Tenure of Goa's key Ministerial panel extended by one month
Panaji: The tenure of a high-level ministerial committee, formed to handle administrative affairs in Goa in the absence of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, was on Thursday extended by one month, a senior official said.
The Cabinet Advisory Committee (CAC) has also been vested with enhanced financial powers, another official said.
Parrikar had constituted the three-member committee before leaving for medical treatment in the USA early this month. The 62-year-old chief minister is undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment at a hospital in the US.
The current tenure of the committee - comprising ministers Sudin Dhavalikar (MGP), Francis D'Souza (BJP) and Vijai Sardesai (Goa Forward party) - expires on March 31.
The panel's term has been extended by another month with effect from April 1, Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma said. Sardesai's Goa Forward Party and Dhavlikar's Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party are alliance partners in the BJP-led government.