ITANAGAR, Oct 7: A two-day personality devlopment and career Guidance Programme for
students and research schoolars began here today at RGU conference Hall.
The programme is being conducted by the Career Counselling Cell, RGU in collaboration
with Perfect Trainer, Guwahati. Bhargav Kumar Baruah, a resource person from Perfect
Trainer presented a powerpoint presentation on personality deveopment. He also provided
some important and vital tips on improving one’s personality and skills to face interview.
Students from various departments such as Education, History, Hindi, Political Science
and Tribal Studies enthusistically took part in the programme. They also intracted
with the resource persons and put forwarded their queries.
Earlier, Prof. R.C. Parida, Coordinator, Career Counselling Cell, RGU cum HoD Commerce
said the programme is being conducted to enhance skill and development of personality
of the students to face the hurdles in this competitive world. (Students of Mass.Com)
No alliance with NPF: BJP
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that the
party was ignorant about former MP Tapir Gao’s alleged role in promotion of Naga
People’s Front in Arunachal Pradesh.
Reacting to the news item published in some local dailies that Gao had a role in
promotion of the Naga political party in Arunachal Pradesh, state BJP clarified that
the entire state BJP team was unaware of the role of Gao in connection with the said
“The party was in alliance with NPF in the last Assembly elections in the state of
Nagaland but not with the Arunachal Pradesh state BJP,” the party said in a release.
“Neither the party has taken up the issue of any political alliance with NPF in the
state of Arunachal Pradesh nor did it discuss the issue in any party forum. The allegation
revolving around Tapir Gao is totally unknown to the state BJP and the party has
nothing to do with it,” the release said. Earlier, Gao had rubbished allegations
leveled against him as baseless and unfounded.
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The Arunachal Pradesh Govt. in an order has lifted ban on all treasury
payment of beyond Rs.50 lakh of last financial year -2012-13 deposited into Civil
deposit under Head of Account 8443-other deposit. DIPR
Sainik School entrance exam
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: All India Sainik schools entrance examination for the season 2014-15
will be conducted at three centers in Nagaland at Khomia, Dimapur, Punglwa ( School
Campus) and two centers in Arunachal Pradesh at Itanagar and Tawang for admission
of boys to class VI & Class IX in Sainik School, Punglwa.
The written part of the said examination will be held at designated centres on January
5, 2014 from 9 AM. The last date for receiving the filled –in application will be
on 7th Dec’2013. Interested students may visit www. sainaikschool punglwa. nic.in
for further information. DIPR
6 houses gutted down at Seba village, Orgs appeal for relief
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: At least six dwelling houses were reportedly gutted down in a devastating
fire at Seba village under Pijeraing circle of East Kameng district on Oct 5 last.
The fire mishap broke out around 3 pm when villagers were busy at paddy field.
All belongings such as ornaments and other valuable materials were reduced to ashes
during the fire accident. The source of fire is yet to be ascertained. Meanwhile
East Kameng Middle Zone Students Union (EKMZSU) and Nanghee, Natung, Moya Tacha Welfare
Society today jointly appealed to the district administration to provide immediate
relief funds to the fire victims. In a release EKMZSU said that properties of dwellers
could not retrieve during the mishap. “The fire victims are staying in temporary
makeshift, so district authority should provide relief and rehabilitation” said Mama
Natung a society member.
Over 1000 treated in mega eye camp
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Mahabodhi Old Age Home in collaboration with District Hospital Tawang
organized the first ever mega free eye camp at District Hospital, Lumla PHC and Jang
CHC from October two to five.
The eye health team from RK Mission Hospital here led by Dr. Lobsang Tsetim screened
over 1000 patients and conducted eye surgery on 77 patients during the four days
camp. Over 500 patients were given sunglasses/spectacles and medicines free of cost.
The patients were also provided free transportation services by GREF, SSB and ITBP
stationed at Tawang during the four day camp. The patients were also provided food
by the organizer.
Training on youth leadership held
ITANAGAR, Oct 07: Altogether 40 youths participated in three-day training on youth
leadership and community development held at Chimpu here which concluded today.
It was organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) in collaboration with Jarkum
& Yania Charitable Society.
After its inaugural function, both the guests, deputy director, Nehru Yuva Kendra
Sangathan, Deepankar Nath and general secretary, Lok Sabha Youth Congress, Hake Tako
stressed on leadership development of the youths and its service for community development
for safe and clean society.
Teachers from government schools and NGO workers were the resource persons on the
Mass social service conducted
YINGKIONG, Oct 7: The Yingkiong Women Welfare Society in coordination with the district
administration and all heads of offices conducted a mass social service in Yingkiong
bazaar area on October 5 last. The three hours long social service, which is a part
of the mission – clean Yingkiong town, was participated by Society members, Govt
officers and officials of various departments besides the shopkeepers of both upper
and lower markets. They cleaned their respective locations, drains, sewerage. The
labourers of urban department played active role in the social service.
