Margao: Bearing the stench from toilets, hundreds of job seekers on Monday queued up in the South Goa Collectorate building to submit their applications for the job vacancies announced in various government offices.
The state government in the last few days has announced vacancies for 1000-odd jobs as the model code of conduct is expected to be announced soon for the by-election in Goa and which may come in the way of the enrollment.
“I have applied for the post of LDC in the South Goa Collector’s office even though I am working with a private firm on a temporary basis. A government job comes with security and the salary is also very attractive,” said a job aspirant Yogesh Chari.
Another job seeker, who was in the queue till afternoon, on conditions of anonymity, said, “I am here since 10 am when already hundreds of applicants had queued up. I am not sure that I would get the job but am just giving it a try even though there is a rumour that the vacancies are already finalised with many politicians getting their share.”
By afternoon, there was heavy rush to submit applications. Many female applicants lamented that the state-of-the-art Collectorate building in Margao lacks proper toilet facility.
C Fernandes, a female applicant said, “On one hand, the government is boasting about improvement in basic facilities like toilets while on the other hand, toilets in this prime government building in South Goa are neglected. If one does not have proper washroom facility, what is the point in having such a huge building?” [NT]