The Bihar cabinet cleared a proposal on Wednesday to alter service rules forbidding government staff from consuming liquor anywhere in the state following the ban which was imposed in the state in April, 2016. As per the new provision, all government workers, including those from the judicial services, will be barred from consuming liquor according to the amendment in service rules.
The change has been made in the Bihar Government Servants Conduct Rules, 1976 and Bihar Judicial Officers Conduct Rules, 2017.
The Cabinet Secretary Brajesh Malhotra informed the reporters about the suggestion passed amending service rules. He said that 1976 service rules for government servants prohibited them from consuming liquor or any other kind of drugs or intoxicants at workplace only.
But now after the alteration, they have been banned from consuming any of these items anywhere in the entire state.