The state government of Bihar has decided to follow its reservation policy while engaging professionals and other employees through outsourcing agencies.
The state cabinet of Bihar has approved reservations for persons with disabilities in government jobs and educational institutions. The provision has been brought in accordance with the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
The state government of Bihar has released Rs 1935 Cr to undertake relief operations in flood affected areas of the state.
During the review meeting, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held non-performing teachers responsible for the worsening education system in the state.
Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar Chief Minister with Bharatiya Janata Party as a partner of his Janata Dal-United.
After submitting his resignation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, Nitish Kumar told reporters outside Raj Bhawan that it has become difficult to run the Grand Alliance government in Bihar in the prevailing circumstances.
The Union government has decided to restore a 40-year-old project to do away with water woes in Bihar and Jharkhand.
Bihar CM announced that the state would be providing subsidy on power bill to consumers.
The international conference to discuss Buddhism in the 21st century was inaugurated in Bihar on 17 March 2017.
The Banana Research Centre is established to fulfil the aspirations of the banana growers of Vaishali.
The fiscal deficit of Bihar was estimated at Rs 18112 crore, which is 2.87 per cent of the gross state domestic product (GSDP) estimated at Rs 632180.00 crore.
The Bihar state cabinet made new amendments to the employee service rules on 15 February, barring government employees and judicial officers from consuming liquor anywhere in the state.
Besides Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, all teachers and students of schools and colleges were the participants of this human chain.
The Gender Resource Centre of Bihar’s Women Development Corporation will be organising the first of its kind festival.
The Bihar government has announced 50 per cent reservation in judicial services for EBCs, OBCs, STs and SCs.
The notification came two days after the Patna High Court quashed its order on banning alcohol consumption. The High Court quashed it by terming its provisions as ultra vires of the Constitution.
The court in its verdict said that the notification is ultra vires to the Constitution, hence it is not enforceable.
Justice Ansari had worked twice as Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court since December 2014 before being sworn in as its 39th Chief Justice. Justice Ansari retires on 29 October 2016.
The 9.8 kilometer long bridge will provide vital transport links between the northern and southern parts of Bihar and with neighboring Nepal.
Besides, CM Nitish Kumar also announced that he had in principle accepted the Charter of Demands submitted by the rescued child labour.
In December 2015, the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation hired NBCC to carry out the feasibility study and conditional assessment of the river for entry-level activities in Bihar.
The decision to ban sale and consumption of India Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) in municipal and town council areas with immediate effect was taken at a Cabinet meeting.
Budget lays special emphasis on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s election promises of fulfilling seven resolutions.
An overall net benefit of approximately 9000 crore rupees would accrue to the State by opting to participate in UDAY.
The initiative is a first of its kind project in the country as integrates evidence-based practices from the fields of social-emotional rearing, restorative justice, positive psychology and emotional intelligence.
The Bihar Government is already providing 35 percent reservation for women in recruitment as police constables and sub-inspectors and 50 percent reservation as primary school teachers and in the Panchayati Raj system.
The Commission issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Prisons of Bihar Government based on the report titled Prisons of Bihar: Status Report 2015.
This declaration means that no one can contest the Bihar panchayat elections scheduled in 2016 without having a toilet at their home.
The decision was made during the review meeting of the environment and forests department under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Patna Metro Rail project will be presented to the state cabinet for approval soon.