SC_ST RESERVATION

  • 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. ...
  • Nitish favours quota for SC/STs in promotion December 10, 2012

    Patna: With Parliament set to take up Amendment Bill to restore quota in promotion for SC/STs, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he favoured the legislation. "I and my party JD(U) is in favour of the Bill for restoration of quota in promotion for SC/STs," Kumar told reporters...
  • SC/ST Quota Bill in RS, BJP may disrupt House September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to continue to protest in Parliament on the coal scam, putting a question mark on the passage of the bill for quotabased promotions for SCs and STs in government jobs. The government is planning to introduce it in the Rajya Sabha...
  • No faculty reservation in IIT and IIM, bill soon January 28, 2009

    New Delhi: In a significant development, 47 top institutions in the country including the IITs and IIMs as well as the central university will be exempted from faculty reservations. The job reservations for SC/ST citizens in India so far has been through a bunch executive order. In the last session, the ruling...
  • AIIMS docs barge into SC to protest against quota April 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Young doctors protesting against implementation of the Other Backward Classes (OBC) quota marched into Supreme Court on Friday. More than 150 of them surprised security personnel and entered the compounds. However, they didn't go into the court buildings. The doctors are supporters of the Youth for Equality group which...
  • Quota for SC/STs in CBSE medical exams February 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The quota debate is all set to take centre stage once again following Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramdoss's decision to introduce a 22.5 per cent quota for SC/ST students at the entry level for MBBS and BDS courses. For Abhishek Dwivedi and lakhs of other students like him, the...
  • Now, Muslim Dalits may get quota May 22, 2007

    New Delhi: A fresh debate on the reservation issue may be waiting to be sparked off. A report submitted to the Prime Minister on Monday recommends that Dalits among Muslims and Christians should be considered for reservation under the Scheduled Caste category. The National Commission for Religious And Linguistic Minorities, headed...
  • SC reserves order on OBC quota May 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has reserved its order on the Centre's plea to refer to a Constitution bench the issue of 27 per cent quota for OBCs in institutions of higher education, like IIMs and IITs. A Bench comprising Justices Arijit Pasayat and L S Panta asked Solicitor General G...
  • Quota row: TN files petition in SC May 3, 2007

    New Delhi: The future of thousands of students has finally been decided at least for this year. In what has been a big blow to the Government's proreservation stance, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to vacate the stay on 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in elite...
  • 'IIM stay lifted, but quota will come' April 27, 2007

    New Delhi: The Human Resource Development Ministry has formally issued a circular on Friday to the IIMs and other higher education institutions clearing the Centre's previous stay on admissions. While institutes will have to wait until May 8 for a decision on OBC quotas, HRD Minister Arjun Singh has...
  • Govt finds quota solution for now April 27, 2007

    New Delhi: After venting their ire at the judiciary over the OBC quota row, it was time to find some solutions solutions to the delay in admissions to Central institutions including the IIMs. The HRD minister called a meeting of all the UPA allies and Left constituents and Arjun...
  • Divided by caste, united in anxiety April 26, 2007

    New Delhi / Bangalore: Anant Sanghvi and Chandrashekhar (name changed) are two people who couldn't be more different in terms of either educational background or upbringing. They live miles apart but their fortunes in a sense are interlinked thanks to HRD Minister Arjun Singh. A passout of the Sri Ram...
  • Quota crisis deepens, meet today April 26, 2007

    New Delhi: After much assurance, the Government failed to take a decision on OBC quota Wednesday night, creating more uncertainty for the IIM aspirants. Differences have surfaced among UPA partners with key allies DMK, PMK and even the RJD turning down the Government request to allow admission without OBC quota....
  • Tell us: Has Govt failed to make a quota case? April 23, 2007

    New Delhi: In what could be big a blow to the Government's proreservation stance, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to vacate the stay on 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in elite educational institutions like IIMs and IITs. ...
  • Quota chaos hits IIM aspirants hard April 12, 2007

    Bangalore/Ahmedabad: The Supreme Court stay on all quota proceedings as regards admissions to government institutions has had a ripple effect across the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management. On Thursday, all IIMs deferred the admission process for the 20072008 academic session by nine days. "We will defer the admission, but not...
  • SC stays quota, IIMs admissions April 12, 2007

    New Delhi: In a fallout of the stay imposed on the 27 per cent OBC quota by the Supreme Courts, IIM Bangalore has frozen the admission process for the academic year June 2007. The institute says that there will be no final list of selected candidates till it gets the HRD...
  • PM seeks BJPs advice on OBC quota April 9, 2007

