‘10% quota in Bihar government jobs soon’

  • | Saturday | 12th January, 2019

PATNA: Bihar JD(U) chief Bashishtha Narayan Singh said on Friday the state government would take “appropriate decision” with regard to implementing 10% quota for upper castes in government jobs “The entire proposal (in the form of Bill giving 10% quota to economically weaker sections among general category) is yet to come. The Bihar JD(U) chief said the then Bihar CM Karpoori Thakur gave 3% reservation in 1977 to economically weaker sections among the upper castes in the state.Singh said it was his party leader Nitish Kumar, the JD(U) national president, who set up a commission for upper castes. But so far I have not talked to any leader on phone. The state government would take an appropriate decision with regard to its implementation in state government jobs,” Singh told reporters here.The Parliament on Wednesday passed the Constitution Amendment Bill giving 10% quota in education and employment to economically weaker sections among the general category.While speaking to mediapersons at his residence, Singh said Bihar has already taken initiatives in this regard. Once I have a telephonic talk with them, I will let you (mediamen) know (about sending invitations to them).”Earlier, RJD leader Jageshwar Rai, along with 400 supporters from Vaishali district, joined the JD(U) in the presence of Singh and other leaders.

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