there has been a proper assembly election conducted. If at all the time is inevitable, let there be midterm poll or else I feel the dissident representatives especially Kalikho Pulji should support the CLP leader and take the state ahead. I personally hope and believe that Tukiji, you have learned lessons from what has gone wrong in the past 2-3 months of dissidence related drama. Now that central Congress leader V Narayanswamy has given clean chit to you and also the fact of you being a long inning player, so let the process for Arunachal Dream 2030 start.

Let the flagship programmes in Health, Education and other departments be carried out thoroughly. Stop Nepotism and political appointments. And please no more corruption in the state.

"Naa Khaayiye Aur Naa Khaane Dijiye"


Bikash Bage,

Department of Sociology,

Rajiv Gandhi University

Arunachal Pradesh



Pasighat is moving ahead

Dear Editor,

I really want to appreciate the MLA of 38 East Pasighat Kaling Moyong for his early intervention and initiation regarding the main problem of Pasighat i.e. Power and Drinking water problems. What I admire most about him is his ability- the instinct to understand the pulses of the common masses, and that is the reason that within a short span of his tenure he had provided 2 (Two) transformer which has been installed at Higher Region area and another at DST and POWER colony and another 2 (Two) at Pasighat Zarkong area which is a great relief to the consumers of the aforesaid area.

And for this, I thank him a lot. His vision for a safe & crime free Pasighat cannot be overlooked. Since July 2015 Pasighat SP office is being looked after by an in charge and for a town like Pasighat it is really sad to have such management. East Siang is one of the most populous districts of the state. In this regard,  MLA has wrote many notes to the concern high ups of the state, but till date no favorable action has been taken up yet. His presence in every public consultation meeting and sharing the pros and cons of SMART CITY MISSION Pasighat shows his full involvement to make Pasighat a dream town- Safe, Sanitized, Organized and Educated. Being a concern citizen of Pasighat, we all should cooperate for this noble and humble mission.


Kaling Rukbo,




Don’t punish the voters  who had elected you

Dear Editor,

These days 21 Congress MLAs who are rebelling against their own party leader are all of a sudden trying to portray themselves as saints. In their press releases which I was supposed is sent from Delhi, they often talks about financial crisis and claims that they are doing rebellion for the sake of people of Arunachal. My only request to them is kindly don’t involve innocent people in your fight for chair and money. We are very much aware of how Congress MLAs often fight themselves for power and money. Financial crisis has been together created by all the Congress leaders and they should not just blame one person.

Moreover your fight seems to be against Chief Minister but why are you punishing your own people who elected you. It’s almost two month since you all made Delhi as your home. With folded hand, on behalf of the people of Arunachal I request you all to come back home and start serving your people. The more you delay, the more development activities will take back seat and more you will find it hard to win the next election.


Tarung P,