SOCIAL WELFARE SCHEMES MUST BE APOLITICAL

Government Social Welfare schemes are meant to benefit the truly poor and needy while not being misconstrued as largesse of the political party in power. In 2001 when the Dayanand Social Security Scheme (DSSS) was launched, very high-handedly the application forms were available only with Ministers and ruling MLAs who started distributing them on their […]

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RAISE THE RETIREMENT AGE OF JUDGES

It is a matter of great concern that 70,154 cases are pending in the Supreme Court with another whopping pile up of 58, 94,060 at the 25 High Courts across the country. This huge backlog is partly compounded by a lot of vacancies in many High Courts. Parliament should promptly contemplate increasing the retirement age of […]

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GOVT MUST FOCUS ON PRIORITIES

The government should be very concerned about the many potholed roads still around besides the very erratic water and power supply. Due to lack of vision and prompt corrective measures, the Goan economy is in a muddle bringing no cheer to the small businesses in particular. The common man is struggling with rising prices of […]

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DSSS PENSION MUST BE PAID IN TIME

The impoverished beneficiaries of the Dayanand Social Security Scheme have not received their monthly pension since January this year. Amidst these very troubled economic times it must be so distressing for those elderly to be without their Rs 2000 pension for over four months which was supposed to be hiked to 2500 from the 1st […]

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GOA CM MUST UNIFY PEOPLE NOT DIVIDE THEM

After his dreadful three year term as Chief Minister, nothing much can ever be expected from Pramod Sawant’s second innings. He has already started with horrific statements that smack of communal disharmony with a divide and rule policy. Pramod Sawant should realize that Goa has lived and thrived as a very secular haven. Goans will […]

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