Train frontal wings to partake in relief activities: Gandhi
NEW DELHI | May 27 | : Indian National Congress president Sonia Gandhi suggested strengthening the frontal wings especially the members of the Youth Congress and Seva Dal to train them to participate in relief and restoration activities during the monsoon season.
She was addressing the delegation, including Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki along with the Statesâ€(TM) Party president Padi Richo and Minister Chowna Mein, who had called on her here today.
They apprised her about several political and developmental activities related to the state and she appreciated the developmental activities undertaken by the GoAP and urged Tuki to continue the pro-people policies in the state.
She advised Richo to strengthen the Party at the grassroots by working unitedly and undertaking membership drives at all levels and congratulated him for the success of the recently held State Level Mahila Convention and the International Labour Day functions at Itanagar.
Richo while apprising about recent political developments in the state sought her permission to enforce strict disciplinary measures against those working against the interests of the Party and government to which the Congress president agreed.
Earlier in the day, Tuki along with Richo and Advocate General Ranji Thomas paid tribute to the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, on his 51st death anniversary at his memorial Shanti Van.
In the prayer meeting held at Shanti Van, President of India Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Sonia Gandhi and former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh were present. (CMMC)
Rijiju orders enquiry on alleged anomaly in SSC recruitment drive
ITANAGAR | May 27 | : Responding to the appeal of the candidates who appeared in the recruitment drive for appointment to the post of constable in Central Armed Police Forces and taking note of the reports of anomalies in the recruitment process, as reported by local newspapers, MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has directed the officers concerned to conduct an enquiry on the matter urgently, a release said.
"No eligible candidate will be discriminated due to faulty recruitment process", he said while assuring to protect the interest of every candidate.
He said that if during the course of enquiry any irregularity in the process of recruitment or any compromise in respect of merit or fairness in selection comes to light then immediate further necessary action will be ordered.
16 gms of brown sugar seized
NAMSAI | May 27 | : Acting on a tip, the Namsai Police team searched and seized 16 grams of brown sugar and cash amounting to Rs. 18,320 from two different locations and apprehended the culprits on Tuesday.
The culprit identified as Chow Hita Laphai of Sengsap village was found with three grams of the drug in his possession and on spot interrogation, he disclosed another location at Wagun-I village from where he purchased the brown sugar.
The police team then immediately rushed to the location along with a police representative from Mudoi Check gate and conducted search in the house of the drug peddler identified as Duang Singpho of Mudoi village in Changlang district from where they recovered 13 grams and Rs. 18,320 cash.
However, Singpho fled away under the cover of darkness after seeing the approaching police party.
Accordingly, a case No. 53/2015 U/S 21 (B) NDPS Act dated 26/05/2015 has been registered at Namsai PS and investigation is on.
The team was constituted under the close supervision of Lohit SP Ved Prakash Surya, DySP Kirli Padu and Namsai SDPO, which was led by Namsai PS OC SK Lenka along with SIs Amit Pertin, Debanand Mossang & Radha Soki, head constable CW Khamhoo, and constable CW Lohan, according to Lohit SP.
Extortion attempt foiled
BALIJAN | May 27 | : Quick and prompt action by the Balijan Police team foiled the extortion attempt leading to the arrest of the two miscreants namely, Tiran Muchahary, 23, and Darbindra Ramchiary, 21, of Gopsarguri and Kuwarigarh village in Sonitpur, Assam, respectively, a release said.
On Tuesday, a local contractor had received an extortion call from an unidentified person claiming himself to be a cadre of NDFB (R) and demanded payment of an amount of money at Hollongi the same day.
When the Police were briefed about the extortion call, a team was constituted with 1st and 4th IRBn of Balijan PS under the close supervision of Papum Pare (Rural) SP PN Khrimey, which arrested both the culprits at Hollongi and recovered two identity cards, proving them to be NDFB cadres, along with several sim cards and two mobile phones that were used for making extortion calls.
