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Bihar cabinet okays reservations in outsourced services

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, said Brajesh Mehrotra, principal secretary of Cabinet Secretariat Department.

By: PTI | Patna |
November 1, 2017 8:27:41 pm
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The Bihar cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to introduce reservations in all services being provided in the state by way of outsourcing. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, said Brajesh Mehrotra, principal secretary of Cabinet Secretariat Department.

Among other proposals approved at Wednesday’s meeting were allocation of Rs 150.64 crore for setting up of eight training centres at many Bihar Military Police centres, where 8,000 newly recruited police personnel (including women) will be trained, Mehrotra said. He said a total amount of Rs 52 crore has been sanctioned out of Bihar Contingency Fund for make-shift tent cities in Patna in fiscal 2017-18, for the closing ceremony of ‘Prakash Parv’, a year-long celebration of the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.

The tent cities will come up at Kangan ghat and Patna by-pass with a capacity of housing 5,000 and 35,000 visitors, respectively. In a bid to give a boost to technical education in the state, the cabinet also approved 70 posts for teaching staff and 76 for non-teaching ones at two newly-approved polytechnics at West Champaran and Aurangabad districts, the principal secretary said.

In addition, 40 gazetted teaching posts and 16 non-gazetted ones have been cleared at six other polytechnics across the state for the purpose of running new diploma courses, Mehrotra added.

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