Bihar Will Soon Achieve Target Of Providing 10 Lakh Government Jobs: Governor

Patna: Bihar remains steadfast in its commitment to delivering 10 lakh government jobs and the target will be achieved soon, Governor Rajendra V Arlekar said on Friday. Addressing the Republic Day event held at Gandhi Maidan in Patna, Governor Rajendra V Arlekar said that Bihar, in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav has already offered government employment to 3.63 lakh individuals with ongoing recruitment initiatives.

“The Bihar government will soon achieve the target of providing 10 lakh government jobs… The state government is working in this direction as 3 lakh more posts in different departments have been created. The government has so far provided jobs to 3.63 lakh people in the state, and the recruitment drive is on,” he said.

Apart from government jobs, the state government was also working to create 10 lakh employment opportunities for people in other sectors, and has already created 5 lakh such opportunities, he added.

“The state government recently approved financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh each to about 94 lakh poor families for entrepreneurship and self-employment under the Chief Minister Small Entrepreneur Scheme. The government is committed to the overall development of the socially and economically weaker sections of the society,” the governor said.

“The government recently raised the quotas for deprived castes from 50 to 65 per cent in state government jobs and educational institutions… and has requested the Centre for placing these legislations in the ninth schedule of Constitution to make them immune to legal scrutiny,” he said.

Governor Arlekar also highlighted various social welfare initiatives undertaken by the state government.

“Crime has been curbed, and we aim to maintain this trend in the future. Bihar enjoys an atmosphere of social and communal harmony,” the Governor said.

Expressing gratitude, the governor thanked PM Narendra Modi for the Centre’s decision to honor former CM Karpoori Thakur with the Bharat Ratna.

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“Thakur dedicated his life to the service of the poor and marginalized. This prestigious award is a fitting tribute to his lifelong commitment to uplift the underprivileged and his unwavering struggle for social justice. I extend my heartfelt thanks to the PM for bestowing the Bharat Ratna upon Karpoori Thakur,” he said.

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