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Backward classes panel urges govt to carry out OBC count in Census

April 02, 2021 2:59 am

NCBC secretary Anand Kumar on Thursday sent the recommendation to the Social Justice Ministry Secretary.

Former NCBC chief: Without caste census, OBC sub-categorisation not scientific

February 25, 2021 1:30 am

Justice Eswaraiah says if the government wants to sub-categorise the OBCs in order to give them justice, it should either publicise the data of Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC)-2011 or it should conduct a caste census.

Central OBC list: Jharkhand sends 36 names, some castes already in list

September 22, 2020 4:52 am

Currently in Jharkhand, OBCs constitute roughly 46% of the population and have a reservation quota of 14%.

Madhya Pradesh passes Bill to raise OBC quota to 27%, overall 73%

July 24, 2019 3:18 am

Prior to the Lok Sabha elections 2019, the Kamal Nath-led Congress government had passed an ordinance to increase reservation for OBCs from 14 per cent to 27 per cent.

Report cited by govt for 10% quota ruled out use of creamy layer as cut-off for EWS

January 12, 2019 4:02 am

The 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill for granting 10 per cent EWS reservation was passed by both Houses of Parliament this week but several members and political parties raised the issue of how the Rs 8-lakh cut-off subverts the principle of social justice.

Panel to examine OBC sub-categorisation seeks third extension

August 01, 2018 2:59 am

The five-member panel, constituted in October 2017, was to complete its task of sub-categorising 5000-odd castes in the central OBC list so as to ensure “more equitable distribution” of opportunities in central government jobs and educational institutions.

Govt seeks review of SC’s Jat quota order

April 02, 2015 3:45 am

The government moved to file a review petition days after a delegation of Jat leaders met Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week.

OBC candidates break quota barrier: 4,085 in common merit list

June 20, 2014 12:09 pm

Last year too, more OBC candidates or 4,183 had qualified as compared to the number of seats available (2,599). The number of OBCs who made it to the common merit list, however, was only 1,145.

Jat quota: Government says not bound by panel’s view, decision in public interest

May 01, 2014 2:51 am

It claimed that the commission had not adequately taken into account the ground realities and the Cabinet therefore junked its advice.

SC refuses to stay govt decision on quota for Jats

April 09, 2014 11:49 pm

Says govt has sufficient material to justify move.