Friday, Dec 09, 2022

50% reservation in Bihar judicial services, women quota remains

The reservation will include 21 per cent for EBCs, 12 per cent for OBCs, 16 per cent for SCs and one for STs.

nitish kumar, bihar, bihar reservation, bihar judicial services, judicial services, judicial services bihar, bihar judicial services reservation, bihar news, india news Nitish govt calls it a historic decision

The Bihar government Tuesday approved 50 per cent reservation in the state’s judicial services with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Cabinet clearing the Bihar Uchcha Nyayik Seva (Sansodhan) Niymawali, 2016, and Bihar Asainik Seva (Sansodhan) Niymawali, 2016.

Calling it a “historic decision”, Cabinet Secretary Brajesh Mehrotra said, “In the light of the Supreme Court judgment of September 2016, in the State of Bihar vs Dayanand Singh case, the state cabinet decided to grant 50 per cent reservation in subordinate and superior judicial services for direct appointment after due consultation with the Patna High Court and Bihar Public Service Commission .”

WATCH VIDEO |  Bihar Government Approves 50% Reservation In Judicial Services

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.

Subscriber Only Stories
What is ‘Stiff-Person Syndrome’, the rare neurological disord...Premium
Delhi Confidential: Despite tumultuous relationship, Mamata is first to c...Premium
The new Gujarat House: 105 fresh faces, 14 women legislators, 1 Muslim; 7...Premium
Pratibha Singh throws hints, old dilemma for Congress: too many CM aspira...Premium

Earlier, there was a provision for 27 per cent reservation in subordinate services and no quota in superior services. Currently, there are about 1,100 vacancies in both categories, said officials.

Posts under subordinate services include judicial magistrates and munsif magistrates. Superior services include additional and district judges.

First published on: 28-12-2016 at 04:00:14 am
Next Story

Kolkata: ED seizes documents from Parasmal Lodha’s residence, office

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments