‘Govt misleading people with data on employment’

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‘Govt misleading people with data on employment’

Monday, 21 September 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Uttar Pradesh government of misleading people with the data on employment released to the media.  Yadav on Sunday said that in the data on employment, the BJP government also included the jobs given during the previous Samajwadi Party regime.

The UP government had earlier released data of jobs given to youth during its three-and-half year rule of the present dispensation.

The SP president said the data included most of the people employed on contractual basis and asked how could the government claim it to be an achievement.

The SP chief alleged that the figures on employment released by the state government were false and the sole aim of the government was to mislead the people. He said 90 per cent of the vacancies filled in Medical Health and Family Welfare departments were by contract or outsourcing.

“In the National Health Mission, 100 per cent recruitment is contractual. Why does the government consider outsourcing and contract jobs as an achievement?” he asked.

“Why does the government not provide details of outsourcing, contractual recruitments and permanent jobs? The recruitments done by the Subordinate Selection Service Commission and Public Service Commission are the ones whose results came in 2017 during the Samajwadi Party regime. The government also added this to its achievements. Why is the Bharatiya Janata Party government describing the recruitments made during Samajwadi Party regime as its achievement,” Yadav said.

However, countering the attack, the Bharatiya Janata Party claimed that its government had given more jobs in just three-and-half years than the Samajwadi Party or Bahujan Samaj Party could give in five years.

It also claimed to have provided employment to more than three lakh people in the state, whereas, over one-and-half crore jobs were provided during the COVID-19-induced lockdown.

Earlier, in a meeting with officers of the Recruitment Board on Friday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had asked government departments to furnish details of all vacant posts. He had also directed recruitment agencies to fill up the vacancies within the next three months and give appointment letters to the applicants within six months.

BJP state vice-president and MLC Vijay Bahadur Pathak had said that the Yogi Adityanath-led government was the first to go for such a large-scale recruitment against the vacancies in the government departments.

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