Backwards

  • Transgenders get recognition: Will SC ruling end discrimination? 15-04-2014 10:11 PM

    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 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...
  • Modi woos backward castes, says he's a victim of untouchability 09-02-2014 08:08 PM

    Kochi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday tried to woo Dalits and other backward castes in Kerala and hit out at the UPA for considering Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission report suggesting reservation for minorities. While addressing a meeting of backward castes in Kerala, Modi invoked Dr BR Ambedkar...
  • 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...
  • Jammu and Kashmir govt seeks Rs 84 crore from Centre under BRGF 23-08-2013 12:44 PM

    Jammu and Kashmir government has sought Rs 84 crore from the Centre under the Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) to boost development of the state's backward districts. "A plan of Rs 84 crore under the BRGF from current year's plan has been sent to the Centre for allocation," minister for...
  • Action against IAS, IPS officers seeking to create instability 19-08-2013 05:21 PM

    Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Backward Castes Commission on Monday said certain IAS and IPS officers want to create instability in the state and government was identifying such officers. "There are some IAS and IPS officers, who want to create instability in the state...The state government is identifying such officers," Ram...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Karnataka: Draft report on development of 6 backward districts ready, says Siddaramaiah 16-07-2013 05:54 PM

    Bangalore: A Cabinet sub-committee entrusted with the task to formulate regulations vis-a-vis financial, social and educational development of people of six backward districts would submit its draft report to the government on tomorrow, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Tuesday. The Parliament a few months ago had inserted the Article 371(j)...
  • 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...
  • BJP is a party of backward and arrogant thoughts: Gehlot 13-05-2013 03:04 AM

    Jaipur: Continuing his scathing attack on BJP, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday dubbed it as a party with backward and arrogant thoughts. Addressing a rally in Pushkar town in Ajmer, Gehlot said, BJP only worked for inciting violence and riots. "In Rajasthan, during the previous BJP rule, 90...
  • '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...
  • Congress woos JD(U), Bihar gets Rs 12,000 crore development grant 18-04-2013 09:04 PM

    New Delhi: In a major move, the Cabinet on Thursday cleared the Backward Region Development Grant for Bihar and other states. Bihar got the lion's share of Rs 12,000 crore. The announcement came in the backdrop of souring relations between the JD(U) and the BJP, with some calling it an...
  • J&K: RBA certificates issue taken up in Legislative Council 06-04-2013 02:30 AM

    Jammu: The government was on Friday directed by the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council to look into the matter of issuance of Reserved Backward Areas (RBA) certificates to women who get married and move to the state's backward areas. The issuance of certificates under the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act...
  • Congress does nothing for backward states, says BJP 17-03-2013 05:12 PM

    "When BJP-led NDA will come to power, we will take care of everyone," BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain further said. ...
  • By giving corruption a caste gloss, Ashis Nandy does not make it redemptive or acceptable

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    In 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers', a true account spun off as a novel, about life in Annawadi, a slum adjoining Mumbai airport, author Katherine Boo...

  • With eye on UP, Cabinet clears minority quota 23-12-2011 06:32 AM

    New Delhi: Just ahead of Uttar Pradesh elections, Congress has played its minority card with the Union Cabinet on Thursday approving 4.5 per cent quota for minorities within the larger 27 per cent quota for the Other backward Classes (OBC) in central government jobs and educational institutions. The Constitution bars...
  • Cabinet clears quota for minorities within OBC 22-12-2011 08:38 PM

    New Delhi: The cabinet on Thursday approved 4.5 percent quota for minorities within the larger 27 percent quota for the Other backward Classes (OBC) in central government jobs and educational institutions, informed sources said. The cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, cleared the proposal ahead of assembly polls in...