Panaji: Stating there were several jobs for the taking in the Government of India, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant today rued the fact that despite several career opportunities, very few Goan youth are interested in the Centre government jobs.
The Chief Minister was addressing the Webinar on “Career opportunities in Central Government offices, which was co-ordinated by Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs and the Model Career Centre.
“Being in politics as MLA for nine years and CM for last two years I have had talk to the several youth and have come to a conclusion that very few Goan youth answer the exams for jobs in Central government,” he said.
The Chief Minister said that there were thousands of jobs in Central government and Goans can opt for them or they will be grabbed by the youth from other states.
“To counter this issue I spoke to a few IAS officers and others who are posted here and decided to convene a meeting of all the Central government offices and departments in Goa a fortnight ago. I was surprised to know that all together there are more than 29 offices of Government of India in the State of Goa. Most of us do not even know where these offices are and what type of work they do,” he said.
Dr Sawant said he took the meeting only to understand what kind of opportunities can be made available for Goan youth.
“What is even more shocking is that I was told by one officer that there are 64 vacancies in CAG office alone in Goa for graduates but not a single Goan youth has answered the exam. If no Goan youth take them, we have no excuse to cry thereafter. These posts will then be taken up from someone from Maharashtra and Karnataka,” he stated.
He added, “leave aside the tough competitive exams like IAS, IPS, NIO etc, there are only few takers for banking exam, railways and postal exams”.
He said the experts at the webinar would enlighten and guide the youth present on opportunities in the Central government.
“This seminar would give all information of how to prepare for exams, which books to refer, how to approach department. Many more such webinars would be held in future,” he said.