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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
'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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Nab the main distributors
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.
JTM College of Engineering
When will PMGSY project of Darak-Kamba be completed?
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.
Discrimination in distribution of compensation
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
Pakke-Kessang Land affected owners
(NH-299, Khodaso-Bana Stretch)
Find out the truth
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.