29 C
Panjim
Saturday, April 17, 2021

IOA reduces fine levied on Goa for delays in hosting National Games





Must read

Govt to add more beds to GMCH, SGDH, ESI to be covid hospital again: CM

Panaji: Amidst sudden spike in the COVID-19 positive cases on Friday, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that the additional beds would be provided...

Goa to go for stricter curbs in next two days: Tanavade

Mapusa: Bharatiya Janata Party’s Goa President Sadanand Tanavade on Friday hinted at the State government going in for stricter curbs to control spread of...

Goa reports 927 new cases, six deaths on Friday

Panaji:Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 927 and reached 65,499 on Friday, a health department official said. The death toll mounted to  868 as six ...

Humiliating 7-0 defeat of BJP backed Sanquelim Chairperson is clear signal of ” End of BJP government is near”- Digambar Kamat

Panaji -  The humiliating 7-0 defeat of BJP backed Chairperson of Sanquelim Municipal Council Yeshwant Madkar is clear signal of "End of BJP Government...
- Advertisement -

Panaji: The Indian Olympics Association (IOA) has reduced the fine levied on Goa government for constant delays in hosting National Games by almost Rs four crores, Sports Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar told the State Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.

Ajgaonkar told the House that following the requests of Goa government to negotiate the fine of Rs ten crore which was imposed on the State for missing deadlines to host the National Games, the IOA in its letter on July 01, 2019 has conveyed that the State will have to pay  Rs six crore as “additional hosting fees.”

In April this year, IOA had fined Goa government for Rs ten crore for repeatedly missing deadlines for hosting of 36th National Games.

“State government has conveyed to the IOA its intent to host the 36th National Games in November 2019 and preparations for hosting the event is going on in that direction,” Ajgaonkar said. The minister was responding to two different questions tabled by Congress MLA Ravi Naik and BJP MLA Francis Silveira.

The minister said that the State government has “completed all necessary arrangements and would ensure that all the facilities are in place for the conduct of the National Games.”

Ajgaonkar said that the Games were scheduled to be hosted in March- April 2019, initially.

“However, on account of the Parliamentary Elections, By-Elections to the State Assembly, the Term-end Examinations of Higher Secondary and College students, the Government decided to postpone the National Games to October- November 2019” he added.

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest article

Govt to add more beds to GMCH, SGDH, ESI to be covid hospital again: CM

Panaji: Amidst sudden spike in the COVID-19 positive cases on Friday, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that the additional beds would be provided...

Goa to go for stricter curbs in next two days: Tanavade

Mapusa: Bharatiya Janata Party’s Goa President Sadanand Tanavade on Friday hinted at the State government going in for stricter curbs to control spread of...

Goa reports 927 new cases, six deaths on Friday

Panaji:Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 927 and reached 65,499 on Friday, a health department official said. The death toll mounted to  868 as six ...

Humiliating 7-0 defeat of BJP backed Sanquelim Chairperson is clear signal of ” End of BJP government is near”- Digambar Kamat

Panaji -  The humiliating 7-0 defeat of BJP backed Chairperson of Sanquelim Municipal Council Yeshwant Madkar is clear signal of "End of BJP Government...

Six succumbed to covid-19 infection on Friday

  Panaji: Total six people succumbed to covid19 infection on Friday. Five died at GMCH and one at South Goa District Hospital. Among the 5 deaths...