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: All Kimin Kakoi Youth Welfare Association (AKKYWA) has demanded
the NEEPCO authority at Yazali in Lower Subansiri district to provide adequate compensation
to the family of late Nabam Sarbang.
AKKYWA alleged that Sarbang was swept away by Ranganadi after dam water was released
without alerting the downstream people. His body was recovered from Dejoo in North
Lakhimpur, Assam yesterday evening.
Claiming that Sarbang was the lone bread winner of the family, AKKYWA further demanded
the NEEPCO authority to provide a regular job to the son of the deceased within a
YOMA demands shifting of office
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The Youth Organization Movement of Arunachal (YOMA) has demanded
immediate shifting of the office of department of Hydro Power Development from
New Delhi to Itanagar.
In a letter submitted to the chief minister, it said, we want to know under what
procedure the office has been established at New Delhi as we do not see any beneficial
aspect of its functioning.
12 PKLAPF threatens stir
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The 12th Pakke Kessang Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (12 PKLAPF)
has questioned on the silence of the local MLA, PRI leaders and intellectuals of
its area on the issue of the alleged irregularity in disbursement of land compensation
of Trans Arunachal Highway under the jurisdiction of Pakke Kessang constituency.
Why are they mum on the issue?, it asked adding, whereas the general public especially
the poor and the helpless villagers are being deprived.
Reiterating for reconstitution of committee members in connection with the re-survey
of properties and re-assessment of actual land affected areas and also for a re-verification
team to unearth the ground reality of the issue, it warned of resorting to legal
course of action as well as democratic movement if the demand is not fulfilled.
Cooperation of political parties sought for error free electoral rolls
ZIRO, Oct 7: A consultative committee meeting of all political parties of Lower Subansiri
district was held here today. Addressing the members Nending Chatung sought the co-operation
of all the political parties to the district election machinery during the ongoing
special summary revision program. He also requested them to appoint Booth Level Agents
(BLAs) in all polling stations under ECI’s guidelines along with authorization letter
from the State Party presidents. Stating multiple enrollments in more than one place
and enrolment of underage persons in the photo electoral roll as severe electoral
offences, he advised the party representatives to abide by the ECs guidelines.
Highlighting the members regarding SVEEP (Systematic Voter Education and Electoral
Participation) he informed that campus ambassadors have been appointed in schools
to familiarize and publicize the youths in the age group of 18-19 years with the
electoral process and maximize participation during the general elections. DIPRO
Selection trial for women’s football team
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Selection trial to select the Under-16 state women’s football team
for the ensuing National Championship will be conducted at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium from
October 15 to 20, informed Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Football Association chairman
5th State level Chess tourney at Yazali
ZIRO, Oct 7: All Lower Subansiri Chess Association (ALSCA) has decided to organize
the 5th State Level Chess Tournament at Yazali, Lower Subansiri district on November
The tournament will be conducted for open, veteran and Boys and Girls U-15, U-19
An organizing committee has also been constituted for smooth conduct of the tournament.
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: While referring to a news item under heading “Sub-divisional horticulture
office,…” published on October 7 issue of The Arunachal Times, retired service man
Okeng Taying clarified that he supported the demand for a sub-divisional horticulture
office at Ruksing hqs. but he did never personally criticize any MLA or MPs of the
In a news item published in your daily on Oct 6 regarding meeting of administration
with political parties on preparation of electoral roll, the designation of Modam
Karbak was wrongly mentioned as DCC(I) President West Siang in place of General Secretary
DCC(I) West Siang. Gedo Kato is the present DCC (I) of the district. The erroneous
mistake is deeply regretted. DIPRO
Tuki seeks fund for skill development prog for youths
NEW DELHI, Oct 7: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki urged Union Minister for Development
of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Paban Singh Ghatowar to allocate funds to the state
for Skill Development, Capacity Building and Training Programmes for the benefit
of youths of the state.
While apprising the Union Minister of the special thrust given by the state government
for employment generation and skill development activities, Tuki said that he was
committed to his target of generating one lakh employment within the stipulated time
frame. He reiterated that the support of Ministry of DoNER and the North Eastern
Council is essential to meet the aspirations of the youth of the state who have the
potential to make their careers in multiple sectors.
Lauding the skill development initiatives of the State Government, the Union Minister
assured that he would convene a meeting of high level officers of the Ministry tomorrow
to discuss the scope of allocation of funds for skill development activities in Arunachal
In the meeting which lasted more than an hour here today, both the leaders discussed
and reviewed the status of infrastructure projects funded by DoNER in the state.
It may be mentioned here that upon the insistence of the Chief Minister, DoNER has
recently taken steps for speedy implementation of projects in the state by expediting
the techno economic clearances pending with the central government line Ministries
like Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Urban Development etc.
