Bihar Cabinet Gives Nod to Caste-Based Census

NATIONAL

The Cabinet of Bihar headed by theChief Minister approved a proposal to start a caste-based headcount in the state for people belonging to every religion, caste and sub-castes. 

The approved caste-based census’ main objective is to carry out developmental work for the people who are deprived in the state.

To perform the census, the state cabinet has approved Rs.500 crores from the contingency fund and will conduct this census from its own resources.

The census will be conducted by the general administration department at the state level and will be completed by February next year. The District Magistrate of the concerned district has been appointed as the nodal officer for conducting the caste-based census at the district level.

During the census, the economic status of families would also be studied and the progress of the census will be apprised from time to time to the leaders of various parties in the Vidhan Sabha.

Proper training will also be imparted to people who will be involved in the process of conducting the caste-based census.

The state government will also publish the data related to the census through advertisements in newspapers, ensure that all details are shared with all the stakeholders and anybody who has been left out can approach the authorities. 

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • The Cabinet of Bihar headed by the Chief Minister approved a proposal to start a caste-based headcount in the state.
  • The state cabinet approved Rs.500 crores from the contingency fund to conduct a census for the people belonging to every religion, caste and sub-castes. 
  • The approved caste-based census’ main objective is to carry out developmental work for the people who are deprived in the state.
  • The District Magistrate of the concerned district has been appointed as the nodal officer for conducting the caste-based census at the district level.
  • After completion of the exercise, the work of planning and implementing the development of different castes will be done on the basis of the data that will be presented.

   Facts to know:

  • Capital of Bihar: Patna.
  • Chief Minister of Bihar: Mr.Nitish Kumar.
  • Governor of Bihar: Mr.Phagu Chauhan.
  • State Bird of Bihar: House Sparrow.
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