SP demands quota in appointment of teachers

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SP demands quota in appointment of teachers

Sunday, 24 May 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

The Samajwadi Party demanded implementation of rules for reservation for Schedule Castes and Other Backward Classes in the appointment of 69,000 teachers by Basic Education department.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said on Saturday that meritorious candidates from these classes should be counted in general category instead of reserved category and there should be no manipulations in recruitment.
Akhilesh said that appointment of 69,000 teachers was underway in Basic Education department of Uttar Pradesh. He said as per a High Court decision, on the basis of 65 per cent marks for general category and 60 per cent marks for OBC candidates, about 1.45 lakh candidates had been declared successful by the department.
While carrying out their counselling on the basis of educational qualification, the selection for 69,000 posts has to be done on merit while following reservation rules. 
The SP chief said that as per the reservation policy, high merit candidates were to be counted in general category, irrespective of whether they were from OBC, SC or ST categories.
Referring to the migrant labourers influx, Akhilesh said that the poor were paying the cost of BJP government’s arrogance with their lives. Accusing the BJP government of pursuing the agenda of narrow mindset, he said that the sole concern of the ruling party was to serve its electoral interests rather than helping the poor migrants. 
“Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is perturbed as the reality of government-run relief programme stands exposed before the people and he is attacking the opposition for the failure of his government,” he charged.
“People are witness to relief work done by SP cadre without bias. It is also helping the victims financially while the BJP regime’s attitude is insensitive and inhuman towards migrants,” he added.
Akhilesh pointed out that migrant workers were helpless even in Varanasi, the prime minister’s constituency, as there was no government agency to look after them.
“There was no arrangement of food and water and workers set up a roadblock on NH-2 at Raipura Jat village in Mathura, while angry protests were witnessed at Barra toll plaza in Kanpur Dehat.
“The reality is that thousands of workers are coming to the state by trucks, bikes, bicycles and other means even as the government continues to make tall claims. Their lives are in danger as there are reports of accidents resulting in death of migrants every day,” he said.

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