OBC Quota

  • DU's St.Stephen's College sets cut-off at 98 per cent June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The cut-off for admissions to the four-year undergraduate economics and English programmes for students with commerce background in Delhi University's St.Stephen's College has been set at 98 per cent, according to figures released by the college today. "This cut-off set is determined on the basis of the marks scored...
  • BJP slams Congress for sub manifesto promising OBC quota to Muslims April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has stirred a hornet's nest by releasing a sub manifesto which has promised OBC quota to Muslims. The Congress released an additional manifesto on "empowerment of minorities" promising a quota of 4.5 per cent for backward Muslims in the existing other backward caste reservations. The BJP has...
  • SC backs Centre on reservation for Jats in government jobs April 9, 2014

    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 detailed...
  • Congress distances itself from Janardhan Dwivedi's OBC quota statement February 5, 2014

    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. It...
  • Centre pushes reservation for Jats under OBC quota ahead of election December 20, 2013

    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...
  • Core group to decide future strategy: Jat leader March 11, 2012

    Jeetu, a Jat leader, said on Sunday that first, a funeral ceremony will be organised for one of the men who was killed during the agitation, and then a core group meet will be held to decide on future strategy. ...
  • Haryana: Jats, govt strike deal, stir called off March 11, 2012

    Hisar: The Jat stir was called off on Sunday after the protesters reached a compromise with the Haryana government late on Saturday night, with the latter assuring the release of its leaders arrested during the three-week agitation in Hisar over their demand for reservation in government jobs under the OBC...
  • Hisar: 1 killed as Jats clash with police March 7, 2012

    Hisar: One person was killed and several others were injured as members belonging to the Jat community clashed with police near Ramayan village in Hisar on Tuesday. The incident took place when members of the community were protesting against police for detaining top Jat leaders and rounding up agitators squatting...
  • Delhi: OBC quota hiked in higher institutions February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Monday increased reservation for OBCs in higher educational institutions to 27 per cent from current 21 per cent from academic year 2012-13 but also decided to enhance the total number of seats by 12 per cent so that general category students do not suffer. The decision...
  • Is the UPA politicising reservation for minorities? December 23, 2011

    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) December 23, 2011

    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' proposed...
  • With eye on UP, Cabinet clears minority quota December 23, 2011

    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 reservations...
  • Cabinet clears quota for minorities within OBC December 22, 2011

    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 Uttar...
  • Backward Muslims may get quota within OBC soon December 1, 2011

    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 August 18, 2011

    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 August 18, 2011

    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 than...
  • OBC quota: SC verdict on cut-off tomorrow August 17, 2011

    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 July 1, 2011

    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 confused...
  • Jats end stir, Hooda to set quota commission March 26, 2011

    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 up...
  • Jat protest derails trains March 25, 2011

    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 March 19, 2011

    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 delegation...
  • Gehlot blames BJP for planning Gujjar protests December 29, 2010

    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 December 28, 2010

    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...
  • Gujjar stir: 24-hour bandh in Ajmer December 24, 2010

    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 Gujjar agitation...
  • Gujjars intensify stir, train traffic affected December 23, 2010

    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...
  • Jat protestors resume water supply to Delhi June 14, 2010

    New Delhi: The water crisis which had hit parts of Delhi was resolved on Monday after the Jats, who had cut water supply to the capital, called off their protest seeking job quota and reservation in educational institutions, an official said. "The water from the regulators has been released. The two...
  • Quota in, quota out: How Bengal, Andhra play it out February 8, 2010

    Kolkata/ Hyderabad: West Bengal on Monday announced 10 percent job reservations for OBC Muslims--a move many say is a bid to win minority votes ahead of assembly elections. Surprisingly the decision came the same day the Andhra Pradesh High Court struck down the idea of religion based employment quotas and...
  • 50 pc quota for backward castes in private UP colleges July 23, 2009

    New Delhi: All private engineering and management colleges in Uttar Pradesh will now have to implement the quota system. The government has awarded 50 per cent reservation for backward castes. A Government Order said that private colleges will have to follow reservation norms set by the Government for the colleges had...
  • Over 30 pc OBC quota seats in DU vacant July 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Deepshikha scored 89 per cent in her Class 12 Board exams, but she is yet to get admission in a college of her choice as she hasn't qualified even for the fourth cut-off list brought out by the Delhi University. But now students like her get a shot...
  • Sibal wants 'consensus' on OBC quota for students June 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal wants “consensus” on giving Other Backward Classes (OBCs) reservation in private educational institutions and would act “with circumspection” on the issue. "No question of opposition to anything. We must move forward with circumspection. These are issues that touch every home, every child and...