Arunachal CM opposes district-wise quota system in state exams

Opposing district-wise quota system in state competitive exams, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Wednesday said introduction of such a system will create problems for the state government.

PTI| Updated: Jul 08, 2015, 14:56 PM IST

Itanagar: Opposing district-wise quota system in state competitive exams, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Wednesday said introduction of such a system will create problems for the state government.

Responding to a Zero Hour discussion raised by MLA Tirong Aboh asking the government to provide special quota for insurgency-hit Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts in Arunachal Pradesh Joint Entrance Exam and Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission, Tuki said that such a system existed during 1995-2002 but had to be abolished after Gauhati High Court banned it following a case.

In order to improve the educational scenario of the districts the state government, he said, has established government schools besides reputed private institutions like Sharada Mission School at Narottam Nagar in Tirap, R K Mission school at Deomali (Tirap) and Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya at Jairampur in Changlang district.

Moreover, he pointed out that there is equitable distribution of seats in technical courses outside the state for students from the three troubled districts.

"To provide employment to the youths of the districts, the state government has already created 1,900 posts of police constables and officers of which, 1,769 have already been posted," he said adding, "We are expecting fund from the Centre under police modernisation."

While raising the issue Tirap MLA Aboh informed the House that the three easternmost districts of the state were affected by insurgency and unemployment problems besides recording a rise in the number of drug addicts.

Citing examples of Assam and Nagaland, he said Assam had such provisions for the youths of Karbi Anglong and Bodoland while Nagaland has provision for youths from Konyak tribe.

He also cited the example of Union HRD ministry allocating special quota to Kashmiri Pandits.