Quota

  • 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. ...
  • SC gives recognition to transgenders as the third gender, to get quota in jobs 15-04-2014 11:08 AM

    New Delhi: 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. The governments have also been asked to provide reservation in jobs and education...
  • Madhya Pradesh allotted Haj quota of 2,957 pilgrims 10-04-2014 08:36 PM

    Madhya Pradesh has been allotted a Haj quota of 2,957 pilgrims from the Central pool for 2014. This was stated by Madhya Pradesh Haj Committee Chairman Sanawwar Patel in Bhopal on Thursday. He said the Central Haj Committee had earlier alloted a quota of 2,613 to the State but later...
  • SC backs Centre on reservation for Jats in government jobs 09-04-2014 01:10 PM

    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...
  • Azam Khan urges Centre to restore Haj quota of Uttar Pradesh 27-03-2014 09:13 PM

    Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesdayrequested the Centre to reconsider its decision to decreasethe Haj quota of the Uttar Pradesh. "I have written a letter to External Affairs MinisterSalman Khurshid asking him to reconsider the Centre's decisionto decrease Haj quota of the state," state Minority Welfare ~~amp;amp;Haj Minister, Azam Khan said...
  • Congress to realease manifesto today, to focus on anti-graft bills 26-03-2014 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress is all set to release its 2014 Lok Sabha polls manifesto on Wednesday. It is likely to focus on the party's commitment to pass anti-corruption Bills and bring back black money. Rights-based legislations like the MNREGA, Food Security and the RTI are likely to be key...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 25-03-2014 11:12 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Kejriwal to take on Modi in Varanasi 25-03-2014 08:45 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday addressed a rally in Varanasi and said that he will fight Lok Sabha elections against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • A Billion Votes: All the elections buzz from battleground Varanasi 25-03-2014 07:31 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday addressed a rally in Varanasi and said that he will fight Lok Sabha elections against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • Congress manifesto may focus on middle class, quota in private sector 25-03-2014 05:11 PM

    New Delhi: The ruling Congress at the Centre will release its 2014 manifesto on Wednesday. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would be present during the release function. According to party sources, right to health and employment opportunities will be the main focus of the manifesto....
  • Karnataka: Private schools on a warpath with the government 10-03-2014 09:28 AM

    Bangalore: Private schools in Karnataka are set on a collision course with the government. They have said that poor children should be accommodated in government schools first and should apply to private schools under the Right to Education quota only if no government seats are left. "When you have filled...
  • Ensure no glitches in implementation of Jat quota: BJP to government 04-03-2014 04:25 PM

    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...
  • SC junks PIL seeking job quotas based on income 03-03-2014 10:56 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday junked a PIL seeking to do away with caste-based job reservation for Dalits, tribals and others and replacing it with quotas based on the economic criteria. Dismissing the plea by Manjit Singh Sachdeva, Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the petitioner if...
  • Centre moves SC on quota for minorities issue 18-02-2014 07:11 PM

    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...
  • News 360: Caste-based quota stays, says Sonia Gandhi 05-02-2014 08:40 PM

    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. ...
  • Congress distances itself from Janardhan Dwivedi's OBC quota statement 05-02-2014 08:03 PM

    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....
  • BSP chief Mayawati hits out at Congress for opposing caste based quota 05-02-2014 03:26 PM

    New Delhi: Slamming senior Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi for his statement against caste-based reservations, BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday demanded that the party must make its stand clear on the issue. "A senior Congress leader has given a statement on reservation, this can't be an individual's opinion, but the party's...
  • Poor should get free LPG cylinders, says Mulayam 30-01-2014 06:40 PM

    Reacting to the Centre's decision of raising the quota of subsidised LPG to 12 cylinders per year, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday said the limit should be raised to 24 and poor should get it free. "That is not a big deal...The number should be 24 and not...
  • Women Quota Bill is an idea whose time has come, says Arun Jaitely 20-12-2013 05:43 PM

    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...
  • Centre pushes reservation for Jats under OBC quota ahead of election 20-12-2013 12:12 PM

    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...
  • Bangalore: 313 BDA sites alloted under CM's quota to be cancelled 26-10-2013 01:18 PM

    Bangalore: In a huge setback to the beneficiaries of the Chief Minister's discretionary quota for residential sites/plots in Bangalore, the Justice B Padmaraj Commission has asked the state government to cancel the allotments. A total of 313 sites/plots were allotted to various people under the Chief Minister's quota (also known...
  • Quota for disabled not within 50 per cent ceiling, says SC 09-10-2013 07:19 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the "reservation for persons with disabilities has nothing to do with the ceiling of 50 per cent" and hence the ceiling imposed by the apex court by its earlier judgment was not applicable with respect to the disabled. The court rapped...
  • Rajasthan Brahmin group demands 14 per cent reservation 19-08-2013 02:54 AM

    Jaipur: Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha on Sunday demanded 14 per cent reservation in employment and education for the community members in Rajasthan under the Economically Backward Class (EBC), as promised by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in 2003. The organisation will observe "Sankalp Diwas" on Monday in all district headquarters and submit...
  • 20 including policemen injured as protests over quota turn violent at Jantar Mantar 13-08-2013 08:44 AM

    Around 20 people, including some policemen, were injured on Monday when demonstrators, favouring quota in promotions, at Jantar Mantar turned violent, police said. "Around 1,500 protesters under the banner of Aarakshan Bachao Sangharsh Samiti (ABSS) were protesting on Monday at Jantar Mantar. When the protesters tried to march towards the...
  • Dalits of all religions must enjoy benefits, says Jayalalithaa 10-08-2013 05:49 AM

    Job quotas and other benefits meant for Scheduled Castes must be extended to Dalits in all religions including Christianity, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said on Friday. She made the demand in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, asking him to bring in legislation to include all Scheduled...
  • Allahabad: Angry students vandalise buses over government job quota 15-07-2013 03:09 PM

    Allahabad: Thousands of students took to the streets in Allahabad protesting against reservation in government jobs. The students alleged that the Akhilesh Yadav government was discriminating against students from the general category. Many angry students vandalised government buses. They alleged that students from only one caste are getting government jobs....
  • Centre should get Haj pilgrims' quota restored: Azam Khan 15-06-2013 01:12 AM

    Lucknow: Terming as "unfortunate" Saudi Arabia's decision to reduce Haj pilgrims' quota, Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan on Friday said the Centre should make all out efforts to restore the quota. Khan said the quota reduction would dishearten those who have completed all formalities and are waiting to undertake the...
  • Rajasthan: Gurjars to continue protests for 5 pc quota 31-05-2013 09:42 AM

    Jaipur: The Gurjar community will continue its protests demanding five per cent reservation for the community in jobs and educational institutions in Rajasthan. The agitation led by the Attar Singh Bhadana is expected to march from Jaipur to Delhi. Rajathan Energy Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that the...
  • Maharashtra: Muslims start 300 km march for job quota 20-05-2013 06:01 AM

    Nashik: People in Nasik trooped out on Sunday on the streets to welcome and offer chilled soft drinks to over 1,000 Muslims who embarked on a 300-km Gandhian march to Mumbai demanding reservations in job, an official said. The protestors started from the sensitive power-loom town of Malegaon after the...
  • Indian-Americans applaud Punjab government's announcement 06-04-2013 03:15 AM

    Washington: The Indian-American community has welcomed the Punjab government's announcement of 10 per cent housing and plots quota for NRIs in the state. "This is a good decision," said Satnam Singh Chahal of the North American Punjabi Association. Chahal's reaction came after Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on...