Porvorim: Even as State Labour and Employment department on Friday announced that they would be formulating the policy to regulate employment in private sector, minister Rohan Khaunte said that he will appeal Chief minister Pramod Sawant to weed out the government servants involved in side businesses.
Khaunte told reporters at Porvorim that at least 30 per cent of the government servants were involved in some or other side business, due to which they are lax in their duties, reflecting in the poor administration.
“If any government servant has started his side business then it is a good thing. He is generating employment for others. But at the same time, he should be asked to quit the government post that he is occupying,” the minister said.
Khaunte said that he would be writing to Chief minister Pramod Sawant urging him to form special task force to identify such government servants, who are involved in side business.
He also said that State can float a scheme wherein a common man who exposes the government servant indulged in side business would earn certain reward from the state government.
Khaunte said that the state has been facing issue of providing employment to the youth, who are waiting for good opportunities in government sector.
“When we weed out this 30 per cent lot, there would be vacancies created which can be grabbed by the educated youth,” he said.
The minister pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already asked some government officers in centre to take Voluntary retirement, and similar action can be replicated in Goa.
Khaunte said that such kind of cleansing of the system is required before State formulates its employment policy.
The minister said that the employment policy would be formulated soon, for which the consultation process has already begun.
“This policy will support the system and it wil be in tune with other policies like that of IT,” he said.