'Unequals within SCs, STs': Supreme Court relooking at 2004 verdict set to reignite quota within quota debate
The Supreme Court on Thursday said that its 2004 verdict disallowing states from further sub-classifying the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes needed to be revisited by a bench of seven judges or more
Centre seeks Supreme Court review on order excluding SC/ST creamy layer from quota; says to refer matter to seven-judge bench
The Centre urged the Supreme Court on Monday to refer its last year's verdict excluding the creamy layer within the SC/ST community from reservation benefits to a seven-judge bench for a review.
Collapse of SP-BSP alliance signals end of Mandal politics; Opposition must reimagine its approach to counter BJP
In numerous interviews before the Lok Sabha elections, Amit Shah had pointed out that BJP’s fortunes in Uttar Pradesh won’t take a dip despite the ‘caste-and-community-based’ SP-BSP alliance because voters have become more empowered and have developed an agency on their own. And he wasn't wrong.
SC/ST reservation in promotions: Critics call proposal unconstitutional, say responsibility to 'strike balance' lies with state govts
For the SC/ST reservation in promotions, the Supreme Court was told on Thursday that reservation in promotion is impermissible and unconstitutional, and it is the responsibility of the state to strike a balance while giving reservation.
'Creamy layer' concept can't be applied to deny quota benefits to SC/ST employees in govt jobs, says Centre to Supreme Court
Attorney General KK Venugopal told a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that there is no judgment which says that affluent people of the SC/ST community can be denied quota benefits by applying creamy layer concept.
Nitin Gadkari’s reservation gaffe: NDA government must convert it into an opportunity by eliminating creamy layer
The govt must weave economic criteria into the caste-based reservation system. That could be the harbinger for full-fledged economic-criteria based reservation.
Supreme Court constitution bench to revisit 12-yr-old verdict on SC/ST quota in government jobs on 3 August
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to pass any interim order against its 12-year-old verdict that had dealt with the application of the 'creamy layer' for reservations to SC and ST categories in government job promotions
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A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking exclusion of the creamy layer among Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes from getting any reservation benefit.
Supreme Court says Constitution Bench to decide if a revisit on creamy layer in SC, ST quota is required
Supreme Court agreed to consider whether its 11-year-old judgment dealing with the issue of application of the 'creamy layer' for reservation to SC and ST categories
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh approved an increase in gross annual income limit for the creamy layer of Other OBC and Backward Classes from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 8 lakh
Centre expands OBC creamy layer ambit to PSU posts; excludes 'socially advanced sections' for reservation
The government on Wednesday expanded the ambit of OBC 'creamy layer' to include certain posts in PSUs and public sector financial institutions
Congress asked Narendra Modi govt to ensure that after the "creamy layer" ceiling for OBC candidates was raised to Rs 8 lakh, the poor are not excluded
Income limit defining 'creamy layer' for OBC reservation has been raised by Rs 2 lakh per annum even as the Union Cabinet approved setting up of a panel for sub-categorisation
Arun Jaitley confirms commission to examine sub-categorisation of OBCs, hikes creamy layer ceiling to Rs 8 lakhs
Arun Jaitley on Wednesday revealed that the Cabinet will soon set up a commission to examine sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes
Republican Party of India (RPI) leader and Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday said there has been a consistent demand to raise the creamy-layer limit for OBC to Rs 10 lakh, and that he would discuss the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
RJD and SP on Monday accused the government of denying OBC candidates appearing for all-India services examinations, a chance to get into IAS and IPS in the name of creamy-layer formula, a charge the Centre rejected.
Was the move to create a sub-quota reservation for minorities in educational institutions well thought out? Unlikely. Here's what the government could do instead.