Port Blair, July 18: The Secretary Education (Shri L. Kumar-IAS) has inaugurated 02 days ‘State Level ULLAS-Mela’ on today dated 18th July-2024 at 11.30 AM in the Auditorium of Govt. Girls Sr. Sec. School, Port Blair as Chief Guest.  The Director of Education and other Senior Officials of the Department were also present on this Occasion.

The State Nodal Officer-ULLAS, Nav Bharat Saaksharta Karyakramand also Dy. Director (Edn. For All), Shri R. K. Singh has welcomed the Chief Guest and briefed about the ULLAS-NILP Scheme &purpose of organizing this Mela, while Shri Aditya Kumar Jha, DANICS, Director of Education addressed the gathering and briefed on the significance of ULLAS-NILP Scheme initiated by the Govt. of India.

Port Blair, July 18: A delegation of the Education Department Part-time Employees Union (CITU) comprising P. Sathyapal, President, R. Surendran Pillai, General Secretary and Bindu Kumari, Treasurer today (18.7.2024) met the Secretary (Education), A & N Administration and discussed with him the issue of extension of services of Part-time Teachers, Part-time Ayahs, Part-time Craft Instructors, Part-time Attendant, etc. of the Education Department. The delegation submitted a letter to the Secretary (Education) in which it was stated that, as usual, the Part-time Employees working in the Education Department have reported for duty in their respective schools on reopening of the schools after summer vacation.  However, their duty reports are not being accepted by many of the Heads of Schools, on the plea that the Education department has not issued any extension order for continuance of their service. 

NBFC to tap the island’s potential and increasing credit demand from the local communities

Mumbai, July 18: Indel Money, a leading gold loan Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC), enters the Andaman Islands by opening six branches, which will provide quick and convenient financial services.

The Six branches located at Garacharama, Junglighat, Wimberligunj, Haddo, Aberdeen Bazaar and Protharapur, were inaugurated by Chairman, Mr Mohanan Gopalakrishnan.

Port Blair, July 18: A five-day chess training camp for advanced players commenced this morning at the ANCA Dairy Farm Chess Centre. Organized by the Andaman Nicobar Chess Association under the auspices of the All India Chess Federation (AICF), this highly anticipated event is set to elevate the skills of aspiring players from the islands.


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