BOMDILA – JULY 23, 2020: A meeting on construction of 45 Community Sanitary Complex (CSC) under Samudayik Shauchalaya Abhiyan (SSA) in the district was held today at District headquarters Bomdila.

Deputy Commissioner Karma Leki suggesting construction of the Community Sanitary Complex (CSC) in the educational institutions, Community halls, cultural centers etc based on actual requirements directed the concerned agencies to liaise with their higher ups at Itanagar for completion of the projects within the stipulated time of three months ending September 15, 2020.

DC Leki also directed for discussion and proper coordination at the block and gram levels for proper convergence and execution of the works.

Earlier, EE(PHE&WS) initiating the meeting informed that the construction of the projects involves convergence of fund from SBM(G), FFC and MGNREGA and appealed for convergence by the concerned for completion of the projects within the given time frame and to meet the physical and financial target accordingly.

This is a flagship programme under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, GoI.

Gocham Taga, DIPRO

West Kameng, Bomdila.

District level Incident Response Team (DLIRT) meeting of Papum Pare District held at ZPC hall, Yupia

Yupia July 23: District level Incident Response Team (DLIRT) meeting of Papum Pare District held at ZPC hall, Yupia  today under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Shri Pige Ligu to discuss and review the preparedness and containment plan of Papum Pare district (rural).

While addressing all participants, Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu lauded the effort of all frontline workers who are working rigorously  to combat spread of COVID-19 in Papum Pare district, besides calling  them to work on war footing basis he said that we should be remain prepared for all eventualities be it to break the chain of transmission of virus or any natural disasters in the district.

Stressing upon strengthening preparations at grass root level, the Deputy Commissioner directed all admin officers to constitute Block Level Rapid Response Team with the support of Education and ICDS departments and submit the report within two days. He also asked  the admin officers to ensure that SOPs are strictly follow and owing to present situation of pandemic and  monsoon season, he further said that  admin officers should be able  to mobilize and take help of  local expertise during any natural disaster or emergency.

He also directed DF&CSO to maintain sufficient stock of food grains and to ensure that supply chain of  foodgrains are not affected for people living in vulnerable  remote circles like  Mengio, Tarasso and Tarasso and  District Transport Officer  to prepare actual requirement requirements of vehicle in administrative centres and other related activities for smooth functioning during any emergency.

He further directed District Surveillance Officer to constantly monitor with the help of DDMO Yupia  that Containment Zone Chiputha and Midpu areas are sanitized properly,  sufficient sanitization  materials are kept in ready for admin circles, issuing of medical bulletin of COVID -19 status every three days,  and to create complete awareness  on mandatory re-testing of Rapid Antigen Test whose results are negative.  He also asked SDO Doimukh to submit daily inspection report of Containment Zone Chiputha and Midpu areas.

Meanwhile District Medical officer Dr.(Mrs) Subu Tasso Kampu informed that medical department has already constituted District Rapid Response Team(DRRT) and within couple of days Lab Technicians, HA, NO, HWO and ANMs of three blocks Kimin, Sagalee and Balijan will be given training on Antigen testing process. She also stressed upon maintaining smooth communication among all groups and support to all health workers.

ADC Sagalee S.Lowang also shared the activities done by her team at Sagalee Sub-Division and ADC Kimin Likha Teji  also stressed upon need to follow SOPs and all appropriate behaviours of COVID-19 to fight against Pandemic Corona virus and assured all possible support to health team.

Admin Officers Tana Bapu, EAC Mengio, CO Tarasso Rome Mele and CO Gumto Marina Siram also spoke and requested for provision of sufficient testing kits, PPE, Sanitizers, vehicles  and weekly testing of frontline workers manning check gates respectively.  District Food and Civil Supplies Officer Honi Bayang and District Transport Officer Y.L Yumlam, DDSE TT Tara also spoke on the occasion.

Earlier, District Surveillance Officer Dr.R.R. Ronya presented an overview of Containment Plan and highlighted the role and responsibilities of district administration. She also requested all frontline workers to spread awareness and counseling to local populations to strictly follow all COVID-19 safety protocols.


Meb-Dhola road washes away, MLA Tayeng takes stock of situation.

