October 01

AAPLU writes to secretary power

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: Alleging that the office of Executive Engineer, Naharlagun Electrical Division, denied its request for furnishing detail of its casual/WC employees, the All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) has sought intervention of the secretary, Power into the matter.

In a complaint letter submitted to the secretary, power, it also claimed that the office lodged FIR against two of the executive members of AAPLU Capital Complex unit.

Bonus for casual labours demanded: The All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) Capital Complex unit has demanded bonus for casual labours, WC and D-grade employees.

In a memorandum submitted to the chief minister, it said, it is learnt that the work force of the state serving in different departments are not getting any bonuses since 2007-08 which was paid duly to them prior to 2007-08.

Its other demands are provision of liveries to group-D employees and regularization of casual labour on seniority basis.


Motivation and skill development program at Pasighat

PASIGHAT, Sept 30: Ten days motivation and skill development  training programme was held at Pasighat for Scheduled Caste and scheduled tribe children of Primary level in the field of Drawing, Music and Painting.  

Speaking on the occasion DDSE cum DPO Tani Talom said that after formal education people go for different professions. These types of training equip them to be successful in their chosen profession. All should try to excel in their lives for which they have to work hard. At the same time he appealed all the teachers to create a conducive atmosphere so that children can develop their talents. Though this is a small beginning, he hoped that it will go a long way in developing personality & creating successful people.

K Ering, Dist Co-ordinator (SSA)  appealed all to be dedicated and work hard to achieve the goal of their lives.

Earlier, Neelam Siram state project co-ordinator (SSA) informed that due to non availability of facilities and platforms many talented children cannot expose their talent and their talent go wasted. This is an opportunity for all to expose their talents and exploit them for successful life. These also helps in the all round development of the children. Hence all should take it seriously.

Later, Talom gave away the prize to winners of the singing, dancing and drawing competitions. DIPRO.


AAPSU team visits Aalo SFS and Kamki DPGC

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: Carrying forward the message of communal harmony, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) team led by its vice president (protocol) cum Chairman, Communal Harmony, Happy Toko, accompanied by president West Siang District Students’ Union (WSDSU) Karyom Loyi, general secretary Galo Students’ Union (GSU) Binya Ronya visited DPGC, Kamki and SFS College, Aalo recently.

Addressing the gathering, Happy underscoring the need to maintain communal harmony said, harmony and peace is not just achieved, it is about coming together of all the communities of the state and living together with a sense of brotherhood and equality, irrespective of their mother tongue, culture and tradition. Later, AAPSU team donated football, volleyball and basketball kits to the colleges.

WSDSU president Karyom Loyi and GSU GS Binya Ronya also spoke on the occasion.


Former MP objects to inclusion of Arunachal villages in MAC

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: Objecting to inclusion of Arunachal Pradesh villages under the jurisdiction of Mishing Autonomous Council (MAC) in Assam, former MP Kiren Rijiju has demanded the Centre to immediately intervene in the issue for necessary rectification of the anomalies.

The inclusion of the villages of Arunachal Pradesh under the proposed jurisdiction of Mishing Autonomous Council (MAC) in Assam has grossly undermined the federal structure of India and blatantly violated the territorial boundary of Arunachal Pradesh, Rijiju in a letter to Union Home Affairs Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, said.

“The well settled villages of Arunachal Pradesh are unnecessarily brought under the proposed Mishing Autonomous Districts jurisdiction which is a deliberate act of aggression against the state of Arunachal Pradesh,” the letter said.

Twelve villages, namely Dipa, Liche, Kuntor, Jipu, Silli, Germe, Rate, Torajan, Siloni, Durpai, Kangku and Borajan which are under Likabali sub-division of West Siang district have been reportedly included in MAC.


NHPC GM kidnap case

BJP asks Govt  to reveal its action

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: State unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded clarification from the state government about the action taken for safe release of NHPC’s kidnapped General Manager Anil Kumar Agarwal.

“The Government must come out with a detailed status report on action taken by it for safe release of the kidnapped GM of Tawang Hydro-electric Project, who is still untraceable, the BJP demanded in a release.

Agarwal was abducted on September 21 from 12 mile area near Bhalukpong bordering Assam and Arunachal Pradesh while he was on his way to Guwahati by suspected cadres of the Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB).

Expressing grave concern over the prevailing law and order situation of the state, BJP also demanded the state government’s urgent initiative for safe release of the kidnapped GM.


Dharna suspended

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) and Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF) have temporarily suspended its proposed dharna on October one after the chief minister had agreed in-principle to fulfill their demands.

A joint team of AAPSU and CCLAPF led by (AAPSU president) Kamta Lapung and CCLAPF chairman Takam Dari Sojik yesterday called on the Chief Minister and submitted a memorandum, highlighting their demands and grievances. The joint press statement claimed that The Chief Miinster after careful perusal of the public memorandum and patient hearing, assured that the state government will regularize individually occupied government lands in Capital Complex and settle all genuine pending cases in the Capital Complex within two months as committed in the floor of the Assembly.

Regarding suspension of eviction drive, the Chief Minister told the visiting delegates to wait for the report of the committee constituted by the government for the same. The CM, however, clarified that eviction on RoW of NH and sectoral road would be continued for which he sought the cooperation from public.

The Chief Minister further assured to withdraw/revoke the order issued by Development Commissioner (Finance), GoAP pertaining to obtaining of NOC from concern DCs and CEOs for settlement of retirement benefits and the promotion cases so as to give relief to the government employees.

