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03192 232 864 / 232 753
Port Blair Andaman & Nicobar Islands
India 744101.



"Improve living standards of the people of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep group of islands by providing cost effective and sustainable facilities for better maritime transport network"


  • Sustainable development of port & harbour infrastructure in different islands to provide better connectivity.
  • Provide safe berth/harbour for uninterrupted maritime transport.
  • Provide facilities for easy cargo & passenger movement at ports.
  • Provide adequate ship maintenance facilities in A & N islands.
  • Striving to achieve excellence in quality of facilities and services to stake holders.


  • Assessment of shipping infrastructure requirement in different islands based on available resources, demand, eco-sensitivity and possibility of development.
  • Providing basic port infrastructure in all inhabited islands in consultation with respective union territory administrations.
  • Creation of artificial harbours in islands not having naturally protected basins/bays.
  • Construction and maintenance of ship repair facilities (Dry docks & Slipways).
  • Conducting various geotechnical, hydrodynamic, environmental, socio-economic studies involving premier institutions/organizations while formulating project details.
  • Efficient operation of port machineries for cargo & passenger services.
  • Effective maintenance of created infrastructure by optimum utilization of available funds.
  • Effective supervision & monitoring of project activities and reporting to ministry & union territory Administrations.


In Andaman-Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands, port & harbour infrastructure are created and maintained by Andaman Lakshadweep Harbour Works (ALHW) but facilities are operated (utilization is regulated)by respective UT Administrations. In this Way the direct & indirect stake holders concerned with activities of ALHW are:

  • Andaman Nicobar Administration & Lakshadweep Administration.
  • Port users of Andaman –Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands including shippers, Crue members,traders,passengers,port visitors, domestic and foreign tourists,transporters,automobile drivers etc.
  • Contractors/agencies involved in providing various services in design, construction, operation and maintenance of the port structures.
  • Shipping agencies(Shipping Corporation of India Ltd, Private Shippers Association etc)
  • Directorate of Shipping Services, A & N Admn and Port Depatment, Lakshadweep Admn.
  • Citizen of India Having Concern with port activities in these islands.


Time limits given below for different day to day activities shall be maintained by all offices of the ALHW:




Maximum Time Limit


Controlling Authority

Fortnightly Review by



Actions on All communications received through dak

6 working days

All dealing hands.

Sectional head

Divisional Heads

On ‘First in First out basis’ unless written instruction by controlling/ Reviewing Authority


Actions on All communications received through Fax/e-mail

3 working days

All dealing hands.

Divisional Heads

Circle officers

First in First out basis or on priority


Processing of bills from Technical Section/DB

7 working days

Junior Engr.

Asst Engineer

Executive Engineer

JEs & AEs shall complete verification process within 7 days from the receipt of the bill


Payment Of Bills from accounts

7 working days

Dealing Hand, Asst Accounts Officer/Accountant

Executive Engineer/ admn officer

Circle officers



Release of performance Guarantee & security Deposit

6 month from the date of final bill

Asst Accounts officer


Circle Officers

Unless asked to hold SD/PG in writing by any concerned authority, it will be released to the agency without their request


TDS Certificates

Along with release of payment



Circle Officers



Settlement of TA/LTC Bills

15 days from the receipt of the bill

Dealing hand, Asst Accounts Officer/ Accountant

DDO/Accounts officer

Circle Officers

In case of any discrepancy in the bill it shall be returned to the concerned within 7 days


Release of EMD of unsuccessful bidders

Within 3 working days of opening of tender

Asst Accounts Officer/ Accountant

DDO will review the EMD register at weekly interval and ensure release within 7 days

Circle Officers

In case of a discrepancy in the bill it shall be returned to the concerned within 7 days



i. Any paper/bill etc shall be processed within time limit specified above. Reviewing authority will review the status/progress on 2nd and 4th Friday of each month and take corrective and preventive actions to adhere to the schedule.

ii. Circle officers shall furnish to CE&A the list of bills pending for more than 30 days along with technical/financial difficulty.

iii. All papers shall be dealt First in- First out basis.

iv. Any matter which reviewing officer find difficult to address at this level, shall be brought to the notice of Chief Engineer & Administrator.


In case of any grievance following officers may be contacted according to he area of their jurisdiction. Alternatively any suggestion/grievance/feedback may be provided on line.

Name of the Officer Designation Juristication Telephone No  
      Office Residence
Smti, Mamta Jijith Deputy Chief Engineer - Andaman North, Middle, South Andaman, & little Andaman 03192-232504 232441
Shri,A.J. Sirsikar Deputy Chief Engineer - Nicobar All Islands of Nicobar District Except Car Nicobar 03192-284484 284230
Shri, Ramachandren Deputy Chief Engineer - Lakshadweep All Islands of Lakshadweep, offices in Kochi, Calicut, & mangalore. 04896-262351 262094
Shri, D . Sathyamoorthy Deputy Chief Engineer - Mechanical All Mechanical works, Central Stotre, & procurement including offices at Chenni & Kolkata 03192-233562 232469
Shri, A. Kuppuswamy, Administrative Officer All Administrative Matters connected with ALHW 03192-232862        -
Shri, K. Rajendren Chief Vigilance Officer A& N Islands 03192-232072       -


Last Update : 15-Jul-2021