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Ahead of Delhi Assembly polls, AAP government extends free coaching scheme to OBC, economically weak students of general category
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Ahead of Delhi Assembly polls, AAP government extends free coaching scheme to OBC, economically weak students of general category

Ahead of Assembly polls, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced a big raise in financial aid under its free coaching scheme 'Jai Bheem Mukhyamantri Yojana'

SCCLCIL Recruitment 2019: South Central Coalfields Limited announces recruitment for over 88,000 posts on scclcil.in
India

SCCLCIL Recruitment 2019: South Central Coalfields Limited announces recruitment for over 88,000 posts on scclcil.in

SCCLCIL Recruitment 2019 | South Central Coalfields Limited (SCCLCIL) has announced recruitment for 88,585 vacancies on Friday (16 August). Interested Candidates can apply by logging in to the SCCLCIL official portal – scclcil.in.

Mayawati urges CBSE to overturn decision to hike exam fee for SC/ST students, terms step as ‘very unfortunate, casteist and anti-poor’
India

Mayawati urges CBSE to overturn decision to hike exam fee for SC/ST students, terms step as ‘very unfortunate, casteist and anti-poor’

Calling the Central Board of Secondary Education's move to increase examination fee for board examinations "anti-poor", BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday said the decision should be reversed immediately.

CBSE increases board exam fees by 24 times for SC, ST students; general category candidates to pay double of earlier amount
India

CBSE increases board exam fees by 24 times for SC, ST students; general category candidates to pay double of earlier amount

Student, who fails to deposit exam fee before last date, will not be registered and will not be allowed to appear in 2019-20 examination, CBSE official said

SC to hear pleas challenging implementation of 10 percent quota for General category poor on 16 July
India

SC to hear pleas challenging implementation of 10 percent quota for General category poor on 16 July

SC on Monday fixed for 16 July hearing on a bunch of pleas challenging the implementation of the Constitution Amendment that gives 10 percent reservation in jobs and education for EWS of the General category. A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde will start hearing arguments to decide whether interim order should be passed to stay the implementation of the Constitution Amendment. One of the petitions, filed by Tehseen Poonawala, has challenged the 103rd Constitutional Amendment saying it was against the basic structure of Constitution.

Supreme Court seeks Centre's response on fresh plea against 10 percent quota to general category poor
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Supreme Court seeks Centre's response on fresh plea against 10 percent quota to general category poor

The apex court, which had earlier issued a notice to the Centre on similar petitions, Friday ordered tagging of the fresh plea of Tehseen Poonawalla with pending ones. Petitions have been filed by parties, including 'Janhit Abhiyan' and NGO 'Youth For Equality', challenging the Centre's decision.

Bihar Cabinet approves 10% quota for economically weaker sections of general category
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Bihar Cabinet approves 10% quota for economically weaker sections of general category

The Bihar cabinet has approved the Centre's scheme of 10 percent reservation for economically weaker general category candidates in government jobs and educational institutions in the state on Friday.

Tehseen Poonawalla plea challenging 10% quota to general category poor filed in SC; case to be heard this week
India

Tehseen Poonawalla plea challenging 10% quota to general category poor filed in SC; case to be heard this week

A plea challenging the Centre's decision to grant 10 percent quota to economically weaker people of the general category in jobs and education was filed in the Supreme Court on Monday.

Assam cabinet approves 10 percent quota for economically-weaker sections of general category citizens
India

Assam cabinet approves 10 percent quota for economically-weaker sections of general category citizens

The Assam Cabinet has approved 10 percent quota for the economically weaker sections of the general category in government jobs and education, officials said.

Higher cut-off for OBCs in Rajasthan raises doubts about quota benefits; 10% reservation for 'general' poor could backfire
India

Higher cut-off for OBCs in Rajasthan raises doubts about quota benefits; 10% reservation for 'general' poor could backfire

If the Rajasthan government implements 10 percent reservation for the economically weaker sections (EWS), it would force 96 percent of the state's population to compete for 60 percent of the reserved seats, while leaving 40 percent of the seats for the remaining 4 percent of the population.

