7th Dec 2017 10:12:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter

ITANAGAR, Dec 7: The All Papum Pare District student’s union (APPDSU) on Thursday served a 7-day ultimatum to the state government to fulfill its pending demands and threatened to launch a series of capital bandh calls until their demands were addressed.

The union has been demanding removal of 627 names of Chakmas and Hajongs from the electoral roll of 14th Doimukh (ST) assembly constituency including cancellation of all the benefits, revocation of all order issued by previous government relating to creation of various departments in Papum Pare including DC for capital complex, DDSE and DLRSO and other line departments.

In a press conference, President, APPDSU, Nabam Tado expressed surprise that names of Chakmas & Hajong were included in the electoral roll when the vexed refugee case is still pending in the Supreme Court.

“The inclusion of Chakmas in electoral roll will be violation of Section 107 (1) (a), Rule 9 (1) (a) of the Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Act, 1997 and Section 3 (1) of the Citizenship Act, 1955,” Tado pointed out. 

Tado raised apprehension that if their names are not deleted immediately then they might claim inclusion of their names in the electoral roll for the panchayat and the general elections in near future.

He also demanded the government to revoke its order vide office memo number, FOR 223/71, which granted the refugees the right to settle temporarily at Kokila from Magoni to Changamara river, notified during the NEFA days. 

Referring to PILs filed by few Chakmas, which is still pending in court and yet to be disposed off, Tado urged the government to appoint an experienced advocate to clear the pending cases between Ms Mirina Chakma vs APPSC and another one filed by Amal Kumar Chakma.

“The state government should appoint the best advocate to pursue both cases as we can’t take chance in such a sensitive matter which will determine the fate of indigenous people and our state,” Tado said.

Tado also demanded immediate termination of the officer, who is responsible for accepting forms submitted by four Chakma candidates and publishing their names in the selection list of the candidates to appear in APPSCCE prelims examination.

Over the creation of extra Capital Complex DC, DDSE and DPC for capital complex, Tado questioned the state government’s move to create extra posts when entire officers including DC were made accessible to the public at Yupia.

Though there is separate DC, DDSE and other line departments in capital complex, Tado alleged that the Ministry of Human Resource Development has not approved separate plan for the capital for the implementation of national flagship programs like RMSA, SSA etc due to absence of Gazette notification for the declaration of capital complex as district.

Creation of these posts serve no purpose for public interest rather state exchequer is being wasted for the salary of these officials including other expenses, he added.

“There are many newly created districts which are facing acute shortage of sufficient manpower and officials. Instead of unnecessarily creating such post in department of education, the government should post officers, staffers and teachers to resource-crunch areas,” the union further added.


Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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