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Costabir called for training for government staff

GOA: Reacting to Goa’s dismal performance in the Centre’s ease of doing business rankings where the state slipped five spots to 24, industry stakeholders said the state’s efforts to bring in reforms remain only on paper. One of the biggest pain points remains the practice of sending files for clearance to the minister or chairman.

“At the end, every minister wants files to come to them. The dealing hand who receives the files has a job to do, but he sends every file to the minister which takes a long time,” Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) chairman Blaise Costabir said. Costabir has called for training and capacity building for government staff, particularly Goa Industrial Development Corporation. From No. 19 in 2018, Goa slipped five places in the fourth edition of the business reform action plan (BRAP) ranking of states, as it failed to bring in much needed industry reforms.

The News24 Goa