Arunachal-State News in Brief- 07 March 2017

Roing- Mission Indradhanush phase IV Reviewed

The third District Task Force on immunization held a meeting to review the progress of Mission Indradhanus Phase-IV-1st round of the mission under the Chairmanship of Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner, Roing,  Deepak Shinde, IAS, at DC’s Conference hall here on Monday.  Speaking on the meeting, DC expressed dissatisfaction on the report submitted by the heath workers of some blocks and urges the Medical team for proper maintenance in recording data’s under both MI & RI drive . He also exhorted them to submit due list and micro plan well in advance and directed them to submit all relevant reports by 31st March 2017. Advocating on those parents who are reluctant to immunise their children for religious issues or other reasons, he directed DMO to form a team including their religion leaders to convince them for immunization.

Pangin- Chakka Bandh from 

The Siang District Headquarter Welfare Committee (SDHWC), Pangin has declared seven days ‘chakka bandh’ within Pangin from March 15, starting at 5 am, in protest against the alleged move to shift the district headquarters of Siang from its notified permanent headquarters Nyobo (Perang-Lampang). In a release, the SDHWC claimed that the High Court (HC) has neither given any verdict against construction of permanent structure at Nyobo nor has it directed the state government to constitute any committee to assess the ground realities.The SDHWC stated that the Power Minister had recently given a press statement to a daily that the HC has given verdict for not constructing any infrastructure either at Nyobo or Boleng. “We will fight tooth and nail against any move or attempt to shift the district headquarters from Nyobo,” the SDHWC said, and demanded early development of infrastructure at Nyobo while also opposing shifting of any district heads of departments from the notified permanent district headquarters.

Yingkiong- Swachh Shakti Saptah Celebrated 

Swachh Shakti Saptah has been celebrated at Simong Gram Panchayat of Upper Siang District Arunachal Pradesh on March 3 last. During the celebration Er. L.K. Srivastava, AE (PHE & WS) Yingkiong has focused the importance of “Swachh Shakti Saptah” as to make Swachhta a part of daily life & habit & necessary to dedicate the entire week upto international women’s day on 08/3/17 with Co-operation of women, so that entire upper siang district would be made open defecation free by 2nd Oct’ 2019. In order to highlight the role of women & recognize their leadership in Swachh Bharat Mission, the GP wise events honouring women champion will be also achieved & mission was proposed to be achieved by creating awareness, construction of house hold toilets, Public toilets, School/Anganwadi toilets & solid/liquid waste management.

Itanagar- Training on e-governance 

 A three days training programme on ‘e-governance’ in two batches simultaneously, one for Capital Complex and the other for district administration officials, commenced at ATI, Naharlagun on Monday. The programme is under 100% course fee sponsorship of Department  of Personnel & Training, Gov of India. A toal 50 participants from various departments from district level,  ministerial staff, engineers, lecturer, stenographer and draughtsman etc took part in the training.  Addressing the inaugural session, Director ATI Pate Marik informed that the basic purpose of the programme is to sensitize the officials on e-governance initiatives of the Govt of India towards efficient administration in public delivery service. He said, “In the eyes of common people these days, public servants are all corrupt and are not able to deliver services as per expectations of citizens.” Therefore, he advised the officials to devote their duties with utmost sincerity in an ethical way. He also emphasized that being public servants, we need to maintain ethics and values commonly accepted by citizens and should always maintain utmost transparency.

 Itanagar- Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin)

Arunachal-State News in Brief- 07 March 2017In a bid to take stock of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) in the State, PHE&WS Minister Bamang Felix along with Parliamentary Secretary Kumsi Sidisow joined a hurriedly called meeting of field level officers from the district including executive engineers, assistant engineers and consultants. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister gave a clarion call to the field level officers to be on preparedness with a “holistic” plan to achieve the objective of SBM-(G) to make the State Open Defecation Free (ODF) one year ahead of the national target of 2nd October, 2019.He also stressed on assessing the ground status of all the GPs and Blocks within two weeks’ time including reassessment of additional households & non-existent/defunct toilets to make it ODF in true sense.

Ziro- Potin to Bopi in deplorable condition

The All Lower Subansiri Youth Association on Monday sought that the state Governor constitute an inquiry committee on renovation and maintenance of road from Potin to Bopi which is in deplorable condition, plagued with potholes. Informing that the Ministry of MoRTH, GoI has sanctioned Rs 10 crore for maintenance of the said road, the Association alleged that the contractor is renovating the work without using sand, stone chips, boulders and bitumen. It further alleged that the implementing agency is not monitoring the work properly, and demanded that the inquiry committee should be headed by an officer not below the rank of Commissioner.

Aalo- Relief to Gaur Hill Fire Victims

The Joint Working Committee of Arunachal Pradesh Trade Unions (JWCAPTU) on March 4 distributed relief items to the fire victims of Gour Hill, Aalo. A team led by JWCAPTU Chairman, Changma Tajo distributed blankets, buckets and other household items to nine affected families.Later in the day, a mass meeting was held at Aalo Club, attended by more than 300 casual, contingency, W/c and contract employees from various departments of Aalo and its adjoining circles.Giving a clarion call to the working community to be ready for rigorous agitation ahead, Tajo made it clear that the fight was not against any political party or the present government. He informed that the fourth phase of agitation is scheduled for March 29 and 30 next. During “Taal March cum Mass Rally” all the workers from districts would actively participate and conclude in the premises of their respective Deputy Commissioners, ADCs, EACs and submit charter of demands, he informed.