The office and Press of this Daily will remain closed on September 18 on the occasion
of Biswakarma Puja. Hence, there will be no edition of this Daily on September 19.
Workshop cum training prog on REMS ends
ITANAGAR, Sept 17: Kurung Kumey SSA District Mission conducted a three-day workshop
cum training programme on REMS (Action Research, Quality Monitoring Tools etc) and
community mobilisation awareness campaign programme for the BRCCs, CRCCs, BEOs, head
teachers and school management committees of various schools of the district from
Sept 14 to 16.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner cum Project Director, SSA district
mission, Mamata Riba exhorted all the participants to work together for bringing
quality education in the district. She also suggested all BEOs, BRCCs, CRCCs and
teachers to be sincere in their duty for effective teaching- learning process.
DDSE cum SSA district mission, DPO, Tai Tach also urged upon the participants to
implement the Mid-Day-Meal scheme properly.
Biri Tach, DPC (SSA) advised all the supporting staff of residential schools of the
district to stay at their places of posting and to discharge their duty sincerely.
Tai Kaha, Coordinator (Pedagogy) and Langbia Rima, Coordinator (Gender) also spoke
on the occasion.
Foundation stone for girls’ hostel laid
WAKRO, Sept 17: The foundation stone of the Sumati girls’ hostel for the Apnes of
Apna Viday Mandir was laid in a simple function held here on Sept 15 last. The hostel
named after a pious lady, Sumati, is being constructed with the assistance from well-wishers
of Arunachal Pradesh from Mumbai.
While laying the foundation stone, Bibha Bhattacharjee of Nabadal appreciated the
Apna team and Wakro based NGO for their welfare activities. Deepa Singh of Laipuli
also lauded the well-wishers from Maharashtra for their generous contribution for
It is worth mentioning here that the Apna Viday Mandir, Wakro has been working for
the past one decade to promote and support girl’s education in the area with support
from the Army, Sat Bhavana Trust, Mumbai and various other organisations and prominent
UGC sponsored coaching for competitive exams begins
ITANAGAR, Sept 17: UGC sponsored coaching for entry in govt jobs is being held at
Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar from Sept 16. During the four-month coaching,
complete syllabus of all subjects including General English, Elementary Mathematics,
Reasoning, General Studies and major optional papers etc will be covered.
While interacting with the aspirants in the inaugural coaching class, Dr. M.Q. Khan,
coordinator, analysed the syllabus, course structure and pattern of the various competitive
examinations. He further exhorted participants to work hard in order to acquire sound
knowledge of subjects like General English, General Studies, Elementary Mathematics
and Reasoning for achieving success as these subjects are part and parcel of most
He called upon the aspirants for appearing UPSC/APPSC-Civil Services Examinations,
Banking Service Examination, Airmen Recruitment Examination and other competitive
examinations to reap the fruits of free coaching.
Rebia visits schools, takes stock of flood damages
Yupia, Sept 17: Doimukh MLA cum State Legislative Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia accompanied
by Papum Pare DDSE T T Tara visited Govt Primary School, Yupia and Govt Upper Primary
School, Tigdo today to take stock of the damage caused by the flash flood and to
see the plantation done during Vanamahotsava.
During the visit, the Speaker took model classes of Class -VII and VIII on Social
Science subject at Govt Upper Primary School, Tigdo for nearly two hours and advised
the students to be sincere and hardworking in their studies. He directed Headmaster
in-charge to keep the school neat and clean, ensure smooth functioning of the school
and protect the plantation from domestic animals. Interacting with the teaching staff,
he advised them to be dedicated and punctual in their duties. While interacting with
School Management Committee, Rebia assured to look into problems of school and flood
control measures to protect the school premises. DIPRO
Two day training begins
ITANAGAR, Sept 17: Two days district level training programme on 73rd round of National
Sample Survey (NSS) for the field staffs of both Tirap and Longding Districts started
today in the official chamber of District Statistical Officer, Khonsa. The 73rd round
of NSS is devoted exclusively to survey on economic and operational characteristics
of unincorporated non-agricultural enterprises in manufacturing, trade and other
services sector (excluding construction).
While attending the training programme, Ravi Jha, Deputy Commissioner, Tirap, spoke
about the importance of the National Sample Survey and asked the field staffs to
acquire authentic data and to be careful while filling the technical part of the
schedules. Earlier, while welcoming the field staffs, N. Wangsu, District Statistical
Officer, gave an outline of the survey programme of 73rd Round National Sample Survey.
Highlighting the importance of unincorporated sector in Indian economy, he advocated
that this survey will supplement the corporate sector data which will help National
Accounts Division of Central Statistics Office to compute important components of
national accounts. Technical part of the schedule 0.0 was discussed by P.K. Deori,
Sub- Inspector of Statistics.
Arunachalee boy graduates from OTA Chennai
ITANAGAR, Sept 17: In a proud moment for the state, Arunachalee boy Hage Bhai recently
graduated from the officer's training academy (OTA), Chennai. Group Captain (GC)
Bhai was among the 263 officers to pass out from OTA Chennai on Sept 12. The event
also marked the completion of 100th batch of cadets from the academy.
