Category: Goa News Highlights

To avoid duplication, seafarers pension scheme to be integrated with DSSS

Panjim: To streamline and to avoid any duplication of the seafarers pension scheme beneficiaries, the Commissioner of NRI Affairs has decided to integrate the scheme with Dayanand Social Security Scheme (DSSS), with Directorate of Social Welfare as implementing agency. Under Goa Welfare/ Pension Scheme for Seafarers, Rs 2,500 are provided as monthly financial benefit to retied seafarers. Currently, there are […]

Illegal huts on new Mapusa bus stand site demolished

Mapusa: The Mapusa Municipal Council on Tuesday cleared the illegal huts erected by migrants on the proposed new Mapusa bus stand project site. The action was initiated following a memorandum submitted by local activists to the chief officer requesting him to demolish all the huts erected by the migrants on proposed new Mapusa bus stand project land. In their memorandum, […]

PWD minister meets Benaulim villagers over Western Bypass

Margao: PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar on Tuesday held a meeting with the people of Benaulim along with their MLA Churchill Alemao to discuss the issue of Western Bypass in Benaulim and Seraulim villages while Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro joined the discussions later on. The villagers were happy that for the first time the minister has agreed to have underpasses in […]

BMC to remove 5 illegal kiosks

Bicholim: The Bicholim Municipal Council (BMC) on Monday decided to remove the five illegal kiosks from the market thereby putting an end to the controversy. The decision to this effect was taken during a special meeting of the BMC which was attended by BMC Chief Officer Vivek Naik, Chairperson Rajaram Gaonkar, Deputy Chairperson Kundan Falari and Councillors Vijaykumar Natekar, Chaitanya […]