Panaji: Adv. Aires Rodrigues has today alleged that the Goa Government by arbitrarily selecting BJP State Executive Committee member and RSS leader Mr. Sukhaji Gajanan Naik as member of the very vital Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC) had acted in total violation of the Supreme Court directives.
Adv. Rodrigues has stated that the selection of 58 year old Sukhaji Naik who hails from Colvale and currently Vice-Principal of Porvorim based RSS run Vidya Prabodhini College as GPSC member was done without complying with the Supreme Court directions that all State governments had to frame guidelines and parameters for the appointment of Chairman and Members of their State Public Service Commission.
Pointing out that the requisite procedure was not followed in selecting Sukhaji Naik as member of GPSC, Adv. Rodrigues has stated that the Supreme Court has emphasiszed that only persons of high standing, intellectual ability and reputation must be selected to the Public Service Commission while stressing that the procedure and administrative guidelines should be in place so that the possibility of arbitrary appointments is eliminated.
Adv. Rodrigues has further stated that the Supreme Court has held that the intention behind creation of an autonomous Public Service Commission as a constitutional authority was to create a body of achievers and ex-administrators who could select meritorious candidates for recruitment and promotion to various Civil Service positions under the State Government with utmost probity and transparency.
Adv. Rodrigues has also stated that the Supreme Court had directed all the State Governments to ensure that their Public Service Commission is manned by competent, honest and independent persons of ability and high reputation who command the confidence of the people and who would not allow themselves to be deflected by any extraneous considerations in discharging their duty in making selection to various government posts strictly on merit.
While stating that by selecting a very active senior leader of the BJP Mr. Sukhaji Naik, the government has totally compromised the integrity and autonomy of the GPSC, Adv. Rodrigues has drawn the attention that earlier this week the BJP had publicly announced that Sukhaji Naik would assist State BJP Vice-President Datta Kholkar in the election campaign for the 2021 Pernem Municipal Election.