The Department of Fisheries is implementing “Pradha Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana” (PMMSY) a scheme to bring about Blue Revolution through sustainable and responsible development of Fisheries sector in India at a total investment of ` 20,050 crores for its implementation for a period of 5 (five) years from FY 2020-21 to FY 2024-25.
The PMMSY is designed to address critical gaps in fish production and productivity, quality, technology, post-harvest infrastructure and management, modernization and strengthening of value chain, traceability, establishing a robust fisheries management framework and fishers welfare.
Applicants interested in aforesaid scheme are requested to kindly visit the Directorate of Fisheries, Panaji-Goa, or contact on (0832) 2425263/2224838 or or visit official website of this the department, for further guidelines and details of the scheme.


THE Goa Public Service Commission held 12 departmental promotion committee meetings recently, with six joint directors of accounts being recommended to the government for appointment through promotion. The following names were listed: Sandhya Korde , Eknath Palkar , Sailee Amonkar , Uday Madkaikar , Agnelo Machado and Kisan Gaude . The commission also promoted one officer to the position of superintending engineer, two officers to the position of executive engineers and one official to the position of chief chemist in PWD . The commission in addition recommended promotion of one officer to the position of dy director of agriculture, four officials to the position of assistant director of agriculture and three officers to the post of agriculture officers in the Directorate of Agriculture. Plus, the period of probation was lifted for a total of 17 Ayurvedic doctors in the Department of Health Services while two officials were promoted to assistant information officers in the Department of Information & Publicity. The position of senior pathologist in DHS and associate professor in pediatric surgery in Goa Medical College was also recommended for filling through promotion. GPSC will continue to departmental promotion committee through circulation in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Goa Public Service Commission has also advertised a large number of positions to government mainly in higher education , civil aviation , health services , dental college , medical college , mines and geology , skill training, animal husbandry and veterinary services, agriculture department, etc . A total of 233 posts were advertised and almost 6,500 applications received for various positions. Adequate arrangements for examinations have been made on 1/8 , 2/8 and 16/8 by following the SOP’s prescribed and even assigning only 10 to 12 candidates per computer laboratory . However, due to the prevalent situation and increase in number of cases the commission has decided to postpone CBRT to a later date to be announced once the situation improves.


CHIEF Minister Dr Pramod Sawant attended the concluding ceremony of a 1-day seminar/orientation program held for senior officers of the Water Resources Department(WRD) at Paryatan Bhavan, recently. The seminar lecture was delivered by Dr Pratibha (officer on special duty and social scientist). The program emphasized that officers revisit and en-cash their talents for the benefit of the State. Programs to refresh the mind of the staff with innovative interventions like breathing exercises, puzzle solving, group discussions inter group deliberation, etc, were added to the orientation program.
In his address the CM said engineers have vast experience and knowledge in the domain of water resources and they should strive hard to ensure water security of the State in times to come and be one step ahead of demand. “Although there are disputes between the States for water, looking at the larger picture in the years to come, there will be wars waged among countries for water. Hence, it is prudent and duty of all officers to plan and implement projects ahead of time. Every scheme should be well planned and implemented so that the benefits reach beneficiary in time,” the CM said.
Dr Pramod Sawant also stressed on the gap between revenue generation and realization, “In these challenging times, the country and State are facing economic stress. The department should come out with proposals to improve the revenue realization. A new thought process should begin and explore new verticals to generate revenue without compromising the interests of the State.” He added that rich experience, knowledge and ideas gained by the officers in their long service in the department are assets and they should be shared with officers of lower rank through meetings and seminars. Dissemination of knowledge enriches skill development, problem solving capabilities and crisis management, all of which will go a long way to achieve vision 2020 -2025 on water resources.

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