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    Assembly sees wordy duel over question hour

    By Staff Reporter , NAHARLAGUN | Jul 07 | : Thought of the assembly
    • Bahubali neta behind mismatching: Dr Mohesh Chai
    • There cannot be 2, 3 maps but one: CM Nabam Tuki
    • Obituary reference, question hour ka time le lete huey pehele dekh nehi hai: Japu Deru
    • No question during zero hour without prior notice: Speaker

    Budget session begins, 4 bills introduced

    Assembly sees wordy duel over question hour

    The longest ever session of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, 15-day Budget session from July 7 to 21, began here today that recorded introduction of four bills.
    The bills introduced were The Arunachal Pradesh Education (Amendment) Bill, 2015 by Education Minister Tapang Taloh, The Arunachal Pradesh Heritage Bill, 2015 by Research Minister Thangwang Wangham, The Arunachal Pradesh State Road (Regulation & Development) Bill, 2015 by PWD Minister Gojen Gadi and The Arunachal Pradesh Water Supply Bill, 2015 by PHED Minister Takam Pario.
    After Japu Deru raised a supplementary that why Nafra-Lowerdzong to Ditchik-Dibbiu PMGSY road targeted to be complete by 16.02.13 was not complete during question hour, Speaker Nabam Rebia announced the question hour was over and the reply would be published.
    Insisting to continue, Deru commented that obituary reference, question hour ka time le lete huey pehele dekh nehi hai (I have never seen earlier obituary reference taking away question hour time) and wanted to raise it in zero hour.
    However, the speaker ruled that nothing could be raised during zero hour without prior notice.
    When Deru and Tamiyo Taga, a former speaker, objected, the speaker asked them to quote rules.
    "Your do not attend the business advisory committee (BAC) meeting and we are guided by its decisions," Rebia ruled before continuing with the proceedings.
    ISSUES RAISED: There cannot be two or three maps but only one, Chief Minister Nabm Tuki said in response to a supplementary from Dr Mohesh Chai.
    Dr Chai expressing partial satisfaction to the GoAP replies to his question wanted to know why there was different maps in district and why land possession certificate (LPCs) for the same person were issued against Telluliang, and New Danglat & Jhalukbari villages by the forest department officer and the DC by snatching away their genuine rights which was a mismatch.
    Blaming bahubali neta for the discrepancy, he demanded action against those responsible for change of villages' boundary maps.
    Disclosing about no government guideline for issue of LPC, Tuki assured to give a map latter and assured to verify regarding the mismatch.
    To Dr Chai's another supplementary on why the Namsai ANM nursing school has not been made functional, Health Minister Rajesh Tacho informed that the 100-beded district hospital would be upgraded to a 150-beded hospital soon with numbers of specialists and installation of laboratory equipment for making it operational as per the Indian Nursing Council (IMC) guidelines.
    There is acute shortage of BSc nursing candidates in the state for which the GoAP has been making efforts to set up nursing schools to meet the requirements.
    Responding to another supplementary from Wanki Loawng as to why IMC guidelines were overlooked in Namsai, Tacho disclosed that the GoAP honouring the members' demands has been trying to set up nursing schools. It has been set up at Arunachal State Hospital here and at Pasight, survey for Pasighat and Aalo conducted and Tawang targeted.
    Tacho informed Tumke Bagra that Rs 2 crore was earmarked for upgradation of Aalo district hospital, 65 specialist posts created while infrastructure development is under process and proposal for hospital's upgradation to 120-beded general hospital taken up with the GoI under the NHM.
    In the obituary reference, the Assembly led by Speaker Nabam Rebia paid tribute to former legislators Tashi Khandu (of Tawang seat) and Tarik Rava (of Nacho seat).
    Khandu was born on 15.01.1926 and died March 23 last while Rava born in 1943 died on May 1 last.
    Khandu first elected in 1978 was gem of a person and spread awareness for environment protection which made him a household name for his wisdom, said Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, adding that he will be remembered by the state for his unstinted contributions and his death has created an irreparable loss.
    Rava was an active social worker, Tuki said while recalling his meeting a month before his death. But his death is a loss of a first generation leader and dedicated Congress worker, Tuki said before paying respect to both late leaders.
    Home Minister Tanga Byaling, who was Rava's political rival, termed him an excellent human being and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
    Khandu, who started his political career during NEFA days showed the right path to the Monpa community, Japu Deru said and informed that learned Khandu was called appa(father) by the Monpas.
    Little red Khandu born in Tipi village was called meme (grandfather) represented the undivided Kameng district for the first time, Jambey Tashi said, adding that his invaluable contributions to multifaceted development of the district is well known.
    Tamar Murtem and Paknga Bage also spoke before the house stood in silence for two minutes as a respect.
    PAC chairman Nikh Kamin presented reports of the house committee of various departments for few years, before the speaker nominated Jarkar Gamlin, Tumke Bagra, P D Sona and Wanki Lowang as panel of chairmen.
    The speaker-headed BAC on June 30 last had decided to hold only morning session, for the first time in Assembly history, keeping in views the damaged road condition caused by month-long incessant rains.
    Later, the CM in presence of members including the speaker and Deputy Speaker Tsering Norbu Thongdok inaugurated the library-cum-canteen building of the Assembly. The canteen would hence provide food stuffs at subsidised rate, Rebia informed.


