News from the district

1. Wednesday, 19th June PR Election Schedule Notified
2. Monday, 17th June District Level Training
3. Monday, 17th June Zilla Sainik Board to be Revamped
4. Saturday,15th June DC Takes up Meet with Education Authorities Holding Various Responsibilities 
5. Monday, 10th June Jarkop Doke ( Lendo) Selected for NDA Army
6. Saturday, 4th May Training for Presiding, Polling Officers Held
7. Friday , 3rd May SP Holds Pre-poll Meet with Contesting Candidates
8. Friday, 27th April DC for Welfare and Safety Measure in Govt. Offices
9. Thrusday, 26th April DEO Holds Meet With Wine Shop and Hotel Owners: 
10.. Thrusday, 25th April DEO Promulgates Strict Order on Defacement of Public Property

June 19: PR Election Schedule for Tirbin notified

The State Election Commissioner has notified the General Elections of members to all Gram Panchayats/Anchal Samities & Zilla Parishad Constituencies 
of 7 Tirbin & 7A Tirbin Anchal Samities under West Siang District scheduling date of issue of Public Notice by Returning Officer on 18th June, Last date of filling 
nomination 25th June, date of scrutiny of nomination on 27th June, last date of withdrawal of nomination on 1st July, date of poll on 17th July and date of counting on 22nd July.

The Returning Officer(s) of 7 Tirbin and 7A Tirbin Anchal Samities have issued public notice of intending election under Rule-4 of the Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj (Conduct of Election) Rules, 2001 on 18th of June 2013 positively.

June 17: District Level Training

ATMA, West Siang District Aalo, conducted training cum demonstration on food processing and preservation techniques through Jam and Pickle preparation under Extension Reforms on 14th June last. Altogether 168 farmers of which 135 were female of various Self Help Groups from Aalo East & 
West Block of the district including officer escorts DAO cum Project Director ATMA, Sri Karbom Riram, Shri J. Jini, ADO (ATMA), Shri Nitum Riba, ADO (ATMA) along with resources persons Miss Kennie Angu (BTM), Miss Annu Taloh (BTM), Miss Nisha Jugli (SMS), Miss Mopi Bagra (SMS) and Miss Bharti Loyi (SMS) were present in the training programme.

The farmers witnessed the display and demonstrations of different fruits and vegetables processing and preservation techniques. Detail processing steps on preparation of Jam and Pickle were given to the farmers to encourage them for making use of the available resource grown in abundance in the place like Peach and green chilies at the present season and also to took step on the processing field to produce in commercial scale so that it can also serve as a source of income to different members of society like Self Help Group and farmers.

Smt. Higam Ango, ZPM, Aalo (East) Lower was also present during the training programme.

June 17 : - Zilla Sainik Board to be Revamped.

The maiden meet on West Siang Zilla Sainik Board was held under the Chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner Shri M.K. Sahoo on14th June last. The meet reviewed the functioning of the Board and registration of ex-servicemen in the district Presiding over the meet, the DC insisted on generating awareness among the Ex-servicemen in the district to register their names so that they can avail schemes and facilities marriage, child education, health care, service relaxation, land allotment on priority etc. The board requires activation to ameliorate the condition of ex-servicemen and stressed on certain amendments to include board members who are really concerned to carry forward the tasks assigned to them. Hearing the suggestions from the members, he also assured to write to Govt. on fund and schemes that can benefit the Ex-servicemen.

The Nodal officer of the Board, Shri Dorjee Nima highlighted the activities of the Board and disclosed that only 12 Ex-servicemen could register their names and forms are being issued to encourage more registration of names. The SP, Lt. Colonel Admin 5 Mountain Brigade, Gumli Lollen ex. Chairperson and others opined on building a strong association to come up for their own cause. Shri Tagi Duping, Gen. Secretary Ex-servicemen and others also presented the problems faced by them.

June 15 : - DC Takes up Meet with Education Authorities Holding Various Responsibilities

Aalo June 15:- In its effort to make education scenario more vibrant and inculcate sense of responsibility, the West Siang Deputy Commissioner Shri M.K. Sahoo took up an elaborate meeting with education authorities holding different responsibilities at Cluster, Block and District level at Hotel West on 14th May last. All principals, Vice Principals, Headmasters, BEOs, and CRCs from all parts of the district took part in the all important meet.

While addressing the gathering, the DC said that the district has been educationally advance and has a legacy of producing many a luminary of the state and such trend should be sensitized among the young generation through self confidence building measures and objective assessments in all institutions. All infrastructures in different locations require proper monitoring by the field officials and teacher taught ratio and over staffing at township areas needs streamlining so that light of education percolate down to far flung areas where schools remain defunct or face acute shortage of teachers. The school lands need proper identification and encroachments of school land, downsizing the important project under National Flagship Programme, absence of teachers for long duration and registration of fake names in the school for drawal and other contractual works that put negative impact on the people who are really concerned for the cause education will not be tolerated in any way, he said while passing a cautionary note to all responsible officers of the department. He exhorted the officers of the department to work hand in hand as a cohesive unit with a sense of commitment to nurture the young generation and sort out all ills and problem that largely plague the education department as health of a society largely depends on education. The DC also patiently heard the grievances and problems put forth by the education officers and assured to take up with the govt. at appropriate levels.

