Quota Bills

  • Women Quota Bill is an idea whose time has come, says Arun Jaitely December 20, 2013

    BJP on Friday threw its weight behind Women's Reservation Bill, saying the quota for women in Parliament and state Assemblies is an idea whose time has come. "We can't have a system, he said, where 50 per cent of the population continues to get eight to 10 per cent of representation...
  • Willing to support bill for backwards: Mayawati December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Seeking to project the image that her party's base was not limited to Scheduled Castes, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has said that she is willing to support a separate bill to provide reservation in promotion to backwards in government jobs. Favouring early implementation of Sachar Committee recommendations,...
  • UPA not serious on quota bill, alleges Mayawati December 22, 2012

    Upset with the UPA government for not being able to pass the SC/ST promotion quota bill in the Lok Sabha during the Winter Session, BSP chief Mayawati said that though she has warned the government, she isn't planning to withdraw her support. ...
  • Parliament lost 106 hrs in Winter session December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Parliament lost over 106 hours during the month-long Winter session which was marred by turmoil over issues like foreign direct investment and quota in promotions, but managed to pass some key legislations including banking reforms bill. Much of the time of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya...
  • Quota bill faces obstacle from BJP, SP in LS December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The controversial bill for quota in government job promotions on Thursday faced obstacle in the Lok Sabha with the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Samajwadi Party opposing its consideration for different reasons. The House witnessed high-drama during which it was adjourned four times soon after the Constitution (117th...
  • Parliament system under stress, says Chidambaram December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Perturbed over the behaviour of Parliament members over the quota bill in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today made a strong case for governance reforms so that quick decisions can be taken in the interest of the nation. "...we must reform governance in this country. We must...
  • SP MP regrets snatching quota bill from Narayanasamy December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party member Yashvir Singh, who had stunned the Lok Sabha on Wednesday by snatching a copy of the quota bill from Minister V Narayanasamy, on Thursday expressed regret over the incident. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said the member had expressed regret over the unfortunate incident which...
  • Quota bill to be taken up in LS on Thursday: Nath December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Unfazed by Samajwadi Party's strong protest which led to a scuffle in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, the government said the bill for providing quota in government job promotion will be taken up in the House on Thursday. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath termed as 'deplorable' the incident...
  • SP MP snatches SC/ST quota bill from Narayanasamy December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: There was a major drama in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday when a Samajwadi Party MP, Yashvir Singh, snatched the SC/ST Quota in Promotion Bill (Constitution (117th Amendment)) from Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasami while he was reading it in the House. Congress President Sonia Gandhi...
  • 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...
  • Rajya Sabha passes quota bill, Mayawati takes credit December 18, 2012

    New Delhi: After much debate and opposition from the Samajwadi Party, the quota bill on promotions in government services was passed in the Rajya Sabha. The bill was passed almost unanimous with 206 voting for and only 10 against it, despite the Samajwadi Party disrupting both houses to protest the...
  • Quota measure also for a fair deal to Muslims: Cong December 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Seeking to take the sting out of SP's counter to SC/ST quota in promotion bill, Congress on Monday said it was also for a fair deal to Muslims but the issue was "not contrary or contradictory" to the proposed measure. AICC also dismissed charges that the government was...
  • SC/ST quota in promotion bill passed in Rajya Sabha December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The bill for providing quota to members of Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in promotion in government jobs was on Monday passed in the Rajya Sabha by an overwhelming majority. As many as 184 votes were cast in favour of the bill while there were eight...
  • Quota bill can be challenged in court, warns SP December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Strongly opposed to quota for government job promotions, the Samajwadi Party on Monday asked the government to rethink on the bill, warning that it could have a very serious fallout and may be challenged in court. Participating in a debate on the bill in Rajya Sabha, Ram Gopal...
  • It's our historical duty to make Dalits equal partners in India: Ashutosh December 17, 2012

    IBN7's managing editor Ashutosh joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on Quota Bill on promotions. Q. Dear Ashutosh, Why is the opposition to this only the SP and no other party. What is the reason for BJP to support this? Are they seeing this help them in...
  • Let a discussion on quota bill take place first: BJP December 17, 2012

    The BJP has issued a whip to its MPs to vote for the SC/ST quota bill. Meanwhile, SP MPs continued to protests against the bill in both the Lok sabha and the Rajya Sabha. ...
  • Live: LS adjourned after uproar over quota bill December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: 3:10 pm: The Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day after repeated disruptions over the SC/ST quota bill. 12:10 pm: The Lok Sabha was adjourned yet again till 2 pm as SP MPs rushed to the well of the House protesting against the SC/ST quota bill. 12:05 pm: There...
  • 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...
  • Rajya Sabha to vote on quota bill on Monday December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Voices of dissent within the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party over the controversial bill providing reservation to SCs/STs in promotions in government jobs became audible on Sunday. This a day before the Rajya Sabha would vote on the bill. Despite a whip from the BJP's central leadership...
  • Congress conspiring to trap Mulayam in CBI net: SP December 16, 2012

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Sunday alleged the UPA government at the Centre was conspiring to trap party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav in the CBI net for not supporting the FDI in retail and a bill on quota in promotions. In a statement in Lucknow, SP spokesman Rajendra Chowdhury also...
  • SP threat on quota bill mere political posturing: BJP December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday dubbed as "mere political posturing" the threat of the Samajwadi Party to review its outside support to UPA if the SC/ST quota bill is passed. "SP and BSP are hand-in-glove with Congress. On several occasions, the two have jumped in to save...
  • Mulayam threatens to review support if quota bill passed December 15, 2012

    Mainpuri: Terming the proposed legislation on SC/ST quota in promotion as anti-national, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday said his party would review its stand on supporting the UPA government from outside, if the bill is passed. "If voting is done on the bill in the House, I...
  • The Last Word: Is quota bill in the best interest of India? December 14, 2012

    Parliament is debating reservation in promotion for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. ...
  • Quota Bill on promotions must be passed: Kancha Ilaiah December 14, 2012

    Dalit historian Kancha Ilaiah joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on whether the Quota Bill on promotions is necessary. Q. Sir, government should publish the no of posts available in each grade, both at the centre and state. Fix quota for each of the affected groups in ratio of agreed percentage...
  • RS discusses Section 66A of IT Act December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Friday discussed Section 66 of the IT Act which has come under fire over the past few weeks after several people were arrested on charges of posting "offensive" content online. The most prominent of the cases related to the arrests of two girls from Palghar,...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 13, 2012

    Supreme Court asked the CBI to probe DA case against Mulayam Singh Yadav. Quota bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha. ...
  • Govt brings controversial quota bill in Rajya Sabha December 13, 2012

    It was a day of high drama in Parliament as the quota bill was introduced and discussed in the Rajya Sabha amid loud protests and adjournments. Creating chaos in the House over the issue was the Samajwadi Party (SP), which went on to stage a walkout over the issue, even...
  • News 360: Quota bill in Rajya Sabha, strike in Uttar Pradesh December 13, 2012

    The Samajwadi Party staged a walkout against the quota bill while Mayawati pushed for it. ...
  • Govt brings quota bill in Rajya Sabha, Mayawati backs it December 13, 2012

    New Delhi: It was a day of high drama in Parliament as the quota bill was introduced and discussed in the Rajya Sabha amid loud protests and adjournments. Creating chaos in the House over the issue was the Samajwadi Party (SP), which went on to stage a walkout over the...
  • UPA govt acting under BSP pressure: Ram Gopal Yadav December 13, 2012

    Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav said that the party would continue to protest against the quota bill. ...