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The Directorate of State Lotteries was created on 23.02.1995 to organize, conduct and promote the State Lotteries. The National Savings Organisation is merged with State Lotteries Department under nomenclature “Directorate of Small Savings & Lotteries” w.e.f. 01/04/2006.
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 12 of the lotteries (Regulation) Act, 1998, the Government of Goa has made the rules called the Goa Lotteries (Regulation) Rules 2003 and Goa Computerized Network Lottery, 2003 to carry out the provision of the Act.
Government vide Gazette notification No.JS(Bud)/32/2010 dated 7th May, 2010 started Online Lottery w.e.f. 10.05.2010 by appointing M/s. Sugal & Damani Enterprises Private Limited as Sole Agent to operate lotteries of the Goa State. The results are published in the newspaper, Official Gazette and also on department website www.goastatelotteries.gov.in. The scheme formulated from time to time are notified in Official Gazette.
The Department is releasing Grant-in-aid to the Institute of Public Assistance ( Provedoria ) for implementation of its various welfare Schemes for the poor and under- privileged and maintenance of old age homes and asylums in South Goa and North Goa. Further these funds are also utilized to run the Sanjay School for the Special children with an effort to join them in mainstream life specially in education system.
Under Small Savings Agents are appointed under the SAS, MPKBY and PPF Scheme of National Savings Organisation to mobilize more financial resources in the state.