Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday indicated that his government may bring in a quota for the most backward sections to ensure their upliftment.
"If the need arises we will provide reservations to the most backwards and the most backward among Dalits," he said in the Assembly. The CM was responding the concerns raised by the members during a discussion in the state Assembly.
He was intervening in the discussion on the general budget in the state Assembly.
Yogi also asserted that the provisions related to reservations were not being done away with. He maintained that all Dalits and poor, who have been deprived of development, will be taken care of by the government as they needed to be brought into the mainstream.
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"We will provide jobs without discrimination. Earlier there used to be deals. Could anyone imagine that Rs 40 lakh to Rs 60 lakh will be taken for recruitment in UPPSC jobs? Let the inquiry report come, those found responsible for it will go to jail and their properties will be attached," he said.
"It is our endeavour that this month itself we will implement proposals worth Rs 25,000 crore and this task will be taken ahead next month. In three years, direct employment will reach 20 lakh youth and if all the proposals that have come our way are taken up they will give employment to 35 lakh youth," Yogi added.
At the same time, he lashed out at the previous government for "various shortcomings" leading to stalling of recruitment with courts intervening. Yogi said that unlike the earlier times, employment was now being given only on the basis of merit.
The CM, who rebutted the Opposition charge that nothing was done in the one year of the BJP government, said besides launching its own schemes his government also worked in close coordination with the Centre to ensure that benefits of development reached the last man on the social ladder.
Yogi attacked the previous government in the state claiming they patted their backs for half-completed projects. He pointed out that sugar mills were being opened by his government in Pipraich and Munderwa. A 'school chalo abhiyan' is being launched from April 2, 2018, and no child should be deprived of going to school, he said.
(With Agency inputs)