October 17

Boy goes missing, family suspects

UG conscription

ITANAGAR, Oct 16:  A seventeen years old boy identified as Dugjum Ete, student of class X, St. Thomas School, Dam Site Naharlagun has reportedly gone missing since October 13 last. According to missing report filed with Naharlagun police station by the family members, the young student left for Saint Thomas School on fateful day and did not come back in evening.

Informing this daily, the family members expressed apprehension that some anti-social elements may be behind the missing episode.

However, police denied such report saying there is no reason to be suspicious for a conscription drive by any underground groups.


Weapons ban

DAPORIJO, Oct 16: The District Magistrate, Upper Subansiri, has prohibited the carrying of all types of weapons within Upper Subansiri district for a period of forty (40) days with immediate effect.

Dao, Kukri, knife, licensed firearms and any other weapon powerful enough to inflict bodily injury have been banned and anyone found carrying any lethal weapon shall be punished as per law. DIPRO


DA to destroy poppy plants

YINGKIONG Oct 16: District Administration of Upper Siang is geared up for destruction of Poppy plants in Upper Siang as the season for cultivation is approaching.

The Deputy Commissioner Remo Kamki called a meeting in this regard on Thursday at Yingkiong which was attended by administrative officers of Mariyang Sub-Divisions- Geku, Katan and Mopom, Police officers, heads of government department, representatives of NGOs including Upper Siang Women Welfare Society, its Geku Unit, All Pasi Students and Panggi Welfare Society. The members present in the meeting unanimously adopted a resolution to execute the operation of Poppy destruction.

The Deputy Commissioner informed the members that the DA has already issued Executive order, Circular prohibiting the cultivation of Poppy Plants and violators would be dealt with seriously this time as per law.

He further cautioned that necessary action would also be taken against those Gaon Buras or PIs who don’t cooperate and coordinate with the operation team during the destruction.

The Deputy Commissioner appealed all departmental heads to extend all possible helps to the operation team.

Some of the officers questioned non participation of central Narcotic Bureau Department in dealing with the problem. DIPRO


Expedite maintenance works

AALO, Oct 16: The West Siang Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu requested the staff of T.K. Engineering to expedite the maintenance works from Aalo to Bam Trans Arunachal Highway at the earliest.

The DC accompanied by AE, Highway Gemar Padu, and PRO of TK Engineering PVT Limited inspected the ongoing maintenance works.

PRO to TK Engineering Pvt Ltd who was supervising the maintenance work requested the AE Highway to guide him to identify the most vulnerable stretches requiring immediate re-carpeting.

DC along with AE highway inspected the RCC culvert, 2km from Aalo which is on the verge of collapse due to erosion of foundation of the abutment and apron. DIPRO


NCP reaffirms support to Tuki Govt

ITANAGAR, Oct 16: The State Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today reaffirmed its full support to Nabam Tuki led Govt. for smooth functioning and all round development in the state.

“Any political party and organization who oppose the ruling government is anti development,” the NCP unit stated in a release and appealed to the people of the state to be aware of such organizations.


KVK Anjaw training on Vermi-compost

ITVNAGAR, Oct 16: A day long training on Vermi-compost - a source for organic farming was conducted today by KVK Anjaw at Tafraliang village. All together 37 farmers including farm women and rural youths attended the training programme.

Subject Matter Specialist (SMS, Agronomy), Khoisnam Naveen, the coordinator of the training spoke about vermin-composting methods along with its benefits. The importance of Vermi-compost in maintaining soil fertility for future cultivation was also highlighted. The usefulness of vermin-wash in crop production was also imparted to the trainees.

The programme concluded with distribution of Vermi-compost to the farmers.


3rd Rebi Ado Memorial Football Tournament gets underway

AALO Oct 16: The 3rd Rebi Ado Memorial Football Tournament organized by District Sports Association got off to a flying start amid gathering of soccer lovers here today.

A total of 23 teams are in the fray for the tournament which will be played on knock-out basis. Final will be played on November 7.

