October 19


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Racist attack against north-east people

Govt will soon enforce Bezbaruah panel’s proposals: Rijiju

GURGAON, Oct 18: Assuring that no stone will be left unturned to stop racist attacks against people from Northeast, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today said the Centre will soon implement recommendations of Bezbaruah committee formed to look into the issue.

The Minister also said an exclusive helpline will be set up of for Northeast people living in Gurgaon.

"The Home Ministry will implement recommendations of the committee headed by M P Bezbaruah, that has looked into various concerns of the people of the Northeast region living in different parts of India, especially metropolis," said Rijiju here.

The Minister was here to review the law and order situation following an attack on three youths from Nagaland by locals on Wednesday night.

Rijiju had an hour-long meeting with Gurgaon Commissioner of Police Alok Mittal, Divisional Commissioner D P S Nagal and other senior officials of Gurgaon over the incident.

He said he has already met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the issue and the "government of India is 100 per cent committed to not allow repeat of such incidents."

"No stone will be left unturned to control such type of hate and racist attacks against Northeast people," he said.

"Integrity and solidarity of the country will not be allowed to be disintegrated as the people of NE region have equal rights," the Minister added.

He claimed that his ministry and the people of NE region are "satisfied with civil and police administration of Gurgaon for their quick and right reactions and actions on the recent incident."

The Minister said he has approved setting up of an exclusive helpline for the people of Northeast living in Gurgaon.

"If the helpline will prove to be beneficial in checking such incidents, it will be replicated across metro cities where people from Northeast region live in the country," he said.

To a question as to why he did not visit the city earlier, the Minister said he was away from Delhi and that was why he could not come here before. However, high-level officials of his ministry took regular feedback on the incident, he added.

"We have to be very sensitive about the issue," he said. PTI



ADC to governor declared ‘absconder’

ITANAGAR, Oct 18: A Special Forces officer, who was serving as an Aide de Camp (ADC) to the Arunachal Pradesh Governor, has been declared an "absconder" by the Indian Army after he went missing while on a vacation in Spain in August.

Army sources said that Major Sharyf Bhonsle had gone to Spain allegedly without informing the authorities concerned about it.

He had taken leave on June 23 and was supposed to report back on duty on August 18 but he did not, they said.

Initial inputs suggested that he was taking part in adventure games and had injured himself, but there was no information after that, the sources said.

The Indian embassy in Madrid was also roped in but the officer could not be found, they said.

The sources said his family as well as his unit did not have any information about him.

Following this, an Army Court of Inquiry was set up at the Para Regimental Centre, Bangalore, which declared him an absconder, the sources said.

The case will now be handed over to the police in Arunachal, where he was posted, or in Pune, where he hailed from, the sources said.

They said that the officer had not sought clearances from the Military Intelligence (MI) as is the rule for all serving officers to travel abroad.

The Army officer was on deputation with Government of Arunachal for the last one year. He was from the same Para unit of the Special Forces as was Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma during his tenure with the Army.

The Special Force Units of the Army are mandated with special operating missions such as hostage rescue, counter-terrorism, unconventional warfare and special reconnaissance.



Two arrested in Jang rape and murder case

TAWANG, Oct 18: In a major breakthrough, Tawang police arrested two prime suspects Babu Soren, 20, and Babu Hazda alias Babu Munda, 22, both from Assam in connection with the suspected rape and murder of a local woman in Tawang last month.

Police found the body of Rinchin, a casual labourer under OC, 90 RCC, BRO, on September 27 at Pangi labour camp, 48 kms from Jang.

Under the close supervision of Kesang Norbu, OC, SB cum CI (P), the fugitives were apprehended by a team led by SI Anand Mandal, OC, PS Jang, from Pudumani village under the jurisdiction of Balipara police station in Assam.  

An FIR (no UD C/No- 3/14 under criminal section 174 CrPc) was lodged at Jang police station against both the perpetrators who were absconding after committing the heinous crime since September 27.

CI (P) cum OC, SB, Kesang Norbu informed that the autopsy report did not reveal rape of the victim.

“The autopsy results of the victim’s body examination did not reflect rape but we will send the swab for forensic examination and the police department will leave no stone unturned in finding the facts,” he said. “Both the perpetrators have confessed to the murder but are denying rape. The investigating officer has been instructed to finalize the case rapidly, so that the charge-sheets can be filed,” he added.  

