Tuesday 21 May 2024

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Konkani organisations oppose relaxation of 'Konkani Must' in Govt jobs


The Konkani Bhasha Mandal and other organisations in Goa have strongly objected to the government decision of relaxing the clause of compulsory knowledge of Konkani in certain Government jobs.

In a press statement issued here today, the KBM has charged the government of giving backdoor entry to outsiders by giving relaxation in the clause.

It may be noted that for super-specialty jobs, the clause was as it is relaxed and there was no need to further relax it.

The KBM has expressed its fear that any government jobs could be termed as 'Super specialty' in view of the failure of the government to define 'Super specialty'.

Citing the recent case of the Goa University wherein a non-Konkani speaking person was accommodated for one of the posts where several Konkani speaking candidates were available, the KBM and other organisations have expressed its fear that this trend may be continued in other government organisations.

These organisations have urged the government to cancel the relaxation granted by a cabinet decision and take a decision on case to case basis while filling the vacancies.

Even after filling such vacancies with a non-Konkani speaking candidate, such a candidate should be compelled to undergo training in Konkani language during the probation period and the services may be regularized only after such training is certified by Official language department says the press note.

Charging the government of cheating the Goan electorate first on the medium of instruction issue and now on the relaxation granted in jobs, these organisations have warned that the people of Goa will give this government a fitting reply in the ensuing elections if it fails to retract on its position.

The Press note has been jointly released by Konkani Bhasha Mandal, Asmitay Prathisthan, Goa Rakhan Manch, Bardez Konkani Asmitay Kendr, Aami Pednekar, Cancon Konkani Kala Kendra, Antruj Ghudyo, Bandora, Curchorem Kala Sahitya Kendra and Divchal Konkani Seva Kendra.   


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