    New Delhi: After appealing the Supreme Court to lift stay on OBC reservations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held talks with BJP leaders and opposition parties to evolve a common ground on the vexed issue. Leaders of UPA constituents and the Left parties held a meeting twodays back over the same...
  • Govt tries to outsmart SC quota stay March 31, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court stay on the OBC quota in elite educational institutions may have come as a serious blow to the Government's take on the issue, but the proreservation lobby is not sitting easy. HRD Minister Arjun Singh on Saturday announced that the Centre will take all Constitutional measures...
  • Arjun, an unwelcome guest at JNU March 31, 2007

    New Delhi: HRD Minster Arjun Singh received a surprise welcome at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in the Capital on Saturday morning. The minister had gone to JNU campus to kick start 150year celebrations of the 1857 revolt in the Social Science department. As students inside the auditorium raised angry slogans against...
  • No quota in IIMA if SC stay not vacated March 31, 2007

    New Delhi: The Board of Governors of the six Indian Institutes of Management met in Ahmedabad on Saturday to discuss the impact of the Supreme Court's stay on the 27 per cent OBC quota. They have come to the conclusion that there will be no OBC quota in IIMAhmedabad if the...
  • TN shuts down over quota ruling March 31, 2007

    Chennai: A DMKsponsored bandh is being observed in Tamil Nadu on Saturday to protest the Supreme Court's stay order on OBC reservations in educational institutions. The bandh has affected normal life as no flight or train services are being operated in the state. Buses, taxies and autorickshaws were off the roads...
  • JNU boycotts Arjun Singh's visit March 31, 2007

    New Delhi: In a direct fallout of the reservation proposal for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in institutes of higher education, the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) boycotted a function that Human Resource Development Minister, Arjun Singh, had come to attend in the campus. The HRD Minister had gone to the...
  • Quota row: Govt lacks relevant data March 30, 2007

    New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court directed the HRD ministry to come up with fresh data on OBCs, the Government finds that it has no complete data with any of the concerned ministries. Some ministries, though, are making tall claims. "We have the BPL data ready. Anyone who...
  • TN to observe bandh over quota order March 30, 2007

    Chennai: After the Supreme Courts stay on 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in governmentfunded educational institutions, it was a day of protests in Chennai on Friday and it will be a day of complete shutdown on Saturday. The pro reservationists exhibited a hardcore protest. The students...
  • No OBC figures puts Govt in a fix March 30, 2007

    New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court passed its verdict on the OBC quota, political rumblings have begun across the nation. In Hyderabad, the opposition forced the adjournment of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly on the quota issue. In neighbouring Chennai, proreservation students protested outside the High Court. The Supreme...
  • Enforce Sachar suggestions: CPIM March 30, 2007

    New Delhi: CPIM General Secretary Prakash Karat CPIM who had termed the Supreme Court's stay on quota as "unfortunate and uncalled for" has on Friday called upon the Centre to implement the Justice Sachar Committee report to improve the condition of Muslims in the country. According to a report in...
  • Political uproar after SC stay on quota March 30, 2007

    New Delhi: There is political uproar after Thursdays Supreme Court stay on 27 per cent quota for OBCs in Central educational institutes of higher education. The Congress core group is meeting in Delhi on Friday to discuss the issue, under pressure from its allies. Meanwhile, student unions in Tamil Nadu...
  • TN bandh against SC quota stay March 30, 2007

    Chennai: The Congress is under strong pressure from its allies after the Supreme Court stayed the controversial Other Backward Classes (OBCs) quota on Thursday. A late evening reaction came from the DMK to the Supreme Court stay order on OBC quota in higher education. On Thursday evening, DMK...
  • India 360: Time for quota referendum? March 30, 2007

    The UPA Government's ambitious plans to extend 27 per cent reservations to OBCs in India's premier educational institutions received a set back on Thursday with the Supreme Court (SC) putting on hold what was perceived as a populist scheme. SC stated the 1931 census was not enough to determine who constitute...
  • Quota stay puts politicians in a fix March 29, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court order putting a stay on OBC quota implementation in government institutes of higher education has elicited strong response from the political fraternity. Parties cutting across the political spectrum criticised the ruling describing it as retrograde. Many parties sought Parliament's "intervention" in the matter, with government making...