The perpetrators are presently detained at JMC, Bomdila, and police are questioning the suspects as further investigation is in progress.  (Tawang Vigilance)



NES condemns Ziro murder and rape crime

ITANAGAR, Oct 18: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) has vehemently condemned the murder of Hage Hassang and sexual assault of a girl at Ziro recently.

It expressed gratefulness to the prompt action of the police in nabbing the culprit of the heinous crime.

NES further said that the criminals have no religion, community, colour, sex or region; they are criminals, anti-social and anti-national by defying the law of the land, defying the human basic instinct of love and compassion and above all, the natural law of morality. The Society further urged the judiciary to rise to the occasion in ensuring fastest possible trial and award exemplary punishment to the culprits as a deterrent for future occurrence of such sinful crime. NES, while offering help if needed, appealed to the Apatani Cultural & Literary Society (ACLS) to render all logistic support to the family members of late Hassang.



No development is possible without workers: Karbak

Staff Reporter

SAGALEE, Oct 18: Arunachal Pradesh Building and Others Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) chairman, Nyamar Karbak said that no development is possible without workers. He was addressing a huge gathering at the mega awareness campaign cum registration of workers programme organized by the board at Sagalee in Papum Pare district today.  

Acknowledging the significant contributions of the workers community in the nation building, the APB&OCWWB chairman said that to provide better health, livelihood and education to workers’ children are prime objectives of the board. The board is committed to provide better facilities and work for the welfare of the labour community, Karbak added. He further appealed the workers to get registered themselves to avail all the benefits being provided by the board. Lauding Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for launching the Chief Minister Universal Health Insurance Scheme, Karbak said it is a significant initiative by the Tuki govt as it provides health benefits to needy people including the workers. He urged the workers to get benefits of this scheme. Later the chairman accompanied by Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress Lok Sabha president of Eastern Arunachal, James Jugli and APYC media convenor, Loga Tallang distributed solar lamps and gumboots to the registered workers.

ADC Sagalee Jalash Pertin urged the working community to be dedicated and punctual while discharging their duties. Pertin said that loss of work culture among the government employees is weakening the government establishment. He suggested workers to take care of their health while on work. D Sarkar, Director IT who is also the Secretary of Labour Board urged the working community be the part of the board by registering themselves. He said that unless the workers registered themselves the board would be unable to do anything for those workers.

Earlier, All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union general secretary, Techi Tara highlighted the various schemes of the boards from which the workers could benefit. The programe was coordinated by the board Registration Officer, Neri Dodum. Hundreds of workers of Sagalee area including Kheel, Leoporiang and Mengio attended the programme.



Parl. Secy inspects Khazalang hydel project

ITANAGAR, Oct 18: To ensure early completion of all the Hydro-electric projects in West Kameng district, Parliamentary Secretary (Hydro Power) Phurpa Tsering made an unannounced visit to the under construction 2x1000 KW Khazalang Project under Nafra circle yesterday.

Exhorting the engineers and other technical staff for early completion, Phurpa assured to facilitate financial allocation at an early date. He was accompanied by departmental engineers and office bearers of West Kameng Indigenous Peoples’ Society.



Education minister visits proposed site for establishment of govt. Polytechnic College

ZIRO, Oct 18: Education Minister Tapan Taloh visited the proposed site for establishment of Govt. Polytechnic College at Jugo, Lower Subansiri district today.

On the occasion, Taloh directed the executing department not to compromise on the building quality as infrastructures created are our assets and should cater to our needs for a longer period. He also directed the department to ensure the provision for a playground in the campus.

The Minister further advised the executing departments to speed up the construction works and also urged the people to cooperate with the govt. in speeding up the developmental works. The Minister informed that in order to streamline the education scenario in the state uniformity in the building structures and colours of the school buildings, traditional uniforms for school children and earthquake resistant teacher quarters will be ensured.

The 14 hectares site for the polytechnic college is being donated by the Millo clan of Tajang village, Lower Subansiri.

Amongst other APCC President Padi Richo, MLA Dikto Yekar, MLA Paknga Bage and Zilla Chairperson Hage Kobin also accompanied the Minister. DIPRO




Hello Itanagar, here comes the Sukhoi !

Flights of fantasy

[ Mohonto Panging ]

We were tasked to organise the air events at the Silver Jubilee Arunachal Day celebrations planned at Itanagar on 20 Feb 2012.  Further inquiries revealed that we were to plan a petal drop by a helicopter and execute a flypast by a three aircraft Sukhoi-30 formation. Hailing from Arunachal Pradesh, I considered it as a lucky break that I got an opportunity to contribute to the Arunachal Day Silver Jubilee celebrations. As the Chief Operations Officer, I resolved to lead the Sukhoi flypast myself.