Chief Engineer (PHED) T. Ketan, who inaugurated the tournament, advised the players to maintain sportsman spirit that governs the game.

Recalling Late Rebi Ado as an ideal woman and true social activist, he appreciated the endeavor of former minister Doi Ado for sponsoring such a big sports event for promotion of sports in remembrance of his wife.

Former Minister Ado appealed to the players to cooperate with the organizing committee for a logical conclusion to the third and last tournament.  

The opening match witnessed keen tussle between Memo Sports Club and Kabu Sports Club. DIPRO


AACWA plea for punctuality in official working

ITANGAR, Oct 16: Stating that most of the government officials were absent from work and this was delaying the work process in the state, the All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA) has appealed the state Chief Secretary to strictly issue directives to all concerned officers to be present and speed up the file movement.  

In a release, the AACWA stated that the most of the officers are busy in personal works and taking advantage of the absence of higher officers, even the lower level officers also fail to perform their duty on time.

AACWA also requested all senior government officials to work punctually stating that many public and staff are facing problem as they have to travel from interior areas of other parts and from district headquarters for official works even for initiation of few words or signature in file for movements up to the higher level. Most of the government file movements are delayed in the state civil secretariat and are lying unattended for months at a single table which adds to the problems of the common man and the junior staff.  

 Further, it stated that all the government departments should update their official websites regularly on information of any government activities so that it can helpful for the common public. Most of the department websites are still under construction, it added.


Social service conducted

ITANAGAR, Oct 16: Social service was conducted at district hospital Longding by Arunachal Youth Congress (AYC) in collaboration with National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) Longding block unit recently.


Terminate employees: ANYF

ITANAGAR, Oct 16: The All Nyishi Youth Forum (ANYF) has demanded termination of the eight employees recruited in group B, C & D in the department of Agriculture alleging that they were recruited illegally.

In its memorandum served to Governor, it also sought fresh interview by advertising through local dailies.

Its other demand includes investigation against the departmental head for his alleged involvement and all the other accused and that the matter be handed over to the CBI for investigation.


Training for ASHAs underway

SEPPA, Oct 16: The 4th phase of ASHAs training on the topic ‘Mobilizing for action on violence against women’ conducted by the District Health Society, East Kameng began at district hospital here on Tuesday.

Lauding the ASHAs for their active participation for success of Mission Indradhanush, ADC Pooja Jain advised them to remain sincere and attentive during the training session. She further suggested the trainer to teach the trainees in local dialect.

DMO Dr. N. Geiyi directed ASHAs to launch awareness campaign in their respective village on Janani Suraksha Yojana and Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram (JSSK). DRCHO Dr. K Lapung also spoke on the occasion. (DIPRO)


DDMA meeting held

SEPPA, Oct 16:  East Kameng DC Sandeep Kumar Singh scrutinized and recommended the FDR schemes of various departments to the Directorate of Disaster Management during a district disaster management authority meeting held at Kameng Hall here today.

DDMO M Sonam presented the damage report of 2015-16 and the members had a thorough discussion on damage reports. The houses damaged by landslide or fire, crop damage etc were approved for relief assistance as per guidelines of the state government.

There were five proposed schemes to be incurred under SDRF fund of which the estimates framed by Seppa, E&M, JE was major one for restoration of power channel of Pacha Hydro Project (2x1500KM).

The EE WRD was also asked to prepare estimates identifying five major vulnerable locations in FDR within Seppa town. The house also discussed at length on the repetitive claims of compensation made every year against the damaged house constructed at vulnerable location and suggested shifting of the same in safer locations. (DIPRO)


Hold payment of absentee teachers: APCYGTSU

ITANAGAR, Oct 16: The All Palin Chambang Yangte Gangte & Tarak-Langdi Students’ Union (APCYGTSU) has demanded to withhold the payments of all those teachers found to be absent from their work in the district. This was discussed in a meeting held with DDSE and DPC of Kra Daadi district and BEOs of Chambang Tarak Langdi Gangte & Palin recently.