Bihar seeking legal opinion on reservation for general category, but bound by SC's 50% cap, says Nitish Kumar
India

Bihar seeking legal opinion on reservation for general category, but bound by SC's 50% cap, says Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday announced that his government will implement quotas for the economically-backward among the unreserved category after getting a legal opinion about the appropriate modalities.

Quota in private educational institutes: Opposition from sector, threat of student protests may keep reservation at bay
India

Quota in private educational institutes: Opposition from sector, threat of student protests may keep reservation at bay

There are arguments both for and against reservations in jobs and educational institutes in the private sector, but currently, it appears that there are a number of hindrances that may keep the government's pre-poll promise at bay.

Excuse of upper caste poverty may not help Modi govt get away with 10% quota if it's legally challenged
India

Excuse of upper caste poverty may not help Modi govt get away with 10% quota if it's legally challenged

The Supreme Court has ground to quash the 10 percent quota law it if it is challenged before it as there has been no mention of any inadequate representation of poorer sections of the society.

After Lok Sabha, now Rajya Sabha approves historic 10% quota Bill for general category poor; big win for Modi govt
India

After Lok Sabha, now Rajya Sabha approves historic 10% quota Bill for general category poor; big win for Modi govt

The Parliament on Wednesday approved amending the Constitution to provide 10 percent reservation to general category poor in jobs and education with the government terming the landmark move as 'slog over sixes'.

Bill proposing 10% quota for the general category's poor may finally douse anger against Mandal Commission
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Bill proposing 10% quota for the general category's poor may finally douse anger against Mandal Commission

Unlike the Mandal Commission's report, the 10% quota move is unlikely to see protests as it includes benefits for the general category poor, including Jats, Marathas, Gujjars, Banias, Thakurs and Kammas, as well Muslims and Christians.

Lok Sabha passes Bill to grant 10% quota to economically-backward upper castes; all eyes on Rajya Sabha tomorrow
India

Lok Sabha passes Bill to grant 10% quota to economically-backward upper castes; all eyes on Rajya Sabha tomorrow

A landmark bill seeking to provide 10 percent reservation in jobs and education for the general category poor was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, with most parties backing the measure, described by the government as "historic" and in the country's interest.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Citizenship Bill, reservation amid rising unemployment, jokers at Science Congress; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Citizenship Bill, reservation amid rising unemployment, jokers at Science Congress; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Citizenship Amendment Bill creating two classes of citizens in Assam, how reservation amid rising unemployment may impact general category, to jokers at Science Congress, here are today's must-read stories

Mayawati backs 10% quota move, but calls it an election stunt ahead of LS polls, by a government 'on its way out'
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Mayawati backs 10% quota move, but calls it an election stunt ahead of LS polls, by a government 'on its way out'

BSP chief Mayawati backs the Union Cabinet's decision to provide 10 per cent reservation to the economically weaker sections but calls it a "political gimmick".

Modi govt's 10% quota for economically weaker upper castes not a new offer; move likely to face judicial scrutiny
India

Modi govt's 10% quota for economically weaker upper castes not a new offer; move likely to face judicial scrutiny

As per the 10% reservation approved for economically backward upper castes, any family from the general category that holds less than five acres of agricultural land, owns less than 1,000 square feet of residential property and earns less than Rs 8 lakh per annum is eligible to seek quota.

Dalit protests shake BJP's fort as rise in casteism challenges party's politics of Hindutva-laced nationalism
Politics

Dalit protests shake BJP's fort as rise in casteism challenges party's politics of Hindutva-laced nationalism

If Dalits continue to clash with upper-caste Hindus, it would destroy its dream of a 'virat' Hindu 'parivar' that votes just for the BJP.