PANAJI: Revenue Minister Babush Monserrate today has sought clarification from South Goa District Collector Jyoti Kumari over the circular seeking permanent employees and officers to contribute Rs 1000 towards the Republic Day function.
“I have sought clarification from South Goa Collector over the circular. Also, I have asked on what basis the circular was issued. You cannot issue such a circular,” said Monserrate.
The circular dated January 19 said “an event is being organised by the Collectorate of South Goa on January 26, 2023, at Matanhy Saldanha Administrative Complex ground followed by Republic Day Function.”
“All the permanent staff and officers who are willing shall contribute Rs 1,000 each for making this event a grand success,” it said.
The collector also mentioned the names of two officials who were directed to collect the amount from all the willing staff and officers, including subordinate offices, by January 20.
To clarify, South Goa Collector said that this program is not Republic Day 2023. On Liberation Day of 2019, Collectorate voluntarily contributed to organising a program for Child care institutions & old age http://homes.In 2020,21 & 22, due to covid, the same was not conducted & is being organised this year.