While welcoming the gathering, the West Siang DDSE Shri Tomi Doke dwelt elaborately on all measures to improve the education scenario of the district under centrally sponsored flagship programme like SSA, RMSA, Mid- Day Meal and Shakshar Bharat. Education being the largest department in the district, problem within is enormous and need coordinated effort to solve all key issues. He urged the school authorities to ensure timely receipt of Mid Day Meal items, timely submission of ACRs, report returns by the Block Education Officers to know the ground realities and reiterated non participation of many schools in state sponsored Science Exhibition, seminars, Congress and other literary activities. He also urged the education officers of the district to get requisite qualification as desired by the govt, for future promotion. Shri Moli Tato, DAEO expressed his gratitude to one and all for the successful meet and said that such congregation will go a long way to sort out the problems of the department.

June 10: Jarkop Doke ( Lendo) Selected for NDA Army.  

Shri Jarkop Doke ( Lendo), son of Shri Bomjar Doke(lendo), the present Bango Cum-General Secretary BCC (I) is one of the successful candidates from Bhopal Centre who is in the order of merit in SL. NO. 178 out of 636 selected candidates at all India level to under go training at National Defense Academy, Pune. He started his academic career from UKG to Class V at Little Rose English School, Basar and now converted to Amity Public School from 2001-2006. He was selected for Sainik School, Imphal where he studied Elementary Education from 2006-2008 and selected for Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun from 2008 to this year 2013.

There were more than 5 lakhs Aspirants who applied for NDA out of which more than 8500 candidates could appear examination at all Indian level in four centres at Allahabad, Coimbatore , Bangalore and Bhopal. This is the second achievement of this kind after Sri Simon Doke (lendo), the son of Er. Tahi Doke (Lendo), Executive Engineer, PWD Basar who was selected for NDA Air force last year. All section of Lendo Clan on be half of all lendo Ao welfare Association, extend their heartfelt congratulations to Sri Jarkop Doke and Sri simon Doke for their great achievement and bringing laurel to lendo Clan and entire Arunachal Pradesh. 

May 4: Training for Presiding, Polling Officers Held.

The election training for more than four hundred Presiding, Polling officers and Attendants for Aalo West and East gets underway at Govt. H.S. school auditorium today. 

Personally supervising the training, the West Siang DEO Shri M.K. Sahoo asked all officials nominated for election to discharge their duties in a responsive manner for successful and free and fair election. Election process is a sensitive issue and need careful handling as small mistake committed may lead to restart of the entire process. All officials engaged in election duties are direct representatives of the State Election Commission and the Presiding Officers have been given enormous power during the time of election and success of the election largely depend on their wisdom and knowledge. They should act as per the manual of Presiding Officers handbook and discharge their duties without any fear or favour, he said.

The District Panchayat Development Officer Shri Moki Loyi highlighted the main objective behind conducting the training. He disclosed that list of the officials to be engaged in 52 Polling Stations under Aalo East and West have been finalized and no request for exemption from duty will be entertained. The names of the officials engaged in duties polling station wise and movement plan will soon be circulated to everyone. The Master Trainer, Shri Henrik Basar HDO dwelt at length on do and donts, operation of Ballot Box, Sealing, maintenance of Presiding Officers Diary etc. through lecture and power point presentation. The ROs, AEROs of Aalo East and West were present.

May 3: SP Holds Pre-poll Meet with Contesting Candidates

The West Siang Superintendent of Police S.C Yadav, Town  Magistrate Shri Tumge Loya and Dy. SP A. Boruah took an elaborate pre-poll meet  with the contesting candidates for free and fair Panchayat election at Gumin  Kiin today.

Addressing the gathering, the SP said that the meet has been convened to  build up mutual trust and coordination among the police, administration and  panchayat leaders for a peaceful panchayat poll and police will discharge its  duties on its merit without any fear and favour to any political party. He  appealed the panchayat leaders to act as role model to take their supporters  towards positive direction without giving any scope for law and order problem and  urged them to abide by the various provisions under the model code of conduct  circulated to them from time to time.

Participating the discussion, the Town Magistrate Shri Tumge Loya said  that a congenial society cannot be thought of without administration and proper  policing. The growing problems within the township is a cause of concern for all  of us and both the wings have to act tough to contain the growing bad elements  and this can be possible with the cooperation and support of the people.  Intensive checking and night patrolling is being launched and appealed the  people to bear with any inconveniences as everything will be done for the larger  interest of the citizen, he said.

The Dy. Superintendent of police A. Boruah gave a detail briefing on the  election code of conduct and appealed everyone to work within the framework of  the law. Policing is always meant for the welfare of the people and law abiding  people should always cooperate them. He expressed his anguish for not complying  with the order for deposit of arm which has led to shooting a brother by the  brother at Rigo village. Stern action will be taken for such incident, he said.

April 27 : DC for Welfare and Safety Measure in Govt. Offices.

