Constitution Amendment Bill

  • Lok Sabha to vote on SC/ST quota in promotions bill today December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha will on Wednesday take up the Constitutional amendment for reservation in promotion for SC and ST in government jobs or the quota bill. The bill has already been passed in the Rajya Sabha despite strong opposition from the Samajwadi Party. The bill faces more trouble...
  • RS to vote on quota bill today; split within Cong, BJP December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has issued whips to its MPs to to vote in favour of the quota in promotions bill amid voices of dissent that are coming not just from the principle opposition party but also the Congress. The Samajwadi Party is accusing the government of using...
  • RS Chairman calls meet to break deadlock on SC/ST quota December 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday after an uproar over the Constitution amendment bill for SC/ST quota in promotions in government jobs. Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari held an all-party meeting to find a way out of the deadlock. Leader of the Opposition in...
  • Quota bill to come up in Parliament tomorrow September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Moving swiftly to circumvent a Supreme Court order, government on Tuesday cleared a Bill providing for reservation to SCs and STs in promotions in government jobs and it will be brought in Parliament on Wednesday. The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved a...
  • PM calls all-party meet on SC/ST Bill on Aug 21 August 9, 2012

    The Supreme Court earlier rejected Mayawati demand for quota for promotion of SCs and STs in government jobs in UP. ...
  • SC/ST promotion quota bill in govt jobs on Aug 22 August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: After repeated adjournments in Rajya Sabha and turmoil in Lok Sabha, the government on Thursday agreed to members' demand for bringing a Constitution amendment bill for reservation in promotion of SCs and STs in state jobs. Minister of State for PMO V Narayansamy informed the Upper House that a...
  • LS adjourned over Judicial Accountability Bill December 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha was adjourned abruptly on Wednesday after uproar created by the BJP, which wanted voting on two bills - Judicial Accountability and 114th Constitution Amendment Bill. The sudden adjournment of the House left the debate on the two crucial bills incomplete. The much-delayed Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill 2010,...
  • Devil's Advocate: Moily on Women's quota bill April 9, 2010

    In Devil's Advocate this week, Karan Thapar speaks to Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily and tries to find answer to the question: are reservations the best way of increasing the number of women MPs and how committed is the government to the women's reservation bill? Karan Thapar: Whilst every right thinking...