Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launches ‘SAROD-Ports’ dispute resolution body between Ports and the Private players
Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has
launched ‘SAROD-Ports’ (Society for Affordable Redressal of Disputes - Ports)
through virtual ceremony today in New Delhi.
SAROD-Ports as a game
Speaking at the launching, Mr.Mansukh
Mandaviya termed SAROD-Ports as a game changer.
SAROD-Ports will resolve the disputes in fair and just manner while
saving huge amount of legal expenditure and time. Enforcement of concession
agreement between the Port administrations and concessionaries who operate
berths at ports in letter and spirit is an utmost priority for the body
Under the land lord
model ports operation left to private players
Dr Sanjiv Ranjan, Secretary, Ministry of
Shipping said that all major Ports are shifting from the existing Port Trust
model towards ‘Landlord Model’ in the days to come. Many concessioners will be
working with the Major Ports. Under the land lord model the ports would provide
basic infra and navigation and operation of the ports will be left to private
players under the guidelines framed by the government.
inspire confidence in the private players
SAROD-Ports will inspire confidence in
the private players and will ensure right kind of environment for our partners.
It will promote ease of doing business in the maritime sector because of the
fast, timely, cost effective and robust dispute resolution mechanism.
SAROD-Ports is established under
Societies Registration Act, 1860 with the objective of providing affordable and
timely resolution of disputes in fair manner. Dispute Resolution Mechanism will
be enriched with the panel of technical experts as arbitrators. SAROD-Ports is
Affordable Dispute Redressal Mechanism for all kind of disputes of Maritime
SAROD-Ports consists members from Indian
Ports Association (IPA) and Indian Private Ports and Terminals Association
SAROD-Ports 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 and also disputes between Licensee/Concessionaire
and their contractors arising out of and during the course of execution of
similar to SAROD-Roads
‘SAROD-Ports’ is similar to provision
available in Highway Sector in the form of SAROD-Roads constituted by NHAI.