ITANAGAR, Jun 29: In a bid to dwell on ‘offspring’ issue and suggesting policy framework in this connection for consideration of the Govt, the Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) held its second meeting here today with Health Minister Alo Libang chairing the meet.
In the meeting that discussed the existing system of issuing APST certificates to off-springs of non-APST father and APST mother and extending other benefits, a two-member team AAPSU including its president and general secretary attended.
Discussing threadbare, the house “unanimously” acknowledged the problems posed due to “misuse” of APST certificate by numerous individuals who acquire such certificates by fraudulent means, stated a release of AAPSU.
The AAPSU viewed that legal luminaries of the state including the Advocate General, GoAP should give their opinions so that any legislation framed by the State Govt in this regard stands the scrutiny of the courts.
Meanwhile, the AAPSU has extended its gratitude to Alo Libang, MLAs Nyamar Karbak and Kento Jini for initiating discussion on the issue in last Assembly session and also to all those MLAs who wholeheartedly took part in the discussion.
Later in the day, an AAPSU team led by its vice president (admin) Meje Taku visited the office of Directorate of Higher and Technical Education here to enquire about the release of pending scholarship “for 18081students as was assured to the AAPSU team in a previous meeting with Education Minister and Secretary Education”. It was informed to the visiting team that as the Director (H&TE) is out of station, the scholarship amount couldn't be released.
However, it was assured that the same shall be processed immediately once the Director (H&TE) rejoins his office. The AAPSU team strongly urged the Director and FAO (H&TE) to immediately do the needful for release of scholarship within two days failing which it threatened to take the path of protest.