People of Likabali area resent inclusion of its villages under MAC
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Likabali Sub-Division, one of the sensitive areas being interstate
boundary with Assam, is tensed yet again. People of the area claim that 12 of its
villages namely Dipa, Liche, Kuntor, Jipu, Silli, Germe, Rate, Torajan, Siloni, Durpani,
Kangku and Borajan have been enlisted under Mishing Autonomous Council (MAC) of Assam.
Expressing disappointment, the people of the area in a joint complaint letter to
the West Siang DC has requested for countering the decision of the Assam government.
Immediate appropriate action has to be taken in this regard to counter this unconstitutional
and irrational act of the neighbouring state and uphold the very sovereignty of our
state and its people in the area be taken on the regard, they wrote in the statement.
State level women’s football tournament from Oct 23
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) will conduct the
state level women’s football tournament, 2013 at Naharlagun/Itanagar from October
23 to 30. Teams from all the 17 districts, including a team from Capital Complex,
are expected to participate in the tournament.
While informing this, APFA has requested the district authorities to conduct the
district level tournaments before October 15 to select teams for the proposed state
GSU resents bail to accused headmaster
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Expressing strong resentment over bail to the headmaster, who
is also one of the accused in the recent Green Valley Public School sexual assault
case, Galo Stdents’ Union (GSU), in a representation to the Chief Secretary has demanded
re-arrest of the accused headmaster.
While demanding to try the case in fast track court for early disposal of the case,
the representation also demanded not to grant bail to the main accused Vipin Wisvan.
It also demanded for immediate rehabilitation of all the affected students to continue
their education failing which the students’ union has threatened to launch democratic
WIFS prog launched in Lohit
TEZU, Sept 23: The Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) programme under
RBSK was launched in Lohit by Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk at TCM ME School Tezu
today. Under the programme, each and every student will be given one iron tablet
every Monday in school.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC spoke in details about the importance of maintaining
good health and emphasized on reduction of anaemia among children through regualr
administration of iron folic acid tablet.
District Medical Officer Dr. Karik Basar requested the nodal teachers to be practical
and sincere in delivering IFA tablets to every child to make the programme a success.
DRCHO Dr.Nani Rika, briefly highlighted the importance of Weekly Iron Folic Acid
The IFA is not a medicine, but nutrient supplement which is necessary for healthy
growth of the child physically and mentally. The WIFS programme is to cover all the
children from Nursery to class XII of Government schools or Government aided schools
of the district.
Besides IFA tablet, Albendazole tablets will also be given in the month of February
The school health team of the district alongwith nodal teachers of the school will
monitor the progress of WIFS programme in the district.
The dictrict has 258 Schools and 13,484 children are target age group under WIFS
programme. As per health survey report 70% of Indian children are anaemic due to
lack of Iron deficiency in their diet. DIPRO
JJFC lift 19th Vishwakarma Football Running Trophy, 2013
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Jiyo Aur Jine Do FC (JJFC) won the 19th Vishwakarma Football Running
Trophy, 2013 beating Abu Nigla FC (Jote) 2-0 in the final at KV No Playground here
Page Tashi scored both the goals for the winning team.
The winners walked away with cash prize of Rs.50,000 along with the trophy and the
runners up team was awarded cash prize of Rs.20,000.
Takhe Arun and Tommo Ada, both from JJFC were declared as best player and the best
goalkeeper of the tournament.
Capital Complex Tamin FC was adjudged as most disciplined team of the tournament.
Former Damin Anchal Chairperson Kej Gama attended the final match along with Tam
Matum, Chairman of Jiyo Aur Jinedo as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
3rd winter football tournament kicks off
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: The 3rd winter football tournament 2013 being organized by Kimin
Kudh Youths Sports Club kick-started on 21st September last with much fanfare. In
the opening match played between Durpa B and Papa XI, former beat later with two
goals. In another match played Bumchi Bomte Sports Club held with Palin Chambang
Ganate SC. The opening ceremony was inaugurated by Tai Tayu Zilla Prasihad Member
III-Kimin in presence of ASM Kipa Kain and Bamang Kumar.
SDP on can and bamboo
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: The skill development programme on cane and bamboo and handicraft
conducted by Sheep Society, Tajgi in collaboration with NABARD, Itanagar concluded
at Tajgi, Yachuli Block on September 21.
Certificate of participation were distributed to all the trainees by the DDM, NABARD
on the valedictory function.
Association mourns member death
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: All Puyu Panchayat Youth Welfare Association deeply mourned untimely
demise of Nabam Zil who died on 19th September last. Late Zil was active member of
various associations in the area. He has contributed the society in various capacities.
Association termed his death as great loss to the society.
Training for EROs, AEROs
YINGKIONG, Sept 23: Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer (DEO) L Borang
imparted training to EROs/AEROs on special summery revision of Photo Electoral Rolls
through PowerPoint presentation in the DC's conference hall here today.