    Arunachal to implement NFSA: Tado

    NEW DELHI | Jul 07 | : Arunachal Pradesh will implement the National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013 in totality by March 31 next year, Food & Civil Supplies, Legal Meteorology & Consumer Affairs Parliamentary Secretary Markio Tado informed the conference of consumer affairs, Food & PDS ministers & secretaries of states/UTs here today.

    Arunachal to implement NFSA: Tado

    Tado, accompanied by food & civil supplies director Liyon Borang, informed that Arunachal Pradesh has made considerable progress in implementation of NFSA by completing identification of beneficiaries & formation of grievance redressal mechanism, mandatory in the NFSA, according to an official release.
    Tado highlighted that the GoAP was taking necessary steps to enforce the Essential Commodities Act and Prevention of Black Marketeering and Maintenance of Essential Supplies Act. While highlighting the difficult terrain and hostile climatic conditions, the main causes of transporters' reluctance to carry essential food items to the remotest parts of the state accompanied by increase in prices, the GoAP has created an effective price monitoring mechanism to regulate the prices for the benefit of the target population, he disclosed.
    The prices of essential commodities, mainly pulses, cereals, edible oils, onion, potatoes etc are being regulated by the price monitoring cell which has been set up under the aegis of the F&CS directorate, he said, adding the prices are fixed on wholesale and retail sale basis by state's DCs in consultation with the respective local market committees. The GoAP has been vigilant in price control, especially with reference to the locations in the Assam border, he said.
    To further strengthen state's food and PDS framework with necessary interventions, like end to end computerization, online allocation & supply chain management and other related measures were taken with the greater objective of checking leakage and bringing transparency, he said, adding the NFSA digitization data will be available in public domain by July 31 in the state portal for transparency and social audit.
    The GoAP has submitted a proposal for enhancement of transportation rates to the consumer affairs, food & PDS ministry to overcome the transportation and logistics bottlenecks, Tado said and urged the GoI to increase the entitlement of food grains allocation and entitlement from 5 kg to 12 kg per person per month under NFSA 2013 to the state.
    Union Consumer Affairs, Food & PDS Minister Ram Vilas Paswan chaired the meeting, attended by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh.


    LPG black marketer caught red handed

    ITANAGAR | Jul 07 | : Capital Complex food & civil supplies department officers succeeded in their last few months' attempts nabbing LPG black marketers red handed since.
    Today, SDFCSO Yumalm Achung and SIFCS Dana Angung under the direct supervision of DFCSO Amit Bengia caught one Narayan Saha while illegally selling LPG cylinders at exorbitant price in Akash Deep area here according to an official release.

    The success was achieved after gathering intelligence through espionage to contain growing menace of LPG cylinders black marketing in and around Capital Complex.
    The accused has been handed over to Itanagar police station.
    Food & civil supplies secretary Gamli Padu and Capital DC Mige Kamki have lauded the commendable job done by the team and directed the officers to carry out more surprise checking in all hotels, restaurants & fabrication units, reportedly using domestic cylinders for commercial purposes.
    Meanwhile, Bengia has appealed the consumers not to purchase refilled LPG cylinders from the middle men or black marketers. He informed that presently the cost of domestic LPG per refilling cylinder is Rs 710 and the consumers are entitled to a rebate of Rs 18 per cylinder without home delivery.
    The LPG bottling plant located at Kimin is unable to cater the ever growing demand of consumers particularly in Capital Complex, not even 50% of the total requirement of LPG consignment of state capital. The disruption of road communication has compounded the problem of short supply of refilled LPG cylinders. Taking advantage of the prevailing road condition, the black marketers in connivance with some gas agencies' employees are hoarding domestic LPG cylinders & selling it in black at exorbitant price, he informed.
    The secretary had personally taken up the LPG shortage issue with Guwahati-based IOCL chief manager after which the LPG authorized agencies of Capital complex have been directed to make necessary cost deposit to lift consignment directly from Guwahati bolting plant to meet the demand and overcome the shortfall, the release added.


