log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday SATURDAY MAY 27, 2023 GOA Westminster Cathedral gets Cortalim Union conducts Mass, get-together in UK first Goan-origin Canon Goan contributions recalled Pilar Society’s Mission in as Karachi Archdiocese marks Haryana, ‘Grain Bowl of India’ 75th anniversary Global Goan Association launched in Doha IN SHORT >> Restricted water supply to Bardez, Pernem, Bicholim PANAJI: There will be restricted water supply to entire Bardez Taluka and parts of Bicholim Taluka on May 29 and 30 and entire Pernem Taluka on May 28 and 29 due to urgent maintenance work at Assonora Water Treatment Plant, and 15 MLD Chandel Water Treatment Plant. e-challans for traffic violations from Jun 1 PANAJI: Directorate of Transport on Friday stated the Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled Smart signal systems for capturing traffic violations will become operational in Panaji and surrounding areas in first phase from June 1. The department has aslo released a list specifying the fines to be levied. >> See pg 3 Leopard, 3 cubs sighted at Borim PONDA: A female leopard along with her three cubs have been sighted at Shirshire in Borim on Friday and forest officers are keeping an eye on the activities of the felines. A resident Laxman Joshi said he noticed some foul odour in his plantation about 100 metres from his house on Friday. >> See pg 3 Landfilling: Another truck impounded MAPUSA: The authorities impounded yet another truck on Friday, this time for carrying out illegal landfilling activity in Calangute. Calangute talathi Shubbam Sakalkar received a call that illegal landfilling activity was taking place at Prabhu-vaddo. >> See pg 3 K’taka cabinet expansion today BENGALURU: The newly elected Congress government in Karnataka is set to get a full-fledged state Cabinet comprising up to 24 ministers on Saturday. WEATHER >> Max: Min: Humidity: TIDES 32 C 28 C 74% Low: 09:18 21:27 High: 02:31 17:04 The Goan (Playstore) 14 pages PRICE ` 8 PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 339 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 3 2 Govt effects 100% hike in GCZMA scrutiny fee Demand for transparent exercise in SGPDA draft ODP pages 66 7 page & Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday GOA INFO ‘Fixed’ candidates: Corruption alleged in PWD recruitment Bad habits that keep you from running SHACKS WILL HAVE TO SHELL OUT `1K PER SQ MT BEACH WEDDINGS AND EVENTS `1 LAKH PER DAY THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The Goa government’s environment department has spiked the ‘scrutiny fee’ of the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) by almost 100 per cent for certain categories of structures in the CRZ areas. Under the new fee structure notified, temporary structures on beaches and beach weddings and events proposals will have to cough up double the fee while the rates have remained unchanged for structures like concrete jetties, ship building yards, dock yards and barge loading & unloading jetties. Permission for erection of temporary structures such as shacks has been raised to Rs 1,000 per square metres for seven-year permissions. It was Rs 500 per square metre for a five-year permission earlier. For huts, cottages or tents, it is Rs 500 per square metre FEE STRUCTURE: STEEP HIKE Permission for erection of temporary structures such as shacks has been raised to Rs 1,000/sq mtrs for 7-year permissions as against Rs 500/sq mtr for a 5-year permission earlier For huts, cottages or tents, it is Rs 500/sq mtr again for a 7-year permission as against Rs 100/ sq mtr For beach weddings, events and setup a fee of Rs 1 lakh/day is to be charged as against Rs 50,000 earlier For new constructions of again for a seven-year permission. Previously it was Rs 100 per square metre. For beach weddings, events and setup a fee of Rs 100,000 per day is to be charged as hotel/ resort again the fee is increased from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000/sq mtr of built-up area For new bundh, wall, retaining wall, compound wall, boundary wall the fee is Rs 25,000 for general and Rs 50,000 for commercial use, which was Rs 25,000 for all categories against Rs 50,000 earlier. Schools and institutions will get a 75% concession and government department/ charitable trust, non-profit organisation no fees applicable. 