All EROs and AEROs of the district were present in the training.
The DEO appealed to all the eligible Indian citizens, who attained 18 years of age
and above on January 1, 2014 to avail the opportunity to enroll his/her name in the
photo electoral roll. DIPRO
Assembly approves APIMC Bill -2013, APDA rejoices
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly today passed the Arunachal
Pradesh Indian Medicine Council Bill, 2013 by voice vote.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Doctors’ Association (APDA) welcomed the development
and thanked the State Government, particularly Health and Family Welfare Minister
Atum Welly in this regard.
This Council will look into Indian System of Medicine that includes Asthanga, Ayurveda,
Siddha and Unani,” APDA hoped.
The state already has ‘Homeopathic council’ and ‘Arunachal Pradesh Medical Council’
for Homeopathy and for ‘Modern system of Medicine (Allopathy)’ respectively.
However, ‘Indian System of Medicine’ was unregulated till date, it informed.
APDA hoped that the ‘Indian System of Medicine’ will be regulated and the public
will have the maximum benefit due streamlining of this branch, it added.
ANAYA football tournament from Oct 3
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: All Namsai Area Youth Association (ANAYA) is conducting its first
ever running trophy football tournament 2013 at general ground, Namsai from October
Altogether 12 teams from various districts of state, including home teams have confirmed
their participation in the tournament. Teams from neighbouring Assam are also expected
to participate, informed Secretary Games & Sports, ANAYA.
The main objective of the tournament is to tap and groom hidden football talents
as well foster unity and brotherhood among people of the state, said ANAYA president
Chow Silla Longkan.
Minister Finance, Planning & PWD, Chouna Mein will inaugurate the tournament.
NEHS award to HTWS Secy
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Nexus Eclat Honours Society, a USA based organization has honoured
Debia Teji, secretary of Himalayan Tribal Welfare Society (HTWS) with Mother Teresa
International Distinguished Service Award – 2013, in recognition of his contribution
to the people of Arunachal Pradesh in his field of social work .
Training on summery revision of electoral roll
YUPIA, Sept 23: One day circle level training in connection with ensuing Summary
Revision of Electoral Roll 2014 was conducted for the BLOs and Supervisors of Itanagar
circle at Sidhartha Hall here today.
Master trainers Shania Mize, CO, Tana Bapu, CO and Tame Yajum, CO imparted training
to the BLOs and Supervisors.
J Bomjen, EAC cum AERO Itanagar also took part in the training. DIPRO
Departmental Seminar on RTE
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: The Department of Education, Donyi-Polo Govt.College Kamki, organized
a seminar on Right To Education Act (of 2009) in the context of U of Elementary Education”
Participating in the seminar, Dr. Gomo Karbak, Principal-in-charge highlighted the
importance and implications of education as a fundamental right for the children.
Dr. SK Pradhan, Head Department of Education while highlighting the objectives of
the seminar elaborated regarding the development of Right to Education in India.
Three BA third year students, namely Mary Angu, Keko Gamlin and Yater Puying presented
their papers on the occasion.
Tage Ampa, Assistant Professor in Education also took part in the seminar.
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Drawing attention towards the impending interview of group D posts
such as poen, chowkidar, handyman, herbarium keeper, Dak runner and Forester in the
forest department, All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) sought Parliamentary
Secretary Environment and Forest intervention to work out the imbroglio. The written
examination of group D posts which conducted on 14th June 2011 was cancelled by the
authority following the complaint of irregularities and malpractice was lodged. It
is said since then authority did not issue fresh advertisement for the interview
of said posts. The union appealed to the parliamentary secretary for imicable solution
of year long impasse.
APWBRAYWA conducts social service to repair road
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: All Pampoli, Watte, Bana and Richukrong Area Youth Welfare Association
(APWBRAYWA) conducted a mass social service to repair the Seppa-Bana road which is
lying in dilapidated condition for years for want of maintenance.
Over 1000 people, including public, youths and students of the concern areas participated
in the social service.
The Association demanded the Vijay Nirman Company Private Limited, which has been
entrusted for construction of the highway project, to maintain the road before execution
of the project.
Health & education sectors need major boost
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: For the last few years the priority was given to health and education
sectors as first step towards development of strategically important state like Arunachal
Pradesh. But in reality both the departments are lagging behind apparently either
due to paucity of fund or lack of strong policy decision.
As per confession made by Health Minister Atum Welly in the Assembly House today
not only the CHCs and PHCs but also the health centres in town areas also are facing
shortage of specialist doctors. The minister was responding to a supplementary question
raised by MLA Alo Libang.
At present there are only 54 specialist doctors against the total requirement of
378 specialists, the minister disclosed. Moreover, shortage of accommodation in
rural areas and unequal distribution of doctors created the mess in health service
system, he added. Even the local specialist doctors are reluctant to work in interior
areas, instead they prefer to resign and continue their service in private hospital,
the minister revealed.
