Arunachal News


APCC submits memo on refugee issue & job scam

From our correspondent
Itanagar, Nov 10: A delegation of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) led by its president Takam Sanjay called on Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra at Raj Bhawan on Thursday and submitted a six-point memorandum.
In the meeting, the governor urged upon the political party to keep a tab on the health and education sectors, a report from the PRO said.
Mishra also emphasized the cleanliness drives through change in mindset of the common citizens. While expressing his deep concern on rampant encroachment, particularly in educational institutions, the governor called upon the Congress to explore ways and means to address the issue as a social obligation.
The Congress opposed granting of citizenship to Chakmas and Hajongs in the Arunachal and urged the Centre to review and re-constitute the High Power Committee constituted by UPA government. The committee was headed by joint secretary (Home) where the State government, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) and representatives from Chakma-Hajong communities were its members. However, the dialogue process has stopped since then.
Another demand in the memorandum related to the new Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy (TRP). The Congress agreed to renewal of old TRP with three designated camps at Tenzing Gaon, Tezu and Miao-Bordumsa.
“The consent of the State government and its people were not taken when the new TRP was adopted and approved by the NDA government in 2014 for expansion of TRP areas and issue of trading licenses to Tibetan refugees. The Congress vehemently opposes the issue of new trading licenses as we are protected by the ethics and philosophy of Eastern Bengal Frontier Regulation Act of 1873,” the memorandum stated.
The other demands include recruitment of 100 post of teachers under Bhoti language in Tawang and West Kameng districts from  local indigenous Monpas and Sherdukpens only and under no circumstances, any refugees be recruited under this policy, immediate investigation of job scam in Health department by SIT and improvement in State’s law and order scenario.