Published On: Mon, Jul 27th, 2015

UP govt employs caste politics in selection of employees through UPPSC

Lucknow: Job seekers in Uttar Pradesh have never been so angry with a government.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav

As a result, they have filed over half-a-dozen cases against the “illogical” and “arbitrary” selection process of the UP Public Service Commission (UPPSC).

Such things have been done by the UPPSC allegedly to benefit a particular caste within the OBC.

But the ruling Samajwadi Party appears to forget that out of over 40 per cent OBC votes in the state, this caste holds only eight to 15 per cent in Assembly constituencies.

Obviously they are annoying the remaining OBCs of the state.

Some details of the results speak volumes about the total disregard of the system against the meritorious job aspirants in the state.

Take for example the post of assistant trainers in the sports directorate, where appointment of a candidate of the same caste was done last year against a vacant post and the criterion of the selection was kept a secret.
In another case, there was a post of assistant in the cultural directorate for which an interview was taken on July 10, 2013 and a candidate of the same caste was selected.

For junior engineer of computers, there were 48 vacancies out of which 28 were for OBCs.
A total of 16 candidates of the particular caste were selected against the OBC seats.

Out of eight vacancies, there was a quota for three OBCs for the post of a lecturer in chemistry.

All the three who were selected under the OBC quota had turned out to be of the same particular caste.
Against a post of lecturer in microbiology for the unreserved category, a woman of that caste was selected in July 2013.

The party may suffer for this in the coming polls.

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