It was found that the culprits had been trying to extort money from the local contractors through mobile phones claiming themselves to be NDFB outfits and threatening them of dire consequences if failed to make payment.
An extortion case has been registered at Balijan PS and investigation has been taken up under the supervision of Capital & Papum Pare SP.
The culprits were produced before Yupia CJM and have been remanded to police custody for further investigation.
Appreciating the local contractor for giving timely information to the Police about the extortionists, Khrimey also appealed to the public to cooperate with the police for them to act promptly.
'Do enquiry on alleged misuse of Rs 6,911.55 crore'
ITANAGAR, May 27, 2015: Irked Union MoS (Independent charge) of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS to PMO, Atomic Energy and Space Dr Jitender Singhâ€(TM)s decision to conduct an enquiry for the misappropriation, corruption and siphoning of government fund for NEC and NLCPR of Rs 900 crore, Arunachal Anti Corruption Sena (AACS), in a release, alleged that the misappropriation of various central schemes was to the tune of Rs 6,911.55 crore.
Saying that the decision took cognizance of only Rs 900 crore as misuse of fund that too on the complain of MLAs, it questioned, "Why they (MLAs) have complain only about this two scheme leaving apart the rest of 6000 crore of funds of various CSS schemes".
Saying that Dr Jitender Singh is also a public grievances minister so he should have acknowledged the rest of the corruption, it further said that the Sena does not believe in the monitoring and enquiring through panel of officers.
It, further, advocated for an enquiry by a CBI investigation for the entire Rs 6911.55 crore to check the misappropriation and free Arunachal from corruption.
It said that it will continue its protest with its third phase of agitation against financial crises and demanded immediate resignation of the chief minister on moral ground for enabling free and fair investigation.
Issue notification before survey: EYWA
DOIMUKH, May 27, 2015: Emchi Youth Welfare Association (EYWA), in a memorandum, to the Land Assessment Board chairman-cum-SDO has asked him to issue a proper notification to conduct the survey for the construction of the Doimukh-Gumto road to a State Highway which would give an opportunity to the affected land owners to place their claims and objections.
Appreciating the GoAPâ€(TM)s initiative to construct the existing Doimukh-Gumto road to the standard of a State Highway, it, however, said that no notification was issued by the administration nor any views of the land-affected people were taken but only a mass meeting was organized here on May 19 last wherein most of the landowners were not present.
Saying that the owners were being kept in the dark regarding the rates of the assets and whether the compensation over the land will be paid or not, it demanded for compensation and the rates for the land and other items to be made transparent before carrying out the survey, since the land is under private occupation.
It other demands included re-formation of Land Assessment Board comprising of the concerned ASM and GB only along with the Govt officials and to call a meeting with the affected land owners of Emchi & Gumto village to clarify issues.
Uniform salary for all MGNREGA employees: Kar demanded
AGARTALA, May 27, 2015: All MGNREGA employees should have uniformity in their salary, demanded North East MGNREGA Employeesâ€(TM) Association president Joy Deep Kar during the Associationâ€(TM)s convention at Tripura on Sunday last.
Stating that all MGNREGA employeesâ€(TM) salary should be the same, he said that if Govt fails to do so then it would start an agitation by sending letters to the Prime Minister of India including the demand for regularizing the jobs of MGNREGA employees and second mass agitation would be held at Guwahati.
Its vice president Jamun Dui representing Arunachal Pradesh said that the GoI only prioritize the wage earner like coverage of insurance, travelling allowance but fails to privilege the employees who are working in a meager condition whose salaries are not disburse in time.
Some of the states do not pay the salary for 6-14 months, especially Assam and Arunachal, he said and appealed to all the North East Govts to apprise the Centre for better solution for the welfare of the employees, which will make them feel secure, and also asked for the release of the employeesâ€(TM) outstanding salaries of 14 months in Arunachal and six months in Assam.
AGS Axl Timar Ekke was also present, according to a release.
