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Goa Forward Party meets Guv, demands domicile to be mandatory in GU recruitments

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Panaji: Goa Youth Forward on Monday met Goa Governor Mridula Sinha urging her intervention to stop the injustice meted out to the Goans during the recruitment process by Goa University, by deleting the compulsory clause of 15 years domicile.

The delegation led by Goa Youth Forward President Raj Malik also comprised of Goa Forward Party Vice President Durgadas Kamat.

Governor is also a Chancellor of Goa University.

The delegation, in the memorandum given to the Governor, has said that during the recruitment drive undertaken by Goa University for 82 posts including regular, shortfall and backlog, there is a deliberate move by the officials to keep Goans out of the recruitment drive.

Goa Youth Forward said that GU is reluctant to apply the requirement of minimum period of domicile (15 years) which is a part of university statue, but which they claim will be struck down by any court of law.

“This is another ploy to deny Goans their right by not implementing the domicile requirement. The university authorities do not have any right to bypass university statute by themselves without any relaxation granted by the Government. A sinister plan also being hatched by these authorities themselves to ensure that some individual approaches the court to strike down the requirement,” the memorandum reads.

The delegation also said that the advertisement released state that “in addition to the requirement stipulated by the university statute. The following additional requirement shall be applicable: knowledge of Konkani is essential and knowledge of Marathi is desirable.”

“This appears to be a deliberate ploy to confuse and give scope for ambiguity as the knowledge of Konkani requirement is stipulated by the university statute and as the other important requirement of minimum period of domicile is also stipulated in the university statute but has not been mentioned in the advertisement.”

Regarding the knowledge of Konkani, it is understood that certain favoured perspective applicants for above posts have been taking Konkani lessons for last one year, so that they may become eligible for the posts.

Goa Youth Forward also pointed out that the Reservation Roster has been manipulated to deny deserving Goans OBC/ST candidates these posts.

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