Arunachal’s share of hired workers highest in the country
ITANAGAR, Sept 8: Arunachal has highest proportion of hired workers amongst all the
states of country which stood at 66.91%. It also covers the service sectors like
education and health and in which the percentage of female workers is 30.30%. Growth
rate of establishments at all India level has been recorded at 41.73%, while at state
level growth rate is 34.09%. These are some of the major data based highlights of
the provisional results of the Sixth Economic Census 2013 for Arunachal Pradesh released
by Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi at his conference hall here today.
While the growth rate of total number of persons employed over 5th Economic Census
2005 has been recorded at 34.73 % in all all India level but at state level it is
17.73%. The total number of establishment counted in the state is 36,602 with the
19,288 number in rural and 17314 in urban areas.
Papum Pare district tops the chart of the top 10 districts in terms of their percentage
shares in total number of establishments including highest percentage shares in total
numbers of persons employed. However it may be influenced due to presence of capital
complex within Papum Pare district.
Analysis of the state figures with All India figures and also decadal census data
indicate some important development issues for the state. Rate of increase of 34.09%
in number of establishments of the state is lower than the All India figure of 41.73%.
Overall rate of increase of 17.73% in number of persons employed is less than the
rate of 26% increase in population for the state. Number of establishments in urban
areas has increased at 83.22% which is more than three times the population growth.
This growth is due to the fact that in between 5th and 6th EC 10 districts/ SDO hqs
having concentration of establishment has been notified as urban areas. But in rural
areas, the increase of 8.08% is found to be three times less than the population
growth. The average number of workers per establishments is found to be higher than
the national average inspite of the having the lowest population density and sparse
Along with Commissioners and Secretaries of various departments, Secretary Economics
and Statistics, Sonam Chombey and Director (Eco & Statistics), Koj Tajang were also
present on the occasion.
Deputy Director, Dr. S.Biswas in his PowerPoint presentation highlighted the data
trends and analysis in major areas of the provisional census. He informed that the
House and Establishment listing Schedule of 6th Economic Census was designed to capture
many other fields of data such as major activity, ownership, social group, nature
of operation, source of finance etc. The final report will provide the conclusive
analysis of these issues.
The Sixth Economic census was conducted by the department Economics and Statistics
in collaboration with District Administration in 2013. It serves as an important
tool for planners and development strategists. (DIPR)
Theravada Buddhists celebrate Sitang Chale with enthusiasm
ITANAGAR, Sept 8: The Theravada Buddhists across the state today celebrated one of
the significant festivals, Sitang Chale (the Honey Offering Full-Moon observance)
with traditional enthusiasm and solemn devotion. On this auspicious occasion, people
from all walks of life dressed in their best traditional attires, thronged viharas
to offer sweets such as honey to the Triple Gems “Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha”.
Sitang Chale is a Tai Khampti word, it is popularly known as Madhu Purnima or in
English glossed as Honey Offering Full-Moon observance. It is celebrated as a joyous
day of unity and charity to viharas with the giving of honey and fruit. Sitang Chale
is held in the month of August/September commemorating of the service and support
rendered by the animals of the Parilyeyok forest, to the Enlightened One, the Buddha.
The day commemorates Buddha’s making peace among his disciples by retreating into
the wilderness. The legend has it that while he was there, a monkey brought him honey
to eat. On Sitang Chale, Buddhists remember this act by giving honey to monks. The
monkey's gift is frequently depicted in Buddhist art.
In capital complex, a joyous atmosphere prevailed in Theravada Buddhist Vihara as
the head monk Venerable Ratnadeepa led celebrants through Buddhist chants of the
sacred verses from the Tripitaka and offered special prayers seeking continued peace
and progress of the nation as well as global peace.
Delivering his discourse on the occasion, Kesang Ariyadhamma, a Buddhist Scholar,
explained about the moral values and virtues of Buddhist life and significance of
Sitang Chale and on celebrating the greatness of charity as the day signifies its
role in establishing unity among Buddhists all over the globe.
