Obc

  • Centre seeks clarification from SC on its transgender verdict September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Five months after the Supreme Court directed the Centre to grant OBC status to transgender sex, the government has sought clarification on it saying that all such people cannot be clubbed under OBC category as some of them are SC/ST by birth. The Centre submitted that there is...
  • OBC, EBC scholarship issue disrupts Assembly Zero Hour July 25, 2014

    The nonavailability of postmatric government scholarship to the students of Other Backward Castes (OBC) and Extremely Backward Castes (EBC) that had led to the now infamous clash between legislators in the Bihar Legislative Council yesterday, surfaced in Legislative Assembly on Friday leading to its adjournment. The issue raised by Leader of...
  • MPPSC denies allegations over selection of Chouhan's niece June 26, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) on Wednesday denied that there was any irregularity in the selection of niece of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the post of deputy collector. MPPSC's deputy secretary Vandana Vaidya said in a statement that MPPSC is an independent constitutional body and the state does...
  • DU's St.Stephen's College sets cutoff at 98 per cent June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The cutoff for admissions to the fouryear undergraduate economics and English programmes for students with commerce background in Delhi University's St.Stephen's College has been set at 98 per cent, according to figures released by the college today. "This cutoff set is determined on the basis of the marks scored...
  • Congress too late in raising Modi OBC issue: Arun Jaitley May 9, 2014

    A row has broken out over BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi's OBC status. After the Congress claimed that Modi does not belong to any backward caste, the BJP hit back saying Modi's name was added in the OBC category 20 years ago. ...
  • Modi is an OBC, says Gujarat government citing 1994 notification May 8, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Responding to Congress charge that Narendra Modi was a "fake" OBC, Gujarat government on Thursday cited its twodecade old notification which says the ModhGhanchi (oilpressers) caste, to which Modi belongs, was included in Other Backward Castes (OBCs) category. "The Social Welfare Department of the...
  • BJP slams Congress for sub manifesto promising OBC quota to Muslims April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has stirred a hornet's nest by releasing a sub manifesto which has promised OBC quota to Muslims. The Congress released an additional manifesto on "empowerment of minorities" promising a quota of 4.5 per cent for backward Muslims in the existing other backward caste reservations. The BJP has...
  • SC backs Centre on reservation for Jats in government jobs April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A week after the Supreme Court said that reservation for Jats should be carefully scrutinised, it has now said that they are prima facie convinced that reservations to Jats in government jobs under the OBC category is correct. The apex court has asked the Centre to file a detailed...
  • JD(U) releases manifesto, promises reservation in private sector if voted to power April 5, 2014

    Bihar's ruling party JD-U on Saturday promised reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs in the private sector and 50 percent reservation for women in panchayati raj institutions, among other things, in its election manifesto. The manifesto promised legislation for the safety and security of migrant workers in the country, a commission...
  • SC seeks Centre's response on plea challenging Jats' OBC quota April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging the inclusion of Jats in the OBC category. The SC said the matter was serious and that the apex court will seek assistance of the Attorney General of India in the matter. The next hearing in the...
  • Ensure no glitches in implementation of Jat quota: BJP to government March 4, 2014

    BJP on Tuesday said the government has been forced to grant reservation to Jats in the central OBC list due to agitation by the community and persistent political pressure and and hoped it will ensure that there are no glitches in its implementation. The principal opposition party claimed that it was...
  • Jat leaders welcome reservation in central list of OBCs March 3, 2014

    Jat leaders on Monday welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet to include Jats in nine states in the central list of OBCs and said the move will help youths from the community in getting jobs. Ghatwala khap council head Harkishan Singh Malik and Balyan khap council head Naresh Tikait said...
  • SC agrees to hear Centre's plea to grant quota for minorities February 19, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear Centre's plea seeking interim order for implementation of 4.5 per cent sub-quota for backward classes belonging to minorities in central educational institutions which was quashed by the Andhra Pradesh High Court. A bench headed by Justice K S Radhakrishnan asked the government to...
  • Centre moves SC on quota for minorities issue February 18, 2014

