Port Blair, June 20: To streamline the reporting and evaluation of MGNREGA Scheme as well as to ensure smooth fund flow mechanism to bring down delay in payment of wages to the beneficiaries, with the continuous efforts of the Directorate of RD, PRIs & ULBs (State Nodal Department of MGNREGA), the Ministry of Rural Development has shifted the Nicobar District from offline mode of MIS (Monitoring and Information System) to online mode.

Dear Islanders,

Yoga is an invaluable gift to the world from our ancestors with numerous benefits to both physical and mental health. 21st June has been recognised as the International Day of Yoga (IDY) by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in December, 2014 at the initiative of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. Since then, IDY has been an occasion which is observed around the world with great enthusiasm and fervour.

Port Blair, June 18: The sudden spurt in the number of COVID cases in isles is due to the detection of COVID cases in Little Andaman Island, said the Secretary (IP&T), Shri Sunil Kumar Singh addressing the media today. This has contributed towards the surge in the overall tally of active cases in Isles which, the Secretary said, was showing a decline in the past few days. He appealed to the people to restrict their movement. The Secretary once again urged the people to follow COVID appropriate behaviors in letter and spirit and help A&N Administration to arrest the spread of corona virus, minimize positive cases in A&N Islands. 

Port Blair, June 18: The District Magistrate (SA) Shri Suneel Anchipaka along with SDM (SA), AC(U/T), Director (Health), Director (RD) and Dy.SP made a visit to Little Andaman to tackle the prevailing COVID situation. Director (RD) and Dy.SP has been deputed to ensure strict monitoring of containment zone in the island and also a community medicine expert is assigned to address the health care requirements of COVID patients in Little Andaman.

Port Blair, June 18: The Non-Gazetted Government Officers’ Association, A&N Islands demanded special arrangements for the teachers, working at various outstations, to join their duty at the time of reopening of the Schools on 30th June 2021 after summer vacation.

The authorities of all the 3 districts have extended lockdown up to 21st June and chances of its extension cannot be ruled out. Stringent restrictions are in place for bus service and boat service from Port Blair to Outstations and back.