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Representation of SCs, STs in government jobs above prescribed percentage: Jitendra Singh

Responding to a written question, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said reservation of OBCs has shown an increasing trend since it started in September 1993.

SC faculty posts down by half, ST by 80 per cent: Banaras Hindu University alert

BHU's unsettling projection of reserved teaching jobs under the new UGC formula has been cited by the central government in its Special Leave Petition filed with SC last month.


Glass ceiling, caste wall

Supreme Court order on reservation in promotions sanctifies unequal representation of Dalits in higher bureaucracy.

Ex-Tripura MLA found guilty of using 'fake caste certificates'; Oppn Cong demands recovery of public funds used by him

Earlier this month, a Division Bench of the High Court quashed Das’s petition from 2012, which challenged the enquiry report of State Level Scrutiny Committee that concluded Partha Das’s caste certificate was fake.

Why we need Dalit

The term seeks to change structures of oppression, rather than adjust to them

Refrain from using word Dalit, stick to Scheduled Caste: I&B Ministry tells media

Dalit rights groups have opposed the I&B ministry’s order, asserting that the term holds political significance and a sense of identity.


Maharashtra: Mandatory caste validation certificate puts students in fix

This is the first time applicants have been asked to furnish caste validity certificates at the time of application. Earlier, applicants provided an affidavit stating that they would furnish their caste validity certificates to the institute within six months of admission.

Body of Bihar BJP's Nawada district SC cell chief found in a canal

BJP's scheduled caste cell's district president Surendra Rajvanshi was a resident of naxal-infested Ahmadi village, the SHO of Sirdala police station said. His family members suspected that Rajvanshi's body was thrown in the canal after he was killed.

To widen SC scholarship net, govt for raising income criteria

According to the current eligibility criteria, their parents’ annual income shouldn’t exceed Rs 4.5 lakh. This figure is now proposed to be revised to Rs 6 lakh per annum. The funding, available in 175 notified top institutes, covers much of the expenses incurred towards fees, living expenses, books and computer.

Andhra Pradesh govt to give skill development training to 1 lakh youth

Ravela Kishore Babu said that about 16 sectors including automobile, telecom, health, electronics, and other fields which have higher employment potential have been identified for the purpose.