Grammer correction


Initial demand of PPT towards port charges and plot rent upto September, 11 was ` 15.80 Lakhs (approx.) which was reduced to ` 7,37,094/- due the rigorous efforts of the Branch by which Plot got cancelled from retrospective date 30.06.11 and accordingly  charges were levied upto 30.06.11 instead of September, 11 .

Branch is of the view that the above demand is of statutory nature and the amount towards the demand should be paid on immediate basis to avoid any complications and imposition of penalties, interest.  Port Trust can put all operation (export/import) under suspension and also put on hold our import/export consignment in absence of above payment.



1 Branch in view of COM directives has put all efforts to recover above amount from M/s Shaping Dream but could not succeed.
2 Branch also vide their letter dated 10.01.12 has requested Paradip Port Trust for waiver of above demand but PPT has not considered for waiver.
3 If STC fails to pay above amount of ` 7,36,094/- + interest,  Port can resort to suspension of operation including putting on hold import/exports consignment.

In principle approval for payment of ` 7,36,094/-+ interest to Paradip Port Trust may please be accorded.  A COM note shall be put up after the approval of the matter in principle.

asked Apr 20 '12 at 08:05 G. S. Pandey New member

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Your sample is too large to be within the scope of this forum.  Typically, we offer advice about short passages and individual sentences.  I will offer several general comments.


Use one dating style throughout. Do not alternate between abbreviated, International-style dates (today is 20.04.12) and spelled out American-style dates (today is April 20).  Notice also, no comma occurs between April and 20.


From "15.80" you appear to be using American-style decimal point (a period) and thousands separators (a comma) rather than the European style, whic is reversed. In either case, the thousands separator is only used for numbers larger than 1 --> 23,465 or 457,239.07.  It is not used to separate digits less than 1 (that is, to the right of the decimal point). So 7.36094, not 7.36,094.


By /- + do you mean plus or minus?  If so, it should be +/-.  If this is not what is meant, spell out "plus" (not "+"). And then, what does /- mean?


Here is a suggested revision for the first 2 sentence:


"Paradip Port Trust's initial demand for port charges and land rental through 11.09.11 was 15.80 Lakhs (approximate). Due to the vigorous efforts of the Branch, PPT reduced their demand to 7.37094 by cancelling the plot rental for the period between 30.06.11 and 11.09.11. Branch believes that the above demand is of statutory nature and should be paid immediately to avoid penalties, interest. and any other complications."


Please revise and submit again (only in smaller pieces).

link comment edited Apr 20 '12 at 15:46 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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