October 14


News Impact



Pitiable NH-52A crying for attention

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: Adorned with deep pits and pot holes, the national highway NH-52A running in the Capital Complex, from Banderdewa to Hollongi, has always been in a dismal condition.

In spite of the huge public outcry against the pathetic conditions of roads, the situation remains more or less the same even for the colony roads, thanks to the contractors who use poor construction material. In addition to the poor roads, the lack of drainage system alongside the highway leads to its depletion even after occasional maintenance.

And the situation goes from bad to worse every time it rains resulting in huge traffic jams.




CM calls upon investors to explore the agro & food processing sector

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has called upon the investors and entrepreneurs to explore the immense potential in the agro and food processing sector of Arunachal Pradesh.

While welcoming investors and entrepreneurs, the CM has assured an investor-friendly environment with all out support from the state Government. He emphatically said that state government is ready to support all the investors. The Chief Minister was addressing investors, entrepreneurs, and representatives from financial institutions, members from Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Arunachal Chamber of Commerce, officers and officials of Industry, Horticulture and Agriculture departments and other stakeholders at the Arunachal Pradesh Food Conclave Investors Meet-2014, at Banquet Hall here today. The Business Conclave aims on focusing on the investment potential of Arunachal Pradesh.  Envisaging that the State with all its potential will be a major food processing hub of the country in future catering to the demands of food products of the country and world, he said investment in this sector will promote commercial farming in a big way adding that farmers and local entrepreneurs in particular and the state in general will be benefitted by these ventures. Since traditionally organic farming is practiced in the state by the farmers, he said, Govt. is actively considering to declare the State as an organic state. Govt. of India has also laid priority on promoting organic farming in view of the rising global demand for organic food produces and products and allocated generous fund provision to promote organic farming, he added.

Terming marketing of the agriculture produces as challenging due to lack of infrastructure and other issues, he said with their joining in the mission, the issue of marketing problem will also be addressed.

On the issue of connectivity bottlenecks, he said that the various Trans-Arunachal roads project under the PM package connecting the various parts of this vast state is under progress adding that the after completion of the Greenfield Airport at Hollongi and with the launch of the Rajdhani train service, connectivity issue will also be addressed to great extent.

Tuki also dwelt on the investment friendly State Industrial Policy 2008, which he said offers incentives in many areas including transport and power subsidy and tax exemption. Govt. is also streamlining and simplifying the issuance of ILP (Inner Line Permit), he said.

Earlier, Parliamentary Secretary, Industries, Tatung Jamoh also said that state Government is committed to further improve business environment of the state through incentives, providing innovative agri-technology  and services for value-addition and also assured  that the department will extend all possible  help for Industrial growth of the state.

On the occasion, a MoU was also signed between the Department of Industry and National Skills Foundation of India (NSFI), Haryana for promoting development of Food Processing Sector.

Parliamentary Secretary, Horticulture, Mutchu Mithi also highlighted on the huge potential of the food sector in the state. He said the state is on the brink of transition adding “we need your support and partnership for development of our state.”

Earlier, Chairman, North East Initiative, Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), MK Saharia, in his address said that Food processing Industry is considered as a “Sunrise Industry” in view of its bright future. 18% of food wastage accounts due to lack of cold chain and food processing facilities. He said that promotion of the sector will enhance opportunities for trade and business, create employment opportunities. The upcoming proposed Mega Food Park in Kimin, incentives in Industrial Policy of the state – one of the best - and various pro-investment steps taken by Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh augur well for the growth of the Food processing sector in the sector, he said. He requested the state Govt. for providing a single window clearance and for addressing the connectivity and infrastructure issue.

He also suggested the state Govt. for capitalizing on the demand for organic food and cited that Tourism can also be linked with organic farming as done by some countries, where tourists flock to these organic farms cultivated on a large scale.

Samitha Natarajan, from Kesava Seeds Pvt. Ltd also gave a Power Point Presentation on the proposed Mega Food Park at Kimin which will be developed by the company with the support of the state Govt. to tap the agro potential of the state. West Kameng, West Siang, East Siang, Lower Subansiri and Papumapre have been identified as the 6 Primary Processing Centres, she said.

Earlier, Secretary Industries, Dr. S S Ghonkrokta highlighted the scope, potential and difficulties through a PowerPoint Presentation on the Investment opportunities in the Food Processing sector. He also apprised of the Trans-Arunchal State Grid Plan regarding power infrastructure, feasible agri-horti projects, and high potential crops. While the challenges were also highlighted in terms of Infrastructure, lack of awareness, weak market linkages.

