The staff of the south Goa Collectorate under the banner of Goa Government Employees’ Association (GGEA) resumed their agitation to remove N.D. Agarwal as the Collector of south Goa.

The employees accuse the Collector of subjecting the staff to harassment and humiliation and blame him for retaining them until late hours. The GGEA has taken up the issue with Deputy Chief Minister and Revenue Minister Francisco D’Souza.

The agitation, which began on October 15 and held daily outside the south Goa Collectorate office after office hours, was temporarily suspended until November 10 owing to the assurance given by Mr. D’Souza about the removal of Mr. Agarwal, said General Secretary of GGEA John Nazareth on Tuesday.

The staff and office bearers of GGEA met again on Monday and resolved to resume the agitation from Tuesday until Mr. Agarwal, who is presently on an extension, was removed from the post of Collector of south Goa. The staff has also authorised GGEA president M.L. Shetkar and Mr. Nazareth to meet the Dy. Chief Minister again after his return from a foreign visit before intensifying the agitation further throughout Goa.

The staff on Tuesday evening shouted slogans drawing the attention of the passersby. The agitation will continue every day after office hours, Mr. Nazareth said.

  • South Goa Collectorate staff are seeking ouster of N.D. Agarwal as Collector

  • They approached Dy. Chief Minister who assured them of prompt action