24September2018

Andaman Chronicle

The Daily Diary of the Islands

LG Reviews Functioning of Key Departments

Expresses His Dissatisfaction Over Management of Forest Corporation 

Port Blair, Aug. 27: The Lt Governor, Lt Gen (Retd) A. K. Singh, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, reviewed the functioning of Police and Forest Departments of A&N Administration. According to a Raj Niwas source, all major projects and key issues were discussed. Hon’ble Lt Governor directed that timeline in respect of all projects to be adhered to. He further directed that DG Police and PCCF shall monitor them on a regular basis. The Chief Secretary, Shri Anand Prakash and senior officers of the two Departments were present.

While reviewing the functioning of A&N Islands Forest and Plantation Development Corporation Ltd, the Lt Governor expressed his dissatisfaction the way the Corporation is being managed. He directed the PCCF, who is also the Chairman of the Corporation to take immediate steps to improve the working of the Corporation. He directed the Chief Secretary to constitute a Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Shashi Kumar, PCCF with the Secretary (Law) and Secretary (Finance) to suggest ways and means of improving the financial condition of the Corporation and a future roadmap.      

Later, the Social Welfare Department made a presentation on the functioning of the welfare homes. Hon’ble Lt Governor directed the Department and APWD to ensure their proper maintenance and that all pending renovation work of the homes be completed in a time bound manner. Hon’ble Lt Governor also discussed the new schemes initiated by the Social Welfare Department.