The UP government has asked the Madrasas to recommend the names of the teachers for the State Teachers' Award 2016-17 and the applications for the same can be submitted to the minority welfare officers in respective districts between September 11 and September 29 inclusive of both dates.
Minorities Welfare Director NP Pandey said "teachers with an experience of 15 years can send applications for the Rajya Adhyaapal Puraskar. Differently abled teachers need to have an experience of 10 years".
BJP leader Romana Siddiqui said the party “never discriminated on the basis of caste, creed or religion. We do not believe in divisive politics. A teacher is a teacher, irrespective of his or her religion. And it is unfair to drag such a noble profession in the narrow lanes of caste, creed and religion”.
UP minister for minority welfare Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary said: “We want to improve the standard of education in Islamic schools. The
government is taking various steps to modernize madrasas by integrating them with ITIs and the skill development mission.”
On the uproar over the state government's decision to record the celebration of Independence day in Madrasas the minister said that the main motive behind the move was to bring the good works done by the Madrasas in highlight.