Regarding inclusion of civil organizations as member in the government constituted committee for regularization of land allotment cases, the CM did not agree to incorporate the member from public in the committee. He, rather, sought support and cooperation from all to the committee while identifying encroachers in the sector wise to suggest for acceptable and lasting solution to which the delegation agreed to extend full cooperation to the committee, the release claimed.

MP Takam Sanjoy, local MLA Techi Kaso, Political Secretary to CM Bamang Tago and OSD to CM Dr. Mai Tubin were also present in the discussion.


IB inaugurated

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: Parliamentary secretary Power and electrical Gojen Gadi inaugurated the Inspection Bungalow of New Dari under Dari Circle of West Siang district on September 27 last.

All the GBs, Panchayat leaders and senior citizens attended the programme.

Speaking during its inaugural session, the parliamentary secretary, while saying that under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki the state is changing for good, urged upon the people to avail the golden opportunity laid before them. ADC Basar advised the youths to be disciplined to reap the harvest of developmental activities and to become good citizen.

A memorandum was submitted to the parliamentary secretary by ASM Chairperson Bini Zirdo for the sanction of protection wall of the IB and also for a cook and a chaukidar for the IB.


Social service organized

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: More than 500 students participated in a social service conducted at Dera Natung Govt College premise today with the theme Clean DNGC, Green DNGC to commemorate the celebration of Gandhi Jayanti.

During the day-long social service, the college campus was cleaned and the collected garbage was burnt.


AAPGDLU seeks regularization of casual staff

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: The Arunachal Pradesh Government Departmental Labours’ Union (AAPGDLU) has demanded for regularization of casual staff serving in the department for 15-20 years.

In a memorandum submitted to the Health and Family Welfare Minister Atum Welly, it also demanded for increment of salaries, bonus and other allowances as per employees provident fund at the earliest.


Support extended to the ADM

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: Reacting to the demand for withdrawal of all judicial and magistrate power vested to Additional District Magistrate cum CEO Talo Potom by People Forum of Justice in Arunachal (PFJA), the Shenki Valley Welfare Society has requested chief minister not to give importance to it claiming that it is baseless and a ridiculous demand.

In a release, it said, what if Talo Potom belongs to Engineering background, his work is appreciable and laudable. 80 per cent of the citizens of the Capital Complex like his services?

“I fail to understand why PFJA is after the work of Talo Potom. Instead of encouraging such an officer, why an intellectual forum is becoming obstruction in the process of land eviction which is a good step taken for the betterment of the coming days,” said the society general secretary Tadar Loma.

If Talo Potom’s portfolio is withdrawn, Capital Complex will suffer. No more government quarters shall be left tomorrow, he further added.


Health camps conducted at Likabali

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: The president Likabali Block Youth Congress (I) Majum Taipodia and his team organized a mega health camp at Hime on September 28 and at Kangku on September 29.

More than 1000 people participated in it.

Doctors from Likabali CHC and Specialist, State Hospital, Naharlagun, Dr B Yomcha took part in the camp.

Addressing a huge gathering at the camp site, Deputy Speaker Jomde Kena appreciated the team for organizing the health camp asked them to continue with such services.


Training on labour laws

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: The Abu Apa Tribal Welfare Society (AATWS) organized training and awareness programme on various labour laws for women workers at community hall, Seijosa on September 27 and at Bhalukpong on September 28.

Both the venues witnessed huge participation. Advocate, Guahati High Court Nazrul Haqqe was the resource person at Seijosa while District Labour Officer T Jerang was the resource person at Bhallukpong. All out efforts were made by the resource persons to clear the doubts and confusion of the women participants.

Chairman, AATWS, Bina Talla Joam called on the participants to not only depend on government jobs but involve oneself in NGO works to create opportunity for youth and unemployed.


Election training for BLOs at Raga

DAPORIJO, Sept 30: Training for Booth Level Officers (BLO) of 25- Raga Assembly Constituency was held on  September 28 at the Circuit House, Raga under the chairmanship of Hage Ruja, ADC cum ERO, Raga.

Inaugurating the programme, Ruja discussed the details of the election machinery and emphasized on the preparation of an error free electoral roll. BLOs being the grass root workers have the power and a great responsibility to carry out their duties, he added.

Rayom Lomdak, District Nodal Officer for BLOs cum DLMT, was also present as observer for the training and advised BLOs to be sincere and pay keen attention to their duties and also guide the voters/villagers. He also discussed about the model code of conduct, district election management plan and vulnerability mapping, poll day arrangement etc and informed that the entire process of claims and objections will start from 1st October 2013 to 21st October 2013. He also advised the trainees that while exercising their duties as BLOs, they should not neglect their normal duties as government employees.

The assembly level master trainer Kina Takka (CDPO) provided the training on the role of BLOs and the filling up of different forms. DIPRO


AKTA extends support to AKYWA

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: The All Kimin Tempo Association (AKTA) has come to the support of the 24 hours Kimin bandh on October 3 by All Kimin Youth Welfare Association (AKYWA).

AKYWA has been agitating against lack of appropriate response from BRTF regarding maintenance of Kimin to Potin road despite repeated pleas.

“Our support is with AKYWA until the justice is done for the welfare and comfort of the society,” it said in a release.


News Impact

'North East Live' launched in style

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: North East Live, the first 24X7 satellite news channel from the state has been formally launched in a glittering function at Indira Gandhi Park, here today evening.

Addressing the huge gathering at the launch ceremony, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki described it as historic occasion. "The first ever satellite channel of the state is being launched and it gives me immense pleasure to be a witness to the growth of mass media in my state. With this, we have undoubtedly come at par, particularly in the field of mass media, with other states of the country,” the CM said.

