Church wants BJP to appoint Cong regime candidates

PTI, PANAJI | 28 June 2012 22:14 IST

Breaking its silence on the freeze by the Manohar Parrikar government on the 'appointment' of 230 candidates as field supervisors for mining sites, the Goa Church has appealed to the ruling coalition to not deprive the candidates of the employment on humanitarian grounds.

The erstwhile Congress government had in a controversial decision handed out the 'offer letters' to as many as 230 candidates for the post of Field Supervisors on mining sites.

"Several of the recruits after receiving the 'Offer of Appointment' have quit their secure jobs to report for duty and many of whom have families that are dependent on their income.

This becomes a human rights issue as it amounts to a denial of a sustainable livelihood for no fault of theirs," Fr Maverick Fernandes, Executive Secretary, Council for Social Justice and Peace (CSJP), a wing of Roman Catholic Church, wrote to Parrikar.

Former chief minister Digambar Kamat had hurriedly filled the vacancies of field supervisors after illegal mining controversy hit the state.

The mining department had issued offer letters to 230 candidates, in the run-up to the Assembly elections in March, even as the BJP, which was then in opposition, had termed it as 'jobs-for-vote' scam.

After coming to power, BJP has kept on hold all the appointments in mining department along with other departments like Health, Animal Husbandry among others.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has handed over all the recruitments to Vigilance Department which is probing their authenticity under Anti Corruption Act.

Fr Fernandes has said that after perusing the facts provided by the candidates to CSJP, it became apparent that the due process of recruitment was followed and the candidates have satisfied the criteria.

"Therefore, it cannot be understood as to why the government has prevented them from joining duty without any written intimation citing reasons for the same," he added. 

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he y should church not inter-fear in matter.i want urs answer ,see in ramayana mahabharat if gods doing any wrong work then they tell god that ur doing wrong or wright.& see iam a businessmen& advocate . i think that all candidates r should be regularized in mine department .because i seen ther matter of selection process.all createriya are legal .their process r also 1 year back,& they got there offers letter through post.also selected candidates r of 40 consutency no injustes is done in only this department.then y should cm r holding this post ,because they have selected in congress govt.this is no injustes 4r them.please tell.they have cabinet approvel & faience approvel.

- mayur naik, ponda | 18 th July 2012 13:58

 

With much due respect to :-Council for Social Justice and Peace (CSJP), History has is a witness that -Religion and Political administration should be kept as far as possible -

Let Mr Parrikar conduct the administration ,and let the ant corruption bureu investigate althhough its humanitarian is it ok to encourage corrupt practice of Digmaber Kamath

- Sequeira, Auh | 30 th June 2012 14:56

 

Church should stop interfering with the administration of the state. If the church wants to do humanitarian service to people than they should employ these people in the church. How about doing some charity work by feeding all these families with the money they got from selling the Vanxim Island ?

- A. Pinto, Olaulim | 29 th June 2012 15:55

 

This is now getting more murkier. I do not agree with with the below comment that the church should stay away from this matter. The Church has a strong commitment as followers of Jesus to get involved with Social Justice. What needs to be seen is, if these are the words of the Church in Goa or if they are the whims of the Maverick.

I strongly feel if the appointments were made in a fair manner they should be reinstated, however, even if correct procedures were followed, and the canditates were given letters just because they were Congress supporters, they should not go ahead with the request of the 'Maverick' priest.

Getting embrolied in the 'politics of the church' is not my prerogative, but the ES of the CSJP has to be scrutinized thoroughly before taking into consideration his views and demands, given his past track record. It is a sad reality that the erstwhile church of Goa cannot, for a long time find someone to replace this Maverick Humpty Dumpty.

I am sure priests like Fr. Bismark who have Social Justice close to their heart are left to rot, while "Maverick priests" are given these positions who value the prestige that comes with these positions more than anything else. That is the way of the world and is sadly evolving to be the ways of the Church in Goa.

- jaret chandrapurkar, overseas/chandor | 29 th June 2012 14:57

 

CHURCH SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM THE RECRUITMENT DRIVE WHICH WAS TAKEN BY CONGRESS IN DUE HASTE FOR THEIR PERSONAL VOTE BANKS. LET MANOHAR BAB DO WHAT HE IS DOING AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT HE DOES WILL BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE SOCIETY. CHURCH PLEASE DO NOT COMMUNALISE THIS ISSUE BY CALLING IT IN HUMANITARIUM GROUNDS. LET US ALL GIVE MR. PARRIKAR A FREE HAND TO CLEAR ALL THE MESS CREATED BY ERSTHWHILE CONGRESS RULE... CHEERS MR. PARRIKAR

- peter fernandes, goa | 29 th June 2012 12:27

 

No need to Consider those appointments, as they were entirely non-constitutional recruitements. The Church should do their own duty and SHOULD NOT interfere in State's administrative work.

Let the government act on that issue as per the situation and there is no need to have mercy and all, as it was not as per the rule.

Why we should think of those, who have got these letters through non-constitutional activities and what about the right and ELIGIBLE person/ candidat who are the true aspirants for these posts, who were denied the seats by the dirty earlier government? Who will take care of thos who have been left out?

Any answer from the so called secular forces, who are now forcing the present government to take such steps?

regards

Niz Goenkar

- Seby Fernandes, Mandur-Tiswadi-Goa | 29 th June 2012 09:47

 

All those appointed have congress political connections and bypassed law at the cost of eligible candidates. If the appointment is in line with declared procedure, they should be regularized or else kicked out. Church should first put its house inorder. Admission for 5th Std is several church run schools such as Loyola Margao are done through kickbacks and political influence, thus depriving brilliant but poor and non influential students. Test is conducted by those school by charging huge fee but results are suppressed and not declared. They mention on result card only pass or failed. Fr Maverick, take up this issue with Diocesan society.

- Goa for Goans, Goa | 29 th June 2012 02:59

 

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