Women have made a mark in public administration


The International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 and on this day, the life of women, who has the power to create, nurture and transform, is acknowledged. ‘The Navhind Times’ reporter ROQUE DIAS highlights the capacity of the members of the fairer sex
, who have left an indelible mark in state administration. As in other parts of the world, women have made it to many prominent posts in the state. Besides being apt at work, these women have stroke a perfect balance between work and family. 
MARGAO: Though men formed the core of administration in Salcete taluka for long, of late many women have made inroads here too. Many high-ranking posts like the posts of joint mamlatdar, mamlatdar, deputy collector, assistant collector, additional collector, MMC chief officer, administrator and Motor Vehicle Inspector (MVI) have been aptly occupied by women who are maintaining a good balance between office and home. 
The necessity to acknowledge their abilities, devotion and determination is being felt all the more on International Women’s Day. 
The joint mamlatdar, Ms Diona Pereira, mamlatdar, Ms Triveni Velip, deputy collector, Ms Laura Britto E M Deus, assistant collector, Ms Isha Khosla, additional collector, Ms Deepali Naik, chief officer of MMC, Ms Sandhya Kamat, administrator of Communidade South Zone, Ms Sangeeta Naik and  the Motor Vehicle Inspector (MVI), Ms Persy Mary Coutinho Fernandes are all doing a commendable job and are providing efficient services to people of South Goa especially the Salcete taluka, under the able tutelage of the district collector, Mr N D Agrawal.  
“Women are more devoted towards work. They also posses the qualities to strike a balance between work and home,’’ observes Mr Agrawal. Admiringly, Mr Agrawal added that lady officers are more patient at work.  
What indeed needs to be appreciated about these women is their working pattern and the maturity with which they meet the growing expectations of the citizens by accomplishing their works in this high-tech world, Mr Agrawal said. 
“We have to adjust according to the situation. Building a rapport between people and officials is a valuable service,’’ says the additional collector, Ms Deepali Naik. Ms Isha Khosla, the assistant collector feels that women are more sincere at work. 
The mamlatdar of Salcete, Ms Triveni Velip opined that the post she holds is a very responsible one as people often directly approach her.
“I try my best to provide best services to the citizens. As I am busy at work, at times, I am forced to neglect family life to give priority to addressing public grievances. But I am dedicated towards my work,” Ms Velip said.
The deputy collector (District Land Revenue Code), Ms Britto e Deus feels that women can deliver service as good as men can and can take tough decisions at par with men.
“I am proud that the government has entrusted important posts to women and I assure that we would provide service to the best of our abilities,” she added. 
Ms Sandhya Kamat, the first lady chief officer of Margao Municipal Council (MMC) since Goa’s liberation, also takes pride in her work. Though soft spoken, she has all the necessary skills to work in tandem and act tough against wrongdoers. “Lady officers have proved themselves at work. We always receive cooperation from men,’’ she adds. [NT]