Arunachal Cabinet nods for uniform training to security forces in the state

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Itanagar, July 5: Admitting that the security forces in the North Eastern state of Arunachal were inadequately trained due to the attitudinal problems of the personnel, Arunachal Pradesh Home and Power Minister Tanga Byaling said that the state Cabinet has approved uniform training for IRB, Arunachal Pradesh Armed Police and civil police trainees.

He mentioned that action have been taken against those who did not comply.Claiming visible improvement in power sector, Byaling said mandatory energy audit had improved Arunachal’s revenue collection, news agency The North East Today reported.

He said installation of pre-paid electricity meters was being resisted in the state due to lack of awareness among the people. “There is no opposition to these meters in Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur and Assam.

“Many (security personnel) have been suspended or their services terminated. The procedural changes would bring the desired result,? Byaling said in response to questions in a television programme. He said recruitment would be made for vacant posts in the police following repeated problems along the Assam foothill areas, insurgency-related incidents at Tirap, Changlang and Longding.

State’s law and order situation, especially kidnapping and extortions particularly in the capital Complex, has been brought under control since I took over the charge, Byaling claimed and sought “whole hearted” cooperation of the people. The minister said Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act was extended to all border districts of the state because of some communication gap between the state government and the Centre but was withdrawn later.

The meters would discipline consumers, prevent wastage as Itanagar has been saving 2 MW and had ended load shedding, which is a nagging problem in Naharlagun now, he added.

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