‘Shifting to new Collectorate building will affect functioning’


 The stage is set for the shifting of the District Collectorate, South, into the new Rs 114-crore building, even as district Collector N D Agrawal admitted that citizens will have to put up with the normal inconveniences associated with shifting for a week or two.
The offices of District Collector and Deputy Collector and Sub-divisional Magistrate, besides Salcete Mamlatdar, will start functioning from the new Collectorate from March 1. The office of Directorate of Accounts and the Treasury, apart from other revenue offices housed in other buildings, will shift to the new buildings in due course of time, informed Agrawal. 
“I do not rule out teething problems normally associated with shifting of offices in the new Collectorate building. But, we will overcome all such problems,” he said. 
While many in the know have raised queries over the shifting of telephones lines and computers from the old building to the new one, Agrawal said that all these things will fall in place one by one. Replying to another question, he said the Goa police will take care of the security of the new Collectorate Building.
Tuesday saw files in packed in bundles, especially from the Mamlatdar office, making its way into the new building. 
Shifting of old files from the Collectorate and Deputy Collector’s office will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, sources said.
Salcete Mamlatdar, Triveni Velip on Tuesday took possession of the Mamlatdar office in the new building after officials of the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) handed over to her the keys after an inventory. [H]