Counting of votes is going on in the Panchayat by-elections in UP. Prior to this, there has been great negligence in the imposition of duty. (signal picture)
Amroha News: In Amroha district, by-elections are being held on 177 vacant posts of village head and four members of Gram Panchayat. During the departure of polling parties, it was learned on Friday that many teachers who lost their lives due to corona infection were put on duty in the by-elections.
Amroha. In Uttar Pradesh, the matter of imposing duty in the Panchayat by-elections of many teachers who died of corona infection (COVID-19) has come to light. Even retired and sick teachers have been issued duty letters in the elections. On the disclosure, the relatives of the deceased teachers have expressed strong displeasure with the responsible officers. After the trouble, the employees kept in reserve have been sent on election duty while returning the duty letter in a hurry.
In Amroha district, by-elections are being held on 4 vacant posts of village head and 177 members of Gram Panchayat. Voting is being held on the vacant posts of Panchayats today. Earlier, during the departure of polling parties, a case of negligence of officers has come to the fore on Friday. Duty was imposed in the panchayat by-elections of many teachers who lost their lives due to corona infection. Seeing the election duty letter, the relatives of the deceased teachers expressed their strong displeasure at the responsible officers and accused them of making fun of the death.
After the trouble, the officers, while cutting the duty in a hurry, the polling personnel kept in the reserve were sent to conduct the voting. Mukesh Chaudhary, District Minister of Primary Teachers Association said that the duties of two deceased teachers, several retired teachers and many sick teachers have also been engaged in conducting the voting in the Panchayat by-elections. It has been the negligence of the officers. The teachers union opposes this.
District Magistrate BK Tripathi said that on the basis of the data that was fed during the Panchayat elections, the duty of the employees was imposed in the by-election. On getting the information, revising the duty has been sent to the reserve staff. Warning has been given not to repeat the mistake in future.