New provisions of Reservation Act have been implemented in Bihar. As soon as the Reservation Amendment Bill got the approval of the Governor on Tuesday, the government has issued its notification. Apart from this, the government has also issued orders to implement the provisions of Reservation (Amendment) Act-2023 in all government departments. For this, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar had also called a high level meeting of officials on Tuesday.
In Bihar, caste based census was conducted with the consent of all the parties. After this report came, a proposal was made to increase the reservation limit to 75 percent in Bihar Assembly and Bihar Legislative Council. After this bill was passed in both the houses, the Governor also approved it and its gazette was published. Now instructions have been issued to all departments to implement the amended provisions of the Reservation Act.
Every poor family will get two lakh rupees
In the caste based census, the economic condition of the people was also assessed. On this basis, it was decided that an assistance amount of Rs 2 lakh will be provided to every poor family in Bihar. Landless families will be given assistance of Rs 1 lakh to purchase land to build houses. Apart from this, under the Sustainable Livelihood Scheme, each beneficiary will be given a benefit of up to Rs 2 lakh.
Self-help groups will be formed in cities also
Now self-help groups will be formed in cities also. It was told in the high level review meeting that till now 1 crore 30 lakh Jeevika Didis have joined the self-help groups in the state, now a target has been set to connect 1 crore 50 lakh Jeevika Didis with the self-help groups. Principal Secretary to CM Mr. Deepak Kumar, Chief Secretary Mr. Aamir Subhani, Director General of Police Mr. R.S. Bhatti etc. were present in the meeting.
Nitish Kumar had announced on 7th November
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar had announced to increase the scope of reservation in Bihar on 7 November. Under this, it was proposed to increase the reservation limit in Bihar from 60 percent to 75 percent. Soon after this, the Nitish cabinet approved it and got it passed in both the houses on 9 November.