Sulabh International founder calls on the Governor

ITANAGAR, Feb 4:The Founder of Sulabh International Social Service Organization, New Delhi,Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak and Secretary, Gandhi Darshan, Hyderabad, Shri G.V.V.S.D.S. Prasad called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 4th February 2019. They discussed on Swachh Bharat Mission and 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Dr. Pathak briefed the Governor about Sulabh International Social Service Organization. Shri Prasad, who is the Secretary, Gandhi Darshan, Hyderabad also briefed him about the initiatives of Gandhi Darshan, Hyderabad.
The Governor emphasised on promotion of cleanliness amongst the cities, towns, and villages. Keeping of the surroundings and dwellings clean must be propagated and practised by one and all, he said.
The Governor shared his experiences and initiatives of Raj Bhavan towards the Swachh Bharat Mission. He suggested for joint action of Sulabh International and State Governor of Arunachal Pradesh for a concrete and tangible result in keeping with the Mission of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Chief Minister held an interactive session with the heads of the department and government officers

PASIGHAT | February 4:Chief Minister Pema Khandu today held an interactive session with the heads of the department and government officers here in presence of DCM Chowna Mein and MLA Kaling Moyong.
Speaking during the occasion, CM said the state is eager to march ahead in all development spheres and invited the officers for their say on way forward. He said Arunachal is a blessed land and has potential to become one of the richest state in India. He said looking after the welfare of 1.4 million population of the state should not be a Herculean task if there is will to serve. He said the state along with Nagaland has earned bad reputation in corruption and said it was time to come out of such menace. He said those in position today must take the lead else we can’t expect things to get better later on when having lost the opportunity we could have made things better when we had the chance.

Chief Minister said bureaucrats are the main pillars of the government and their selfless contribution is vital for the growth of the state. He said politician comes and goes but bureaucrats are there to stay for long and hence their greater role in creating better system.

Chief Minister said he will never go for appeasement politics and that his dream is to make Arunachal a better place. As long as he is in chair, he will run the government without fear and without bowing to any individual interest but only in the larger interest of the people of the state.

He also said he wish to empower the institution of deputy commissioner and wish to give more roles to officers to decide on development matter. He said entire planning process is being changed so that development aspirations of grassroots people are fully implemented.

Later the Chief Minister also held an interactive session with members of trading community and heard their grievances.

Chief Minister launched the third leg of Arunachal Rising campaign at Nari

NARI | February 4:Chief Minister Pema Khandu today launched the third leg of Arunachal Rising campaign here in presence of DCM Chowna Mein, MLA Kento Rina, MLA Kaling Moyong, MLA Tatung Jamoh, MLA PD Sona and MLA Olom Panyang.

Speaking on the occasion, CM said during his course of Jan Sampark Yatra, he had the opportunity to visit every corner of the state and meet people, which gave him tremendous happiness. During his meeting with people, people told him about the way they are coming to know about government flagships programme of which earlier they had no idea.

In the past even many elected officials didn’t knew about the important central schemes and many such information were holed up somewhere, said the Chief Minister. He said places such as Tirap, Longding and Changlang districts saw deprivation of central schemes with such schemes being implemented only in few pockets in the state.

However, the situation is different today with central schemes being implemented evenly across the state irrespective of the constituencies ruled by ruling or opposition party, said Khandu. To make development inclusive and to fight the past deprivation, Chief Minister said the state government has emphasized that central schemes be implemented on need basis and not on the basis of pick and chose.

Chief Minister appreciated the district administration for carrying out 15 Sarkar Aapke Dwar camps in the district and reaching out to more than 44,000 beneficiaries. He said administration has done commendable job despite shortage of officers and staffs due to the district being newly created.

Chief Minister assured the people that within this year he would lay foundation for new district secretariat and all infrastructure works for setting up of district headquarters will be taken up. He also said the issue over location of district headquarters will be resolved in the coming days.

Responding to a one point public memorandum, Chief Minister promised to sanction funds for construction of intra district administrative road connectivity from new Sirem Circle to Koyu Circle.

On digital connectivity, Chief Minister said the centre has sanctioned Rs 1700 crore for the state but the work has been held up due to litigation issues in Supreme Court. Chief Minister said the matter has been taken up with the centre to resolve the matter with urgency to which the centre has assured to take up immediately.

