Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
has put on hold the appointments made by the previous Congress
government allegedly in contravention of the model code of
conduct during the just-concluded Assembly elections.
The appointments made before and after the poll code came
into effect, besides the interviews and written tests
conducted to fill vacancies in various government departments
are hereby put on hold till further directions, a circular
issued by the Principal Secretary, General Administration,
The previous Digambar Kamat-led government allegedly
violated the election code by issuing appointment letters and
offer letters to 600 youths and also conducted their
interviews when the model code was in force.
Parrikar government has directed the authorities
concerned to keep the positions on hold till further
A senior bureaucrat was suspended and inquiry was
initiated against six officers by the Election Commission for
violating the code of conduct after the BJP had complained
about the alleged breach of rules by Kamat government.
The Election Commission had reserved orders on the
issue as the model code was in force.
The BJP wrested the power from the Congress after
defeating it in the March 3 polls.
As per the circular, the appointments made prior to the
poll code kicked in but are awaiting personal verification
and medical examination will be on hold.
Also those who were given pre-dated offer of appointments
will also have to wait for government stand on the