The one-day conclave has been organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata with the support of the Department of Industries, GoAP and Ministry of Food Processing Industry in Itanagar focusing on relevant issues, opportunities and challenges pertaining to Food Processing sector in Arunachal Pradesh along with opportunities for possible business setups. DIPR



Union minister assures to take concrete measures for tourism development

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: While disclosing the ‘fast track’ development formula of the Central Govt, Union Minister of State (Independent charge) for Culture and Tourism Shripad Yesso Naik yesterday assured to take up some concrete measures for cultural and tourism development in Arunachal Pradesh. He was addressing the inaugural function of the 5th General Conference of Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) at Dree Ground, Papu Nallah here.

Describing Arunachal as the sentinel of the Nation, Naik said ‘the doors of the central Govt is open for everyone, come and avail the schemes through proper channel.’  Enchanted with the cultural programme performed by the troupes with traditional attires, he said “I feel proud to see the ceaseless efforts of IFCSAP to protect, preserve and promote the age-old indigenous faith and culture of Arunachal Pradesh. This holy land is sentinel of our great nation. Everyone should feel proud of one’s own faith and culture.”  

In his address, IFCSAP president Y D Thongchi appealed all to make people aware about their own indigenous faith and culture.

Speaking on the occasion, UD, Tourism and Culture Minister Pema Khandu expressed serious concern over the degradation of moral values saying that though the education and modernization is the need of the hour, it is utmost duty of every citizen to protect, preserve and practice indigenous faith, culture and moral values. He also appealed to join hands in the developmental activities in the state.

IFCSAP general secretary Gichik Taaza highlighted the activities and achievements of the society.

Earlier, the Union Minister laid down the foundation stone of the Nyishi Art and Culture archive and Cultural Centre.



Saaya urges Sonowal to sanction funds for sports infrastructure development

NEW DELHI, Oct 13: Parliamentary Secretary for Home, Youth Affairs and Sports, Likha Saaya called on Union Minister of State for Skill Development, Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) Sarbananda Sonowal at New Delhi on October 10.

While submitting a memorandum, Saaya urged the Union Minister to sanction funds for construction of various outdoor and indoor stadiums in Arunachal Pradesh.

The memorandum proposed construction of a multipurpose stadium at Itanagar and a stadium at Seppa in East Kameng district. The proposals also include construction of indoor stadiums at Wakro, Parsi Parlo, Kurung Nyobia and a mini-stadium one each at Yangte in Kurung Kumey and at Roing.

Saaya further advocated for construction of a football stadium at general ground Pessing under West Siang district, development of multi-purpose hall at various villages under Kitpi and Tawang circle and one auditorium cum badminton hall at Borum village Naharlagun.

Pointing out the tourism potential of the state, Saaya also urged the Union Minister to sanction a scheme for construction of permanent mega festival cum multipurpose ground with all infrastructure parking facilities with approach road at Tawang.

Saaya reminded the Minister about the potentials of youths particularly in sports. He informed Sonowal that despite having such potentials, the promising players from this Himalayan region are yet to see the light.

“Due to absence of basic and world class infrastructure, along with fund crisis, the development of games and sports are facing tough times in the state”, added Saaya.

Meanwhile, responding to the memorandum, the Union Minister assured to look into the matter. He promised to sanction establishment of various infrastructure related to games and sports and also projects for the youth development in the state.  He himself being a native of Assam, has shown extra ordinary interest in the matter, Saaya informed while adding that Union Minister has appreciated Nabam Tuki led Congress government for striving in various projects to tap potential of youth sections with the initiation of Job Mela, and announcement of sports quota in government jobs for meritorious sports persons.

Further, the Union Minister also apprised the Saaya about new guidelines and various policies of the Union Government for establishment of sports infrastructures.    

With regards to enhancement of skill development among unemployed youths, Saaya has pushed for schemes under NLCPR and NEC, prioritised by state Govt and submitted to the Union Ministry for retention as well for sanction. The Minister has asked to submit as much as proposals and assured to get it sanctioned at the earliest possible time.

The Union Minister has also stressed the need to submit the proposal for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Yojna (RGKY) scheme from every block of Arunachal Pradesh as soon as possible. He also assured to take up any kind of projects like Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme (USIS) etc on top priority and also guaranteed to take up international standard stadiums and all kind of games sports activity related projects.



