Port Blair, June 23: On promulgation of Andaman & Nicobar Value Added Tax Regulation, 2017, the Andaman & Nicobar Value Added Tax Rules, 2020 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 23: Hon'ble the Supreme Court of India will be organising a Special Lok Adalat from July 29, 2024 to August 03, 2024 for the matters pending before it. All the stakeholders like Government Institution, Public Sector Undertakings and Litigants/ Parties/ Interested persons who want to settle their disputes through Lok Adalat have been requested to approach Calcutta High Court Legal Services Committee Circuit Bench at Port Blair Andaman & Nicobar Islands or nearest District Legal Services Authority, Port Blair & Mayabunder and furnish the details of case(s). The parties can approach physically as well as virtually for special Pre-Lok Adalat sittings in the concerned Legal Services Institution.

Port Blair, June 23: In celebration of the 10th International Yoga Day, a rejuvenating yoga camp was successfully held at the Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan, Branch Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands under the auspices of the Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation. The camp commenced at 6:00 am under the supervision of trained Yoga Instructor Kumar Kanisk Rajan from RSS and concluded at 7:00 am, attracting yoga enthusiasts from across the region.

Port Blair, June 23: The 28th meeting of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board was held today in the Conference Hall of the Office of the Labour Commissioner and Directorate of Employment & Training, A & N Administration, Supply Line, Port Blair under the Chairmanship of Dr. Anil Agarwal, Secretary (Labour & Employment), A&N Administration / Chairman, ANIBOCWWB, wherein the Chief Engineer (APWD), Representative of NHIDCL, Representatives of Trade Unions and officials from the Office of Labour Commissioner were attended the meeting.

Shri D. Ayyappan, Secretary, CPI (M) A & N State Organizing Committee has condoled the demise of Smt Rajamma, wife of late Neelakandan Achary, resident of Lillipur, Haddo on 21.06.2024 at GB Pant Hospital, Port Blair. Funeral procession will begin from her residence at Lillipur at 2 p.m. on 23rd June, 2024.  She was 88 years. I convey my heartfelt condolence to the family members of late Rajamma.