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It is our endeavour to highlight their real-life stories and journeys, and bring back their memories to Goa. Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday 16+16 pages PRICE ` 6 sa ry SATURDAY JUNE 18, 2022 @thegoaneveryday >> Go to pages 8 & 9 1 SATURDAY June 18,2022 IT sector: From best wering Ahead better toToday’s Goan Industry: Po D issue comes T with a 16-page anniversary special and If we need to attract R the govgrow IT industry, create a MANGIRISH SALELKA to ernment needs in a big way. cture to es old habits die espite sustainable infrastru set up Earlier, large compani Wait a second, application es to from on site. the invite IT compani We need preferred to source hard, so while the have fire fighting system because you chalalso contribbut strangely their base in Goa. internet outside the StateTax (VAT) is filed digitally, for our day. 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InUS$ 100 billion are focusing of the finest IT and Our govdian companies onally to Policy in the country. intentions to invest internati ernment has good top 25 footprint and in the expand global of placing Goa start-ups in global delivery destinations for to have inno- enhance their annotation centres.The data Asia. Goa needs the State. stood at US$ in vative start-ups at least one market in India of which 250 million in FY20, ted We need to create be the can the US market contribu The hero in Goa who or Swiggy. value. 60% to the overall to reach next PayTM, Byju’s in technolmarket is expected due We need start-ups in and 2030 US$ 7 billion by ogies like AI, Blockcha solve c decan to accelerated domesti Data Science which problems of mand for AI. socio-economic the state. >Continued on P5 supplement. PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 1 S THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The State government on Friday issued orders appointing government officials, mostly Junior Engineers from the PWD, WRD and Electricity Departments besides some Awal Karkuns and clerical staff from other departments to officiate as administrators of the 186 panchayats. Separate orders were issued to appoint administrators for the panchayats in each of the 12 talukas (blocks). The administrators will attend to their charge in their respective panchayats on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to run the day-to-day affairs and shoulder all other responsibilities of the local self-governing bodies at the village level. The government has resorted to appointing administrators as the terms of the current panchayats end on June 18, Saturday. They will hold the charge until elections are held and new bodies appointed. The State government deferred the elections as a recent Supreme Court judgement related to panchayat elections in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra had mandated an elaborate process, involving a triple test, for reservation of wards for OBCs. These triple conditions are: Rigorous empirical inquiry into nature and implications New managing directors for Education, Tourism Corps PANAJI: The State government on Friday appointed managing directors of two important State-owned corporations -- Goa Education Development Corporation (GEDC) and Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC). While Grade I officer Arvind Khutkar has been appointed as Managing Director of the GEDC, his peer Sanjeev Gauns Dessai will be the head honcho at GTDC. In another significant appointment, Vishant Gaunekar has been named the new Registrar of Co-operative Societies. Also, Laura Britto e Madre Deus was appointed ‘Special Officer’ at the Planning and Statistics department and Dipak Bandekar, who is the director of Information and Publicity, has been given the additional charge of director of archives. of backwardness qua local bodies, within the state by a dedicated commission; making recommendations by the Commission on number of seats to be reserved for OBCs local body wise; ensuring seats reserved for SCs, STs and OBCs do not cumulatively exceed 50 per cent. Meanwhile, Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho said the government has 6 months to hold elections. “The process of reservation of OBC wards by SEC with the help of Election Commission as per triple test mandated by Supreme Court as well as other election-related processes will be completed within 3 to 4 months, after that the elections will be held”, he said. 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Higher fuel efficiency: In the quest to increase fuel efficiency, en- RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 AWAL KARKUNS, CLERICAL STAFF ALSO TAKEN ON BOARD TO RUN THE 186 GRASS ROOT BODIES Firstly, higher-octane fuels allow the development of engines with higher compression ratios for better efficiency and lower emissions. Thus, there was a long-standing demand from SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) for 95-octane petrol. With the launch of XP95, IndianOil has fulfilled this need. Secondly, corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) norms will become effective from 2022. IndianOil XP95 will facilitate the auto industry to meet these norms. Thirdly, XP95 is a welcome arrival for manufacturers of turbo-petrol engines, which otherwise have typically low-fuel efficiencies. AATMANIRBHAR BHARAT Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday Govt babus named as p’yat administrators High-Octane Petrol: Your car and motorbike deserve it! o you want a perfect car. 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He further urged CM to direct administrators to address the issues of the common man sympathetically, without pointing fingers at the rule book. “They should be asked to help the general public by simplifying procedures and taking instant decisions”, he said.
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