Bihar Government approves 50 % reservation in judicial services

Bihar Government has declared 50% reservation in all judicial services for aspirants belonging to the Extremely Backward Classes (EBCs), Other Backward Classes (OBCs), Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). This reservation will be in both Superior Judicial Services and Subordinate Judicial Services of the State. Aspirants belonging to EBCs will get 21%reservation, OBCs will have 12% reservations, Scheduled Castes will have 16% reservation and Scheduled Tribes will get 1% reservation. In all categories, there will be 35% ‘horizontal reservation’ for women and 1% reservation for disabled persons. This decision was taken in view of  the Supreme Court order in the State of Bihar versus Dayanand Singh case (September 2016) and after approval of Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC).