ANYA calls off 12-hour bandh after govt agrees to address demands

Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Oct 16: The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has on Wednesday called off its proposed 12 hours capital bandh on 18 October after the state government agreed to address its four-point demand.
Some of the demands of the ANYA included modification of the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board (APSSB) Act, 2018 by inclusion of district wise quota in job recruitment and re-amendment of Arunachal Pradesh District Based Entrepreneurs & Professional (Incentives, Development and Promotional Act, 2015.
A joint meeting with the ANYA executive members was convened by Home Minister Bamang Felix in the Legislative Assembly conference hall on Wednesday, which was attended by Home Commissioner Kaling Tayeng, Law Commissioner GS Meena, Finance Secretary YW Ringu, Chief Engineer (Western Zone) Katung Wahge and other officials.
After hours long parley, the government agreed to modify the APSSB Act 2018 by adding the lines: “The APSSB shall invite application from the bonafide candidates of the concerned districts,” which means that the group C and multi-tasking staff posts shall be given district wise quota.
On the Arunachal Pradesh District Based Entrepreneurs & Professional (Incentives, Development and Promotion) Act 2015, the Home minister informed that an inter-departmental committee headed by a minister and high-level officer shall be constituted to study the loopholes on GST registration, work experience etc for the new entrants in the Act.
The government also assured that the committee will look into the demand made by ANYA to introduce work order system up to Rs 1 crore.
Meanwhile, in a press conference held today, ANYA president Byabang Joram informed that the decision to call off its proposed 12 hour capital bandh came after the state government headed by Home Minister Bamang Felix agreed to address its demands.
Joram said, “Since the government has agreed to address our demands, we are calling off our proposed 12 hours Capital bandh”.
“For the district based entrepreneurship act modification, it needs time as modification can be done only through the Legislative Assembly. Therefore, we have agreed to the government proposal and decided to suspend the movement,” Joram added.