CM assures quota for Muslims in Govt jobs

PTI, PANAJI | 01 April 2012 10:51 IST

In an attempt to please minorities, now Muslims after embracing Christians, chief minister Manohar Parrikar has assured quota for Muslims in government jobs.

 "Vote for the BJP next time only if we manage to prove ourselves. If we don't than you have all the right to kick us out of power," Parrikar told a gathering of 1,000-odd prominent Muslim leaders organised by NGO, Goa Muslim Forum (GMF) yesterday evening at Gomantak Maratha Samaj Hall.

Sharing dais with the community leaders at the event in a view to list out the issues faced by the community, which forms less than 10 per cent of the state population, Parrikar appealed to the Muslim community to come forward and apply for government jobs in various departments including police so that they can avail of 7-8 percent reservation in the state jobs.

"State will induct 1,000-1,500 new constables for which the process will start by mid-April. I will send you the advertisements. Please ask the youths from your community to apply for these posts. Government cannot recruit anyone in job until and unless he applies for it," the chief minister who also holds Home portfolio said.

Observers say the welcome accorded by the Muslim community members to any saffron chief minister was unprecedented one.

"Few of my Muslim brethren were upset because we (GMF) were getting associated with the BJP chief minister.

Congress in the past has cautioned us against BJP by calling it a communal party. But now we have posed our faith in BJP who is led by Parrikar in the state.

We are sure, he will not let us down," said Iqbal Mohiddin, Chairman of All India Milli Council's Goa chairman.

Responding to various questioned posed by Muslim community members, Parrikar stated that he was in the process of forming an advisory council, that would guide him on various issues.

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Mr. C M, there are other scientific methods to find the deserving candidates, who are in very much eligible for the jobs, try to find them , considering or giving priority on the basis of religion may not be scientific, as our country is Secular Country. Economically backward will be available in the every faiths please consider this point while giving jobs.

- replyreader, goa | 03 rd April 2012 12:18


I agree with Liladhar, the quota system spoils the ability to contest. It is injustice to capable persons. Once a quota for jobs is fixed quota in promotions will be asked/given which is and most of the times juniors surpaass seniors there by get irritated which hampers the functioning of department.

- Sanjay Prabhu, Shiroda | 03 rd April 2012 06:22


Its abosultely wrong to have quota system in Govt Jobs for appeasing a perticular community... atleast this was not expected from the Mr Parrikar who seems be doing nothing wrong till this moment.......... This will hamper the credentials of present Goverment whom the people voted for overwhelming majority. Please treat all the citizens of Goa as equal.... let be level playing platform for all the people in getting govt jobs...

- Liladhar, Vasco | 02 nd April 2012 14:27


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