Modi addresses Goa Rozgar Mela, asks recruits to work for country’s development

Published on Nov 24, 2022 02:23 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi listed the Centre’s developmental initiatives for the coastal state over his eight-year tenure

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Goa Rozgar Mela. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Goa Rozgar Mela. (ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged new recruits of the Goa government to work for the country’s development and bright future as he listed the Centre’s developmental initiatives for the coastal state over his eight-year tenure.

“You are entering a very important phase of your life. The next 35 years... your focus should be on making India’s future bright by 2047 [when the country will complete 100 years of independence]. You have to work for Goa and the country’s development. I am confident you will do your duty in the best way possible,” Modi said in his message to 1,250 candidates, who were handed over appointment letters at the Goa Rozgar Mela (employment fair).

Modi, who last month launched Rozgar Mela for the recruitment of one million people over the next year, spoke about his government’s commitment to Goa’s development.

“Over the last eight years, the Centre has given thousands of crores for Goa’s development. The Mopa airport will also come up and ...Goa will get thousands of jobs. The connectivity and infrastructure projects will build a foundation for the development of Goa...Goans will get better jobs.”

Chief minister Pramod Sawant, who also spoke on the occasion, asked the people to report those offering government jobs in exchange for money. “There are many who are taking money in exchange for government jobs and promising the sun and the moon.”

A ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker accused minister Prabhu Pauskar of selling government jobs in 2021. Several lawmakers complained of corruption in the Public Works Department (PWD)’s recruitment process before the assembly elections this year.

Deepak Prabhu Pauskar, who was the PWD minister, was denied a BJP ticket subsequently and Sawant announced the scrapping of the recruitment of junior engineers.

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