Arunachal Pradesh Will Ink MOU For Operationalizing Air Services For Civilian Purposes At Seven Places


Arunachal Pradesh will ink MOU with Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for operationalizing air services for civilian purposes at seven places.

The state cabinet approved the MOU of Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) to be signed with Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to operationalize air services for civilian purposes at Ziro, Pasighat, Aalo, Tuting, Mechuka, Walong, and Tezu airports besides some other helipads as and when helicopter service under RCS is implemented

The state cabinet has also decided to immediately set up of the Arunachal Pradesh State Human Rights Commission (APSHRC) and State Lokayukta.

According to state government statement the Protection of Human Rights Act 2006 provides for creation of a State Human Rights Commission. The Commission will be mandated to inquire into any human rights violation related to subjects covered under State list and Concurrent list in the seventh schedule of the Indian Constitution. The establishment of the Commission would come as a huge relief to the citizens in safeguarding them from violation of their human rights and fill up the long felt vacuum. The Cabinet further approved creation of 30 posts to run the Commission.

Cabinet fixed a concrete timeline for getting functional the state Lokayukta by constituting three committees viz, Drafting Committee, Search Committee and a Selection Committee.

The Drafting Committee will have to submit a comprehensive draft Rules required for carrying out the provisions of the Act to the Government within 60 days. While the Rules being framed by the Drafting Committee are finalized, a Search Committee – members of which will not be state government employees – will search, finalize and submit a panel of names to be appointed in the Lokayukta to the government within 12 weeks.

Finally, the Selection Committee, which would be headed by the Chief Minister as the Chairperson with Leader of the Opposition, Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court or a Judge nominated by the Chief Justice and Chief Secretary as Members will recommend the names to the Governor for appointment as the Lokayukta Chairperson and Members within 30 days from the date the Search Committee submits the panel of names.

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