Bihar Government has formally approved 35 per cent reservation for women in government jobs in the state.
Decision in this regard was taken by state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna.
This 35 per cent reservation for women will be applicable to in all government jobs including reserved and unreserved category.
Presently state is already providing 35 percent reservation for women in recruitment as police constables and sub-inspectors. There is also 50 percent reservation for women as primary school teachers and in the Panchayati Raj system.
During 2015 state assembly election campaigning, Nitish Kumar who was chief ministerial candidate of the Grand Alliance comprising of Janata Dal-United (JDU), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Indian National Congress (INC) had promised 35 percent reservation for women in all government jobs if he formed a government again.