SP walkout over govt`s take on Moallim-e-Urdu degree holders
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 12, 2010, 17:55
Lucknow: Main opposition Samajwadi Party today staged a walkout in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council accusing the state government of making a wrong statement on recruitment of Moallim-e-Urdu degree holders as teachers.

The issue was raised by SP members during the zero hour through an adjournment motion seeking a debate on the issue of appointment of Moallim-e-Urdu degree holders as teachers in government schools.

The SP members said that during party regime in 1994, then Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav issued an order equating Moallim-e-Urdu degree holders with BTC Urdu.

"On the basis of this order, thousands of people were appointed as assistant teachers in government schools," SP leader Rakesh Singh Rans said.

However, the order was cancelled during BSP-BJP regime in 1997, saying that according to the NCTE Moallim-e-Urdu degree was not recognised by the council.

Alleging that the government was discriminating with minorities in the state, Leader of the Opposition Ahmad Hasan said "the NCTE has already clarified that degrees issued in 1994, 1995 and 1996 were not under its purview and even the state minorities commission has recommended appointment of these degree holders."

Replying on behalf of the government, Basic Education Minister Dharampal Singh Saini said recruitment of these degree holders was not possible as they do not conform with the NCTE rules.

Dissatisfied with the reply, SP members staged a walkout in the House, while Chairman Ganesh Shanker Pandey turned down the motion.


First Published: Thursday, August 12, 2010, 17:55

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