While congratulating the team of North East Live, 24X7 satellite TV channel, the chief minister said  "This is a giant leap for journalism and mass media in the state."

Giving a brief history of the growth of journalism in Arunachal Pradesh, Tuki  said today we have 7 newspapers publishing from Itanagar, apart from the  small newspapers published from the districts

"The growth of media houses is a welcome trend. As you all are aware media is considered as the fourth pillar of democracy, it is of utmost importance that this pillar is strong and vibrant for democracy to thrive and prosper. Therefore, I believe with the addition of another member today, the fourth pillar of democracy in our state has grown stronger,"  the  chief minister said.

Exhorting the  media to showcase and promote the rich cultural, religious, adventure and natural potentials of the State along with its unique identity of unity in diversity, the Chief Minister  said his Govt is committed to the welfare, security and development of the state and its people including media houses and journalists.

“I welcome you all to be partners with my Government and let's take Arunachal Pradesh to newer heights,” the CM concludes.

"It's a happy opening for all of us in the NE region.  The newly launched satellite channel will enrich the mainstream India and abroad with the news from North East India," said DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar in his brief address. From now the people of the country and abroad will be able to know more about North East India, he added.

Earlier, the CMD of North East Live, Takam Moni in her welcome addressed  said the channel will not only project Arunachal Pradesh in right direction but also help promote rich culture and identity of  the state in global arena.  The CMD, however, sought support from all quarters  to translate the dream into a reality.

Among others MPs Mukut Mithi & Takam Sanjoy, State's Finance & Planning Minister Chowna Mein and several other parliamentary secretaries and legislators were present on the occasion.

Major attraction of the today's launch programme was the performance of local artistes like Bengia Tabb, Bengia Hemanta and Marto Kamdak,  and Angarag Mahanta (Papon) and the East India Company.



Spl. summary revision of electoral roll starts today

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: Special Summary Revision of the photo electoral rolls with January 1, 2014 as qualifying date will begin in Arunachal Pradesh from tomorrow (1st October) as per the order of the Election Commission of India. This summary revision is quite significant as both the parliamentary  and the state assembly elections are due in the next year.

Informing that the objective of this revision is to create error-free updated roll at the level of each polling station, State Chief  Electoral Officer Chandra Bhushan Kumar today informed the media persons that the draft rolls will be published on Oct 1 and the period for filing of claims and objections also begin from Oct 1 to Oct 21, 2013.

While reading of relevant part/section of photo electoral rolls in Gram Shabha/Local bodies and RWA meeting etc and verification of names beginning from Oct 8 and continue up to Oct 11, the special campaign dates with booth level agents of political parties for receiving claims and objection have been fixed on Oct 12 and 13 and disposal of claims and objections by November 20. While database updating, preparation and printing of supplementary list will be done from November 21 to December 31 the final publication of electoral rolls is  on January 6, 2014.

The CEO further informed that altogether 6O electoral registration officers (EROs) under the supervision of 16 district election officers will take the responsibility to carry out this summary revision in the state. Informing that Booth level officers (BLOs) will be involved in publication of draft publication of  electoral rolls, distribution and collection of forms of voters’ registration, deletion of duplicate,  dead and migrated voters under 2159 polling stations, Kumar further informed that thirteen State Level Master Trainers (SLMTs) were trained in Delhi, who further trained more than 50 Assembly Level Master Trainers (ALMTs) in the ATI, Naharlagun.  

Presently 7,40, 968 electors have enrolled  their names in electoral rolls. Out of them, 13,996 are in the age group of 18 to 19. The electoral-population is 507 per thousand. Total percentage of EPIC is 99.48 per cent.

Disclosing the  strategy of the Election Commission  to bring transparency in whole process, Kumar further informed that EC has developed a software to check errors in the electoral roll. With the help of this software 29,457 numbers of duplicate electors have been detected and the list of duplicate electors have been sent to all the DEOs for physical verification through BLOs. More than 16, 000 duplicate voters have been verified so far and 5000 voters have been deleted from electoral rolls.

There are also facilities for online  registration and updation of all claims and objections on the CEO’s website.  As per law, an eligible citizen can only be registered as a voter in only one polling station.  The  citizen is duty bound to delete his/her name from any other polling station failing which he/she is liable to get punishment. Any non-executed non-bailable warrant for six months will lead to deletion from the roll, the  CEO informed adding, any deletion can be done by the ERO only after due procedure.

This summary revision is also a big opportunity for the new electors who will turn 18 years on January 1, 2014.

As per ECI’s direction, Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation -II (SVEEP-II)       programme has been launched   in the state for  bringing awareness among among the public. Focused has been given in  urban areas under SVEEP-II  for enrolment of  18-19 age group voters,   for maximum enrolment in Assembly Constituency with low E-P ratio and deletion of duplicate voters’ name.  Everester Tapi Mra, has been selected as State Icon for the SVEEP programme.

Meanwhile, the state Govt has been urged to ban transfer/posting, grant of leave etc. of all the officers and the officials who are engaged in this summary revision.

The  CEO  has appealed to all eligible citizens of the State to use this opportunity to enroll their names in the electoral roll.



CM calls for mechanism to meet up power crisis

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: Taking serious note on repeated power failure in various districts including the capital complex, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today convened a high-level meeting with the Power Department to address the issue.  

“We need to chalk out a comprehensive mechanism to meet up the power crisis in the state and in this direction; we must constitute Circle Level Committees, District Level Committees and State Level Committees for effective power supply” Tuki asserted.

He further advised to create immediate response team at all levels in order to promptly act on the reported power problems. Periodical convening of meetings at all levels should be made mandatory on the situation of power in their respective areas, Tuki said.

