Backward Classes

  • BJP to hold social justice meet for Dalits, Backward Classes in TN 15-02-2014 12:24 PM

    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...
  • HC seeks explanation on creamy layer concept 13-02-2014 03:10 PM

    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...
  • Cabinet likely to discuss inclusion of 60 castes in OBC list tomorrow 30-01-2014 12:05 AM

    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...
  • UPA asks National Commission for inclusion of Jats under OBC quota 22-12-2013 07:59 AM

    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 05-08-2013 02:03 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Jat community should get reservation: Amarinder Singh 13-05-2013 05:30 AM

    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...
  • 'Modi most well known backward caste leader' 01-05-2013 11:17 PM

    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...
  • Quota in Lokpal a political stunt? 19-12-2011 09:48 PM

    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 19-12-2011 01:31 PM

    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...
  • Caste questionnaire sparks row in Jaipur 22-01-2011 07:50 AM

    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...
  • Gujjars call off 17-day agitation 05-01-2011 09:40 PM

    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...
  • Income limit of OBC creamy layer to be raised 30-06-2008 08:18 PM

    Dhaka: Opening batsman Andre Fletcher says his desire to regain his place in the senior West Indies squad is the driving force behind his recent batting success. Fletcher top scored with 51 in High Performance Centre's second tour match against Bangladesh A, currently under way, after scoring a century in...
  • Timeline of a controversy: OBC quota in two years 10-04-2008 12:22 PM

    On Thursday, Indian skipper MS Dhoni hinted that he may have to give up playing Test cricket in order to help India defend their World Cup title in 2015. Going by his performances in whites for India, however, it could be the case that Dhoni is dropped from the Test...
  • Judgement day: SC to deliver OBC verdict today 10-04-2008 08:45 AM

    Perth: Despite failures in the first two Tests, India are unlikely to change their batting line-up for the Perth Test starting from Friday. That means, under-fire Virat Kohli may retain his place and Rohit Sharma will have to wait further for his maiden Test outing. After the bashings at Melbourne...