Bihar pitches for OBC quota in lower judiciary
The Bihar government on Sunday made a strong pitch for reservation to OBCs in lower judiciary, saying a “different yardstick” should not be applied to it in the issue as a number of states already have provisions for quota for the backward classes in lower courts and government services.
“The state government has taken positive steps to provide reservation to backward classes in lower judiciary but the honourable High Court (Patna) has not given its consent to the proposal. It is significant to note that reservation is being provided to backward classes in lower judiciary and government services in other states,” CM Nitish Kumar said. He added: “There is no proper reason for applying a different yardstick to Bihar. Hence, the proposal to provide quota to backward classes in lower judiciary should also be accepted.”