September 09


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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 workforce.

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

Karda Natam

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 (BADP).

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 Sadmity, Yupia.

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 age.

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 at Itanagar.

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.

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Chako’s death mourned

ITANAGAR, Sept 8: The Nyishi Baptist Church Council has mourned the death of businessman KP Chako.

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 paramedical staffs.

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 camp.  DIPRO


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 said.

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 Patum.

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 6.

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 programme.

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

Dear Editor

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.


A citizen



Restore power

Dear Editor,

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.


Phongam Tesia

New Bunting Village




Implement the order

Dear Editor,

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.


Kaluk Nomuk




Time to fill the gap

Dear Editor,

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.


Taw Nalo




Don’t let the assurance go in vain

Dear Editor,

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 assurances.

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.


Nepha Wangsa





Take from them

Dear Editor,

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 the damage.


Likha Abo




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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 with public.