Unions serve ultimatum to CM

As always, the Government usually waits until the last resort. Here after several rounds, the student organizations take up this step. First memorandum was submitted to CS, then to the CM and now serving ultimatum. Hope there would be solution until further actions are carried out.


Unions serve ultimatum to CM

Source: AP Times, April 7, 2018

ITANAGAR, Apr 6: Claiming that their demand to disallow non-locals from participating in the panchayati raj system has not been met, the All Yobin Students’ Union (AYSU) and the All Arunachal Pradesh Anti Corruption Students’ Union (AAPACSU) on Friday served a 10-day ultimatum to the chief minister to address their demand.

The AYSU in its release stated that no initiative has been taken till date, despite the union having earlier submitted a memorandum to the chief secretary and the chief minister, urging the state government to bar non-APST settlers from the panchayati raj process in Vijoynagar circle of Changlang district.

‘Involving non-local settlers in the panchayati raj system is not permitted anywhere else in the state and is against the panchayat laws,’ the AYSU said. It said the exception being made in Vijoynagar circle ‘should be terminated for the greater good of our state.’

The AAPACSU in its release made the same demand, and called for suspension of the Changlang deputy commissioner and the additional deputy commissioner of Miao subdivision.

Both the unions have threatened to resort to ‘democratic action’ if their demands are not met within the stipulated time.

Orgs seeks removal of non-indigenous settlers

Source: The Dawnlit Post, 6 April 2018

ITANAGAR, Apr 6: Demanding immediate roll back of Panchayati Raj status extended to the retired Assam Rifles personnel presently residing at Vijoynagar circle of Changlang district, the All Arunachal Pradesh Anti-Corruption Students’ Union (AAPACSU) and All Yobin Students’ Union (AYSU) has served a 10-day ultimatum to the state government.

Claiming that non-APSTs have been allowed to cast their votes in the Panchayati Raj elections in Vijoynagar, the AAPACSU had in November last year appealed to the chief secretary to direct the Changlang deputy commissioner to stop it.

In a separate representation submitted to the chief minister’s office on Friday, the unions questioned the government on what provision were the retired army men provided the status. They stated that such biasness has never been witnessed in any part of the state.

‘According to the 73rd Amendment Act, 1992, Panchayati Raj system in India, only the local people of said state/area can represent and cast vote in PR elections. This move of the government is against the Act,’ the unions claimed.

Both AAPACSU and AYSU have threatened to launch a democratic movement, if the government fails to look into their demand by April 13 next.

The AAPACSU on the other hand has also demanded immediate suspension of the Changlang DC and Miao ADC.

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