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Reservation has failed to address social inequities, create opportunities for all

July 01, 2019 8:55 am

Creating more opportunities for everyone continues to remain the weakest link in India’s journey towards becoming a more equitable society.

‘Govt should review issue of quota in private sector’

May 12, 2019 5:34 am

During an interaction with mediapersons at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India in Gandhinagar, Kamble said, “PM Manmohan Singh in 2004 had told the industry that the government was thinking about reservation in private sector.”

Pune: Medical students to hold silent protest against ‘excessive quota’ in PG courses

April 10, 2019 5:22 am

Fifty per cent of the seats are reserved for SC/ST/VJ/NT/OBC categories. The 16 per cent reserved seats for socially and educationally backward classes (SEBC) quotas while 10 per cent total reserved seats for economically weaker section (EWS) quota.

Mumbai: In-house quota for junior colleges slashed from 20% to 10%

March 08, 2019 3:16 am

The decision comes after reports that open category students could be left with no seats in junior colleges attached to schools after SEBC and EWS quotas are implemented.

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale roots for 25 per cent quota for the upper caste poor

September 07, 2018 3:44 pm

"I believe if a bill is passed to ensure 25 per cent reservation for the poor among the upper castes, it will be beneficial to all... the upper castes think Dalits get reservation while they are deprived of it...," Athawale told newspersons here.

In fact: In new Hardik platform, echoes of a famous earlier navnirman

October 05, 2015 1:22 am

In 1985, students of medical and engineering colleges in the state led an agitation against the move by the then Congress Chief Minister, Madhavsinh Solanki, to raise the OBC quota from 10 per cent to 28 per cent.

A better design for social justice

September 08, 2015 12:26 am

Affirmative action is necessary. But caste-based reservations are unimaginative, crude and costly for the intended beneficiaries.

Patidars take out flash rally with a warning for VMC

August 20, 2015 1:48 am

The altercation started in the afternoon when the VMC officials took down the community hoarding on a private property in Samta Nagar.

Quota Campaign: Now, Brahmin group threatens stir over reservation

August 20, 2015 1:46 am

Gujarat Brahm Samaj argued that the current reservation system needed to be changed and quota should be provided only on economic grounds.

More than a quota

September 15, 2014 12:12 am

Address last-mile issues to effectively implement job reservations for the differently-abled.


New 10% reservation to be implemented from next academic year, says HRD minister

January 16, 2019 5:55 pm

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government will implement the 10% quota for EWS in the general category across all higher education institutions from July 2019. He said it would not affect existing reservations for candidates.

Why the Maratha agitation keeps coming back

July 28, 2018 5:20 am

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.