Sunday, August 20, 2017
WHY WOMEN’S RESERVATION BILL IS NOT TENABLE by Adv. Aires Rodrigues
Friday - Aug 9, 2013
The Constitution of India provides for the Fundamental Right to Equality, without discrimination on the grounds of sex, caste, creed or religion. If 33% reservation for women is added to the existing 22.5 % for scheduled castes and tribes, more than 55 per cent of seats in Parliament and State legislatures
GOAN SOCIETY AT THE CROSSROADS? by Joao Barros-Pereira
Wednesday - Aug 7, 2013
With 21 of the 30 Salcete sarpanchas attending the meeting to discuss issues and necessary amendments related to the future of the Panchayat Raj Act the people of Salcete have awakened from a great slumber! They no longer are satisfied with assurances but want their legal rights in writing.
RANK CONFLICT OF INTEREST by Adv. Aires Rodrigues
Tuesday - Aug 6, 2013
The saga of the post graduates students at Goa Medical College (GMC) seems to be revealing and mind boggling with very disturbing facts. The seven committee of GMC doctors which on 24th June finalized the selected list of students comprised amongst others of Dr. Mahesh Sardesai, the father-in-law of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s elder son Utpal. In the list released amongst the students
Tuesday - Aug 6, 2013
Goa does not have an IAS officer like Durga Shakti Nagpal, the feisty sub-divisional officer whose action against illegal sand mining mafia in UP may have led to her suspension, but has earned her a nation’s regard. But it has illegal sand mining. In fact, lots of it for an ecologically fragile state.
Tuesday - Aug 6, 2013
Ideally, when the Panchayat office receives applications from different applicants with regards to a particular issue on which resolution has to be taken in the Gram Sabha, all the respective applicants with respect to that issue should be present in the Gram Sabha. However, the Panchayats today are failing to follow this procedure. There are cases in which fraudulent applications
WILL THE DOCTOR’S PRESCRIPTION WORK? by Aires Rodrigues
Sunday - Aug 4, 2013
The Right to Information Act was enacted to ensure transparency and accountability in public life. The State Information Commission plays a crucial role, as a watch dog to oversee and ensure the proper implementation of the Act. Sadly over the last 17 months the manner in which Chief Minister Manohar Parikar has gone about trying to hand pick his Information Commissioners
CALL FOR AMENDING PANCHAYAT RAJ  ACT by Floriano Lobo
Saturday - Aug 3, 2013
The Goa Su-Raaj Party has been shouting from the roof-tops since it's inception in the year 2000 that Goa Panchayat Raj Act 1994 must be suitably amended to make it effective, accountable and responsive. Therefore, this clarion call from the Salcete Sarpanchas comes as a welcome initiative but for the WRONG REASONS. Barring a few, most of Goa's Panchayats are corrupt to the core and any additional powers
IS ADVOCATE GENERAL ATMARAM NADKARNI ABOVE THE LAW? by Adv. Aires Rodrigues
Saturday - Aug 3, 2013
All public functionaries had to file a statement of their assets and liabilities before the Goa Lokayukta by July 31st. The Advocate General who is the First Law officer of the State instead of setting a precedent and being the first to reveal his assets before the Lokayukta has intentionally chosen to keep it all under wraps.The Advocate General could be no exception and cannot be excluded
IS THIS NOT NEPOTISM? by Adv. Aires Rodrigues
Saturday - Aug 3, 2013
he post graduates students of Goa Medical College have over the last few weeks been knocking the doors of the Bombay High Court at Goa and now the Supreme Court in their pursuit for Justice. The government in a well orchestrated sudden U turn decided to scrap the National Eligibility cum Entrance Tes
FOREFRONT SANG NOTHING OF THEIR OWN by Rosario Fernandes
Friday - Aug 2, 2013
Goan festival 2013 was held on 28th July 2013. The festival kicked off superbly. Bishop Allwyn Barreto of the Sindhudurg Diocese, a full Goan from Siolim was the main celebrant of the Mass that day. It was indeed a pleasure to hear the good shepherd Bishop Barretto saying the Mass in Konkani
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