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Uttar Pradesh govt calls for CBI probe into UPPSC appointments since 2012

The decision was taken at a state cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

lucknow Updated: Jul 25, 2017 23:56 IST
Alleging favoritism in selections, a group of unsuccessful candidates had filed a slew of petitions in the Allahabad High Court against then controversial chairman of UPPSC Anil Kumar Yadav.
Alleging favoritism in selections, a group of unsuccessful candidates had filed a slew of petitions in the Allahabad High Court against then controversial chairman of UPPSC Anil Kumar Yadav.(File)

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday ordered a probe by an “impartial agency” into the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) appointments made during erstwhile SP-led dispensation.

The decision was taken at a state cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

A senior cabinet minister said, “The government will go for a CBI probe in the matter”.

On July 19, the chief minister said appointments made in the Provincial Civil Services in Uttar Pradesh by the state public service commission since 2012 would be probed by the CBI.

“What have you done to the UPPCS... its credibility is in question. We will get all the appointments made in the UPPCS since 2012 probed by the CBI,” he had said.

His reference was to the appointments made during the erstwhile Akhilesh Yadav government.

The chief minister had said this when he was winding up discussion in the state assembly on the annual budget for 2017-18.