Parrrikar admits failure in Admin reforms

PTI, PANAJI | 30 September 2013 20:38 IST

Goa's Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday admitted that during his one-and-a-half year governance, he has failed to induce reforms in the administration, the way he had promised before the elections.

"I won't call it a regret, but I admit that I have not been able to tighten the screw around the administration. I believe it can be reformed further which I have not been able to do," Parrikar said while addressing a gathering here today. 

The BJP leader, however, said that the people should not rush into any conclusions as assurances given before the elections would be fulfilled over the period of five years and government has completed only one-and-a-half year. 

Responding to a question, Parrikar assured crack down on corruption in government job recruitments, if any instances are brought to his notice. 

"I will crack down on anyone who is found involved in corruption in government job recruitments," Parrikar said appealing people to bring such instances to his notice so that the action can be taken. 


"You can e-mail me your complaints or send it in the form of a confidential letter. I am available to public every Tuesday... You can meet me and hand over the letter or send it through someone," the Chief Minister said assuring complete confidentiality on the name of the complainant. 

Parrikar also came to the rescue of his ministers claiming that "there might be some third persons accepting bribe in the name of officers or ministers." 

"Give me concrete evidence so that I can act," he said. 

Incidentally, Parrikar had scrapped several hundred job recruitment process initiated by the preceding Congress government after it took over the reins in March 2012, claiming recruitments were done as a favour to garner votes during the then impending elections. 

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The failures are imminent in a system where the work force is induced through back door entry. I hope, The honorable CM reform recruitment process through open competition by holding examination instead of direct Interview.

If the GPSC is unable or does not have expertise in conducting such examination the Govt can take services of SSC or other state's PSC.

- Ajit, Panaji | 01 st October 2013 21:31


We need to appreciate our Hon. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar accepting that he has failed to induce reforms in the administration, the way he had promised before the elections.

I see sincerity in our CM's statement.

Normally, people in positions do not admit 'failures'.

He needs more time to bring in the necessary reforms.

Better late than never! Anything good for the people will be highly appreciated.

- Francisco, Goa | 01 st October 2013 18:12


Corrupt Government Officials gives nightmares to the common man. They are very rude and behave like villains. They shout and even push to go out of their office, if asked, why they delayed the work. They must be made accountability for their corrupt practices and arrogant behavior. They should be told that this common man pay your salary. Respect this Common Man. Finish their work within days or weeks and not in months.

- John Ferns, Goa | 01 st October 2013 15:51


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