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Tohanba highlights issues and activities of AIR, DDK
Published on 30 Jul. 2010 12:22 AM IST
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Parliamentary secretary IPR, eco & statistics, R. Tohanba accompanied by commissioner & secretary M. K. Mero, ADG field publicity ministry of I & B, A. Lassa, director IPR, Imokokba and other officials of IPR called on the chief minister, Neiphiu Rio at his official residence on July 29, and highlighted the various activities and issues of AIR and DDK, Kohima concerning the state
Tohanba informed the chief minister about the recently held Regional conference of I & B ministry at Guwahati where Nagaland was represented by parliamentary secretary IPR, commissioner & secretary IPR, Dy. Director IPR Tokishe Sema and ADG Field Publicity and had highlighted the problems faced by AIR and DDK in Nagaland to the Minister of I & B Ambika Soni.
According to an official bulletin, Tohanba also highlighted his meeting with Ambika Soni in Delhi recently, where he along with the Commissioner & Secretary IPR apprised all the related problems including uplinking facilities in DDK Kohima FM networking stations AIR and issues pertaining to IPR to the Minister I&B.
He informed that DTH Receive systems which include Dish Receive systems & TV would be distributed to all NE states for which the ministry had allocated Rs.20crores and broad band internet connectivity provided to IPR departments of the NE states.
Highlighting on the steps taken for improvement in the state, ADG, Field Publicity informed the chief minister that scheme for up-gradation of satellite earth stations at Kohima to (2+1) system has been approved and its implementation taken up, and instructions issued to network the regional programme service in Nagaland with the available 1+1 earth station w.e.f August 15 for relay by HPTs and LPTs in the state.
The officials also apprised the Rio with regard to acute shortage of manpower due to the non-filling up of vacancies and requested him to take up the matter with minister I & B.
After giving a patient hearing, Rio told the officials that all the grievances faced should be sent through the state government.
“Collect all the problems, divide it into short term and long term measures and whatever can be done from your side do it, and whatever cannot be done from your level, write to the government, so that we can take up the matter,” Rio advised.
With regard to deficit manpower, Rio opined that recruitment ought to be done in the state, where interested youth can be roped in and given training.
On the issue of additional space for extension of AIR Kohima, Rio asked the officials to apply to the government officially, so that the matter could be looked into.
Informing that the Minister of I&B is likely to visit Nagaland, Rio assured the officials that he would discuss the issues aired to him.

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