Will change the rules for hiring competent workers: Pramod Sawant, Goa's Chief Minister

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the state government would update recruitment laws to recruit skilled workers . Sawant said that there are no candidates for the positions of cook and barber .

PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday that the state government would update recruitment laws to recruit skilled workers in government departments.According to him, the state has formed a partnership with private companies in order to encourage them to recruit Goans.According to the chief minister, there is a need to update recruitment laws for many occupations.For certain jobs, we don't have qualified workers because the required courses aren't offered in the area.

These courses, which are currently not offered in Goa-small certificate courses, diploma courses, and one-year courses-will be launched in the next two years by means of knowledge transfer programs.Those with those qualifications will be able to work in the public or private sector.Sawant said that, for example, there are no candidates for the positions of cook and barber.Candidates should get the job available in Goa quickly: CMWe get only five applications for one job, while for the LDC, we get 10,000 applications, so we need to develop skills.

Sawant added that skills must also be enhanced.You can get a job in the government or private sector, but what is learned in ITI courses (plumbing, electrician, etc) could be applied to self-employment, he said.Sawant said that when he inquired how many Goans had applied for the positions at Goa Shipyard, he was told that only 49 applicants from Goans were accepted.There are work opportunities in Goa, and we must exploit them, Sawant said.

We must grab the opportunities before any other individual takes them, he said.Sawant said that to start a business in Goa, there is no need for an IT background; even an ITI alumnus can start one, and that the state government has given them Rs 10 lakh.