Scheduled Caste

  • HC stays UP government order including 'Kumhar' caste under SCs 05-03-2014 11:18 PM

    Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed an order passed by the Uttar Pradesh government two months ago in which 'Kumhar' caste was included in the Scheduled Castes. A Division Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Satish Chandra passed the order on a Public Interest Litigation challenging the Government Order...
  • Congress stages walkout from Chattisgarh Assembly over rape of minor tribal girls 20-02-2014 08:02 PM

    Opposition Congress on Thursday staged awalkout from the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly whileaccusing the state government of its "failure" to ensuresecurity of girl inmates of the state-run residential schoolsand hostels. Congress MLA Shankar Dhruva raised the issue of the rapeof minor tribal girls in a government-run residential schoolat Jhaliyamari Village in...
  • RK Singh targeting Shinde as he's a Dalit: SC/ST panel Vice Chairman 16-01-2014 03:37 PM

    New Delhi: Scheduled Caste Commission Vice Chairman Dr Raj Kumar Virka has said that action must be taken against Former Home Secretary RK Singh for making allegations against Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. Virka has accused RK Singh of targeting Shinde for being a Dalit and violating the Official Secrets...
  • Tulsi Prajapati case: Commission writes to CBI, Guj govt, demands CBI probe 05-09-2013 02:59 PM

    In the wake of a sting operation in connection with Tulsiram Prajapati killing in Gujarat, National Commission for Scheduled Castes has asked CBI to probe whether the ongoing investigation and judicial process in the case had been manipulated. The commission also decided to probe the matter and issued notices to...
  • Dalits of all religions must enjoy benefits, says Jayalalithaa 10-08-2013 05:49 AM

    Job quotas and other benefits meant for Scheduled Castes must be extended to Dalits in all religions including Christianity, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said on Friday. She made the demand in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, asking him to bring in legislation to include all Scheduled...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jaya asks PM to drop proposal to reintroduce NEET 29-07-2013 11:44 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to drop the Centre's move to reintroduce NEET and abide by the Supreme Court ruling, quashing the test for undergraduate and post graduate medical and dental courses. Welcoming the judgement, she said it had finally brought to...
  • Haryana achieves 97 pc target to provide free water 17-06-2013 03:00 AM

    Chandigarh: The Haryana Government has achieved 97 per cent of the target of providing free water connections to households of members belonging to Scheduled Castes in the state. Stating this in Chandigarh on Sunday, a spokesman of Haryana Public Health and Engineering Department said that under the Indira Gandhi Drinking...
  • Those in AC rooms should visit villages, says Hooda 09-06-2013 02:20 AM

    Karnal: A day after Union minister Kumari Selja and some Congress leaders attacked him over "tardy implementation of Centre policies for the uplift of Dalits", Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday said those "in air conditioned rooms should personally visit" the villages to see the development. Hooda said...
  • HC dismisses petition challenging AIADMK MLA election 06-04-2013 12:25 AM

    Chennai: Madras High Court on Friday dismissed a petition challenging the election of AIADMK candidate from the Kallakurichi (Reserved) constituency in Villupuram district in the 2011 Assembly elections. Justice K Venkataraman dismissed the petition filed by S Chinnadurai, an electorate of the constituency praying for setting aside the election of...
  • Ashis Nandy a criminal, should be arrested: PL Punia 28-01-2013 03:45 PM

    Punia said Ashis Nandy has disgraced many with his comment where he allegedly said that SC, ST and OBC people were "most corrupt". ...
  • I was misquoted: Ashis Nandy 26-01-2013 05:30 PM

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  • Rajya Sabha passes quota bill, Mayawati takes credit 18-12-2012 06:49 AM

    New Delhi: After much debate and opposition from the Samajwadi Party, the quota bill on promotions in government services was passed in the Rajya Sabha. The bill was passed almost unanimous with 206 voting for and only 10 against it, despite the Samajwadi Party disrupting both houses to protest the...
  • SC/ST quota in promotion bill passed in Rajya Sabha 17-12-2012 07:19 PM

    New Delhi: The bill for providing quota to members of Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in promotion in government jobs was on Monday passed in the Rajya Sabha by an overwhelming majority. As many as 184 votes were cast in favour of the bill while there were eight...
  • Andhra to give statutory status to SC, ST sub-plan 30-11-2012 11:11 AM

    Hyderabad: A three-day special session of the Andhra Pradesh legislature began on Friday to give statutory status to the scheduled castes, scheduled tribe sub-plan. Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy introduced the Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Caste sub-plan Scheduled Tribe sub-plan Planning, Allocation and Utilisation of Financial Resources Bill 2012 in...
  • 'Policemen raped 7 women in Bhatta-Parsaul' 22-08-2011 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) claims that seven women of Bhatta and Parsaul villages of Greater Noida were raped by policemen during the agitation against land acquisition in May 2011. NCSC Chairman PL Punia says that the women have claimed in an affidavit and also in...
  • Need to improve sex ratio in the country: PM 15-08-2011 11:11 AM

    New Delhi: Emphasising his government's commitment to the welfare of women and children, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday underlined the need for improving the sex ratio in the country. "We have strived for reducing inequalities in the country. In the last seven years, we have taken special care of...
  • SC/ST Commission may defer 'Aarakshan' release 10-08-2011 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes has asked the Censor Board to defer the release of Prakash Jha's contentious film Aarakshan saying it will create communal disharmony. The NCSCST also said some dialogues and sequences in the movie are objectionable. The commission will be meeting...
  • Prakash Jha's 'Aarakshan' anti-dalit: PL Punia 23-07-2011 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes PL Punia criticised Prakash Jha's forthcoming film 'Aarakshan' and called it 'anti-dalit'. Filmmaker Prakash Jha has defended his soon to be released film which stars Amitabh Bachchan. He had asked the Film Censor Board for permission to watch the...
  • Jha ready to clear any doubts on 'Aarakshan' 15-07-2011 03:34 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Prakash Jha wants to have a discussion and dispel the doubts of the National Commission of Scheduled Castes (NCSC), which has sought to see his film Aarakshan even before the censor board watches it. The panel wants to confirm that the film has not misinterpreted the constitutional provision...
  • NHRC notice to TN govt on Dalit boy abuse case 17-06-2011 10:05 PM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has asked the Tamil Nadu government to submit a report within four weeks on the alleged thrashing of a Dalit boy for fetching water from a public tap. It has also asked the government what steps are being taken to prevent "such acts...
  • Mamata defends large size of ministry 20-05-2011 11:01 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday defended the large size of her ministry saying it reflected representation of all districts. On being reminded that she had earlier spoken about a small ministry, Mamata told a press conference, "We had to give representations to all districts, the minorities...
  • No quota benefits after conversion: High Court 07-03-2011 05:10 PM

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat High Court has rejected a plea filed by a converted Christian seeking access to benefits extended to him earlier as a Scheduled Caste Hindu. While a state government panel held that he had converted, the petitioner denied doing so and challenged the cancellation of a Scheduled Castes...
  • Karnataka CJ being targeted as he is a Dalit: Buta 25-09-2009 01:59 PM

    Buta Singh wants reservation for scheduled castes in the judiciary. ...