PASIGHAT, July 23:Heavy downpour and rapidly rising level of river Siang caused massive soil erosion in Mebo subdivision of East Siang district. According to official sources, 400 hects (approx.) crop and land eroded by the river Siang. Govt. LPS, Sigar under threat from massive bank erosion and electricity connection to Namsing, Mer, Gadum and alsovillages of Paglam circle (Lower Dibang Valley) snapped due to washed away of 11KV OHT Line by the bank erosion. Official sources also added that Mebo-DholaRoad (MDR) connecting Mebo and Paglam has been eroded away a stretch of 550 mtrs by Siang River in between Kongkul and Namsing villages. However, it is reported that NH-513 PMY Road blocked at 36.500kms under NHIDCL likely to restore today.

Meanwhile, Mebo MLA Lombo Tayeng along with DC Dr. Kinny Singh, CE, PWD (Eastern Zone) Er. M. Bam, SP Rajiv Ranjan Singh, SE PWD, Er. Tapi Darang, EEs of PWD, WRD and Power and DDMO held a spot inspection today. After taking stock of the situation, MLA Tayeng asked all concerned to gear-up for alternative road making communication through immediately besides restoration of power supply in the affected areas. He asked the people not to panic but to extend help and cooperation to the administration and executive agencies.

EE, PWD Er. TaniTaki informed this evening that the department has already been arranged required man and machineries for the alternative road construction and expected to be completed within five days.

HK Roy

For DIPRO, Pasighat

DC Chairs Consultative meeting with NGOs& CBOs On Covid Situation, measures in place

PASIGHAT,July 23, 2020: A comprehensive consultative meeting was held with stakeholders on the Covid situation in the district under the chairmanship of East Siang Deputy Commissioner, Dr.Kinny Singh today.In view of the outcome of the meeting, the need for Lockdown at this period was deferred taking into account the report and Covid status in the district.
SP, RajivRanjan Singh, SDO, OliPerme and Admin Officers also attended.The DC while thanking the suggestions and opinions put forward, in the interest of the district in the collective fight against Covid-19 will be put into place.
Various suggestions like movement restrictions, regulation of market timing, enhanced enforcement and other regulations to check illegal entry etc will be implemented with the main objective to maintain Social Distancing,which will check the spread of the contagion Virus. We should all rationalize our efforts to achieve our desired goal, the DC added. Strict Instructions will be issued to Bank Authorities in connection with employees attending from outside as precautionary measures.
The DC also stressed that we all need to keep vigil and prepare strategies to face any challenges in future too and said that our collective fight of every citizen should continue by following all guidelines and SoPs.
Earlier, DMO ,Dr.Kaling Dai ,briefed on the Covid Status informed that all containment measures have been put in place at Containment Zone,Siluk Village-viz. surveillance, contacttracing,household disinfection, testing is being carried out. He informed that currently the situation is under control.
Further, the DMO informed that massive screening and mandatory Rapid Antigen testing exercise is being carried out daily at Ruksin Checkgate.
Earlier, all the representatives of CBOs and NGOs put forward their suggestions and opinions. They assured to cooperate and support the District Administration in the collective fight against the Virus.
The meeting was attended by Shri Oyem Dai, President, BBK,ShriOti Dai, Vice President, PMA,ShriOkomYosung, Secretary General, ABK Shri Talop Darang, Vice President, ABK, E/ Siang,Shri Kalen Komut, Secretary ( Admin) ABK, E/Siang,ShriTalutSiram, General Secretary, ABK,ShriAusteemMuang, General Secretary, ABKW, East Siang,ShriOyinYosung, President, AESDSU,Shri Oni Dai, President, ABSU,Shri David Siram, General Secretary, LBSU,ShriTonong Darang, General Secretary, AESDSU,Shri Mongol Gao, General Secretary, BBK,Shri Taber Tamuk, Chariman, COVID Warrior Smt. YamikDulom Darang, President, WASE,Smt. Joya Tasung Moyong, General Secretary, WASE.

Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein soft launched the online bill payment service for postpaid electricity bills introduced by the Department of Power, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh

ITANAGAR, July 22: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein soft launched the online bill payment service for postpaid electricity bills introduced by the Department of Power, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh through video conferencing today.

