Goa withdraws centre's powers on IAS/IPS

PTI, PANAJI | 01 September 2012 23:38 IST

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said he had withdrawn the power delegated by the state to the Union Home Ministry to give consent to appointments of IAS/IPS officers in Goa.

"I have withdrawn the powers delegated to the Centre to give automatic consent on behalf of the state for the posting of All India Services officers," Parrikar said, talking to reporters here.

"I have written to the Union Home Minister informing about the decision."

The BJP-led Goa government has locked horns with the Union Government over posting of IAS and IPS officers, for not consulting the state government.

Recently, the state refused to accept three officers shortlisted by the Centre for the post of Chief Secretary.

Instead, Parrikar government appointed Principal Secretary B Vijayan as the Chief Secretary.

"I had delegated power to the Centre to give consent, so I have the right to withdraw the power," Parrikar said.

"They (Centre) should consult us before appointing the officer in Goa," Parrikar said, adding that his latest move had nothing to do with the friction between the state and the Centre.

"I had done this in the past when I was the Chief Minister (earlier). I had refused to accept the arbitrary orders of Union Home Ministry."

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Goa is a full fledged state.

The Centre needs to consult the authorities of the state of Goa before appointing any IAS/IPS officer in Goa.

Arbitrary orders of the centre are not acceptable.

I appreciate our CM for doing the right thing.

- Francisco G. Lourenco, London | 07 th October 2012 17:54


This is what was needed from GOA Govt.

The man who will be remembered for years to Come.

Our Honorable Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Hats off to you.

- Seby Fernandes, Mysore | 06 th September 2012 17:25



- Peter, Margao | 04 th September 2012 16:34


This is typical congress when they have 99% ruling in the states of India and also ¾ majority in parliament. Its high time that Central Govt.(specially Congess Govt.) to sunk in that we India have a federal structure, also they don’t have absolute majority in parliament and therefore it becomes inevitable to consult the states on issue where in State has jurisdiction.

We the Goans have a tendency to sleep and awake only when there is major problem. Here is a CM who wants and have courage to tell Central Govt. that don’t post any Tom Dick and Harry in our lovely Goa, unlike the “DIGUMBAR” who dint had even a courage to solve the problem of Margao, he was running down to Delhi (Madaams Home) to solve even Garbage problem of Maragao. So also look at a sorry state of affair about the problem of MOI, he ran away atleast 20 to 40 times to maddam but could not solve it. This is a gutsy CM, lets all of us support him, and also let him look at the possibility if he can start Goa’s IAS/IPS cadre so such tussles will not arise.

Gr8 Job Mr. CM Goa ahead, lets oppose Lock, stock and barrel for any Anti Goan Policy by Central Goa.

- Purushottam, Ponda | 03 rd September 2012 15:30


This boy parrikar has just become cm for the second time and power has gone to his head. Goa is in india for more then 50 years. No conflict with central and state any time. No conflict in parrikars 1st fractured term. suddenly now he has started behaving like as if he is the President of the Republic of Goa. His Chamchas will ofcourse tom tom whatever he says for their personal gains, thats a different matter. And some people complain that we Niz Goenkars behave as if Goa is an Island in the Indian Ocean in international waters forcibly captured by India.

- Peter, Margao | 02 nd September 2012 15:12


Bravo to our CM this is right decision about appointing

IAS and IPS. We goan's have right choice and well

educated then why we need outsider. CM also have

to decide to appoint goan's passport officer, which

have more knowledge about Goa. We do not require

who has no knowledge about Goa.

- Domnick Rodrigues, Verna | 02 nd September 2012 12:43


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