Port Blair, Jan 22: The Revenue Department of South Andaman District carried out eviction drives against encroachments committed over Government land in South Andaman District during the month of December and January and restored an area of 3200 Sq. Mtrs approximately of Government land into Government Khata. As a part of Zero Tolerance towards encroachment, these eviction drives were conducted in various villages of Port Blair and Ferrargunj Tehsil.

Port Blair, Jan 22: The Member of Parliament, A&N Islands, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested  the Chief General Manager, A&N Telecom Circle, Port Blair to install the required instruments at BSNL tower erected at Rajath Garh, Baratang. The tower was erected more than a year ago for providing mobile connectivity to uncovered villages around the Rajath Garh i.e. Khatta Khari, Jarawa Creek, Baludera, Beach Dera etc in Baratang. Due to delay the villagers are still deprived from getting connectivity for various services including online classes.

Port Blair, Jan 22: The Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands has demanded payment of DA/DR to Central Govt. employees and pensioners at the current rate of 28% from January, 2021. In a letter sent to Smti. Nirmala Sitaraman,Union   Finance Minister recently,  Shri T S  Sreekumar, General Secretary of the Association said that the economical condition of the country has improved considerably after September,2020.The GST collection is steadily improving and it touched at an all time  record of Rs 1,15,000 Crores in December,2020.Further commendable recovery has been reported from industrial sector  and equity market.  He also pointed out about the remarkable improvement in covid-19 situation in the country and mentioned the crucial role played by Government employees and workers for this achievement.

Port Blair, Jan 22: A large scale Joint Military exercise “EXERCISE KAVACH” involving assets of Army, Navy, Air Force and Cost Guard is being conducted in the coming week under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC), the only Joint Forces Command of the country. The exercise would involve participation and deployment of elements of Army’s Amphibious Brigade along with supporting forces including Special Forces of Navy, Armour/Mechanised components, Naval Ships comprising Destroyers, ASW Corvettes and Landing Ships with ship-borne helicopters of Eastern Naval Command and ANC, Jaguar Maritime Strike and Transport aircrafts from Indian Air Force and assets of Coast Guard.

Port Blair, Jan 22: Issuance of E-Way Bill has been made mandatory nationwide since inception of GST, however, it was made compulsory from May 2018 in Andaman & Nicobar Islands considering internet connectivity and other logistical issues.