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About us

The CÂMARA MUNICIPAL DE PONDA. It was built between 1885 and 1896 and was probably the headquarters of "Administração das Matas" and the house of it's direct.

Ponda formed part of the Novas Conquistas or the "New Conquests" of the Portuguese. It was ruled by the Sonde Rajas under the Vijaynagar Kingdom or the Bijapur Sultanate. Not under Portuguese rule in the 16th Century, the territory of Ponda was seen as a safe haven by Hindus fleeing persecution by the Jesuits and Portuguese.

Later Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj conquered it from Bijapur Sultanate in 1675. It remained in the hands of Marathas till 1764. Saundekar raja was the vassal of Maratha Chatrapati who ruled this territory.

The forests of Ponda were ideal places for Hindus to form makeshift temples with the idols they had salvaged from the broken temples of Sashti (Salcette). These makeshift temples were slowly renovated as the Hindus gained prosperity. Now, most of the major Hindu temples in Goa are found here. The Portuguese eventually took over the area in 1791 from the Raja of Sonda along with Quepem, Canacona and Sanguem. It began as an administrative center with the establishment of administrative offices and court, and soon became a commercial center. Most of the area known as Ponda today was a part of "Quela" (Kavalem) village. However religious zeal of the Portuguese had ebbed by the 18th century and Portugal itself had seen many political and religious changes due to the prevailing inquisition. Therefore, Ponda continued to have a Hindu majority even during the Portuguese rule. Ponda was known as Antruz during Portuguese rule.

Important Staff of Ponda Municipal Council

Navnath K. Naik (Chief Officer)
Shri. Vishant M. Naik (Municipal Engineer, Grade II)
Shri. Anand Naik (Superintendent & Sub- Registrar of Birth & Death)
Kum. Smita R. Shengali (Accountant)
Sr. No. Name Designation Date of Birth Date of Deputation Blood Group Address Phone No.
1 Shri. Navnath K. Naik Chief Officer 01/12/1960 17-08-2016 B+ (POSITIVE) H. NO. 924/51, Home IN THE WOODS, SOCORRO, near kadamba depot , alto porvorim Bardez – GOA. 8605007500
2 Shri. Vishant M. Naik Municipal Engineer Grade II 09/12/1972 31/10/2017 A+ (POSITIVE) Flat No.BF-106, Calmar Complex, Calconda, Margao-Goa. 8308800433
3 Shri. Sagar Naik Municipal Engineer Grade III 25/07/1978 02/11/2018 -- Giri Vihad Bldg., Abbi Bhat Mandop, Navelim Salcete Goa. 8308800434
4 Shri. Krupesh G. Seth Parker Automobile Engineer(On Contract) 25/04/1986 07/09/2016 A+ (POSITIVE) Aastha, H. No. 50/17, Near P.W.D. Water Tank, Amrai, Curti, Ponda - Goa. 8308800436
5 Kum. Smita R. Shengali Accountant 27/06/1986 06/4/2017 A+ (POSITIVE) H.No.176, Gaonkar Wada, Narve, Bicholim Goa 8308800449

