Port Blair, March 1: The Government of India is celebrating a year-long programme Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav to pay homage and showcase India’s achievements in 75 years of Independence. In this regard, the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) and Ministry of Culture, Government of India in association with Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science Technology, Government of India celebrated 22-28, February 2022 as the glorious week called Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate (in Sanskrit, which means Science and technology is revered all over). 

Port Blair, March 1: Shri Tarun Coomar, IFS (AGMUT-1985) on his superannuation after serving for 36 years 08 months and 28 days paid farewell call on to Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon’ble Lt. Governor, A&N Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency today at Raj Niwas. HLG thanked him for his service.

Port Blair, March 1: It is notified for information of the electors of Port Blair Municipal Council and Gram Panchayats of Andaman and Nicobar Islands as well as the officials/officers on Election Duty inside the polling stations on the day of poll on March 6, that no voter should bring mobile phone inside the polling booth. It is further notified that elaborate arrangements have been done for counting of votes on March 8 at JNRM (For Port Blair Municipal Council) and at Government Girls Senior Secondary School (For Port Blair Gram Panchayats).

Port Blair, March 1: In view of the significant decline in the COVID-19 cases across the country, MoHFW has issued an advisory to all the States/Union Territories (UTs) stressing the need to follow a risk assessment-based approach on the opening of economic activities. Accordingly, in exercise of the powers conferred under section 10(2)(1) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the Union Home Secretary and Chairman, National Executive Committee (NEC) has directed the States/UT Government and State/UT Authorities to implement a risk assessment-based approach on the opening of economic activities.

Port Blair, March 1: In connection with the ensuing Panchayat & Municipal Elections-2022, the Office of the Director, Panchayat and Municipal Elections (DPME) today organised a training for the Returning Officers, Assistant Returning Officers and Master Trainers on the counting procedures in the auditorium of TGCE. Shri. Som Naidu, DANICS Officer (Retd.) as the resource person imparted training on the counting procedures of Postal Vote, Ballot Vote and EVM.