Quota

  • CM Jayalalithaa requests Centre to enhance Haj quota to Tamil Nadu 3 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday requested the Centre to enhance the Haj quota for Tamil Nadu this year as the state has received a huge number of applications from pilgrims and many were left disappointed. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said the Tamil...
  • Quota for Marathas, Muslims will benefit ruling combine: Sharad Pawar June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: A candid Sharad Pawar has admitted that the ruling Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra was all set to benefit from the recently announced quotas for Marathas and Muslims. "What is wrong if the decision benefits us in elections ? We are not a gang of sadhus and saints," Pawar told reporters...
  • Maharashtra quota decision: Is this last ditch effort by Congress to cut electoral losses? June 26, 2014

    In a political masterstroke ahead of the Assembly elections, the Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions. ...
  • Centre, Congress-NCP alliance lock horns over reservation for Marathas June 26, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government's decision to clear reservation for Marathas and Muslims has led to a fresh round of fire between the Centre and Congress-NCP alliance in the state. The Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions....
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 25, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Chavan Cabinet clears 16 per cent quota for native Marathas June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: In a political masterstroke ahead of the Assembly elections, the Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions. The Maharashtra Cabinet cleared the 16 per cent quota for the native Marathas in the state. It also approved...
  • Bombay HC fixes final hearing on PIL against CM's housing quota June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday fixed for July 28 the final hearing on a PIL challenging double or multiple allotment of houses from the Maharashtra Chief Minister's discretionary quota. A bench, headed by Justice Abhay Oka, asked petitioner Ketan Tirodkar to file an additional affidavit within a week...
  • DU's St.Stephen's College sets cut-off at 98 per cent June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The cut-off for admissions to the four-year 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 cut-off set is determined on the basis of the marks scored...
  • 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...
  • Transgenders get recognition: Will SC ruling end discrimination? April 15, 2014

    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 April 15, 2014

    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 and...
  • Madhya Pradesh allotted Haj quota of 2,957 pilgrims April 10, 2014

    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 it...
  • 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...
  • Azam Khan urges Centre to restore Haj quota of Uttar Pradesh March 27, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday requested the Centre to reconsider its decision to decrease the Haj quota of the Uttar Pradesh. "I have written a letter to External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid asking him to reconsider the Centre's decision to decrease Haj quota of the state," state Minority Welfare ~~amp;amp; Haj Minister, Azam Khan said in...
  • Congress to realease manifesto today, to focus on anti-graft bills March 26, 2014

    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 March 25, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Kejriwal to take on Modi in Varanasi March 25, 2014

    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 March 25, 2014

    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 March 25, 2014

    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. Reservation for...
  • Karnataka: Private schools on a warpath with the government March 10, 2014

    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 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...
  • SC junks PIL seeking job quotas based on income March 3, 2014

    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 he...
  • 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...
  • News 360: Caste-based quota stays, says Sonia Gandhi February 5, 2014

    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 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...
  • BSP chief Mayawati hits out at Congress for opposing caste based quota February 5, 2014

    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 stand....
  • Poor should get free LPG cylinders, says Mulayam January 30, 2014

    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 12...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bangalore: 313 BDA sites alloted under CM's quota to be cancelled October 26, 2013

    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...