The lesson of sitang chale is charity, service and unities as this are essential
for human life. It is necessary to have mutual tolerance to establish unity. Sacrifice
and service bring about changes in both humans and animals. On sitang chale we worship
Buddha with honey. Honey is symbolic of love (metta), amity, compassion, and affection,
reminding us of our interdependence with the animal world. Sitang Chale thus, announces
the greatness of charity. To say, Buddhist moral precepts provide a wholesome foundation
for personal and social growth. They are practical principles for a good life and
the cultivation of virtues, he adds.
Other highlights of the celebration across the Theravada Buddhist inhabitants were
offering of honey, mass prayer, sangadana, discussions, panchashila, illumination
and offering of lights.
Dist. BJP memo to Union Minister alleges improper implementation of BADP scheme
DAPORIJO, Sept 8: Upper Subansiri district unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),
in a memorandum to Union Minister of State for Home, has alleged improper implementation
of road project from Chetam to Pip-Sorang under Border Area Development Programme
The party alleged that construction of road from Chetam to Pip-Sorang under BADP
is not being done properly as there was neither proper record of works done by contractors
nor was there any supervision of works to ensure proper implementation of the road
project, the party alleged in the memorandum.
The party appealed to the Union Minister to transfer implementation of the remaining
work from Sangram/Tali PWD division to Daporijo PWD Division and keep strict vigilance
on the progress of the on-going work.
Further, the district BJP unit urged the Minister to bring remote and far flung areas
like Chetam, Giba and Paying circles touching Pipsorang circle of Kurung Kumey district
and Mechuka circle of West Siang under BADP.
International Literacy Day observed
‘Teach illiterates to read and write’
ITANAGAR, Sept 8: The 48th International Literacy Day was observed in a befitting
manner at Govt. Middle School, Borum under the banner of Papum Pare Zilla Shaksharata
Speaking on the occasion, Papum Pare DDE TT Tara highlighted the importance of education
particularly for the cause of all round development.
We should prepare ourselves to eradicate illiteracy from each and every corner of
the district and Papum Pare a cent percent literate district. He advised the student
community to be labourious and hard working towards their studies in this competitive
Tori Gadi, APO (Adult Education) highlighted about current literacy position of the
state as well as other states of the country. He said that current literacy rate
of the district is 82% which is 15% above the state’s overall literacy rate of 67%
and 8% above the national literacy rate (of 74%). He called upon everyone to realize
the importance of the day.
“We could survive and achieve our fruits of development in real term only when our
neighbours and people around us would be literate fully,” said AK Mishra, Coord Pedagogy.
He urged all the literate persons to teach and help the illiterate person read and
write to eradicate illiteracy from our society.
SMS Chairman of Govt. Middle School Techi Gobin suggested the children to maintain
discipline and respect teachers.
Earlier, the programme began with a procession by school children, teachers, officers
and officials of the DDSE office along with villagers of locality are shouting slogans
like “Jan-jan ka ek hi nara, shikshit bane samaj hamara” and “Each one teach onel”.
International Literacy day was also observed by State Resource Centre, Naharlagun
where 30 Adult Learners attended. They were shown live video Telecast of the International
Day Celebrations in the SRC conference Hall.
State Resource Centre in collaboration with Jan Shikshan Sansthan also organized
a gathering of teachers, students and drop-outs in the campus of Oju Mission School
to observe the event. The students were briefed regarding the importance of literacy
and the value of being literate.
DRDA governor body meet held at Changlang
CHANGLANG, Sept 8: The 52nd governing body meeting of DRDA, Changlang was held here
at DC’s conference hall here today.
The meeting was attended by Member of Parliament Ninong Ering, Nampong MLA Laisam
Simai, Changlang North MLA Tesam Pongte, ZPC Marina Kenglang, Deputy Commissioner
Chanchal Yadav, ADC Isha Khosla, all ZPMs and ASCs and all the head of offices, Changlang.
