The Bihar government has announced cash incentives for girls seeking jobs in the central and state governments. If female aspirants pass the preliminary exams conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) or the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC), the Nitish Kumar-led government would grant financial assistance to them. The financial incentive will aid candidates in their preparation for the main examination and interview.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar declared that all female aspirants who pass the state civil services prelims will receive a cash incentive of Rs 50,000, and those who pass the central civil services exams will receive an incentive of Rs 1 lakh. He stated that his government's move will undoubtedly inspire girls and women from all castes in the state to prepare for civil services.
In a meeting led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday, the Bihar Cabinet approved the proposal. The cabinet took 17 decisions during the meeting, and this was one of them.
Earlier, only applicants from the SC/ST and backward classes were eligible for incentives after passing the UPSC and BPSC preliminary exams. The Bihar government has now extended the incentive to all female job applicants in order to encourage women to prepare for government posts.
The Bihar government offers Rs 50,000 to all candidates who pass the BPSC preliminary examinations and Rs 1 lakh to all aspirants who pass the UPSC preliminary exams under the incentive scheme that is being run for many years.
Two days after CM Nitish Kumar made the announcement while giving a speech after raising the Tricolor at the Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Independence Day, the decision to grant financial incentives to female aspirants was made.