The next day, we visited Itanagar in a helicopter. We carried hand held Global Positioning System sets, binoculars, handycam and maps of the area. After a meeting with the Organising Party including the Chief Organiser, DC and SP, we visited the actual site of the event i.e. Indira Gandhi Park at Itanagar. Study of the site helped us to determine the flypast direction for maximum appeal to the VIPs/Dais/Audience, ascertain safety in terms of the many vertical towers, high rise buildings and hills in the area. In this case, the fighter flypast was planned to coincide with the moment of the Chief Guest declaring the Arunachal Day celebrations Open.

We carried out a detailed briefing for the flypast.  We planned to carry out one four minute orbit at a point north of Behali. This was required to cater for any timing changes. After the orbit, we were to head for the Initial Point (IP). The IP was a point in the valley south west of Itanagar about 30 km away. The timings were worked backwards from the planned time over the dais up to the final second. From the IP it was a straight run in of 2 minutes till the dais on a north easterly heading at a speed of 900 km/h. The first flypast was planned to be a level flypast in front of the dais. The first flypast would be followed by a second flypast after 10 minutes. The second flypast would end with all three Sukhoi-30 aircraft peeling off abeam the dais to execute a Trishul manoeuvre. We decided to carry out one practice on 18 Feb keeping the timings same and it went off as planned.

On 20 Feb 2012, the Sukhoi-30 aircrafts got airborne on time. Flying at 800 km/h the 65 odd kilometres to the Orbit Point at Behali was covered in about 5 minutes. After carrying out an orbit over the orbit point and clearance from flypast control at Indira Gandhi Park, the formation set course for the IP and started descending to lower heights negotiating the hills in the area. Over the IP the formation turned on a north easterly heading towards Indira Gandhi Park. As the formation descended to lower heights within the narrow valley, the two aircraft flying on the sides of the lead aircraft (wingmen) started closing in to get into close formation. As the lead aircraft, I kept a sharp look out for birds, other obstructions like high tension cables and towers while accelerating to a speed of 900 km/h to make good exact time in seconds abeam the dais. As the formation approached Indira Gandhi Park, we picked up the Chief Minister’s bungalow and quickly aligned with the planned point abeam the dais. As we crossed the Chief Minister’s bungalow, the Indira Gandhi Park quickly appeared in front and the formation roared past the dais in just 5 seconds.  

For the second run, the formation turned around Naharlagun and Banderdewa and returned back to the IP. From the IP the formation repeated the same procedure towards the dais. This time at a pre-selected point, 1 km short of the dais, on my call on the radio, the formation executed the Trishul manoeuvre. Both wingmen turned outwards by 30 degree and pitched up engaging afterburners. As the leader, I pitched up the aircraft vertically up, engaged afterburners and executed a vertical roll into the sky. Having executed the manoeuvres, on my call on radio, the formation joined up again and set course back to base. The formation landed back at base within the next 10 min.

We came to know later that the Sukhoi-30 formation created a big buzz at the event during the two fly pasts. The loud jet sounds created by the three aircraft were ear splitting and deafening. It was a spectacular show indeed and was appreciated by all spectators since this was the first occasion wherein fighter aircraft had flown at low levels over Itanagar and carried out manoeuvres. A special honour for me was courtesy the print media which carried front page stories with photographs on the same day. More than anything else, hailing from Arunachal Pradesh, it was indeed an honour for me to perform over the capital of our great state. Maybe someday in the future, another Arunachali fighter pilot will repeat the performance!

(Group Captain Mohonto Panging is a retired Fighter Pilot and has flown over 3300 Hours on various fighter aircraft like Sukhoi-30MKI, Jaguar, Hunter, Mig-29, Sea Harrier etc. He has the distinction of being the only person from North East India to Command a Sukhoi-30 Squadron. He has also been decorated with the Presidential Award - Vayu Sena Medal.)



Seminar on communicable and non-communicable diseases

ZIRO, Oct 18: Hill Queen Education Institute, Ziro (HQEI) has organized a science seminar on Communicable and Non- Communicable diseases here at its auditorium today.

Dr. Joram Khopey, MD (Pathology) District Hospital, Ziro who attended the function as the resource person, in his keynote address, emphasized on the power of knowledge.

