NOTHING NEW IN CM’S ANNOUNCEMENT, TIME HAS COME TO MAKE ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE OF KONKANI COMPULSORY FOR GOVERNMENT JOBS – YURI ALEMAO

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Margao : Time has come to review Recruitment Rules and make Academic Knowledge of Konkani Compulsory for Government Recruitments. I will write to the Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant urging him to initiate process in this direction by taking Experts into confidence. Mere Knowledge of Konkani will allow Outsiders to grab Government Jobs depriving Niz Goemkars in future, claimed Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao.

Reacting to the Announcement made by the Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant after the Cabinet Meeting stating that Knowledge of Konkani will be made essential for Group A and Group B Posts in Government Recruitments with some exceptions, Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao stated that the said Provisions are already notified by the Government years back and there is nothing new in the Announcement.

Government should make Academic Knowledge of Konkani compulsory for Government Recruitments which will ensure that the Students learn Konkani in Schools & Colleges. This will help to preserve our Mother Tongue and also ensure Jobs to Niz Goemkars, claimed Yuri Alemao.

We need to formulate a long term plan to ensure our next generations study our Mother Tongue Konkani. Knowledge of the Local language also helps in building up connectivity among the Government Officials and People. I hope the Government will consider my suggestion positively, stated Yuri Alemao.

The New Education Policy (NEP) also emphasizes on Education in Mother Tongue. If the Academic Knowledge of Konkani is made compulsory, the decision will also strengthen effective implementation of NEP in the State. Government needs to review the entire Recruitment process with long term perspective, said Yuri Alemao.

There is rapid change in the Demography of the State. Any Outsider who resides in Goa can grasp workable Knowledge of Konkani for simple conversations within a span of two months as Konkani is relatively an easier Language to learn. A Hindi or Marathi speaking person can adapt to writing and speaking skills in Konkani in a short span of time without learning Konkani in Schools, pointed Yuri Alemao.

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