The cadets of Indian Army's latest Lieutenants marched onto the parameshwaran drill
square in the academy's campus on Saturday morning marking their official induction
into Indian Army. The contingent included 15 officers from Afghanistan and one from
Lesotho, South Africa. GC Hage Bhai has been commissioned into Bengal Engineering
Group headquartered at Roorkee. He is the son of Hage Tari and Hage Pupi. He is a
product of JNV Yachuli and a graduate in civil engineering from Basaveshwar Engineering
Training for BLOs held
ITANAGAR, Sept 17: In connection with the special summary revision of electoral rolls
with respect to Jan 1, 2015 as qualifying date, election training was imparted to
BLOs by Hayuliang ERO at Hawai in Anjaw district on Sept 15 last, stated an official
Tadar Talar passes away
ITANAGAR, Sept 17: Prominent public figure Tadar Talar breathed his last today at
Niba Clinic, Papu Nallah. His demise has left a huge vacuum which will be hard to
fill. His knowledge and wisdom will be missed by society as a whole, stated a release.
Late Talar was born to Tadar Mali and Tadar Yaniang on 22nd July 1954 at Paji village
under Nyapin circle, Kurung Kumey district. He started his schooling from Govt. Middle
School Nyapin. He completed his Higher Secondary School from Hapoli Govt. Higher
Secondary School and did his graduation (BA) from Govt. Degree College Itanagar.
He then joined as LDC at state secretariat government of Arunachal Pradesh. Late
Talar retired as a joint secretary from department of PWD, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
in 2013. He is survived by his wife and six children.
GB passes away
ITANAGAR, Sept 17: A renowned Gaon Burah of Mariyang-Geku constituency, Okeng Tagi
of Pongging village under Upper Siang district passed away at his home at Pongging
on Sept 14 last. He was 58 years and suffering from cancer.
Attending the funeral, Mariyang-Geku MLA Olom Panyang expressed sadness over the
pre-mature demise and conveyed condolences to the family members. Remembering him
as an active, hardworking and energetic person, who contributed immensely for the
upliftment of the society, Panyang stated that his demise is a great loss to the
Adi society as a whole.
Late Tagi is survived by his wife, three sons, two daughters and grand children.
He was appointed as Gaon Burah in 1987.
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Another new scam
With each passing days the Madhya Pradesh government is under more scanner due to
various corruption charges. Even as CBI continues the investigation in Vyapam scam,
today another major allegation of corruption rocked the state. An Indian Revenue
Service (IRS) 2009 batch officer posted as assistant commissioner in the state has
demanded a CBI inquiry against top officers including the former chief commissioner
of the central excise department S K S Somwanshi (MP & CG) accusing him of incurring
a revenue loss of Rs 600 crore by giving undue favours to a Madhya Pradesh based
The officer further alleged that he and his wife both of whom are IRS officer of
same batch were transferred from Bhopal to Cochin and other places with malafide
intention by his boss when he refused to favour the company. The decision of IRS
officer to expose the corruption of such high scale is laudable. The Madhya Pradesh
government which is already under fire for messing up Vyapam scam investigation cannot
afford to repeat the same mistake. Due to the initial mistakes committed by investigation
agency many of the high profile accused manage to save themselves in the Vyapam scam.
Also many witnesses and those related to the scam were eliminated. The young IRS
officers have shown rare courage to take on the wrongdoers. It is now for the Madhya
Pradesh government to show guts and punish those involved in this latest scam.
---- Readers Forum ----
Violence and lack of street lights
My friend narrated the following to me.
“On 14th September night, as usual I was coming back from my work at around 7 PM.
While I was climbing up the steep road near Legi Complex, I used my phone as torch
light as the area became very dark without any street lights. Few vehicles passed
by me and I was still walking and all of a sudden, a bike stopped in front of me
with a rider and a pillion. I dont know who they were.
All I knew was they were local; however they seemed to be gentlemen. But those guys
asked me to give me my phone and when I refused, one of them hit me with the helmet
making me unconscious for a moment. After that they snatched my phone and all my
belongings and drove away as fast as they could.
I have a family to feed, and all my hard earnings of the whole day was robbed in
just a few seconds”.
The sad factor here is that these kinds of robbery have not happened only with my
friend but also with many others specially non- tribal, from other states, in the
same way or the other.
Most of the notorious acts like this are done in dark areas where there is no light.
So, my question here is can we prevent or reduce such ill activities in our state?
I hope everyone says yes! Why not, we can. It’s very simple.
All we have to do is put proper street light in every colonies of the sector as we
know that every colonies in the capital are dark with most of the lights have not
been working for years and years. I dont know why the government or the Electrical
department is not taking the matter seriously. However, at the end of the month the
bill always comes properly at the right time. Are the people of Arunachal not paying
their bills or is the department serving only the leaders of the state were anyone
can see bright flashing lights everywhere in their houses.
As per my knowledge the crime and ill activities are executed more higher in dark
areas then in the open bright corners. Nowadays many youngsters are drug addicted.