Joint Secretary of DoNER, V.B Pathak and Political Secretary to CM Bamang Tago were
also present in the meeting.
Ringu calls for collective efforts forimplementation of domestic violence Act
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) chairperson
Gumri Ringu today called upon the state Govt and civil society to make collective
efforts for implementation of Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act –
2005 in letter and spirit. Ringu was addressing the Govt officers and officials
at the inaugural function of the three days Sensitization Training Programme
on “Domestic Violence Act &Various Govt. Provisions for Women” at Administrative
Training Institute, Naharlagun today. Altogether 22 participants comprising of Administrative
Officers holding magisterial function in the level of COs/EACs and other Govt stake-holders
like CDPOs/DD and Police officers are participating in the programme which is being
conducted under the 100 per cent course fee assistance of DoPT, Govt, of India under
its plan training assistance 2012-13.
Lamenting over the increasing atrocities and crime against women both at national
level and in North East States, Ringu pointed out that as per the census of 2011,
the crime rate against women have increased by 40% which is alarming.
The Chairperson requested all the protection officers as well as police and judicial
officers to be pro-activate in this regard and at the same time urged victims as
well as their close relatives to come forward to lodge complaint in case of serious
domestic violence against them. Ringu disclosed that one of her main objective is
to sensitize all Govt. functionaries specially the judicial officers, middle & lower
level Govt staff about the important legal provisions under “Domestic Violence
Act/Rule”. Earlier, the Director (Training) said this issue based training on Domestic
Violence Act is conducted to benefit the working women and to generate awareness
about their legal protection right against harassment at working places including
domestic violence against them.
The guest resource persons includes Radhilu Chai Techi, Vice-Chairperson (APSCW)
besides Dani Belo, Under Secretary, (Law&Judicial), Somnath Hore, Overseer, Directorate
of Printing, Naharlagun & Sunil Mow, Advocate .
Kena seeks Govt intervention forexclusion of Arunachal’s villages from MAC
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Jomde Kena
today sought intervention of the state Govt for exclusion of the Arunachal’s villages
from the Mishing Autonomous Council.
Kena, who called on Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy today,
apprised them of prevailing situation in Assam-Arunachal boundary area and appealed
them to take up the issue with Assam counterpart for exclusion of villages from MAC.
In a release Deputy Speaker Kena said that earlier he had also persuaded the state
Govt to take up the matter for exclusion of some indigenous Arunachalee tribal villages
from the notified MAC area. Accordingly, the then principal secretary (Home) Tabom
Bam had sent fax message to the Commissioner and Secretary (Home), Government of
Assam, urging the Assam Govt to set aside the order No.CAN/PA-71/95/162 Dtd.15/07/2005
issued by Commissioner of North Assam Division, Tezpur and to exclude Durpai, Champak,
Chojo, Sogum, Pompek, Maji, Mingma, Ruti, Hime, Germe, Rate, Torajan, Siloni, Gagar,
Jipu, Silli, Liche, Balisori, Kangku, Liapulia, Barojan, Telam , Adi Tako, Debi Detak,
Dipa, Dimo, and Pale villages under Arunachal’s territory from MAC, he said. “But
no action understood to have been taken by the Commissioner and Secretary (Home),
Government of Assam to exclude the mentioned indigenous villages of Arunachal Pradesh
from the list of MAC. Objectionably in the recently held Mishing Autonomous Council
election - 2013 all these traditional indigenous tribal villages under territorial
boundary of Arunachal Pradesh have been allowed to remain under MAC,” Kena said.
ACF for implementation of MsDP in letter and spirit
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) has urged the Government of Arunachal
Pradesh to implement the MsDP in letter and spirit as per the GOI guidelines to meet
The much talked MsDP is already implemented in tribal states like Meghalaya, Nagaland
and Mizoram without any adverse fallout on the tribal nature of those states, said
ACF in a release.
Brushing aside the fears expressed by certain sections of the society on the impact
of implementation of MsDP in Arunachal Pradesh in its emergency meeting held under
the chairmanship of Rev Dr. Nyakdo Tassar on October 5, ACF informed that as per
clarification issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Minority affairs to
a query from ACF as to the identity of the beneficiaries of MsDP, all Christians
(SC/ST/OBC) are eligible to MsDP.
The ACF also unequivocally condemned the insinuation of IFCSAP that Christians of
Arunachal Pradesh should give up ST rights for being Christians.
“Their claim that any individual of Arunachal Pradesh, who benefits from MsDP will
have to surrender ST certificate and will not be able to contest even a Gram Panchayat
election in Arunachal Pradesh shows ignorance of settled laws of the country,” the
release said. “The Supreme Court of India is very clear on this issue,” the release
said quoting that “We, therefore, are of the opinion that although as a broad proposition
of law it cannot be accepted that merely by change of religion a person ceases to
be a member of schedule tribe.”
