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  • Centre spends Rs 35,000 crore under SC/ST sub-plan in 2013-14 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Government's 25 ministries and department spent Rs 35,800.60 crore last fiscal under schedule Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Sub-Plan, which is meant for welfare of these communities, Parliament was informed on Thursday. However, government had allocated Rs 41,561.13 crore under the SC/ST Sub-Plan for the central ministries for 2013-14, Planning Minister...
  • UPA appointees targeted: Mamta Sharma, Karan Singh, PL Punia to quit? June 19, 2014

    The Narendra Modi government, which aims at wiping out all political appointees from the UPA government, has now asked the heads of National Commission for Women, SC/ST Commission and Indian Council for Cultural Research (ICCR) to step down from their respective posts, say sources. ...
  • After Governors, NDMA members, PM asks NCW, SC/ST panel heads to quit June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government, which aims at wiping out all political appointees from the UPA government, has now asked the heads of National Commission for Women and SC/ST Commission to step down from their respective posts, say sources. This comes after the PMO asked all seven members of...
  • Why was SC/ST Act not applied in Badaun case, MHA asks UP government June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Monday asked the Uttar Pradesh government on why the SC/ST Act was not slapped against the culprits in the Badaun gangrape-cum-murder case. Two teenage Dalit girls, who were cousins aged 14 and 15 years, were allegedly gangraped and murdered with their bodies found hanging...
  • Ramdev faces arrest, says never insulted Dalits April 29, 2014

    Yoga Guru Ramdev faces arrest over his honeymoon comment on Dalits and Rahul Gandhi. Four FIRs have been filed against him under the non bailable SC/ST act in Gorakhpur, Agra, Patna and Nagpur. While the BJP has stood by the yoga guru so far, with a crucial phase of elections...
  • Ramdev faces arrest over honeymoon remark, hearing on 3 FIRs today April 29, 2014

    Patna: Yoga guru Ramdev faces arrest over his 'honeymoon' remark on Congress Voce President Rahul Gandhi. Three FIRs have been filed against him under the SC/ST Act in UP. The FIRs have been filed in Gorakhpur, Agra and Patna. The hearing for these cases will take place in Patna on...
  • 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....
  • RK Singh targeting Shinde as he's a Dalit: SC/ST panel Vice Chairman January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Scheduled Caste Commission Vice Chairman Dr Raj Kumar Virka has said that action must be taken against Former Home Secretary RK Singh for making allegations against Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. Virka has accused RK Singh of targeting Shinde for being a Dalit and violating the Official Secrets...
  • Ensure SC/ST representation at senior levels: Parliamentary Panel to Govt August 22, 2013

    Observing that SC/ST officers were not represented in senior positions in Ministries and public sector firms due to existing policies, a Parliamentary panel on Thursday asked government to ensure that their adequate presence is ensured there. In a report on reservation and employment of SC/STs in Ordnance Factory Board, the Committee...
  • Akhilesh promises to withdraw false cases lodged against Brahmans May 12, 2013

    New Delhi: With an eye on Lok Sabha elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday promised that all false cases against Brahmans lodged under the SC/ST Act (Prevention of Atrocities Act) will be withdrawn. "There was a time when false cases were imposed on Brahmins. When we came to...
  • Odisha: BJD SC/ST MLAs in a fix over reservation bill April 3, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Opposition Congress put 40 SC and ST MLAs of the ruling BJD in a fix in the state Assembly by suddenly demanding division of vote at the introduction stage of a bill for reservation to SC and ST in government jobs. The opposition Congress raised objection to the Odisha...
  • Criteria for inclusion of tribes in ST list 'subjective': Panel March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary Standing Committee has found the criteria for inclusion of tribes in the Scheduled List "subjective" and "archaic" and recommended revision of the process for developing a comprehensive method. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment in its report on "The Constitution (ST) Order (Second...
  • 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. ...
  • Maya slams UPA on SC/ST Quota in Promotion Bill December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday lambasted the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government over the SC/ST Quota in Promotion Bill but also said that her party would continue to support the Central Government. Speaking to IBN7 Managing Editor Ashutosh, Mayawati said that the UPA was not...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Watch: Furious RS Dy Chairman warns protesting SP MPs, evicts 1 December 13, 2012

    RS Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien repeatedly warned the SP MPs who were protesting against the SC/ST quota bill that he would name them if they continued to disrupt proceedings. ...
  • SP to continue opposing SC/ST quota bill: Sources December 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to continue its independent probe against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, the leader was meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the controversial SC/ST quota bill. Post meeting, SP sources said that the party will continue...
  • Maya accuses Hamid Ansari of remaining absent from RS December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: There were noisy scenes in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The Upper House suffered an adjournment after BSP supremo Mayawati lashed out at Chairman Hamid Ansari. The BSP supremo rushed to the Well of the House demanding that Ansari makes the government's stand clear on the quota bill....