Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister on 29th Sep 2010 revoked the earlier decision of issuing PRC ( Permanent Residential Certificate) to NON-APST in Changlang and Lohit districts. There were huge hue and cry and protest over this PRC issue, led by AAPSU ( All Arunachal Pradesh Student Union).
Chief Minister Khandu convened a hurried press conference with presence of Chowna Mein, Takar Marde, Setong Sena, Kalikho Pul and Atum Welly, his ministerial co colleagues. This move is welcome by all.
“Today we had meeting of APCC members and later a cabinet meeting. Understanding the fact that people of Arunachal is not happy with this decision, we have decided to revoke this order of issuing PRC to non-APST,” informed CM Khandu. PHE Minister and one of the members of cabinet sub-committee on PRC, Chowna Mein informed that decision to grant PRC was taken on humanitarian ground. “Some of the groups like Nepali, Yobin, Mising, Morang, Adivasi, Kachari and Deori are living in Lohit and Changlang districts since last 40 or 50 years. As they don’t have PRC, they can’t even apply for central government jobs. So, on humanitarian ground we had earlier decided to issue PRC to them,” said Chowna Mein.
News Source : Arunachal Times