The Chief Minister also desired to have alternate provisions in the form of renewable energy like solar energy to cope the requirement in case of power failure. He directed the Secretary Power to work out the modality.

While discussing on power thefts and revenue leakages, the Chief Minister asked the department to put a foolproof mechanism in place to check it. He also opined for imparting training of the workers on capacity building besides stressing for re-distribution of casual workers for revenue realization at all levels.  

The department of Power assured to address the power issue of Passa Valley within two months and also disclosed that the defunct hydel power stations across the state are being taken up in phased manner. Parliamentary Secretary Power (Elect.) Gojen Gadi said that the department is doing all out effort to address the power failure issue and has personally directed all the engineers to be alert 24x7.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Hari Krishna, Power Secretary, Planning Secretary, Chief Engineer and various other department officers.



SUMA demands arrest of NPF leaders in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: Students Union Movement of Arunachal (SUMA) has demanded the Arunachal Pradesh DGP to immediately arrest Jodik Tali, president of Naga People’s Front (NPF), Arunachal Pradesh unit.

Informing that the so called president of the NPF unit is conducting his activities from Guwahati for promotion of the political party in Arunachal Pradesh, SUMA claimed that youths of the state are being engaged for promotion of the political party in the state through threat and allurement.

SUMA also claimed his (Tali) involvement in extortion activity on behalf a faction of a certain ultra group.

The students union also demanded arrest of Geli Ete and Subu Kechi, presidents of West Siang and Lower Subansiri units of NPF along with Tali. SUMA also alleged role of former MP (East) Tapir Gao in promoting NPF in Arunachal Pradesh and demanded his arrest and interrogation.

Meanwhile, Gao has rubbished the allegations leveled against him by SUMA.

“NPF made its appearance in Arunachal Pradesh 4-5 years ago before I became BJP general secretary. Further, BJP has no alliance with NPF beyond Nagaland, and there is no such decision of the party, yet to make ally with NPF in other states, including Arunachal,” Gao told this daily over telephone from Goa today evening.

Terming the allegations as baseless and unfounded, Gao said that he had no role in the appointment of Jodik Tali as the president of NPF, Arunachal Pradesh unit.

SUMA claims that Gao had introduced Tali to Nagaland Chief Minister.



Reading FC, APFA sign MoA

ITANAGAR, Sep 30: UK-based Reading Football Club and Arunachal Pradesh Football Association today entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for promoting hidden soccer talents in Arunachal Pradesh.

Reading FC adviser Tomo Nomuk on behalf the English Premier League Football Club and APFA president and Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy signed the memorandum of agreement (MoA) in presence of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Sports Authority of Arunachal Pradesh chairman Tapuk Taku and vice chairman Likha Tara, a host of lawmakers and officials of the state government at the CM’s official bungalow here.

Justifying the initiative for development of soccer, he said the game has immense potential in the youths of the state, which is played with enthusiasm in every village and district of the state. He cited the recent achievements of the Under-19 football team of the state that proved their mettle defeating several developed states of the country.

Tuki said the main objective of giving interest to sports and games is to channelize the energy and potential of youths into gainful activities while keeping them on the mainstream track.

“With the signing of the MoA, my government has began a new era in the sporting sector. We plan to start similar initiatives in other sporting sectors too in the future,” said a beaming Chief Minister.

“I have promised to bring our youths to the mainstream – who may have swayed paths due to various social and economical factors – and sports and games is the right medium. If I fail to do so, I don’t have the right to sit on this chair (of the Chief Minister),” he asserted.

As per the MoA, Reading FC will station two of its senior coaches in the state to train both players and the local coaching staff initially for a period of 6 months. They will hold camps across the state, scout young hidden talents and groom them at par with world standards. The focus would be to evolve a future team that would compete with the best in the country and the world.  “The agreement is initially for 6 months but it can be extended if the situation demands so,” Tuki informed.

Further, Reading FC will provide advice and assistance to completely make-over other roles crucial to development of football including referees, lines people and other officials, managers and recruitment, football academies and infrastructure.

“At the end of 6 months, don’t be surprised to see a sea of change in the football arena of our state,” the Chief Minister, a sports-buff and President of the Arunachal Pradesh Cricket Association, announced.  

Pointing out that Arunachal has become the first state in India to enter into such agreement with the Club, Tuki informed that his government would provide a grant of Rs 35 lakh to the APFA through department of sports and youth affairs (DoSYA) for meeting the expenses of two and fro expenses, training, lodging, boarding of two senior coaches the Club would be engaging for six months for hunting soccer talents throughout the state and train them as well the soccer coaches of the department.

The chief minister also proposed that state’s best soccer team could be taken to London to play with the Reading Club on an exposure trip or vice versa.

Sanjoy said the coaches would conduct week-long camp in cluster basis to hunt talent before training them and assured that the APFA would ensure the dream of the state government to produce national and global level footballers turn a reality.

“The MoA would be a unique opportunity for the young footballers of the state with the huge impact of the training by both the coaches. Besides coaching the coaches would educate them about healthy living. Football is more about tactical, technical, physical and social,” Nomuk said.

Assuring the best efforts of the Club to offer world class training, Nomuk said that the Club has decided to set up a football academy in Jharkhand soon and the same expertise could be given to Arunachal as well.



AYA demands exemplary punishment to rapists

ZIRO, Sept 30: A team of Apatani Youth Association (AYA) led by its president met Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner and the superintendent of police in their respective office today and submitted representations to not grant bail to all the three alleged accused in Ziro molestation incidents on the night of September 18.

