Arun Kumar is Senior Assistant Editor with Hindustan Times. He has spent two-and-half decades covering Bihar, including politics, educational and social issues.
Articles by Arun Kumar
“When the 14th Finance Commission has rejected the very concept of ‘special category status’ and it cannot be given to any state, the cabinet nod to send proposal to the Centre is a mere political stunt”
To be sure, the total quantum of reservation in jobs and educational institutions will stand at 75%, after taking into account the 10% quota for economically weaker sections
Under the new provisions, based on the findings of the landmark caste survey in the state, the quota for scheduled (SC) goes up to 20%, while that of scheduled tribe (ST) to 2%, extremely backward classes (EBC) to 25% and other backward classes (OBC) to 18%.
Under the new provision the quota for Scheduled Caste (SC) goes up to 20%, while that of Scheduled Tribe (ST) to 2%, Extremely Backward Classes (EBC) to 25% and OBC to 18%
Manjhi become the chief minister in May 2014, when Kumar had stepped down owning moral responsibility for the JD(U)’s drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections
The proposal, however, may well end up before the courts since it breaches the 50% cap fixed by the Supreme Court in the 1992 Indra Sawhney case.
Experts weigh in on how the caste census data shared by Nitish Kumar can have an impact at a national level
BJP legislators trooped into the well demanding resignation of CM for “obscene” remarks. Marshals were called in as some of the members also lifted reporters’ table and chair.
The Bihar CM announced plans to increase reservation to 75% after a landmark caste survey revealed the economic disparities among different communities.
Chief minister Nitish Kumar told the state assembly that his government would bring a Bill in the ongoing winter session of the legislature to effect the quota hike
Bihar chief minister Nitsh Kumar said the increase in quota will allow OBC and EBC to have larger share in tune with their population
The socio-economic report said more than 5 million people from Bihar were living outside the state in search of livelihood or better education opportunities
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On November 2, chief minister Nitish Kumar will distribute provisional appointment letters to the newly recruited teachers at a mega function at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan
Chief minister Nitish Kumar is scheduled to distribute appointment letters to around 25,000 newly recruited teachers at the Gandhi Maidan in Patna.
His comments came after the RJD chief said that the after-caste survey in Bihar, the countdown for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government had begun
Chief minister Nitish Kumar will hand over 25,000 provisional appointment letters to the successful candidates at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on November 2 after the completion of counselling
President Droupadi Murmu encouraged the youth of Bihar to set global standards at the local level, highlighting the achievements of the state's people in the fourth Industrial Revolution. She also praised the empowerment of girls in education and the rich legacy of Bihar in producing talented individuals. The President emphasized the importance of the youth in contributing to the country's progress and addressing challenges such as climate change. The Governor stressed the need for timely exams and results in state universities. The Central University of South Bihar received the highest A++ grade from NAAC and is striving for excellence in education.
Despite the announcement of results by the BPSC in the single largest recruitment exercise, the quest for qualified teachers for Bihar schools will continue.
The appointment letters to the successful candidates will be distributed at a programme organised at the Gandhi Maidan in Patna on November 2.
The development comes a day after the BPSC started publishing the results of the teachers’ recruitment exam (TRE) in a phased manner from Tuesday
The teachers' training in Bihar, which was criticized for clashing with the Navratri festival, has been cancelled due to "unavoidable reasons."
The timing of the training, as it coincides with the 10-day Durga Puja that started on October 15, drew severe political backlash in the state
A notification for the session was issued on Monday days after chief minister Nitish Kumar said the educational and social-economic data of the survey would be tabled in the House
CNLU vice chancellor Prof Faizan Mustafa on Sunday presented the revamp plan for the institution both in terms of academics as well as infrastructure.
Azad is the son of former Bihar chief minister Bhagwat Jha Azad. He had also unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha election once in 2014 from Godda
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar referred to the representation of over 50% of women in panchayati raj institutions and added the change is to be seen to be believed
Bihar’s working teachers, around 3.5 lakh in number and appointed since 2006, had been demanding government employee status and they had also carried out agitation in support of their demands
Details collected during the caste survey, including the educational and socio-economic data, would be placed before the House during the forthcoming winter session of the state legislature.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said the government circulate all the details of the state’s caste survey to all the members in the legislative assembly for their feedback and then the future course of action will be decided