Speaking on the occasion, Ering showed his concern over the erratic system of working
in both Govt and public sectors. He said the need of the hours is to develop positive
attitude to bring changes in the prevailing working system and sustainable development
among the downtrodden people. “We must work together to attain requisite progress
in the society”, Ering added.
While giving passionate hearing to the local problems and issues raised in the meeting,
he assured to address the grievances of the people before the higher authorities
at state as well as central level. He appealed to the heads of offices to render
their co-operation to the PRI members while asking PRI members to work selflessly
for eradication of social evils especially unemployment.
MLA Laisam Simai called upon all the heads of offices and Panchayat leaders to put
more efforts and dedication towards their duties so that the Govt schemes are implemented
in both letter and spirit in the grass-root level and reach up to the needy people.
He exhorted for collective effort and delivering their service in best way they can
for optimum benefit of poor people of the area.
Tesam Pongte urged the Panchayat leaders to select genuine beneficiaries under IAY
and stressed to ensure the proper implementation of the scheme in the ground level.
He urged all the Panchayat members and department concern to generate more awareness
on MGNREGA for its true implementation.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav while applauding Panchayat members for
their tireless efforts in bringing development in the district asked them strive
more to make the district best in the state by taking up livelihood projects that
will have positive impact on the society. She said that the district has tremendous
scope to progress which can be attained with dedicated service of Panchayat leaders.
Zilla Parisad Chairperson, Marina Kenglang also expressed for necessity in generating
awareness among villagers on MGNREGA for better and effective result of the scheme.
Project director, Talo Jerang demonstrated the physical and financial achievements
of Rural Development Programme for the year 2013-14, Budget Estimate of DRDA Administrative
Expenses -2014-15 and proposal under state plan building programme for the year 2014-15
through power point presentation.
The house after threadbare decision adopted Annual Action Plan under various RD programmes
and budget estimates of DRDA administrative expenses for the current financial year.
Audited statement of CA for the year 2013-14 and engagement/continuation of contingency
staff and construction of IAY houses for the beneficiaries individually with the
manageable materials including contribution by beneficiaries instead of direct supply
of CGI sheets, etc to the beneficiaries under IAY were also discussed and resolutions
were adopted on this issues. DIPRO
ATI training on Indian Stamp Act commences
ITANAGAR, Sept 8: A 10 days foundation training on management of transaction of Indian
Stamp Act, 1899 and Registration Act, 1908 for Sub-Registrars commenced at Administrative
Training Institute (ATI), Naharlagun today.
Addressing the trainees at the inaugural function, Development Commissioner, Finance
and PWD, Gonesh Koyu briefed about the Stamp and Registration Acts which have been
implemented in Arunachal Pradesh very recently. Explaining the importance of the
Act which have revenue earning potentials, Koyu advised the sub-registrars to well
acquaint themselves with these important Acts to enhance the revenue of the state.
He advised the participating officers to take full advantage of the training.
In his key note address, Inspector General of Registration and Stamps and Secretary,
GA/DA, GoAP TT Gamdik informed that the although state government had implemented
these Acts in 2004 no such training was conducted until 2011. Highlighting the importance
of the training, Gamdik informed that revenue generated through stamp and registration
have increased from Rs.48 lakh to Rs.3.22 crore and Rs.4.19 crore during 2012-13
and 13-14 after conduction such training during January-February, 2011. He also informed
that the authority has set a revenue target of Rs.5.50 crore during 2014-15 and said
the sub-registrars have an important role to play for documentation of legal papers
and earning revenue through these Acts.
ATI Director Pate Marik and main faculty D Dutta (AIGR) also spoke on the occasion.
Altogether 23 Judicial Magistrates in the rank of ADC (12), SDO (4), EAC (6), CO
(1) are attending the training.
