Goan government is focusing on overall development in the state which is not possible without providing a proper job platform for the locals. Working in this direction, the state government is planning to provide more and more jobs from the available ones to the locals. A similar step has already been taken in terms of providing around 50% jobs in security agencies to localites.
In a recent statement issued by Dabolim MLA and panchayat minister, Mauvin Godinho, he said that more jobs will be provided to the locals and they will be preferred in jobs. He said, “Everybody has a right to relocate anywhere in the country and take up job opportunities, but that doesn’t mean that locals should be overlooked. Adequate training should be given to Goan youth so that they are gainfully employed.”
Godinho also said that business units operating in Murgao Industrial Estate at Dabolim have withheld taxes for a long time now due to the local panchayat. He has further directed the officials to clear the payment of taxes. Mauvin also said that there are some ongoing issues by Chicalim comunidade, whereby some units have encroached upon land.
Talking about the encroachment of land, he said “Some of the units have indulged in land encroachment. A situation should not arise in future wherein land in Goa is taken over by outsiders, and locals end up with neither land nor employment.”