Society will progress if our girls are educated: Governor

<strong>Governor expresses his hope that new district will new pace of development and prosperity for the District</strong>

ITANAGAR, JAN 24: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) visited the newly created district of Lepa Rada on 23<sup>rd</sup> January 2019.

Addressing a huge gathering, the Governor said that the new District of Lepa Rada is the long time hope and aspiration of the people of the district come true. He said that the District is created to bring administration within the reach of the people and expressed his hope that it will harbinger new pace of development and prosperity for the District.

The Governor said that among others, road and internet communication are the most important factors for development. He appealed to the people to cooperate in the developmental process by facilitating the government officials in their duties, particularly in construction of road by willingly providing the required land. The people have to create conducive environment for development.

The Governor said that State will witness development, only if the funds provided for the purpose are utilized properly and 100 percent of it is used for the purpose it is meant for. He called upon the officers, contractors, public, Gaon Burahs to ensure that projects and programmes are implemented with honesty, transparency and accountability.

Receiving a one point memorandum for airport in the district, the Governor said that if airport is built, it will be for the convenient of the present and future generations of the State. The citizens of the State need not worry about the safety and security of the State as India is now capable enough to fight off any threat to our national territory and sovereignty, he said while assuring to take up the issue with the concerned authorities.

Local MLA Shri Gojen Gadi and Deputy Commissioner Shri Duli Kamduk also spoke on the occasion and briefed the Governor on the challenges of the newly created District.

First Lady of the State Smt Neelam Misra, Superintendent of Police, Smt Swetha Chauhan, government officials, public leaders, senior citizens, youth, students and general public of the District were present on the occasion.

On his return journey to State Capital on the day, the Governor addressed a public meeting at Garu, Lower Siang District. He urged upon them to change the mindset and encourage entrepreneurship. Our youth should be job providers and not job seekers.

Emphasising education, particularly amongst the girl children, the Governor said that society will progress if our girls are educated.

Escorted by Deputy Commissioner of Lower Siang, Shri A.K. Singh and Superintendent, Shri Taru Gusar visited Malithan.

Shri Singh briefed the Governor about the new initiative of the District administration for the convenience of pilgrims to Akashi Ganga and Malithan.

Third leg of Arunachal Rising campaign held at Dumporijo

DUMPORIJO | JAN 24: The third leg of Arunachal Rising campaign led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu and accompanied by MoS Home Kiren Rijiju was launched here today in presence of MLA Paknga Bage, MLA Punji Mara and other dignitaries.

Chief Minister on the occasion distributed land compensation cheques worth Rs 53 crores for the land acquired by the Indian Army at Bora Ropuk village. Distributing the cheque to representatives of 47 families identified as the beneficiaries, Chief Minister thanked the role of MoS Home in expediting the land compensation within short time. He said across the country, no land compensation is being paid by the Indian Army except in Arunachal as special case.  Responding to a public memorandum for recruitment of porters in Indian Army and other jobs for locals, Chief Minister assured to discuss the matter with the Army authorities.

Chief Minister appealed the people to maintain harmonious relation with Army, paramilitary forces. He said Tawang people has benefitted enormously with such relations and thanked the locals for giving away their land for defence establishments. He suggested that a festival celebrating the civil-military friendship can also be celebrated here as it is celebrated in Tawang and West Kameng district. Chief Minister further spoke on the achievements made so far by the state in the last two years. He also spoke on the objectives of Arunachal Rising campaign and the benefits of Sarkar Aapke Dwar being conducted across the state.


Third leg of Arunachal Rising campaign launched

KOLORIANG | January 23, 2019: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday launched the third leg of Arunachal Rising campaign here in presence of MoS Home Kiren Rijiju, local MLA Pani Taram and other dignitaries.

Chief Minister on the occasion dedicated the Paniasang administrative circle, 2x500kw Payu MHS, district museum, district court, Chera Talo district hospital, office of the superintendent of police, mega water treatment plant, working women hostel, rural works department sub-division at Patuk and Govt Secondary School at Nikja. He also laid foundation for an Industrial Training Institute and fire station.

