BIHAR CABINET on Friday gave nod to the 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections(EWS), in the state. The government would table a new bill regarding implementation of EWS quota in the coming budget session.
The state government had two options – to implement it through an executive quota or through a bill. It chose the latter.
The state government has decided to follow the Central government model of 10 per cent EWS quota for general category people having less than Rs 8 lakh annual income.
JD (U) spokesperson Sanjay Singh said: “The state cabinet, by giving nod to EWS quota implementation, has reiterated its commitment towards the poor among upper castes.
The state government has already been giving education scheme benefits to the poor among upper castes having annual income of less than Rs 1.5 lakh in wake of state upper caste commission recommendations,” he added.
Earlier, Bihar advocate general Lalit Kishor said that the government discussed legality of EWS quota and decided in favour of tabling a bill to make it legally sound.