The Government decision that all recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts will be done by the Goa Staff Selection Commission (GSSC) is a move in the right direction which was long overdue. But the proof of the pudding will be in ensuring that the GSSC is truly independent and absolutely transparent in its functioning. Ministers and MLAs should have no role whatsoever in the employment of government employees. It should be strictly on merit and merit alone should be the sole guiding criteria in the selection of every government employee to any post.
Any political interference and manipulation in the selection of government employees is unacceptable it being very unlawful. Infact the law requires that the selection, promotion and transfer of all government employees should be totally insulated from any political machinations whatsoever.
After the BJP in Goa came to power in 2012 we have seen thousands being brazenly recruited into government service with merit thrown to the winds. It has been a deceitful attempt to create a vote bank while many jobs have been dished away to the highest bidders. All this is reflecting in the pathetic functioning of the government offices with very incompetent staff having managed to creep in with the blessings of their political god fathers.
Ironically with crores of rupees being drained on E-Governance the bureaucracy should have shrunk but has infact been bloating by the day while only further screwing an already depleted State exchequer.