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Goa University trying to give jobs to non-Goans: Sardesai

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Goa Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai Wednesday accused the Goa University of manipulating the reservation roster to deny deserving local OBC and Scheduled Tribe candidates the required posts in the varsity.

The Goa University is in controversy after it dropped the criteria of 15 years domicile for filing 60-odd posts at different levels.

The move had evoked a strong reaction from the Goa Forward Party (GFP), an alliance partner in the BJP-led government.

Sardesai, who is also the GFP president, has written a letter to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, claiming the university was trying to give jobs to non-Goans.

"It is also learnt that the reservation roster has been manipulated to deny deserving Goans OBC or ST candidates these posts, this needs to be investigated thoroughly.

"It is alleged the manipulation have been cleverly done so that posts, for which Goan candidates are eligible, are advertised in the general category," Sardesai said.

"It is also learnt that Goa university authorities are reluctant to apply the requirement of minimum period of domicile which is part of the university statue, but which they claim will be struck down by court of law," he claimed.

This is another ploy to deny Goans their rightsby not implementing the domicile requirement, the Deputy Chief Minister said.

"The university authorities do not have any right to bypass the varsity statute without any relaxation granted by the government," Sardesai added.

The Deputy Chief Minister also said there appears to be a deliberate ploy by the Goa University to confuse and give scope for ambiguity on the issue of domicile for filling these posts (in all the categories).

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First Published: Thu, May 09 2019. 00:05 IST