Reforms in Bihar

Bihar government has got a total of 111 proposals from investors, of which, 25 have been approved, State Industry Minister Gautam Singh said on Tuesday.

Replying to a short notice question of RJD’s Bhim Singh, Minister of State for Industries (Independent Charge) Gautam Singh told the legislative council that the state government was receiving an encouraging response from investors in the country and from abroad. Of the total 111 investment proposals received so far, the state industrial board has approved 25 of them, the minister said. He, however, did not divulge the names of the investors or the fields they evinced interest in.

Education Reforms in Bihar

Bihar has taken the lead in starting the process of adopting a uniform educational system and has constituted a Common School System (CSS) Commission to look into its long-term implementation.

The three-member commission is to submit a report within nine months and will focus on ways to introduce the Common School System (CCS) that aims at providing uniform education without discrimination based on one’s economic condition to all boys and girls of state.

‘No other state has constituted a CSS commission till date and it is the first concrete step to achieve the goal of education for all,’ said State Human Resources Minister Brishen Patel Tuesday.

He said that the nine-month-old Nitish Kumar government was keen to start the CSS in the state as early as possible. ‘We would be the first to introduce CSS also,’ he claimed.

In another development Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), which has come a long way in educating the people of Bihar, is now busy preparing the educational roadmap of the state.

The Union human resources development ministry has entrusted IGNOU with the task of improving the dismal educational scenario of the state. IGNOU regional Director Ram Chandra told TOI here that the vice chancellors of all the universities in the state are being directed by the governor to instruct the principals of all the colleges under their administrative jurisdiction to provide necessary facilities to IGNOU study centres.

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