While expressing happiness over the initiative of the department, Mein said that with the launching of this system, consumers can pay their bills from the comfort of their home by logging into the Departmental Web Portal: or by Bharat Bill Pay Ecosystem through Various Payment Apps such as PayTM, PhonePe, BHIM, PayZapp, MobiKwik, etc. and net banking by various banks.

He said that it is a boon for the general people of the State during the COVID-19 pandemic as they need not have to stand in queue or travel to the Electrical Department Offices to pay their postpaid electricity bills.

Mein congratulated and extended his heartfelt gratitude to all the Officers and Officials of Power Department, Planning & Investment Department and all those involved for their tireless efforts in timely activation of this online bill payment system despite the lockdown.

From today onwards, consumers from 6 (six) R-APDRP (Restructure – Accelerated Power Development Reform Programme) Towns namely, Itanagar, Naharlagun, Pasighat, Roing, Tezu and Namsai can pay their bills through online. Very soon, the online bill payment system will be activated in remaining 3 (Three) R-APDRP Towns namely, Ziro, Daporijo and Aaalo. And 16 more towns of the state under IPDS (Integrated Power development Scheme) phase -II shall be included in the online payment after the implementation of the phase-II of the IPDS programme, Mein informed.

Power Department will also be launching the Prepaid Online Payment Service for Itanagar and Naharlagun within few days, the activation work of which is in final stage, he added.

For the convenience of the general public, the Department of Power is also initiating a Customer Care Centre, a first of its kind in the State wherein the department will enable the consumers to lodge their power supply related complaints or for any inquiry related to the Electricity Bills, over the phone by dialing 4-digit Pan-India Electricity Complaints Helpline Number ‘1912’, which will be effective from today onwards for 12 hours initially and will be made functional 24 x 7 in a later date soon.

This will benefits the most to those consumer living in far-fetched areas of the township to just call and express their grievances or inquire anything related to their electrical connections by phone.

Mein also expressed his gratitude to Tata Consultancy Services (Information Technology Implementing Agency of R-APDRP), National Payment Corporation of India (Implementing Agency of Bharat Bill Payment System), PayU (Implementing Agency of Online Payment) and Secure Meters (Prepaid Implementing Agency) for their assistance, support and cooperation.

While launching the online bill payment service, Mein successfully made his first online payment of his electricity bill for his residence in Namsai.

Among others, P S Lokhande, Commissioner Planning & Investment, Himanshu Gupta, Secretary (Planning & Investment), all the Chief Engineers, Superintending Engineers and Executive Engineers of Power Department also attended the soft launching via video conferencing.

A Devastating landslide triggered by incessant rain buried alive four family members of Shri Tana Nuka at Tigdo village

Yupia July 10: In a gruesome incident, a devastating landslide triggered by incessant rain  buried alive four  family members of Shri Tana Nuka at Tigdo village  at around 2.30am today.  In the incident Tana Nuka lost his two sons, daughter-in-law and 8 month old  granddaughter.  The deceased   were identified as Lt. Tana Martin alias Leij, 24, Lt.Tana John,17, Lt. Yabung Lingdum Tana,22 wife of Lt.Tana Martin and  Lt. Tana Yassum, their 8 months old daughter.Apart from human lives and property damage, many domestic animals including poultry, piggery and goats were also lost.

Meanwhile, on receiving the report of incident, Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu alongwith SP Jimmy Chiram, SDO Doimukh and DDMO Yupia immediately rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation. DC deeply condoled the sudden loss of precious young lives and consoled the grieving family to stay strong to bear irreparable loss.

Later on, DDMO In-Charge TM Tara handed over immediate relief of Rs, 25000/- to deceased father Shri Tana Nuka.


