Port Blair, Nov. 5: The Lt Governor, Lt Gen (Retd) Bhopinder Singh, PVSM, AVSM has approved the promotion of ten  Assistant Accounts Officers (AAO) of the Directorate of Chief Pay & Accounts Organization, A&N Administration to the post of ‘Accounts Officers/Pay & Account Officers’ (Group ‘B’, Gazetted, Ministerial) on regular basis. These officers were working as Assistant Accounts Officers in the Directorate of Chief Pay & Accounts Organization and had qualified the Common Assistant Accounts Officers (CAAO) Examination conducted by CGA, New Delhi and had undergone training programme of two weeks duration on Accounts matters conducted by the Chief Pay & Accounts Office, Port Blair. This will mitigate the shortage of Accounts Officers in key departments and will go a long way to improve their functioning.