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
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
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