Goa CM seeks info on govt-owned buildings to shift rented offices

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Panaji, Apr 8 (PTI) The Goa government has asked the Public Works Department (PWD) to provide information about all the unoccupied state-owned premises, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.

'We will shift the government offices, operating in rented premises, to these buildings,' Sawant told reporters after chairing a high-level meeting of secretaries of various departments.

Sawant, who holds charge of the finance department, gave the officials different deadlines to implement various announcements related to infrastructure creation and reforms made in the Goa budget, which was tabled in the Assembly on March 24.

The state government is working on a 'mission mode' and the 'vision documents' of 84 departments have been prepared and would now be compiled, he said.

The state government is working towards implementing all 122 central schemes in the state for which two consultancy firms have been empanelled, and they be paid as per the success rate of the schemes, the CM said.

He also said the state government has cleared all the backlog of the Utilisation Certificates (of funds) for the central government schemes, some of which were pending since 1990s. PTI RPS GK GK