Pointing out the huge financial implication involved in recruitment of heath staff
and creation of health infrastructure, the Minister, however, appealed to the members
of the house to extend cooperation in proper distribution of man power in health
centres. At least the members should contribute from their MLALAD fund for creation
of accommodation for medical staff in rural areas, he opined.
Informing the house that 60 GDMOs ( Allopathy) were recruited through APPSC, the
Minister said that Govt has been persuaded several times on requirement of special
doctors in state and the process for the same is going on under finance department.
Steps has already taken to rationalize posting of health staff and streamlining
the man power distribution, the minister informed.
On the other hand many secondary schools are upgraded to higher secondary schools
during last few years. But the irony is that most of the upgraded schools are facing
shortage of senior teachers.
Responding to a supplementary question raised by MLA Tapen Siga, Education Minister
Bosiram Siram informed the Assembly that at least 90 senior teachers are required
for posting in 15 upgraded schools in many areas including Nafra, Chayang Tajo,
Wakka, Pangsu and other places.
Earlier, responding to a supplementary raised by Takar Marde, Minister Siram informed
the house that there is scarcity of local candidates for senior teachers particularly
in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects. Despite floating of advertisement
twice for recruitment of 10 senior teachers (Chemistry), only 4 were recruited due
to non-availability of local Science candidates. On the other hand the quota for
outside candidates has been exhausted as per 80:20 recruitment norms. Siram further
informed that the order has already been issued not to utilize the services of
senior teachers as BRCC, CRCCs and BEO and posted back at their districts so that
they contribute their service as experienced teachers.
The minister, however, informed Marde that senior teacher (Hindi) has been posted
at Govt Higher Secondary School, Dumporijo and an English senior teacher has already
been posted there. Senior Chemistry subject shall be posted after recruitment of
senor teachers by the department, the minister said.
The Minister further said that steps are being taken to mitigate teachers’ shortage
Retirement age: Responding to a supplementary from Laeta Umbrey, Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki informed that the recommendation of the sixth pay commission have almost been
implemented. But it will take time to reach a decision on superannuation age at 60
as it involves financial implication and other socio-economic factors like growing
Autonomous district councils: When enquired by the BJP legislator DrTangorTapak
about the resolutions passed in this house during 2004 and 2007 regarding creation
of two autonomous district councils (ADCs) comprising (i)Tirap-Changlang and present
Londging district and (ii) Tawang and West Kameng districts, the Chief Minister
informed the Assembly that the state Govt had already submitted the proposal to
Central Govt with comments of the state government on the memorandum submitted by
the elected representatives of Tirap and Changlang.
Informing that the state Govt has been approaching the Union Home Ministry from
time to time on this issue, Tuki further said “we are going to meet the union minister
again soon to discuss the issue.”
The CM further informed the house that development process in Tirap, Changlang and
Londging has already been initiated with creation of department of Tirap, Changlang
and Longding with Rs 25 crore fund per annum. Besides the schemes under Border
Area Development Programme, many other developmental schemes sponsored by the Central
Govt are being implemented in the three districts.
When asked by Tamiya Taga whether the state Govt is considering for more political
and financial power for Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts, the Chief Minister
said lot of development activities have already been undertaken in this three district.
However, it is the prerogative of the Central Govt take further steps in this regard.
PMEGP selection process: Responding to a supplementary raised by MLA Takar Marde,
Industry Minister Tapang Taloh assured to rectify the anomaly if any in selection
The Minister further informed that there are 36 number of target allotted to Upper
Subansiri district under PMEGP, out of which 19 number were adjudged from the panel
waiting list of 2012-2013. The minister also gave details report of the industrial
scheme implemented by his department under union ministry of Micro, Medium and Small
Enterprise (MSME) .
Mebo water project: The Chief Minister informed that house that almost 90 per cent
works of the Mebo water project has been completed and the remaining work will
be completed in current financial year.
Responding to supplementary question from Ralom Borang, the Chief Minister further
informed that the Govt has taken step to submit all the up-to-date relevant documents
including the report of the district technical monitoring committee of the Mebo
Water Supply Project to the Union DoNER ministry for the release of the 3rd and
final installment of the central share against the project. The Chief Minister also
admitted that due to pressing situation the concerned department had to re-appropriate
fund of Rs 79 lakh of this project to other NLCPR projects.
Eviction drive receives big jolt
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: In the on-going Assembly session Congress MLA Takar Marde raised
zero hour motion expressing concern over rampant encroachment of government land
across the state in particularly capital complex.
Responding to the motion Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had stated that due to certain
errors in the land Act encroachers are taking advantage and therefore government
is working to bring in certain amendments in the Act. He also claimed that administration
is clearing up encroachment from highway, colony and approach road of capital.
Beside state Assembly, encroachment issue has recently hogged the limelight with
capital administration led by deputy commissioner Sanjay Goel strongly taking on
land encroachers and carrying out massive eviction drive in capital complex.