The Union also placed a memorandum with the concern officials to renovate school buildings in its entire jurisdiction and to improve the education system in the area.

The meeting was held after the union recently conducted education tour in its entire jurisdiction.



NEW DELHI, Oct 16: The officers and officials of Arunachal Bhawan in New Delhi today mourned the sudden demise of Suraj Ban who was working as a Chowkidar in Arunachal Bhawan. Late Ban, who was one of the most dedicated and sincere staff, joined the Bhawan as a daily wage chowkidar in 1981 and was later regularised in 1997. He was even present until the last day in the office, stated a release.

Resident Commissioner, Arunachal Bhawan, V. Abraham, in a condolence message remembered Late Ban’s untiring effort for the last 34 years. A two minute silence was held in the lawns of the Bhawan to pay respects for the departed soul. Bhan is survived by a wife and five children. (OSD IPR)




Corrigendum from Joken Ete

Nyirmen Aloo is, in fact, not Galo New Year Day. In the olden days, it was popularly hailed as Galo Women New Year Day. However, the mistake made by mentioning ’Nyirmen Aloo as Galo New Year Day in a report under heading “Nyirmen Aloo celebrated…..” published on Oct 16 issue of this daily is regretted.


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AAPSU protests reach Delhi as it demands deportation of Chakma and Hajong refugees

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI, Oct 16: Hundreds gathered at the Jantar Mantar, in the national capital today to take part at the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) sponsored dharna to voice their protest against the recent Supreme Court ruling directing the state government to grant citizenship rights to Chakma and Hajong refugees within three months.

On September 17, the Apex Court directed the state government to grant citizenship to Chakma-Hajong refugees who had been rehabilitated in the state in 1964-69 following their escape from the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. The decision has drawn opposition from all quarters of the state and the state government has decided to challenge the order.

Leading the protests on the streets, however, was the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) which has formed a core committee for spearheading the issue.

Committee member Nani Bath addressed the gathering, criticising the absence of political leaders from the state at the rally. Barring a few former legislators from the state, none of the three members of parliament were present during the rally.

Bath, who is a professor at the Rajiv Gandhi University, termed it as “a very serious issue” and said that “our parliamentarians should have been here”.

He also said that Supreme Court’s wisdom was not being questioned but that the decision “did not take historical facts and circumstances”. Bath also added that the court ignored “socio-political implications of such decision” and it should have waited for the suggestions of Union ministry of home affairs’ the committee formed to investigate the matter.

A committee has been formed by the MHA comprising Arunachal Pradesh state government officials, AAPSU members and representatives of Chakma-Hajong groups. The committee met later in the evening to discuss the issue in detail.

AAPSU president Kamta Lapung said that the “Indian government does not care for us” and that while “they want our land, water and air they do not want the people”.  The AAPSU core committee chairman Gumjum Haider took a no-holds-barred approach in his address to the young students who had travelled from places like Chandigarh and Meerut to be part of the rally.

Haider stressed on the fact that issue has been going on for the past four decades and that the recent verdict goes against the interest of the indigenous tribal populace of the state.

He also said that the state has “never signed any agreement with the Centre to be part of the Indian union” but that the people have continued to express their patriotism, beginning with the 1962 Chinese aggression.

The former AAPSU general secretary said that future events will witness a shunning of the national song and anthem- Vande Mataram and Jana Gana Mana- if the verdict is not revised.

AAPSU general secretary Biru Nasi also made similar remarks stating that the court order is favourable to “foreigners” while ignoring Indians.

“If India does not want to treat us as Indians, then we are fine with it”, he said.

Nasi added that the rally was ‘historic’ because “it may be the last peaceful protest on the issue”. He also warned that home-grown terrorist groups may take birth if the situation remains the same.

AAPSU spokesperson Tanya Agu later added that the state has “done enough by giving shelter to the refugees” and that the agitation will become “rigorous if the court fails to roll back its verdict”.

The students’ body has been in the forefront of debates and agitation in the state relating to the issue. However, it is not party to the case filed by the Committee for Citizenship Rights of the Chakmas (CCRC) which named the state and central governments as respondents.

AAPSU has filed a petition against the order asking for a review, arguing that the students’ union should be included as an aggrieved party.

Later, a memorandum to “deport or shift the refugees from the state through political and constitutional means” was submitted to the prime minister’s office.



Aboh, Phurpa Tsering and Kena

inducted in Tuki  Ministry

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Oct 16: Three new ministers were inducted in the Nabam Tuki cabinet today. The new ministers are Jomde Kena, Phurpa Tsering and Tirong Aboh.

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers in an impressive function held at Raj Bhawan.

The ministerial reshuffle follows the recent dismissal of  Kumar Waii, Chowna Mein, Kamlung Mossang, Thanwang Wangham and Wanglin Lowangdong from cabinet following report of internal dissidence. Two cabinet berths have been kept vacant.

While talking to media persons after swearing-in ceremony, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki informed that remaining two berths will be filled at an appropriate time. On being asked the reason for dropping the ministers from his cabinet, Tuki claimed that it was done due to their weak performance.

“People of Arunachal have entrusted us the job of governing the state. It is our duty to serve the people. But the dropped ministers were found to be absent from the office for the last one month. Due to this, many works got pending which badly hurts the developmental process. Therefore they have been dropped,” said Tuki.

Further, he informed that portfolios will be allocated within next few days.

First lady of the State Rita Rajkhowa, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Speaker Nabam Rebia, Home Minister Tanga Byaling, Cabinet Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs, APCC President Padi Richo, former MP Takam Sanjoy, senior bureaucrats, members of Municipal Council and public leaders were present on the occasion.



Patkai and Mon get new representatives

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Oct 16: The induction of two young MLAs Phurpa Tsering and Tirong Aboh into Nabam Tuki led cabinet has the potential to change the political equations of the state.

Aboh, who is a first time MLA representing Khonsa West constituency, has emerged as prominent face of troubled torn Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts. Interestingly, he won the election on PPA ticket and joined Congress party in December last year.

Hailing from Dadam village under Dadam circle, Aboh started his political career at Panchayat level. He was a former ZPM and is considered to be a grass root leader of the area.

Aboh managed to eclipse many senior Congress leaders of Tirap, Changlang and Longding in the cabinet race.

On other hand, 2nd time MLA from Dirang assembly constituency Phurpha Tsering’s induction marks the new era in the political scenario of Mon region.

For long,  the family of late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has been dominating the politics in the Mon region. It is believed that emergence of 43 year-old Phurpa Tsering as new power centre in the Mon belt will have serious impact in days to come.

He also started his political career from Panchayat level and is a former Zilla Parishad Chairperson of West Kameng district. Phurpa is a graduate from the prestigious Hindu college, Delhi.



Proper health care for women must to reduce IMR: Negi

ITANAGAR, Oct 16: Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi said that every pregnant woman must be given proper medical care, information and advice for healthy pregnancy in order to reduce infant mortality rate.

There must be a robust monitoring and supervision system to ensure that each and every pregnant woman, lactating mothers and children is provided the due cares, said Negi.

The chief secretary who also is the Chairman of High Level Monitoring Committee (HLMC) on Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) Reduction was holding a meeting with the health officers to review the activities approved during last review meeting and to finalize and accord approval of Detail Action Plan (DAP) for the financial year 2014-15(to be executed during 2015-16).

Expressing displeasure over non-posting or non-availability of ANMs in health sub-centres for providing services to pregnant women and children, Negi said he will take up the matter with the deputy commissioners. Presence of ANM in health sub-centres is a must for providing Ante Natal Care (ANC) services, he said.