Another two weeks computer training on “Ms Excels” has also started simultaneously
at ATI today.
As many as 27 ministerial staff of Arunachal Pradesh Secretariat and other Heads
of Offices are attending the programme.
Inaugurating the programme, ATI Director Marik said that computer applications and
use of IT tools have become an important and integral part of human activities in
every walk of life today due to advancement of Science and Technology. He advised
the trainees to take the training seriously.
AVP’s youths awareness camp stresses on personality develop
ITANAGAR, Sept 8: Arunachal Pradesh Vikas Parishad (AVP) organized a one day youth
awareness camp at Govt. Primary School Garung, Balijan yesterday.
Attending the valedicotory function of the programme, Balijan EAC M Loyi appealed
to the youths to develop positive attitude and good personality since having good
personality is an important skill in life.
Medical officer Dr. Taw Kaku and Dr. Taw Mala asked the youths to shun bad habits.
The medical officers duo also explained the ill effects of drug abuse and how to
avoid such habits.
Speakers on the occasion highlighted on various social problems prevailing in the
society and their solutions.
B. Bharali interacted with youth on the topic “Indigenous faith and role of youth”.
Shanti Manoharan, Principal VKV also spoke on the occasion.
Altogether 80 youths of the area attended the camp with full enthusiasm.
Nilakanta Kardong, full time workers of AVP highlighted the aim and activities of
AVP all over the state and appealed to the youth to participate in the state level
Archery competition and “Yuwa Karyakarta Sammelan” which will be held in October
Similar camp was also organized at Koronu village in Lower Dibang Valley district
by AVP on the same day.
AVP has planned to conduct 100 youth awareness camps all over the state during September
and October to create awareness among youth about the importance of character building,
personality development and their responsibility in building a developed society.
ITANAGAR, Sept 8: The Nyishi Baptist Church Council has mourned the death of businessman
Offering condolences to the bereaved family members, it further prayed for the eternal
peace of the departed soul.
We further pray that crime towards anybody should not happen which is against God’s
law of love, it said in the release. Former Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy condemned
recent kidnapping and killing of K P Chako by some elements. He conveyed heartfelt
condolence to the bereaved family.
Such cowardly act will paint a bad picture of this peaceful state, Sanjoy said and
appealed to the police and the administration to apprehend the culprits responsible
for such heinous crime without delay.
Chako was an amiable and hardworking person, the former MP said adding the business
community of the state particularly the traders of Capital Complex have lost a very
good friend and promising business at the death of Chako.
Cleanliness drive at Dariya Hill water fall
ITANAGAR, Sept 8: The students of department of Travel & Tourism Management of Rajiv
Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic, Itanagar in collaboration with Department of Tourism, GoAP,
cleaned the water fall at Dariya hill yesterday.
Numerous pieces of plastics loaded with toxic pollutants, waste materials/garbage
were collected from the water fall site and destroyed them by burning.
The students appealed to all not throw plastic bottles, waste materials etc. near
the water fall and also at Ganga Lake, Biological Park (Zoo) etc and keep those area
neat and clean. Water fall at Dariya Pahar located about four and half km away from
Bank Tinali here is the lone waterfall in the state capital. They also urged the
government to improve infrastructure near Water Fall.
Over 50 first, second and third year students of the department under ‘Clean the
State Programme’ participated in the cleanliness drive.
AKSU demands action
ITANAGAR, Sept 8: All Kimin Students’ Union (AKSU) has reiterated its demand for
action against stone crusher units set up at Hawa camp, 2 Kilo and 5 Kilo under Kimin
circle allegedly in violation of various laid down norms and guidelines.
AKSU claimed that the stone crusher unit at Hawa camp has been set up without obtaining
NOC from the appropriate authority while stone crusher units at 2 Kilo and 5 Kilo
were set up by not following the Arunachal Pradesh Stone Crusher Unit guidelines
and in violation of Arunachal Pradesh Minor Mineral Concession Rules 2002, Forest
Conservation Act 1980 etc. Moreover, stone crusher unit at 2 Kilo has been set up
in a government plot, claimed AKSU.