However, giving big jolt to the encroachment drive the directorate of land management
in a circular issued on 3rd September 2013 (No. LM-104/2010) to all deputy commissioners
and additional deputy commissioners signed by B Pertin secretary (Land Management)
has rolled back the decision to carry out eviction drive against those who had carried
out construction within four meters from Govt quarter. “It is also informed that
any executive orders issued for maintaining 4(four) meters set back area from Govt
Quarter shall also automatically stand superseded,” read the notice.
It is worth mentioning that just one year ago the state government had taken decision
to carry out eviction drive within 4 meters of Govt quarters.
According to the source, around 2000 government quarters has been encroached in state
capital with many of them being completely wiped out from map. This decision of directorate
of land management is an open invitation to land grabber to carry out more encroachment
across the state. Our politicians say something and their officers act differently.
Can we dare to trust our politicians??
Free power to every home in Arunachal possible: CM
Arunachal to increase minimum wages for labourers
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today said that
free power to every home is possible if people facilitate speedy execution of all
ongoing hydro-power projects in the state.
The Chief Minister's assertion came in the backdrop of mass public protest on various
upcoming hydro projects in the state.
Tuki was responding to a private member's resolution raised in the Legislative Assembly
by Congress member Tapuk Taku urging the state government to formulate a concrete
policy for smooth and systematic function of various wings of the power department
to overcome power crisis and other administrative shortfall.
Admitting the dismal power scenario of the state, the Chief Minister said that the
reason for power crisis was because the state government failed to tap even one per
cent of the 55,000 mega watt power potential in the state.
"After harnessing all available power potential by commissioning all the ongoing
projects, Arunachal Pradesh will be a surplus power state in the country," the Chief
Minister said and added that the present power scenario was attributed to the damage
caused in several small hydro projects by flood and landslides in recent times.
He, however, assured to solve the crisis soon by restoring all the defunct projects.
On the other hand, much to the delight of the labour community, Arunachal Pradesh
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today announced that the state government was contemplating
to enhance the minimum wages for labourers in the state soon.
Responding to a Calling Attention motion brought in the house by People's Party of
Arunachal member Laeta Umbrey on the plight of the labourers with meagre wages when
the prices of essential commodities have sky-rocketed, Tuki said the state government
recently took a proposal for revision of wages which would be taken up in the cabinet
"We are proposing to fix the new wage from Rs 150 to 190 per day area wise depending
on the climate and topography of the area. According, we have decided to hike the
wage separately for labourers working in soft and hard areas," the chief minister
He said, in addition to the daily wage, the government also fixed a medical allowance
of Rs 250 for all categories of labours besides extra allowance of Rs 500 for those
working in hard areas.
Tuki further informed that minimum wages for labourers were subjected to Minimum
Wage Act, 1948 which envisaged fixation once in five years.
Earlier, raising the motion, Umbrey suggested for constitution of an advisory board
which should periodically review the wages. PTI
Tirap Police solves highway robbery case
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: In a major breakthrough Tirap Police have solved a heinous and
diabolical case of a highway robbery at night in which unknown miscreants had attacked
an unsuspecting driver of a Bolero vehicle which was being used by the Army Brigade
HQ in Khonsa on hire basis, informed Tirap SP Vikramjit Singh, in a release.
The incident had occurred on the intervening night of August 25 and 26 when the driver
Ajay Gurung was taking the vehicle back to Tinsukia from Khonsa. On the way he had
halted at Bogapani village to have dinner where one person took a lift in the vehicle
till Hukanjuri check gate.
However, soon thereafter three more persons were picked up at the behest of the first
one. Later, just before reaching Hukanjuri check gate they forced the driver to turn
the vehicle towards Nokfan. On the isolated Nokfan road, they brutally assaulted
the driver with an iron rod on the head and left him for dead in the Tiru River,
the SP said.
Fortunately, the driver survived and was brought to Deomali Police Station by a passerby,
from where he was shifted to AMC Dibrugarh.
They took the vehicle but were unable to cross the Hukanjuri check gate for fear
of getting caught. The assailants then took the help of a driver as they were not
very confident of driving the vehicle off-road, and hid it deep in the forest near
A special team was constituted by the Superintendent of Police headed by SDPO Khonsa
JK Lego and consisting of OC PS Khonsa Sub Inspector Kabul Singh, Sub Inspector Benji
Saroh, and others.
Based on local inputs and tireless investigation the driver who had assisted the
accused in hiding the vehicle was arrested by the special team and based on his interrogation
the vehicle was recovered.
However, the main accused persons were still at large. Working round the clock and
raiding several jungle hideouts the police team finally got a specific input about
the location of two of the main suspects near Lingdongthong village. Their hideout
was raided early in the morning and they were arrested.
One of the two suspects was a hardcore NSCN-K cadre SS Pvt Matlan Khetey of Borduria
village who had earlier threatened the public leader Wangman Lowangcha in Borduria.
