OBC Reservation

  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah advocates reservation in cooperative sector January 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has kicked up a row ahead of all important Lok Sabha elections. He is now advocating backward class reservation in the cooperative sector. Last week, addressing a conference of backward classes near Bangalore, he said that the backward classes must get reservation in the cooperative...
  • Income limit of 'creamy layer' hiked to Rs 6 lakh per annum May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: In a bid to widen the ambit of beneficiaries getting reservation under the OBC quota, the Central government on Thursday enhanced the ceiling for applying the 'creamy layer' restriction on "socially advanced persons". While the income criteria so far was Rs 4.5 lakh per annum, the Union Cabinet...
  • Govt moves SC against HC minority quota order June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Andhra Pradesh High Court order quashing the 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities within the 27 per cent OBC reservation in the central educational institutions such as IITs and central jobs. The court will hear the government plea...
  • Confusion over OBC quota: SC hearing today July 1, 2011

    new Delhi: The Supreme Court will decide on admission norms for OBC students in central institutions on Friday. The admission season is on and the confusion over execution of the 27 per cent OBC quota has popped up again. The Supreme Court will give its decision today on the criteria for...
  • National wipes: What’s making news across the country September 28, 2007

    Here’s a look at what is making news across the country. ...
  • Lookahead: What's making news June 20, 2007

    Supreme Court to hear the issue of 27 per cent OBC reservation in educational institutions, a Patiala court will begin framing charges against pop singer Daler Mehndi in a human trafficking case and Tamil Nadu Assembly will discuss the Cauvery issue on Wednesday. Hearing on OBC reservationThe issue of 27 per...
  • Stay on OBC quota may be lifted April 7, 2007

    New Delhi: There is hope for pro-reservationists. The 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in higher education will be implemented in the current academic session itself. This was decided at the UPA-Left Coordination committee meeting in Delhi on Friday night. The Supreme Court had issued a stay order on OBC quota...
  • OBC quota will stay: UPA decides April 6, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre will take "appropriate steps" to ensure 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the coming academic session, a UP meeting decided on Friday night. "It was resolved that the government will take all appropriate steps to ensure that the reservation for OBCs to the...
  • SC set to decide fate of quota policy March 7, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will decide the fate of government's quota policy on Wednesday, which proposes 27.5 per cent reservation to OBCs in educational institutions starting from academic session 2007-2008. Court's hearing assumes significance in view of the forthcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Petitioners, including the Resident Doctors' Welfare...
  • Par committee whips up creamy layer November 2, 2006

    New Delhi: The contentious creamy layer issue figured at the meeting of a key Parliamentary panel which began its exercise of deliberating on various aspects of the OBC reservation in aided educational institutions. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on HRD which met for the second day to discuss the quota issue among...
  • Delhi medicos observe black day August 23, 2006

    New Delhi: Resident doctors of Delhi's medical colleges are marking Wednesday as a black day and declared they would go on mass leave on Thursday to protest against the decision to implement 27 per cent quota for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in central universities and institutes. "We will wear black badges...
  • Creamy layer to milk quota policy April 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Almost 24 hours after the Cabinet passed the OBC reservation Bill, the first official confirmation that the creamy layer will get the benefits of quota came from the LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan. "I am officially stating that the creamy layer will not be excluded from the benefits...