“Govt financially stable”
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: The government of Arunachal which was running on overdraft till
recently has managed to bring in financial stability. While informing this, a senior
government official claimed that cash balance in the state exchequer as on 1st October
is Rs 1338.16 crore and there is nothing to worry about the financial health.
He further added that various steps are being taken to further improve the situation.
“The situation was quite bad but we took various steps to stop the misuse of fund.
State debt of Rs 3300 crore was since the creation of Arunachal Pradesh. Over the
years, various debts kept on accumulating and no one tried to rein in the finance
mismanagement,” he said.
“Arunachal missed great chance to bring in financial stability when Rs 1500 crore
was received as upfront money from Hydro power projects” he said while adding that
the present government has managed to control the situation as of now.
Scrap all mega dams: SPF
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: Siang People’s Forum (SPF) has made it clear that it would not compromise
with its demand to scrap all kinds of mega dams in Siang River at any cost.
In a memorandum submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forest, it sought that
the environmental clearances should not be recklessly given against the wishes of
the local populace.
We are not against sustainable and environment friendly development, but we are against
big dams which are monuments of corrupt nexus between the state authority, contractor,
corporate and vested interests. Such mega projects will only deepen the resentment
and suspicion of the poorest section of the affected area, which they even don’t
count as people. The mega dam issue over Siang River is pending in the Gauhati High
Court, the memo added.
National sanitation rally at Jengging
YINGKIONG, Oct 5: Flagging off the National Sanitation Campaign rally conducted under
Swachh Bharat Mission with a mission “Clean India 2019” at Jengging on Monday last,
the Deputy Commissioner Remo Kamki said that only with participation of every citizen,
the dream of Clean India can be achieved.
Holding banners, posters and placards on “Clean India 2019” around 1000 students
with their teachers from schools of Jengging Township took part in the rally which
started from the Royal Siang Academy School.
The DC, CO Nikita Panggam, DIPRO O Pertin, AE Er. Benya Gara and other PHE officers,
officials participated at the rally.
The other highlights of the day long programme included cleaning of CHC Hospital
and Government Hr. Secondary School. (DIPRO)
Refresher course for VLCC trainees held
Greater Noida, Oct 5: The 146 trainees of VLCC, from Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and
Nagaland underwent a one-day refresher training at the Greater Noida campus today.
The training aimed at developing life-coping-skills for NE youth was inaugurated
by Shiprika Acharya, Head of Institute of VLCC, Greater Noida.
The training which consisted of Setting Goals, Habit Formation and Facing Challenges
of Urban Living was enthusiastically welcomed by the trainees through proactive participation.
Through a group discussion, the trainees were led to understand the challenges that
they would face in any metropolitan city which has avenues that are good as well
as not positive and were advised not to take the route of earning easy money which
doesn’t last, but aim at hard work and establishing themselves in life. The trainees
were specially cautioned to take care of personal safety and not to venture in unfamiliar
terrains. A considerable amount of time was spent in discussion and interaction on
the very relevant topic of “Habit Formation and Addictive Habits” in which the participants
came up with a host of queries.
The students who are at various stages of training will be placed in companies such
as Alpha Beauty and Saloon, Heaven on Earth, Runa’s Beauty Saloon, Kaya’s Skill Clinic
and VLCC chain of Beauty and Wellness Centres, to name a few, stated a VLCC release.
Union calls for rigorous
punishment to child trafficker
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: The Koloriang Damin Parsi-Parlo & Sarli Students’ Union (KDPSSU)
has sought stern and rigorous punishment to the accused involved in the child trafficking
at Tarla village under Damin circle of Kurung Kumey district. The union wrote to
the DC in this regard.
Accused Lokam Tagi was arrested for selling his own daughter at a cost of Rs 30000.
Such crimes increase in the society as the accused are not punished accordingly and
are granted bail easily; it said requesting that the culprit/s shouldn’t be granted
DLSC meeting on power Transmission Line held
PASIGHAT, Oct 5: The District Level Steering Committee meeting for land acquisition
for Comprehensive Scheme for Strengthening Transmission and Distribution (T&D) System
was held under the chairmanship of East Siang Deputy Commissioner Isha Khosla.
Taking stock of the status of the scheme, DC Isha Khosla instructed the officers
of Power department to carry out work with proper planning to avoid future complicacies.
The DC also instructed the forest department to help in getting forest clearance
wherever necessary. She assured full administrative support and cooperation.
Executive Engineer (E) Nido Taka informed that two sub-stations of 132/33 KV are
proposed under East Siang, one at Niglok and another at Napit. The location at Niglok
has been technically approved and the power department has applied to the Industry
department for formal allotment of the earmarked area which falls under the Industrial
Estate and the matter is under consideration, added the EE. He further informed that
an area at Myone Patek (Napit area) has been identified and the sketch map with required
documents will be submitted to the concerned authority for consideration. Necessary
instructions have been passed by the sub-division officers to initiate land acquisition
for the 33/11 KV sub-station and to submit them with required documents, the EE(E)
further added. DIPRO
APCC training on flagship programmes
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: A day-long orientation training programme on national and state
flagship programmes for all the presidents of District Congress Committee, Block
Congress Committee and City Congress Committee was held at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here
today. The training was organised by Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC).
Attending the training, CLP leader and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki exhorted the party
workers to work hard and to monitor all the flagship programmes being implemented
in the respective districts and blocks.
APCC president Padi Richo while speaking at the programme called upon the members
to be active and participate in social service programmes also. He advised the workers
to remain united and to clarify all misleading messages appearing in social media.
All the DCC, BCC and CCC presidents have endorsed the APCC President and CLP leader
to take stern action against those legislators and senior leaders who are indulging
in anti-party activities. The training programme was also attended by Congress MLAs.
All DCC, BCC and CCC presidents attended and heads of the frontal wings of the party
were also present in the training. The details of the flagships programmes under
UPA-I and UPA-II and CM flagship programmes in the State were elaborated by the resource
Write Aalo instead of ‘Along’
ITNAGAR, Oct 5: United Students’ Federation of Aalo (USFA) urged the West Siang Deputy
Commissioner to implement the government order renaming ‘Along’ as ‘Aalo’ in letter
USFA observed that even after issuance of the notification by the District Administration
some government establishments have failed to comply with the order and still using
the word ‘Along’ in official correspondences. It urged the DC to issue fresh notification
to all Govt. and non Government establishments, including business establishments,
instructing them to strictly follow the order and implement the same within two months.
Meanwhile, the Students’ Federation in a meeting today strongly condemned the reported
raping of an 18-year-old girl on the night of September 23 and demanded speedy trial
against the alleged accused. The USFA also appealed to all the civil societies to
maintain peace and tranquility for peaceful co-existence. USFA also urged district
administration to provide security to family members of the alleged accused and victim
to avoid any kind of repercussion from either side.
Earlier, the meeting decided to conduct educational cum health awareness camps in
various villages of Aalo area from the October 25.
GNM passes away
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: GNM Nilima Bangsia, who was posted at Hayuliang CHC in Anjaw district
passed way in a hospital at Dibrugarh, Assam on Sept 26 last. She is survived by
2 sons and 2 daughters.
Born in 1962, Bangsia did her Nurse’s training at HTRC Pasighat and later appointed
as ANM in the department of Health Services in 1983.
The Arunachal Pradesh Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery Cadre Welfare Association (AAPANMCWA)
has deeply mourned the demise of Bangsia. The Association conveyed heartfelt condolences
to the bereaved family and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
Filming on Abotani and Mopin commence
AALO, Oct 5: The Golden Jubilee Central Mopin Celebration Committee has started the
filming on the life story of Abo Tani and origin of Mopin at Pidi Rime village in
West Siang district.
The filming at Pidi Rime was on Takar Taji’s ritual sacrifice and its deep impact
on Galo society till today, stated a release. The second day of shooting at Nikte
will focus on Tani’s activities in the river side and his traditional methods of
Secretary GJCMCC, Henrik Basar, Degam Ete, President CMPCS and Director of the film,
Mijum Lona who were present during the film shooting said that it is a long drawn
effort towards documentation, preservation and promotion of our age old culture for
posterity as there is absence of written literature about our culture.
A Gauhati based film studio headed by Utpal Kakoti along with eight crew members
are taking up the task of shooting in various pockets of the district. Mogi Ori is
starring as Abo Tani while Higam Loyi Ango as Digi Tami, the wife of Abo Tani. DIPRO
DM to hear public complaints
ROING, Oct 5: Lower Dibang Valley District Magistrate, Ravi Dhawan informed that
he will hear cases of public complaints under Section 133 IPC in his office on 2nd
and 4th Saturday of every month. He said this while addressing various HoDs during
a coordination meeting held in his office here today.