AAPGEWA asks for punishment without fear and favour
ITANAGAR, May 27, 2015: Condemning the assault on Aalo DM Liyi Bagra by some IRBn personnel while doing his official duty, All Arunachal Pradesh Government Employee Welfare Association (AAPGEWA), in a memorandum, to the chief secretary demanded an exemplary punishment for the culprits as per law and without fear and favour.
Assault of an official creates a big question mark on the safety of the common people, it said and expressed its supported to the demands made by Arunachal Pradesh Civil Services Officers Association (APCSOA).
It, further, recalled another recent incident where Police personnel from Khonsa was assaulted by a mob in Assam and said that such incidence leaves a trauma for all officials while asking the CS to act to boost the morale of the employees.
APLS to celebrate birth anniversary of Lt. Dai
ITANAGAR , May 27, 2015: Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) will celebrate the 76th birth anniversary of Lt. Lummer Dai, the doyen of Arunachal literature and journalism on Jun 1 next, a release said.
This was decided during APLS executive-body meeting, chaired by its president YD Thongchi in the chamber of its general secretary Tokong Pertin on Monday last.
The celebration will include floral tribute to Dai in the morning along with an essay writing competition for the school children at JN State Museum here with topics like 'Itanagar â€" the capital of Arunachal Pradesh' or 'My favourite writerâ€(TM) for Junior Level (Class VI-VIII) and 'Economic potentialities of Arunachal Pradesh' or 'Lummer Dai as a pioneer writer of Arunachal Pradesh' (Senior Level- Cl IX-XII).
Tezu Govt school's Cl-XII results show overall pass percentage of 80.66
From Our Correspondent , TEZU , May 27, 2015: Government Higher Secondary School at Tezu performed better this year in the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) for Class XII examination with overall pass percentage at 80.66%.
The top scorer of the school in Science stream was Abhinav Dwivedi who secured 94.20 %, Ashish Mishra-88.80% & KS Deepak-86% while in Commerce Ansula Ngadong scored 90.20%, Tanya Singh-86.80% & Digha Chawdhary 86%, and in Arts Rajimsi Cheba got 90%, Lokpa Tamang 89.80% and Piya Verma 84.80%.
Out of the total 331 students that appeared, 53 got compartmental, only 11 failed while the rest passed bringing better performance and laurel for the school.
In an exclusive interview with this reporter, principal A Lego gave the sole credit to the learned and dedicated teachers who despite several hurdles have done justice to their profession and said, "This is one of the best performance of pass percentage in school history, I am really overwhelmed by the way the students performed".
Saying that despite serious shortfall of both senior and junior teachers the students has brought reputation which is a matter of pride, Lego congratulated the students and appreciation them for their hard work in bringing laurel to the school.
Take IMFL owners accountable too
YINGKIONG , May 27, 2015: Wine shop owners or keepers should also be booked under appropriate law in force for opening wine shop beyond the time limit and violating the orders regulating IMFL shops, said Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Officers' Association (APCSOA) Upper Siang District Unit during a meeting chaired by ADC Tapik Pertin today.
The APCSOA expressed strong resentment and protest against the physical assault of EAC Liyi Bagra by IRBn jawans at Aalo on Monday last.
All the members of Upper Siang Unit welcomed and supported the decision of APCSOA for one-day pen-down strike on Jun 1 in protest.
The unit's members, further, requested stringent action against the culprits including termination of their services. (DIPRO)
Form knitting, handicrafts SHGs for sustainability: Ishimhon
KALAKTANG, May 27, 2015: Form SHGs of knitting and cane & bamboo crafts with the help of BDO & Craft Centre superintendent to streamline handicrafts works for sustainability and to avail subsidy schemes of Industry Deptt., said ADC W Ishimhon during the valedictory function of capacity building training programme of two batches in woolen knitting at the Circuit House here on Monday last.
Several steps have to be taken to facilitate and strengthen the craftsmen in the area, said Ishimhon and suggested forming of SHGs of knitting and cane & bamboo crafts to streamline handicrafts for sustainability and to avail subsidy schemes of Industry Deptt.
