Times of India | 4 days ago | 23-09-2022 | 04:17 am
Panaji: Chief minister Pramod Sawant will be interacting virtually with teachers, parents and managements of 932 government and government aided primary schools in the state on Saturday, September 24, from 10am to 12pm. Students have been told not to report for classes on the day as teachers will be engaged in the interaction.“New education policy, inclusive education, Nipun Bharat, midday meal, Mulya Vardhan value-based education will be discussed on the day. Parents and teachers will be able to ask questions which will be answered by different officials. Parents will also be guided on how they can monitor the use of the funds allotted under various schemes to the schools,” said director of education Shailesh Zingade.The facilities to attend the interaction will be set up in around 137 schools, from where teachers from the particular area will be able to participate.“Schools are required to put up the list of funds and their utilisation on the notice board. School management committees also have a role to play in this regard. This will be explained to them. Parents are also required to taste the midday meals and sign a register accordingly. At times, there are complaints against midday meals, but we find that no one wants to carry out the job of tasting the meals,” Zingade said.A total of 932 primary schools— 718 government schools and 214 unaided schools, will participate in the interaction.
Panaji: Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday said that during the tenant verification exercise in Goa around 20 Bangladeshis have been found so far residing illegally and without any valid documents. One of them has also been found with an Aadhar card. Sawant said that these illegal residents will be deported and the landlords who rented them rooms will be investigated by police.“There are people around without valid documents. I ask people renting their homes to either carry out tenant verification or do not keep tenants at all. We have found more than 20 illegal Bangladeshis residing in Goa. Work is on to identify others. We will deport them back to Bangladesh. We have sent a report to the home ministry,” Sawant said.He said that a report has also been sent to the home ministry regarding the misuse of Aadhar card by such illegal residents.“Those who had rented their premises to such illegal immigrants will also be investigated as to why they rented rooms without verification, since when, for what reason, whether they were aware of their background. Various wings of Goa police are working on identifying such illegal residents,” Sawant said.Such illegal immigrants are found to be working in businesses such as illegal scrapyards, the CM said. “We have passed the tenant verification bill in the assembly, after which the tenant verification exercise began across Goa. During the exercise we saw that many have no permanent address. These people are employed in illegal scrap yards and other illegal businesses. I appeal to those renting their houses to verify where their tenant is coming from,” Sawant said.
Panaji: The Porvorim police have booked an unidentified man, who introduced himself only as Dhairya, after he tried to enter a nightclub free of cost by claiming that he was the brother of chief minister Pramod Sawant. Although he was subsequently denied entry, he tried to forcefully enter the club. Sawant said he has instructed the police to nab the accused immediately.As per a complaint lodged before the police, a tall person called Dhairya, who had a strong build and fair complexion, and was dressed in a short-sleeved white shirt and trousers appeared at the entry counter of LPK Waterfront – a club that is located at Nerul – at around 12am on September 20. He claimed to be the brother of the chief minister in order to avoid being charged for entry into the club, the complaint stated. The club’s security in-charge, Pavan Rozer, said that the accused also promised ‘help’ in exchange for being let into the club. However, when he was denied entry, he attempted to use force to get into the club and even threatened the staff there with dire consequences, the complaint added.
Panaji: The cabinet has approved only 30% posts recommended by the Goa police for the Mopa airport police station and a traffic cell there.Goa police had submitted a proposal for creation of 160 posts for Mopa airport police station and 47 various posts for the traffic cell at Mopa airport. However, the administrative reforms department has recommended creation of 43 posts for the police station and 21 posts for the traffic cell.“Cabinet approved creation of 43 posts for Mopa police station and 21 posts for traffic cell at Mopa,” chief minister Pramod Sawant said.The 43 posts sanctioned for the police station include one police inspector, two police sub-inspectors, three assistant sub-inspectors, 14 head constables and 23 constables, including three drivers. Similarly, the traffic cell has been sanctioned one PI, two PSIs, three ASIs, six head constables and nine constables.Mopa airport police station will have 14 villages under its jurisdiction — Warkhand, Nagzar, Uguem, Mopa, Tamboxem, Torxem, Patradevi, Wazari, Casarvarnem, Hassapur, Chandel, Ibrampur, Hankhane and Alorna.In March, Goa police issued an order attaching 23 police personnel to Mopa airport police station with immediate effect.
Margao: Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday advised panchayat workers against misusing their powers, and instead to be ever willing to work towards helping the people.Addressing the gathering at the foundation conference of All India Panchayat Workers held at Margao, Sawant said that it would be the government’s endeavor to ensure that the rights of the panchayat workers are protected.“Panchayat workers come in contact with the lowest strata of the society, and it is in accordance with the antyodaya principle prime minister Narendra Modi is emphasizing on. You are fighting for your rights. However, you should bear in mind rights come with duties. If one fulfills his duties, no authority will deny him his rights,” Sawant said. tnn
Panaji: Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday said that the teacher of the government primary school in Valkini, Sanguem, will not escape punishment for not reporting to work for 10 days despite deputation. “I want to state about the Sanguem incident, where the teacher did not report to work despite being deputed there. Such behaviour will not be tolerated from any teacher. I have instructed the director and action will be taken against the teacher. We cannot not report to work because we may find it too far to travel and cause loss to the students in the process. The additional district education inspector and parents should also be alert and immediately report such incidents,” said Sawant.An unemployed youth from Valkini, Premanand Rekdo, took up classes after the deputed teacher did not report for ten days and the school was without a teacher. This happened after the only teacher in the school retired.