The DC asked the Roing DSP to increase the number of CCTV cameras at the Shantipur
check gate and to strengthen the police force at Hunli Police Station which is manned
by only four constables at present.
He also directed all the HoDs and government employees to clear their pending water
supply bill latest by Oct 31 next, otherwise, the same will be officially deducted
from their salary of the following month. He further instructed all the HoDs not
to release the government employees who have been given transfer orders till their
water supply and electricity bills are cleared. The DC said that the step has been
taken to check further accumulation of pending bills in PHED and Electrical departments.
Informing that special teams will be formed for destroying poppy cultivation in the
district, the DC further asked the HoDs to be prepared for the same.
The DC also reviewed the progress of works made under various line departments in
Meanwhile, Deputy Director (ICDS), Savitri Kampti informed that the Juvenile Justice
Board has become functional in the district. (DIPRO)
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: Executive magistrate of Itanagar Capital Complex Joken Bomjen has
ordered that no shops, bars, restaurants etc should remain open beyond 8pm. This
executive order comes after the magistrate was informed by the councillor of ward
No. 8 Itanagar Municipal Council that some shops, bars, restaurants at Niti Vihar
are kept open till late which may cause law and order problem.
He further directed the OC PS Itanagar to carry out patrolling and check such late
night activities as per the order.
Contractual RNTCP staff cry for salary
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: The contractual employees under Revised National Tuberculosis Control
Program (RNTCP) are facing financial hardship as they have not got their salaries
for the past three months.
Describing the hardship faced by the contractual staff due to non-payment of salary,
the All Arunachal Pradesh Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP)
Employee Association said that the employees are totally depending on their monthly
salaries and non-payment of salaries causes untold miseries to them and their families.
Moreover, their TA/DA and other POL items have not also been paid to them since February,
2014, the association said and urged the concern authorities to release their salary
and TA/DA within two weeks failing which the association threatened to launch pen
Students urged to work hard
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: Nabam Nagung , Superintendent Tax and Excise, has exhorted the students
of Jote Panchayat to work hard for success in life. He said that the students should
utilize their knowledge gained from academic career in practical field. Nagung was
addressing the gathering at the felicitation function organized by Jote Panchayat
Collegian Forum (JPCF) at Jote eco-tourist resort on Oct 3 last.
Speaking on the occasion, state program officer, NPCD, Dr. Taba Khana suggested the
parents and guardians to maintain friendly relations with their children saying that
parents and children can become good friend and this friendly relationship will lead
to bright future for children.
Presiding over the function, JPCF chairman Teli Taning requested the panchayat leaders,
GBs and senior public to extend their support in future also. Taning said such felicitation
programme is necessary to motivate the school drop out children of the area to continue
More than 30 graduates (degree holders in various fields) including first MBBS degree
holder from Jote Panchayat Dr. Taba Khana, first Advocate Taba Tadhe and first female
graduate from Jote and IV Upper Balijan area Teli Rima were felicitated during the
programme. JPCF also lauded Doimukh MLA cum Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia for extending
moral support to the noble work of the organization.
Donate for flood victims, appeals ABK
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) appealed to all to donate generously to provide
relief and rehabilitation to the flood victims of Anpum and Loklung villages of Lower
Dibang Valiev district.
ABK recently conducted an awareness programme at Kaying to find ways to help the
flood affected villagers and constituted a 14-member disaster relief/management committee.
The programme was organized jointly by ABK’s West Siang district unit, State Youth
Wing, West Siang District Women Wing and AdiSU West Siang District Unit.
Hatchery unit starts producing chicks
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: The mini hatchery unit of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), West Siang
established in collaboration with ICAR AP Centre, Basar, started producing chicks.
The Unit with a capacity of producing 2700 chicks per batch along with poultry unit
of Vanaraja and Kamrupa birds, produced its first batch of Vanaraja chicks on October
four. The baby chicks are being reared in the poultry unit of the KVK farm at Bame.
Terming it a major success in the history of ICAR centre, its joint director Dr.
R. Bhagawati hoped the unit will meet the growing demands of baby chicks of the farming
community and revolutionize the commercial poultry farming in the district.