They would go to empty govt schools at night where there is no electricity. The whole
night the boys and girls would drink take drugs, shout and have fun.
One big example is the govt middle school of C-sector Itanagar.
We are not the only ones who are facing this problem of robbery, drugs but we can
avert it. But the question is when.
Therefore, I sincerely request the Electrical Department to take this matter seriously
and if possible please start installing LED street lights in all the empty electricity
poles in all the colonies of the state.
By your good and sincere deeds, many innocent lives will be saved and the common
people especially the females will feel safe to walk back home after tuitions, coaching
or classes etc.
I personally believe that, the tragedy that happened with my friend should not be
repeated with anyone else.
Handover recruitment of all group B posts to APPSC
The UPSC and the State PSC have been created under the provisions of Constitution
of India with the purpose to fulfil the requirement of one of the three most important
pillars of Democracy namely the Executive. In this context the Executive does not
necessarily mean bureaucrats but it encompasses whole gamut of Services namely Police,
Finance and Accounts, Doctors, Engineers, Child and Social Welfare, Education, Culture,
Tourism, Veterinary, Fishery, Agriculture, Horticulture, Industry, Forestry, Mines
and Minerals, Disaster Management, Urban and Rural Services and so on. But in our
State the scope and responsibility of the state Public Service Commission have been
reduced to a miniscule task of recruiting only few categories of services. The powerful
yet short sighted political leadership has always opted for shortcut method of recruiting
even Group A and B Category Jobs through Walk in Interview and not through written
Exams. Such practices especially with regard to appointment of Doctors and Engineers were
resorted to in order to make quick bucks and also to place ones near and dear ones
to the covetous posts. Although few Activists in the recent past did raise questions
and even moved the Hon’ble High Court and Apex Court to put a ban on such practices,
the situation on the ground is almost the same. The recent decision by the State
Cabinet to relax the RR of JE’s under PWD and allow the department to conduct the
written as well as interview test to fill up nearly 30(Thirty) regular vacancies
is a glaring example of our Government being a “Hum Nahi Sudharenge Sarkar” or in
other words making mockery of provisions derived and adopted straight way from the
Constitution of the Country. While the Cabinet decisions of 11th Sept 2015 to accord
sanction of creation of 10(Ten) Posts of different category of Staffs for the State
Public Service Commission deserves appreciation and raising a sense of all not being
lost, the million dollar question again is how long will the process of actual materialisation
take! While it does not take few days or at the most a month to fulfil the political
aspirations in matters of appointment to endless chain of OSDS, PROS, Advisors,
Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Parliamentary Secretaries, our Government follows a
different yardstick in fulfilling the Constitutional Obligation such as appointment
of Members of the Lokayukta or the State Human Right Commission. The record breaking
delay in filling up the lone vacancy of a Member APPSC following the retirement of
J. Pulu way back in Sept 2014 is a clear case of lack of political will or tertiary
importance that our Government gives to effective functioning of a Constitutional
Body like the Public Service Commission.
Through this letter, I hope and at the same time appeal the office of the Governor
of Arunachal Pradesh, who is the Guardian and Protector of the Constitution as well
as the members of the awakened Civil Society and other relevant Political Parties
like the BJP and the PPA to discharge their duties and build enough pressure upon
the Government to review its impugned decisions to recruit JE’s Posts through PWD
and immediately handover the same to the APPSC for free and fair process or selecting
the best amongst the Candidates and not vice versa.
Civil Service Aspirant,
The woes of smart city
It’s indeed a matter of pride and honour for the people of Arunachal Pradesh that
Pasighat has been proposed for the smart city project. But the actual fact is the
century old town still lacks the basic amenities required by the local people.
Myself being a citizen of Pasighat have faced a lot of problems residing in my hometown.
Erratic Electricity and water supply, Frequent link failures in SBI and Ticket booking
counters. These simple problems are still a huge matter of concern for us. If our
leaders can’t even fulfil these mere problems than how can we expect this century
old town to be developed into a Smart city? I do fear that we will have to wait another
hundred years for the civilization of our district
Guwahati Commerce College
Patkai Autonomous District Council
The people of Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) welcomes the centre’s assurance
for the Patkai Autonomous District Council (PADC) under 6th schedule. The successive
state govt had pursued the matter since 2004 and recently on Sept.6 2015 a delegation
team led by CM Tuki along with 12 MLAs from the regions and two MPs had brought a
ray of hope.
The inhabitants of TCL deserve the Autonomous District Council owing to various reasons.
It is needed for decentralisation of administration to enable grassroots development
as well participations of the rural people in governance.
One more reason for ADC is the vast geographical variations of our state as well
as because of security issues. The region is strategically located in which it share
long international border with Myanmar.
And the isolation of the region due to poor connectivity by roadways and airways
is also one of the reasons for grant of ADC as well as economic uplift of the regions.
Nevertheless, the concern authority should look into the feasibility of PADC. They
should develop a strong mechanism to regulate the Council and bring out future oriented
plan and programmes.
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