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Tuki opposes quota system

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 July 2015 12:00 AM GMT


ITAGAR, July 8: Opposing provision for district-wise quota system in competitive exams like Aruchal Pradesh Joint Entrance Examition (APJEE) and Aruchal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC), Chief Minister bam Tuki today said that introduction of such system will create problem for the State government.

Responding to a Zero Hour discussion raised in the house by Tirong Aboh, pleading the government to provide special quota for insurgency-hit Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts in such exams, Tuki informed that such system was existed during 1995-2002 but had to abolish after Gauhati High court banned the system after a case filed in the court by a person.

He said, the state government in order to improve the educatiol scerio of the districts had already established government schools besides reputed private institutions like Sharada Mission School at rottam gar in Tirap, R K Mission school at Deomali (Tirap) and Vivekanda Kendriya Vidyalaya at Jairampur in Changlang district.

Moreover, he said, there is equitable distribution of seats in technical courses outside the state for students from the three troubled districts.

Stating that there was no dearth of talents in the state, the chief minister referred to Rangpha Ngowa from Tirap, who cracked the civil service exam conducted by UPSC in 2014. “To provide employment to the youths of the districts, the state government has already created 1900 posts of police constables and officers out of which, 1769 have already been posted,” he said adding, “We are expecting fund from the Centre under police modernization.”

Earlier Aboh while raising the issue informed the house that the three easternmost districts of the state were suffering from insurgency and unemployment problems besides rise in number of drug addicts.

Citing the example of Assam and galand having special quota provisions for youths he said Assam had such provisions for the youths of Karbi Anglong and Bodoland while, galand has provision for the youths from the Konyak tribe.

He also cited the example of union HRD ministry for allocating special quota for the Kashmiri pundits.

While pleading the government for keeping special quota for the youths of the three district, Aboh said that such a step would ensure equitable development and bring a solution to channelize the youths.

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