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Explained: ‘Efficiency’ and promotion quota

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

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

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.

Caste in new moulds

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.

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

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

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

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

Over 90% of shops, houses targeted belonged to non-Jats: Panel report

The panel had also found that senior officers relegated powers to juniors while others failed to respond on time to warnings from the Centre.

Why RSS changed its stand on reservation

Mohan Bhagwat’s statement on reservation has reportedly cost the BJP in the Bihar Assembly election and that is one reason for this clarification from the RSS.

Gujarat: BJP state head says high time government looked into Patidar's reservation demand

This is for the first time that the ruling party chief has spoken publicly on the demand of reservation by economically and politically influential Patidar or Patel community.

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

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

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

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.

Patel Row Turns Violent: Nine Dead, PM Modi Appeals For Calm; There's More Than Meets The Eye

Army today conducted flag march on five different routes in the city in order to instill confidence among the people in the wake of violence triggered by the quota agitation by the Patel community. At least eight persons died Wednesday as violence, sparked by a Patel agitation for OBC status and reservation, spread across Gujarat, […]