“1971 to 1990 was the darkest period of human rights violations in the state of Arunachal
Pradesh,” the ACF release said and questioned the agenda behind IFCSAP seeking the
implementation of the Arunachal Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act 1978.
“Are they trying to raise the ugly head of communalism and religious intolerance
and bring back the dark days of persecution of Christians? Any such attempt in 2013
would be a misadventure,” ACF said.
Questioning the role played by Nyishi Elite Society (NES) in this discussion on MsDP,
ACF wondered if NES was authorized by all its members to give full support to take
part in the ‘anti-Christian’ agenda of IFCSAP, the release said.
ACF appealed to IFCSAP not to stir up a hornet's nest by taking up an anti-Christian
stance that may affect peaceful coexistence of all tribes, castes, communities and
Capital DC for strict enforcement of HSRP
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goel today stressed on
strict implementation of the High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) in Capital Complex.
Presiding over a meeting held at his chamber today to discuss various issues relating
to traffic management and enforcement of High Security Registration Plate in Capital
Complex, the DC informed the house that HSRP registration had already been started
in Capital Complex since Oct 27, 2012 with almost ending of the AR-01E series but
many vehicle owners are still found using the old system of vehicle number plates
in F, G and AR-02 series.
The meeting was attended by SP Capital S P Kuruvilla, Asstt. Commissioner Pooja Jain,
Dy SP (Traffic), SDPO Itanagar, OC Itanagar and OC(Traffic).
Citing that the earlier drive carried out by the Capital Administration along with
the Capital Police to remove black films from vehicles had achieved almost 90 per
cent success, he urged the Capital and DySP (Traffic) to carry out similar drives
to check HSRP also. He also asked the SP Capital to deploy traffic wardens at all
the locations for proper management of traffic. He also urged them to carry out
regular drives to check the documents like driving license, registration number,
fitness certificate etc of the drivers and the vehicles and to check illegal parking
He further asked the DySP (Traffic) and SDPO Itanagar to regularly brief their traffic
wardens which will help boost their morale. The SP along with his officers assured
all out cooperation from their side to get rid of such traffic related nuisances.
All-tribe festival 2013 ends with colourful note
SHILLONG, Oct 7: A four days 5th Arunachal All Tribes Festival 2013 being organized
by Arunachal Students Union Shillong finally drawn its curtain today after colourful
cultural presentation of students of all tribes. The all tribes’ festival is being
celebrated every year with its motto of “oneness” among Arunachalee residing in Shillong,
beside to maintain unity among the students of all Arunachalee tribes.
Attending the third day which also called Cultural Day of the festival on Sunday,
Finance, PWD and Planning Minister Chowna Mein along with former NESO GS Gumjum Haider
said that all tribes’ festival is path breaking ideas to imbibe sense of unity and
fraternity among the Arunachalee people particularly students community residing
in Meghalaya. He further said the festival is important platform to showcase the
state rich cultural and traditional value. Mein also inspected NEFA building and
Circuit House and assured to appraise the Arunachal government for its renovation
Attending the closing ceremony today Parliamentary Secretary RWD and Supply Transport
Kumar Waii said that study should be prime goal of every student, apart from the
festival. Waii also called upon students to carry forwards theme of “oneness” among
Arunachalee in outside the state to maintain communal harmony.
Earlier, the Minister UD, Housing, and Town Planning & Fisheries Rajesh Tacho along
with Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Worker Welfare Board Chairman
Jalley Sonam declared the festival open on 5th October amid cultural fervour and
gaiety. Various activities like cultural, literary and sports took place to mark
Cancel ‘minority certificates’, says SUMA
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Students Union Movement of Arunachal (SUMA) has appealed to all
citizens of Arunachal Pradesh to refrain from obtaining ‘Minority Certificates’ to
avail benefit under various minority schemes.
“Once we are certified as minority we will not only lose our ST status but also all
other ST facilities, like job reservation, admission quotas in educational institutions,
like medical, engineering, inner line system etc,” SUMA in a release said.
Since Arunachal Pradesh is a state fully lived by indigenous tribal people there
is no question of minority in Arunachal Pradesh, SUMA observed. It also said that
Scheduled Tribe Christians, Buddhists etc are not minority here. The term Minority
is mostly applicable in mainland India where Hinduism dominates, the release said.
SUMA demanded the authorities concerned to immediately cancel all those minority
certificates issued so far and retain their earlier ST status as the minority issue
may jeopardize the integrity and peaceful coexistence of the people in the state.
Beside, SUMA reiterated its earlier demand not to issue Permanent Residential Certificate
(PRC) to non-APSTs.
STCDC calls for solution to Seppa power problem
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: Seppa Town Colonies Development Committee (STCDC) has appealed to
the authority concerned to immediately solve the crippling power problem in Seppa,
the district headquarters of East Kameng.
