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Tuesday, July 27, 2021



Reservation in local bodies: Maharashtra govt asks backward classes commission to collect empirical data of OBCs

July 04, 2021 7:32 am

The government notification stated that the commission will conduct “contemporaneous rigorous inquiry” into the nature and implications of the backwardness of OBCs in local bodies.

Why are we still asking the wrong question about reservation?

April 04, 2021 2:16 pm

Representation of marginalised sections in public services remains poor. Why then are questions raised on quotas for them?

Anna University pulled up for giving reservation to EWS

March 11, 2021 2:27 pm

The judge also directed the institution to explain by Friday as to why it has introduced the 10 per cent reservation for EWS within the 49.5 per cent reservation.

Explained: ‘Efficiency’ and promotion quota

May 21, 2019 10:41 am

Supreme Court has upheld a Karnataka law that provides for seniority as a consequence of promotion via reservation. The past arguments around this, and how SC has settled the debate on ‘efficiency’ in Art 335.

CTET 2019: 'There cannot be any reservation in qualifying examinations,' says SC

May 14, 2019 9:47 am

A vacation bench of Supreme Court Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna said that reservation of any class comes into play only during admissions.

Lok Sabha passes 10% quota bill, to be tabled in Rajya Sabha tomorrow

January 08, 2019 10:32 pm

The bill will now be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The government has extended the winter session for Rajya Sabha by one day to get the bill passed.

Quota in promotions: Five-judge bench to decide whether 2006 order needs to be revisited

November 16, 2017 7:25 am

In 2006, a five-judge Constitution Bench had ruled that the state was not bound to provide reservation for SCs/STs in promotions.

Bihar nod for outsourced jobs quota, Lalu Prasad Yadav calls it placebo

November 02, 2017 12:29 am

Several Class III and IV jobs, such as those of computer operators, IT trainers, securitymen, drivers and cooks are being outsourced to private agencies, which have to now comply with government quota norms.

Bihar cabinet approves reservation for 'Divyangs' in govt jobs

October 11, 2017 11:18 am

The cabinet gave its approval during a meeting presided by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Cabinet Secretariat Department Special Secretary Upendra Nath Pandey told reporters.

Caste in new moulds

December 24, 2018 6:27 pm

The OBC is an umbrella category that, at the Centre, clubs together nearly 5,000 castes that are at different stages of social, political and economic advancement. It is a reasonable assumption that the better empowered castes in the OBC list have cornered the benefits of reservation to the exclusion of the rest.


Eye for Detail 15: The importance of Kartarpur corridor, Implant Files and the Maratha reservation

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

This week we look at the importance of the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan, why you should pay attention to the revelations from Implant Files and what the Maratha reservation could lead to.

Jat quota row: Samjhauta Express cancelled

February 22, 2016 8:03 am

Jhajjar, Feb 22 (ANI): The ongoing protest of the Jat community for reservations in government jobs and institutions continued on Monday as the protestors partially blocked the highway in Jhajjar, Haryana. Samjhauta Express, the train that connects India and Pakistan, was also cancelled due to the ongoing unrest. However, the NH-8 has been open for traffic but NH-1 and NH-10 are still blocked. No roads have been blocked in Gurgaon and the situation is expected to remain normal today.

Differently-abled protest against PWD in Chennai

February 08, 2016 10:30 am

Chennai, Feb 08 (ANI): More than 300 differently-abled people protested outside the Public Work Department (PWD) office in Chennai on Monday, demanding better amenities and pension for people with 40% disability. They also demanded probe into the misuse 3% reservations, which was given to the differently-abled people. They have decided to carry on the protest till their pleas are heard.