Port Blair, June 3: A final briefing session was held for the Micro Observers in the conference hall of DBRAIT today on the counting of votes for General Elections- 2024 which will be held at the Counting Centre, JNRM tomorrow (June 4).

Initiating the briefing, the General Observer, ANIPC, Shri Brajesh Narain Singh IAS, enlightened the Micro Observers on their roles and responsibilities. He emphasized the importance of a meticulous examination of the counting process and urged the Micro Observers to work efficiently, ensuring accuracy and avoiding errors while noting down the round wise results during the counting process.

Port Blair, June 3: On promulgation of Andaman &Nicobar Value Added Tax Regulation, 2017, the Andaman & Nicobar Value Added Tax Rules, 2020 has been framed for the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) in A & N Islands.

Accordingly, the Andaman & Nicobar Administration vide Notification No. 05/2022  dated 05th  January, 2022 has designated Assistant Registrar of Cooperative Societies as Value Added Tax Officer (VATO), Inspector of Cooperative Societies as Assistant Value Added Tax Officer (AVATO) and Sub-Inspector of Cooperative Societies as Inspector of VAT respectively to carry out the assessment of VAT, computation and imposition of penalties, computation of interest due or owed, anti-tax evasion etc. under Value Added Tax Regulation, 2017 and the Value Added Tax Rules, 2020 in A & N islands.

Port Blair, June 3: Passengers have been informed that, due to technical reasons, the scheduled sailing programme of the vessel Nalanda to Diglipur via Mayabunder on 04.06.2024 at 2100 hrs from Port Blair and her return voyage on 05.06.2024 at 1030 hrs from Diglipur to Port Blair via Mayabunder has been cancelled. Passengers those who are holding the tickets of Nalanda have been advised to cancel their tickets and get full refund.

Port Blair, June 3: In terms of the provisions contained under Section 135C 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 has ordered that 04/06/2024 (Date of Counting) to be observed as ‘DRY DAY’.

Port Blair, June 3: JNRM, Port Blair is a premier institute of these Islands. The college offers Degree courses in 9 disciplines i.e. B.A. English, B.A. Hindi, B.A. Bengali, B.A. Tamil, B.A. Political Science, B.A. History, B.A. Economics, B.Sc. Geography, B.Sc. Mathematics, B.Sc. Physics, B.Sc. Chemistry, B.Sc. Botany, B.Sc. Zoology, B.Sc. Home Science, B.B.A. (Tourism), B.C.A. (Bachelor of Computer Application), B.P.E.S. (Bachelor of Physical Education) and B.Com.