PANAJI: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant on Tuesday held interaction with all the Head of Departments (HoDs) of Central Government offices situated in Goa at Secretariat, Porvorim. In all 27 Heads of Central Government Departments participated in the interaction session.

Interacting with the HOD’s of Central Government the Chief Minister said that if Central Secretariat comes up then all the Central Government offices can function from one central place in Goa. He directed the Superintendent Engineer and Principal Director to identify any suitable location in and around Mapusa so that the rent costs of Central Government offices can be reduced drastically.

All the HoDs shared their difficulties as regard to non availability of premises to setup additional offices, NOC for installation of mobile towers, non submission of compliance to audit report, setting up of Special Court for CBI at Panaji, non availability of land for housing etc. In this context, the Chief Minister said that all the problems will be resolved soon. While highlighting the importance of interaction Chief Minister said that to know about the existence of Central Government in Goa there is a need to organise awareness programmes.

The Chief Minister further informed that the State Government is providing manpower from Goa Human Resource Development Corporation with Housekeeping and Security personnel and appealed to the HOD’s of Central Government Offices in Goa to avail the services of GHRDC for required manpower for their office which will contribute to the State of Goa.

The Chief Minister appealed to the HoDs to extend their co-operation to Goa Government to achieve sustainability and make Goa self sufficient in all respects under the Atmanirbhar Bharat – Swayampurna Goa programme.

CDR. Prasad Padhye co-ordinated the interaction session. Secretary to Chief Minister, J Ashok Kumar, IAS was also present.