APFA demands development of football stadium


RUKSIN, Oct 13: Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) has demanded the state government to boost the existing infrastructure of Daying Ering Football Stadium Nari, East Siang district for the convenience of sportspersons.

The general secretary of APFA, Gechi Doke had submitted a two-point memorandum to the s Parliamentary Secretary for Home and Sports & Youths Affairs, Likha Saaya during his recent Nari-Koyu visit and requested him to initiate more schemes for development of the stadium. The memorandum demanded funds for construction of Sportsmen Hostel with a capacity of 300 accommodations and construction of spectators stand in the stadium.

The association also submitted separate memorandum to East-Arunachal MP Ninong Ering during the closing ceremony programme of 2nd Dera Natung Memorial U-16 football tournament played at Daying Ering Football Stadium yesterday. The association in the memorandum urged the MP to provide funds from either NEC or DoNER Ministry. It also requested Nari-Koyu MLA Kento Rina to put special attention for development of the stadium.

Meanwhile responding to the demands of APFA the Saaya, Ering and Rina assured to take up the demands with the concerned authorities.



ABK WW and police team seize cannabis

PASIGHAT, Oct 13:   While continuing their effort to bust the racket of drugs peddlers in East Siang district, the Adi Bane Kebang Women Wing team again seized kilos of cannabis and some Fevicol packets used for inhaling from peddlers.

A team of ABK WW nabbed the actual suppliers of cannabis after a tip off from arrested three persons on October 11.

The team informed that one Olik Regon from Bijari Village under Dambuk division reached Pasighat with cannabis weighing 7.2 Kg when asked by the regular purchaser Attal Dai, however, he fled away when ABK WW team led police swung in action but his accomplice one Arjen Yommin was arrested on spot. Subsequently, Regon was arrested from Mebo while he was on his way back home, informed the Pasighat Police.

The ABK WW team also burnt down and damaged cannabis (ganja) gardens near Boying village yesterday. The ABK WW team along with police personnel also intercepted two more persons for selling cannabis and Fevicol. One Doromaya Chettry was arrested with cannabis from Mirku village, while one Oling Gamnoh who was selling Fevicol fled away with a bagful of cannabis.



Water supply disrupted

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: The water pipe of public health engineering and water supply (PHE & WS) department has been badly damaged in between Panchali and State Museum.

Due to this, the water supply to some areas of Itanagar like A-sector, B-sector, 6th Mile, P-sector, Rajbhawan, DDK Colony, Postal Colony etc have been affected.  According to the information received, 200 mm dia MS pipe and 150 mm dia GI pipe got damaged.

It is believed that earth cutting caused the damage. Meanwhile PHE & WS department has deployed their labourers and are working overtime to restore the water supply.

The department source told this daily that it will take another 2 days to restore the complete water supply.



Governor appreciates troops

Ahuja calls on Governor and CM

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: Lt. Gen A K Ahuja, General Officer Commanding, 4 Corps, Tezpur called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma at Raj Bhawan, here today. It was a courtesy call.

During the meeting, the Governor expressed his appreciation to the troops for instilling a sense of security amongst the people of the State. He suggested for more Sadbhavana Projects and training the youth of the State by the armed forces for induction into the Army.

The Governor conveyed good wishes on behalf of the people of the State to the GOC who has been transferred to Delhi.

Lt. General A K Ahuja also made a courtesy call to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at the later’s residential office today.

ANSU welcomes mass transfers, calls for maintaining impartiality

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: The All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) has welcomed the decision of Education Minister Tapang Taloh to effect transfer and posting of teachers across the state. ANSU in a press release today said that the decision is in the greater interest of the student community of the state.

It further said that every student in the state has equal right to education and the concentration of excess teachers in one place is affecting the pupil-teacher ratio thereby depriving some of the students.

To rationalize the present poor situation of education system, the state government needs to take more such bold steps in future, the union further added. However, ANSU called for maintaining transparency and impartiality while transferring the teachers. They maintained that ANSU has the highest regards for teachers in the society and condemns any attempt to harass them.


Power disruption

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: Power supply to the Capital Complex and its adjoining area may be disrupted from  Oct 18 to 22 following major renovation work of the NDTL (RHEP to Nirjuli 132 KV line) to be carried out by the Power Grid. During renovation, the NDTL will remain shut.


