The UP panchayat elections have been carried out at an enormous scale in 4 phases on April 15, 19, 26, and 29 in 75 districts. Around 1.3 million candidates have been within the fray for round 800,000 posts, together with 3,050 zila panchayat wards, over 75,000 kshetra panchayat wards and over 700,000 gram panchayat wards.

Around 1.5 million folks forged their votes at 80,762 polling cubicles, the place 4 polling officers and two safety personnel or house guards have been deployed every. Around 50% employees was to be saved in reserve. “Around 300,000 teachers were assigned to election duties in the state,” stated Pawan Shankar Dixit, treasurer, Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh, Uttar Pradesh (RSMUP), an RSS affiliate.

“I wrote to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on March 27 requesting mandatory vaccination of all those teachers in the state who are meant to take up election duties. But the government turned a blind eye to the appeal,” stated RSMUP chief Virendra Mishra whereas including that no motion was taken.

The polling officers that included lecturers and shiksha mitras or para-teachers, have been skilled from April 9 to April 15.

Despite the perfect efforts of unions of state lecturers, allegedly no effort was made by the state authorities to make sure Covid security for lecturers who have been polling officers.


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