West Bengal that once had boast of being the torch bearer to the entire world in all spheres – education, health, art, culture, literature, cinema is fast going down. There used be a saying, “What Bengal thinks today, entire India thinks tomorrow”. Offlate, things have changed and fact is there has been remarkable that would bring pride to people residing in Bengal or associated with the state. The ruling Trinamool has ruined the state on all counts – from health to education and even governance. Fresh embarrassment came from the incumbents who completed Utkarsha Bangla programme, a so-called skill development programme that promises jobs to incumbents after completing the vocational course they have opted.
Before going into the controversy, you need to the fact about the Utkarsha Bangla. Like average schemes with prefix – ‘shree’ to ‘sathi’, this too rests on the pillar of falsehood and fake conviction. Forget about jobs, the fact is average training centres are neither equipped with proper technical support system nor required faculty. The students have no say as they are made to understand that they belong to a small section or financially backward.
On average, incumbents are humiliated by the staff which has some close ties with the ruling party the reason the are enjoying the power at these centres.
Let’s come to the fresh controversy that jhas exposed the tall claims of the Trinamool over ‘Utkarsha Bangla’:
An FIR has been filed against an agency in Gurgaon responsible for issuing employment letters. The Chief Minister of the state, Mamata Banerjee, handed over appointment letters to 11,000 incumbents under the ‘Utkarsh Bangla’ scheme. But the controversy over the appointment letter is raging. The incumbents who received the letter have alleged that the appointment letter issued in the name of a fake organization. Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party leaders like, Dilip Ghosh, Subhendu Adhikary, Dr Sukanta Bhattacharya etc have slammed Trinamool for allegedly issuing fake appointed letters.
State Chief Secretary Harikrishna Dwivedi opened up about the allegations of the so-called fake appointment letter in a press conference in Nabanna. He may claim, “thousands of jobs have been arranged for those who have received training from Polytechnic ITI under the initiative of Utkarsh Bangla through job fairs”, the fact is whoever had enrolled with the numerous touts offering vocational courses under ‘Utkarsha Bangla’ programme.
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