Thu, 19 Sep, 2019

CM’s note creates confusion over GMC recruitment move

It is now unclear whether the exercise will still be valid, or rendered null and void

11th September 2019, 02:58 Hrs

the goan I network

PANAJI

Ten days after the start of the recruitment process at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC) in Bambolim which saw thousands of job seekers making a beeline for job applications, it is now unclear whether the process will still be valid, or will be rendered null and void. The confusion comes in because of a note by the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to all secretaries stating that a new staff selection commission will carry out the recruitment process. The Chief Minister had stated that all advertisements following the staff selection bill that was passed in the monsoon legislative Assembly are “required to be withdrawn immediately.”   

Health Secretary Nila Mohanan IAS did not respond to a query by The Goan on whether the GMC selection process would be scrapped or go on as per schedule. Health Minister Vishwajit Rane told The Goan that the Chief Minister would decide on the fate of the GMC recruitment.   

Dean of GMC Dr Shivanand Bandekar said that he had received nothing official in writing with regards to the ongoing application process at the apex hospital of the State. “Several people came to collect the application forms today,” Dr Bandekar told The Goan, adding that since Health Minister Vishwajit Rane had announced that the forms would be made available online and for free, several people had also gone to collect their refund of Rs 50 on Tuesday. The forms were made available online on Tuesday.   

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had on Friday last directed all government recruitment processes for ‘group C’ posts to be handled by the Staff Selection Commission, the law for which, was passed in the legislature’s monsoon session.   

The Staff Selection Commission Bill, 2019, was passed in the monsoon session of the Goa legislative assembly and has already been notified following the Governor’s assent.  

The confusion comes in because of a note by the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to all secretaries stating that a new staff selection commission will carry out the recruitment process   

The Chief Minister had stated that all advertisements following the staff selection bill that was passed in the monsoon legislative Assembly are “required to be withdrawn immediately.”