CM inaugurates divisional commissioner’s office

NAMSAI, Jan 23: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday dedicated the office of the divisional commissioner (east) here to the people of eastern Arunachal.
He also inaugurated the offices of the PWD chief engineer, the PHE&WS chief engineer, and the RWD superintending engineer.
The divisional commissioner (east) will cater to 11 eastern districts: East Siang, Siang, Upper Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, Dibang Valley, Anjaw, Lohit, Namsai, Changlang, Tirap and Longding, and has been delegated with all administrative and financial powers.
Congratulating the people, Pema said that funds for infrastructure development of the divisional commissioner’s office and the chief engineers’ offices would be highlighted in the forthcoming budget.
“With this,” he said, “the state government has planned to decentralize administration which is now concentrated at the state capital.”
The PWD chief engineer (eastern zone), the PHED&WS CE (eastern zone) and the RWD SE offices, which were operating from Itanagar, will also be functioning from Namsai from today onwards, he said.
“All the official works of these eastern districts will be functioning from the divisional commissioner (east),” Pema said.
The divisional commissioner’s office is temporarily functioning from the old deputy commissioner’s office building, which was earlier shifted to the new district secretariat building. Land for a permanent building for the divisional commissioner and CE offices is being identified.
Besides Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, parliamentary secretaries, MLAs, Chief Secretary Satya Gopal, Divisional Commissioner Bolung Perme, deputy commissioners and superintendents of police from the eleven districts of eastern Arunachal were present at the function. (CMO)