Reservation for girl students

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Reservation for girl students

  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced 33.3 % reservation for girl students in engineering & medical colleges of the state.
  • The 33.3% quota for girls would be introduced from the coming academic session (2021-22).
  • With this, Bihar will become the first state in the country to provide a 33.3% quota to girls in technical colleges.

The Bihar government has been planning to bring two new Bills

  1. Bihar Engineering Universities Bill
  2. Bihar Medical Education Bill

These bills will give formal shape to the proposal

  • The Nitish-led government had in 2006 reserved 50 per cent seats for girls in primary schools and 35 percent in secondary schools at the panchayat levels.
  • The state has also reserved 35 percent jobs for women in the police and 33 percent in other government jobs.
  • To encourage girls to pursue higher education, the state gives a cash incentive of Rs 50,000 to those who pass their graduation.
  • Women-centric schemes such as bicycles and school uniforms for girls were hugely popular and later extended to boys.