Wednesday, 25 April, 2018
   Self-styled Godman Asaram Bapu sentenced to life imprisonment until death   Robbery at Quepem market, four shops looted; Police and Dog Squad at site, estimated loss not known; investigation on   Demolition drive underway at Mapusa with Police protection, 40 shops build over nallah to be demolished.   HC dismisses SWPL expansion plea   HSSCE results to be declared on April 28   Sanguem PSI’s video kicking boy goes viral; gets transfer   Margao RP meet: Cong undecided on support   @ Price 20 for 3, it’s not the right time for limes!   Casino case: Mickky pleads for discharge

Chief Secy: Relax fire safety norms for small traders

17th April 2018, 04:44 Hrs

the goan I network
​Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma on Monday convened a meeting with Collector North Goa Nila Mohanan and Director of Fire and Emergency Services Ashok Menon and asked the two authorities to relax the fire safety norms for small traders with shops below 50 sq mts area.  
The meeting was attended by BJP spokesperson Dattaprasad Naik, BJP Youth Wing secretary Pramay Mainkar, Mapusa-based businessman Salim Isani businessmen from Mapusa and BJP’s Mapusa general secretary Damu Lanjekar.  
The meeting was convened immediately after BJP spokesperson Naik submitted a memorandum before the CS seeking intervention into the order dated January 18 issued by the North Goa Collector Mohanan in the capacity of being the Chairman of the North Goa District Disaster management Authority.  
The order was issued to all panchayats, municipalities and the CCP to ensure that commercial establishments in North Goa mandatorily comply with fire safety norms and no renewal of trade licenses be affected until these norms are complied with. 
Chief Secretary has directed the Directorate of Fire Services to consider relaxation of norms for shops below 50 sq mtrs along with relaxation in ownership documents. It was also decided that local bodies would soon be instructed to begin issuing trade licenses by taking an undertaking that compliance to fire safety norms would be done within 30  days. 
The BJP, in its memorandum pointed to the smaller quantum of turnover of several traders, who usually rent business spaces or have temporary spaces and said that this class of traders would find it difficult to install the necessary equipment and face hardships if compelled to do the same in a strict time-frame. 
​In the light of facts, the CS was requested to provide the affected traders with a relief.    

Top News


Asaram Bapu sentenced to life-imprisonment until death Read more

Four shops looted at Quepem Market

Estimated loss unknown, police investigation on. Read more

Demolition drive at Mapusa

40 shops build illegally on nallah to be demolished Read more

HC dismisses SWPL expansion plea

Says SWPL can approach National Green Tribunal against decision of MoEF Read more