Striking off names of private employees and non permanent Govt employees in Employment exchange – unfair: Aldona MLA
Panaji: The proposal by the state government to strike off names of employed persons from the employment exchange will be unfair to those aspiring for government jobs, said Aldona MLA Adv Carlos Alvares Ferreira.
He urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to not to go ahead with the proposed move.
“Those who want to apply for permanent or contractual government, their employment card is needed. If you strike off their names from the roll, you are denying them their chance to apply for future government jobs. It means that you are telling the people to quit their jobs, stay unemployed and only then your employment card is valid,” he said.
Ferreira said that employment is of two types — private and government, and this is categorised into permanent and non-permanent i.e. contractual, work charged and daily wages.
“The CM has claimed that many people are employed and their names figure in the employment exchange roll. However, those who get permanent government jobs, their names are automatically struck off from the roll. I ask the Chief Minister not to take a hasty decision and to think twice before moving ahead with this plan as it will be unfair to the people. Do not do injustice to them because they also need their chance,” the Congress MLA said.
Ferreira also said that the state government could have submitted erroneous data on Goa’s unemployment figures to NITI Ayog.
“As per NITI Ayog, 1.10 lakh persons are unemployed in the state. However, the CM has claimed that only 80,000 people are registered with the exchange, and that only 20,000 persons are unemployed. NITI Ayog gets its data from the Goa government. If there is a mistake in the figures, it may have been committed by the state government while furnishing this data,” he added.
Adv Carlos Alvares Ferreira