    APPSU urges, PWD defers JE exam

    ITANAGAR | Jul 07 | : The All Arunachal Pradesh students(TM) Union (AAPSU), in letter, today urged the PWD minister to defer the examination date for recruitment of PWD junior engineer (Civil) scheduled for July 11 and 12 next.
    Pointing out that the Food Corporation of India(TM)s recruitment for JE at Guwahati and Shillong also on July 12 coincides the date here.

    As many aspirants from Arunachal have applied for both the examinations which would deprive them because of disruption of road communication. Thus, the examination date here may be deferred for at least 20 days to facilitate the aspirants to appear in both, the letter added.
    A group of aspirants also made similar request to the CE.
    Meanwhile, PWD SE (Vigilance & coordination) in an advertisement today notified postponement of the exam due to unavoidable circumstances without specifying date.


    Tuki to attend NE CMs meeting

    By Staff Reporter , NAHARLAGUN | Jul 07 | : Chief Minister Nabam Tuki will attend the meeting of CMs of Northeastern states at Guwahati on July 11 next to discuss various issues, including strategy to deal with insurgents based in Myanmar.
    While confirming his participation in the assembly here to this daily, Tuki said he would raise many vital issues and draw the Centre(TM)s attention towards various nagging problems confronting his sensitive border state.

    The meeting convened by the Centre to be chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will take stock of the security situation in the region and how to deal with emerging threats like increasing violence perpetrated by NE militants based in Myanmar, sources said.
    This comes a month after Indian Army conducted a surgical strike on the camps of NSCN-K and other militant groups inside the territory of the neighbouring country after insurgents killed 18 Army soldiers in an ambush in Manipur.
    Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura CMs will take part in the meeting.
    Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh, MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju will also take part in the meeting.
    Ongoing infrastructure projects of roads, bridges, railways will also come up for review in the meeting which is expected to stress on time-bound completion of all development works. (With PTI input)


    Addhar, world's largest national identification No. project continues

    By Staff Reporter , ITANAGAR | Jul 07 | : The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), process began in October 2014 in Arunachal Pradesh continues with the uncovered citizens approaching designated offices.
    The Capital DC office here has registered 9,499 Addhar card applications till Monday, supervisor Pareng Tai told.
    Aspirants even from districts tricked in to inquire as Tai with his assistant were busy in their work.

    The second phase for National Population Registration is likely to begin in September next year, Tai added.
    UIDAI, a central government agency, aims at collecting the biometric and demographic data of residents to issue a 12-digit unique identify number called Aadhar to each resident. It is considered the world(TM)s largest national identification number project.
    As of July 2015, the legislation to back UIDAI is still pending in the Parliament. On 23 September 2013, the Supreme Court issued an interim order saying that "no person should suffer for not getting Aadhaar" as the government cannot deny a service to a resident if s/he does not possess Aadhaar, as it is voluntary and not mandatory. Some civil liberty groups, like Citizens Forum for Civil Liberties and Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF), have opposed the project on privacy concerns.
    With the GoI saving up to 14-15% in direct benefit transfers of subsidies on LPG to the beneficiaries through Aadhaar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a recent review of the progress of UID project and DBT scheme, has asked authorities to accelerate the delivery of benefits and expand the applications of the Aadhaar platform. He also asked to examine the possibility of incentivising states through a one-time sharing of a portion of the savings, as a result of successful implementation of DBT schemes.


    Roving AFND camera stops to click nature's wonder

    : An yellow-spotted lizard was found in E-sector, Naharlagun, on Tuesday after the couple saw it inside their kitchen and killed it. A passerby termed it Gecko having high market price because of its medicinal value.

