The Uttar Pradesh Police has terminated the services of 25,000 home guards, UP's Home Guard Minister Chetan Chauhan clarified that no official letter had been received from the Home Department in this regard. The Minister further stated that no one will be removed from their jobs. The Home Guard Minister on Tuesday said that due to budget constraints, the number of days of duty will be less but the service of the home guard won’t be terminated.
"We have not received any official letter from the Home Department. I assure that no one will be removed from their jobs. No formal decision has been taken. Due to budget constraint, the days of duty will be reduced to 20-22 from 30 days," said Chauhan. The Home Guard Minister said that he will also meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath regarding the matter. The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday terminated the services of 25,000 home guards of the police department in the State.
In an order, the Uttar Pradesh police headquarters in Prayagraj stated that 25,000 home guards will be relieved from their duties. "The decision to end 25,000 home guard services was taken on August 28 this year in a meeting chaired by Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary," the order stated. The order has been issued by Additional Director General (ADG) BP Jogdand.
General secretary of the AICC Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday morning lashed out the UP Government and tweeted, “The BJP government has decided to expel 25,000 home guards working in Uttar Pradesh just a few days before Diwali. The law and order of the State are very bad. In such a situation, more guards and police forces are required, but the head of the BJP government does not know which one is fit.”
भाजपा सरकार ने उत्तर प्रदेश में काम कर रहे 25000 होमगार्डों को दिवाली से कुछ ही दिन पहले नौकरी से निकाल देने का फ़ैसला किया है।— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) October 16, 2019
प्रदेश की कानून व्यवस्था एकदम खराब है। ऐसे में ज़्यादा प्रहरी और पुलिसबल की जरूरत पड़ती है लेकिन भाजपा सरकार के सर पर पता नहीं कौन सा फ़ितूर सवार है।
(Inputs from ANI)