Kolkata Port Trust Recruitment 2020

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Kolkata Port Trust Recruitment 2020: Kolkata Port Trust has announced the Latest Jobs Notification for the Recruitment of Nurse vacancies. As per the Kolkata Port Trust  Recruitment 2020, it comprises of 07 vacancies. Candidates having qualifications of GNM / B.Sc Nursing / M.Sc Nursing are eligible and may apply within the last date as given in the official notification. Hopeful candidates can check other information like Eligibility criteria, Selection process and more details mentioned below. All the job seekers and aspirants may keep visiting our web page for further jobs notification over Kolkata Port Trust as given below.

About Kolkata Port Trust: Kolkata Port Trust was established by British East India Company in the year 1870 after the company received trading rights from the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The Kolkata Port Trust is owned by the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India. The Port of Kolkata renamed Dr.Syama Prasad Mukherjee in Jan 2020, is a riverine port in the city of Kolkata, India, located around 203 km from the sea. It is the oldest operating port in India and Kolkata is a freshwater port with no variation in salinity. 

In the 19th century, the Kolkata Port was the premier port in British India. From 1833 to 1917, the British used this port to ship off over half a million Indians from all over India mostly from the Hindi Belt(especially Bhojpur and Awadh) and take them to places across the world such as  Mauritius, Fiji, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname and other Caribbean islands as indentured labourers. It has a vast hinterland comprising the entire North East of India including West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, North East Hill States and two landlocked neighbouring countries namely, Nepal and Bhutan and also the Autonomous Region of Tibet (China). The major exports are Iron ore, leather, cotton textiles and the major imports are Wheat, raw cotton, machinery, iron & steel. The Kolkata Port Trust manages two separate dock agglomerations - the Kolkata Dock System (KDS) and the Haldia Dock Complex (HDC).

After Independence, the port's importance decreased because of factors including the Partition of Bengal (1947), reduction in the size of the port hinterland, and economic stagnation in eastern India. With the turn of the century, the volume of throughout has again started increasing steadily. As of March 2018, the port is capable of processing annually 6,50,000 containers, mostly from Nepal, Bhutan, and India's northeastern states. There is a fully-fledges repair workshop including Diesel Engine Overhauling Unit, Structural Shop, Heavy and Light Machine Shop, Forging Shop, Electrical Shop and a Chain Testing/ Repair Shop with 2500 KN capacity  Tensile Compression Testing Machine to support various activities in the dry dock. On 12 January 2020, the port was renamed to Syama Prasad Mukherjee Port by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on occasion of 150 years of operation of Kolkata Port at economic Indoor Stadium.

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