He advised the students not to store the knowledge unused but to broaden the horizon of one’s knowledge by sharing with others. Stating that he had come to learn rather than to teach, he asked students present in the hall not to test one’s knowledge but to use it to ignite others mind.

Tasso Yattung presented papers on Cancer, while Tamo Mary presented on Malaria, Roto Sumpa on Typhoid, Dusu Mary on Bird Flu and Khoda Yaji on HIV/AIDS.

Earlier, PP Dubey, Senior Teacher (Biology) said that the objective of the seminar was to inculcate a spirit of scientific enquiry and analytical thinking in the minds of young students. He also briefed on the subject matter of the seminar.

Principal Habung Pilya said that the school conducts seminars for students on various subject by the concern departments with the aim to broaden the horizon of knowledge beyond textbook so that student feel comfortable in higher studies.



APTOA showcases tourism potentials of Arunachal at ITM

ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operators Association (APTOA) participating in the International Tourism Mart (ITM) at Shillong showcased the tourism potentials of Arunachal Pradesh to the International and National tourism stakeholders attending in the Mart held from October 13 to 15.

The APTOA members interacted and put-forward the tourist destinations through publicity materials to the enquiring tourism stakeholders.

The foreign delegates, tourism stakeholders from different states as well as central and state government officials were mesmerized by the cultural items of different tribes presented by the students and cultural troupes on the concluding day of the ITM.

APTOA President John Panye, who is also executive member of the North East India Tourism Confederation (NEITC) put-forward the pros and cons of the tourism sector of Arunachal Pradesh in a press meet as well as to the officials of Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India on the sideline of the ITM along with other Tourism associations from eight NE states.

NEITC is a composition of various state level associations of tourism stakeholders of eight NE states to have a unified and concerted effort to promote North East India as a composite destination.

The Ministry of Tourism Officials have supported the platform and accepted the suggestions put-forward by the confederation to implement in policy framing of the Central government for smooth growth of Tourism Industry in NE states.



Cong Sewa Dal organizes mass cleaning prog


RUKSIN, Oct 18: As part of the ‘Clean Arunachal, Green Arunachal’ campaign, the 37th  Ruksin Block Congress Seva Dal, with active support of Ruksin Chamber of Commerce, govt departments, local residents and students today organized a “Mass cleaning cum plantation” programme at Ruksin township. They cleaned the roads and drains at Ruksin market place by removing garbage.

The cleaning programme was followed by a plantation programme, wherein local MLA Tatung Jamoh planted some saplings alongside the main road. The members of Congress Seva Dal also repaired a portion of Mirem-Mikong-Jonai (MMJ) road by filling up the large potholes with sand and gravel.

Ruksin Block Sewa Dal Cheif Organizer, Tajong Panyang said they have conducted the repairing work with voluntary contribution from their members. Panyang also requested the local MLA to manage fund for phase-wise repairing of the remaining portion of the road for convenience of the commuters.

The MMJ road, which links Ruksin sub-divisional HQ with rural areas of Ruskin and Bilat blocks, is presently in a bad condition, creating immense trouble for the commuters.

Motivational and soft skills training concludes

ITANAGAR, Oct 18: The week-long intensive motivational and skill training for government sponsored trainees under SBJ Centre of Excellence, Gurgaon, organized by Don Bosco Youth Centre concluded at DBYC Residential Training Centre here in a function attended by all the trainees, resource persons, parents and guardians of trainees.

The intensive residential training aimed at preparing the trainees for undergoing further skill training at NCR and subsequent placement in reputed companies.  

The training which started on October 13 had a mix of technical sessions on topics such as, ‘learning to live and work together’, work ethics, values, dealing with anger and hurt, addictive habits, problems faced by young people, being an Arunachalee in NCR and practical sessions on written and spoken English, interview handling, CV preparation, public speaking and group activity conducted by Caroline Levie, Punam Deori, Boa Apon, Pakpu Poyom, Taku Daming and Fr. C. D. Mathai SDB.

Joram Mepung, Don Bosco Alumnus, who is also a volunteer of Mecha Welfare Society, Yachuli, while delivering a special message called upon the trainees not to forget their ‘roots’.

“Remember you are representing Arunachal Pradesh and its various tribes.  Never, ever let Arunachal down through your behaviour.  Life is difficult and we need to struggle through success. Let’s not take short-cuts to easy money and fame,” said Mepung.  

