LOP YURI ALEMAO WRITES TO CHIEF MINISTER DEMANDING JOB RESERVATION FOR ARTISTS.

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EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT STATE CULTURAL POLICY & STATE SPORTS POLICY, YURI TELLS CM

Panaji – Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao today urged the Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant demanding Job Reservation for Artists by effectively implementing Goa Cultural Policy 2007 & Goa Sports Policy 2009. He also urged the Chief Minister to implement provision of Grace Marks for Culturally Talented Students.

In a Letter written to the Chief Minister, Leader of Opposition has stated that the Goa Cultural Policy 2007 & Goa Sports Policy 2009 were initiated by the Congress Government to encourage local talent in the field of Art & Culture and Sports. These Policies have provision of Grace Marks for Culturally Talented Students and Sportspersons. There is also a provision to give Job Reservations to Artists and Sportspersons. Sadly, the Government has failed to effectively implement both the Policies post 2012.

I refer to your recent announcement of reserving 4% quota for Sportspersons in Goa. I urge the Government to effectively implement the State Cultural Policy & Sports Policy and give its complete benefits to Artists and Sportspersons. I would also like to remind you of your earlier Announcement of giving Government Jobs to Medal Winners of 37th National Games and the recent Assurance of Government Job given to Miss India Deaf International Runner up Vinita Shirodkar, Leader of Opposition has stated in his Letter.

The Letter further states “I am consistently following up with the Government on implementation of the provision in the Goa Cultural Policy to give Grace Marks to Culturally Talented Students. Unfortunately Government has failed to implement the same in last eleven years. I hope the Government will at least effectively implement both the Policies from the coming year”.

It was the Visionary Congress Government which formulated and notified the Goa Cultural Policy & Goa Sports Policy in 2007 & 2009 respectively. These Policies were drafted taking views from all the Stakeholders and Experts. The successive Governments from 2012 have failed to give Grace Marks to Students and Job Reservations to the Artists & Sportspersons, Yuri Alemao has mentioned in the Letter.

I also hope that the Government will start the Group C Recruitment process through Staff Selection Commission from January 2024, said Yuri Alemao.

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