AAPSU demands various key issues related to the state, seeks prompt action from the State Government.
On September 23, the All Arunachal Pradesh Student's Union had a press briefing demanding a few key issues addressing it to the State Government.
The press briefing comes after a meeting held yesterday between the AAPSU and the Chief Minister, Shri Pema Khandu.
In the demands, AAPSU points out and requests for immediate action against these issues related to various sections of the state.
One of the first issues, the APPSU puts light upon is the reformation in the primary level education by focusing on integrating defunct schools through the school clusters method i.e., they should consider the grouping of the students within the same geographical location and also consider the strength and ability of the students so that they can study in a conducive learning environment with proper peer and healthy competition.
APPSU also demanded mandatory transfer of teachers after every 3 years without any political influence.
They further stated that there should be educational tours and regulation of fee structure of privately funded education institutions among others.
APPSU's second focus was on the health sector of the state. Due to the unavailability of doctors in the rural areas of the state, the union demands a compulsory rural posting of health sector employees for a minimum of 3 years.
the demand for dialysis centres at every district headquarters of the state due
to the increasing number of kidney patients and the expense that comes with it,
be it the travel expenses or the treatment.
Further, AAPSU talks about the boundary, immigration and refugee related-issues and also thanks the leaders of Arunachal and Assam for working on the boundary issues of the states which were one of the core issues of AAPSU's.
The apex students' union of the state also highlighted issues like the modification of article 371 H in line with the state of Nagaland and Mizoram, the De-reservation of reserved forest areas, Social issues like the due to the increase in the number of drug addicts in the state, demand for establishing of drug rehabilitation centres in Arunachal Pradesh.
"At least 5 major drug rehabilitation centres should be established zonal wise in the state," states the Union.
The union also stressed setting up a complaint drop box in regard to the molestation and other cruelties done against the women in the state.
They have also demanded for a sanitary napkin vending machine in various educational institutes of Arunachal Pradesh which has already been taken into consideration as a serious issue by the state government as well, as stated by the Union during the press briefing.
Lastly, APPSU focussed on the developmental-related activities going on in the state. The union is of the opinion that when it comes to the development of the state even if it’s the setting up of hydro projects, until and unless it’s not harmful or impactful to the people residing in the area as well as the environment, people should support the cause as it will bring employment opportunities to many among other opportunities.
Furthermore, the Union condemns the recent AAPSC AE Examination paper leak, saying the Union is not against the commission but against the system and also to provide results within a few days.
"We stand with the aspirants. We won't tolerate this, it’s worse than a murder crime," says Dozi Tana Tara, President, APPSU.