Port Blair, Sept. 14: Shri. Ajoy Bairagi, State President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is on an official tour to North and Middle Andaman District. During this official tour Shri. Ajoy Bairagi is meeting the general public of North and Middle Andaman and is trying to know the issues that they are facing now during these times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this connection the State President along with Shri. Dipankar Mistry, Adyaksha, Zilla Parishad, N & M Andaman, Shri. Madhusudan Nair, Coordinator, BJP N & M Andaman, Shri. G Ananad, State General Secretary, BJP Yuva Morcha, Shri. Uttam Kumar Shah, Prabhari, BJP, Diglipur met the Deputy Commissioner of North and Middle Andaman District Smti. Angel Bhati Chauhan.

Street Vendors in Diglipur currently are facing a lot of issues because currently the timings for their business have been fixed in between 8:30 am in the morning to 6:30 Pm in the evening, whereas the peak hours of their business start from 6:00 Am in the morning. The delegation demanded that the business hours be extended from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm in the evening. The Deputy Commissioner, N&M Andaman has assured that the issue will be seriously looked upon.

Further the Old Aged, Widows, Destitute and Handicapped citizens of the North and Middle Andaman District are facing hardships as they have to queue up in front of the Andaman & Nicobar State Cooperative Bank Branches to get their respective pensions, said the BJP Press Release. Most of them have to return home disappointed because of the issues of connectivity in the banks as well as because of the big crowd. The crowd that gathers in front of the banks also pose risk of spreading the COVID-19 infection.

Bairagi taking a serious note of it, raised the issue before the Deputy Commissioner and suggested that a system be implemented to dispatch the Old Age, Widow, Destitute and Handicap Pensions at the doorsteps of the beneficiaries through the employees of the Social Welfare Department. The Deputy Commissioner has assured to start the dispatch of the pensions as soon as possible.

Bairagi has thanked the Deputy Commissioner, N&M Andaman for her dynamic leadership and management during the COVID-19 pandemic.