He, further, appreciated the performance of the trainers and trainee.
Kalaktang ZPM Tashi Norbu advised the trainees about self employment and wage employment by upgrading the skill in handicraft sector and requested them to keep bettering their skills even after the training.
Emphasising the important and need for more such trainings to enhance proficiency and knowledge of the youths and women through appropriate training and technology, he said that it would help them to provide marketing platform and income while appreciating the trainers Renu Gour Tossa and Tusar Roy for their in-depth teaching to the trainees.
Certificates were distributed to the selected trainees during the function where CO Tsering Pentsom Monpa, Craft Centre superintendent, Kalaktang BDO BG Sonam, Panchayat leaders, Bameng West ZPM, former ZPM Resom Beyong, Anchal chairperson Lata Pangia were present.
Organized by Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Union in collaboration with Skill Development & Employment Generation department, another training for two batches in cane, bamboo & wood crafts under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) also came to a conclusion at Khenewa in East Kameng on Tuesday.
Another one batch of woolen knitting and handicrafts making in cane, bamboo & woodcraft will conclude at Mukto in Tawang district on Thursday.
52 youths to undergo skill training
ITANAGAR, May 27, 2015: Under the Chief Minister's flagship programme on skill development and employment generation, 52 youths have been selected to undergo skill development training in VLCC at Dwarka in New Delhi.
A briefingâ€"cum-farewell programme for the departing team was held at Udyog Sadan here.
The selection of the trainees was done through the recent District level Job Mela-cum-Skill Development Awareness and Selection Rally held in every district headquarter.
Skill Development and Employment Generation director Subu Tabin, along with Dy directors K Sarma, Bioler inspector Kabom Nada, Skill Dev assistant director J Riba and representative of VLCC briefed the youths about the training programme, train journey, essential ways to acclimatize in a new place, food habit, security/precaution, dedication, discipline etc. to become successful trainees to find a suitable job.
The cost of the training including travelling both the ways, training fees, boarding & lodging etc. are being borne by GoAP.
VLCC will impart a seven-month training both theory and practical including soft skill like spoken English, communication skill, internet browsing etc., and at the end the trainees will undergo an assessment to be conducted by an empanelled and professional organization. The successful trainees will get the trade certificate by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), New Delhi.
GoAP has signed an MoA with VLCC Centre, the training providers, for imparting training and to ensure minimum of 70% placement at minimum monthly salary of Rs.10,000 in hand immediately after successful completion of the training, according to a release.
AWA appeals to GSU to discuss before submitting memo
ITANAGAR | May 27 | , May 27, 2015: Saying that the Arunachal Weightlifting Association (AWA) was not against the memorandum submitted by Galo Students Union (GSU) to the chief minister but appreciates its kind initiatives, AWA, in a release, appealed to GSU to contact, discuss and get detailed information from it before making any representation.
It said that it appreciates the Unionâ€(TM)s initiative in appealing to the chief minister for extending financial assistance to state's promising weightlifter Kojum Taba, however, it said that it would be better if the issue was discussed and sought advices from the AWA.
The two promising weightlifters, namely Jimjang Deru (56 Kg) and Kojum Taba (77), has the potential to qualify and win medal from Olympic games and were both taking painstaking training at National Coaching Camp, NIS Patiala, Punjab for various International Championship in 2015, it said, adding that their training needs strong diets (food supplement) support that costs above Rs. 50,000 per month.
These two lifters cannot perform better and win medal from Olympic under current food supplements provided by the Sports Authority of India (SAI), it informed.
Concerning their urgent needs, the AWA had placed a representation citing details of requirements to the chief minister for granting financial assistances for food supplement and accordingly Sports and Youths Affairs director & secretary has initiated the file hastily after the CM granted his approval for financial grants, it disclosed.
Now the said file is in the Planning department and the Sport & Youth Affairs secretary Dani Salu had talk to the Planning secretary the previous month for early allocation of funds, it informed.