Backward Classes

  • Vasundhara Raje to meet the public in Jaipur every Wednesday June 17, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will meet the public in Jaipur on every Wednesday to redress their grievances and complaints, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore said on Tuesday. "Ministers will also be present in the meeting," Rathore told reporters after a three-hour Cabinet meeting. He said Raje has issued directions that ministers...
  • Transgenders get recognition: Will SC ruling end discrimination? April 15, 2014

    In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has given recognition to transgenders as the third gender. The apex court has directed the Central and state governments to treat them as socially and economically backward classes. ...
  • BJP to hold social justice meet for Dalits, Backward Classes in TN February 15, 2014

    Close on the heels of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's Kerala visit where he tried to reach out to Dalits, BJP will hold a social justice conference in Madurai to woo backward classes ahead of Lok Sabha polls. "Lots of posts, vacancies reserved for SC, ST, and other backward classes...
  • HC seeks explanation on creamy layer concept February 13, 2014

    The Rajasthan High Court has asked the state government to explain as to why the concept of creamy layer cannot be made applicable in benefits extended under reservation to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories. A bench of Justice Gopal Krishan Vyas in Jodhpur sought the explanation from the Advocate General...
  • Cabinet likely to discuss inclusion of 60 castes in OBC list tomorrow January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to take up on Thursday the issue of inclusion of about 60 castes from 13 states and Union Territories in the central list of OBCs. In the event of the Cabinet clearing the proposal by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, people hailing from...
  • UPA asks National Commission for inclusion of Jats under OBC quota December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: For several years Jats across the country have been demanding reservation in government jobs and educational institutions under the OBC category. With an eye on the 2014 polls, the Union Cabinet has now announced that it will ask the National Commission for Backward Classes to take an early...
  • SC order on reservation gets flak in Lok Sabha August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The recent Supreme Court judgement on reservation on Monday came in for criticism in the Lok Sabha with members claiming that it would hit hard 80 per cent population of the country comprising SC, ST and Backwards. The judgement disallowing reservation in promotion in the faculty of AIIMS also...
  • Those in AC rooms should visit villages, says Hooda June 9, 2013

    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...
  • Jat community should get reservation: Amarinder Singh May 13, 2013

    Shimla: Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday said the Jat community should get reservation under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category. The Congress leader was unanimously appointed president of the All India Jat Maha Sabha at its executive meeting in Shimla. After his appointment, he told reporters that the...
  • 'Modi most well known backward caste leader' May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Wednesday batted for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as prime minister calling him the most well known backward caste leader nationally. "India's next Prime Minister should be from the backward classes. Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi has never talked about his...
  • My comment was pro-Dalit, I still stand by it: Ashis Nandy January 28, 2013

    Sociologist and political psychologist Ashis Nandy defended his statements on Dalits and other backwards classes saying he stood by what he said and that he apologised only to those who were hurt by his statement. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Nandy said, "I don't feel hounded. I stand by what...
  • Take legal action against Ashis Nandy for his comments: Maya January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Slamming sociologist and political psychologist Ashis Nandy for his statement blaming the OBCs, SCs, STs for corruption menace in the country, BSP supremo Mayawati asked for an immediate apology. Condemning the statement, Mayawati said that Nandy should be sent to jail. "Ashis Nandy should be sent to jail...
  • Willing to support bill for backwards: Mayawati December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Seeking to project the image that her party's base was not limited to Scheduled Castes, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has said that she is willing to support a separate bill to provide reservation in promotion to backwards in government jobs. Favouring early implementation of Sachar Committee recommendations,...
  • Should an anti-graft body like Lokpal have reservation? December 19, 2011

    The clamour for inclusion of quota in the Lokpal Bill is becoming louder as the Government agrees to introduce the Bill. ...
  • Quota in Lokpal a political stunt? December 19, 2011

    New Delhi: The clamour for inclusion of quota in the Lokpal Bill is becoming louder as the Government agrees to introduce the Bill in Parliament in the winter session itself. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh and Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan have reiterated their demand for reservation in...
  • Lokpal Bill: Demand for quota gets louder December 19, 2011

    New Delhi: The clamour for inclusion of quota in the Lokpal Bill is becoming louder as the Government agrees to introduce the Bill in Parliament in the winter session itself. "Don't think the Government is dangling carrot, but how can demand of 165 MPs on reservation be ignored? We will carry...
  • Caste questionnaire sparks row in Jaipur January 22, 2011

    Jaipur: Barely two weeks since the State government was able resolve the Gujjar demand for reservations, a new controversy over quotas is brewing in the state. All because of a questionnaire prepared by the State Backward Class Commission. Questions meant to help district collectors identify economically weaker sections of higher castes...
  • Gujjars call off 17-day agitation January 5, 2011

    Jaipur: Gujjars, demanding five per cent quota in jobs in Rajasthan, on Wednesday night called off their 17-day agitation after the state government assured them that it will complete within six months the quantifiable data collection for the purpose. The one per cent reservation quota for Gujjar in State job to...
  • Rajasthan High Court stays Gurjar quota October 13, 2009

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court has stayed the job and educational quota provided to the Gujjars and economically backward classes (EBCs) in the state and issued a notice to the government to state why it should not be scrapped. Taking cognizance of a letter of some students, the division bench...
  • 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...
  • Income limit of OBC creamy layer to be raised June 30, 2008

    New Delhi: In a move that could allow reservation benefits to a larger section of Other Backward Classes (OBC), the upper income limit for the creamy layer - which is to be included from the quota system - is likely to double. The National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) will submit...
  • Timeline of a controversy: OBC quota in two years April 10, 2008

    Following is the chronology of events in the case involving constitutional validity of the controversial law providing 27 per cent OBC quota in Central Educational Institutions including premier IITs and IIMs: Jan 20, 2006: The Constitution (93rd amendment) Act, 2005 comes into effect empowering the state to make special provisions...
  • 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...