11th Aug 2020 10:08:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter 

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The All Arunachal Tourism Students Union (AATSU) today appealed to the state government for creation of more posts of District Tourism Officer (DTO) and Tourism Information Officers (TIO) citing half of the 25 districts did not have officers to oversee the tourism development.

"Due to the non-creation of DTOs, TIOs and other Grade B posts under the tourism department for the last 5 years, professional tourism degree holders are losing hope of getting jobs day by day, ” the union’s speaker, Likha Tath said.

The union also drew the government’s attention towards State Institute of Hotel Management in Banderdewa which is now lying defunct and incomplete despite lapse of 12 years.

"The project sanctioned at a tune of 14.33 Crore rupees in 2009 to RWD department is yet to see the light of day despite clear direction by the Centre in the terms and conditions to complete the project within 36 months, " GS, Taksing Tagio claimed.

The organization further demanded the state government set up an inquiry committee to investigate the matter and complete the construction of the project as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, terming the Mon and Patkai autonomous issue as an internal issue of the state, the AATSU suggested that the sensitive issue should be resolved amicably, without giving it a political colour.

In a press conference held on Tuesday, President, AATSU Gebom Mugli  said

"We welcome CM Pema Khandu’s proposal for open discussion on the autonomy issue. We would also like to appeal the state government to immediately organise series of meeting to solve the issue amicably," he added.

"I believe that CBOs, stakeholders, intellectuals, special status-seeking committee and government representatives should sit together to resolve the sensitive issue once and forever," he advised.

Mugli also urged the state government to pursue the matter of bringing the state under the protection of Article 371 (A) and Article 372 (G) at par with the states of Nagaland and Mizoram with central government to safeguard the customary laws, land and forest rights of people of the state.

Kenter Joya Riba

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