Negi suggested that the Awangwadi Centre of the villages should be converted into focal centre where Village Health Nutrition Day (VHND) and Out Reach Session (ORS) should be conducted for ANC services and immunization of pregnant women and children along with ICDS activities. He instructed directed to the concern departments to prepare a module for the same.

Earlier, the chief secretary cum chairman reviewed/analyzed the implementation of the IMR reduction program presented by OSD IMR in detail both in terms of physical and financial achievements and was satisfied with the progress.

He, however, cautioned that welfare fund should be utilized judiciously so that the benefits reach to the needy and poor people.

The meeting approved provision of monitoring and supportive supervision vehicles for the remaining 15 districts along with three more vehicles for the SPMSU.

The proposal for dedicated ambulance for pregnant women and infants was also approved in the meeting.

The committee also decided to provide pre-paid SIM cards to the active ASHAs along with Rs 200 per month for communicating the ANMs, medical officers of her area for mother and child tracking (MCTS).

The Commissioner and Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Secretary Finance; Director WCD, Director Health Services, DFW, MD NHM, OSD IMR and F&AO were present in the meeting.



Move to get back RGU’s old name

ITANAGAR, Oct 16: The Rajiv Gandhi University Student’s Union (RGUSU) held a meeting to build consensus for re-naming Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) back to its old name Arunachal University (AU).

President of RGUSU Nabam Akin urged all to extend support in its move to get back the university’s old name. He stressed that renaming of the University should be carried out peacefully according to the Constitutional provision.

While supporting the move, many speakers opined that people often get confused about the location of the university (RGU) as the name doesn’t give any indication or suggestion regarding its location.

Moreover, most of the universities in the country carry the name of their respective states. RGUSU, however, acknowledged the present government’s initiative to name various important institutions, paths/roads after some prominent personalities of the state.

A host of students participated in the meeting and raised their personal opinions and views in favour of renaming of the university. They also appealed all not to politicize the issue.



DC calls for public awareness on Domestic Violence Act

KHONSA, Oct 16: Tirap Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha asked the various women groups and leaders to generate public awareness on Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 and the provisions under the Act to safeguard the rights and interests of women.

The Deputy Commissioner, who inaugurated a one-day programme to create awareness and sensitize people on the Domestic Violence Act, stressed the need for organizing more such campaign with involvement of more women’s groups.

Magistrate Damge Niri spoke on role of different service providers and right of the aggrieved persons.  

Tirap Superintendent of Police Jasmeet Singh spoke on role of Police in protecting women while DMO threw light on medical component in the context of domestic violence.

Legal practitioner W Wangsu dwelt at length on legal procedures in dealing with domestic violence. Earlier, DD, ICDS A. Lowangchha urged the participants to convey whatever they have learned in the meeting to their friends and relatives in the villages.  

The programme was organized under the aegis of Divisional Level ICDS Cell and attended by representatives of Women Welfare Associations, SHGs and women leaders of Tirap district who held thorough discussion on the subject matter. DIPRO



Taku best lifter in Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship

ITANAGAR, Oct 16: Lalu Taku has been declared best lifter of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship-2015 held at Pune, Maharashtra.

India emerged overall Champion.

The lifter from Arunachal struck three gold medals for India on day 2 of the championship.

Prior to this championship, Taku won bronze medal at Youth World Weightlifting Championship. He became Asian Champion by winning two gold and a silver medal for the country at Youth Asian Championship held in Doha, Qatar in January this year.

At national level, Taku won three gold medals at the 10th Youth National Weightlifting Championship held at Yamuna Nagar, Haryana in January, 2015.  He also won three gold medals for Arunachal Pradesh in the 51st Junior National Weightlifting Championship held in the same venue in January this year and became Junior National Champion.



Tuki Govt. stable and financially sound: Siram

PASIGHAT, Oct 16: Chief Minister’s Advisor Bosiram Siram today dismissed the recent media reports that the Nabam Tuki-led government is about to collapse due to a rebellion among party legislators.