During the course of this investigation the police team also managed to arrest another
rogue NSCN-K cadre namely SS Pvt Monglat Akhang of New Laptang village who had been
threatening and extorting money from Khonsa market as well as had looted a number
of trucks near Bogapani.
Many villagers from Borduria village had approached the Superintendent of Police
to ensure early arrest of these suspects as they had become a nuisance for the villagers,
were bringing a bad name to their society and had turned into a menace for the commuters
on Khonsa-Hukanjuri road, as it is a long stretch of road devoid of presence of any
police or security forces.
BJP for suitable compensation to Govt declared illegal encroachers
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: The Bharatiya Janata Party state unit has called for giving suitable
compensation to the occupants of the government quarters and land, who have been
declared as illegal encroachers by the government. The compensation is to be paid
for the expenditure incurred on the structures constructed on the govt quarter land,
and while if the government decides to allot those plots to the occupants, then appropriate
rates may be fixed for charging them since the time of occupancy, added the BJP.
Addressing the mediaperson here today, BJP state unit general secretary Dominic
Tadar, said that the BJP views sternly the eviction drive being carried out in the
Itanagar Capital Complex. Tadar has been constituted as the chairman of the recently
formed party committee on the illegal encroachment of government land. He said, since
most of the government quarters in the Capital Complex in particular as well as in
the districts across the state are SP type structures having short span of life,
their validity has expired since long. While the successive governments never kept
any budgetary provisions in the AOP for the repairing and maintenances of those SPT
quarters built in the 1970s and later, the occupants have spent from their own resources
to maintain the quarters and further when the condition of the house was found inappropriate
to dwell in despite the self maintenance works done coupled with problems arising
in repairing, rewiring, painting etc., the occupants started constructing houses
on the very spot for the safety and security of their family members, he added. Further
he pointed out that the illegal construction is not a new found incident but it has
been going on since long time, while many cases of illegal encroachments had been
regularized and given land allotment including the govt quarters.
The other members of the BJP committee consists of Techi Necha, spokesman, Tayek
Goi, state vice president, BR Wage, state general secretary, Ngurang Pinch, state
executive member and Tarh Tarak, district president, Itanagar Capital Complex. BJP
councillor, Teli Jumi was also present at the press conference. Techi Necha, Tayek
Goi, Tarh Tarak and Teli Jumi also spoke in the press conference.
Further, the voicing its opposition on the method of repeated cases of eviction on
the basis of pick and choose on the NH52, approach roads and sector roads of the
Capital Complex, the party stated that, the administration may apply same yardsticks
as per provisions of RoW laid down rules, where the Supreme Court has also upheld
the procedures in the case of Kerala Govt’s permission to a private society to install
the statute of public figure on a traffic point on a National Highway.
On the issue of NOC being obtained by the govt employees from concerned DC or the
Chief Estate Officer in order to clear their retirement dues and promotion of services,
the BJP stated that it was not necessary as the condition is not guided by any established
law or act and it is contradictory to the CCS conduct rules and at the same time,
there is The Arunachal Pradesh Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants)
Act, 2003 for the land encroachment matter.
Further stating that as the govt has admitted in the state assembly that the state
Capital has been built haphazardly in the beginning and the private individuals have
mostly occupied the land, the state BJP advised that the that entire stretches of
land from Itanagar, Naharlagun, Karsingsa, Banderdewa, Tarajuli, Dorpang, Kokila,
Sessa, Hollongi, Chakma settlement areas at Changmara, four lane NH(52) from Hollongi
to Itanagar should be demarcated clearly considering them to be vacant government
land, while leaving government establishments, villages and inherited ancestral land.
Hence any occupation within these areas should be considered illegal while the names
of and details of those individuals who have illegally occupied the land, with even
the land possession certificate issued in these areas cannot be treated as valid
documents. No compensation can be claimed against any govt project like educational
institutions, airport etc. and of the huge temporary settlement of Chakma refugees
can neither be purchased nor sold to any individual. These vacant lands can be considered
for further expansion of the Capital, added the BJP.
Talking to the media persons, Spokesman Techi Necha said, “The government till now
has not been regulating things. And after all these years, it will be difficult for
the government to regulate things now.”
Dwelling on the many irregularities in the system, he said, “Welfare schemes, they
never percolate to the grassroot people. In MGNREGA, people are being paid for only
11 days while the provision is 100 days wage. There are no proper implementations
of the schemes which is the very reason why people are migrating towards the greener
side i.e., the Capital. APL, BPL they never reach the poor and the medical conditions
force them to migrate.”
Necha claimed that the allotment system itself is at fault leading to the rampant
allotment of land.
Vice president Tayek Goi alleged that the land allotments are being given on priority
basis and are discriminatory. “Poor people are being denied while the rich enjoys
it,” he said.
While claiming that no laid down norms for occupying government quarters has also
led to the encroachment, he said, “There are no certain rules for occupying government
quarters and the duration of the occupant. Government needs to see this.”
BJP, City unit, president Tarh Tarak and BJP councilor, Itanagar Municipal Council,
Bogum Jumi Teli also spoke on the occasion.
As further course of action, the committee would take up the issue and submit a memorandum
to the Governor and state chief secretary and appraise the problem. Later on a dharna
would be staged for creating public awareness on the issue.
Preservation of wildlife to promote tourism in state
PASIGHAT, Sept 23: Preservation of Wildlife and Forest resources will help in developing
tourism in the State. This will in turn help in generating employment. While collared
Government jobs have come to a saturation points and unemployment is increasing day
by day, said MOS(Minority Affairs) Ninnong Ering in a function organized by Daying
Ering Wild Life Foundation Eco Development Society (DEWFEDS).
The unemployment and drug abuse will destroy the society if not taken care of properly.
The development of eco-tourism can lighten the problem to a great extend, Ering added.
He expressed hope that society would work with sincerity for preservation of wildlife
and forest and advised the members of the society to create awareness and educate
the people regarding importance of preservation and conservation wild life and forest.
He further said that there should be a ban on hunting in the buffer zones of Daying
Ering Wild Life Sanctuary and assured to co-operate and help the society to make
the mission success.
ADC Rajesh Panyang assured to provide all possible help and co-operation from District
Administration for the purpose. He also advised them to utilize the services of the
panchayat institution to create mass awareness.
Tabang Jamoh DFO (T), Augusti Jamoh i/c DTO, Kaling Dai ZPC and Denong Tamuk Chief
Councilor suggested for construction of eco huts for tourist. They also advocate
against rampant fishing and hunting and opined that the united and concerted efforts
will definitely bring a significant change in the public mindset and help in achieving
Maksam Tayeng, Chairman (DEWFEDS),Yung Tayeng, Secretary general (DEWFEDS) while
highlighting the activities taken up by society informed that the main objective
of the society is to protect and conserve the rapidly depleting Wildlife and Forest
Resources. They also informed that due to their efforts, people have started to realize
the importance of preservation and conservation of wild life. Many people have cancelled
their gun licenses and many wild animals which were rescued have been released in
the sanctuary with the help of the Forest Department. DIPRO
Arunachal asks Centre to withdraw coal block suspension
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Arunachal Pradesh has pleaded the Centre to review and withdraw
the suspension order on mining operation and disposal of coal at Namchik-Namphuk
block in Changlang district of the state.
The Coal Controller during May last year suspended coal production from the block
allocated to Arunachal Pradesh Mineral Development and Trading Corporation Limited
(APMDTCL) following reports of involvement of underground activists in illegal mining
"The union home ministry in a letter on March last year requested the coal ministry
to take over the mine by Coal India Limited to take control of mining of mineral
resources in the state so that pilferage is stopped and the insurgent groups are
not able to raise resources for weapon procurement," Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said
in reply to a written question by Congress MLA Takar Marde.
Tuki, who also holds the mines and minerals portfolio further informed that the state
government through a series of correspondences pleaded the Centre to withdraw the
suspension order and awaiting response.
"The department of geology and mining has been pursuing vigorously to the concerned
ministry to revoke the suspension order," he added. PTI
Sanitation, cleanliness fortnight from Nov 1
NAHARLAGUN, Sept 23: State Water and Sanitation Mission (SWSM) in a meeting held
recently under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary has decided to observe sanitation
and cleanliness fortnight in the schools of the state from November 1to 14.
The Chief Secretary has advised the PHED to prepare graded IEC materials with Do’s
and Dont’s for dissemination of IEC messages in the schools and further advised the
Commissioner (Education) and Secretary (PHE&WS) to join hands for its successful
The meeting attended by the Commissioner Education, Commissioner (R.D), Secretary
(Health & IPR), Secretary (Planning), Secretary (PHE&WS) and all the Chief Engineers
of the Department also discussed on the achievements made by the Public Health Engineering
Department under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) during 2012-13 and
also reviewed the progress made during 2013-14.
The committee also discussed on the schemes proposed for sanction in the current
year. While referring the recent meeting with the Planning Commission, the Chief
Secretary advised the Department to prepare proposal for achievement of additional
coverage of habitations to bridge the gap between covered and uncovered status in
the state. The committee also emphasized on awareness creation on water, health and
sanitation subjects. DIPR
APCC participates in workshop on social media
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: A four-member delegation from Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee
(APCC) attended a day-long regional workshop on Social Media organized by Assam Pradesh
Congress Committee at Guwahati yesterday.
