|August 29, 2013 at 10:32 am #4593|
Issues regarding garbage, abolition of house tax, implementation of common panchayat cadre and other government schemes were discussed when nine panchayats of Mormugao taluka interacted with Panchayat Minister Laxmikant Parsekar in Vasco on Friday.
Besides the nine Sarpanchas and their respective panch members, others present at the block-level meet of Panchayati Raj Institution Members of Mormugao Taluka included Environment Minister Alina Saldanha, Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida, ZP Nelly Rodrigues, Panchayats Director Narendra Sawant and officials from the Directorate of Panchayats and the Mormugao Block Development office.
Sarpanchas submitted a memorandum highlighting problems of garbage management, house tax, implementation of common panchayat cadre, etc.
Responding on garbage management, Parsekar said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has resolvedto set up a garbage treatment plant in each of the two districts.
On abolition of house tax, Parsekar said abolition of house taxes would lead to huge financial loss. “Only BPL families will be exempted and the government will reimburse it to the panchayats,” he said.
To a query on shortage of panchayat secretaries, Parsekar assured to solve the problem within a month as the process of appointing new panchayat secretaries is on.
“The government is also in the process of implementing the common panchayat cadre, so that panchayat employees serving many years are transferred to other panchayats. The government is also trying to improve infrastructure of the panchayats and in this regard, the government will allot Rs 1 crore,” said Parsekar.
Saldanha felt that toppling games among panchas should be avoided to enable the panchayat to deliver proper administration, while Almeida informed that the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation has already surveyed the Chicalim Cottage Hospital and work to construct a hospital by demolishing the old residential quarters will begin within six months.
Source/Reference: Herald, “Garbage management tops Mormugao panchayats’ meet“