Report by: 
Port Blair
4 May 2018

4 ASIs of Police Fire Services promoted

Following the recent instructions from the Lt. Governor of these islands, the Andaman and Nicobar Police promoted four Assistant Sub Inspectors of the Andaman and Nicobar Police Fire Services to the rank of Sub Inspector (Station Officer) on Thursday. On the recommendations of the Departmental Promotion Committee, the Director General of Police, A & N Islands, issued the promotion orders in respect of Assistant Sub Inspectors of Fire Services namely Moti Lal Paul, AC Paul, AK Dakuya and A Murugesan on seniority cum fitness basis in the pay matrix level 6 (Rs 35400-112400) against existing vacancy with immediate effect. All the four incumbents had rendered more than 18 years of service in the rank of Assistant Sub Inspectors.
The Lt. Governor had recently chaired a meeting to review the progress of filling up of the vacancies in various departments of the administration. He had directed heads of all departments to invariably make all out efforts to fill up promotional vacancies as also initiate and complete the process of filling up the vacancies under the direct recruitment quota at the earliest.

Boundary wall of VSI airport nearing completion

Considered crucial for security of airports, construction of the elevated boundary wall for Veer Savarkar International Airport here is fast nearing completion. Being executed at an estimated cost of over 2 crores, the project is part of the government’s plan to upgrade facilities, security and safety of airports across the country. Presently more than 60 percent of construction of retaining wall-cum-operational boundary wall along the land slide area has been completed while the rest is expected to be completed soon.

Garbage bins wasted at School Line

While the Municipal Council is striving to keep the city spic and span, waste of dustbins installed in different parts of the city being questioned by citizens. A couple of garbage bins purchased by the civic body under the Swachh Bharat Mission was found thrust aside at a location near School Line School on Friday. According to residents, the dustbins have been left discarded with no use at the location for the past many days and the sanitary workforce turning a blind eye to abuse of government money. “Buying bins for waste segregation and installing them at different locations appears to be an attempt to propagate vigorously for cleanliness. As ordinary residents are penalised for not paying taxes, violating traffic rules etc, concerned officials of the Municipal Council should also be held responsible for wasting public money. Stern action must be taken against erring persons and the cost realised from them besides taking measures to optimally utilise materials procured from government money,” said a School Line resident.