Informing that severe electricity problem for the last couple of months has thrown
Seppa people’s life out of gear, STCDC chairman Sundro Sonam (Waii) urged the elected
representatives of East Kameng district to prevail upon the Government so as to end
the crippling power problem.
The chairman also urged the authority to supply sufficient drinking water and ration
in the district headquarter.
“There was acute shortage of water supply and ration items in the district,” the
chairman claimed and alleged selling of ration item (rice) at high and exorbitant
rate by fair price shops (FPS). Despite repeated pleas by the committee to tackle
shortage of water and ration items, nothing has been done in this regard by the authority,
the STCDC chairman rued and threatened to launch series of democratic movements at
Seppa if the demands are not met at the earliest.
Dirang mega eye camp concludes with free spectacle distribution
DIRANG, Oct 7: The MON-SEDO (Mon Socio-Economic Development Organization) sponsored
‘Free Mega Eye Screening-cum-Surgery Camp’ concluded here today with distribution
of 174 spectacles to patients free of cost.
The camp was organized in collaboration with Rama Krishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar.
During the camp, a record 608 patients were screened and 46 surgeries performed in
which 39 were Cataract and 7 others eye related surgeries performed by 12 member
team of doctors from RKM, Itanagar led by senior ophthalmologist Dr. Lobsang Tsetim
at CHC, Dirang.
In his concluding speech, MON-SEDO secretary Sangey Tsering while expressing gratitude
to Parliamentary Secretary Science and Technology and local MLA Phurpa Tsering for
supporting the event, also expressed his gratitude to former Dirang ZPM Dor Tsering,
who is also president of the society. ‘The camp was organized by him and was his
brainchild’, he remarked. Tsering also expressed his gratitude to local administration
and CHC Dirang for helping the organisation to conduct the programme successfully.
Similarly during last year in September, the society in collaboration with NRHM and
District Health Society, Bomdila had also conducted a “Mega Free Medical Camp’ at
Thembang where more than 180 patients were treated by a team of doctors from Bomdila
General Hospital led by the then DMO, Dr.Wangey. Free medicines were distributed
to patients and remaining was donated to Thembang Health Centre.
APCU technical wing hands over five community Dere to villagers
Aalo, Oct 7: Transport and Cooperation Minister Jarkar Gamlin accompanied by Y.
Ango ZPM Aalo East Lower, Tapun Taki DACO, host of Panchayat and public leaders witnessed
the handing over of two double storied RCC community hall at Tarsu Mobuk and Police
Colony, two RCC hall each at Gaur Hill and Eyi village and one SPT hall at Hiker
Gumin Upper by Er. J. Bora Executive Engineer, Arunachal Pradesh Cooperative Union,
Technical Wing amid applause recently.
The assets were handed formally to the village/colony authorities with the involvements
of signatories from Govt. Agency, officers, panchayat leaders and Head Gaon Burahs.
Speaking at different locations, the Minister said that Community Hall is the epicenter
of socio-cultural and religious congregations of the villagers and need permanent
structure to do away the recurring expenditure and drag on the state exchequer for
repair and reconstruction from time to time.
These constructions made available from first phase of SPA are part of the commitment
made by the Minister for the people of Aalo East to provide permanent structure and
proper road connectivity up to the community hall wherever needed. He appealed the
Executing Agency and contractors to ensure quality of work while taking up the sanctioned
black topping road end to the Dere by forming committee at the village. People and
the Executive Agency should realize his well conceived idea of creating durable assets
in his area and the entire hard managed fund from the Govt. should be used judiciously
to mitigate the real needs of the people, he said. DIPRO
Irregularity in Rural Housing scheme alleged
RUKSIN, Oct 07: The Rural Housing Scheme under SPA in Pasighat-West assembly constituency
has been shrouded in controversy.
According to information available, the state’s Rural Development Department, by
its order vide No- CD (PLG) 278/2011(SPA) dated August 29, 2011 granted an amount
of Rs 3. 73 crore for construction of 150 ‘Integrated Bamoboo Based -Type Rural Houses’
within the villages falling under West- Pasighat assembly constituency during 2010-11
under SPA scheme.
The Ruksin Block Development Office under District Rural Development department,
which executed the construction work, has already submitted the completion report
against the 150 rural houses constructed in different villages under Ruksin, Sille-Oyan
and Bilats circles.
Substantial information reveals that the implementing agency fully utilized the money
released under the project for construction of all 150 houses within the allotted
Officials informed that implementing department bore 90 percent expense while the
beneficiaries concerned are bound to contribute the remaining 10 percent money.
It is alleged that the housing scheme, instead of giving relief to the beneficiaries
is causing hardship.
When enquired, some beneficiaries said that they were unable to afford the cost of
bamboo works costing about Rs. 24,000 (10 percent of the total fund allotted against
Some conscious persons of the area also raised question over transparency of the
Alleging violation of SPA guidelines in the housing scheme, they said that 10 percent
money should be funded by the state government instead of harassing the beneficiaries,
the poor villagers.
