Port Blair, Nov. 17: Shri. Vishal Jolly, National Executive Member, BJP today met Admiral (Retd) Shri. D. K. Joshi, Hon'ble Lt. Governor, A&N Islands at Raj Niwas and raised certain burning issues pertaining to people of these Islands. He demanded early redressal of these issues which is badly affecting the local populace.

In the meeting, the following issues were raised & discussed:

Re-opening of all Quarries

Shri.Jolly highlighted that as the quarries are not operational, the entire infrastructural development works are in a standstill. People are forced to buy stone aggregates at a much higher price. Those who have availed home loans from banks and financial institutions are forced to pay the instalments of loan amount without the buildings getting built. He also pointed out that the daily rated labourers working in these quarries are without any employment since past around one and half years. People are going through immense hardships due to non-availability of quarry products and therefore he requested that the quarries may soon be made operational.

Relaxation of minimum marking for recruitment of 389 post of Police Constables in A & N Police Department

The recruitment process for filling up 389 post of Police Constables was held but since not even 5% of the candidates could obtain the required marks, therefore the process could not be completed and the same is getting delayed. Shri. Jolly therefore demanded to reduce the minimum marks of 40 to certain level in order to accommodate aspiring candidates and speedily fill up all the vacancies without any further delay.

Restarting of Conversation of land to House Site and Commercial

Shri. Vishal Jolly reiterated his demand of resuming Conversion/Diversion of land to House Sites and Commercial. He urged that at least a minimum of 500 sqmtrs of land from each households should be allowed for diversion. General public as well as the entrepreneurs are facing economic blockade.

Taking up issues of National Highway-4 with concerned Ministry for expediting the pending road work.

Shri. Jolly further took up the matter of pathetic condition of NH-4 and urged the Hon'ble Lt. Governor to take up this issue with the concerned Ministry and coordinate with the officials for speeding up the ongoing process of completion of road work at the earliest.

The Hon'ble Lt. Governor patiently heard and discussed all these issues positively and assured that all these burning problems faced by the general public would be sorted out at the earliest.