Port Blair, Sept 25: A delegation of Andaman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI) led by Mr. Surendra Prahladka, President; Mr. S Chowdhury, Vice President; Mr. K. Chandrasekar, Vice President and Mr. G. Dhinakaran, General Secretary called on Admiral DK Joshi PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd) the Lt. Governor, A&N Islands and Vice Chairman, Islands Development Agency today the 25th September, 2020 at Raj Niwas. The Lt. Governor congratulated and extended good wishes to the new Executive Committee of ACCI.
They appraised various initiatives taken by Andaman Chamber of Commerce and Industries in association with the Administration in arresting the pandemic Covid -19 and appreciated the entire Administration and the Chief Secretary under the able leadership and guidance of the Lt. Governor which could brought down Covid – 19 cases close to negative in these Islands and very cautiously opening up of business and social activities to bring the islanders’ in to normal life.
The delegation also appraised post Covid – 19 relief packages and requested for Implementation of Citizen Charter which the Administration has issued during December, 2014; consider reduction in Tenants Registration fee, Stamp Duty & Circle rate; Allow submission of MSME Claims till 31st March, 2021; Waiver of Electricity Charges; Port dues; Property Tax; Water Charges; Game Fishing Boat charges; various license and renewal fee of Tourism Department for a period of one year and allow registration of commercial vehicles and allow continued operation of quarry.
His Excellency heard everything very patiently and assured to consider the issues raised by the Chamber. The Lt. Governor shared the various Tourism Projects by NITI Aayog including the mega projects at Great Nicobar, Little Andaman and also advocated citizen based self restrain adhering to all Covid protocol to arrest the spread of pandemic till vaccine is made available.