State Fisheries Departments bowed down to pressure from the Goa Forward Party to clearly mention Konkani as the local language in advertising posts for Sagar Mitras. They had raised the issue a week ago questioning why the department failed to specify Konkani when other States have mentioned their local language. The corrigendum now states, “Knowledge of Konkani’ is required for the Sagar Mitra posts.
Vijay Sardessai, GF Chief, ‘Our robust intervention to declare the knowledge of #konkani as a mandatory requirement for Sagar Mitras has found frutition. Government of Goa must prevent technical ambiguities that allow disrespect to our langauge and deny local Goemkars their job opportunities.