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Manoj Saunik is state’s new chief secretary

In the race for the top post along with Saunik was his batch mate and wife Sujata Saunik, which was reported by HT in a story titled, ‘Saunik vs Saunik: Who will be the next chief secretary of the state?’ on March 24. Sujata Saunik is ACS, general administration department. The third contender for the post was Nitin Kareer, additional chief secretary (revenue).

Saunik, a journalist-turned-bureaucrat, was the private secretary to the then union power minister Sushilkumar Shinde, from February 2006 to July 2009, and then in the department of defence production for two years, till November 2012. He has been heading the finance department since August 2019. He was in the competition for the post of CS during the MVA regime, but Srivastava was picked for the post by the then Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in February 2022. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 12:02 AM IST

Second phase of Bihar caste census to begin today

The second phase of the caste survey in Bihar will begin on Saturday and will cover 29.2 million families, according to officials in the state’s general administration department.

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Updated on Apr 15, 2023 12:14 AM IST
By, Patna

Not aware of any boycott call by teachers, caste survey to begin as per schedule: Officials

Several schoolteachers’ unions have given a call for boycotting the caste survey work in protest against the new rules rolled out by the state government for teacher recruitment a few days back.

An enumerator marks a house in Patna during the first leg of the caste survey in January. In the second leg of the survey an estimated 2.92 crore families to be covered across the state whose caste and socio-economic profile would be collated by enumerators through door-to-door visits till May 15. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 10:02 PM IST

TG writes to CM for mentioning them as ‘caste’, instead of gender for caste survey

Reshma Prasad, founder secretary of Dostana Safar, which espouses the concerns of members from the third gender community, in her letter to the CM, requested him to issue orders to mention TG as a gender; remove its reference as a caste, and to allow them to specify their caste at birth, along with their TG identity, during the survey.

BIhar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 10:42 PM IST

Twin suicides at Mantralaya trigger crowd-thinning measures

On an average, 15,000 visitors come to Matralaya on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays because the cabinet is held on Tuesdays and all ministers are present there in the first half of the week. For the rest of the week, the number of visitors thins down to about 10,000 per day, say state secretariat officials.

Mumbai, India - March 16, 2020: Visitors waiting outside Mantralaya after they were denied entry due to Coronavirus Preventive measure, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, March 16, 2020. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2023 01:15 AM IST
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