SCS

  • Rajasthan Police summons Ashis Nandy for questioning January 29, 2013

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Police has summoned sociologist Ashis Nandy for questioning in connection with the controversial remark he made against the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday. An FIR was lodged against him under Section 506 IPC (Criminal Intimidation) and the Scheduled...
  • The Last Word: How should we respond to Ashis Nandy's statement on SCs, OBCs corruption? January 28, 2013

    Socialist Ashis Nandy kicked up a storm when he said SCs, STs and OBCs are responsible for corruption in the country. ...
  • Quota Bill brawl shames Parliament as MPs come to blows September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: In yet another low, the fight over SCs/STs Quota Bill ended in a scuffle between the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi party (SP). The MPs feel they did nothing wrong. The Bill was finally tabled but couldn't be taken up for discussion which comes as no surprise...
  • Govt clears Quota Bill, to be brought in Parliament tomorrow September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday cleared reservation in job promotions for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs)in government service, despite opposition from the Samajwadi Party (SP). But the big question remains with Parliament paralysed over coal blocks will the bill be able to go through the house....
  • SC likely to strike down quota in promotions: AG August 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati has reportedly written to the Law Ministry on reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in job promotions, pointing out that the proposal is not legally possible. Sources say that Vahanvati has told the Law Ministry that reservation for SCs/ STs in promotions...
  • PM calls allparty meet on SC/ST Bill on Aug 21 August 9, 2012

    The Supreme Court earlier rejected Mayawati demand for quota for promotion of SCs and STs in government jobs in UP. ...
  • SC/ST promotion quota bill in govt jobs on Aug 22 August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: After repeated adjournments in Rajya Sabha and turmoil in Lok Sabha, the government on Thursday agreed to members' demand for bringing a Constitution amendment bill for reservation in promotion of SCs and STs in state jobs. Minister of State for PMO V Narayansamy informed the Upper House that a...
  • Minorities not in Lokpal, Lalu protests December 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad raised tempers in Parliament on Wednesday as he read out from a copy of the Lokpal Bill even before it was tabled in Parliament. Lalu was protesting against the exclusion of minorities from the proposed anticorruption legislation. Speaker Meira Kumar repeatedly requested...
  • BSP rules, but UP top state in crimes against SCs, STs January 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Crimes against the weakest sections of the society rose in 2007 for the third year running, with Uttar Pradesh topping the number of atrocities against Scheduled Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe (ST) members, official data shows. The Crime in 2007 report of the central government's National Crime Record Bureau...
  • Quota for Creamy Layer of SCs, STs November 14, 2006

    New Delhi: The creamy layer of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SCs, STs) too will get the benefit of quota, a Group of Ministers (GoM) decided on Tuesday. The Supreme Court had on October 19 excluded the creamy layer from the "purview of reservation in public employment and promotions." The GoM on...