22 villas with swimming pools get Ucassaim panchayat nod DESPITE SERIES OF OBJECTIONS, MEGA PROJECT APPROVED; DRAWS VILLAGERS’ IRE THE GOAN I NETWORK MAPUSA The village panchayat of Ucassaim-Paliem-Punola gave a go-ahead to a massive project of 22 villas each having separate swimming pools, drawing the ire of villagers who have been facing power and water-related problems in the village. Despite a series of objections raised by the three-member opposition group of panchayat members in the fortnightly meeting held on Thursday, a four-member majority group including the sarpanch gave a green signal to the controversial project. While Sarpanch Richa Salgaonkar and panchayat members Anand Gadekar, Deepali Haldankar and Rhea Mayekar voted in favour of the project, panchayat members Alphy D’Souza, Gauravi Madgoankar and Christina D’Souza voted against. Sources informed The Goan that the proponents of the project have received the An aerial view of the controversial project coming up on a hill at Ucassaim-Paliem. APPREHENSION The locals claim the village is already facing a problem of power cuts and irregular water supply and the project of 22 villas each with a swimming pool would put severe pressure on the village infrastructure Town and Country Planning (TCP) clearance based on sanad issued in 2008. According to Panchayat member Alphy D’Souza, as per law the sanad is valid for one year and since the proponents failed to start the construction within a year the sanad lapsed. >Continued on P5 For new constructions of hotel/ resort again the fee is increased from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 per square metre of built-up area. For new bundh, wall, retaining wall, compound wall, boundary wall the fee is Rs 25,000 for general and Rs 50,000 for commercial use. Previously, it was Rs 25,000 for all categories. Interestingly, the fees have been kept unchanged for repair and renovation of existing house or structure at Rs 15,000, reconstruction or restoration of existing house or structure at Rs 25,000, construction of new house at Rs 50,000, construction of concrete jetty or ship building yard, dock yard or barge loading & unloading jetty at Rs 2 lakh. The fee of Rs 1-lakh for construction of a new floating pontoon, jetty or temporary wooden jetty has also been >Continued on P5 10 14 SPORTS Gill’s 129 guides Gujarat Titans into IPL final Survey of 2 cities, villages along SWR track ordered Process aimed at settling record of rights THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Margao and Vasco beside3s 27 villages through which the South Western Railway cuts through will be surveyed to establish record of rights, a notification has said. The Directorate of Settlement and Land Records has been directed to conduct the survey of two cities – Margao and Vasco – besides 27 other revenue villages. The survey is aimed at settling the record of rights in areas where the South Western Railway’s track cuts through. The 27 revenue villages where the survey will be done are from the five talukas of Mormugao, Salcete, Quepem, Sanguem and Dharbandora. Mormugao taluka accounts for Pale, Cansaulim, Chicalim, Dabolim, Issorcim, Velsao, Arrosim and Sancoale. In Salcete, the villages of Majorda, Calata, Dicarpale, Chandor, Davorlim, Utorda, Seraulim, Sao Jose de Areal, Cuncolim and Duncolim will be surveyed. Curchorem, Xelvona, Odar, Xic Xelvona and Assolda are marked for the survey while WHAT THE NOTIFICATION STATES… Some lands in possession of the SWR has not been assigned any survey numbers since the last survey carried out in 1968-71 Hence no Record of Rights was created in the nature of Form D in respect of land in possession and occupation of the South Western Railways Besides, Margao and Vasco cities, the 27 revenue villages where the survey will be done are from the five talukas of Mormugao, Salcete, Quepem, Sanguem and Dharbandora in Dharbandora the villages of Sonaulim, Caranzol and Colem figure in the list. Calem in Sanguem taluka is also listed for the survey. Noting that the government had carried out a survey of the revenue villages in 1968-71 and promulgated the Record of Rights by assigning survey numbers to the various land parcels, the notification said some lands in possession of the SWR had not been assigned any survey numbers. “Hence no Record of Rights was created in the nature of Form D in respect of land in possession and occupation of the South Western Railways,” it said, adding the present survey is initiated to prepare Record of Rights. The issue of railway authorities working on the controversial double-tracking project trespassing in private properties has been at the centre of a prolonged tussle between agitators against the project and the authorities. Through this survey, the State government is now hoping to resolve the matter permanently. IMD predicts INDIA’S NEW MARVEL! monsoon in Kerala by Jun 4 PTI NEW DELHI The India Meteorological Department on Friday predicted the monsoon to arrive in Kerala around June 4. The weather agency has predicted normal rainfall during the monsoon season, adding that there are less chances for it to arrive before June 1. According to the IMD, India as a whole was expected to receive 96 per cent of the normal rainfall. The northwestern part of the country is likely to remain slightly deficient in rains with monsoon bringing in less than 92 per cent of the normal, the IMD said. Over the next two days, favourable conditions are expected for the monsoon to advance, it said. "Below