Speaking at the valedictory function Taba Yall Nabam, Municipal Counsellor, and Member Empowered Committee exhorted the participants to be grateful to the Government and Department of Industries, especially the Chief Minister who took special initiative in introducing the scheme in Arunachal.  Yall called upon the trainees to go forward with a positive mind-set and take up the training responsibly.  She also made it clear to the trainees that as violence and discrimination of North-Easterners flood the media, it is the duty of every Arunachalee that they take necessary precaution in this regard and try to absorb the good things of the environment in the metros.  

“We need to dress properly and behave in a dignified manner and this will go a long way in assuring our safety. We cannot all the time blame the rest of the world for all misfortunes. At times, we need to look into ourselves”, said Yall.  

Present at the valedictory were Nangbia Tedi, A.E., PWD and representatives from Bosco Net, New Delhi who are on a fund-raising mission.  

The trainees left for Delhi today to take up six-months’ training and job-placement.


Cardamom farmers seek Govt support

ITANAGAR, Oct 18:  The Richa Sangcha Farmers Club under Paki Panchayat under Mengio circle in Papum Pare has requested the state Govt to extend all possible help so that they continue their agricultural activities like cardamom cultivation.  

The Richa Sangcha Farmers Club was established in 2010.  At the initial stage they were clueless and had no knowledge of cardamom cultivation. But their strong desire and hard labour has made their cardamom gardens bear fruits within three years. The cardamom garden now brings smile on the face of farmers who are expecting to reap the fruits of their hard labour very soon. However, without any guidance and financial help it is almost impossible to continue the farm activities.


8 killed in road mishap

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Eight people were killed and three were critically injured in a major road accident on October 16 last near 100 meters point beyond Tohangam, 35 km away from Tezu township.

“The eight people including the driver were killed on the spot, while the critically injured three were referred to Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh who are now said to be stable,” said DSP Tezu Guni Pertin.

The deceased were identified as Saidul Miya, Samir Miya, Monoranjan Barman, Sapan Barman, Md Rahman Miya, Anisur Rehman, Sasardhar Barman and driver Raju Chetry.

The Sumo bearing registration no- AR-11 8649 was heading towards Walong in Anjaw district with labourers for Airport upgradation work when the accident occurred at around 3.30 in the afternoon.

“The vehicle had fallen into a deep gorge of about 300 meters. The dead bodies could be recovered yesterday only,” said the DSP who further informed that the bodies have been handed over to the family members after performing post-mortem today afternoon.


Air Force to conduct health camp at remote Koyu


RUKSIN, Oct 18: The Rapid Action Medical Team (RAMT) of Air Marshal RK Jolly and Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Shillong based Eastern Air Command is organizing two-day ‘Medical Health Camp’ at Koyu PHC on November 1 and 2 next, informed the District Medical Officer (DMO) of East Siang.

Meanwhile, East Siang district administration had conducted a meeting of the head of the departments and PRI leaders of Koyu block in connection with conduction of the medical camp.

Koyu village under Nari-Koyu constituency is a remote village of the district.


Seva Bharati conducts tailoring training

ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Seva Bharati Purvanchal organized a week-long training in tailoring at Diyun recently from 6th to 14th 0ctober.

About 46 trainees from various communities of Diyun circle have successfully completed the training.


Don Bosco College week celebration ends

ITANAGAR, Oct 18: The week-long College Week celebration of Don Bosco Collge, Jollang concluded today.

Attending the valedictory function, Director, Trade and Commerce, Tokong Pertin advised the students to befriend books, emphasizing the need to stay in touch with knowledge as well as co-curricular activities.

Prizes were distributed to the winners of the various sports, literary and cultural events.

Among the four houses, Liverpool, Congo, Jordan and Volga, Liverpool emerged as the Champions of the College Week 2014.

The winners of various cultural items presented their winning performances in the programme.


BJP team calls on Shambu Singh

ITANAGAR, Oct 18: A team of state BJP called on Shambu Singh, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Home Affairs, who is currently on a state visit, and discussed various developmental issues of the state.

While raising various issues relating to development of the state before the visiting officials, the state BJP Spokesperson Techi Necha alleged that the party has never been made a part of the development process in the state and the public grievances have always been kept aside for the last so many years.

While describing the grievances of party workers and cadres in the state, the party rued they have been deprived from various government facilities, like relief, aids and assistance and their problems overlooked even though their properties like land, houses, business and other establishment etc. were destroyed by natural calamities like, flood, landslide and fire etc.

The party urged the visiting officer to intervene in the matter in the greater interest of the people and include senior party leaders in the high level inter-ministerial team to assess the damages caused by the floods in the state for fair identification of the flood damages and provide justice to the actual victims.


