Guv seeks union ministers’ support for Arunachal

NEW DELHI, June 10: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra met Union Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ here on Tuesday when they discussed ways to improve state’s education scenario.

He  briefed about educational environment and its challenges besides textbooks which were made available in last academic session after three years with state Govt providing adequate funds for timely delivery. He apprised about institutes of higher education and sought special care on priority to create new avenues for higher and professional courses. While making special mention of NIT, he said state education minister should be included as ex-officio member of NIT board of management in mutual interest.

Later, he also met Union MoS DoNER (Independent Charge) and in-charge of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension Dr. Jitendra Singh and discussed on growth and progress of the region. They had threadbare discussion on ‘Act East’ policy and trade relationship with South East Asia nations through Myanmar besides central service cadre management. He stressed on pressing need of separate IAS cadres for the state.

The governor also met External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and they discussed about Lumla-Bhutan-Guwahati road and management of border haat at Pangsau Pass in Changlang district.

Stressing the importance of above road, he said that it would serve as an alternate road when Sela Pass is closed due to snowfall and save lives during medical emergencies for Tawang people, who otherwise remain delinked from rest of the world during winter. Moreover, it will shorten Lumla- Guwahati distance by 131 km. The road alignment exists except for approximately 12-km which needs to be paved.

Her requested Dr Jaishankar to accord special priority for border trade at Nampong, near Pangsau Pass as an MoU was signed between Myanmar and India in 2012. This needs to be taken forward with changing global scenario. (PRO)

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