RESERVATION ROW

  • Gurjars call off stir after Rajasthan quota bill gets nod July 31, 2009

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Governor S K Singh on Thursday night gave his assent to a bill providing five per cent reservation in jobs to Gurjars and three other communities and 14 per cent to economically poor among forward castes, after which Gurjars decided to call off their fivedayold sitin demonstration. Earlier,...
  • 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 cutoff list brought out by the Delhi University. But now students like her get a shot...
  • Arjun Singh in the winter of his career with Congress May 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Unable to hold back his tears, Arjun Singh broke down at a Congress rally this year. The reason his son and daughter had been denied tickets by the Congress. It was the first sign that the veteran Congressman was in the winter of his career in the...
  • High Court stays implementation of OBC quota in IIMC May 14, 2008

    New Delhi:The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday stayed the implementation of the 27.5 per cent quota for Other Backward Castes in postgraduate courses. The court was hearing a plea challenging OBC quotas in postgraduate courses by a student who is to appear for an interview for admission to the Indian Institute...
  • Soaring IIM fee puts Govt in a bind | Hike justified? April 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh decided to not interfere when IIMAhemedabad decided to hike its fee by almost 175 per cent [font color=red>Read story on new IIM fee structure], but days later, a report commissioned by the Government on top management institutes has put the ministry...
  • Arjun fears creamy layer exclusion may skim poll profit April 13, 2008

    New Delhi: After the initial euphoria, the Congress and its allies now fear that exclusion of the creamy layer from the 27 per cent OBC reservation may prevent their parties from benefiting from the Supreme Court judgement. Now apart from the allies, HRD Minister Arjun Singh too is pitching for...
  • SC verdict applicable to IIMs, says Arjun Singh April 11, 2008

    New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court judgement giving a green signal to the Other Backward Caste quotas in educational institutions supported by the Central government, the Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh says the 27 per cent quota is applicable to all the Indian Institutes of Management....
  • OBC Quota impact: IIMs face resource crunch April 11, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) deferred declaring the admission list for 20082010 by a week after the Supreme Court upheld the government's decision to reserve 27 per cent seats in higher educational institutes. With 22.5 per cent of seats already reserved for Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes; after...
  • Arjun and VP: Crusaders of quota 'vindicated' April 11, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court ruling on quota has left man smiling Arjun Singh. In his fight for reservation, the Human Resource Minister Arjun Singh has often been accused of dividing the society. But today, crusader of reservation for OBCs in higher institutions, the shrewd politician from Churhat in...
  • OBC quota order: IIMs might defer admission list April 10, 2008

    Ahmedabad: The Indian Institutes of Management might defer the release of their final list of admission for this academic year following the Supreme Court order on 27 per cent quota for Other Backward Castes (OBC). "We were planning to release the admission list by April 11 but this decision is taken...
  • BJP welcomes SC verdict on OBC quota April 10, 2008

    New Delhi: The BJP welcomed the Supreme Court verdict upholding 27 per cent reservation for OBC's in educational institutions supported by the Central government saying it was a victory for the downtrodden sections of the society. Reacting to the judgement, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said, "We wanted the...
  • Congress hails OBC order as "landmark judgement" April 10, 2008

    New Delhi: The Congress today hailed as a "landmark judgement" the Supreme Court's clearance to 27 per cent quota for the OBCs in institutions of higher education and noted that the protests and "motivated allegations" on the issue of reservation have now been silenced. "It's a landmark judgment, very significant as...
  • Quota verdict: Have your say April 10, 2008

    The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a law which provides for 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Castes (OBCs) in educational institutions supported by the Central government. ...
  • SC upholds OBC quota, keeps creamy layer out April 10, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a law which provides for 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Castes (OBCs) in educational institutions supported by the Central government. A fivejudge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan ruled that the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006,...
  • Judgement day: SC to deliver OBC verdict today April 10, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday will deliver its verdict on the implementation of 27 per cent reservation for the Other Backward Class (OBC) category in premier institutes of higher education. The apex court had stayed the implementation of quotas last year asking the government to clarify the criteria on...
  • SC to pronounce judgement on OBC quota today April 10, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on the Constitutional validity of the controversial law to provide 27 per cent quota to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in central educational institutions on Thursday. A fivejudge bench headed by the Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan on November 1 last had reserved...
  • After SC flak, Govt puts a freeze on OBC quota Bill November 28, 2007

