Bihar issues notifications for raising quota from 50 to 65 pc; CM lays stress on implementation

Updated: Nov 21 2023 8:04PM

Patna, Nov 21 (PTI) The Nitish Kumar government on Tuesday issued gazette notifications for raising the quota for deprived castes from 50 to 65 per cent in state government jobs and educational institutions.

The notifications were issued after Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar gave his assent to two bills, paving the way for implementing the new quota system, officials said.

"Provisions of the hiked quotas in state government jobs and educational institutions should be implemented in letter and spirit for the benefit of those who need it," the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said in a statement.