Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday announced that all the government vacancies would be fulfilled in the state within six months.
In his address to the state on the occasion of Goa Revolution Day, the Chief Minister said approximately 10,000 government jobs would be given after conducting examinations and physical tests.
Dr. Sawant said that he had seen many people losing their jobs in the private sector because of which many youths had been rendered jobless.
The Chief Minister also announced that the state government would be starting a coding and robotics module in the state’s schools in the coming academic year.
“We are introducing coding and robotic education in the school’s scheme. The scheme is being devised by the Director of Education and Director of Technical Education to teach coding and robotics to our students from this year,” he said in a virtual address.
Announcing programs focused on youth, Chief Minister said special government centers would be started in the government colleges to coach students for competitive examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), banks, and other Central government services.
Speaking on Covid 19 situation and the state’s preparedness to tackle the crisis, he said the state administration was geared to meet the third Covid pandemic if it emerges.
“Even if the third wave comes by mistake, we have already set up an expert committee. Experts from the Indian Paediatric Association, Indian Medical Association, and government sector like the DHS (Directorate of Health Services) have been consulted for raising equipment, infrastructure, and medicine required to tackle it with the help of the task force. We are fully prepared for the third wave,” Dr. Sawant said.
He announced a compensation of Rs two lakh to the families from economically backward sections, who had lost a breadwinner during the Covid pandemic.
Commenting on vaccination drive in the state, he said seven lakh persons had been administered the first dose of the Covid vaccine and it was expected that 100 percent coverage of the first dose would be completed in the state by July 31.