Arunachal Karatekas to represent India

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: Karate Association of India has selected Sinne Mikhu, Runa Dada, Jomoh Pacha Nobin and Chunnu Sangno to represent Indian Karate team in the forth-coming 22nd World Senior Karate Championship to be held at Bremen, Germany from November 5 to 9.

The Indian team will be led by Likha Tara as Coach of Indian Karate Team.


Misuse of fund alleged, enquiry ordered

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: While the competent authority is reportedly going to invite tenders for the Itanagar-Banderdewa four-lane highway by November this year, allegation of misappropriation of fund under JNNURM during 2010-11 meant for the renovation and re-construction of roads in Capital Complex has surfaced.

Based on the complaint lodged against the Urban Development and Housing department for alleged misuse of fund, the state Govt in its recent order constituted a two-member committee to probe into it. The Committee shall submit a comprehensive report to the Commissioner (Vigilance), within a month from the date of issue of the notification.

The complainant one Yukar Tara, in  his complaint to the Chief secretary cum chief vigilance officer said the state Urban Development and Housing Department had received Rs 53 crore (out of total estimated amount of 9128.50) in financial year 2010-11 under JNNURM for carpeting roads, construction of drainage, culverts and retaining walls etc. However, according to the complainant, the department had never achieved the physical target.


Union urges Minister to conduct DPC

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) Capital Complex Unit in a representation to the Minister Agriculture and Horticulture & Veterinary has requested to conduct the Departmental Promotional Committee (DPC) board meeting to create more posts claiming that the department is facing shortage of staffs.

AAPLU CC Unit further added that various establishments of the department such as central poultry farm, campsite livestock farm, central pig breeding farm are facing acute shortage of the staffs and casual labour. It appealed to the departments to appoint causal staffs to fill the vacancies.


Town Baptist Church’s 25th Congregation

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: The Town Baptist Church celebrated its 25th Congregation from 10th to 12 October last at Naharlagun in with literary, cultural competitions and presentation of choral numbers.

Rev Dr. A.K Lama, Executive Director of Transforming Leaders in Asia, Guwahati delivered message on the theme God is our witness. Earlier, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki also attended the function on 11th October. Tuki lauded the Christian missionaries for bringing behavioural changes in the tribal people. The Chief Minister also acknowledged the Christian community’s significant advancement in the field of education. Chief Minister was accompanied by PPA MLA Nikh Kamin.


APCRCC condemns attack on prayer centre

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: The Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival Church Council (APCRCC) has condemned the vandalism of the Healing cum Prayer Centre of Christian Revival Church located at Sekar Dokap, Upper Jullang here on October 9 last.

The council has further appealed to the concern authority to unearth the truth behind the attack on the prayer centre.


Vodafone launches its services in West Kameng

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Oct 13:  Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecom service providers has announced the launch of its services in Bomdila, Rupa and Tenga in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday. With this expansion, Vodafone would now cover approximately 350 towns and villages.

Announcing the expansion of network in West Kameng District, Pushpinder Singh Gujral, Business Head – Assam and North East, Vodafone India said, “We at Vodafone India feel extremely proud to announce the expansion of our network presence to Bomdila, Rupa and Tenga in Arunachal Pradesh.”

We are further ramping up our network as part of our ongoing commitment to enhance our customers’ mobile experience by offering them an uninterrupted service, Gujral added.


TNF calls for integration of descendents of Abo-Tani

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: The Tanistan National Front (TNF) has called for integration of descendents of Abo- Tani.

In its memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister, saying that the descendents of Abo Tani are spread over the central part of Arunachal and North bank of Brahmaputra in Assam, it said that its organization has been formed to unite the progenies of Abo-Tani.

Its other demands include recognition of Tani Lipi, permanent solution to the vexed issue of Assam-Arunachal boundary and to provide proper guidance to the misguided youths of Arunachal.


BWS conducts cultural prog

ITANAGAR, Oct 12: The Bapu Welfare Society (BWS) in coordination with Nehru Yuva Kendra, Tezu conducted District Youth Convention cum Yuva Kriti & Cultural Programme at Tafrogam on Oct 12. The main objective of the programme was to motivate the rural youths to work for development of society and to give more emphasis on self-employment, health and hygiene, games and sports etc.

The BWS was also awarded with Rs 25,000 as district level best youth club in recognition of its works towards youth activities. Distribution of sports materials and organisation of cultural show were other high-lights of the programme.