There is no chance of change of leadership. Government has taken appropriate action against some MLAs and ministers for their anti-party activities and it is the prerogative of the chief minister to drop any minister, Siram said during a public meeting at Yagrung village.

“The present government is stable and financially sound,” he claimed. In earlier occasions, the financial position of the state was not known by the public as the governments used to keep it confidential. But this government made it public because every person should know the actual financial position of the state, he clarified.

He said that the flow of fund from the Centre to the state against is delayed by the scrapping of the Planning Commission. In spite of that all flagships programs are taking place in full swing, he said.

“There are a few people who are trying to tarnish the image of the popular government for their vested interest,” Siram told the villagers.

Reassuring the people that the Tuki led government is still going strong, Siram termed the opposition’s demand for imposition of financial emergency as illogical and misleading.

“Financial emergency was never imposed anywhere in the country”, he said. Siram further called upon the party workers to be pro-active at village level to know public grievances for immediate redressal.

Present in the meeting among others were ZPC Kaling Dai, Chief Councillor Denong Tamuk, ZPMs Namuk Taloh and Osi Tatak, President, City Congress Committee Tapun Tarang and AS Chairperson Oman Boko. DIPRO



LMB United lift 14th Odam

Ering memorial football trophy

PASIGHAT, Oct 16: Tatem Talo and Mushi Saroh scored one goal each as LMB United lifted the 14th Odam Ering Memorial Football Trophy defeating Pasighat SC 2-0 in the final at General Ground here today.

The winner and runners up teams were awarded cash prizes of Rs 50,000 and Rs 30,000 respectively. Rs 3000 each were awarded to highest scorer (6 goal) Mushi Saroh of LMB, best goalkeeper Najong Nonang and Best player Ninu Rukbo of BSC.

The tournament was organized in memory of Odam Ering, wife of Dr. Daying Ering and mother of present Member of Parliament Ninong Ering.

17 teams including a team from neighboring state Assam, Dhemaji district participated.

Deputy Commissioner Isha Khosla, MP Ninong Ering, veteran footballer Tamat Gamoh, retired IAS officer Oshong Ering witnessed the final match. DIPRO

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Prices of pulses skyrocketing

The rising prices of food items have once again become matter of serious concern for the poor people. Prices of pulses have risen considerably high in the last one year. It is trading in wholesale markets at Rs 190 per kg at the moment against Rs 90 in October 2014; retail prices are another Rs 20-30 higher. Following close on its heels is urad dal, which is going at a wholesale rate of Rs 160 per kg (Rs 85 last year). Prices of tur dal and moong dal have also skyrocketed.

Market watchers blame the price rise on a variety of reasons including erratic weather and poor crop, hoarding by middlemen, MNCs and the mega retail chains. Surprisingly even though the prices of pulses have been continuously going up in the last one year, the union government did not take notice of the trend. They have been completely caught off guard by the recent turn of events. If they had taken timely action, the situation could have not turned so worse. Today belatedly union government announced that it will create buffer stock of 40 thousand tonnes of pulses as a long-term solution to shortage of pulses in the country. This will not help to immediately bring down the prices of dal. Government will have to take some more steps in this regard. Dal is considered to be one of staple foods for the poor people. But due to skyrocketing price, it is now out of reach for the poor. It is duty of union government to ensure that prices of food items come down at the earliest.




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Let us appear in the interview

Dear Editor,

This is in response to advertisement of TGT and PRT vide oder no- EED 2/342/APT/2013 dated 9th Oct by the Department of Elementary Education, Arunachal Pradesh. Under RTE is has been made mandatory for every teacher to obtain B.ed or D.LE.Ed certificate. But government of Arunachal Pradesh started to sponsor B.Ed and D.LE.Ed course for teachers including SSA teachers only in 2013-14 and APTET system started only in 2012 in our state. So SSA teachers joined these courses only in the year 2013-14.

