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Cabinet nod to J&K ordinance on quota

A Home Ministry official clarified that the ordinance will not affect the rights of people of the state or have any impact on Article 35-A, that provides special rights and privileges to permanent residents of J&K.

Rajya Sabha disruption continues as Oppn protests new quota formula in faculty jobs

The new formula has irked parties with a substantial support base among SC/ST and OBC communities because it results in limited seats available for recruitment by each department under reserved categories.

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Quotas for economically weaker sections will help de-stigmatise reservation

From Mayawati to Ram Vilas Paswan to Ramdas Athawale this bill has united the voices from within the community. There is a reason for this. Dalit leadership in the country is essentially the leadership of and by the poor.

HRD asks central institutions to bring EWS quota from next session

As in case of SC, ST and OBC reservation, the quota for Economically Weaker Sections of the general category will not be applicable to eight institutions of excellence.

10% quota for EWS: Central institutions will have to bear the cost

This is in sharp contrast to the UPA government’s introduction of 27 per cent reservation for OBC students in 2006. At that time, the CEIs were assured of financial aid for building additional infrastructure.

10% quota for EWS: States can go past Rs 8 lakh annual income criteria

It also allows states to notify EWS “from time to time on the basis of family income and other indicators of economic disadvantage” even if they are “adequately represented” in government jobs.

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Reservation candidates are under-represented in Govt’s upper rungs

This assumes significance at a time when the government has just enacted a Constitutional amendment earmarking 10 per cent quota for the poor among those who are not beneficiaries of reservation: 15 per cent for SCs, 7.5 per cent for STs and 27 per cent for OBCs.

From July, quota in higher education across all private institutions: Govt

Institutions run by the Centre will have to increase their student strength by almost 25 per cent in order to accommodate the EWS reservation without affecting the current number of SC, ST, OBC and general category seats.

View From The Right: Reserve strength

In the context of the central government’s decision to provide 10 per cent quota to economically weaker sections from the general category, the editorial in Organiser called the move a “political decision”.

10% EWS quota comes into force

With this, EWS among the general category can avail of the 10 per cent quota in government jobs and higher education institutions.

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

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government will implement the 10% reservation for economically weaker sections in the general category across all higher education institutions and universities from July 2019.

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

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.

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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.

Woman alleges gang-rape during Jat agitation in Haryana

Murthal, Feb 29 (ANI): Amid reports of mass sexual assaults during violent protests by the Jat community demanding reservation, a woman has come forward saying that she was raped by seven men during the violent protests. Haryana’s Deputy Inspector General of Police, Rajshree Singh informed that the police has registered a case and initiated a probe into the matter.Singh added the woman had also identified few perpetrators, one of them being her relative. He said that the woman claimed her 12-year-old daughter, who accompanied her in her car, was not raped but her clothes were torn apart.

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.

Don't get influenced by emotions: Vidyut Jamwal tells Jat community

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): In the wake of the ongoing protests by members of the Jat community demanding reservation in government jobs, actor Vidyut Jamwal has urged them not to get influenced by emotions.Vidyut said the people are misguided at times as they do not ponder over their action. Director Vipul Shah said that the government should come out with some solution as soon as possible.The members of the Jat Community have been protesting since the last ten days demanding reservation in government jobs.Vipul and Vidyut were present at the shoot of their upcoming film, 'Commando 2.'The film is directed by Dilip Ghosh and produced by Vipul Shah.

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Jat row: Haryana CM offers compensation for innocents killed

Rohtak (Haryana), Feb 23 (ANI): Breaking his silence after the seven-day long agitation by the Jat community, Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar on Tuesday offered compensation for the innocents killed in the reservation violence. Khattar added that a committee will also be formed to probe the lapses of police personnel and other district officials regarding the same.

NH-1 blocked by Jat protestors reopens

Sonipat (Haryana), Feb 23 (ANI): The National Highway-1, which connects Delhi and Chandigarh, was reopened for traffic on Tuesday. The 456 kilometre-long highway had been blockaded by Jat agitators demanding reservation in government jobs and institutions.

Jat protestors set bus on fire in Bharatpur

Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Feb 22 (ANI): The Jat agitators demanding reservation blocked roads in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, on Monday. The protestors blocked the roads and took to streets to register their agitation. The protestors also burnt a bus. Sporadic incidents of arson were reported as life in violence-torn Haryana limped back to normal with curfew being lifted gradually.

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.

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