Cong party workers urged to strengthen party
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: All India Congress Committee secretary cum Arunachal in-charge Dr.
K Jayakumar today exhorted the party workers to work tirelessly to sweep the ensuing
Parliamentary and Assembly Elections in the State. K Jayakumar was addressing the
party workers at the coordination meeting of the City Congress Committee, BCC and
elected Panchayat leaders of 13-ltanagar Block at Rajiv Gandhi Congress Bhawan here
yesterday evening. The AICC secretary also briefed on the achievements and contributions
of UPA-I and II Govt towards nation’s development and welfare of the people.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in his speech said that State Govt is properly implementing
various flagship programmes of UPA-I & II in every nook and corner of the state.
He appealed the party workers to maintain unity and discipline to strengthen the
party and for proper coordination between the party and the Government. He also appealed
them to create awareness in their respective areas about various developmental schemes
taken up the State Govt for the benefit of Aam Admi. He further informed that 9000
youths have been nominated in the recently concluded Job Mela and 900 have already
got placement in various agencies. He called the youths to take benefits from such
initiatives taken up by the State Govt from time to time. Among others, Itanagar
MLA Techi Kaso, CCC president Kipa Babu, Itanagar Chief Councillor Higio Aruni,
APCC general secretary B.C Tok and Techi Tolu, ZPM, 1-Borum, Itanagar also spoke
on the occasion.
All the CCC/BCC office bearers and newly elected Panchayat leaders of ltanagar block
along with frontal organizations and party workers attended the meeting.
4th State Level Shoto-Kan Karate Do Championship
Sonoliyang and Yadi adjudged Men’s and Women’s champions
ITANAGAR, Oct 7: The 4th State Level Shoto-Kan Karate Do Championship, 2013 was held
at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun on October 4 and 5.
Nikam Sonoliyang and Rei Yadi were adjudged Men’s and Women’s champions respectively.
Altogether 181 players and 25 officials from various districts and clubs, including
Hq, Naharlagun, RK Mission (Itanagar), Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy, SAI SAG Centre,
Naharlagun, participated in the championship.
The closing ceremony was attended by local MLA Techi Kaso, former Tali MLA Takam
Sorang and former ZPM and sponsor of the championship Tarang Tagru.
The tournament was conducted under the guidance of Sensai S Deven Sharma (chief judge)
and Sensei Tai Hipik, President, Arunachal Pradesh Shoto-Kan Karate Do Association.
The medal winners are:
Boys U-11: Santosh Sharma (Gold), Kyatong Beyong (Sil), Raja Rikung and Tagi Mipi
(Br); Boys U-13: Doni Yangfo (Gold), Atom Effa (Sil), Likha Oum and Raju Bokar (Br);
Boys U-15: Raja Yangfo, SAI(Gold), Kamta Ramsang, E/Kameng (Sil), Nabam Tadhe and
Tamchi Tayam (Br), Boys U-18: Nikam Sonoliyang (Gold), Sinne Mekhu (Sil), Pissa Nachung
and Runa Dada (Br); Men’s above 18 years (Kumite): Samuel Dolo (Gold), Doniram Tawe
(Sil), Apa Sonam and Ngongchen Hadang (Br); Girls U-13 (Kumite): Gichik Yami, SAI
(Gold), Bomak Sera (Sil), Nabam Nasap, SLSA (Br.); Girls U-15 (Kumite) : Minam Tekseng
(Gold), Pate Yapa (Sil), Meku Sonu and Anjame Mipi (Br); Gilrs U-18 (Kumite): Bamang
Yakum, SLSA (Gold), Goda Asha, SAI (Sil), Tap Menia and Juna Dada, SLSA (Br); Girls
above 18 years (Kumie): Rei Yadi, SAI (Gold), Sumpi Chege, SAI (Sil), Monghili Wanghpan,
Earlier, the championship was inaugurated by MLA Markio Tado accompanied by APBRDA
vice chairman Yora Togung.
Parl. Secy inaugurates PHC, BSNL tower
KHONSA, Oct 7: The Parliamentary Secretary for DoTCL and SWWCD Yumsen Matey on Oct
4 inaugurated a PHC and a BSNL Tower at Dadam village in presence of the Tirap DC
Kamlesh Kumar Joshi.
In his inaugural address Matey congratulated the people for having the long-felt
needs, a PHC and a BSNL Tower which would be great assets for the villagers. He asked
the people to co-operate with the state government for speedy development on all
He told the cheering villagers that a bus would be sanctioned from DoTCL for Dadam
to Khonsa service adding that it would help the commuters immensely. Matey also said
that a proposal had been sent to the government by him and the DC to include Dadam
Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi asked the people to work hard and appreciated
the Parliamentary Secretary for his effort. The DC assured of all possible help and
support from the district administration and told the villagers to let him know their
problems from time to time.
