Goa to amend laws to benefit common man: Kamat

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Panaji, Oct 13 (UNI) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat here today said the government would not hesitate to amend laws, if necessary, to benefit the common man who need not go from pillar to post to get his work done.

''In Goa, there are many acts and regulations that have outlived their utility. The government does not hesitate to amend them for the benefit of the common man. I am very sincere towards providing to the aam aadmi,'' he said.

Inaugurating a seminar on Review of Goa Town and Country Planning Act, 1974 at the Porvorim secretariat complex, he said review and amendment of the T&CP Act were necessary for progressive planning of the state, he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Secretary J P Singh said the authorities had undertaken the review of the T&CP act in order to meet the aspirations of the people, and provide flexibility in planning by local bodies through transparency in procedures.

In this regard, advocate general Subodh Kantak said only five per cent of the area in Goa was under the planning and development authority and the 33 year old Act and related ordinances needs a thorough review.

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