Schedule Caste

  • CPM asks Centre to allocate funds for SC sub plan July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: CPM on Saturday asked the Centre to allocate funds for Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) equivalent to the population proportion of the SCs in the country. Stating that the Census 2011 had pegged the Scheduled Castes population at 16.6 per cent of the total population of the country, CPM...
  • 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...
  • Karnataka CM gives Rs 2 extra subsidy to SC, ST milk producers, angers many June 17, 2014

    Bangalore: It seems Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah does not think that all farmers and villagers are equal. He thinks that poor among some castes are more equal than the others. Siddaramaiah, who openly practises the AHINDA (minorities, other backward classes and Dalits) brand of politics, has gone a step further....
  • HC stays UP government order including 'Kumhar' caste under SCs March 5, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed an order passed by the Uttar Pradesh government two months ago in which 'Kumhar' caste was included in the Scheduled Castes. A Division Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Satish Chandra passed the order on a Public Interest Litigation challenging the Government Order dated...
  • Congress stages walkout from Chattisgarh Assembly over rape of minor tribal girls February 20, 2014

    Opposition Congress on Thursday staged a walkout from the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly while accusing the state government of its "failure" to ensure security of girl inmates of the state-run residential schools and hostels. Congress MLA Shankar Dhruva raised the issue of the rape of minor tribal girls in a government-run residential school at Jhaliyamari Village in Kanker...
  • 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...
  • Tulsi Prajapati case: Commission writes to CBI, Guj govt, demands CBI probe September 5, 2013

    In the wake of a sting operation in connection with Tulsiram Prajapati killing in Gujarat, National Commission for Scheduled Castes has asked CBI to probe whether the ongoing investigation and judicial process in the case had been manipulated. The commission also decided to probe the matter and issued notices to Gujarat...
  • Dalits of all religions must enjoy benefits, says Jayalalithaa August 10, 2013

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jaya asks PM to drop proposal to reintroduce NEET July 29, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to drop the Centre's move to reintroduce NEET and abide by the Supreme Court ruling, quashing the test for undergraduate and post graduate medical and dental courses. Welcoming the judgement, she said it had finally brought to an...
  • Haryana achieves 97 pc target to provide free water June 17, 2013

    Chandigarh: The Haryana Government has achieved 97 per cent of the target of providing free water connections to households of members belonging to Scheduled Castes in the state. Stating this in Chandigarh on Sunday, a spokesman of Haryana Public Health and Engineering Department said that under the Indira Gandhi Drinking...
  • Those in AC rooms should visit villages, says Hooda June 9, 2013

    Karnal: A day after Union minister Kumari Selja and some Congress leaders attacked him over "tardy implementation of Centre policies for the uplift of Dalits", Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday said those "in air conditioned rooms should personally visit" the villages to see the development. Hooda said...
  • HC dismisses petition challenging AIADMK MLA election April 6, 2013

    Chennai: Madras High Court on Friday dismissed a petition challenging the election of AIADMK candidate from the Kallakurichi (Reserved) constituency in Villupuram district in the 2011 Assembly elections. Justice K Venkataraman dismissed the petition filed by S Chinnadurai, an electorate of the constituency praying for setting aside the election of...
  • Proposal sent to Centre for 17 new castes in SC ranks: UP CM February 17, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said in keeping with the promise made in the Samajwadi Party election manifesto, his government had sent a proposal to the Centre to include 17 backward castes in the Schedule Caste category. Addressing a convention at the party office, the CM...
  • Ashis Nandy a criminal, should be arrested: PL Punia January 28, 2013

    Condemning sociologist Ashis Nandy's controversial remark against SC, ST and OBC, National Commission for Scheduled Castes chairman PL Punia on Monday said that he is disgraced people with his comment and should be arrested. ...
  • 'Nandy's remarks against Dalits show intellectual bankruptcy' January 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar, the grandson of Dr BR Ambedkar, the father of the Indian Constitution and Dalit rights activist, has criticised sociologist Ashis Nandy for his remarks on the Other Backward Castes and Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes at the Jaipur Literature Festival. "I am not defending OBCs, SCs,...
  • Ashis Nandy apologises for remarks against Dalits January 26, 2013