Earlier, the DMO, Dr. K. Perme highlighted about the newly inaugurated PHC and hoped
that the PHC would cater to the medical needs of the people. He profusely thanked
Yumsen Matey for his tireless effort in creating the PHC which had been a long-felt
need and demand of the people.
The chief and the GBs appreciated the Parliamentary Secretary for ushering in unprecedented
development in the area and reposed their unflinching faith in his leadership. HoDs,
PRI members and public leaders attended the meeting. DIPRO
In a significant move, India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has taken up
with the Ministry of Power the suggestion to include the fulfillment of RPOs (Renewable
Purchase Obligation) by the states as a mandatory condition for their support under
the financial restructuring scheme of State Discoms. Dr Farooq Abdullah, Minister
of New and Renewable Energy, has recently said this in a letter to Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal,
Member of Parliament and the Convener of Climate Parliament India Steering Committee.
Climate Parliament is a network of cross-party Parliamentarians working to promote
Dr Jaiswal in his letter to the Minister regarding the 'enforcement of RPO compliance
and the review of REC mechanism' suggested the inclusion of RPO fulfillment in the
financial restructuring scheme of State Discoms. The MP has also suggested the promotion
of voluntary purchase of REC (Renewable Energy Certificate) of CPSEs (Central Public
Sector Enterprises) under the Ministry of Power and the incentives for the states'
achieving RPO targets.
The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) prescribes a 15 per cent renewable
energy target for the country. To achieve this target at the national level, the
states have to set up RPO targets and ensure that these targets are timely met. The
Government has also introduced the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) mechanism for
aiding the states to meet their targets.
In his letter Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal stated that the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions
(SERCs) in most of the states are not ensuring strict RPO compliance on utilities
and other obligated entities. Nearly all the states have set RPO targets, yet most
of these targets are not in line with the NAPCC target at the national level. There
is also a lack of an efficient mechanism for monitoring the RPO compliance in different
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Seppa in news for wrong reasons again
Through the esteemed column of your daily I would like to lament over the recent
case of clash between security forces and public that shook our place with another
huge blow .When very denizens of the town were already in furring frustrations because
of their place being engulfed in darkness because of given tag of "NO ELECTRICITY
ZONE" for more than two months. Time and again these CRPF officials who are meant
to protect and provide security to people are involved in violence activities. It's
an open truth that CRPF jawans never accepts our people and place as theirs. They
are deported here in our place with no proper awareness about our people and mindset.
They treat our people in a way they do towards mainland Indians and expect that our
people would react them with the same and when we don’t react the way they want,
they beat up brutally anyone committing even minor mistakes. But, who will tell them
that this is our land, we have different habit, nature and mindset unlike those of
mainland Indians (I obviously am not supporting the wrong doers by saying this).
As a child, growing up in Seppa I have witnessed many such incidents in the past
in which these CRPF personnel’s behaves more like a goon and beat up those innocent
walking pedestrians on roadside for someone else's fault. It was ok for me till that
age but now I know my rights and I obviously will retort to any such incident taking
place in front of me and so will our people, as they now know their rights. Stone
pelting at officials is condemnable but these CRPF jawans also needs to understand
the mindset of people and act accordingly if they really want peace to prevail. As
I believe this saying applies to them too "BE THE ROMAN WHEN YOU ARE IN ROME".
Delay in declaring result gives tough time to candidates
I would like to share my views through the column of your esteemed daily regarding
delay in declaring written examination results for the post of UDC in the department
of PWD, capital circle, Itanagar. The said exam was conducted on 27th and 28th April,
2013. But seven months has passed still there is no any news regarding the declaration
Examples-Other departments like- Police, Education and another administrative departments
conduct exams and declare results within few days, then why department of PWD is
taking so long?
Through this letter, I want to ask the particular concerned Minister and Head of
department of PWD Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh when they will declare results. Or have
they filled this post through backdoor appointment? How long we will have to wait
for the written examination result? And who will bear cost for our paper work money
like- challan, Xerox papers, passport pictures etc.?
This type of delay in declaring exams results are directly or indirectly to kill
all those unemployed candidates hailing from poor family background. Such situation
demoralizes the unemployed youths.
Therefore, it is my earnest appeal to concerned Minister and Head of department of
PWD Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh to intervene in this matter and declare the written
results at the earliest.
Tem Tama Tarh
Release fund in right time
Through your esteem daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of concerned authority
of the education department regarding the implementation of RTE and CCE for effective
and qualitative education in the school for the benefit of children.
