Goa government to lift curbs on hiring and infrastructure works

This decision comes as the state eases into economic revival

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The Goa state government has issued an office memorandum for government departments to resume contractual recruitment and infrastructure works with effect from December 1. The move will provide employment opportunities to more than 10,000 people.

The lifting of lockdown restrictions and subsequent surge in economic activities has led to this decision. The curb will stand withdrawn for any expenditure restriction from December 2 onwards.

For October alone, the GST collection in the state amounted to Rs 311 crore. This amount nearly matches the GST collection of the previous year.

Periodic release of funds and tourism revival had significantly helped in meeting the GST compensation gap. This follows after the review from the finance department which will take on new projects from December 1 and continue hiring.

Respective government departments will take up infrastructure projects, particularly those which were initiated earlier. The departments wanting to take up work, need to seek special permission.

There are 1,200 vacancies in the Police department and 1,400 in accounts. Vacancies also exist for nurses in the health department and for the post of lower division clerk (LDC).

Goa has approximately 65,000 state government employees in both the autonomous and semi-autonomous divisions.

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