The Aam Aadmi Party while strongly objecting to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s proposal to circumvent the Goa Staff Selection Commission while recruiting 10,000 government servants pointed out that these are jobs in government service meant for Goans and not jobs in “Bharatiya Janata Party Private Limited”.
Surel Tilve of AAP asserted that the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant’s claim that the Goa Staff Selection Commission is overloaded is merely an excuse for them to give the jobs to their supporters and well-wishers and pointed out that the Health minister is already on record about this.
Surel pointed out that in an audio message that has gone viral on social media, the Health minister has clearly stated that government jobs will be given to those who work for him, which means that the jobs will be given only to BJP supporters.
Surel pointed out that the BJP government is already embroiled in many controversies over recruitment in the government sector. “We have seen how the welfare scheme for construction workers was tweaked to benefit only those that the BJP wanted to help,” he said.
He further pointed out that nurses working on contract basis for even 10 years at Goa Medical College were ignored and instead only those who were supported by BJP including many from Sattari taluka were recruited. “The very fact that appointment letters were issued even before the test results were made public proves that the recruitment process was hanky panky,” he said.
He ridiculed Chief Minister Sawant’s statement that Goans do not possess skills for jobs in the State and pointed out that Goans have established their skills the world over. “The Chief Minister is once again using an excuse to ensure that only his people are given employment in the government sector and not meritorious Goans,” he said.
Surel Tilve said the lifting of the moratorium on recruitment in the government sector on the eve of elections is nothing but a ruse by the ruling BJP to lure people in the name of recruitment who will vote for them at the next elections.
“The people of Goa will not tolerate such chicanery and strongly oppose bypassing the Goa Staff Selection Commission while selecting people to work for the government,” Surel said demanding that if necessary the government set up a cell or a subsidiary to assist the State Selection Commission in selecting the right people.