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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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.
---- Editorial ----
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.
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Open Letter to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
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
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"
Department of Sociology,
Rajiv Gandhi University
Pasighat is moving ahead
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.
Don’t punish the voters who had elected you
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.