‘Arunachal Rising’ campaign reaches Changlang

CSS massively implemented in TCL: CM

CHANGLANG/DEOMALI, Dec 6: The ‘Arunachal Rising’ campaign led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu reached Changlang district on Thursday.
Launching the campaign at a public meeting here, the CM said, “Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) districts have in the past faced deprivation in government jobs and in getting centrally-funded development schemes due to certain loopholes in the system. Such deprivation is being addressed with reforms brought out by present government.”
Pema, however, said centrally-sponsored schemes (CSS) such as RIDF, NEC and NLCPR “are now being massively implemented in the TCL region.”
Taking note of the grievances of many APCS aspirants from the TCL region of not being able to appear for the mains exam due to the commotion during the APPSCCE, the CM said the matter is in the court, but promised to raise the issue of the APPSC in the coming assembly session “for discussion to make it more competent.”
Disclosing that the state faces a shortage of about 70 circle officers, Pema said the posts would be filled through recruitment by the APPSC, and through lateral entry.
He also responded to a public memorandum and promised to address it.
The CM gave away cash prizes and certificates to the winners of essay and painting competitions for school children conducted as part of the campaign. He also gave away cash prizes and certificates to best ASHAs, anganwadi workers and progressive farmers.
Earlier, the chief minister visited the Rangshom Him (prayer house) here and offered prayers to Rangfrah. Interacting with the Rangfrah believers, Pema assured to develop a link road to the prayer house, and to provide an ambulance.
The chief minister also inaugurated the new district secretariat building; the project for augmenting the water supply to Changlang township under RIDF (1.5 mld); and the 4.14 km cement concrete pavement road in the township and the 36 km double-lane Changlang-Margherita road under CRF, both executed by the PWD.
Pema later reached Deomali in Tirap district, and laid the foundation stones for construction of a 28 km road from Hukanjuri to Dirok check gate via Namsang-Deomali and piped water supply (2.80 mld) for Deomali township. He also inaugurated the academic block of Wangcha Rajkumar Government College.
Launching the campaign at a public function, the CM lauded the Tirap administration for covering more than 20,000 beneficiaries through Sarkar Aapke Dwar camps. He said the state government would honour the five best districts for their performance in the jan sunwai sammelans in the coming Statehood Day celebrations.
Responding to a public memorandum, Pema assured to sanction fund for the construction of a mini-secretariat in the next financial year. He also promised to hold talks at the PCCF level for de-reservation of the forest area falling under Deomali township, and to look into other demands. (CMO)