For Deputy Commissioner

Papum Pare District


Governor reviews telecommunication and internet connectivity

ITANAGAR, June 11:
East Siang DC, Dr.Kinny Singh The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) reviewed the telecommunication and internet connectivity in the State at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 11th June 2020. He observed that many parts of the State lack basic online connectivity, which is hampering numerous people oriented programmes and projects The Governor said that under e-governance, every project or programme has to be geo-tagged and progress and feedback of works have to be updated online in real time. He asked the Secretary IT Shri Abhyankar Ameya, IAS and General Manager, BSNL Shri Arung Siram to expedite the optical fibre laying and other
measure to provide internet connectivity in the State, including Sarli, Taksing, Tato, Yingkiong, Hawai, Hayuliang, Walong and Vijoynagar. The Governor asked the officers present of the IT Department and BSNL and National Informatics Centre to work in tandem to meet this pressing communication need of the people. Secretary IT Shri Ameya and General Manager, BSNL Shri Siram briefed the Governor about the projects taken up to provide telecommunication and internet connectivity in the State. DC takes meeting on district… sustained dissemination of awareness on preventiv measures,counselling of vulnerable population and combating fake news and panic.

DC inspects and distributes free rice to laborers

Anjaw, June 6
The Deputy Commissioner, Anjaw Shri Dagbom Riba inspected the School building of JNV under construction at Hawai near Hawai Officers Colony on 04/06/2020. He was accompanied by Circle Officer, Shri Rupir Siboh . He imparted awareness to the laborers for maintenance of social distancing and compulsory wearing of face mask at work site and distributed pamphlets on Do’s and Don’ts to laborers to contain spread of COVID-19. He also distributed free rice under Atma Nirbhar Yojana to 18(Eighteen) Stranded migrant laborers at Hawai as per list submitted by the work-in-charge. In order to ensure proper implementation of Atma Nirbhar Yojana and transparent distribution of free rice to the migrant laborers the Deputy Commissioner constituted a board under the Nodal Officer of Shri Jablong Krong(DL&EO) comprising of its members Shri Rabindra Nath Saha, ASI, Food and Civil Supply,
Shri Theo Theo, UDC, DC,s Office’ Shri.S.Kumar, PA . He briefed the board to ensure judicious distribution of the free rice to bonafide migrant laborers .

Chief Minister calls on the Governor for the Anti Covid-19 Measures.

Chief Minister Shri Pema Khandu called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 5th June 2020. They discussed about measures against spread of COVID 19, Aatma Nirbhar, developmental projects and law & order etc. The Governor commended the Chief Minister and his team for the anti COVID 19 measures. He shared his concern for the sudden spike of the number of positive cases in last few days. They discussed measures to be taken for strict adherence to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and protocol against Corona Virus spread. The Governor emphasised on strengthening the five pillars for Self-Reliant India, as mentioned by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, which are economy, infrastructure, technology-driven system, vibrant demography and demand. He reiterated that the State has advantage of limited population and can go extra step in fully utilizing the supplydemand chain. The Governor and Chief Minister shared ways and means to push forward the developmental projects, especially the cluster farming plans in the State and the road projects.
Earlier, the Chief Minister briefed the Governor regarding the initiatives taken by the State Government to meet the challenges posed by COVID 19, its impact on State economy and works as also way ahead to bring the development process on track

MLA participates in the plantation drive

Tawang, June 5:
On the occasion of World Environment Day Honble MLA Tawang Shri Tsering Tashi, today participated in a plantation drive organized by the 38th Bn SSB Tawang and NGO Human Rights First. Along with Officers and Jawans of SSB, Members of Human Rights first(NGO) Shri Tsering Tashi planted saplings in and around the premises of 38th Bn SSB Tawang. The theme for plantation was “Green Suits me, let us keep it that way”. The Tawang Riders club also joined the event with cycling to mark the day. This year world environment day coincided with Buddha Purnima as per local calendar, so after plantation the members assembled at SSB Budh Mandir within the SSB campus and hoisted the five coloured Buddhist religious flags and prayed for the welfare of whole sentient beings. Later MLA Tawang Shri Tsering Tashi interacted with officers and jawans of SSB and members of Human right first, appreciated their contribution for environment and earlier activities of civic action programmes during phases of lockdown. Shri Pema Chowang, President The Human Rights first informed Honble MLA Tawang on various activities taken up by Human Rights First and 38th Bn SSB Tawang during lockdown, right from Creating
awareness on Corona virus to free distribution of Rations to stranded workers and Villagers.