EC must change rules for relief: UP CM Yogi Adityanath on teachers’ deaths | India News

EC must change rules for relief: UP CM Yogi Adityanath on teachers’ deaths | India News
LUCKNOW/BAREILLY: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said that the state election commission (SEC) should take a “sympathetic view” and amend its “archaic rules” to provide compensation to all the teachers who contracted Covid-19 during their duties in panchayat elections and died a few days later.
The statement came a day after the state government announced that just three teachers had died during poll duty, drawing widespread condemnation from opposition parties and unions which have put the figure at 1,621.
The chief minister said, “The poll panel rules are archaic and issued when there was no Covid-19. Therefore, there is a need to take a fresh, sympathetic view.”

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