Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday announced that there will be no written examinations for recruitments in police and the selection will done on the basis of marks obtained by the applicants in high school and intermediate examinations.
“There will be no written examination for police recruitment. Candidates will be selected on merit on the basis of their high school and intermediate marks. They will also have to clear the physical test,” Akhilesh said
Addressing a function here to flag off 500 ambulances under Samajwadi Ambulanace Seva Scheme at his residence here, Akhilesh launched a veiled attack on BJP saying those who were ahead in publicity have been exposed and people would “give second chance only to those who work”.
“How would UP march ahead on the path of development? We are ‘lagging behind’ because we lagged in publicity, but it is good that those who were ahead in publicity have been exposed,” Akhilesh said.
Taking a dig at the “Digital India” initiative of the Narendra Modi government, the CM said that while others were just talking about digitisation, the SP government distributed laptop to students. He further claimed his government has worked for all sections of the society. “While we are constructing expressways, we are also constructing mandis around it so that produce of farmers reach the market. Samajwadis have maintained the balance,” he said.
He said those who concentrate on figures know that UP was progressing fast, whether it be health, education, infrastructure or gross domestic product (GDP), leaving other states behind. “If we are developing metro rail, then we have also constructed cycle tracks and worked in dairy sector,” he said.
Highlighting the achievements of his government, he said his dispensation has distributed Samajwadi Pension which was benefiting 45 lakh women in the state along with the expansion of ambulance services saving several lives. “For the prosperous person Rs 500 may not mean anything, but for a poor women living in villages its a big amount. We distributed pension without any discrimination,” he said.
He said the Dial 108 ambulances have saved lots of lives. “It may be that every person, whose live has been saved due to ambulance service, may not become our associate, but a message should go between the people, what would have happened, if ambulance service was not there,” he said. He said his government would soon take a decision to ensure availability of generic medicines so that poor could get cheap medicine with additional efforts being made to make health services in the state better.