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OBC reservation


Government will appeal in Supreme Court to retain elected OBC candidates in Zila Parishad polls: Pawar

March 06, 2021 3:20 am

“The advocate general's legal team in Delhi will appeal the matter in the Supreme Court. Ever since the implementation of OBC reservation in 1994... the state government has enforced it in letter and spirit,” Pawar added.

Filing review plea on SC's OBC quota ruling an option: Ajit

March 05, 2021 1:56 pm

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar Pawar said the MVA government is committed to OBC reservation and added that if the court verdict impacts all zilla parishads, the the issue will be discussed with political parties and legal experts to arrive at a solution.

In Upper House, YSRCP MP calls for vote on private member’s Bill on OBCs

July 13, 2019 1:17 am

The government, which opposes the Bill, does not have a majority in the Upper House. But on Friday, with opposition benches near empty, the Bill would have been stuck, but that would have meant that BJP would vote against a Bill which seeks reservation for OBCs, which would have been bad optics.

A higher exclusion

December 08, 2018 12:30 am

A survey shows Indian campuses are more inclusive than before, but a lot of ground needs to be covered still

Maharashtra: Marathas set to get quota under new OBC sub-category

November 17, 2018 12:48 am

Since existing reservation to SC, ST, OBC and VJNT (Vimukta Jati and Nomadic tribes) together constitute 49 per cent, the government will have to use the legislation route to accommodate the 16 per cent quota of the Marathas. At present, the reservation limit of the state stands at 52 per cent.

Supreme Court refuses to stay Rajasthan govt bill on OBC reservation

November 16, 2017 7:16 pm

"In our considered opinion, the order passed by the high court staying the legislative process is totally uncalled for and, therefore, that part of the impugned order is stayed," the bench said.

Vadodara: In show of strength, Rajputs now raise pitch for quota

September 11, 2015 2:47 am

On Thursday the community held a public address in the Navlakhi compound with thousands of young community members participating.

Jats now in OBC list for central quota

March 02, 2014 11:31 pm

Cabinet also clears special status for Seemandhra.

Paswan against creamy layer in OBC reservation

May 19, 2013 3:13 am

Rajya Sabha MP and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan Saturday demanded doing away with the ‘creamy layer’ among the OBCs pending 27 per cent government jobs are filled up with members from these classes.

Protesters enter Shinde house,142 arrested,13 cops suspended

April 11, 2013 1:56 am

Hundreds of protesters,mainly Jats,had gathered,demanding 27% reservation under OBC category.


Patels hold mega rally for OBC quota demand

August 25, 2015 5:02 pm

The Patel community on Tuesday (August 25) warned that if they are not made eligible for quota, the BJP government in Gujarat will face consequences in 2017 polls.