Panchayat leaders & Govt officers coordination meeting held

ITANAGAR, Oct 18: The coordination meeting between Heads of Department and Panchayat leaders of Sangdupota circle was held at Sandupota yesterday.

ZPM Gollo Takam questioned the HoDs for not staying at Sangdupota despite availability of quarters and offices and requested them to stay at Sangdupota for the convenience of the public.

During the meeting the HoDs resolved to stay at their posting place within next month.

The house also resolved that the construction agency should start Jote to Tapioso road construction work immediately otherwise the agency should surrender the work as the dilapidated road disrupts the transportation system and the normal functioning of official work at Sangdupota.

CO Nabam Tajik also requested all the officers and officials of the circle to stay in their posting place as requested by the Panchayat leaders.

Meanwhile, Panchayat leaders, ZPM along with five ASMs of the circle have assured to donate one set of computer to the CO office and requested the CO to manage the Computer Operator. DIPRO


Allegation rebutted

ITANAGAR, Oct 18: The Urban Development and Housing department Capital Complex division has rebutted the allegation of corruption in procurement of 18 numbers of Tata Ace sanitation vehicles under the JnNURM scheme.

RTI activist Yukar Tara had lodged a complaint to the Chief Secretary cum Chief Vigilance Officer alleging corruption in the purchase of sanitation vehicles by the Deputy Director, UD and Housing Dept, Capital Complex division which was published as news item in this daily on Oct 18.

Terming the allegations levelled against the division arbitrary, baseless,  uncalled for and without iota of truth, the deputy director UD and Housing, Capital division, Gyamar Tachung clarified that all the 18  sanitation vehicles procured through NIT have been handed over along with all the relevant original documents to the IMC on  Sept 22 last.

However, following a letter from the Member Secretary of the committee, the documents submitted to IMC earlier were re-verified and all related documents were found in original and no Xerox copies were submitted. Hence, the same has been re-submitted to Member Secretary of the committee vide letter no. DD/UD&H/CCD-279/2013-14 Dated 15.10.2014, the DD said.

The DD, UD and Housing, capital division requested the complainant to refrain from such baseless allegation. He should also refrain from using any kind of public platform just to tarnish someone's hard earn reputation and image, the DD said.


AASSATA submits memo to Rijiju

ITANAGAR, Oct 18: The All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (AASSATA) has called upon the Union Minister of Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju to regularize all the SSA teachers of the state in one go.

In its memorandum submitted, it said, regularization of SSA teachers starts from September 21, 2010 covering fifth DPC till March 3, 2014. Only 282 ATs and 155 JTs have been regularized so far. Many of us are now attaining 45 years of age. And to complete regularization of 6424 teachers (JT-2016 and AT-4408), it will take six to seven decades to complete the whole process.

Meanwhile, the association has claimed that Rijiju has assured of discussing the matter with the Prime Minister.


Legal awareness programme held

ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority in collaboration with Arunachal Law Academy and Arunachal Law Students Union organised a one day legal awareness programme at Kimin today.

On the occasion resource persons, Budi Habung, District and Session Judge cum Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, Dani Belo, Under Secretary, Law, Eshao Cheriyan, director, ALA, Uttam Deka, Principal of the Law Academy, faculties Mobi Ete and Anupama Singh highlighted on legal aid and legal services activities, victim compensation scheme, consumer protection, Lok Adalat and Domestic Violence Act.

The team also distributed brochures on legal aid to the participants on the occasion.


HVYA demands erection of BSNL tower at Khyong

ITANAGAR, Oct 18: Hali Valley Youths Association (HVYA) has urged the BSNL authority to erect a mobile tower at Khyong to bring 33 villages under Manchal circle of Anjaw district under network coverage.

Describing the problems faced by the people of the area due to lack of telecommunication facility, HVYA rued that the BSNL authority has not yet taken any interest to provide mobile service despite repeated pleas by the people of the area and Anjaw district BJP unit.

HVYA stated that people of the said areas have been living in a state of incommunicado due to absence of telecommunication facility.  

The association appealed to the authority concerned to set up the tower at earliest for the welfare of over 5000 people living in remote villages.



In the news report with the headline ‘AASSATA submits memo to CM’, in the first para 1000 JT posts was wrongly written as 100 JT posts. Hence, it should be read as ‘All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (AASSATA) has called on the state government for immediate creation of 1500 AT and 1000 JT posts and timely disbursement of SSA teacher’s salary.’ The inadvertent error is regretted.

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