    Jaipur: Sociologist and political psychologist Ashis Nandy kicked up a storm at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday when he claimed Dalits and other backward castes are responsible for corruption in the country. Nandy is now facing up to 10 years imprisonment for his controversial remarks, after an FIR was...
  • FIR filed against Ashis Nandy for his Dalit remarks January 26, 2013

    Jaipur: A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against Ashis Nandy under the SC/ST Act for his offensive remarks against Dalits and other backward castes. The sociologist and political psychologist could face up to 10 years imprisonment, if convicted. The organiser of the Jaipur Literature Festival, during which Nandy made...
  • I was misquoted: Ashis Nandy January 26, 2013

    Jaipur: Defending his controversial remarks that claimed corruption is perpetuated by Dalits and other backward castes, sociologist and political psychologist Ashis Nandy on Saturday said he is being "misquoted". "I agree that corruption is an equalising force in our country. What I meant was that when poor people, SC/ST people...
  • I stand by my statement on OBCs: Ashis Nandy January 27, 2013

    Jaipur: Sociologist Ashis Nandy stood defiant in face of criticism and said on Saturday that he stood by his statement blaming the OBCs, the SCs and the STs for the menace of corruption in the country. "I stand by my statement. Let the police take action against me," he said...
  • Most of the corrupt come from OBCs, SCs: Ashis Nandy January 26, 2013

    Jaipur: Sociologist and political psychologist Ashis Nandy on Saturday made a controversial statement at the Jaipur Literature Festival claiming that Dalits and other backward castes were responsible for the corruption in the Indian society today. "It is a fact that most of the corrupt come from the OBC and the Scheduled...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Andhra to give statutory status to SC, ST sub-plan November 30, 2012

    Hyderabad: A three-day special session of the Andhra Pradesh legislature began on Friday to give statutory status to the scheduled castes, scheduled tribe sub-plan. Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy introduced the Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Caste sub-plan Scheduled Tribe sub-plan Planning, Allocation and Utilisation of Financial Resources Bill 2012 in...
  • SP opposes quota bill, calls it 'unconstitutional' September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party on Wednesday dubbed as "unconstitutional" the bill to provide reservation in promotion for SCs and STs in government jobs and threatened to oppose the measure tooth and nail. Soon after the introduction of the bill in the Rajya Sabha amid scuffle between SP and Bahujan...
  • Promotion quota: Will Cong succeed in wooing allies? August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Facing heat on various fronts ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress has played the quota card for both its voters and allies. After an all-party meeting on Tuesday, the Congress announced that it is open to bringing amendments to ensure reservation in job promotions for...
  • No OBC reservation in minority institutions: Court June 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on June 25 exempted four minority colleges of Delhi University from reserving 27 percent seats for students from Other Backward Classes(OBCs) for the 2012-13 academic year. The court's order came while hearing the plea filed by a group of colleges seeking exemption from reserving 27...
  • Delhi to get residential school for underprivileged kids May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The capital is set to receive a residential school for students belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SC), the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Castes (OBC), the Delhi government announced on Monday. "The cabinet has decided to set up a residential school for the SC, ST, OBC and Muslim...
  • Haryana: Uproar over caste wing at govt institute May 7, 2012

    Narnaul: The government-run Industrial Training Institute in Narnaul, Haryana, found itself in the centre of a controversy on Saturday. The institute has allegedly created a separate wing for SC/STs, calling it "special privileges". The students, however, call it discriminatory. The institute was set up by the government with the aim of...
  • More communities added to Scheduled Castes list April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday decided to include some communities in the list of Scheduled Castes in Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Tripura. In Kerala, Pulluvan and Thachar communities will be included in the list of Scheduled Caste, an official release said in New Delhi. The carpenters in the Thachar community...
  • 'Policemen raped 7 women in Bhatta-Parsaul' August 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) claims that seven women of Bhatta and Parsaul villages of Greater Noida were raped by policemen during the agitation against land acquisition in May 2011. NCSC Chairman PL Punia says that the women have claimed in an affidavit and also in a...