'Next govt to probe backlog recruitments in Mayawati regime'

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Lucknow, Nov 26 (UNI) The Samajwadi Party today alleged that money was openly exchanging hands during the 'backlog recruitments' being carried out by the Mayawati government.

Talking to newspersons here, SP state unit working president Shivpal Singh Yadav claimed that officials and politicians were charging anywhere between Rs four and six lakh per recruitment.

''This is the open rate being asked for recruitment in various government departments, under the present regime,'' he added.

He claimed that the probe into the much-hyped police recruitment scam by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government, has set a precedent of holding enquiries into recruitments carried out by previous governments. ''When the next government comes, it will also probe the 'backlog recruitment' of the present regime,'' he quipped.

Mr Yadav said the decision to reinstate the 25 IPS officers suspended for their role in the recruitment scam was only the beginning. ''Obviously they had no proof...now they should reinstate the 18,000 constables sacked,'' he added.

On Saturday, the government had revoked the suspension of 25 IPS officers suspended in the police recruitment scam.

In September, the state government, besides suspending the IPS officers, had also sacked over 18,352 constables selected through the 55 recruitment boards, constituted during the previous Mulayam Singh Yadav regime.

''Play of money, corruption, nepotism and other major irregularities'' were alleged as prima facie reasons for the drastic action.

The high-level preliminary inquiry carried out by additional Director General of Police Shailja Kant Misra had found gross irregularities in the recruitment process, which had led to the suspension of officers and annulment of police constables.

The suspended IPS officers included an ADG, IGs, DIGs and SPs.

A bulk of the 22,000 police recruitments made by 55 separate selection boards during the previous regime were irregular in one way or the other, the government had claimed.

UNI

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