Do you know Mahatma Gandhi and Amitabh Bachchan have applied for the post of assistant teachers in Uttar Pradesh? Yes, this is true. This may happen in Lucknow as Gandhi and Bachchan, if selected, could be seen as an assistant teacher in a government school in Uttar Pradesh. And this Mahatma Gandhi's name is on the top of the list of teachers with 94 per cent marks. The education department has prepared a merit list and Mahatma Gandhi’s name is on the top with highest mark.
Other than Gandhi and Bachhan, there are few other celebrities' names in the list also.
Praveen Mani Tripathi, officer in department of education, told News Nation reporter that not only Gandhi and Bachchan, there are 15 other applicants have the names resembling with other celebrities.
Earlier, the list was rejected by officers of the education department, but later a committee was formed to verify the names of the applicants.
Later, the committee decided to release the list after verification of all 15 applicants.
Use of abusive words as title in names
Many applicants had used abusive words as title in their names. The education department removed their names when the candidates didn’t turn up.
An officer told News Nation: "When these candidates didn’t turn up, we understood that the applicants were fake.”
The Uttar Pradesh government is recruiting 16,488 assistant teachers in the state. There are 33 vacancies in Lucknow and more than 800 people have applied for this post.