Campbell Bay, April 4: As part of preparations for the General Elections-2024, Ms. Jyothi Kumari, IAS, DC Nicobar, Shri Sunny Gupta, IPS, SP Nicobar, Shri Abhishek Gulia, AC Campbell Bay and Shri Firoj Alam, SDPO Campbell Bay along with Sector Officers and other officials conducted two-day official visit to Campbell Bay Tehsil. The purpose of the visit was to assess the Assured Minimum Facilities (AMF) available in the isolated and critical polling stations and engage with the residents of the far-flung Polling Booths in the region.

Mayabunder, April 4: In a collaborative effort between the Police and Forest officials of Mayabunder, a significant breakthrough was achieved with the seizure of 2.100 kilograms of meat suspected to be from protected wildlife. During the joint operation, the team searched the area at Tugapur, Mayabunder.

Upon suspicion, the team conducted a thorough search of the backside of Sukanto Mistry’s house, where they discovered meat suspected to be of protected wildlife stored in a refrigerator. Upon interrogation, the accused, identified as Sukanto Mistry S/o Late Arbindo Mistry (35)yrs R/o Tugapur No.7 admitted to his involvement in the illegal activity.

Port Blair, April 4: As part of the arrangements being made in connection with the forthcoming General Election-2024 for the lone Parliamentary Seat of A & N Islands Parliamentary constituency, the Office of the Returning Officer, ANIPC has started preparation and commissioning of EVMs to be used for the polling on 19th April, 2024 (Poll Day).

The commissioning of the machines are being carried out in the Central Warehouse behind ITF Ground amidst heavy security arrangements and in the presence of representatives of political parties, agents of the contesting candidates. The Engineers from ECIL have also been deputed to ensure smooth commissioning of the EVMs.

Ban Enacted Under Representation of People's Act, 1951 and Other Laws

Port Blair, April 4: In terms of the provisions contained under Section 135 C of the Representation of the People Act 1951 and read with Rule 86 of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands Excise Regulation 2012, Hon’ble Lt. Governor Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands hereby orders the following days to be observed as ‘Dry Days’ throughout the Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

Port Blair, April 4: As part of the General Election-2024, a voter awareness programme was organized by the SVEEP team at ANCOL here today under the Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) activity. Shri Wairokpam Punshiba Singh, IAS, Nodal Officer for SVEEP informed that SVEEP is the flagship program of the Election Commission of India for voter education, spreading voter awareness and promoting voter literacy in India.  He encouraged eligible voters to exercise their franchise in a big way during the forthcoming General Election-2024 to celebrate the right to vote. He motivated them to participate in the election process keeping aside their daily household tasks and vote for a healthy democracy on the Polling Day i.e. April 19, 2024, the day on which ANIPC going to polls in the first phase of the Lok Sabha Election-2024.