Uttar Pradesh has changed in last 6 yrs due to PM’s vision: Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow,(| Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said that the perception of the people towards Uttar Pradesh, which was known as ‘Prashn Pradesh’ and caused problems for
the nation six years ago has changed and it has emerged as the growth engine of the country.
The CM was addressing an event after distributing appointment letters to 217 sub-inspectors (confidential), 587 assistant sub-inspectors (clerks) and 344 assistant sub-inspectors (accounts) selected by the UP Police Recruitment and Promotion Board through a fair and transparent recruitment process as a part of Mission Rozgar.

He expressed his happiness that the selected candidates included a significant number of women. congratulated them and said that they can play a crucial role in clerical work. Appreciating the Prime Minister’s efforts in elevating India’s stature internationally, Yogi said that India has changed in the last nine years and UP in the last six years as a result of the Prime Minister’s vision.

He emphasised the state’s improved law and order pointing out that there had not been a single riot in the state in the last six years and that organised crime has almost been eradicated from the state. “Now, no terrorist incident takes place in the state. We removed over 1.20 lakh loudspeakers from religious places within a week without any controversy,” he said. The CM said, “The celebrations of Bakrid (Eid al-Adha), Ram Navami and Eid took place without any untoward incident reported from any part of the state. If there is no Namaz on the road, then there is no Hanuman Chalisa either. The common man is not facing any kind of hindrance.”

Stating that earlier there used to be an atmosphere of panic during festivals, he said, “People in western UP used to send their daughters away to study. Now, UP is seen as leading the country in terms of law and order and security. The law and order situation in UP has become exemplary with the efforts of the state police.”Yogi said that more than 1.50 lakh recruitments were made in the UP Police Department alone.

“As dependents of the deceased, more than 2,500 additional recruitments were made. The police training capacity was also increased,” he said. He said that 18 divisions in the state now have cyber police stations as part of the modernisation drive of the UP Police. “Earlier, there were only two of them. We are working on establishing a cyber police station in each district,” he said.

The CM said that for women’s safety, dignity and self-reliance, ‘Mission Shakti’ campaign was started in the entire state. He emphasised that when he assumed office in 2017, he faced a challenge because the recruitment was stalled in court for lack of transparency in the process during previous governments.

“As for us, we have given more than 5.5 lakh government jobs in the last six years and no one can question any recruitment,” he said. Addressing the newly selected candidates, Yogi said that being a part of the UP Police is something to be proud of because they consistently do good work, whether it is preparation for festivals, VIP arrivals or elections.

“The most secured environment has attracted investment proposals worth Rs 36 lakh crore to UP,”
he said. He urged the newly selected candidates to carry out their duties with utmost sincerity, pointing out that it is the responsibility of the police to foster a sense of security in the hearts and minds of citizens, including businessmen and women, without any form of discrimination.

The CM also mentioned the recently opened two high-tech police stations in Gorakhpur, informing that the police stations are equipped with solar panels, barracks, and air conditioning facilities.

“The reforms should continue. There should be CCTV and women’s desks in every police station. Within the next three months, we should work to have CCTV installed in every police station in the state,” he said. Criticising the law and order situation during the previous governments, he said, “Earlier policemen were also unsafe. This is the same Lucknow where a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) was found hanging from a jeep’s bonnet. No one can act with such audacity today because they are aware of the consequences.”

Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak, Cabinet Minister Suresh Khanna, Principal Secretary Home Sanjay Prasad, DGP Vijay Kumar, Special DG Prashant Kumar, and UPPRPB chairperson Renuka Mishra among others were present in the programme. (UNI)