Considering the nature of the incident and seriousness of offence, the DC assured that the rapists will not be granted bail.

The AYA team while apprising the DC of the problems faced by the local people, requested for carrying out strict checking of Inner Line Permit (ILP) at check posts and routine checking of ILP in the township.

Earlier, the team met Superintendent of Police P N Khirmey at his office and requested him not to grant bail to the rapists and demanded exemplary punishment for them so that such incidents do not recur. In the first incident, a 13-year-old girl was taken from Hapoli to Pine grove, Old Ziro on the night of September 18 by two persons, where they molested her, Police said.

Police apprehended both the accused identified as Raju Sonar and Budhey Rai on the same night.

In another incident on the same night, a 12-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a person, when the girl was attending nature’s call. The alleged accused identified as Buluram Das was arrested by police on the same night.

Both the cases have been registered U/S 376 (G) under Section 4 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offence 2012 Act. (Yachang Tacho)



Severe staff shortage plagues East Siang Fishery Dev. Dept


RUKSIN, Sept 30: At a time when the scientists are working for improvement of technology to boost fish production in the state, the district Fishery Development Department in East Siang is handicapped by severe staff shortage and other requirements.

The people of Nari-Koyu constituency alleged that the fishery department’s rural extension service has not covered the area. No fishery officer and other subordinate staff have been posted in the area so far. Even the only fish farm at Nari headquarter is not used in people’s service as there is a single official to look after the official activities.

Though the foothills and plain lands with numerous natural ponds are blessed with pisciculture potentialities, these are lying unused due to lack of technology. The local farmers have alleged that authority’s inaction for creation of post in the department and non-implementation of Fishery Act, 2006, is a standing hurdle for harnessing fish farming potentiality in the natural fauna.

The Nari-Seren ZPM Kenyom Dabii, who recently moved the Minister for Town Planning and Fisheries Rajesh Tacho, said that the rural farmers of Nari-Koyu have been demanding the authority for introduction of fishery activities in the area; but to no avail.

In a memorandum submitted to the minister, Dabii demanded creation of posts in order to boost fishery offices at Nari-Koyu area covering Seren, Koyu and Kora circles. Other demands include creation of Fishery Extension officer, Fishery officer with its assistant besides Fishery demonstrator and Fishermen for all four circles under the constituency.

Dabii also pressed the minister for putting priority the fishery development schemes in the next AOP.

Official sources informed that the fishery minister has already forwarded the proposals submitted by the Nari-Koyu ZPM to state’s fishery directorate with a direction to initiate creation of posts of fishery officials as per requirement.

It is worth mentioning that an area measuring more than 60 hectare has been covered under fishery in the district where about 160 farmers enhancing their household economy by rearing various species of fishes. The district fishery department is implementing centrally sponsored schemes like, ‘Fish Farmer Development Scheme’, ‘Fisherman Welfare Scheme’ and Integrated Fish Farming. The first includes construction and development of fish ponds while the second and third include construction of dwelling house for the registered fish farmers and Integrated Fish Farming of pig and fish and duck and fish.



Medical camp organized

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: Medical Camps at Chaglagam, the border outpost where Chinese intrusions were reported recently and Longling village, an interior area in Hawai block, were conducted by the District Health Society Anjaw District on Sept 16 and 20 last.

Braving the arduous journey through numerous hair pin bends, stiff climbs and descents, narrow roads cut out of sheer vertical rock cliffs, the medical team reached Chaglagam on September 16. The team comprised of DMO Anjaw District Dr Tayi Taloh, DRCHO Dr S Chai Pul and her team, DVBDC programme officer Dr S Tayang and his team, MO CHC Hayuliang Dr T Rago, Dental Surgeon Hayuliang Dr T Chada and AYUSH medical officer Dr Deori.

The camp was flagged off in a small but impressive gathering of locals.

On the occasion, DRCHO Dr S Chai Pul dwelt at length on the purpose of the camp, explaining about routine immunization, JSK, JSSK, institutional deliveries, benefits of family planning and by extension, its various methods and school health.

Dr S Tayang briefly explained in detail about malaria and its prevention.

Local PRI leaders while expressing gratitude to the team highlighted the various health related woes of the people of the area, specially about not posting doctor and supporting medical staffs, lack of an ambulance to cater to the emergency medical needs of the local populace, non-fictionalization of the PHC building which was started way back in 1996-97 and the need to shift from the present premises which is functioning out of a dilapidated community building, to the designated PHC building.

DMO Dr Tayi Taloh, in his reply to the PRI leader’s queries, told the gathering that a doctor has been posted to Chaglagam recently, thanks to NRHM along with a GNM and a sanitary assistant, and that the designated ambulance for Chaglagam would be placed under MO Chaglagam after repair.

He however expressed his helplessness about non-existence of an ambulance driver and inability to shift the premises till its completion by the executing agency.

On inspection of the under-construction PHC building, it was found to be located in a sloppy, landslide prone area, needing more corrective earth work by the executing agency and promised to liaise with the executing agency so that the building can be completed at the earliest.

CO Chaglagam Mr Billai and the ITBP area commander also attended the camp and interacted with the patients and the visiting doctors.

Hundreds of people from nearby villages visited the camp and got treated for scores of illnesses, ranging from common cold, fevers of various etiologies, scabies, gastritis, diarroehea/dysentery, malaria, typhoid etc including few dental cases.

Health camp at Longling village was held on September 20. Dr T Loyi of CHC Hawai also attended the camp.



