OBC Quota

  • SC backs Centre on reservation for Jats in government jobs 09-04-2014 01:10 PM

    New Delhi: A week after the Supreme Court said that reservation for Jats should be carefully scrutinised, it has now said that they are prima facie convinced that reservations to Jats in government jobs under the OBC category is correct. The apex court has asked the Centre to file a...
  • Congress distances itself from Janardhan Dwivedi's OBC quota statement 05-02-2014 08:03 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress has distanced itself from party leader Janardhan Dwivedi's statement on OBC quota. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has issued a statement affirming the Congress's commitment to caste-based quota. "The Congress is of the firm opinion that the system of reservation for SC, ST and OBCs must continue....
  • Centre pushes reservation for Jats under OBC quota ahead of election 20-12-2013 12:12 PM

    New Delhi: The rattled Congress-led UPA at the Centre is planning to extend reservation to the Jats. According to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari, if the National Backward Classes Commission (NBCC) gets back to the government at the earliest, the reservation could be a reality soon. However, he...
  • Is the UPA politicising reservation for minorities? 23-12-2011 10:55 PM

    The BJP and the Left have slammed the UPA government over reservation for Muslim OBCs ahead of UP polls. ...
  • Quota in quota will bolster Hidutva forces: JD(U) 23-12-2011 02:52 PM

    Patna: Congress' decision of carving out a sub-quota for minorities withing the OBCs' 27 per cent quota will "bolster" Hindutva forces and break the social cohesion between OBCs and minorities, the JD(U) claimed on Friday. National spokesman of JD(U), a key NDA ally, Shivanand Tiwari on Friday termed the Congress'...
  • With eye on UP, Cabinet clears minority quota 23-12-2011 06:32 AM

    New Delhi: Just ahead of Uttar Pradesh elections, Congress has played its minority card with the Union Cabinet on Thursday approving 4.5 per cent quota for minorities within the larger 27 per cent quota for the Other backward Classes (OBC) in central government jobs and educational institutions. The Constitution bars...
  • Cabinet clears quota for minorities within OBC 22-12-2011 08:38 PM

    New Delhi: The cabinet on Thursday approved 4.5 percent quota for minorities within the larger 27 percent quota for the Other backward Classes (OBC) in central government jobs and educational institutions, informed sources said. The cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, cleared the proposal ahead of assembly polls in...
  • Backward Muslims may get quota within OBC soon 01-12-2011 12:52 PM

    New Delhi: The UPA government played the Muslim quota card ahead of key state elections. The government on Thursday said they are considering quota for Backward Muslims in jobs and education and will come out with the quota soon. The government will soon take a decision on fixing a quota...
  • SC clarifies on OBC quota in universities 18-08-2011 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday clarified that Other Backward Caste students students will be admitted at not more than 10 per cent less cut-off marks than the general category. The apex court made the observation while clarifying the procedure to implement 27 per cent reservation for OBC students...
  • SC verdict today on OBC quota issue in colleges 18-08-2011 09:12 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will give its verdict on Thursday clarifying the mode of implementing 27 per cent reservation for OBC quota in central universities. A bench of justices RV Raveendran and AK Patnaik will decide whether the cut-off marks for OBC candidates should be 10 per cent less...
  • OBC quota: SC verdict on cut-off tomorrow 17-08-2011 08:03 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will give its verdict on Wednesday clarifying the mode of implementing 27 percent reservation for OBC quota in central universities. A bench of justices RV Raveendran and AK Patnaik will decide whether the cut-off marks for OBC candidates should be 10 per cent less than...
  • SC constitutional bench to hear OBC quota issue 01-07-2011 09:48 AM

    new Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the constitution bench to re-look into implementation of the 27 per cent OBC quota in universities. There is no clarity from the Supreme Court - a constitution bench will hear the matter of OBC quota on Monday. Delhi University colleges have been...
  • Jats end stir, Hooda to set quota commission 26-03-2011 07:35 AM

    New Delhi: The Jat protestors have withdrawn their three-week-long protest after talks with Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. An official confirmation is likely to take place on Saturday afternoon. The Jats have been demanding reservation in government jobs under OBC quota. The meeting with Hooda has resulted in the setting...
  • Jat protest derails trains 25-03-2011 01:52 PM

    The Jats has led to over 70 trains being canceled and over 30 trains being re-scheduled. ...
  • Jat leaders head to Delhi to meet Chidambaram 19-03-2011 02:27 PM

    Amroha (Uttar Pradesh): While the Jat community continues to disrupt rail services here demanding quotas in government jobs, president of the All India Jat Arakshan Samiti (AIJAS) Yashpal Malik left for Delhi along with other Jat leaders on Saturday to hold talks with the central government over their demand. "A...
  • Gehlot blames BJP for planning Gujjar protests 29-12-2010 07:08 AM

    New Delhi: Gujjar protest will on Wednesday be seen in Delhi on the tenth day of their agitation, demanding five per cent quota in the OBC category in Government jobs and educational institutions. Blocked rail routes due to the Gujjar protests between Delhi-Jaipur and Delhi-Mumbai, road blockades between Jaipur and...
  • Impasse over Gujjar quota issue continues 28-12-2010 12:13 PM

    New Delhi: The stalemate over the Gujjar quota issue continued for the ninth day on Tuesday. Community leader Colonel Bainsla maintains that he is ready for talks. He will be sending five representatives to meet the Gehlot Government's three-member panel in Bayana on Tuesday. Talks have been inconclusive so far....
  • Gujjar stir: 24-hour bandh in Ajmer 24-12-2010 08:34 AM

    New Delhi: Rajasthan government has invited protesting Gujjars for talks. Rajasthan Government has constituted a committee of three ministers to talk to Gujjars including Jitendra Singh, power minister, home minister Shanti Dhariwal, transport minister Braj Kishore Sharma. Meanwhile it's another day of rail disruptions in north India - as the...
  • Gujjars intensify stir, train traffic affected 23-12-2010 12:44 PM

    Bharatpur: Gujjars have intensified their agitation in Rajasthan demanding five per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions within the existing 21 per cent OBC quota. Protesting Gujjars have been blocking trains and highways in Bharatpur, Dausa and Pilkapura. They have blocked rail and road routes for the fourth...
  • Quota in, quota out: How Bengal, Andhra play it out 08-02-2010 11:31 PM

    Left govt announces reservation for Muslims in West Bengal. ...
  • Over 30 pc OBC quota seats in DU vacant 10-07-2009 12:07 PM

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  • New diktat: HRD wants faculty quota in IIT 28-06-2008 12:59 PM

    South Africa's innings: 13th over: 91 for 0. Levi scores fifty and Amla hits the winning runs as dominant South Africa crush Zimbabwe by ten wickets. Zimbabwe are out of the tournament. 12th over: 91 for 0. Kyle Jarvis gives just three from the over. Levi one away from fifty....
  • Even Stephens: College quota, a minor issue? 18-06-2008 02:58 AM

    London: South Africa may have gone to the top of the world Test rankings after their 2-0 series win in England but Proteas captain Graeme Smith insisted there'd be no complacency ahead of a tour of Australia. November will see South Africa in the unusual position of travelling to Australia,...