Arunachal- State News in Brief, 13th April 2017

Khonsa- Free Medical Camp

A free medical camp was organized for the villagers of Konnu village, Longding district along the Indo Myanmar border by the Khonsa Battalion of Assam Rifles in a joint effort with District dministration. A total 376 patients male – 105, female – 120 and children -151 were treated with free medicines along with an interactive session was also organized with the masses. Wherein people of Konnu villagers were educated about HIV/ AID, Hepatitis, Malaria, Water borne diseases. Hygiene and Sanitation as a part of awareness campaign in the remote areas. While expressing their happiness, the villagers of Konnu  appreciated the effort been rendered by Khonsa Battalion Assam Rifles adding that Konnu village is the remotest village of India bordering with Myanmar  and they urged to continue organizing such camp in future too.

Tezu- Tezu Airport going to be a reality soon

Giving thrust to the dream of turning Tezu into a viable Regional Growth Centre (RGC ) as envisioned in the 2017-18 budget, the only civilian airport in the entire state under construction here is soon going to be a reality. Under the active initiative of the district administration, most of the pending formalities have been completed. Now only few necessities like pruning of trees in the vicinity and other unauthorized activities to facilitate smooth landing of flights remain to be seen.  A meeting was convened in the DC’s chamber regarding the same to ensure completion of the Airport at the earliest possible. DC Danish Ashraf directed the representatives of Airport Authority of India (AAI) to submit detailed observations of what remained to be done for early operation of airport by the district administration. Ashraf informed that a calibration flight testing was already completed earlier. This is near about to the Airport being already functional, but we want to leave no stone unturned before opening the Airport for public use, he shared.

Tezu- Training on protection of children from sexual offence

An awareness camp and training programme on protection of children from sexual offence (POCSO) act 2012 was held under the aegis of department of ICDS.  The programme started with a thorough session on juvenile related cases pertaining to the act by advocate Sasamlu Minin. Various procedures for appeal and disposal of cases were explained by her. The Police department gave a session on filing of complaints under relevant sections of IPC. It is pertinent to mention here that nine cases were registered under the POCSO Act in the district from 2013 to 2017. Out of which 7 were registered in Tezu circle and 2 in Sunpura. The district legal services authority explained about rights of victims to avail free legal services under this act.

Pasighat- Bakin Pertin General Hospital

Development is gradual process. Bakin Pertin General Hospital was established century ago, in 1912 by British government had setup a small medical unit on the bank of river Siang but over the years become an ultra modern hospital in the state due to untiring efforts of doctors, paramedical staffs and supports of the government, stated the East Siang Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak today while chairing the 10th Governing Body meeting in the hospital’s conference hall. The hospital has been equipped with sophisticated equipments/instruments, specialized doctors and trained assistants. It has exhibited excellent performances and provided quality care and services to the patients of entire Siang belt including some parts of lower Dibang Valley and neighboring state Assam so far, deserves more appreciation.

Siang- Consultative Committee Meeting

A District Level Consultative Committee Meeting of all the representatives of the Banks in Siang District and the Chief Manager, Lead Bank Office, Pasighat was held at the DC’S Conference Hall, Pangin under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Siang District  Rahul Singh. In the meeting, the DC sought an update on the implementation of various Government Schemes like PMEGP, SJGSY, WCC etc in the district. He also sought the status of performance of the banks in the district under the New Annual Credit Plan 2016-17. He took a stock of the availability of ATMs,  POS, CSP, Treasury and Currency Chest in the district and directed the bank representatives to make available the same at the earliest. He also directed them to target optimum financial inclusion under PMSBY, PMJJBY, APY, PMMY, Digital India etc and conduct Financial Literacy Campaigns with special focus on the importance of digital transactions, opening and linking of accounts with AADHAR  throughout the district so that the customers are aware and well informed about the various banking schemes and services and can reap it’s maximum benefits. He further directed the bank managers not to deny opening of zero balance accounts to the customers.

Pasighat- Student’s Union identified Labours without ILP

All Bogong Students’ Union (E) and All Rani Students’ Union members have identified Four Labours working without ILP,  and handed them over to the police . They were booked under Sec. 3 of Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act 1873 and they will be produced before magistrate. The Student’s union has alleged that, the department of Urban Development was engaging the labourers without ILP.  The Student’s union has  appealed all the departments not to engage any labourers without proper ILP. Both the Student’s Union ABSU (E) and ARSI have also raised deep concern over heavy influx of Bangladeshi migrants into Pasighat and its vicinity areas who are now engaged by our local landlords as tenants in their vast land.