PARODA PANCHAYAT GETS NEW SARPANCH
Paroda panchayat got a new sarpanch after Deepak Kharangate was elected to the position. Deepak incidentally had earlier served as a sarpanch of the village from 2012 to 2017 and was tipped off to be the sarpanch again after the elections but MLA Clafasio Dias intervened and got Inacio Tereza elected as the Sarpanch. What is worth noting is the fact that Inacio now claims that the MLA was displeased with him and got him ousted.
CHANDOR CAVORIM VILLAGE PANCHAYAT PREMISE NEEDS SANITISATION
Chandor Cavorim village panchayat premises had to be sanitized as the Sarpanch Edward D’Silva tested positive for COVID and the panchayat body meeting had to be cancelled due to this. Incidentally COVID cases have seen a sharp increase in Chandor as residents of houses around the market have tested positive and some even had to be admitted to the hospital..
AQUEM BAIXO VILLAGE PANCHAYAT SANITISE ENTIRE VILLAGE
Aquem Baixo village panchayat has undertaken the task of sanitizing the entire village in view of the increasing number of COVID cases. The sanitization process began with ward No 6 which is represented by the former sarpanch of the village Siddesh Bhagat. Incidentally last year too Aquem Baixo village was sanitized when COVID pandemic broke out in Goa..
COLVA VILLAGE PANCHAYAT YET TO GET A NEW SARPANCH
In what appears to be a clear case of political interference, Colva village panchayat is yet to get a new sarpanch even though the sarpanch Anthony alias Mam Fernandes resigned in March. What is noteworthy is that Paroda whose sarpanch was ousted after the Colva Sarpanch had resigned has already got a new sarpanch but elections for Colva Sarpanch are yet to be announced.
27 Salcete panchayats skip April gram sabhas
Although the Goa Panchayat Raj Act clearly states that ordinary gram sabhas be held on any Sunday in the month of January, April, July and October, except three village panchayats none of the other 27 in Salcete taluka conducted a gram sabha in the month of April. Salcete BDO Paritosh Fal Dessai said following instructions from the government to the panchayats to have their monthly meetings only to discuss urgent and important matters the gram sabhas were not held. “We shall come to know only in May what is the government decision on the matter and whether the BDO will have to convene the gram sabhas again as was done in January,” he said.