Goa govt asks staff to contribute Rs 1K for Republic Day event


PANAJI: The Goa authorities has drawn flak after an ‘order’ of the South District Collector went viral, asking everlasting employees to contribute Rs 1,000 in direction of celebration of the Republic Day programme.

“An occasion is being organized by Collectorate of South Goa on January 26 at Matanhy Saldanha Administrative Complicated floor adopted by the Republic Day perform. It has been determined to contribute Rs 1,000 every by the everlasting employees and officers for making this occasion a grand success, the order by the South Goa Collector stated.

Goa Ahead Party MLA Vijai Sardesai has questioned the state authorities, saying whether or not it’s “contribution or extortion”.

“CONTRIBUTION OR EXTORTION? Has @GovtofGoa gone completely bankrupt to pickpocket authorities employees to arrange a #RepublicDay perform? The mega occasions executed to prop up @DrPramodPSawant and his cupboard have drained the treasury, and now authorities features should be funded by contributions! Sardesai tweeted.

One employees from South Goa collectorate on situation of anonymity knowledgeable that until Tuesday night his division had not acquired the order, nonetheless might obtain it on Wednesday.

“This is shocking,” he stated.

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