AKSU demanded eviction of the stone crusher unit at Hawa camp and cancellation of
NOCs of the remaining two stone crusher units immediately failing which the students
union threatened to launch democratic movement.
AKSU informed that it had submitted a memorandum to both Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner
and the Director of Geology & Mining, Government of Arunachal Pradesh on August 22
demanding immediate eviction drive against the stone crusher plant set up at Hawacamp
without NOC and cancellation of NOCs of other two units at 5 Kilo and 2 Kilo.
Health Camp at Bulla camp
SEPPA, Sept 8: The health camp cum awareness programme was organized by Watte Youth
Organization in collaboration with medical department at Bulla Camp under East Kameng
on Sept 6 next.
Altogether 215 patients were examined and treated for various diseases by a team
of doctors. One case of Malaria PF was detected during the health camp. The camp
was participated by Dr. S K Suman, SMO, Dr. Tasso Tagia, SMO, Dr. Lito Ete, MO and
DMO East Kameng Dr. N Geiyi appreciated the youth of the area for conducting the
awareness camp cum health check-up. Dr. N Geiyi also spoke about the need of delivering
the health system in rural regions.
Dr. Lapung, DRCHO, give details about family planning methods and the facilities
available. He also stressed on getting the child immunized for the vaccine preventable
disease. Dr. Dirang Pizi, DVBDCPO talked details about the prevention and curable
facilities available for malaria and Japanese Encephalitis.
Basang Taku, ASM, Watte appreciated the DMO and his team for providing Medical facilities
to the people of the area. He requested the DMO for posting of doctor at PHC Bulla
DM orders felling of tall and aged trees
AALO, Sept 8: Concerned over the large number of tall and aged trees existing in
Aalo township causing disruption to telephone, power, cable TV lines and even posing
threat to human life and property in the event of natural calamities like earthquake,
strong winds and torrential rains, the West Siang District Magistrate, Pige Ligu
has ordered removal of these trees by the residents of Aalo township within their
respective areas within 30 days. Failing to comply with the order will compel the
administration to remove all such trees. The felling of trees, however, should be
carried out after having been verified and certified by Forest department, the order
Earlier, the DM also issued blanket ban on fishing in the rivers using explosives,
poisonous substances, professional fishing through nets, use of electricity etc.
The order had been issued in response to growing concern among the public of the
district over wanton fishing for domestic and commercial purpose. DIPRO
ABYA asks Govt. to check illegal activities
ITANAGAR, Sept 8: The All Bassarnallo Youth Association (ABYA) has appealed to the
state government to check illegal activities like felling of trees being carried
out in Bassarnallo area.
In a release, it said that it seized three numbers of hand sawing machine while conducting
a volunteer operation to check illegal activities in the area.
Teachers Day celebrated at Seppa
SEPPA, Sept 8: Teachers Day was celebrated at various schools of East Kameng district
on Sept 5 last.
At Govt. Hr. Secondary School, Seppa, the programme started with opening song by
students followed by floral tribute to the portrait of Dr S Radhakrishnan.
Speaking on the occasion, principal in-charge J S Yangfo explained the important
of teachers in nation building and also highlighted the life history of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
and his contribution towards education.
Later, DC Sandeep Kumar Singh joined with the teachers and students at school auditorium
in witnessing the live telecast of the speech and interaction programme of the Prime
Minister of India.
At Govt. M E School Watte, Ashing Lamgu, BEO urged the teachers to be sincere and
dedicated in discharging their duties to earn respect and honour in the society and
also advised the students to maintain discipline for success in life.
