Bihar Cabinet nod for 35% reservation for women in police
Patna: The Bihar Cabinet on Tuesday gave nod to reservation of 35 per cent seats for women in recruitment for constable and sub-inspectors in the police department.
A decision to this effect was taken at a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
As part of the decision, 35 per cent seats would be earmarked for women in reserved as well non-reserved categories, Principal Secretary Cabinet coordination Brajesh Malhotra told reporters.
He said this reservation for women would be in addition to the three per cent already existing for women belonging to backward class.
Malhotra said in other important decisions, the Bihar Cabinet decided to adopt ox as state animal, house sparrow as state bird, peepal tree and marigold as state tree and flower respectively.
It cleared 12 proposals of different departments.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Will Akhilesh-Rahul alliance be able to trump BJP in UP elections?
- J&K: LeT militant gunned down by security forces in Bandipora
- Etah: School bus collides with truck, several children killed
- Highlights - India vs England 2nd ODI in Cuttack
- DNA: Will multi-level car parking system across India help reduce traffic jams?
- World's 30 most dynamic cities: Check out the full list
- China State TV said that its troops can reach New Delhi in 48 hours in war scenario; Indians slay it with their replies
- WATCH: Kieron Pollard's incredible one-handed six demoralises Fawad Ahmed
- IND vs ENG, 2nd ODI: Yuvraj Singh silences critics with 14th ODI hundred, fourth against England — WATCH
- Jallikattu protests continue in Tamil Nadu, sea of protesters camp on Marina beach