Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday terminated the services of 25,000 home guards of the police department in the state. The Home Guard Minister Chetan Chauhan clarified that no official letter had been received from the Home Department in this regard. He also said that no one will be removed from their jobs.
Mr Chauhan on Tuesday said that due to budget constraints, the number of work days will be less but the service of home guards 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 Mr Chauhan.
Mr Chauhan said that he will also meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath regarding the matter.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has hit out at the UP government over the issue of sacking of home guards.
In a tweet, Mayawati asked the state government why is it punishing the families of the 25,000 home guards, who have been removed from their post in order to hide the faulty economic policies.
She said, "This will increase anarchy in the state. Why is the government fanning unemployment in the state instead of providing jobs? The government should concentrate on the welfare of the people."
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.
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