The Chief Minister informed the Assembly about these decisions of his government through a statement during Zero Hour.

In a bid to reach out to upper castes, Kumar announced his government's decision to pay Rs 10,000 as incentive to all students belonging to the upper castes who pass the matriculation examination in first division.

The incentive would be paid on annual basis. Scholarship would also be given to students of standard I to X hailing from upper castes whose parents' annual income is Rs 1.5 lakh or less, he said.

Kumar added a high-level committee to be headed by an officer equivalent to the rank of chief secretary has been tasked to submit a report in three months for regularisation of contractual workers in different sectors in the state.

Principal Secretaries of Finance, Education, Health, Road Construction, Water Resources and Law departments would be members of the committee.

There are more than three lakh contractual employees in Bihar in Education, Health and other sectors who have been agitating for regularisation of job.

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