FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, April 6: Principal home secretary Dharmendra Sharma on Sunday toured East Kameng and took stock of the security, electricity, and other issues affecting the district and its people. Besides inspecting the progress of work on the Trans-Aruchal Highway project in the district, Sharma held meetings at Pakke-Kessang and Seppa with deputy commissioner Sandeep Kr Singh, the SP, the general mager of Sushee Infra Ltd, and other officials, official sources said here today.
After listening to the problems faced by the officials of Sushee Infra (the firm engaged in TAH works), he directed the district administration to prepare a “detailed, stretch-wise plan for deployment of security forces, along with the induction and de-induction plans.” During the meeting at the DC’s conference hall here, the power department executive engineer, along with officials of power developers like GMR, CESC, and EDCL provided information about the statuses of their projects.
The principal secretary directed the power developers to include the cost component of the security arrangements at the initial stage itself in the DPR “as it would be the most effective way to carry out the works.”
He directed the power developers to ensure that the government is informed in advance about infrastructure requirements for the construction of dams, etc, and directed the DC and the power EE to send the details regarding the Khuppi line.
The DSP brief the principal secretary on issues such as the shortage of SIs and police barracks, and enumerated the cases of crimes in the district.
Asserting that “zero tolerance” would be adopted in cases involving open display of arms in public and private offices, Sharma said, “Such cases shall be booked under the Arms Act and action shall be initiated for cancellation of arms license.”
He also directed that habitual offenders and extortionists be kept under constant surveillance and booked under the Aruchal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act if necessary.
The principal secretary later inspected the jail, the CRPF camp, and the police station here.
Sharma also visited Chayangtajo and inspected the police station, the KGBV, the tourist lodge, and the under-construction 33/11 KV power sub-station there. Expressing dissatisfaction over the construction of the tourist lodge, he directed the contractor and the executing agency to modify the lodge’s weak rooftop.
In the meeting with the ADC and other officials, Sharma took serious view of absenteeism and said it would not be tolerated. “Though Chayangtajo is one of the remotest subdivisions, all the basic requirements of the residents can be provided if there is availability of officers and staffs,” he said.