From our Correspondent
ITANAGAR, July 17: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today inaugurated the newly constructed office building of the Chairman of the Arunachal Pradesh Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) at Chandranagar here.
Addressing a gathering of KVIB officers and officials at a simple ceremony, Tuki asserted that khadi and village industry sector held a significant role in mitigating the problem of unemployment and its offshoot ills. He expressed concern that the Board that looks after such an important organ of the Government has been left unattended since many years and assured that his Government with support the Board in all its endeavours and make it a vibrant body.
“It is up to you to steward the Board and make the right proposals for positive considerations from the concerned ministries both at the Central and State levels,” the Chief Minister said directing to the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and CEO of KVIB.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by KVIB Chairman Taki Taba, Tuki assured consideration from his side provided, the Board came up with the right proposals keeping in mind the norms and guidelines of the Board and the Union Ministry of Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME).
Through the memorandum the Chairman sought creation of posts, transfer the 13 existing posts to Non-Plan head, creation of a corpus fund of Rs 4 crores, establishment of a Khadi Plaza in the state capital, approval of its Annual Operating Plan (AOP) of Rs 180 lakhs, up-gradation of the Doimukh based Multi Disciplinary Training Centre to a national institute and enhancement of tenure of the Board’s Chairman and Vice-Chairman from the present two years tenure.
Meanwhile, on the sidelines of the inaugural ceremony, the Chief Minister expressed grave concern over the Sunday incident that has shocked the State beyond imagination. Referring to the firing on a lady journalist by an unidentified gunman on Sunday evening in the heart of the State capital, the Chief Minister said it was unfortunate and unexpected.
“Everybody is concerned and worried including the Government,” he said and appealed all to stand united and cooperate with the Government to bring the culprits to book. He assured that the Government is leaving no stones unturned to deliver justice to the victim journalist at the earliest. For this, he appealed citizens to come forward with any information related to the incident that may provide a clue to the investigating agencies to zero-in on the person or persons involved in the brutal attack.