November 26, 2020

Decision on BPSC pending exams soon: Minister

Patna: The state government will soon hold a meeting with top officials of Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) to clear the backlog of appointment of civil servants at the earliest.

Replying to a question of Baidyanath Prasad (BJP), finance minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav admitted the delay in these appointments due to certain circumstances, including court cases and delay in roaster clearance.

Intervening during minister’s reply, leader of opposition in the council, Sushil K Modi, said the 57th to 60th joint examination of the BPSC could not be held till date. He also said the results of 56th Bihar civil service examination were published in July last year. Since then, BPSC has not conducted any examination, Modi said.

He also said thousands of examinees have suffered due to delay in the examination. The minister said a high-level meeting is scheduled to expedite the pending examinations.

Master plan: The much awaited master plan of Patna would soon be placed before the cabinet. Replying to a question of Satyendra N Singh Kushwaha (BJP), urban development and housing department (UDHD) minister Samrat Choudhary said in the council the draft master plan of the state capital was ready.

The minister said it would be placed for seeking public opinion and suggestions only after getting clearance from the cabinet. The general public can give their suggestions for the better planning of the city. “We will give two months’ time to the people before giving a final shape to the master plan,” he said.

Replying to a question of Sanjeev Shyam Singh (BJP), Samrat said the master plan of Bodh Gaya was prepared in 2007. Asking a supplementary, Singh said the 2007 master plan had already been rejected by the court. He sought to know when the government intended to make a fresh master plan for Bodh Gaya. He also said in the absence of a new master plan, some of the green areas have been converted into the residential complex ignoring the green area coverage.

Courtesy: TNN

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