    New Delhi: Fifteen years after the implementation of the Mandal Commission, an exercise was initiated in the government to find out if those who had already benefited from OBC reservations should be excluded from benefits of regular reservations. But now, it seems that the UPA government has developed cold feet over...
  • SC says creamy layer in quota will create clashes October 31, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked some tough questions to a proquota political party which supports creamy layer and said the intention of reservation was not to divide society. "Will the creamy layer ever allow the disadvantageous class to come up? They are enjoying the cream. In short creamy...
  • SC refuses to vacate quota stay second time in 2 months August 8, 2007

    New Delhi: It's final now there will be no reservations for Other Backward Classes in higher educational institutions for this academic year. That was what the Apex Court ordered as it turned down the Centre's plea seeking implementation of reservations with immediate effect. Says advocate, Youth For Equality an organisation...
  • Govt proposes priority bank credit for minorities July 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Even as hectic politicking to install a Muslim candidate as the countrys next Vice President continues, the Government has issued strict directives to public sector banks to give priority credit to minorities. In the next three years, the Government wants banks to give as much as 15 per cent...
  • Corporate leaders reject quota but offer compromise July 14, 2007

    New Delhi: Indian business leaders have said they dont oppose affirmative action but are against the quota in the corporate sector. Business leaders on Saturday told the Prime Ministers panel on affirmative action that they are willing to provide funds for training and improving skills of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe...
  • Med student claims examiners failed him for being Dalit July 6, 2007

    New Delhi: Calling up the Dean to find out about his reexamination is daily routine for Ajay Kumar Singh. "I want to find out when will my reexamination happen. I want to know" are the words that he finds himself repeating daily. Ajay is a final year student of India's most prestigious...
  • Andhra govt reserves 4 percent seats for Muslims July 4, 2007

    New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh government will give four per cent reservation to Muslims in jobs and education. Fourteen 'castes' among the Muslims have been put by the state government in "Category E" and will get the benefit of reservation. As of now, there are now four categories of Backward Classes...
  • Merit is the mantra for TN management students July 2, 2007

    New Delhi: On Monday, the Madras High Court upheld the Tamil Nadu government's order directing unaided colleges to admit students under management quota through counselling. In effect this means that among those applying for management seats, students who perform well in their exams stand a better chance of getting admission. This...
  • St. Stephen's implements Dalit quota June 14, 2007

    New Delhi: Even as the issue of OBC reservations is stuck in the courts, there are some colleges which are taking initiative as far as affirmative action goes. First it was Symbiosis in Pune and now St Stephen's College in New Delhi educational institution are now putting their foot...
  • Pune univ implements OBC quota May 28, 2007

    Pune: Even as IITs and IIMs continue debating the implementation of 27 per cent quota for OBCs, a private university in Pune has already decided to take the plunge. The Symbiosis deemed university's decision to voluntarily implement 27 percent OBC quota comes as a relief to many OBC students. Arshad Hussain...
  • Minority quota within a week: TN CM May 28, 2007

    New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu Government will officially announce an ordinance within a week to provide reservation for Muslims and Christians in education and employment. Chief Minster M Karunanidhi announced this at the Seventh International Islamic Literary Convention in Chennai on Sunday night. The state will adopt a system of quota...
  • Symbiosis to implement quota this yr May 27, 2007

    New Delhi: The Symbiosis International University in Pune has decided to voluntarily implement OBC reservations, ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on the 27 per cent OBC quota law. The deemed university says it will reserve seven per cent seats for OBC students from the next academic year, which begins in...
  • Larger SC bench to rule on OBC quota May 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a larger bench would decide on the constitutional validity of 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in governmentfunded higher education institutes. A bench comprising Justices Arijit Pasayat and P K Jain said a larger bench would review the 93rd...