Now teachers who have joined the B.Ed/D. LE.ED course in 2103-14 have completed in 2015. According to above mentioned advertisement only APTET/CTET Qualified candidates can apply. But in order to appear in APTET exam , B.Ed/D.El.ED is compulsory. So SSA teachers who have completed B.Ed/ D.LE.ED course in this year are waiting for 2015 APTET exam, which is held generally in month of January so that after clearing this test they may apply for regular teacher’s job .

Now the problem of SSA teachers who have completed the above mentioned course is that, before conduction of APTET exam, department is holding job interview of TGT/PRT.

Every one knows SSA teachers are serving without getting regular salary for months. Many of SSA teachers will be over aged in next few years and so we do not want to miss every single chance of appearing in regular teachers’ job interview.

Therefore, SSA teachers who have completed B.Ed/ D.LE.ED course this year appeal to the concerned department to either postpone the TGT/PRT interview till the declaration of result of APTET 2015 or allow B.Ed/D.EL.ED holder SSA teachers to appear in TGT/PRT interview.

We also appeal to AASSATA to raise the issue with the concerned authority.


Some SSA Teachers of Capital Complex and Lower Subansiri




MLAs have no sense of responsibility towards state

Dear Editor,

The political scenario of Arunachal Pradesh to deteriorating day by day as dissidents Congress MLAs are camping at Delhi to change leadership. Dissidents MLAs are sitting in Delhi for more than month without bothering about the public welfare activities of the state and their own constituencies. Ultimately general public are suffering, developmental activities are lagging behind and there are possibilities of deteriorate law and order problem in the state, especially in state capital if this political unrest is not solved soon.

There are 60 MLAs in Arunachal Pradesh. General public have elected them for five years to lead the society and to bring all round developments. People have lots of expectation from them that they would bring development in the state but these Honourable MLAs are camping in Delhi for several months with wrong intention and public are suffering in their respective constituencies but no time with MLAs to hear grievances of general public.

All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) appeals all the dissidents MLAs to return to the state to resume their daily activities for the interest and welfare of the general public. There are so many developmental works that has to be done in Arunachal Pradesh but dissidents MLAs are camping in Delhi for self benefits.

APPDSU further urges all political parties and elected representative to stop blame game. Instead of blaming each other, we appeal them to stand united to overcome the state financial crisis.

Moreover, the people of state under the banner of all Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) are protesting against the Supreme Court verdict on grant of citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees but our honourable MLAs have no sense of responsibilities towards its people. We need them this particular time to fight against the Supreme Court verdict so we appeal them to return home and give their time to state government to take up Chakma and Hajong issue at Supreme Court.

We also urge state government to enact a strong legislation to check the revenue leakage. State financial position would be strong if government stop the revenue leakage. Because of weak financial position, our state government is compelled to depend on central government.


Teli Duli Camdir





LPG shortage and mismanagement

Dear Editor,

“System’’ in Arunachal Pradesh is getting bad to worse day after days, which in turn is completely demoralizing us and our trust. In my home town, Daporijo, a local Liquefied Petroleum Gas Provider, provides only three or four Cylinders per household during a year whereas Ministry of Petroleum & Gas has given the provision of nines cylinders per household during a year time, according to reports.

The agency takes three and half months to distribute 1000 cylinders. By average calculation it seems that they are providing only 5000 cylinders during a year.

Hence my question is how many LPG Cylinders have INDANE allocated to the gas agency for distribution in Daporijo during a year?

It is also found that the small hotels & restaurants have been using LPG throughout the year without any hindrance. How do they manage?

Thela wala are the sole agents between gas agency and the small hotels.

I am frustrated with these practices by our local functionary and request District Supply Officer to take prompt and strict action in order to control such illegal practices of selling LPG Cylinders in “black”. On the contrary, I haven’t got my share of LPG since three and half months.

This year, I have received only three cylinders. And I know I am not the only sufferer. There are many in my district who has suffered because of shortage of cylinders due to mismanagement by those responsible.


Tamar Nilling






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