No minister will be dropped in reshuffle: Parrikar

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that no minister would be dropped during the reshuffle of the cabinet scheduled within a month.

"I will not drop any minister. I will reshuffle the ministries...if some minister finds it difficult to handle the portfolio," Parrikar told reporters in Panaji today.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. PTI

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. PTI

The chief minister said that he already begun audit of the ministries which will be completed within a month.

Parrikar said that the state government is in the process of implementing Public Accountability Act, under which officials causing delay in providing services to the public would be penalised.

"I will take six months to implement the act but before that I need to understand the difficulties faced by the departments," he said.

The chief minister also said that ministers would be given an additional portfolio each.

Parrikar, after assuming charge in March last year, had given two portfolios each to the ministers and assured to give third portfolio within six months.

PTI


Updated Date: Jul 05, 2013 20:44 PM

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