Agra: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today blamed the previous Mayawati government for the allegedly poor state of roads and electricity production in the state.
Speaking at the 125th anniversary celebrations of the Akhil Bhartiya Mathur Vaishya Mahasabha, he said his government was working for good roads linking various parts of the state and good power production and distribution, which were essential for economic growth.
"The Yamuna Expressway is in use. The Agra-Lucknow Expressway would come up soon, while work on the outer Ring Road in Agra would also begin," he said.
He said private enterprises would be roped in for expansion of road network in the state and more expressways would come up, but only with the consent of farmers who own the required land.
Some areas had been neglected by the previous government, but now attention was being paid to them in both power production and better roads, Yadav said.
Under the Vidya Dhan scheme, he said one lakh poor student had benefitted and girls` education was being given priority.
He said the state government would give assistance to Muslim girls who had passed high school exam.
Congratulating the Mahasabha on completing 125 years, he said his party was grateful to the business community for lending support. He said his government would provide all help for trade and industry to develop in the state.
UP Transport Minister Aridaman Singh and National General Secretary of the Samajwadi Party Ramjilal Suman were present on the occasion.
The chief minister also made a number of announcements
for the police personnel and officials on the occasion.
Akhilesh said that promotion on all vacant posts of Provincial Police Services would be completed by November 15 and cadre review would be done by January 15 next year.
He said a proposal to increase quota of PPS in IPS from 33.5 per cent to 50 per cent would be send to the Centre within a week.
Keeping in mind the requirement of the force, process has been started for direct recruitment of 4,000 sub-inspectors and 312 PAC platoon commanders, he said.
The chief minister said to provide more chances of promotion from the post of SI to inspector, 50 per cent selection would be done on the basis of seniority and remaining on the basis of selection examination.
He also felicitated widows of martyrs and assured that the government was committed to provide all possible assistance to their families.