    Roving AFND camera stops to click nature's wonder

    Yellow-spotted lizards (Lepidophyma flavimaculatum) grow to about 12.69 centimetre in length, though most are smaller. They have an earth-toned ground color, with shades of brown, gray and black. Numerous yellow spots cover their dorsal and lateral surfaces. Yellow-spotted lizards have flat, triangular heads with large scales along the top. Their bodies are covered in small, granular scales, but their tails have rings of enlarged scales or keels. Their mouths are full of small, sharp teeth, but they lack venom or fangs.
    The 2003 Disney movie "Holes" featured aggressive, venomous creatures called "yellow-spotted lizards." No such animals exist. Although Mexican beaded lizards and Gila monsters do possess venom, neither lizard species looks or behaves like the creatures in the film. The term "yellow-spotted lizard" is most often used to describe a small, harmless species of the family Xantusiidae. Yellow-spotted tropical night lizards live in decaying logs in wet climates. Its average life span is around 10-15 years in the wild.


    Wangham launches eServices

    ITANAGAR | Jul 07 | : The weeklong state level celebration of Digital India Week, organized by the IT & communication department, concluded with the launching of series of  e-services by S&T, Civil Aviation, Supply & Transport  Minister Thanwang Wangham here on Monday.

    Wangham, in his address, said that though the physical progress of the state and its people has been quite slow and 80% of the state's population still lives in rural areas without access to IT, the Digital India Programme aimed at bridging the gap between the government and the people living at the last border. The programme intends to ensure that the government services are made available to every citizen electronically which would reduce paperwork. The initiative also includes plan to connect rural areas with high speed internet networks.
    "Digital India envisages transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy thereby making every Indian well informed and connected with the government activities," Wangham said that "Our Govt headed by Chief Minister  Naba.m Tuki has a plan to bring scientific tempo in the working of the state machinery for effective administration of development activities including digitization of land records, PDS, Census, employment exchange, economic household survey records and ILP system besides e-governance coverage to all departments for speedy development.
    While urging the citizens to learn more about this programme and participate in various events, Wangham said, "I hope Digital India programme will enable easy update of all government records and statistics"..
    IT secretary Gaken Ete, in his key note address, explained the importance of Digital India Programme having three key areas - Digital infrastructure as a utility to every citizen, governance & services on demand & digital empowerment of citizens and its impact in day to day lives.
    IT & communication director Neelam Yapin Tana, in her address, highlighted the weeklong celebration including prize distribution to the winner of inter-school quiz & painting competition held in various schools with Chimpu VKV, KV No 2 Itanagar and KeV No 1 adjudged 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize winners while in painting competition, Chimpu VKV and Donyi Polo Vidya Bhawan School, Itanagar shared the 1st prize,  2nd and 3rd went to KV-I and Chimpu VKV  respectively.
    The minister awarded commendation certificates to four village level entrepreneur for effectively using common service centre projects- A web based enable e-governance services in rural areas, including application forms, certificate, and utility payments such as electricity, telephone and water bills etc..
    Wangham earlier launched mobile governance, online inner line permit (ILP), online small savings system, all IT projects implemented by the GoAP
    State informatics officer Joytish Roy also spoke on the importance of the Digital India.
    Reports of such celebrations have been pouring in from various parts of the state including at NIT, Yupia, Bomdila, Seppa, Tezu, Roing, Changlang and Yingkiong involving all sections of the society and the officers. (DIPRO)

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    State ANMs to attend national convention

    ITANAGAR , Jul 07, 2015: A 20-member delegation of Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) & Lady Health Visitor (LHV) lead by ANM Association president Namne Mena and secretary Tuyi Poyom Tato have left for New Delhi today to attend a national level convention of ANMs, convened at New Delhi during July 10-12 next.

    The convention is being organized by Academy for Nursing Studies and Women's Empowerment Research Studies" (ANSWERS), an NGO, with the objective to create awareness among the ANMs relating to their career advancements, other service avenues and also to establish a homogeneous pay and other allowances system in the country for uniformity, according to a CoSAAP release.

    Tatu cracks IIT JEE-2015

    NAHARLAGUN , Jul 07, 2015: Tagru Tatu son of Tarang Tagru and Yapi Tagru of Gimba village, Tali circle, Kra Daadi district has cracked IIT JE- 2015.
    He being the first from his district and securing top 3 position in the state and 406 position in all India level merit has made it a proud moment for the people of such a remote pace
    Tatu, who completed his Cl-XII from Chimpu VKV, won laurels for his families, community, schools and the states.