Two-day sensitization cum training prog for PRI members held

CHANGLANG, Sept 30: The sensitization cum training programme for PRI members to create awareness on various centrally sponsored flagship programme was held Changlang on  Sept 29 and 30. The programme was conducted by the RD Department in collaboration with the department of Panchayati Raj and SIRD Itanagar. The programme was attended  among others by the PRI members, HoDs, BDOs and public leaders.

Local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary WRD T. Taiju said 50 % land of  Changlang district is plain. Rice, horticulture and other commercial crops can be cultivate on this region as per the choice of the farmers. The PRI Members need to be educated on various schemes so that, they could guide and advice the villagers. He advised to hold Gram Sabha on time to prepare schemes in order to place before the Zilla Parishad to pass and send it to Director of RD for allocation of fund.

P. Khimhun MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Trade and Commerce, said the idea to sensitize the PRI Members conceived by the HCM and Minister RD to generate awareness, alertness and to maintain transparency in all the flagship schemes to ensure proper, timely and quality achievement. He wanted that “Backward Region Development Fund” should be provided to Changlang, Tirap and Longding district. He reminded government officers and PRI members that, we are the public servants, so must carry out duties and responsibilities with devotion and whole heartedly for the interest of the public.

Secretary RD/PR  B.R. Babu, highlighted in detail the aims and purpose of conducting the sensitization cum training programme. He advised and desired that people should reciprocate with participation necessary for effective implementation of the schemes. He stressed on proper utilization of land available, the people must carry out agriculture, horticulture and other allied activities to uplift the socio economic condition for self sustenance.

T. Ete, Secretary PHED, emphasized that, the PRI members should educate the rural innocent people on sanitation, health and hygiene. He explained with power point presentation on National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), Nirmal Bharat Abhyan NBA and other PHED connected flagship programmes and advised to take up effective measures on conservation of water by planting more trees in and around the catchment area of the water source.

The Deputy Commissioner Changlang, Chanchal Yadav, said it is a unique and first of its kind ever organized in district HQ. so the PRI member and officers directly involved performing the RD Schemes and programmes to make them thorough on the rules and as per the guide lines with the aims to implement the various Rural Schemes smoothly and effectively. She wanted that monitoring and social audit should be done on time and submit the report immediately to get released the due share fund, advised PRI members and officer not to hesitate to raise any question during the training to clear the doubts.

Marina Kenglang Changlang ZP Chairperson thanked to the government of Arunachal Pradesh for providing such an innovative training programme highly beneficial to infuse knowledge to the elected PRI members, since they are the link between the government and public.

K. Dulom, Director RD, stressed MIS timely uploading along with the photographs. He presented the status of RD programmes through power point presentation with discussions. Kemo Lollen, Director PR, explained through power point on the role of village Panchayat, evolution of Panchayat in Arunachal Pradesh, steps taken by the Govt. on devolution of power etc. Nyabin Ete, Director (SIRD) said, the training is to impart knowledge to PRI members and make them well equipped to implement schemes and to bring social change for all round development. H. Basar PD, DRDA Changlang, explained in detail with power point presentation on the progress status on implementation of MGNREGA in Changlang district.  DIPRO



Grand Finale of Little Champs singing talent competition held

AALO, Sept 30:  The 75 days long drawn exercise to spot out the best budding singing talents in the district concluded with Jumken Lollen and Jumpi Lollen as winner and runners up respectively. They walk away with rupees 50,000  and 30,000 respectively along with trophy and certificates in the Grand Finale of the competition held at Gumin Kiin Aalo yesterday.  

The others finalists Mikter Padu, Rikjum Lollen and Minba Padu received rupees 10,000 each along with trophy and certificates for reaching up to the final stage.

Arunachal Pradesh and Other Constructions Workers Welfare Board Jalley Sonam, Chairman appreciated the endovour of the LCSTC to spot young singing talents of the district. There is no dearth of talents in singing and other arena but it is ironical that we hardly have supportive Arunachalees to come out for their cause. Music is an excel Eric part of our life and it has always played a uniting role in our society. It is our duty to promote singers within instead of hiring singers from outside at an exorbitant rate and this practice demoralizes our singers who are growing in plenty within the state.

Takap Tagru, Municipal Councilor ward No.3 Capital complex Itanagar and Col. Nevendera Singh of 5 Mountain Brigade also lauded the efforts of the organizing committee for giving stage for the budding singers to expose their talents and termed it as a stepping stone for better achievements in the long run.

Mijum Lona, Chairman LCSTC, Gebin Ado Secretary and Bejom Ado Vice Chairman also spoke on  the occasion. DIPRO



2nd handicraft prog conducted

ITANAGAR, Sept 30: The second handicraft program was organized yesterday by Lumdung Baptist Church under the banner of Papu Pastoral Range with the theme “A gift Opens the Way for the giver”.

While attending the programme Managing Director, Hills Engineering-cum- Social Worker of the area Mama Natung advised the believers of Lord Jesus to follow his (Lord Jesus) principles and also advised not to cheat and do harm on others and work for peace, prosperity and overall development of the area particularly and district or state as a whole.

Meanwhile, he appreciated the Papu Pastor Range for organizing a talent hunt of local ornaments and handicraft of the area and appealed for continuation for recognition of their talent and skill by department concerned.

Attending the programme, AAPSU  finance secretary Suraj Tayam said the hard work of the  organizing team will not go in vain. Their efforts in organizing such handcraft exhibition will  help promote the handicrafts and also enhance the economy of the area.  Tayam also advised the student community not to go for early marriage which causes ill- effect and also appealed the parents of the students not to practice child marriage or early marriage which is truly causes bad impact.

