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Gujarat: PAAS leaders meet OBC panel chief, seek survey of Patidars

According to Panara, they told the Commission’s chairperson to first conduct a suvey of the Patidar community and then decide on its own, if to give the community separate reservation or to include them within the 27 per cent OBC quota.

OBC sub-categorisation panel gets 4th extension

The panel is mandated to divide 5,000-odd castes in the central OBC list into sub-categories for “more equitable distribution” of opportunities in central government jobs and educational institutions.


Quota for Marathas? Commission made 'favourable recommendations' in report to Maharashtra govt

According to a government source, the report has made favourable recommendations on the demands of the Maratha community for reservation in government jobs and educational institutions, without disturbing the quota granted to Other Backward Classes (OBC).

MP comes up with software to ensure quota benefits reach needy SC/ST, OBC members

The software-based method, Weighted Indexing System (WIS), would help weed out the elite among the members of the SCs, STs and OBCs, thus providing space for the real needy within these communities, said Mahatme.

BJP’s OBC push in UP: Each district to have road named after Karpoori Thakur

Thakur, who passed away in 1988, is considered one of the leading architects of the political mobilisation of extremely backward classes (EBCs) in Bihar.

Haryana: High Court quashes quota within quota for Backward Classes category

The division bench further said that the government decision is not substantiated by any verifiable data to establish the social backwardness of the people who it intends to benefit with the sub-classification.


BJP chief Amit Shah hails OBC bill, terms it 'historic'

It will now need to be passed by the Rajya Sabha before it is implemented.

OBC status for Marathas possible, govt should get a law passed in Parliament: Former Bombay HC judge

Justice (retd) Kolse-Patil says Maharashtra government needs to step forward, discuss issues.

OBC ‘creamy layer’ income ceiling raised to eight lakh rupees in Maharashtra

The decision will benefit students representing OBC,  Special Backward Caste and Nomadic Tribe categories in education scholarships and other benefits. The decision follows a similar decision taken by the Centre.

BJP's OBC commission pitch to counter Congress in Gujarat, Karnataka

Alpesh Thakore had also met BJP chief Amit Shah some time ago before he made his announcement on Saturday after meeting Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

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Why the Maratha agitation keeps coming back

The Marathas, a third of the population of Maharashtra, began to agitate for their demands a little less than two years ago. While the current phase of renewed protests ended, the agitation is far from over.

Kanpur: Upper caste community holds ‘semi-nude’ protest demanding reservation

Kanpur, Feb 24 (ANI): After the protests by the Jat community of Haryana demanding reservation in the other backward classes (OBC) category, upper caste people in Kanpur held a semi-nude protest demanding reservation. The protestors critised Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for all the fake promises. The protesters raised slogans against BJP.


Jat unrest: Security forces teargassed protestors at Munak Canal

Delhi-Haryana Border, Feb 21 (ANI): The security forces on Sunday used tear gas shells to disperse protestors at the Munak Canal on the Delhi-Haryana border amid the ongoing pro-reservation protest by the Jat community. The security personnel deployed on the site are trying to remove the agitators, who are protesting from the last seven days. The Jat protestors have also blocked NH 8 near Jaisinghpur Khera of Rewari district. Meanwhile, the police baton charged the protestors, who have blocked the NH 2 in Faridabad. At least 10 people have been killed and 150 injured as protests by the Jat community in Haryana demanding status for Other Backward Classes (OBC) continued for the seventh day.