    ACCI takes up traders' problems

    NAHARLAGUN , Jul 07, 2015: The Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) office bearers interacted with the Capital Complex business community, on various issues, particularly tax related, recent problems, especially regarding the transporters and forceful donations in an emergency meeting at Hotel Tosum here today.
    ACCI, led by president Techi Lala and GS Tarh Nachung, has agreed to meet tax & excise minister and commissioner to highlight traders' problems, according to an ACCI release.

    Lala highlighted the issue of no entry of vehicle and appealed to the DC concerned to re-look at it and in particular, to allow the small delivery vehicle/thelas to deliver goods as it has been causing lots of hardship to the transporters and the trading community. He also urged the GoAP to expedite Banderdewa-Itanagar road reconstruction as damaged road was the root cause for the transportation and its related problems.
    Nachung, expressed concern over the mushrooming of unauthorized nakas/check post by various organizations, which has been causing unnecessary hassles to the traders and urged the district administration to look into the matter and act promptly.
    On the entry tax, ACCI has appealed to the tax and excise commissioner to continue the 15-day grace period given to the transporters to deposit the entry tax as they have been genuinely and sincerely paying taxes, which has been abruptly discontinued without any written communication.

    GoAP lacks accountability: BJP

    ITANAGAR , Jul 07, 2015: Funds for various development projects and welfare schemes of the state have been sanctioned and released by the GoI, but the GoAP is not in a position to rise up to the minimum level of performance for lack of accountability, commitment and lack of governance, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav has said.

    Madhav, who during his two-day state visit addressed series of meetings separately with state office bearers, legislatures, senior leaders, among others to take Stock of the present political situation of the state, has expressed concern over the dismayed performance of the present ruling Congress Govt. in the state, a BJP release said.
    The BJP-led NDA Govt is committed to cooperative and competitive federalism, whatever amount have to be sanctioned and released from the GoI has been released, at the same time the GoAP should ensure timely executions and submit utilization certificates on time. The GoAP is required to perform and visible and cannot overlook development activities and wellbeing of state's people, he said.
    While reviewing party organization, he called upon the party cadres and legislators to work hard and united, as the party has bright future in NE states, Arunachal in particular, the release added.

    AACWA lauds GoAP

    ITANAGAR , Jul 07, 2015: The All Contractors(TM) Welfare Association (AACWA) has lauded the GoAP led by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and PWD Minister Gojen Gadi for notifying the 1% earnest money deposit (EMD) for tribal contractors in any tenders/ quotation works of all GoAP departments. The order will boost the morale of all tribal contractors and upcoming young entrepreneurs for bring down the EMD from 2% to 1%, AACWA said in a release.

    NES fumes at attempt to divide the community, cautions to be on guard

    ITANAGAR , Jul 07, 2015: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) today condemned the desperate vested interest to create rift in between the members of the Nyishi community motivated by self-interest for personal mileage with assurance of power and allurement and propagating threat perceptions to some of our youths, including executive members of Nyishi community based organizations which cannot be digested and tolerated at all cost.

    Stating this while addressing media persons at the press club here today, NES president Bengia Tolum said that the "Nyishis are no more novices to the game of "Divide & Rule" perpetrated by the divisive forces as we have amply endured for so long in the past".
    Such forces are nursing and nurturing lesser known self-proclaimed organizations without any iota of credentials except creating trouble to the community and state's people. Ironically, they are also forming Nyishi community-based organizations without the knowledge of the Nyishis, he said.
    "Whoever may be, in case of any untoward incident or law & order problems, whoever may be the mentor shall be squarely held responsible and we appeal the Nyishi community members to distance themselves from such divisive forces laced with ill intent to harm the integrity and interest of the Nyishi fraternity in particular and the state as a whole. It is imminent that such move with ulterior intent shall be a political misadventure".
    Tolum also enlisted efforts to further the pan-Arunachal identity and demanded that the GoAP should institute an enquiry commission to unearth any mis-management during the tenure of longest serving finance minister Kalikho Pul, who has been leveling allegations of financial mis-management.
    "We have no objections on any other enquiries made on scheme/project specific where prima facie embezzlement of fund could be established, but, we are completely against painting bad picture of Arunachal Pradesh and trying to stop inflow of central fund for state's development," he said.
    He further clarified that the All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU), All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) & Nyishi Nyem Acham (NNA) under the umbrella of the apex body NES are only three Nyishi-based social organizations and the community shall not take cognizance of other Nyishi community-based organizations, if any. However, he appealed to all sections of the Nyishi community to be ever vigilant in protecting the overall interest of the community & the state while thwarting any tactical move to jeopardize the unity and integrity of the community.

