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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...