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Mandal Commission


V P Singh, 8th Prime Minister who implemented Mandal panel report

May 24, 2022 8:00 pm

Singh rose to the country's top post as a leader of the Janata Dal, which he founded in 1988. He began his political journey with the Congress party in late 1960s in Allahabad.

How do we address the complicated claims of backwardness by various politically powerful castes?

July 16, 2021 8:03 am

Suhas Palshikar writes: It's a task best left to a third backward classes commission. The question is, are we ready for it?

Ram Vilas Paswan was an advocate of Mandal and coalition politics. Both face irrelevance

October 12, 2020 9:05 am

Paswan’s death is another reminder that the wheel is now coming around a full circle, both on “Mandal” and coalition politics, the two themes of the last 25 years, of which he was an advocate.

What's left of the 'Mandal moment', politically and socially, now?

August 22, 2020 10:41 am

Rise of Hindutva politics and contradictions within OBC spectrum have exhausted the silent political revolution. Unfulfilled promise of job quotas may lead to a revival.

Amid demands for more reservation, OBC picture unclear

January 09, 2019 2:41 am

The Mandal Commission report of 1980 estimated the OBC population at 52 per cent based on the 1931 Census. The National Sample Survey Organisation data of 2006 shows the OBC population at 41 per cent, but it was only an estimate based on sample data.

Quota for poor: Constitutional and social issues, implications

January 09, 2019 10:15 am

Justice Jeevan Reddy in the Mandal judgment held that “a backward class cannot be determined only and exclusively with reference to economic criterion. It may be a consideration or basis along with and in addition to social backwardness, but it can never be the sole criterion...”

Hot Off the Press

October 18, 2018 12:15 am

The comic play, Front Page, is an adaptation of a classic production of Broadway. It is being presented in Hindi by Dramatech, a theatre group founded by ex-IITians in 1985.

OBC count to be part of Census 2021, 3 decades after Mandal Commission

September 01, 2018 7:17 am

The latest move is likely to put an end to the longstanding demand from political parties to update the previous caste-based census conducted 87 years ago, in 1931, by the British.

No chief named month after govt formed OBC list restructure panel

September 28, 2017 1:57 am

The commission is to be set up under Article 340 of the Constitution.

After Mandal

April 23, 2016 12:16 am

A new alignment of incentives and unrest is emerging . It could make reservations an important political axis