Tawadkar to solve GCA membership issue
The Bardez Taluka Chess Association has been formed, being registered under the Societies Act and affiliated to Goa State Chess Association. Those interested in enrolling as members from Bardez may contact Vishwas Pilankar on 9370278159 upto December 20.
Meanwhile, Ganpat Kurtikar stated that the Dharbandora Taluka, one Desai was out of station and was not available for enrolling as a member.
Similarly, Sanjay V Barve, secretary of Taleigao Chess Aacademy disclosed that he has been denied the membership form by GCA secretary Mhamal without giving any reason. So also, Shoba Joshi stated that all efforts to contact Satyavan Harmalkar in Bicholim proved futile. Shivprasad Joshi also complained that he has been denied he membership form by the Pernem in-charge. They have sought SAG’s Executive Director Elvis Gomes intervention in the matter.
Meanwhile, given the number of complaints that forms were not being issued deliberately, Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar directed the GCA officials to report for a meeting in his chamber on Monday. The minister stated that membership forms should be made available to all. [H]