October 09, 2021 8:41 am
There are many technical, logistical and operational difficulties for the Centre. However, states are free to conduct a caste census
October 03, 2021 1:20 pm
S Irudaya Rajan, U S Mishra write: Collection of caste information while conducting census may dilute the exercise at the very least and send wrong signals regarding its purpose.
September 29, 2021 12:10 pm
The data shows that of an estimated 17.24 crore rural households, 44.4% were OBCs; 21.6% Scheduled Castes (SC); 12.3% Scheduled Tribes (ST) and 21.7% other social groups. Of the total rural households, 9.3 crore or 54% are agricultural households.
September 27, 2021 10:29 am
If caste wise data is not collected, there is a "danger" of reservation for OBCs "disappearing" over the next few years and hence, caste wise enumeration in Census is necessary and cannot be avoided, Pattali Makkal Katchi founder leader S Ramadoss said.
September 28, 2021 7:20 am
Tejashwi Yadav writes: If inclusive development is the constitutional priority of our country, then we must demand the socio-economic caste enumeration and make it publicly available so that our development policies and programmes can be accordingly shaped.
September 27, 2021 7:04 am
JD(U) leader Rajiv Ranjan Singh asserts the 2020 poll results were not anti-Nitish, denies charges of political patronage in state water scheme contracts, and talks about why Prashant Kishor was let go.
September 26, 2021 8:31 pm
The visit came close on the heels of the Centre telling the Supreme Court that a caste census of backward classes is "administratively difficult and cumbersome" and excluding such information from the purview of Census is a "conscious policy decision."
September 26, 2021 6:36 am
“Anybody who questions the Centre comes under the scanner of investigating agencies. I would urge everybody to exercise caution in the current scenario,” Cabinet Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said.
September 25, 2021 7:24 pm
Addressing the conference, Chhagan Bhujbal said, “Anybody who questions the Centre, comes under the scanner of investigating agencies.”
September 25, 2021 4:34 pm
"It bears repeating for a brazenly callous government that the caste system, which Dr B R Ambedkar referred to as a system of graded inequality, has been a great source of disadvantage for a significantly large section of population,” Yadav wrote in his letter.