Panaji: September 30, 2016 ….. Additional Collector II South Goa Shri Johnson B.Fernandes held a meeting with the South Goa District Level Coordination Committee for Tobacco Control along with senior official of various government departments from South Goa and NGOs  in the  Mathany Saldanha Administrative Complex, Margao recently.

       The meeting discussed about Tobacco Control awareness programme which will be starting from October 3, 2016. He said that every taluka should be serious in carrying out COTPA drives.

        To make the awareness programme a grand success the  collector South advised to take the help of maximum participants of students, youth, NGOs, in form of floats in the rally campaign.

        Addl. Collector, Shri Johnson Fernandes directed all the Mamlatdars. Jt. Mamlatdars and concerned officials to conduct raids, identify the defaulters and issue Challens immediately.

        Addl. Collector II also directed to issue reminders to the Commercial Tax Department as they failed to provide a list of banned chewing tobacco products.

      Dr. Doreen Dias, Nodal officer, District level coordination Committee for Tobacco Control, Hospicio Hospital, Margao presented  the minutes of the last meeting.