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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Scheduled Caste


Dalitality: Inherent untouchability in planning for SC/STs

February 23, 2020 1:48 am

There is an urgent need for communities to reclaim the rights to planning for their resources. Exclusion of the right to plan is part of ‘untouchability’. The government as well as the authorities concerned need to enable this right to planning to the communities.

Hindu right’s hate politics at the cost of social harmony is pushing India into an existential crisis

January 26, 2020 10:14 am

It is high time political parties and the civil society demand closure of the hate factory in Nagpur. Functional democracies do not need organised militias to act as vigilantes enforcing a hegemonic culture against minorities and vulnerable populations.

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

July 17, 2019 10:17 pm

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.

Glass ceiling, caste wall

October 29, 2018 12:48 am

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

October 11, 2018 9:31 pm

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

September 06, 2018 5:09 am

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

September 04, 2018 11:27 am

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

June 12, 2018 10:40 am

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.

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

February 04, 2019 4:31 pm

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.

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

September 14, 2017 4:09 pm

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.