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Nitish Kumar recounts steps taken by him for empowerment of ladies in Bihar, seeks caste census | Patna Information

PATNA: Whereas welcoming the tabling of the Girls’s Reservation Invoice in Parliament on Tuesday, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar not solely recounted the steps taken by his authorities for empowerment of ladies within the state, but additionally reiterated his demand for caste census throughout the nation.
The JD(U) chief additionally advocated for quota inside quota for the backward and intensely backward girls.
“I’m of the agency opinion that inside the ambit of ladies’s reservation in Parliament, reservation also needs to be prolonged to the ladies from backward and intensely backward lessons,” Nitish mentioned in a press release issued on Tuesday night.
“As per the Invoice, the Census needs to be carried out and subsequently the delimitation of the electoral constituencies shall be performed. It’s only after these steps that the supply of the proposed Invoice could be applied. … The Census ought to have been accomplished on time. In reality, the Census ought to have been accomplished by 2021. Nonetheless, it’s nonetheless pending. We’re of the view that caste census also needs to be carried out together with the Census. Had the caste census been performed earlier, the reservation for girls belonging to backward and intensely backward lessons might have been applied instantly. It’s only then that ladies could be benefited in true sense,” the Bihar CM argued.
Whereas recounting the ‘historic steps’ taken by his successive governments for empowerment of girls in Bihar, Nitish mentioned, “We gave 50% reservation to girls in Panchayati Raj Establishments within the 12 months 2006. From 2007, we launched 50% reservation for girls in city native our bodies additionally. We did not cease at that. Since 2006, girls are being given 50% reservation in main instructor recruitment and from 2016, provision has been made for 35% reservation for girls in all authorities jobs.”
“We share this with delight and excessive satisfaction that in the present day the participation of ladies police personnel in Bihar is the very best within the nation. Additionally 33% seats are reserved for woman college students within the establishments below Medical, Engineering and Sports activities universities, a primary in India,” the Bihar CM mentioned.
“In our bid to empower girls, we began a venture named ‘JEEVIKA’ to organise girls into Self Assist Teams. The then Central authorities began the ‘Aajeevika’ programme on comparable strains. As of now, 10.47 lakh Self Assist Teams have been fashioned, having over 1.3 crore girls as JEEVIKA Didis throughout the state,” Nitish mentioned.


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