Training for APB&OCWWB staff

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: A five day training programme on “Office Rules & Procedures” for officers and staff of AP Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, Naharlagun commenced at ATI today.

Altogether 33 officers and staff are attending the training programme. Inaugurating the programme, Nyamar Karbak, the board’s chairman & president AP Youth Congress expressed his gratitude to the ATI for conducting the required training programme for the board’s employees. He informed that the very objective of sponsoring this kind of training for the Board is that the Board does not have definite systems, rules and procedures to provide better services to the workers. So, the ongoing training was much needed for the employees of the Board to sensitize themselves. He advised the participants to develop their skill levels and strictly follow the rules and procedures taught by the resource persons.


Teachers training held

CHANGLANG, Oct, 13: The teacher’s training programme for teachers teaching mathematics at primary level in the district organised by the SSA District unit, Department of Education under the initiative of District Administration, Changlang concluded.

The training was organized with the objective to formulate a broad planning and development framework setting out guidelines and standards for more effective and comprehensive teaching at schools. During the training efforts were given to improve teaching mythology using the methods of class participation, demonstration, recitation and memorization. The trainees were made skilled on introducing activity based learning and child friendly schooling environment, streamlining the teaching approach to match the curriculum covered in NCERT books, familiarising teachers with techniques of lesson planning etc.

Altogether, 220 teachers from different circles of the district attended the training programme. DIPRO


Testing camp for Scouts and Guides conducted

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: The State Rajya Puraskar Testing camp for Scouts & Guides for three districts of Tawang, West Kameng and East Kameng was conducted at Tawang from  Oct  9  and 13. Altogether 15 boys and 45 girls from selected 6 schools of the districts have participated in the event. The Scouts and Guides who passed this testing camp will be eligible to be selected for the Governor Award and thereafter the President Award.

The camp has been conducted by Yangdron Lhamu, District Organizing Commissioner (DOC) Scouts & Guides, Tawang with the help of course leader Prabhakar Mahunta and 10 Scouts Masters and Guides Captains. Earlier, the programme was inaugurated by H Phuntso, DAEO, incharge DDSE.


CBSE scholarship for meritorious students

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: Orasa Taijong and Chow Ingshana Khamhoo of Govt Hr Sec School, Namsai, who have secured 90.6 % and 80.2 % in the AISSC Examination 2014  respectively, were awarded with CBSE scholarship. The award carries cash amount of one lakh each. Orasa Taijong is now doing her BA in D N Collge, Itanagar, while Chow Ingshana Khamhoo is a B Com student at Kolkata.



ASM murder condemned

ITANAGAR, Oct 13: Lokhimon Sangha Kethom Dovan Longri Amei has condemned the brutal murder of Kokila ASM Diganta Teron, who was reportedly stabbed to death on 8th October last at Kokila village. Terming the incident as unfortunate, the organization demanded justice for victim’s family. It further appealed to the law enforcing agency to take stringent action against the culprit as per the established law. The organization also said that due to lack of police establishment at Kokila village such incident occurred easily. The organisation further demanded establishing a temporary police check post at Kokila to contain crimes.

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---- Editorial ----


Take public darbar to other towns of state

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki spent the Sunday by meeting people of all walks at Chief Ministers Bungalow.  The public darbar was attended by thousands of visitors, including students and youth organizations, Panchayat leaders, patients and individuals. On the spot, decisions were taken for issues that needed urgent attention or were officially possible. Others were noted down by the CM with the assurance that these would be looked into and sorted out soon in coming days.

The concept of holding public darbar is very good and should be welcomed by everyone. However, it should be held on regular basis. Chief Minister's cell should further explore the possibility of holding public darbar at places like Pasighat, Tezu, Khonsa etc. It is not possible for the every citizens of eastern Arunachal to visit Itanagar just to attend the public darbar. Therefore by holding darbar in the above mentioned towns, the Chief Minister will get rare opportunity to understand the real problem affecting the life of poor citizen.

----Readers Forum ----



Not a welcome decision

Dear Editor,

I’ve been a regular reader of the online version of your esteemed daily. It pains my heart reading about the recent decision of the government of Arunachal Pradesh in general & Ministry of Education in particular.

The ministry is playing with the society, students and the teachers’ community alike. How can the ministers justify that the mass transfer during the mid-academic session is part of streamlining the education department?