    GREF personnel & CPLs o save 2 lives

    DAPORIJO , Jul 07, 2015: The 128 RCC of GREF, involved in construction of road in most difficult and inhospitable terrain from TCC to Taksing, saved the lives of Tania Chader, 32, and his son Tanu Chader, 11, by their prompt action and selfless service.

    The father-son duo, belonging to Limeking circle, were trekking down from Reddi to Limeking on July 3 when suddenly a heavy tree and debris fell on both of them near Oju Suku Nallah along TCC-Taksing road. The GREF personnel of 128 RCC & CPLs, who were working nearby, immediately rushed to the site and rescued them.
    Tanu, who was unable to move, and his injured father were carried on improvised stretches and taken to the nearest road head to Kete Nallah after trekking 4 hours in thick jungles and inhospitable terrain. Both individuals were taken to Limeking MI room, where they were given first aid, their condition stabilised & later brought to Daporijo for further treatment.
    The timely action saved two precious lives proving the humanitarian role of GREF. (DIPRO)

    Inter school drug awareness seminar held

    KHONSA, Jul 07, 2015: The first ever Inter School Drugs awareness seminar on the theme "Let's be aware and make aware" under the aegis of Science & Technology department A.P. in collaboration with Don Bosco Youth Centre, Khonsa was held today here at Don Bosco Youth Centre Conference hall in which 12(twelve) students from various school were participated in the speech competition.

    While addressing the huge gathering Capt Shahid Yunas RMO 1st Assam Rifles who was also chief guest on the occasion said that the youth and students of tirap must be aware of negative impact of drugs/ brown sugar and kani which is prevailing and spreading day by day in the Tirap-Longding region which may leads darkness to the young generation in the day to comes. The Chief Guest urged students to follow the foot print Ranphoa Ngowa son of a farmer inhabitant of Kheti village of this Tirap district who cracked civil service in UPSC exam recently adding that people of Tirap are innocent though some outsiders are creating anti social activities in the district as such he appealed all the students who were attended in the seminar to avoid which is harmful to health as well as against the mankind.
    Dr. Palash Rakshit, SMO who was resource person of the day presented power point with the help of projector screen during the seminar also highlighted about the negative impacts of drugs/ brown sugar, kani, alcohol, tobacco etc. Dr. Rakshit had also suggested the students to be more conscious person adding that consciousness is more important than to becomes an officers in any rank. Chathun Hakhun of Christ The King School, Khonsa was declared topper of the seminar "Let's be aware and make aware" and prizes were given away by Chief Guest Capt Shahid Yunas 1st Assam Rifles. The over all programme was conducted by Fr. George, Director DBYC, Khonsa, Leamkai Wangpan, former state level science congress runner up & state representative and Longhua Wangpan, former state level congress runner up.
    The seminar was attended by ADO Naiphu Wangsu, teaching staff from various schools including govt. school and private school of Tirap district. DIPRO

    ATA demands SBI to review decision

    ITANAGAR , Jul 07, 2015: Pointing out that state(TM)s teaching community draws uppermost salaries constitutes highest number of account holders in the SBI across the state among the GoAP employees and thereby contributing largely to the bank(TM)s growth, the Arunachal Teachers(TM) Association (ATA) has objected to the SBI decision to limit the personal loan granted to teachers to 12 times of their salary.

    The decision been adversely affecting the teaching community who mostly rely on the loan amenities provided by the bank to meet their financial obligations of daily life, an ATA team met the SBI regional manager here recently and submitted a representation for reconsideration of decision on personal loan limit and raise it to 18/24 times of gross salary to within this month.
    The ATA had served an ultimatum to the SBI Regional office here in this regard in 2013.

    Mission Indradahnush performance reviewed

    SEPPA, Jul 07, 2015: Reviewing the performance in Mission Indradhanush of all medical health centres of East Kameng district at Kameng Hall here on Monday, DC Sandeep Kumar Sing urged the medical officers to complete the target of full dose immunization and cover all children in the final round.
    He asked DMO Dr. N. Geiyi to furnish the list of non performing ASHAs and disburse the incentives of ASHAs/anganwadi workers after the final round of immunization.

    ADC Pooja Jain asked the doctors to work out modalities and make more efforts for coverage of law coverage areas and get correct figures of fully immunized and non-immunized children before 4th round to leave none.
    Dr. Geiyi also spoke on the occasion. (DIPRO)