Arunachal Pradesh didn't get proper hand-holding from Centre, says CM Pema Khandu

Sep 16, 2018, 11:30 IST | IANS

"Arunachal should develop at their own pace safeguards to ensure their well-being," he said at the first-ever joint conference of Anganwadi and ASHA workers held in Tawang, bordering China

Arunachal Pradesh didn't get proper hand-holding from Centre, says CM Pema Khandu
Pema Khandu. File pic

Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday rued that Arunachal Pradesh did not receive proper hand-holding from the Central government ever since the time it was granted statehood. "Arunachal should develop at their own pace safeguards to ensure their well-being," he said at the first-ever joint conference of Anganwadi and ASHA workers held in Tawang, bordering China.

In a statement, Khandu lamented that Arunachal did not have proper hand-holding from the Indian government since its journey from North East Frontier Agency (NEFA) to statehood, resulting in deteriorated work culture and development disparity in the state. The Chief Minister noted that time has come for Arunachal Pradesh to remodel, rethink and reshape its development discourse with proper planning and policy reforms to an audience of more than 500 Anganwadi and ASHA workers that had gathered from various districts.

On labour reforms, Khandu said even without any demands placed, the state government has enhanced the honorarium of 12,050 Anganwadi workers and helpers to Rs 1,500. The Chief Minister announced an additional honorarium of Rs 500 on the occasion, which will be implemented from next month.

"If additional enhancement is required it will be examined and matter brought to the cabinet. Benefits have already been announced in the budget," he said. The Chief Minister said at present, the Central government is working on minimum wages for workers and when announced will be implemented in the state as well.

Talking about important initiatives of state government, Khandu said "Sarkar Aapke Dwar" programme by district administrations is being carried our successfully across the states. He said more than 1 lakh beneficiaries have benefited from the programme.

On air connectivity, the Chief Minister said Tezu airport will be made operational soon as the tender process is completed and finalised. He said the state government will also start its own aircraft services to connect the six Advanced Landing Grounds in the state.

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Caught on camera: Woman brutally attacks child to steal gold earrings

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK