MARGAO: “Govt says 120 plus Companies participating & 4000 plus Job Opportunities in the Mega Job Fair. I urge Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant & Labour & Employment Minister Atanasio Monserrate to instruct Officials to keep records of how many sought the jobs, how many were selected & how many actually joined,” demanded Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao.
Reacting to the hype created by the BJP Government about the Mega Job Fair, the Leader of Opposition pointed out that Labour & Employment Department was clueless about Private Jobs in Goa as per replies given in the last Assembly Session.
“I have replies to Legislative Assembly Questions which exposes the fact that out of 1.16 lakhs registered with Employment Exchange in Goa, only 115 were given Regular Government Jobs & 1749 were taken on Contract basis, Yuri Alemao said. The reply to another question reveals that only 1506 youths were given placements in the private sector in the last five years,” he stated.
Alemao also questioned Art and Culture Minister Govind Gaude on the postponement of the Festival of Ideas. Is it that he had no idea who was invited to the Festival? What is the status of work at Ravindra Bhavan? Will he fix responsibility for the goof-up? Yuri Alemao asked.
“Will Art & Culture Minister Govind Gaude clarify if he has any idea of the same Liberal Resource Persons participating in the postponed ‘D D Kossambi Festival of Ideas’ or will he invite Experts in Fakery & Jumlas? It is clear, under BJP rule, there is no space for dissent,” Yuri Alemao said.
“I want to bring to the notice of the Art and Culture Minister that the Festival of Ideas was initiated by the Congress Government. Our Government invited faculties and resource persons from various fields to encourage free speech,” Yuri Alemao said.
“I hope the Festival will take place soon with the same keynote speakers. I appeal to the Art and Culture Minister not to come under pressure,” Yuri Alemao said.