Cabinet okays proposal to hand over maintenance of primary schools

Gomantak Times
Thursday, 30 January 2020

''It would be for minor repairs. If it is major repair then on case-to-case basis work can be given to GSIDC,''

-Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant

PANAJI: The State Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to hand over maintenance of primary schools in the State from the Goa State Infrastructure Corporation (GSIDC) to Building Repair Division of Public Works Department (PWD).
Speaking to reporters after the Cabinet meeting at the Minister's Block, Porvorim, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant said that the repairs, upgradation, maintenance, construction and reconstruction of government primary, middle, secondary and higher secondary schools will now be entrusted to PWD.
''It would be for minor repairs. If it is major repair then on case-to-case basis work can be given to GSIDC,'' he said.
In order to make the transition efficient and to avoid duplication of works, the GSIDC will provide a list of completed as well as of ongoing works of all government primary, middle, secondary and higher secondary schools to PWD. All the ongoing work will be completed by GSIDC latest by December 2020 and no new work will be assigned to GSIDC except on a case-to-case basis, as decided by the Chief Minister.
The Cabinet also approved amendment to the Goa Co-operative Society Act 2, which will ensure that the directors who are elected on apex and federal institutions would continue to retain directorship of the primary co-operative societies.
The Goa Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Bill 2020 will be introduced in the Goa Assembly during the five-day budget session starting from February3.
The Supplementary Demands for Grants, 2019-2020 (Second Batch) was also approved by the cabinet.
Accepts CAG Report 2018-2019
The Cabinet accepted the Comptroller and Accountant General (CAG) Report 2018-2019.
The Chief Minister said that the cabinet accepted the CAG report and the same would be tabled during the brief session of Goa Assembly starting from February 3.
''Today CAG report was placed before the cabinet and it was approved. Now it will go to Assembly,'' Sawant said.

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