List of Staff of Ponda Municipal Council

Sr. No. Name Designation Section Date of Birth Date of Joining Blood Group Address Phone No.
1 Shri. Anand N. Naik Superintendent & Sub- Registrar of Birth & Death Administration 14/03/1961 01/12/1979 B+ (Positive) H. No. 37, Kaziwada, Ponda – Goa. 8308800450 / 0832 - 2313269
2 Shri. Arun K. Naik Head Clerk Administration 29/10/1960 01/05/1981 O+ (Positive)International Behind Dr. Shirsat Residence Tisk, Ponda – Goa 8308800437 / 9822120929
3 Smt. Rekha R. Shirodkar Addl. Sub-Registrar of Birth & Death Administration Birth & Death 19/12/1966 01/04/1992 B+ (Positive) Near Sub – District Hospital, Tisk, Ponda – Goa. 9423881827
4 Smt. Nutan D. Naik Betkikar U.D.C. Treasury 25/09/1968 04/11/1992 O+ (Positive) PMC/W-4/169/14(S-1), Near Raj Heritage, Durgabhat, Ponda – Goa. 9423165790
5 Smt. Tanvi Y. Gaonkar U.D.C. Rent of Leased Properties Treasury 06/04/1972 15/05/1998 O+ (Positive) Flat No. AS3, IInd Floor, Zarina Towers II, Near Apteshwar Temple,St. Inez, Panaji – Goa. 9923552892 / 9765848569
6 Smt. Lovina Fernandes Jr. Steno Administration 08/07/1984 24/12/2010 A+ (Positive) H. No. 421, Patrose Villa, Jaycee Nagar, Ponda – Goa. 9765729705
7 Shri. Prashant D. Mulgaonkar U.D.C Trade License Treasury 15/04/1961 01/10/1990 B+ (Positive) H. No. 32/1, Goankarwado, Codar, Bethoda – Goa. 9423888930
8 Shri. Mubir Patshamiam Kazi Municipal Inspector assign as U.D.C. Administration 13/07/1980 24/12/2010 A+ (Positive) F. No. S-4, B Wing, Sukhthankar Appts., Shantinagar, Ponda – Goa. 8308800445
9 Shri. Siddhesh B. Gaude U.D.C. assign as Municipal Inspector Treasury 06/04/1986 24/12/2010 A+ (Positive) 9823988765
10 Smt. Sankita S. Palikar U.D.C. Technical 13/06/1980 21/07/2006 B+ (Positive) H. No. 659, Near Gopalkrishna Temple, Mahalaxmi Nagar, Talaulim, Ponda - Goa 9604423090
11 Shri. Avinash Kawlekar Municipal Inspector Technical 24/03/1968 23/12/1992 AB+ (Positive) Flat no. -2, Municipal Building, Khadpaband, Ponda – Goa. 8308800448
12 Smt. Shweta Satardekar L.D.C. Cash / Receipt Counter Administration 24/09/1971 24/12/2010 A+ (Positive) H. No. 90/2, Yeshwantnagar, Tisk, Ponda – Goa. 8308852302
13 Shri. Shrikant D. Naik U.D.C. House Tax Technical 20/12/1968 24/12/2010 A+ (Positive) RH II Near Civil Court, Tisk, Ponda – Goa. 8007451932
14 Shri. Vijay B. Acharya Site Supervisor Technical 17/10/1980 02/06/2014 O+ (Positive) IV H. No. 6/188/7/3, Behind Health Centre, St. Cruz, Tisk, Ponda – Goa. 8308800441
15 Miss. Shruti S. Kamat L.D.C. Administration 28/08/1990 31/10/2017 O+ (Positive) G-2, Verenkar Apts., Near Kirti Hotel, Ponda - Goa. --
16 Miss. Sneha D. Naik L.D.C. / Cashier TREASURY 31/08/1986 31/10/2017 O+ (Positive) G-2, Verenkar Apts., Near Kirti Hotel, Ponda - Goa. --
18 Shri Naguesh G. Parker L.D.C. Administration 03/02/1985 01/11/2017 O+ (Positive) H.No.141/1, Near Bhumipurush Temple, Durgabhat Ponda Goa. --
19 Miss. Priti D. Naik L.D.C. Accounts 02/05/1987 31/10/2017 A-(Negative) H.No.13, Yashwantnagar Ponda Goa. --
20 Miss. Urmila Y. Gaude L.D.C. Accounts 02/09/1991 02/11/2017 O+ (Positive) H.No.864, Aksan Wada Marcaim Ponda Goa. --
21 Shri. Sarvesh D. Naik L.D.C Technical 19/12/1978 02/06/2014 O+ (Positive) H. No. 30/35, Warkhandem, Ponda – Goa – 403401. 8308800438
22 Shri. Gaus K. Khan Driver Hearse Van Technical 02/10/1965 01/02/1995 B+ (Positive) Municipal Quarters, Flat No. 9, Shantinagar, Ponda – Goa. 8308800446