Chief Minister in his public speech commended the appreciable work done by the local MLA in his tenure and assured that after the new government is formed after the 2019 election to conduct the first development meeting here. He further assured to take up all public demands for infrastructure development in the Kurungkumey district such as Advanced Landing Ground, mega hydro at Kuru River, multipurpose stadium and a ring road for Koloriang town with promise to fulfill it as early as possible. Chief Minister on the occasion informed that a new Kendriya Vidyalaya for the District has also been cleared by the centre.

Chief Minister on the occasion said it is our responsibility to take Kurungkumey district ahead in all development sphere. He said due to lack of infrastructure development in the district, there has been wave of migration of population towards state capital Itanagar for want of better living conditions. He said in coming days the state government will give development push in the district in such a way that it will stop distress migration and will start reverse flow of migration towards the district.

Chief Minister on the occasion also took note of the regular absence of heads of department, government officers and officials from the district. He requested the deputy commissioner to take strict disciplinary actions against such erring officers.

Chief Minister also on the occasion promised to raise honourarium for Gaon Burahs, ASHA workers and Angandwadi workers by bringing the matter in the cabinet for discussion. Further he promised to create more number of teachers posts exclusively for SSA teachers for their batch wise regularisation. He said the state government had earlier created about 400 teachers post for SSA teachers.


Chief Minister Pema Khandu arrived at Nacho on Tuesday on his maiden visit here accompanied by MoS Home Kiren Rijiju for the launch of third leg of Arunachal Rising campaign.

Speaking at a public function, Chief Minister said people of Arunachal are largely unaware of govt programmes and policies and hence they fail to avail benefits from such programmes. He said to bridge the gap between the government and the people, a Jan Sampark Abhiyan has been started under the banner of Arunachal Rising campaign. He said the campaign has covered all parts of eastern district and is currently covering the central and western areas of the state. He said under the campaign, Sarkar Aapke Dwar has been launched and the deputy commissioners have been carrying out the outreach programme to inform the people about govt policies and programmes including providing on spot services to the people. He said till date more than 3 lakhs beneficiaries have benefitted from the SAD camp.

Chief Minister said due to rigrous campaign under SAD camp, more and more people are now aware of the govt policies and programmes. He said the purpose of the government is not to work in close doors but to provide maximum benefit to its people by reaching out to them.

The Governor visits Darak Circle

Ensure that fund provided for development programmes are hundred percent used on the ground: Governor

ITANAGAR, JAN 23:The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) visited Darak Circle, one of the interior Circles of West Siang District on 22nd January 2019. The Governor, who is on a district tour of newly formed Districts of Shi Yomi and Lepa Rada, interacted with the officials and villagers of the Circle.

Stating that road, electricity, education and health are required for progress of the society, the Governor urged upon the people to ensure that fund provided for development programmes are hundred percent used on the ground.

Emphasising on active involvement of the public in the developmental process, the Governor reiterated on transparency, honesty, accountability in utilization of developmental fund, The officials must be prepared for review and audit and where ever required, mid course correction must be made, he said.

Earlier, Local MLA Shri Nyamar Karbak briefed the Governor of the developmental activities in the Circle.

First Lady Smt Neelam Misra, who is promoting indigenous loin loom presented a DVD, titled, Buniya ki Ranggi Duniya’ to Deputy Commissioner Swetika Sachan on the occasion.

During his maiden visit to the Circle, the Governor and First Lady of the State Smt Neelam Misra paid obeisance at Benji Liine, a sacred places for both indigenous and Hindu believers. .

Earlier in the morning, the Governor, accompanied by local MLA Shri P.D. Sona inspected the Advance Landing Ground at Mechuka in Shi Yomi District. He interacted with the Air Force officials and abreast himself of the latest development.

Arunachal Rising campaign at Daporijo and Taliha

DAPORIJO | January 23, 2019:Chief Minister Pema Khandu today launched the third leg of Arunachal Rising campaign here in his Jan Sampark Yatra covering the western districts of Arunachal accompanied by MoS Home Kiren Rijiju, MLA Punji Mara, MLA Pangka Bage, MLA Dikto Yekar and other dignitaries.