While appreciating the no pay no work decision of the District Administration and Deputy Director of School Education of East Kameng district for the benefit of the students, he appealed the gathering not to take enmity with the authority in greater public interest.

Special invitee Yalam Cheri, ZPM Papu Valley West also motivated the organizing team. As  a token of appreciations she announced for funding of some amounts for CC stair from main road to church. She also advised the believers not to cheat others in the name of religions.

The program was attended by Rakesh Pada, Federal Member, AAPSU, Riba Natung, ASM, Lumdung, Shew Natung, Ex-ASM, Seba village, Kapil Natung, Er PWD, Seppa, Mepa Natung, Gen Secy, Natung Welfare Society.



394 Himveers turn out for Passing Out Parade & Attestation Ceremony

AALO Sept 30:  Altogether 394 Himveers (General Duty) of ITBP representing various states of the country turned out for the colorful Passing out Parade and Attestation Ceremony after undergoing 44 weeks of rigorous basic training held at ATC Aalo today.

R.K. Saini, Inspector General North East Frontier ITBP said that rigorous trainings are imparted to the soldier to meet the challenging nature of job and establish an identity of its own to be a force to be reckoned with in different locations of the country.

Terming the Passing out Parade to be just a beginning for the soldiers to take up multiple natures of works, he advised newly recruited soldiers to remain fit physically and mentally not only to excel in guarding the frontier, induction in Naxal affected areas, rescue and relief operations during natural calamities but also to earn promotions in life by dint of their merits. He urged them to keep up the same spirit and appreciated the efforts put in by the trainers.

On the occasion, he also gave away awards of Overall Best Trainee to CT/GD Daljeet Singh, Best in Endurance to CT/GD Pradeep Kumar, Best in Weapon Handling to CT/GD Afzal Beig, Best in Firing to CT/GD Ramkesh Meena and Best in Drill to CT/GD Ranti Bhagat.

Earlier, Ajay Pal Singh, Dy Inspector General, SHQ(ITA) highlighted the boarder guarding and operational achievements of the force and expressed his happiness on joining of  394 fit and enthusiastic young soldiers from 366th, 367th and 368th CT/GD to the main stream of ITBP to strengthen it.

Ramesh Kumar, Commandant 20th ITBP Aalo M  K Sahoo West Siang Deputy Commissioner, Brigadier Ajay Verma Commanding Officer 5 Mountain Brigade, Col G.S. Chundawat Commandant 19 Grenadier Bogdo, Doi Ado former Minister also attended the function.

Saini and other dignitaries also inspected the exhibition stall displayed by the ITBP on art and crafts, mountaineering equipment and weapons display to get insight into the main activities of the ITBP. ITBP



Consultative meeting on special summary revision of electoral roll held at Seppa

SEPPA, Sept 30: A consultative meeting of all the EROs, AEROs, Administrative Officers and representatives of various Political parties in connection with Special Summary Revision  was held at Seppa.

In his address T. Dakpe, DC-cum-DEO urged all the EROs/ AEROs to be sincere, dedicated and impartial while discharging their duties and responsibilities during the Special  Summary Revision of PER to have error-free photo Electoral Roll.

While stressing and emphasizing for clean and error-free PER the DC directed the EROs/AEROs to put all out efforts to accomplish the task within given time-frame as per the programme fixed by ECI. He also expressed concern over the detection of numerous double/multiple voters in all the five Assembly Constituencies of the District and directed the EROs concerned to delete and rectify the same by following due process. The list and details of the double/multiple voters enrolled in the PER are available for inspection in the DEOs office and the offices of the EROs concerned.

Further, he asked the representatives of the various Political parties to appoint Booth Level Agent (BLA) in all the Polling Stations of the constituencies to assist the BLOs in the grass root level. DIPRO

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Genuine concern be addressed

Dear Editor,

This is in regards to news item about 6 (six) point demand laid by apex contractor’s body of state, All Arunchal Pradesh contractors welfare Association (AACWA) for benefits of local contractors in Arunachal Pradesh. The All Arunachal Pradesh BSNL Civil contractor welfare association (AAPBSNLCCWA) supports and urges state govt, to consider the demands put forward by them. Association feels that since Arunachal is land of tribal and its contractors are tribal people, there is no question of deduction of 2% as income tax during works related to civil items.

Moreover, association also suggests that if govt, of neighboring state Assam can adopt policy for welfare of tribal contractors by adopting 1% Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) during any kind tender/quotation than why our people friend govt, cannot adopt the same policy.

AAPBSNLCCWA also urge to 3(three) MPs from state and chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh to discuss with Department of Telecom, govt, of India for continuation of scheme known as Universal service Obligation ((USO) mobile towers station Phase-ll.The main objective of scheme is to provide mobile phone service facilities in every interiors parts of India. The scheme was discontinued after 2G scam but now Department of Telecom had start continuation of scheme at some state of northeast and in west Bengal.


RC Tassar





Nab the main distributors

Dear Editor

Through your esteemed daily; I would like to make an appeal to the government and police department especially to give their best effort to nab the groups /person receiving stolen bikes from Arunachal. It is believed that lifted bikes are mostly sold either in Assam or in the interior districts of our state at a low price. Later these motorcycles are sold at a much higher price to customers of different neighbouring NE states. With reference to the news published on 27th Sept., I congratulate the police deptt for nabbing some of the bike lifters. In the past years too they have been able to catch many bike lifters. What I believe is that our police department is not weak enough to let go off such opportunities to act intelligently and catch such people before it get worse. I am sure that even a short interrogation with the thieves can provide a lot of clues about the working ground of such receivers. The present situation is so bad that almost every house in the neighbourhood seems to have become victim of bike thefts. Not every family is wealthy enough to make masonry walls/fencing around their houses but yes! One can atleast make small garages as a measure of protection. This is a message to the government that today you cannot handle bike lifters; tomorrow there will be auto thefts and many more. Whom will the public trust or have faith to run a fast growing state in the future. Out here in Jalgaon City, Maharashtra, bike thefts seldom occur. Learn from them.