    The Centre has moved the Supreme Court seeking interim order for implementation of 4.5 per cent sub-quota for backward classes belonging to minorities in central educational institutions which was quashed by the Andhra Pradesh High Court. The government filed an application pleading that it should be allowed to grant the reservation...
  • Vasundhara Raje seeks inclusion of Jats in OBC central list February 7, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has requested Union government to include Jat community of Bhartpur and Dholpur district in Other Backward Class (OBC) central list. She wrote a letter to the Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge recently in this regard, according to a statement in Jaipur. Raje mentioned that the...
  • Congress distances itself from Janardhan Dwivedi's OBC quota statement February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has distanced itself from party leader Janardhan Dwivedi's statement on OBC quota. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has issued a statement affirming the Congress's commitment to caste-based quota. "The Congress is of the firm opinion that the system of reservation for SC, ST and OBCs must continue. It...
  • 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...
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah advocates reservation in cooperative sector January 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has kicked up a row ahead of all important Lok Sabha elections. He is now advocating backward class reservation in the cooperative sector. Last week, addressing a conference of backward classes near Bangalore, he said that the backward classes must get reservation in the cooperative...
  • Jammu Kashmir Gujjars demand OBC status for Jats in state January 6, 2014

    A Gujjar organisation in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday supported the demand by the Jats community in the state for their inclusion in the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category. We have written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde supporting the demand of Jats in the state to...
  • Rahul to meet members of minority communities in poll preparations January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will interact with over 200 representatives from various minority communities, including Muslims, on Monday to solicit their views and find out their demands and aspirations which may find a place in the party's 2014 poll manifesto. After holding a meeting with representatives of Dalits,...
  • 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...
  • Centre pushes reservation for Jats under OBC quota ahead of election December 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The rattled Congress-led UPA at the Centre is planning to extend reservation to the Jats. According to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari, if the National Backward Classes Commission (NBCC) gets back to the government at the earliest, the reservation could be a reality soon. However, he...
  • Seats still available at Delhi University even after new session begins July 27, 2013

    With classes for the new academic session already started, Delhi University issued a ninth cut off list late on Friday night to fill up a number of seats still lying vacant along with a notification to all colleges to complete their admission process by July 31, 2013. Eight colleges issued...
  • Income limit of 'creamy layer' hiked to Rs 6 lakh per annum May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: In a bid to widen the ambit of beneficiaries getting reservation under the OBC quota, the Central government on Thursday enhanced the ceiling for applying the 'creamy layer' restriction on "socially advanced persons". While the income criteria so far was Rs 4.5 lakh per annum, the Union Cabinet...
  • LJP to hold nationwide protest for SC reservations April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Accusing the government of being "apathetic" towards dalit issues, Lok Janshakti Party and Dalit Sena will hold a nationwide agitation in August 2013 to demand reservation for scheduled castes and OBCs in private jobs, judiciary and promotions. "We have decided to hold a nationwide agitation on August 9. We...
  • Rajasthan Police summons Ashis Nandy for questioning January 29, 2013

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Police has summoned sociologist Ashis Nandy for questioning in connection with the controversial remark he made against the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday. An FIR was lodged against him under Section 506 IPC (Criminal Intimidation) and the Scheduled...
  • The Last Word: How should we respond to Ashis Nandy's statement on SCs, OBCs corruption? January 28, 2013

    Socialist Ashis Nandy kicked up a storm when he said SCs, STs and OBCs are responsible for corruption in the country. ...
  • Ashis Nandy a criminal, should be arrested: PL Punia January 28, 2013

    Condemning sociologist Ashis Nandy's controversial remark against SC, ST and OBC, National Commission for Scheduled Castes chairman PL Punia on Monday said that he is disgraced people with his comment and should be arrested. ...
  • 'Nandy's remarks against Dalits show intellectual bankruptcy' January 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar, the grandson of Dr BR Ambedkar, the father of the Indian Constitution and Dalit rights activist, has criticised sociologist Ashis Nandy for his remarks on the Other Backward Castes and Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes at the Jaipur Literature Festival. "I am not defending OBCs, SCs,...
  • Ashis Nandy apologises for remarks against Dalits January 26, 2013

    Jaipur: Sociologist and political psychologist Ashis Nandy kicked up a storm at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday when he claimed Dalits and other backward castes are responsible for corruption in the country. Nandy is now facing up to 10 years imprisonment for his controversial remarks, after an FIR was...