Panaji : The National Students Union of India (NSUI) Goa has alleged that MLAs are taking money to provide jobs in Goa. NSUI President Naushad Chowdhari has written to Lokayukta complaining about the same.
“We have come across a very serious allegation made in public at Avedem, Quepem by none other than the Dy Chief Minister of Goa Shri Babu Kavlekar that was widely reported in news channels and social media platforms where that minister has stated that MLAs are accepting money for jobs. Being a senior minister, it is a public admission of corruption by public servants and therefore cognisance needs to be taken as the issue has serious implications under Article 14, 15 and 16 of the Constitution of India read with the Prevention of Corruption Act,” said Naushad.
“The issue also impinges on the hopes and aspirations of thousands of youth who are applying for jobs in the government sector under the belief that they will get jobs on merit. There has been a sudden surge in advertisements these days by different departments of the government inviting applications for jobs which are in the category of group C and D posts,” informed Naushad.
“The Staff Selection Commission that is responsible to conduct recruitment has been deliberately placed under suspension. The suspension in the functioning of the Staff Selection Commission has resulted in candidates applying multifold times , appearing for multiple tests and interviews and has thus placed the departments under severe strain in their regular functioning. Had the Staff Selection Commission been allowed to function, the need for multiple recruitment exercises would have got obviated thus saving precious resources of time and money of the government as well as the thousands of applicants . Hence in public interest, there is a need to reduce the enormity of the processes of recruitments into the hands of the Staff Selection Commission in public interest,” said Naushad