Port Infrastructure and Shipping Industry – Sagarmala Project, SDC, CEZ, etc.

What are SAROD-Ports?

Note4Students

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : SAROD-Ports

Mains level : Not Much

Union Ministry of Shipping has e-launched ‘SAROD-Ports’ (Society for Affordable Redressal of Disputes – Ports).

Try this MCQ:

Q.The term SAROD is sometimes seen in the news with context to governance is related to:

(a) Disputes Redressal

(b) Employment

(c) Sustainable Development

(d) None of the above

SAROD Ports

SAROD-Ports are established under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 with the following objectives:

  1. Affordable and timely resolution of disputes in a fair manner
  2. Enrichment of Dispute Resolution Mechanism with the panel of technical experts as arbitrators.
  • They consist of members from the Indian Ports Association (IPA) and Indian Private Ports and Terminals Association (IPTTA).
  • They will advise and assist in settlement of disputes through arbitrations in the maritime sector, including ports and shipping sector in Major Port Trusts, Non-major Ports, including private ports, jetties, terminals and harbours.
  • It will also cover disputes between granting authority and Licensee/Concessionaire /Contractor.
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