Follow Us:
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes


Anglo-Indian body raises objections ahead of tabling in Rajya Sabha

December 12, 2019 3:58 am

In a letter to prime minister Narendra Modi, the All India Anglo-Indian Association objected to law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s claim that there are just 296 members of the community and said that there are “several lakhs of Anglo-Indians” in the country.

Anglo-Indians left out as Bill to extend quota in legislature gets nod

December 06, 2019 2:24 am

The reservation for SC/ST communities and the Anglo-Indian community was to expire in January 2020, but the new Bill will extend the reservation for SC and ST communities by 10 years, till January 25, 2030.

Union Cabinet approves extension of SC/ST reservation in Lok Sabha, state assemblies for 10 years

December 04, 2019 7:41 pm

When asked whether reservation for the Anglo-Indian community has also been extended, Union minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters that once the Bill is introduced, the details will be known.

47,000 cases of crime against SC/ST registered in 2016: Govt

April 03, 2018 5:21 pm

As many as 6,564 cases were registered over alleged crimes against the Scheduled Tribes in 2016, in which charge-sheets were filed in 81.3 per cent cases where the conviction rate was 20.8 per cent, the minister said.

Casteist remark made in person's absence not an offence,says HC

April 08, 2014 1:16 pm

Bombay High Court has recently held that a casteist remark made against a person in his absence would not amount to an offence under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities Act),1989.

CPI demands sub-plan for Muslims

October 15, 2012 4:20 am

The CPI on Sunday demanded that Muslims in the country be brought under a sub-plan similar to the one for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in order to bring about their economic and educational upliftment.