Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said that the government’s sympathies lie with the poor, destitute, deprived, Dalits and extremely backward classes and not with the mafia and criminals as was seen during the previous governments.
While distributing appointment letters to 240 candidates for the posts of Junior Assistant and Computer Operator in the Minority and Technical Education Department at Lok Bhawan, he described criminals and mafia as the barriers to security, good governance and development of the society.
He said that cracking down on them as well as building a corruption-free, safe and fair society where the underprivileged have access to government’s schemes are the priorities of his government.
The CM also conveyed his best wishes to the 240 candidates who have been selected through ‘Manav Sampada Portal’ under ‘Mission Rozgar’ and emphasized his commitment to providing employment opportunities to the people of the state through a transparent and impartial process of ‘Mission Rozgar’.
He said, “In the past six years, UP has achieved new heights in line with the vision of PM Modi. Notably, the appointment of Judges was completed in just six months. Candidates hailing from 60 different districts have been selected, ensuring that opportunities are accessible to individuals across the entire state. The government is maintaining absolute transparency in the entire process of recruitment. No minister, secretary knows where a person will be posted after selection.”
Yogi said that computer assistants have also played a big role in the transformation of UP. “Perceptions of people have changed about the state. Files are no longer kept pending.
Today the state has achieved the goals of security and ease of living and ease of doing business. We have brought the central projects on the ground. These days files are disposed of within three days.” he said.
The Chief Minister also encouraged employees to seek guidance from their superiors, avoiding backlog, as it can breed corruption. “Today, when corruption has been curbed, talented people like you have found a place. Otherwise it was a dream before 2017,” he said.
Yogi mentioned the marked reduction in bureaucratic red tape that delayed development projects in the past in UP. “The government has diligently implemented various projects initiated by the central government, ensuring efficient execution,” he said.
He alleged that earlier, high officials used to get busy in pursuing one appointment. “Such people were appointed who did not know anything about computers, if they did not know accountancy then how would the file grow,” he said.
The CM said, “Earlier senior officials often got involved in appointments, as a result, individuals who lacked computer skills and had limited knowledge of accountancy were appointed, posing challenges to the proper handling and progression of files.”
Regarding the functioning of the government, he said that the government has a vision where inclusivity and collective development are paramount. Yogi encouraged everyone to align with this vision, highlighting that individuals like those present had successfully passed the Common Eligibility Test, a remarkable feat considering that 37 lakh people appeared for the examination.
The CM said, “None of you can say that I have been selected on the basis of any favour. Everyone including retired army servicemen, minorities, backward and destitute have got benefits.”
He said that earlier one used to visit 54 tables for the clearance of one file, which is cleared on a single table today. “At the airport, you must have seen trolleys to move the luggage. Similarly, focus on ease of doing business is necessary and technology has made this work easy. The government is providing a monthly pension of Rs 1,000 to one crore elderly people, with a single click without any human intervention,” he said.
Yogi said that the government is distributing tablets and smartphones to 2 crore youth. “There are an array of schemes such as PM Startup, PM Stand Up Yojana, Digital Yojana, Mission Shakti and PM SVANidhi Yojana to benefit different sections of people. If the workers and people are aware, they can easily avail the benefits of the schemes,” he said.
The Chief Minister said that the government has also done away with middlemen, providing six lakh jobs in the state without their involvement. He highlighted the remarkable transformation UP has undergone in the last three years.
Yogi said, “While many regions experienced negative growth, the state has emerged as a hub of positive development, with every citizen contributing to this progress.”
Miss Akanksha Rani from Moradabad said that getting selected for the Minority Department and receiving an appointment letter from CM Yogi is the biggest achievement of her life. While extending gratitude to CM, Vivek Kumar Tiwari from Prayagraj said that he is feeling very proud about the selection being done in a completely transparent and fair process.