Mayawati Govt to withdraw bill for creation of special force
Press Trust Of India
Lucknow, May 29, 2010
The Mayawati government on Friday decided to withdraw a bill passed by
the state legislature and a related ordinance to raise a separate
force comprising ex service personnel for protection of parks and
memorials of Dalit icons and to deploy armed home guards for the
The decision to withdraw the Special Region Security Force Bill, 2010
and a related ordinance was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over
by the Chief Minister Mayawati, an official release said.
The decision was prompted by the absence of women among ex-service
personnel who were essential for the security of these memorials and
parks as women and children would be among people visiting them, the
Therefore, it (recruitment of ex servicemen) was not found to be a
practical proposition and the cabinet withdrew the said order, it
The cabinet has now decided to recruit armed home guards comprising
women security personnel in the special region security battalion for
the purpose, it said.
After passage of the bill in both Houses of the state legislature as
well as an ordinance for the same purpose, Mayawati government had
taken an administrative decision to raise a battalion of ex-servicemen
for providing security to these parks and memorials in Uttar Pradesh.
The release said with the withdrawal of the bill and ordinance there
was also no relevance of the proposal for direct recruitment of
personnel for the force as also for imparting training which could
have taken a very long time.
The recruitment of home guards would not only take lesser time but
would also not require any training, the release said.
The Governor B L Joshi's nod to the bill as well as the ordinance is
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