What have they been doing so far? How did they suddenly come out with such an autocratic, unwelcome & adamant decision? Why is our govt playing with the future of the thousands of students? Who is happy with this decision? Prior to such transfer, cause & affect should have been taken into account.

Mid-academic mass transfer means all the teachers have to move to the transferred location along with their children and bags & baggage and have to find their accommodation. Since there are not many teachers’ quarters, it may not be possible to find accommodation.  In such situations how can we expect the teachers to deliver their duties diligently?

Further, I was very surprised to read that govt had already posted the required subject teachers in Kharsang. But if that was the case, then why did the students of Govt Higher Secondary School, Kharsang were compelled to stage a dharna? Did the minister mean that the dharna was staged even though the subject teachers are available? Rather than strongly reacting to the students, the minister should proactively deal and resolve the issue with the students.  Uproars have already started in many schools & localities with students/teachers striking & even daring to go to the court.

Hence, my kind appeal to the Education Minister is to ensure that there are adequate teachers in all the schools.

Secondly, issue transfer orders well in advance so that there are no disturbances to academic session. Thirdly, please draw an effective mechanism to ensure that there are relievers of teachers transferred.   


Bhumi Upadhayaya

Andheri E





Traffic in education department

Dear Editor,

How nicely our dear education minister has justified his stand for the move of mass transfers. The recent agitation at Boleng ADC office on 10th October seems a step forward to revive the Arunachal society. I wish the students and the parent’s body could come out to the street demanding for the cancellation of the move.

Although, the justification may be of streamlining the education system of the state but a step to avenge the political vendetta of the last election as alleged. If we are to believe the allegation then the adult franchise is no more secret ballot or the minister/the party workers won’t know voter’s choice of candidate.

As per records, there are 742 extra teachers in Pasighat town itself but it has been a regular practice. The institutions can’t accommodate the teachers for a class then posting could have been done. But Taloh had sent some physically challenged employees to the hardest zone.

Governmental of Arunachal has exercised the transfer norms, despite many tough political resistances, in an odd timing as this had never happened in the tenure of Bosiram Siram, Takam Sanjoy and others in the past.

However, transfer is a craze of Education Minister and the virus will contaminate whole of Arunachal.

The objective to streamline education should start from 35(ST) Pangin assembly constituency where shortage of teachers have been a regular menu in Primary schools of Lissing, Messing, Pareng, Rengo, Riga (Hele and Ugeeng), Riew (Mobuk and Redang), Komsing(karo and Bilung), Tarak Pirgong, Lokbung, Upper Primary Riew and Residential school Rebo (Riew).  

BJP, the toothless tigers of Aruanchal have reacted against such an ugly move to probe that it is better late than never. Party must realize that the employees are being transferred suspected to have cast their votes in favour of BJP.

Arunachal Pradesh is out of CM’s control as it is clearly seen that he has no say in the affairs of the state. Odd events have embellished our state and it is feared that something worse will happen in the future. CM must reshuffle his cabinet crew if he is truly dedicated to the throne.


Karunath Pazing





An appeal from parents

Dear Editor,

The Mass-Transfer of teachers from East Siang District to other places will naturally affect the children’s study. As per the A.P Education Act 2010, it is clearly written that the teachers who have already served in the hard belt, middle belt must be reconsidered. The teachers who have already fulfilled the Govt. required norms should be allowed to stay in the soft belt. May be the govt has forgotten the regulation of Transfer and Posting Act 2010.

It is also said that there are surplus teachers in East Siang. We believe that with comparison to other district we have got more teachers because we have more students. So where is the surplus? There are many single teacher schools in our district. So, why it is necessary to transfer the teachers to other district?  If it is properly analysed, then one will find that there is shortage of teachers within the district itself.

What is very interesting is that when we saw the list of teachers transferred to other district we were surprised to find the name of some teachers who has taught us three decades ago.

They have served for more than 30 years and are on the verge of retirement. Many of them have fulfilled the required numbers of transfers. In place of them, there are many young and energetic teachers who have been recently appointed and they may be posted to others districts where there is shortage of teachers.

In future, the department should have the bio-data of the teachers for easy reference. This is our request to the higher authority.

Lastly, we appeal to the higher authority of Education Department to reconsider the mass- transfer of teachers and adopt a amicable solution so that the study of our children are not hampered.

We appeal to all the Public leaders of East Siang Dist to support us for this good cause.


Ange Gao






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