Itanagar: The Deputy Commissioner of Arunachal Pradesh’s Shi-Yomi district Mito Dirchi has in an ‘order’ instructed all head of offices of the district to shift their offices along with their subordinate staff to the district headquarters, Tato, by the 15th of next month, official sources
said on Wednesday.
Moreover, all head of offices have been directed to make their own accommodation and office buildings in consultation with the elected representatives of local-self government including Zilla Parishad Member, Gram Panchayat Chairperson and Gram Panchayat Members of 17-A Tato and the members of the Land Advisory Committee, Tato, the sources said.
The DC also requested the Panchayat leaders and Land Advisory Committee members to help all departments to locate their respective ‘identified’ offices and residential buildings on rental basis.
It may be noted that barring temporary accommodation made to the DC and SP at the Tato inspection bungalow (IB), an office chamber and government quarters allotted to the in-charge ADC, Shi-Yomi district who is also holding the charge of PD DRDA cum DPDO, no space for accommodation and offices were made available to any of the head of offices at Tato as on date, the sources added.
Shi-Yomi district, bordering China, was carved out of West Siang district in 2018. It was inaugurated by Chief Minister Pema Khandu on December 9 in that year.
It’s worth-mentioning that the district’s apex student body, All Shi-Yomi District Students’ Union (ASDSU), has submitted a representation to the State Chief Secretary last week, seeking his intervention so that the district head of offices (HoOs) stay put at the district headquarters “for the sake of development of the newly-created district and its people”.
ASDSU president Badur Hemi had claimed that not a single HoO stays at Tato rather all of them reside at Mechukha, which is 50 km away from the district HQs, and do their official duties from there. With no positive response coming forth despite submission of a series of representations over the period of time, the student leader said they had to come down to the state capital to seek the Government intervention.