Sunday, Dec 04, 2022



UP to ask Centre to pass a law to include 17 OBC sub-castes in SC list

September 08, 2022 10:15 am

Allahabad High Court had quashed two orders of the UP government saying only Parliament has the power to add new castes to the Scheduled Castes list

Explained: How creamy layer among OBCs is determined; why its revision is stuck

August 07, 2021 9:08 am

During the Monsoon Session, MPs have raised questions about revising the criteria for defining the creamy layer among OBCs. What are the present criteria, and what is the government stand on revision?

The representation gap

July 24, 2015 12:00 am

Decline in number of OBC MPs shows that the classic tropes of backward class politics — quotas and simple descriptive representation — no longer work.

Centre may declare job quota for Jats

November 05, 2013 1:21 am

Attempt to counter Narendra Modi’s OBC identity politics.

PM sets up GoM on Jat quota issue

August 31, 2013 12:45 am

Finance Minister P Chidambaram will head the GoM

Less than Rs 2 lakh p.a. may make family EBC

July 11, 2013 10:07 pm

Centre is set to consider households with less than Rs 2 lakh p.a. as EBCs.

Sub-quota: Khurshid says will move SC next month

June 08, 2012 12:40 am

But HRD Ministry hints plea may be filed as soon as next week

SC quashes quota benefits for SCs,STs,OBCs in promotion

April 28, 2012 7:18 pm

SC terms the move UP govt move unconstitutional.

SC rejects plea against sub-quota

February 28, 2012 3:29 am

The Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea challenging Centre’s decision to carve out a 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities from within the existing 27 percent reservation for other backward classes in educational institutions