Now a day, the department organizes various programmes such as seminars, workshops,
conference, training etc. on particularly girl’s education and attainment of cent
percent literacy rate in the state and country. The participants in the programmes
including Minister, Commissioner, Secretaries, Directorates, DDSE of district, BEOs’,
BRCC, CRC, NGOs’ PRI, team of officials from centre etc. It is very much appreciable
job being carried out by the department to organize such valuable programmes for
the improvement of children’s education system.
But here, it is my views that it will be better if it includes the Principals, Headmasters,
and Teachers of the schools as participants in such valuable programmes. As the head
of institution and teachers are the ultimate implementing body who directly deals
with the practical experience particularly behavior of students, obstacles and difficulties
in teaching-learning processes in the classrooms, availability or non-availability
of resources (materials) and other basic infrastructure facilities in school campus.
It will be more effective that after organizing such programmes, the team of high
ranking officers should visit and inspect the school to study the stock of ground
reality of the school affairs particularly availability and non- availability of
basic infrastructure facilities under the provision of RTE, so that such a valuable
programmes should not be left on paper only rather make it more meaningful to fulfill
the provisions under the RTE and to achieve the set goal of qualitative education.
For effective implementation of provisions under the RTE and to give qualitative
education, it needs sufficient resources and fund to procure required teaching-learning
materials and other basic infrastructure facilities. In regard when the head of the
institution approaches higher authority for timely supply of materials and resources,
their reply is only that ‘fund has not been released and it comes from the centre’.
During the time of resource crisis in the school, the school authority and the teachers
have to spend some amount of money from their own pockets for sake of school to run
the academic routine smoothly and regularly.
In view of above cited difficulties, it is earnest request to the concerned authority
of education department to supply the teaching-learning materials and sanction the
fund in time either in the beginning of the session or vacation period in order to
manage the materials in advance. The release of fund in the end of the session is
equivalent to punishment for no fault. So, the department must viewed it seriously
and initiate appropriate action to ovoid such unnecessary hardship or obstacles in
teaching- learning processes in the school.
Y Koj Tajang
Govt. Sec. School RGU Campus, Rono Hills
Injustice to local entrepreneurs of capital complex by deputy commissioner (capital)
Through esteemed column of your daily, let me highlight the grievances faced by the
Local Entrepreneurs of Capital Complex, Itanagar. We prepared a Detailed Project
Report(DPR) for various food processing units in order to get financial assistance
for establishing Food Product Industries in the State for the first time under the
National Mission for Food Production(NMFP) sponsored by the Ministry of Food Processing
Industries, Government of India, New Delhi and as such the State Level Empowerment
Committee (SLEC) had formed District Level Screening Committee under the Chairmanship
of All Concerned Deputy Commissioner of each districts respectively for onward submission
of the DPR to the Central Government. Further, following the norms, all the DPRs
of the concerned districts has already been forwarded to the Ministry of Food Processing
Industries, Government of India, New - Delhi by all concerned Deputy Commissioner
except the Entrepreneurs from Capital complex, Itanagar. The Deputy Commissioner,
Capital Complex instead of forwarding the DPR, had called an interview on 24.07.2013
and 02.08.2013 of which no results has been declared. But again he called for another
interview 30.09.2013 without declaring the previous result. So the interview called
on 30.09.2013 was boycotted by the All Arunachal Pradesh Entrepreneurship Development
Association (AAPEDA) led by Chairman and the General Secretary of the Association.
Further, it is mandatory to mention herein that the there is no provision for conducting
an interview for submitting a Detailed Project Report (DPR) under the guidelines
of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, New Delhi. The
Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex need to know what is mean by the NMFP Scheme
and educates himself in this matter. This unenthusiastic act by the Deputy Commissioner
is void and discouraging the moral of the Local Entrepreneurs of the State. The so
called Deputy Commissioner (capital complex) instead of boosting up and showing the
right direction to the local Entrepreneurs, he is suppressing the interest of the
young unemployed Entrepreneurs by implicating unnecessary directives and our files
are still lying under his table.
So, I on behalf of ALL ARUNACHAL PRADESH ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
(AAPEDA) would like to request Chief Minister to intervene in this matter at earliest.
Let us recognize good work
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my view about our ADM Mr. Talo
Potom. At the outset let me be frank that I am one of beneficiaries of deeds of Mr
Potom. I still remember how congestion, was V.I.P. /S.B.I. road. After assuming the
office Mr. Potom widened that road much to the relief of people. That act earned
him good reputation among public.
Who he is, how he was appointed? I don’t know but whoever selected him has selected
I have no idea about recruitment rules, but as a layman I think that if an officer
remains in a same post for more than 10 or 12 years, he is getting salary of his
higher promotional post. Suppose if that person is invited or deputed to other department
definitely he is to get next higher post scale. Though he was A.E. at his parent
department, by virtue of A.C.P./M.A.C.P. he is drawing the pay of Executive Engineer.
Being a layman, I don’t see much wrong in this matter also. Lastly on behalf of common
people I appealed the authorities to select only those people who are bold and act
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