Distributing appointment letters to 6,696 assistant teachers out of a total vacancy of 69,000 thereby completing the much-awaited process in Lucknow on Friday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath warned of strict action against those spreading canards against the transparent recruitment system adopted by the Uttar Pradesh government.
He asserted that the government had already vacated jails for such unscrupulous elements. Referring to the upcoming examination for PET, the chief minister said, “We are going to conduct the country's largest examination in which the number of examinees will be over 30 lakh.”
At a function held at Lok Bhawan in Lucknow, Yogi personally handed over appointment letters to 10 appointees while 240 newly-appointed teachers were present on the occasion. The rest of the successful candidates will be handed over appointment letters in their respective districts. These assistant teachers were recruited in government schools against the 69,000 vacant posts under the Basic Education Council.
Congratulating the newly-appointed assistant teachers, the chief minister said that the government and its department had completed the recruitment process with sincerity and fairness which proved to be helpful for youths in achieving their goals.
“In case someone tries to corrupt the process, our agencies are alert. We have also vacated the jails for such people trying to play with the future of youths in Uttar Pradesh by tarnishing the process of recruitment. We have already taken strict action against all of them and the state is already witnessing positive results.”
Launching a scathing attack at the previous governments in the state, Yogi said that the performance of primary schools of Uttar Pradesh was very high on the national standards of grading but some people did not like it. Before 2017, there were 1,35,000 Basic Education Council schools but their pathetic condition was common knowledge. The buildings of these schools were in dilapidated condition and if there were buildings, they were without teachers. Furthermore, if there were teachers, students were missing. The students did not have uniforms and children used to go to school barefoot. The entire department was just engaged in transfer and posting. Now when the process is transparent and the condition of government schools has improved to a large extent due to Operation Kayakalp, they (opposition parties) do not like it,” Yogi said.
The chief minister further said they (opposition) could not digest the fact that the children of the poor were attending schools and were getting quality education. “They know that if the children of the poor can read and write then their casteist-dynastic politics will stop. Our schools are giving education at par with the public and convent schools,” he said.
Expressing satisfaction on the fairness of recruitments, Yogi said, “I am happy to inform you that our government has completed 52 months of its tenure and during this time, it has provided jobs to more than 4.5 lakh youth in Uttar Pradesh. And no one can raise any questions on a single job as the recruitment was done in a transparent manner, with sincerity and with integrity.”
In his address, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma congratulated the youth on their appointment and said that the standard of government schools had been raised by the present government.
“Studying in a government school is no more ‘sarcasm’, rather the schools are now having good buildings, good arrangements, and cheap books for which the Yogi government deserves credit. There has been a massive change in the education system,” he said.
Minister of State for Basic Education (Independent charge) Satish Dwivedi said that it was a historic occasion for the state when more than 65,000 youths were achieving their aims.
“Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party government was formed in 2017, its priority has been rapid development of UP, employment to the youths, better law and order and better infrastructure like roads, electricity, hospitals, schools, etc.,” he said.
In the function, Principal Secretary (Basic Education) Deepak Kumar presented a brief description of the departmental activities, while the vote of thanks was proposed by department’s Secretary Anamika Singh.