Goa is a very cash strapped State with the government on a monthly borrowing spree to tide up its day to day expenses. Despite this entire very grim scenario the Government has had the audacity to squander lakhs of rupees in displaying huge cut-outs and advertisements all over welcoming the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the 37th GST Council two day meet held in Goa. All this atrocious expenditure of lakhs of rupees on this needless fanfare should be strongly deprecated.

Financial discipline and monetary accountability is a must if Goa and our India is to move on. But with Nirmala Sitharaman herself grappling with facts and figures the future does not seem bright. Every paisa from the State exchequer must be very judiciously spent. It is particularly appalling when expenses are incurred on the unnecessary. It is an irony that while the State cries over lack of funds we see very unjustified expenditure. For rationalization in government spending, strong and sincere austerity measures need to be taken with criminal waste of public funds on superfluous expenditure strictly prohibited.

Fiscal answerability and responsibility has to be an ongoing sustained process. Due to the repeated follies of the government we have landed in this current fiscal upheaval. Now it is the bounden and the lawful responsibility of the authorities to work towards restoring Goa back on the road to economic prosperity.

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