The Bihar government approved 50% reservation in the state’s judicial services. Calling it a historic decision, Cabinet Secretary Brajesh Mehrotra said that the state cabinet decided to grant 50% reservation in subordinate and superior judicial services for direct appointment after due consultation with the Patna High Court and Bihar Public Service Commission. The reservation will include 21 per cent for EBCs, 12 per cent for OBCs, 16 per cent for SCs and one for STs. There will be 35 per cent reservation for women in all categories under existing policy. Earlier, there was a provision for 27 per cent reservation in subordinate services and no quota in superior services.