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Altogether 42 G2C citizen-centric services are electronically available. That too at a mouse click. Now only you need to visit the http://www.assam.gov.in. These services can be applied for at the public facilitation centres (PFCs) available at DC-SDO-CO offices across the state.

Those who do not have any access to these offices are free to move the common service centres at the door steps. Named as SUGAM, chief minister Tarun Gogoi launched the service at a brief function in Guwahati on Tuesday

E-District is a mission mode project under NeGP for delivery of G2C services for citizens in their locality to be envisaged that electronic delivery of citizen-centric services will ensure efficiency, transparency and reliability at affordable costs to the citizens.

All documents required to be submitted with the application for each service can be seen at the State portal (http://www.assam.gov.in). The list is also displayed at the PFCs.

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Eco Development Committees for Orang National Park formed

4 Oct 2010 - 3:18pm | Jayanta Kumar Das


In a bid to garner fringe villagers' goodwill and cooperation, the authorities of Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park have formed 11 Eco Development Committees (EDCs) from amongst the peripheral villages. Thus 11 villages have been covered for EDC formation during 2009-10 through this first of its kind concept in the National Park.


The strategy was necessitated by several factors including increasing chasm between the Forest staff and fringe communities and mutual feelings of mistrust and suspicion. While the Park administration's biggest concern was the local guides from these villages who were in league with rhino poachers, the villagers would look askance when house to house raids were conducted after every rhino poaching. In certain segments of the Park boundary, the villagers let loose their unproductive cattle for grazing inside the Park. As a result, there are several cases of cattle falling prey to tigers. The villagers are not entitled to compensation if a tiger hunts the cattle inside the Park's boundary but can claim it if the incident occurs outside the Park boundary. At times, tigers venture out of the National Park and kill cattle available in the vicinity of the Park. This leads to incidents of retaliatory tiger poisoning by villagers. At least 6 tigers have been poisoned since 2005 the last one being in August 2009. There are occasional reports of crop raiding by wild animals specially wild boar and deer.


In order to resolve these vexing problems, the Forest authorities have taken a slew of measures. For instance, if a cattle is killed by a tiger outside the Park, urgent relief is paid to the affected party within 24 hours which prevent retaliatory tiger poisoning. An electric fencing in the vulnerable 2 km stretch is also coming up along the boundary to bar animals from straying out of the National Park. A couple of field guides to poachers have surrendered and are engaged by the Forest officials as informers by paying them reward money commensurate with the significance of the information provided.


Above all, each of the 11 villages have been provided with drinking water facilities (hand tube wells), solar lights and village roads in the current year which has enabled the Forest staff win people's confidence and support. Some of the EDC members have been found extending support to the extent that they actually keep vigil along the Park's boundary even during late night and share information with the Forest officials. In the month of November-December, around 5000 nos. of cattle in the fringe villages will be vaccinated to avoid possible disease transmission to the wild animals of the National Park. Human health camps will also be organized by the Forest Department for the fringe communities during the same period.


The EDC model seems to be providing the intended benefits to the village communities as also the Park authorities.


AJYCP dharna in Delhi revives ILP demand

29 Nov 2016 - 3:10pm | AT New Delhi

Hundreds of people from Assam staged dharna in New Delhi on Tuesday demanding ILP system in the north eastern state.

Asom Jatiyatabadi Juva Chatra Parishad president Biraj Kumar Talukdar who took the lead with the support from many Delhi NE student bodies.

Talking to media, Talukdar said that they are well prepared to mount more pressure on the Centre to introduce the system in addition to the dual citizenship in the state.

He said, “the need of the hour is the immediate introduction of ILP to help our Assam get rid of the danger of the immigrants who have been posing a grave threat.”

The AJYCP president maintained that ILP system is the best possible mechanism to safeguard Assam from being overpowered by the aliens.

“Assam has been bearing the brunt of the Bangladeshi immigrants only in the absence of the system,” said the AJYCP president.

Outlining the urgent need of dual citizenship in Assam, AJYCP General Secretary Palash Changmai said, “this is our old demand. But the Centre has been least bothered. Now we are reviving it. We are preparing for a country agitation which will continue until and unless the Centre comes forward,” said Changmai. He said only dual citizen is a striking mechanism to save the identity of the Assamese in home and abroad.

Hardcore ULFA(I) rebel held

9 May 2018 - 9:55am | Akshaya Pranab Kalita

Namrup: Despite an intensive counter insurgency operation, a section of  ULFA-I rebels have been moving in Dibrugarh district unleashing the fear of yet another Kujupathar like gunbattle where a police officer was killed.

 

Security forces apprehended a dreaded ULFA(I) rebel during a combing operation in the upper Assam district on Tuesday who is believed to have made some stunning revelation during interrogation.  

Acting on a specific input, Army’s 9th Raj Rifle jawans and police launched a vigorous search operation an operation at Kachmari Hatigarh in Barbarua area where Dipanjit Handique alias Tejushree Asom was captured.