Anchal Samity chairperson G S Taku while advising the students said ‘if you read
hard, success is yours’. DIPRO
Indo-Bangla white water rafting expedition
AALO, Sept 8: The Joint Indo-Bangladesh white water rafting expedition, the first
of its kind in the history of Aalo, is scheduled to be conducted by the army on Siyom/Yomgo
River from Sept 19 to Oct 6 next. The expedition team will be arriving at Aalo after
touching army unit at Garu on Sept 19.
The historic event will be flagged off from Thumbin in Kaying Circle on Sept 30 and
flagged in at Pangin in East Siang district on Oct 2 with night halts at Kamba and
Meanwhile, Col. G S Chundawat, Commanding officer 19 Grenadier Bogdo has sought cooperation
of civil administration for smooth conduct of the maiden event. DIPRO
SEWA conducts counselling cum felicitation prog
CHONGKHAM, Sept 8: Four class X and Class XII meritorious students of Arunachal Pali
Vidyapeeth and GHSS Chowkham were felicitated in a counselling cum felicitation programme
organized by Socio-Economic Welfare Association, Namsai at GHSS, Chongkham on September
Presiding over the programme EAC Oling Lego called upon the students to take right
decision at right time. He also said that students should think and aim high and
set goal in younger age to become a successful human being in future.
Speaking on the occasion, SEWA President Dr. C M Thamoung emphasized on the need
of bringing awareness on various social issues of the local area. He appealed the
students to play a meaningful role in prevention of growing anti-social activities
in the society.
Principal of Govt Secondary School Chongkham G. Megu lauded the SEWA for conducting
the programme in his school.
Chau Lakhumang Chautang, J/T, who is also resource person, advised the students to
work hard and develop positive attitude towards reaching the goal.
SEWA secretary general Chau Tey Manlong stressed on need of vocational education
which can play a vital role in changing rural economy of this area. SEWA Secretary,
Chongkham, Chau Suwinwai Loungkan called for more such counseling cum felicitation
Others who spoke on the occasion included Chau Atha Pomoung, Secretary, SEWA and
Binda Singh, another resource person.
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Raise our voice
Referring an Indian as an "outsider" is highly objectionable and against the constitution.
We condemn every crime and voices should be raised against such crimes. Such mindset
gives long rope to regionalism and needs to be opposed in every possible term. Let
us grow up.
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to highlight our grievances due to power
breakdown that occurred in the first week of August. The hydel Power station of
Charju, Khonsa that supplies to all the villages of Changlang-Khonsa road has broken
down but the power department has shown no interest in restoration work of power
line till date.
Through this daily I would like to inform the authorities concerned to look into
the matter as soon as possible.
New Bunting Village
Implement the order
I want to appreciate Mige Kamki, Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex, through
your esteemed daily for his commendable job in Itanagar and Naharlagun particularly
for fixing the maximum retail price of seasonal fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and
egg within Capital Complex.
However I would like to inform the Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex
that the prices are not being implemented so far.
Tug-of-war and lengthy argument is going on in the market between sellers and buyers
as shopkeepers refuses to obey the order issued by District Magistrate.
The highly commendable and appreciable order should be implemented properly.
In this case whom do we blame? Why should not we be allowed to purchase the goods
as per rate fixed by Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex?
Therefore I request the Deputy Commissioner to look into the matter for proper enforcement
of the fixed price in capital complex.
I would also like to urge the people of Itanagar to follow up the order that has
been issued by the administration. The strict action should be taken against those
who are not implementing the order.
Time to fill the gap
The recently announcement by the Minister of Health & Family Welfare Kalikho Pul
for the creation of 2492 posts in the department of Health & Family Welfare is appreciable
because the department needs lots of Manpower to function smoothly. If we go through
the guideline of (IPHS) Indian Public Health Standard then our state is facing lots
of ordeal owing to lack of manpower, of equipment and infrastructure. A report says
we have merely 210 functional sub health centres out of 494 throughout the state.
The district hospitals, community health, primary health & sub health centres require
proper need up-gradation of infrastructure.
Therefore, I believe that the Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Kalikho Pul may
fill up the gap between existing scenario and requirements of the health sector.
