No Fee Except Tuition Fee to be Charged

Port Blair, May 10: Due to closure of businesses, many parents are unable to pay quarterly fees to the private unaided schools in the islands. Complaints have also been received that some private schools are not supporting the students to maintain their continuity in educational activities during the lockdown. There are also grievances of the teaching and non-teaching staffs about financial crisis due to non-payment of salaries by the school management.

Port Blair, May 10: In partial modification of Order No. 477 dated 3rd May 2020, the Deputy Commissioner South Andaman District (DCSA) has ordered that the restriction on the days for normal operation of all permitted activities except containment zone has been modified and allowed for 6 days in a week i.e. Monday to Saturday. This will come into immediate effect. Similarly, the timings for all permitted operations/ activities shall be from 7 am – 7 pm (except liquor shops). The movement of trucks carrying perishable goods shall be continued to be permitted on all days, as earlier.

Port Blair, May 10: In early response to COVID-19, nationwide lockdown was ordered with effect from 25th March. As the lockdown is being gradually released in some zones, certain economic activities are being permitted as per NDMA and MHA orders dated 1st May, 2020.  Due to several weeks of lockdown and the closure of industrial units during the lockdown period, it is possible that some of the operators might not have followed the established SOP. As a result, some of the manufacturing facilities, pipelines, valves, etc. may have residual chemicals, which may pose risk. The same is true for the storage facilities with hazardous chemicals and flammable materials.

Port Blair, May 10: The Member of Parliament, A&N Islands, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma in a communication to the Lt. Governor has informed that due to imposition of unprecedented lockdown from 20.03.2020 in these Islands, the Islanders are subjected to severe financial hardship.

Hence, to cause certain financial relief to the Islanders, he requested the Lt. Governor that the annual property tax being levied by the Port Blair Municipal Council from the owners of residential and commercial buildings, hoteliers etc. under the jurisdiction of Municipal area may be charged only for nine months calculated on pro rate basis.

Port Blair, May 10: Smti Sampa Banerjee, State President, Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha along with Smti Joshna Bala, State General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha visited G B Pant Hospital for General Observation in presence of Shri Ajoy Bairagi, State President-BJP, A & N Islands.

After brief observation and grievances received from patients, the delegation stated that due to lockdown, discharged patients couldn’t reach their native places and are forced to stay at hospital in very pathetic condition. It’s very sad that they have to face this hardship.

The delegation further assured that, they will take up the matter to appropriate level and try to address all their issues at earliest.

Port Blair, May 10: The Andaman Mopla Service Organisaion (AMSO) has appealed to the Muslim community to shop less and donate more in the times of Corona Virus pandemic.

In an appeal, the President and General Secretary of AMSO said. “As you are aware, the humankind across the globe is witnessing an unprecedented havoc caused due to the spread of Novel Corona Virus which is declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization”.

Port Blair, May 10: The Member of Parliament, A&N Islands, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma has taken up the matter relating to distribution of text books to the students in the rural area with the Secretary (Education), A&N Administration.