23 Shri Ashok M. Gosavi Driver Hearse Van Technical 08/02/1962 01/08/1995 A- (Positive) H. No. 1353, Usgao, Ponda – Goa. 8308800440
24 Shri. Maruti B. Harizan Driver Technical 11/02/1967 13/04/1992 O+ (Positive) H. No. 97, Dhumre Wada, Gueulem, Ponda – Goa. 7709758797/ 8308800447
25 Shri. Somning Hasmani Driver Technical 06/01/1969 03/04/1992 O+ (Positive) Municipal Quarters, Durgabhat, Ponda – Goa. 8308800443
26 Shri. Pandurang M. Gaonkar Driver Treasury 10/08/1963 22/08/1988 AB+ (Positive) H. No. 304/B, Talyewada Bethoda, Ponda – Goa 9923247314
27 Shri. Krishna P. Naik Peon Technical 03/04/1965 01/04/1992 O+ (Positive) H. No. 110, Khadpaband, Paroda Gao, Near Surendra Building, Ponda 9822136138
28 Shri. Dinesh K. Naik Peon Administration 25/10/1960 01/04/1992 O+ (Positive) H. No. 16, Near Civil Court, Tisk, Ponda – Goa. 9850916083
29 Shri. Chandru P. Naik Peon Library 05/12/1965 08/10/1993 A+ (Positive) H. No. 6/187/10, Behind Saraswati Temple, Tisk, Ponda – Goa. 9764002890
30 Shri. Dilip K. Naik Peon Treasury 11/12/1964 03/03/1994 B H. No. 584, Wadi – Talaulim, Ponda – Goa. 9823683954
31 Shri. Durgaram Fakirappa Peon Administration 18/06/1978 16/01/2003 A+ (Positive) Durgabhat – Tollum, Ponda – Goa. 9923097176
32 Shri. Ashok N. Naik Worker Technical 03/03/1966 01/04/1992 A+ (Positive) Dattagad, Bethoda, Ponda – Goa. 8390052133
33 Smt. Vijaya A. Naik Worker Technical 26/11/1961 01/04/1992 B+ (Positive) H. No. 1086, Kasailey, Tisk, Usgaon, Ponda – Goa. 7030883283
34 Shri. Ratnakar K. Naik Worker Technical 10/04/1960 03/04/1992 O+ (Positive) Dhansada, Shiroda, Ponda – Goa. 7262056002
35 Shri. Venkatesh G. Canconkar Worker Technical 15/08/1969 25/09/1996 A+ (Positive) Palem, Siridao, Goa. 9545475822
36 Shri. Santosh Harizan Worker Technical 26/06/1969 26/09/1996 A+ (Positive) P. W. D. Quarters, Daag, Ponda – Goa. 8390727639
37 Shri. Mahadev N. Gaonkar Worker Treasury 12/08/1972 06/11/1996 A+ (Positive) H. No. 30, Shirsoda, Valpoi, Sattari – Goa. 9403244938
38 Smt. Manisha M. Naik Worker Administration 19/10/1964 21/09/1999 B Warkhandem, Ponda – Goa. 9049960483
39 Smt. Yellawa S. Hasmani Worker Technical 12/03/1965 24/01/2003 B+ (Positive) Panditwada, Ponda – Goa. 7083169903
40 Smt. Vinanti A. Naik Worker Technical 20/07/1965 24/01/2003 O+ (Positive) Gaunem, Rajendrawad, Bandora, Ponda. 9049930338
41 Shri. Kailas G. Naik Worker Administration Library 16/06/1982 12/11/2010 B+ (Positive) H. No. 188/7, St. Cruz, Tisk, Ponda – Goa. 9049208663
42 Shri. Premanand K. Naik Worker Technical 14/02/1973 12/11/2010 O+ (Positive) IV H. No. E.131/1, Tisk, Ponda – Goa. 8007382466
43 Shri. Suhas V. Gaude Worker Technical 24/07/1984 12/11/2010 A+ (Positive) RH II Shirshiren, Borim, Ponda – Goa. 7507172224
44 Shri. Shrikant K. Naik Worker Technical 05/12/1971 12/11/2010 O+ (Positive) IV H. No. 65, Near I. D. Hospital, Tisk, Ponda – Goa. 9763794452
45 Shri. Udesh N. Gaude Worker Technical 27/05/1987 27/12/2010 O+ (Positive) RH IV H. No. 86, Shirshirem, Borim, Ponda – Goa. 8554974473
46 Shri. Manguesh T. Khedekar Worker Technical 24/09/1968 27/12/2010 A+ (Positive) Khede, Sawoiverem, Ponda – Goa. 8007305610
47 Shri. Digamber A. Verenkar Worker Technical 12/12/1989 02/06/2014 O+ (Positive) H. No. 51/1, Goalim Maula, Curca, Tiswadi, Goa – 403110. 9552367673
48 Shri. Abhay A. Dangui Worker Technical 10/04/1980 02/06/2014 B+ (Positive) H. No. 172/26, Shantinagar,Ponda – Goa – 403401. 9765850042