The educated youths are happy to hear about the creation of the 2492 posts in the
Health Sector as they are going to have the opportunity to serve the state.
Don’t let the assurance go in vain
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to remind the Education Minister of Arunachal
Pradesh regarding a news published on 24th June, entitled “Panchayat leaders called
on Education Minister” in which he assured posting of five subject teachers (JTs)
and full pledge Principal to Govt. Higher Secondary Schools at Pongchau and Wakka
and Govt. Secondary School, Nginu.
The academic sessions have started long before but there are no sign of teachers
joining the schools. Earlier in the last tenure, our local MLA along with Panchayat
leaders had approached the then Education Minister for the same and he gave a mammoth
Overjoyed, we the students, public and leaders gave a thundering applause which swiftly
disappeared, as the assurances were not realised.
In 2009, the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh upgraded these schools from Secondary to
higher secondary and middle to secondary but without posting subject teachers (STs
or JTs) and the Principals or Headmaster. Since then, the students of Pongchau and
Wakka area are facing problems of getting admissions in other schools.
Though upgraded formally and in papers, the schools remained the same instead created
a problem in the admission process of the schools. As per the education jurisdiction
divisions; the students of these areas were admitted at Govt. higher secondary school,
Longding. However, after the news of upgradation, the school authority of Longding
has denied the admissions of these students. Here the students become helpless and
losing their academic classes every year. They have to wait for a notification from
the Directorate of Education, allowing them to get admission on special ground. The
students are tired of getting admission on this special status and the blessings
of high schools at their doors have turned to be a curse.
To turn the latter into blessings, I appeal the Education Minister to kindly initiate
the posting of subject teachers to the schools at Nginu, Wakka and Pongchau and Principals
to Govt Higher Secondary Schools at Pongchau and Wakka immediately as promised. These
schools are still running with shortage of teachers and other grievances. The posting
of teachers would definitely benefit the students and the schools will be mentally
set for starting classes XI & XII by the coming academic session.
Take from them
The road condition is worsening in our state capital due to landslides and drainage
right. Day in and day out citizens of our state is complaining about the road condition.
But we forget that once constructed it is our duty to maintain it. Everybody wants
a building near the highway (road), for which land cutting and leveling are like
everyday meal. The sad part to it is that most of them are reputed engineers.
After doing their work they forget that drains and roads are filled with soil and
rock which they just leave it that way. The rest are accumulated during monsoon.
It is in our nature to blame but I suggest that fines may be imposed on those who
inflict harm because of earth cutting and government should force them to repair
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address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
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Implementation part is matter of concern
Following the death of abducted businessman KP Chako, the Arunachal Pradesh Police
yesterday announced slew of measures to contain rising crime graph in capital. Director
General of Police (DGP) S Nithianandam informed that the government has sanctioned
for establishment of five new check gates at strategic locations like Yupia-Hoj-Sagalee
tri-junction, Dikrong Bridge, Jully, Chimpu-Poma and Chimpu-Holongi roads. Apart
from it, DGP also instructed all the SPs to call ‘public grievance meeting’ once
in a month involving common people, politicians, student leaders and business community.
Police is also going to soon start tenant verification drive and install CCTV cameras
in strategic location. Though late, these are indeed very important measures and
if implemented properly have the potential to bring desirable changes. However Arunachal
police should ensure that these steps do not remain as knee-jerk reaction. Often
it is noticed after a crime incident police makes big announcement but miserably
fails to live up to the expectation of citizens. To make the matter worse, senior
police officials posted in Arunachal does not have long tenure. The new officers
always come up with their own ideas and tend to over-rule the programmes and policies
adopted by their predecessor. This seriously hampers the implementation part. Also
the state police have failed to win the hearts of people. Arunachalee citizens do
not trust police and therefore never shares any information with them. In order to
fight the rising crime, state police will have to first of all improve the relation