SC/ST News

CBSE fee hike: SC/ST students pay Rs 50, Delhi govt the rest

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in support of a letter from Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, asking that CBSE “reconsider the decision in the interest of the people”.

SC/ST quota in promotions: Supreme Court OKs Karnataka law

The Supreme Court underlined that quota for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is “not at odds with the principle of meritocracy” and is “true fulfilment of effective and substantive equality by accounting for the structural conditions into which people are born”.


Protest erupts at PU over SC/ST students’ degrees ‘being withheld’; rumour, says DSW

Holding placards that read 'Education is not for sale', students assembled outside the vice-chancellor's office at around 11.30 am and started chanting anti-administration slogans.

SC/ST seats: BJP tally dives, worst in areas hit by bandh violence in Rajasthan

The party’s poor performance is particularly notable in places where the state had witnessed violence during and after the April 2 bandh, which was called in protest against the Supreme Court order on the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Dalit panchayat member found dead, 6 of his colleagues booked

Police have booked six members of the panchayat in connection to the death. Mukesh, a Dalit, was also the president of the BJP SC/ST cell of Waghodia taluka, while his wife Sonal was the sarpanch.

Reservation in promotion: Benefits given under SC/ST quota cannot be taken back, Centre tells Supreme Court

Attorney General K K Venugopal said that though some people from the SC/ST community have risen from poverty, the stigma of caste and backwardness is still attached to them.


Maharashtra Minister Ramdas Athawale: SC/ST promotion Bill in monsoon session

Athawale, president of the Republican Party of India (RPI-A) said, “The centre is keen on both the issues related to promotions for SC/ST through a passage of legislature in the Parliament."

Congress MLAs seek Dalit, tribal MLAs’ help for passing law on SC/ST funds

Dalit MLA Naushad Solanki and tribal MLA Anil Joshiyara, who have convened the meeting, said that the law would ensure that the funds will be allotted for the SCs and STs as per their population in the state, and spent for the benefit of the two communities only.

SC/ST under-represented in govt jobs: BJP MP Udit Raj

Among the total of 84,705 Group A posts, the representation of SC was 11,333, ST was 5,013, OBC 11,016, and others 57,343 as on January 1, 2016, Raj said.

Govt for reservation in promotions for SCs, STs: Ram Vilas Paswan

In a bid to emphasise its seriousness over Dalit issues, the government would knock on the doors of the judiciary to ensure reservation in promotions for scheduled castes and tribes in government jobs.