April 18, 2024
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Judicial appointment: Bihar to give 50% reservation in judicial services

In a historic decision taken by the Bihar government, it has cleared a proposal seeking nearly fifty per cent reservation in the state judicial services. As per the report, the Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar, and his cabinet ministers have approved two important proposals: the Bihar Uchcha Nyayik Seva  (Sansodhan) Niymawali and Bihar Asainik Seva (Sansodhan) Niymawali. Once these proposals are implemented, there will be fifty per cent reservation in the subordinate and superior judicial services for direct appointments in the state. It is learned that judicial magistrates and munsif magistrates are the important posts under the subordinate services while additional judges and district judges posts come under superior judicial services. Presently, the state government provides nearly twenty-seven per cent reservations in the subordinate services. Notably, the authorities give no reservation in the superior judicial services at this moment. The state of Bihar has numerous marginalised classes and casts. The preponderance of this marginalised communities are living in poverty. It is very important to give the reservation assistance to the ailing classes or castes or communities in order to bring them up towards the mainstream of the society. Providing judicial reservation to the marginalised community will, to an extent, eliminate any kind of discrimination practised by a socially powerful class or caste. Identifying these facts, some senior bureaucrats have welcomed the move, saying that it is a historic decision. The vital move comes in the wake of the Supreme Court judgement in the State of Bihar vs Dayanand Singh case. The new policy will give twenty-one per cent reservation for EBC community, twelve per cent reservation for OBC, sixteen per cent reservation for Scheduled Cast and one per cent reservation for Scheduled Tribe. Anyway, noteworthy, there will be nearly thirty-five per cent reservation for women in all categories.


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