In a series of circulars issued to all Government offices, the West Siang Deputy Commissioner Shri M. K. Sahoo has asked all offices of the district to display Citizens Charter in English and Hindi Language in front of their respective offices providing information to general public as well as to make the service delivery system more transparent and accountable. Similarly a board displaying the details of the PIO with respect to Right to Information Act 2005 should also be placed in a conspicuous place of the office premises. The DC has also requested all HODs to make a routine procedure of sending each and every information to DIO, NIC Aalo on every Friday for updating the official website of the district for information of general public.

As a precautionary measure all government offices must be provided with Fire Extinguishers and sensitize about its use among office staffs. First Aid Box should also be installed in govt. offices in consultation with District Medical Officer. The DC has also asked all offices to maintain cleanliness in every office and asked to dispose off unserviceable items that are found scattered in the office premises and special attention must be given to toilet blocks, gallery, visitors rooms and other space in their respective offices. The DC has obtained compliance reports from all offices within a week time..

April 26 : DEO Holds Meet With Wine Shop and Hotel Owners:

As a part of exercise to contain law and order before the ensuing Panchayat election, the District Magistrate cum DEO, Shri M. K. Sahoo called a meeting with Hotel Owners, Wine Shop whole sellers and retailers, at Conference Hall of DCs Office on 25th April last. Briefing the provisions under election code of conduct, the DEO appealed the hoteliers and wine shops dealers to cooperate the administration and police in regulating the time and sale of wines and routine checking of all hotels to contain any unwanted elements that may take refuge to disrupt the election procedure. The DEO insisted on closure of all wine shops in time; discourage bulk purchase sticking to Govt. prescribed norm on quantity sale of six bottles of hard drink and one case of beer to each buyer, sale of any kind of alcohol to minor and strict observance of dry days as regulated by the authority. All hotel owners have been asked to make entry of guests with proper identity proof and install CCTV at their business location wherever possible and this will help the police immensely to contain present day crimes. The recent raids carried out at  different locations have revealed unhealthy signs that may send wrong signal to our society, he said.

Speaking on the occasion, the Superintendent of Police Shri S.C Yadav disclosed that misguided youth under the influence of alcohol may create crime and nuisances and all of us are affected. The forces in the district are limited and they likely to be engaged in multiple natures of duties and people should cooperate the police to crack all unwanted elements. Laws are equal to all and police force will be working within the ambit of law and any unpleasant reaction may be reported to him, he said while responding to few problems raised by the 
hotel owners Shri Kenge Jini and Lido Bagra. The DEO and SP also assured to check the commercial outlets of liquor without any valid license and sought the cooperation of all to tackle such menaces. 

April 25 : DEO Promulgates Strict Order on Defacement of Public 

The DEO West Siang Shri M.K Sahoo issued a strict order to defacement like wall writing, pasting of Posters/papers or defacement in any other form, or erecting/displaying of cutouts, hoardings, banners flags etc. shall not be permitted on any Government premise including civil structures herein.

In the case of Halls/Auditoriums/Meeting venues owned/controlled by the Government/ local authorities/ PSUs/Cooperatives, if the law/guidelines governing their use do not preclude political meetings therein, there is no objection to it. It shall be ensured that the allocation is done on equitable basis and that there is no monopolization by any political party or candidates. In such venues displaying of banners, buntings, flags, cut-outs, may be permitted during the period of meeting subject to any restriction under the law/guidelines in force. Such banners, flags, etc. shall be got removed by the party/individual who used the premises immediately after conclusion of the meeting, and in any case within a reasonable period after the meeting is over. Permanent/ semi-permanent defacement such as wall writing/pasting of posters etc. shall not be permitted in such premises.

In any political party/candidate/person indulges in defacement of any property in violation of the local law, if any, or the above instruction, the Returning Officer/District Election Officer shall issue notice to the offender for removing the defacement forthwith. If the political party/association/candidate/person does not respond promptly, the district authorities may take action to remove the defacement, and the expenses uncured in the process shall be recovered from the political party/association/candidate/person responsible for the defacement. Further, the amount also shall be added to the election expenditure of the candidate concerned, and action shall be initiated to prosecute the offender under the provisions of relevant law( under the law relating to prevention of defacement, if any, or under the provisions of general law for causing willful damage to the property of other). 

In private vehicle, subject to the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, Rules there under and subject to court orders in force, if any, flags and stickers may be put on the vehicle by the owner of the vehicle on his own volition, in such a manner that they do not cause any inconvenience or distraction to other road user. 

On commercial vehicle, display of any flag sticker etc. shall not be permitted, unless such vehicle is a vehicle validly used for election campaign after obtaining the requisite permit from the District Election Officer/ Returning Officer and the display thereof in original on the wind screen.External modification of vehicle including fitting of loudspeaker thereon, would be subject to the provisions of Motor Vehicle Act/Rules and any other Local Act/Rules Vehicle with modifications and special campaign vehicle like Video Rath etc. can be used only 
obtaining the requisite permission from the competent authorities under the Motor Vehicle Act.