The workshop was conducted by IT and Social Media experts from New Delhi and representative
of AICC Communications Department to train the party workers how to use social media,
such as facebook, tweeters and other interactive internet sites to communicate with
people and disseminate party ideologies, policies, plans etc. to grassroots level
The Workshop was addressed by Assam Chief Minisgter Tarun Gogoi, Assam Pradesh Congress
Committee president Bhubaneswar Kalita and Member of Parliament and AICC Secretary
The four members Arunachal Pradesh team included B C Tok, General Secretary, Byabang
Nukh, General Secretary, Nima Sange, Convenor, Media and Nalong Mize, Member, IT
The workshop was attended by Congress party workers and office bearers from north-eastern
IMC team visits Capital Complex
NAHARLAGUN, Sept 23: Itanagar Municipal team headed by deputy chief councillor Kipa
Babu toured the entire Capital Complex today to take stock of the industrial scenario
and trash out a solution to the grievances of bazaar welfare committees.
The committee including the empowered standing committee members Tarh Nachung, Gangte
Togung, Taba Yall Nabam, Ngurang Yache and Tadik Tagru, during inspection of industrial
units at Banderdewa and SMS Smelter at Lekhi village verified the benefits given
to employees under EPF, health, education and insurance before directing them to
strictly comply with the requirements besides the pollution certificate.
The team would submit a report to Chief Councillor Higio Aruni for starting activities
as directed by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki during a with the councillors on September
18 last, Nachung said in a statement.
While Babu directed Nachung to make the Rajdhani Rajgat (smashan ghat) near sinking
zone along NH 52A immediately for which the Capital administration gave go ahead
signal as fund was expected from the GoAP for its renovation. The councillor of Gohpur
was asked to ensure that the local selling fish, meat and vegetables are accommodated
in the Agriculture Marketing Board shed lying unused.
They interacted with the area councillors, inspected the market areas for first hand
knowledge, instructed the councillors to ensure hygienic condition in the markets,
particularly the fish, meat and vegetable vendors.
AAPWU’s Kurung Kumey tour concludes
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) concluded its whirlwind
tour of Kurung Kumey district yesterday.
The AAPWU team led by its secretary general and other executive members, including
from women’s wing, visited and held series of meetings with its block units and discussed
in details about various problems being faced by the workers of Kurung Kumey district
During the tours, the team claims to have received many complaints about forceful
donations, membership drives being carried out by few unknown unions in the name
of labour union.
Disowning any such illegal activities by any trade unions in the state, AAPWU strongly
opposed such kind of forceful donation and collection of money.
The union requested the respective District Administrations to deal strongly against
those unions, which are found involved in such illegal activity.
“AAPWU always works towards welfare of its workers and shall not indulge in any such
illegal activities,” the release said.
While appreciating Chief Minister Nabam Tuki led government for enhancing labour
wages, AAPWA appealed for early release of adhoc bonus 2010-11.
AAPWU will be touring Lower Subansiri district next month as a part of their ongoing
Piglets, chicks and vegetable seedlings distributed
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: A programme on introduction of new and improved breed of piglets
and poultry has been initiated in Rengeng Village by Krishi Vigyan Kendra East Siang,
College of Horticulture and Forestry.
The breeds were brought from ICAR, Research Centre for NEH Region, Jharnapani, Nagaland.
For the programme, some progressive farmers of the village were selected for its
initiation. The particular breed of poultry (Vanaraja) was selected for the location
as it can thrive well in backyard condition and more particularly for its dual purpose
nature giving better egg and meat production.
A better prolific breed of pig (Large Black) was also distributed to study its performance
and adaptation in backyard condition. In the said programme, vegetable seedlings
(knolkhol, broccoli, brinjal, tomato, cauliflower, cabbage, chilli) and beet root,
coriander, radish seeds were also distributed.
Dr. AK Pandey, Dean, College of Horticulture and Forestry emphasized on the importance
of taking variety of vegetables for good health and prevention of major prevalent
diseases and other micro nutrient deficiency syndrome.
Dr. Neeta Longjam, SMS, spoke on backyard farming of pigs and poultry for economic
upliftment of rural community and drew the importance of vaccination in prevention
Th. Eloni Vida, SMS, pressed on the need for maintaining nutritional gardening. This
homestead production of fruits and vegetables provides households with direct access
to important nutrients, nutrients that may not be readily available or within the
economic reach of many households. Nutritional gardening therefore provides a household
with a good means to improve its food security.
SM Hussain highlighted on the aspect and need for conservation of water through water
harvest tank, particularly to meet the water needs during the dry season which at
the same time can also be used for aquaculture thereby giving additional income to
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Legal metrology department should wake up from slumber
Through your esteemed daily we would like to bring to your kind notice that , due
to lack of proper implementation of policies and directives as per the rule of legal
metrology our consumers and business community are facing lots of problem and sometimes
misunderstanding arise between consumer and business community.
As we know that most of our citizen are unaware of consumers right, so our people
are not certain about the retail price rate of all commodities and thus our innocent
people starts bargaining. Most of our people have this mentality to try get heavy
discount of any item, so for this reason our shopkeepers are also prepared to charge
the price of any item for double or triple because they know about the mentality
and atmosphere of our people. For example retail price for jeans pant is just Rs.
