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GFP youth wing petitions Guv on Varsity recruitment row

Panjim: Goa Forward Party’s youth wing on Monday petitioned Governor and Goa University (GU) Chancellor Dr Mridula Sinha against the alleged injustice meted out to Goans in the recruitment process of the University.

Governor has sought report from Vice Chancellor Varun Sahani on the entire controversy surrounding domicile issue, which the University has relaxed while undertaking recruitments of nearly 80-odd posts under various categories.

The delegation of Goa Youth Forward led by its president Raj Mallik met Governor in the afternoon highlighting the gross loopholes left by GU while advertising vacancies for 82 posts.

The delegation, in the memorandum given to the Governor, has said during the recruitment drive undertaken by Goa University for 82 posts including regular, shortfall and backlog, there is a deliberate move by the officials to keep Goans out of the recruitment drive.

Goa Youth Forward said that GU is reluctant to apply the requirement of minimum period of domicile (15 years) which is a part of university statute, but which they claim will be struck down by any court of law.
“This is another ploy to deny Goans their right by not implementing the domicile requirement. The university authorities do not have any right to bypass university statute by themselves without any relaxation granted by the Government.

A sinister plan also being hatched by these authorities themselves to ensure that some individual approaches the court to strike down the requirement,” the memorandum reads.

Regarding the knowledge of Konkani, it is understood that certain favoured perspective applicants for above posts have been taking Konkani lessons for last one year, so that they may become eligible for the posts. They also said that Reservation Roster has been manipulated to deny deserving Goan OBC/ ST candidates these posts.

Speaking to media persons after meeting Governor, Mallik said that Governor has informed that she has sought report from the Vice Chancellor on the entire controversy.

“Governor, while assuring us to look into the matter seriously, has promised that domicile will be made mandatory while filling posts,” he said.

Mallik said that Governor was well aware of the issue and that she had already taken steps to resolve the matter. [H]

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