Nitish Kumar sets new rule – Bihar officials not allowed to drink outside state, country: Report

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has passed a new rule after which state officials cannot drink alcohol outside the state or country, as per report.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:February 17, 2017 12:19 pm
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After fulfilling his poll promise of state-wide liquor ban in April last year, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has taken a step further in implementing the policy. As per a report published on NDTV, the chief minister has passed a new rule under which state officials cannot drink alcohol outside the state or country. The report says the Bihar cabinet, last week, passed an amendment which makes magistrates, bureaucrats or judges liable to be punished if they are caught drinking anywhere in the world. The “guilty” officials will either face dismissal, suspension or salary cuts, as a form of punishment.

The new rules also put a drinking ban on Bihar officials who are on deputation outside the state. Passing the law, Bihar becomes the only state in the country to have such a rule for the officials. The move is believed to have been prompted after the chief minister was told at a public meeting that bureaucrats under his ministry were still secretly consuming alcohol.

Nitish Kumar, along with Lalu Prasad Yadav and several other party leaders formed the longest human chain in support of liquor ban in Patna last month. “As per reports reaching from across the state, more than three crore citizens participated in the human chain programme today,” Kumar said after the event. Addressing a gathering of Jeevika members at Suggi village under Amas block of Gaya district, a week after the human chain event, the CM said the state has shown the light on prohibition and de-addiction. “Prohibition in Bihar is being talked and discussed across the country. A loud and clear message has gone to the entire country through the human chain on prohibition. The light Bihar has shown on prohibition and de-addiction is not going to be doused,” Kumar said.

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    Mercury
    Feb 17, 2017 at 9:22 am
    ... daru tourism
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      Sandeep Dudhawat
      Feb 17, 2017 at 8:28 am
      Now would this be termed as authoritarian by the liberal media.
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        Ram
        Feb 17, 2017 at 7:37 am
        Great initiatives!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Hope the legacy of honesty and governance continue in Bihar.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;@Bihari peoplelt;br/gt;Be a hope for yourself, Fight for yourself, grow for yourself and family.lt;br/gt;If this continues for few years, definitely Bihar will come on track.
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          mahesh
          Feb 17, 2017 at 10:18 am
          But how do you implement this?
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            manu
            Feb 17, 2017 at 8:51 am
            the problem is not that this moron has enacted such law, the problem many stupid Biharis will support such moves. Why go make rules that you know cannot be followed and implemented, it will only increase the corruption in the state. Where is our liberal media who were crying over beef ban, is this not against rights of our citizen?
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              Common Indian
              Feb 17, 2017 at 1:23 pm
              Do Twit to Mr Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) to get the RIGHT IMPACT of your though !!
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                Common Indian
                Feb 17, 2017 at 1:24 pm
                Do Twit to Mr Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) to get the RIGHT IMPACT of your though !!
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                  PRADEEP CHATURVEDI
                  Feb 17, 2017 at 8:58 am
                  BIHARIS should first control 'BABIES FACTORIES' endless production of children. Bihar is a liability on the entire nation. Leftists secularists protested when ban on beef was imposed. RIGHT to eat / drink is personal. Mr. Nitish should control RAPES and then in spare time think of prohibition. WORTHLESS leader of worthless state . Bihar women are more fertile than Bihar soil. Poverty is because of dozens of children . BOGUS secular S of the epic variety
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