Around 700 BTech and MTech passouts received their degrees at the annual convocation of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Patna on Sunday. Most had been placed in companies with hefty pay packages, while others planned to pursue higher education from premier institutions.
An enhanced flow of information with the advent of radio, television, and now social media, has raised the aspirations of the working class who want to acquire modern gadgets and so crave higher wages. This has led to regimes being more repressive rather than sympathetic to the demands of the wage-earning work force.
Chief minister Nitish Kumar, while attending the 4th governing council meeting of Niti Aayog on Sunday, suggested a general amnesty for people jailed for petty crimes, women prisoners or prisoners above 60 years of age, to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi next year.
Bihar Engineering Services Association (Besa) on Sunday demanded regular appointment of engineers, citing that more than half the posts had been lying vacant. The group rejected the state government's flood preparations, labelling them "unrealistic till the manpower crunch was addressed in various departments".