Opposition attacks govt over outsourcing in police dept UPP admits mistake

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Opposition attacks govt over outsourcing in police dept UPP admits mistake

Friday, 14 June 2024 | PNS | Lucknow

The opposition, upbeat after their recent victory in the Lok Sabha polls, got further ammunition to attack the Yogi Adityanath government after a letter related to the recruitment process through outsourcing in Uttar Pradesh Police went viral on Wednesday.

However, just a few hours after the letter went viral, the UP Police made a swift move to overcome the embarrassment to the Yogi Adityanath government. They clarified that the letter was issued by mistake and there was no such move of outsourcing.

Even after this, the opposition parties grabbed the opportunity. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that by bringing the Agnipath scheme, the Bharatiya Janata Party government had weakened both the Army and the future of the youth and now an attempt was being made to do the same in UP Police.

Priyanka wrote on twitter that recruitments through outsourcing are being considered at the level of sub-inspector in Uttar Pradesh Police and in this regard, a letter was sent to the district officials, which has gone viral on social media.

“By bringing the Agnipath scheme, the Bharatiya Janata Party government weakened both our army and the future of the youth. Now an attempt is being made to do the same in UP Police. Instead of improving every institution of the country, the BJP governments are working to weaken them,” she said.

She further wrote that the clarification presented by the UP Police was beyond comprehension. “Crores of youth of the state are angry with the news of paper leaks one after the other. Agniveer, lakhs of vacant posts and now outsourcing in police recruitment. BJP should come forward and give a clear answer about this,” she stated.

Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and national president of Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav, also raised many questions about this recruitment by tweeting on the letter on Thursday morning.

Akhilesh alleged that the BJP government of the state has adopted a careless attitude towards the police system, due to which the morale of the criminals is high.

He said, “After one acting DGP after another, now outsourcing of some police services is being considered. If the police will be on contract, then neither will it have any accountability, nor will confidential and sensitive information be prevented from going out.”

Akhilesh expressed apprehension of the UP government taking money from companies through outsourcing.

He said, “The youth wishing to join the police service fear that behind this there may be a plan to take ‘money in exchange for work’ from the companies that become the medium of outsourcing because it is not possible to ‘recover money’ from a government department through the back door in this way.”

As the basis of his allegation, he gave the example of a private company making Covid vaccine. He alleged that the BJP, going against the rules, gave the contract to make the vaccine despite a government company making the vaccine and collecting donations from it.

Meanwhile, in clarification, UP Police tweeted on Wednesday night that the letter of recruitment through outsourcing had been issued by mistake and it was being canceled.

Giving clarification on the mistake, the police stated that the system of outsourcing of class four employees in the police is already prevalent. The letter issued by mistake for outsourcing of ministerial staff instead of class four employees has been canceled. No such case is pending at the police department or government level, it added.

As soon as the letter went viral on social media, discussion started, after which DGP Prashant Kumar issued the order for its clarification.

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