Tath  Kara


JTM College of Engineering





When will PMGSY project of Darak-Kamba be completed?

Dear Editor,

I would like to draw your kind attention to the miserable delay in completion of Darak-Kamba road under West Siang district (A.P). The PMGSY project of Darak-Kamba road has not seen progress for the last 8-9 years. It is only 15.24 Km in length and crores of funds have been invested by govt, in the year 2009 to complete the road but it has not been completed yet. The denizens of area are in deep stress owing to delay and they have repeatedly expressed their resentment to the project executor but nothing has so far been done.

The people of area are facing many inconveniences because of bad road condition. When will the road project be completed? If any incident happens then who will take the responsibility for that? Does the project executor have any social responsibility? But here, his demeanor was the only discordant note in the public notice.

Therefore, I along with the people of local area request the competent authority to complete the road construction without any further delay and I hope the govt, would definitely consider our difficulty and soon take serious step.


Pokside Poyom



Discrimination in distribution of compensation

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily we would like to support the point raised by one youth from Pakke-kessang area Mr.Thaddeus Techi, whose write up was praise worthy and raised many eyebrow regarding illegitimate and injustice compensation made to the poor actual affected land owners by land department of East-Kameng district and how the poor actual land affected owners are ready to counter their right in terms of traditional fight. The compensation was purely made in pick and choose type and this may term as political intrusion in our area.

Several complain and appeal were made to concerned authority (DC’s) about nexus, favoritism and nepotism practices in compensation distribution by the land department authority but no one showed any interest to solve the grievances of poor people. Now the poor land owners are in rage and they are waiting for road formation work to start in their respective lands. If there is opposition from land owners during work it may create lot of law and order problem. If such thing happens we make it clear that the sole responsibility will be borne by the Deputy Commissioner of East-Kameng district, who is the Chairman of the land acquisition and assessment board. We learnt that recently DC East-Kameng called a meeting in his chamber and constituted an overseer member to take stock of ground reality of the affected land area but nothing has been initiated yet. During that meeting many so called panchayat leaders had spoke that their respective panchayat/ jurisdiction have not given any kind of complain of injustice regarding compensation made to them by land department. We also want to clear that they do not know any kind of ground reality. Beside this we want to ask the 12-Pakke-Keesang Assembly Constituency MLA that why he is keeping mum in this matter, what material is blocking his eye, leg, hand and mouth that he cannot speak, look, write and walk where his poor public are crying for help and justice? He is the public servant; his duty and responsibility is to check and balance the power and function of concern authority and direct them to do public favour not for self vested motive, so that poor public may get their genuine share of compensation. We want to tell that compensation for our lands, plantations and trees were not paid except building structures. Now our question is who will pay our remaining compensation amounts? To check the worsen condition and situation prevailing in Pakke-Kessang area regarding Trans Arunachal Highway compensation and not too further deteriorate the situation, through the columns of this daily we would like to request the 12-Pakke-Keesang Assembly Constituency MLA to intervene into the matter and strictly direct the Deputy Commissioner of East-Kameng district to constitute the spot inspection survey teams to take stock of the ground reality before it too late so that poor land affected people of Pakke Kessang may get their genuine share of compensation. Also we would like to request to all the land affected owners to raise one voice against injustice made in compensation and not remain a silent gossiper to stop further rat and cat game in the land department.


Nabam Budh Hina

Pitu Nabam

Raha Techi

Pakke-Kessang Land affected owners

(NH-299, Khodaso-Bana Stretch)




Find out the truth

Dear Editor,

This is in regards to a news item published in your daily on 27th September under reader's forum column. I would like to lay down few words regarding it. The case which Mazumder sir has stated is very inhuman in nature. No authority has right to suspend anyone without proper verification or by not giving chance for defending his right. This type of inhuman behaviour should be condemned by all sects of society. It’s worth neither mentioning that I don’t know Mazumder sir personally nor the reality. So, I appeal our state govt. and Education department in particular to set up an enquiry committee to check out the matter from KV authority whether it’s true or false. It’s not only about job rather it is about someone’s career and life.


Raja Camder Tok,









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Most species at risk from climate change

Most species at greatest risk from climate change are not currently conservation priorities, finds an IUCN study that introduces a pioneering method to assess the vulnerability of species to climate change. The paper published is one of the biggest studies of its kind, assessing all of the world's birds, amphibians and corals. It draws on the work of more than 100 scientists over a period of five years.

Up to 83 per cent of birds, 66 per cent of amphibians and 70 per cent of corals that were identified as highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change are not currently considered threatened with extinction on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. They are therefore unlikely to be receiving focused conservation attention, according to the study.

Up to nine percent of all birds, 15 per cent of all amphibians and nine percent of all corals that were found to be highly vulnerable to climate change are already threatened with extinction. These species are threatened by unsustainable logging and agricultural expansion but also need urgent conservation action in the face of climate change, according to the authors.

The study's novel approach looks at the unique biological and ecological characteristics that make species more or less sensitive or adaptable to climate change.

Conventional methods have focussed largely on measuring the amount of change to which species are likely to be exposed. IUCN will use the approach and results to ensure The IUCN Red List continues to provide the best possible assessments of extinction risk, including due to climate change.