The State Cabinet on Tuesday gave its nod for introduction of 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections among the general category in all technical institutions including State-run-Government engineering colleges, engineering colleges running on public private partnership (PPP) mode and private engineering colleges from coming academic session. The new reservation policy will be implemented from academic session 2019-20.
The new academic session at engineering colleges in State is likely to commence from August this year. As per the Cabinet nod, the engineering colleges have been allowed to increase 10 per cent seats so that the current reservation roaster (50 per cent reservation for SC/ST and OBC) is not affected.
State Cabinet Coordination department Secretary (in-charge) Ajoy Kumar Singh said, “The 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections among general category is going to be introduced in technical institutions from next academic session starting on August.” Singh further said, “The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) which is apex advisory body for technical education in country has allowed engineering colleges in State to increase 10 per cent seats in their respective institutions so as to accommodate candidates belonging from economically weaker sections among the general category.”
As per today’s Cabinet nod if the any department in any engineering college has total 60 sanctioned seats then the number of seats will go up to 66 after today’s Cabinet decision.
The State Cabinet today also gave its nod for bringing an amendment in SC/ST and OBC reservation 2001 mandating introduction of 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections among the general category in government jobs and education institutions. Prior to Lok Sabha election the State Government had introduced 10 per cent reservation but it was through an ordinance.
The State Cabinet also gave its nod assigning power to circle officers (CO) for issuing of domicile certificate. Singh said, “With today’s Cabinet nod apart from Sub Divisional Officer (SDOs), the Circle Officers (CO) too have been granted power to issue domicile certificate.”
The State Cabinet also gave approval for amendment in Jharkhand State Universities (Amendment) Act, 2018 for the constitution of Baba Baidyanath Sanskrit University in Deoghar. The Cabinet’s approval assume importance as recently Chief Minister Raghubar Das had met Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' with the demand for setting up Sanskrit university in State. With setting up separate Sanskrit University, all Sanskrit Colleges which were earlier affiliated with Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh now will come under new varsity Baba Baidyanath Sanskrit University, Deoghar.
The Cabinet also gave its nod to lease out around 2500 hectares of land in Kiriburu (West Singhbhum) to Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) for iron mining for period till March 2030.
The Cabinet also gave its nod for transfer of 9.72 km rural road in Deoghar district to road construction department for construction of new roads at an estimated cost of Rs 28.2 crore. Similarly transfer of rural road at Hesla (Giridih) will be made to road construction department and construction of 29.92 km road will be made at an estimated cost of Rs 69 crore. In today’s Ccabinet decision all together 17 agendas from departments of energy, rural development department, planning and finance department and Department of Personnel, Administrative Reforms & Rajbhasha and others were given nod.