PANJIM: “I would rather prefer new and inexperienced ministers in my Cabinet rather than experienced and corrupt ministers”, said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar whose Government completes hundred days in office on Sunday.
The Chief Minister made the statement while interacting with media at his official residence
at Altinho on Friday after a poser whether inexperience of his ministers was a stumbling block in achieving his goal of good governance.
Except for Revenue Minister Francis D’Souza, PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar and Civil Supplies Minister Dayanand Mandrekar, other ministers in the Parrikar Cabinet are first timers. Not surprisingly, they are fumbling in their efforts to grasp the enormity of their new responsibility as Cabinet ministers.
Defending his first-time ministers Parrikar said they are all good people and exuded confidence that they would develop administrative skills and learn the functioning of the Government soon. New ministers will be trained so that they develop administrative skills, he said.
“Give them two-three more months”, said Parrikar.
Pointing out to Kamat Government that had all experienced ministers in the Cabinet, he said they were so experienced that the former chief minister despite his experience was unable to control them.
He further reiterated that he would prefer raw and inexperienced ministers rather than have experienced corrupt persons in his Cabinet.