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.