FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, March 25: The Aruchal Pradesh government has appealed to the public to defy the proposed 12-hr Capital Complex bandh called by All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) on March 26.
Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi in an order asked all the government employees in the state capital to attend offices. He also instructed all the head of departments to ensure cent percent attendance of employees on that day unless there is a pre-sanctioned leave. “All state government offices, educatiol institutions in capital complex, including the civil secretariat and departmental offices will remain open and state transport buses ply on that day,” it said. “Anybody found absent on the bandh day without prior permission would be liable to be treated as uuthorized absent and the salary for the day will be deducted invariably,” the order cautioned. The chief secretary instructed the DGP to provide maximum police support to the district administration and other offices wherever required to ensure that no untoward incident takes place. Meanwhile, Capital DC Mige Kamki on Tuesday held a meeting with market welfare committees of both Itagar and harlagun, members of transport associations, SP, SDPO in view of the proposed bandh call. The representatives of Itagar Market Welfare Association, harlagun Bazaar Welfare Committee and Transport Associations have reportedly assured to run all kinds of business and services as usual during the bandh day, the DC informed.
They requested the District Administration to make adequate security arrangements to deal with any kind of untoward incident during the bandh and also to issue a circular asking all shopkeepers to keep their shops open.
They further appealed to ANSU call off the proposed bandh and adopt other democratic means of protest.