normal monthly (June) rainfall is expected over most parts of the country except some areas of south peninsular India, northwest India, extreme north India and some isolated pockets of northeast India, where above normal rainfall is expected," IMD Environment Monitoring and Research Center (EMRC) chief D Sivananda Pai told PTI. Inside view of the newly-constructed Lok Sabha that will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on May 28, at Parliament house in New Delhi, on Friday. (Inset) Exterior view of the new Parliament building. Modi’s Pride? The triangular-shaped four-storey new parliament building has a built-up area of 64,500 sqm. The building has three main gates – Gyan Dwar, Shakti Dwar, and Karma Dwar. The interior has three national symbols – the lotus, the peacock and the banyan tree - as its themes. It is built by Tata Projects Ltd SC junks plea seeking inauguration by Prez With two days to go before the landmark inauguration of the new Parliament building, the Supreme Court has junked a PIL seeking a direction to the Lok Sabha Secretariat for inauguration of the building by President Droupadi Murmu. The historic Sengol will occupy place near the Speaker’s chair Launch of `75 coin To mark the inauguration of the new Parliament building, the Union Finance Ministry will launch a Rs 75 coin. The coin will have a circular shape with a diameter of 44 millimeters. The composition of the coin will be of a quaternary alloy — 50% silver, 40% copper, 5% nickel, 5% zinc India witnessing ‘snowball effect’; WITH 10 DAYS FOR START OF NEW ACADEMIC YEAR… set to see ‘highest’ growth: WEF Schools in Salcete ‘clueless’ of circular, yet to SAYS GROWTH WILL LEAD TO MORE INVESTMENTS, JOBS THE GOAN I NETWORK PTI NEW DELHI India is expected to clock the highest growth among the world’s big economies this year and the country’s economy is witnessing the “famous snowball effect” that will lead to more investments and more jobs, according to World Economic Forum (WEF) President Borge Brende. “There have been reforms that have led to less red tape, better climate for investments and also the digital revolution is really happening in India,” Brende said and stressed that constitute children transportation panels The growth will lead to more investments, more jobs... it will be an exponential growth in the coming years and you will see a situation where more poverty is eradicated and more opportunities are there for young people,” —Borge Brende, WEF president he is “very bullish and optimistic” about the country’s growth trajectory but not so optimistic about global growth. India, which currently holds the G20 presidency, is one of the fastest growing key economies in the world and WEF has had close collaborations with the country for the past many years. “When the >Continued on P5 MARGAO ith around ten days to go for the commencement of a new academic year, stakeholders in the field of education may have to field this question of importance concerning the safety of school children – did the heads of schools constitute the Children Transportation Committees to look into matters pertaining to the safe transportation of school children? Consider this for an answer. Director of Education Shailesh Zingde had on August 26, W Director of Education Shailesh Zingde had on August 26, 2022 issued a circular mandating every school to constitute the Children Transportation Committee as per sub rule (2) of Rule 5 of the Goa Motor Vehicles (Regulation for School Buses), Rules, 2016 2022 issued a circular mandating every school to constitute the Children Transportation Committee as per sub rule (2) of Rule 5 of the Goa Motor Vehicles (Regulation for School THE CIRCULAR to ensure safe transportation of school children The circular had request- ed all heads of government/ government aided/ unaided primary/ secondary/ higher secondary & special schools to submit compliance report in the matter to the Education Directorate on or before September 7 for onward submission to the Directorate of Transport Buses), Rules, 2016 to ensure safe transportation of school children. The circular had requested all heads of government/ government aided/ unaided primary/ secondary/ higher secondary & special schools to submit compliance report in the matter to the Education Directorate on or before September 7 for onward submission to the Directorate of Transport. Take the case of Salcete taluka. With around 80-odd schools located in the taluka, the heads of the schools ought to have approached the Traffic Cell, Margao to suggest a traffic official on the Children Transportation Committee. Pose a question to Margao Traffic Cell, PI Gautam Salunke to shed light on the children transportation committee and he is candid enough in conceding that the heads of hardly 10 schools must have asked the Margao traffic cell to recommend names of traffic >Continued on P5
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