Port Blair, Oct 12: The District Administration has been receiving complaints regarding considerable delay in survey and registration/re-validation of Inland Vessel since the inspection by Surveyors from Port Management Board and District Administration was done separately.
Taking in view the hardships faced by the vessel owner, a meeting was called by the Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman with all stakeholders and it was decided that the inspection shall be conducted jointly by the team of Port Management Board and District Administration on a single day. This will reduce the time taken for the inspection procedure which normally requires 2-3 months and now the whole procedure shall be completed within 20-25 days.
All Inland vessel owners under the jurisdiction of South Andaman District is hereby informed that to reduce the time for survey and registration/revalidation of the vessels a Single Window System for survey and registration/revalidation of the Inland vessel has been introduced and that henceforth, the team for Joint Inspection of the Inland vessel by Surveyors from Port Management Board and staff from District Administration shall be available at the office of the Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman.
Standard Operating Procedures for entire registration/survey/re-validation have been devised which shall be modulated and managed at a single delivery point. The documents required for initial and periodical survey, first time registration as well as for revalidation of registration certificate have been uploaded and the general public may follow the link for required documentation in the web portal www.edistrict.andaman.gov.in.