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Patna : Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on November 6, 2017, justified his government’s decision to introduce reservation in outsourced services. Nitish said that the provision was brought in accordance with Bihar Reservation Act 2003.
According to this Act, Nitish said, if the government hires somebody for its work even if through an outsourcing company, and pays salary from its coffers, then the quota system prevailing in the state will apply.
“If the government awards a contract to some agency for undertaking a work, then the contractor will not be bound by quota policy since he will be hiring and he will be paying. But, in case of outsourced services availed of by the government, the rules will be obviously different,” Nitish said on the sidelines of his weekly ‘Lok Samvad’ at his official residence 1, Anne Marg.
Nitish said, “We in principle favour reservation in private sector too. But, for that parliament has to take initiative in accordance with provisions of the Constitution.”

BJP Rajya Sabha member Dr CP Thakur had last week questioned the decision saying it may lead to public resentment and a drop in investment in the state.


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