Earlier Chief Minister on his arrival inaugurated the mini outdoor stadium, extension of community hall at Ekke village, CC steps and concrete railing at Ringdo Tarak and Riley Sokio, extension of Mell Botom tourist lodge, model district library &amp; reading room, installation of solar street light at model village Taksing and Gelemo and approach road from PWD road to Gumsing model village.

Chief Minister further visited the Sarkar Aapke Dwar camp being held at Si-Donyi ground and inspected the stalls put up by different departments. Chief Minister appreciated the successful campaign carried out by the district administration and lauded for reaching out to more than 12,000 beneficiaries in more than 8 Sarkar Aapke Dwar camps conducted so far. He also appreciated the administration for registering more than 200 families for free LPG connections under PM Ujjwala yojana. On the occasion, CM gave away free LPG connections to the beneficiaries. He also felicitated the ASHA, Anganwadi workers, progressive farmers and the winners of the essay competition of Arunachal Rising campaign. He also issued certificates to the beneficiaries under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP).

On the occasion, the CM released an Arunachal Rising campaign brochure and pamphlets that contains detail information on all flagships programmes of the state and the centre. Chief Minister appreciated the district administration for bringing out such valuable booklet and requested it to be distributed widely to the public.

Later addressing a public function, Chief Minister responding to a four point public memorandum submitted assured to address all connectivity issues as the government is giving highest priority on connectivity. He informed that under PMGSY centre has allotted about Rs 4000 crore and more funds are waiting to be sanctioned. He informed that Upper Subansiri district alone has 10-12 projects under PMGSY sanctioned.

He further informed that for construction of a new school building for Govt High Sec School of Daporijo, sanction orders for a construction of new building have been already issued. CM informed that in his visit here in last November 2017, he was shocked to see the extreme dilapidated condition of the school and hence promised for its reconstruction. He further assured that for construction of infrastructure at permanent site of the Govt Degree Model College here, a fund of Rs 15 crore will be sanctioned by Jan 30 next. He requested the concerned department to immediately submit the DPR for its immediate approval.

Arunachal Rising campaign at Taliha

Chief Minister Pema Khandu today launched the third leg of Arunachal Rising campaign in Taliha in his Jan Sampark Yatra covering the western districts of Arunachal accompanied by MoS Home Kiren Rijiju, MLA Punji Mara and other dignitaries.

Speaking at a public function, Chief Minister said road map is being prepared and state government with help from centre is working to develop connectivity in TALIHA and Nacho area. He said once connectivity improves, the region will see decrease in distress migration as people are migrating towards district headquarters Daporijio for better facilities and opportunities.

On the occasion he informed that under PMGSY, five road projects has been launched in the Nacho-TALIHA region. Informing more about development projects in the region, CM informed that more than Rs 10 crore will be sanctioned for construction of a meeting hall in Taliha. He further informed that Rs 10 crore has been sanctioned already for construction of a stadium here.

State government will reconstruct and refurbish all the infrastructures

DAPORIJO | January 23, 2019: Chief Minister Pema Khandu today informed that the state government will reconstruct and refurbish all the infrastructures of the schools, hospitals and all government office buildings across the state that were constructed during the Union Territory days.

Chief Minister informed in a review meeting held today with the heads of the departments, govt officers and officials while taking the review of the implementation of all important flagships programmes of the state and the centre.

He said the old Assam type building constructed during UT days that has outlived its usefulness will be reconstructed in a phase wise across the state. However, challenging the task may be but the mission to phase out all such buildings will be completed, he added.

He further appealed the govt officers to begin making corrective steps for better Arunachal, else the state will not be able to come out from the rule of muscle power and money power. He said today’s youths are frustrated with the ways things are in the government and seeks to see change and desires the government to cleanse the system. He said the onus lay on people who are in the position today – to bring change and to give back to the society. He said politicians are only policy maker but real ground level implementations of govt programmes and policies has to be executed by the govt officers and hence the greater responsibilities.

Chief Minister further said he is in constant touch with the public through social, SMS and WhatsApp and received information through them about the lack of sincerity on the part of govt officers and their regular absentee from office. He appealed them to be sincere in their duty as their insincerity will affect the development of the state. He said the times have changed and thinks are not like as it used to be earlier. We can’t sit idle and the state government has to submit its performance report every two months to the PMO, said the CM and informed that PMO is constantly monitoring the performance of the state and sends back their remarks on area where the state is lagging for improvement.

Chief Minister further said the state government is always sympathetic to the cause of its government employees and had accordingly implemented the 7th CPC, increased the retirement age, implemented the tough location allowances and increased the monthly wages of its workers. He said the state government is in receipt of further submission from the govt employees for actions to be taken for their welfare. CM assured that all such genuine demands will be fulfilled in days to come.

CM launches AR campaign,dedicates water conservation project

ZIRO, Jan 21: Chief Minister Pema Khandu today launched the third leg of Arunachal Rising Campaign here in a public function also attended by MoS Home Kiren Rijiju, MLA Tage Taki and MLA Likha Saaya.
On the occasion, Chief Minister dedicated the Water Conservation Project and Eco-Tourism Resort to the people of Ziro located at Siikhe village. He said the water project will ensure easy availability of water for drinking and irrigation purposes, conservation, and development of eco-tourism site. The project built at the cost of Rs 4.5Cr is estimated to give an annual income of Rs 45 lacs benefitting 48 families, said the CM. He thanked the local community for donating land for such important project, which was donated under the banner of Siikhe Multipurpose Cooperative Society. CM assured to hand over the project site and eco-tourist lodge to the society to run the project on lease as gesture of appreciation.

Chief Minister further dedicated an Industrial Training Institute to the people of Lower Subansiri district. He inspected the newly constructed building and appreciated the quality work done by the RWD department. He said the work has been done meeting the project timeline, whose foundation was laid in November 2016 and urged the same to be emulated by other departments. He said the institute will initially begin its academic session with intake of around 70-100 students with 5 trades.

On the occasion, Chief Minister laid the foundation for augmentation of water supply for Hapoli Township with capacity of 6.32MLD. He said the project was sanctioned after persuasion with the DONER ministry with agreement on Rs 20 crore funding under NESIDS and rest Rs 8 crore from the state government. He issued strict instructions to the executing agency PHED department to complete the project within two years and said by early 2020, the project should be completed for inauguration. He said the project will almost end the water woes of Hapoli Township and will be in service for 30 years.

Chief Minister later inaugurated the memorial gate of Dani Kunia Govt Hr Sec School of Ziro, which is named after the first Agency Councillor of NEFA, late Dani Kunia. He also unveiled the bust of late Dani Kania erected inside the school campus, which was followed by a dedication song in memory of the late leader. Chief Minister paid homage to late Dani Kunia and also met his family members.

A large public meeting followed the inaugural programme, where the Chief Minister launched the Arunachal Rising campaign. Speaking at the event, Chief Minister spoke on the achievements of the team Arunachal government in the field of education, health, connectivity, education etc. He also highlighted on the important flagships programmes under the state government and central government and spoke about the number of beneficiaries being benefitted under the Sarkar Aapke Dwar programme.

He also spoke on the connectivity issues touching on the subject of mismanagements in compensation regarding the Potin-Pangin and Joram-Koloriang road. Sending out clear signal for strict action, Chief Minister said if anyone found involved in compensation scam under his government, they wont be spared. He said actions have been taken on those involved in Joram-Koloriang compensation scam with accused involving a deputy commissioner, businessmen and other high profile people. He said the compensation has now been finalised for Joram-Koloriang under strict monitoring and evaluation and will be distributed to the beneficiaries accordingly.

He said the first phase of Potin-Pangin road covering 40kms have report of excess compensation as per the compensation evaluation carried out by the government. He said the list of excess compensation paid will be put up in public domain for the public to see. Also SIC has investigated the matter and case registered. He also said actions will be taken on the govt officials who are found to have misappropriated the compensation amount. He requested the beneficiaries to return back the excess compensation amount to the state exchequer lest they should face action. Chief Minister appreciated the voluntary giving up of compensation money recently by several individuals and their assurance for zero compensation claims to facilitate speedy execution of highway works.

Further Chief Minister said under NDA govt, all works that were pending under previous government has been completed and speed up. He informed that in next month, PM Narendra Modi will come to Arunachal to lay foundation for Hollongi Airport, Sela Tunnel, inauguration of 110MW Pare HEP, Tezu Airport and for the launch of new DoorDarshan channel – Arun Prabha, a 24×7 news channel.