Goa Trinamool Congress today exposed Chief Minister Pramod Sawant’s attempt to secure his position in the government by threatening to implement SSC in the state, and demanded that the BJP-led government release a white paper on employment policy. Goa TMC Media Coordinator Trajano D’Mello, Goa TMC ST/SC Coordinator Santosh Mandrekar, and Goa TMC Spokesperson Ana Gracias challenged the CM to roll out a detailed time-bound notification pertaining to the reforms introduced in the Staff Selection Commission during a press conference at the party office in Panaji.
Slamming Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for betraying the people of Goa, Goa TMC Media Coordinator Trajano D’Mello said, ‘In 2017, the BJP government promised to provide more than 50 thousand jobs to Goenkars and now the CM has promised a total of 10 thousand jobs. The CM is continuing to carry the legacy of the previous BJP government forward by taking a U-turn on the promises and fooling the people of Goa.’ Expressing his anguish over the CM’s recent statement, he further added, ‘His recent announcement that a year of experience in the private sector is compulsory for government jobs is nothing short of a half-baked promise until a notification is released clarifying the date of effect.’
Bringing to the fore the agenda behind Chief Minister Pramod Sawant’s actions, D’mello stressed, ‘CM has decided to implement a staff selection commission to keep a check on its ministers, as according to the rumors, many ministers are conspiring against him. He has taken away the powers of ministers and cemented his position by forcing the ministers to approach him to sanction jobs.’ He further added, ‘He must stop making hollow statements of what he plans for the future and should inform Goenkars of the new changes he wants to introduce properly.’
Reiterating Goa TMC’s resolve for good governance and transparency within the BJP-led government, D’Mello asserted, ‘We demand the BJP government to release a white paper on employment policy and that a retired High Court judge heads the commission or alternatively, the SSC be approved by the High Court.’