CASTE CENSUS

  • Cabinet gives the go ahead for caste census May 19, 2011

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday has given the go ahead for the Below Poverty Line (BPL) and caste census. The aim of the BPL census is to divide the population economically into above and below poverty line groups while the caste census will give a correct idea about...
  • Does India need a caste census? September 9, 2010

    On India at 9, CNNIBN EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to a panel of experts on the issue. ...
  • India@9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 9, 2010

    Get the day's top news with CNNIBN EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai on India at 9. ...
  • Cabinet approves caste census from 2011 September 9, 2010

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the inclusion of caste in census from 2011. It will be a full caste census separate from the census count going on now. The caste census will be taken up once the current round of population enumeration ends. The new census will collect...
  • Govt considering separate census based on caste September 8, 2010

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry is proposing a full caste census that would be separate form the census count going on now, sources tell CNNIBN. The caste census would be taken up once the current round of population enumeration ends. In it, the census officials will collect caste related information of...
  • Will caste census only strengthen caste identities? August 13, 2010

    The group of Ministers has cleared the caste census and it is likely to be passed in Parliament too. But there's no consensus on whether caste should be counted as part of the census or separately by the biometric system. ...
  • Govt clears castebased census from December August 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Central Government on Wednesday cleared castebased census. The castebased census will be done from December 2010 onwards. The decision to carry out castebased census was taken by a Group of Ministers (GoM) that met in New Delhi on Wednesday. The GoM headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee considered the...
  • Watch India@9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 10, 2010

    Take a look at the top stories, big news and the newsmakers of the day on CNNIBN. ...
  • RSS asks BJP to make up mind on caste census May 30, 2010

    Nagpur: The BJP should clarify if it wants to caste to be included in the census, said Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Baburao Vaidya on Sunday. "The BJP is still undecided. Opposition Leader in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, Opposition Leader in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley and L K Advani should...
  • Cong slams Maken's nocasteincensus stand May 28, 2010

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday disapproved of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken for writing a letter to young MPs asking them to oppose inclusion of caste in Census and said he should have avoided it. "No one who is sitting in a responsible position in the government should...
  • Cabinet refers caste census issue to GoM May 26, 2010

    A caste census is not happening in a hurry for the moment. A division within the Cabinet has forced the issue of caste census to be referred to a Group Of Ministers (GoM) with an indefinite time frame. ...
  • Cabinet meets to seal fate of caste Census May 26, 2010

    New Delhi: The debate over castebased Census intensifies as the Union Cabinet meets Wednesday to discuss the contentious issue amidst a sharply divided UPA. It promises to be a stormy Cabinet meeting with ministers split down the middle on whether a caste Census should be allowed at all. Prime Minister Manmohan...
  • My caste is Indian, declares Amitabh May 12, 2010

    Mumbai, May 12: While the debate over caste census intensifies with most parties rooting for it, Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan is clear where he stands on the controversial issue. If ever asked to mention his caste, he says categorically, he would be ready with the answer Indian. Census enumerators came...