1250/- but sold at Rs. 3500/- but after bargaining shopkeepers sell them at 50% discount
i.e Rs. 1500/- above 50% above retail price and still selling it at illegal price
rate. At the same time our innocent customer thinks that they got 50% discount from
shopkeeper but actually it does not happen like that. So, our people are always prepared
to bargain 50 % discount due to wrong practice of business from our businessman and
also due to lack of awareness about consumer rights affairs by our citizen. And above
all these problems arose due to lack of proper functioning of legal metrology department.
So we would like to appeal the department of legal metrology to ensure proper implementation
of legal retail price of all commodities and also to maintain proper hoarding or
notice board of all legal rates of all commodities at the main market area to avail
the actual retail price of all commodities and items to the general public and business
community, and also organize time to time awareness programme for the general public
and business community.
And lastly we would like to appeal the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh to endorse the legal
metrology department to exercise their duties properly and implement the proper rules
and regulation of consumer’s right for the welfare and large interest of common people
and business communities.
Topo Mattu Digbak
State spoke person (consumer rights
General Secy., (ACCMVC)
Give proper training to examiner
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to focus some of my views regarding recent
APPSCE(Pre). In the aforesaid exam what I found was that in the paper-II(optional),
many questions were from out of syllabus. It is found in the subjects like geography,
political science etc. some questions were from out of syllabus. In prestigious exams
like APPSCE (pre), questions should be strictly according to syllabus.
Secondly, the examiners were not trained, they could not properly give instruction
due to which many of the candidates wrote optional subject code in paper-I subject
code column in the OMR answer sheet. Some of the candidates wrote subject code in
sub centre code column in the OMR answer sheet. Before filling up the OMR answersheets
examiner should give proper instruction to fill up the OMR sheet but to our utter
surprise they were instructing to write optional subject code in the general studies.
Before conducting such prestigious exams examiners should be given proper training.
Thirdly, another problem I came to know from the exam is that there were no strict
mobile phone checking. Even in the exams of LDC/UDC, other departments provide envelope
provisions for keeping mobiles then why APPSC cannot provide?
Therefore, I highly request APPSC to rectify its lacunae’s for the future prospects.
It is also my earnest appeal to APPSC not to declare invalid the OMR answersheets
of those candidates who wrote optional subject code in paper-I (general studies)
where candidates were supposed to keep blank on that particular column.
No outcome of job mela yet?
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to ask our state government and concern
organizing committee of job mela cum rally conducted at I.G. Park Itanagar that where
we will get the list of selected candidates? I have applied for the training of lab
technician. They advised us to wait for their phone call. 22 days have passed but
I am still waiting. I asked some of my friends whether they received any phone call,
the reply was big no. So, I would like to ask, are they really going to select anyone
or it was just fake? If selected than why it’s not published in local daily for transparency.
Finally, I appreciate our chief minister for taking such a great step and I also
expect he will do better in future.
Out of syllabus questions
Many shocking and unexpected questions were asked for Geography in yesterday’s APPSCE
Prelim exam. They even asked out of syllabus questions.
Why is commission playing with the emotions of the candidates who toil day and night
to crack the prestigious exam, knowing that it’s the last attempt for many of them?
Why they involve in controversy in almost all exams they conduct? Frustration and
feeling of discrimination may take ugly turn if they continue committing such blunder.
I challenge them that even the father of Geography wouldn’t be able to answer some
of the questions they had set for the Geography paper.
Lastly, I request the commission to be sensible and to have some moral responsibility
rather than showing the challenging attitude to the aspirants in the future.
Crime against children rose by an alarming 24 per cent in recent past in the country,
with Uttar Pradesh topping the list and Delhi coming in third place.
It is alarming that, in 2011, the crimes against children reported a 24 per cent
increase from the previous year with a total of 33,098 cases, the report 'Children
in India 2012-A Statistical Appraisal', conducted by the Central Statistical Organisation,
The highest number of crimes against children, it said, was reported from Uttar Pradesh
(16.6 per cent) followed by Madhya Pradesh (13.2 per cent), Delhi (12.8 per cent)
and Maharashtra (10.2 per cent).
According to the report, there was an increase of 43 per cent in kidnapping and abduction
cases in 2011 while rape cases where the victims were children rose by 30 per cent
in the same period.
While UP and Delhi together accounted for 47.6 per cent of kidnappings and abductions
of children, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra together accounted for
44.5 per cent of child rape cases.
The study also reveals that the conviction rate at national level for crimes against
children stood at 34.6 per cent. The conviction rate for 'infanticide' (other than
murder) was highest at 46.9 per cent followed by cases under murder (45.5 per cent).
The study observed that the increasing trend in the incidence of juvenile crimes
is a matter of grave concern.