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Domicile clause: CM seeks report from GU



Taking cognisance of the issue as regards dropping the domicile clause by the Goa University (GU), which in the past had been a mandatory requirement for filling the posts in the university, the government has sought related report from the lone university in the state.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that he has sought a report related to the issue from Goa University. “Any decision, if taken would be only after studying this report,” he added.

Registrar of the Goa University Y V Reddy had informed that he had dropped the clause about 15-year domicile upon instruction from former chief minister as well as director of higher education Manohar Parrikar.

Ironically, government sources in the state administration have confirmed that the Goa University authorities had not taken prior permission from the government before arriving at a decision to relax the 15-year domicile clause for its staff recruitment.

It may be recalled that Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai and his Goa Forward Party had opposed the particular decision of the Goa University tooth

and nail, stating that this decision would be against the interest of Goans, particularly Goan youth, and that the government should ask the university to withdraw its decision.

Sardesai had even gone to the extent of coming out with a threat as regards “weaponizing” the youth of his party so that they could forcefully gain their rights pertaining to recruitment in government as well as government-funded institutions.   

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