Gazetted Officers’ Assn. bats for retired govt. employees

Port Blair
21 Feb 2018

The Andaman and Nicobar Gazetted Officers’ Association has demanded concessional room tariff and preference  in the booking  in the Guest Houses of A & N Administration on the mainland and in the islands for the  retired officers.   In a letter sent to the Chief Secretary, A & N Administration, Mr D. Ayyappan, General Secretary of the Association drew the attention of the Administration  to   the difficulties being faced by retired government officers while visiting mainland and various outstations in the islands for getting accommodation in the Guest Houses of Andaman & Nicobar Administration.  At present, serving officers are given preference over others for getting accommodation in the Guests Houses – both in the islands and on the mainland and retired officers are considered along with other islanders. Mr Ayyappan informed the Chief Secretary that retired officers often find it difficult to get accommodation whenever they go to Delhi, Chennai, Kolkatta, etc and also at Port Blair and outstations in the islands for medical treatment and personal visit. They are unable to stay at hotels by paying exorbitant room rent at the above places.  He further informed the Chief Secretary that while serving officers are getting accommodation on concessional tariff/on-duty rate, retired officers are considered at par with others.  He informed the Chief Secretary that the Andaman & Nicobar Gazetted Officers’ Association is of the view that concessional tariff as applicable to the serving officers should be allowed to retired officers also. He requested the Chief Secretary to revise the existing orders/guidelines on room tariffs for the Guest Houses of A & N Administration and allow concessional room tariff to retired officers of A & N Administration also at par with serving officers which will be of great relief to the retired officers while visiting various places in the islands and on the mainland.  Mr Ayyappan further demanded that preference may also be given to the retired officers at par with the serving employees and officers for getting accommodation in the guest houses of Administration.