EDITORIAL

Letters to The EDITOR

Preventive Measure

Resolve Indo-Chinese border tangle

China, as usual maintain dogmatism over Arunachal Pradesh, never accepting that it is a part of India. Recently, China destroyed more than 300 maps showing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of India. The latest move of China implies that it is all set to attack India. Incidentally, our security forces have foiled many attempts of the Chinese soldiers trying to trespass India’s border adjoining Arunachal Pradesh. A report published in your esteemed daily (The Sentinel, April 13) under the caption ‘Delhi Worried over China’s move’ suggests that China is reinforcing military facilities near the Tibet-Arunachal Pradesh border. Prior to this, China’s move to enter India crossing the border near Doklam was thwarted by the Indian Army. A strategic affairs expert, commenting on the latest move of China, is of the opinion that India should intervene urgently to avert anymore skirmishes. The report further suggests that China is making a possible ammunition storage facility. We are afraid the skirmishes referred to above may snowball into a full-fledged war with China. We may add that during the last five years, India also consolidated its military base. But one must not be complacent. Without loss of time, India must take up the border issue bilaterally with China.

Ashok Bordoloi,
Dibrugarh.

 

Logic behind three portals for filing submissions centrally

Presently at least three web-portals www.pgportal.gov.in, www.helpline.rb.nic.in and a similar on website of Prime Minister as -Write to Prime Minister- are there for enabling people to lodge submissions with portal www.pgportal.gov.in handling only complaints, but the website of Prime Minister has also been entertaining suggestions and feedback. All the three portals are managed by Department of Administrative Reforms of Government of India in the same manner.

All these portals should be combined and simplified by providing all special characters in the unified portal duly publicized by retaining maximum character limit to avoid people filing extra-long submissions. But provision of suggestions and feedback must be there. In case all the three portals are to be retained, then also all special characters should be allowed with portal www.pgportal.gov.in equipped to handle suggestions also.

Responses on submissions made must be e-mailed rather than those having made submissions required to track responses from the portals. Provision of transferring submissions to concerned ones by those having received submissions may also be there.

Subhash Chandra Agrawal,
1775 Kucha Lattushah,
Dariba, Chandni Chowk,
Delhi-110006.