Madhya Pradesh Cabinet passes resolution to increase OBC quota to 27%; raises dearness allowance for staff, pensioners by 3%
The Cabinet has also increased by three percent the dearness allowance for employees and pensioners. It will cost the state exchequer Rs 1,647 crore and will benefit around seven lakh employees.
Payal Tadvi's suicide: 'Evidence of ligature mark over neck', says autopsy report; victim's chats show she was facing torture
The investigation into the suicide of Dr Payal Tadvi has been transferred to the Crime Branch of the Mumbai Police on Thursday.
Payal Tadvi's suicide: Marred by casteism, dominated by donations, medical education in India needs mirror to avoid dehumanisation
Three senior doctors allegedly bullied and tortured Dr Payal Tadvi because of her caste - she was born into an Adivasi family - all the way to suicide at Mumbai's BYL Nair Hospital.
The Centre approved an order for giving reservation benefits to economically weaker sections and for promotion in govt jobs to SCs,STs in Jammu and Kashmir.
Talk of ST status for Assam's 'tea tribes' may give BJP fillip in election year, but real benefits miles away at ground zero
The tea tribe's sizeable population across Assam makes them a politically important demography for any party in the wake of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Hence, this made for an opportune time to pick up the quota debate.
Why Dalit Sikhs of Punjab's Bathinda are nonchalant towards elections, debate around caste, quota and development
A visit to the town reveals that the Dalits in Bathinda have not benefited from the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Rules, 1964, where one-third of public agricultural land and cultivable common land in each village is reserved for SCs
Rajasthan Assembly passes bill giving five percent reservation to Gujjars in jobs and educational institutes
Rajasthan Assembly passed the Rajasthan Backward Classes Amendment Bill, which gives five percent reservation in jobs and educational institutes to Gujjars.
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.
Gujjar quota stir: 13 trains affected in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur-Bayana section; special trains deployed along alternative routes
As many as 13 trains were diverted, short terminated or cancelled on Sunday in the wake of the agitation by Gujjars who have blocked tracks on a section of the North-Western Railway in Rajasthan demanding a higher quota.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday left for Darbhanga in North Bihar where he will launch a yatra to eradicate unemployment and increase quotas on Thursday. The 'Berozgari Hatao, Arakshan Badhao' yatra will also cover Supaul and Bhagalpur districts in the next two days.
Marathas and Kunbis not separate castes, both should be under OBC: Maharashtra Backward Class panel report
The Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission in its report has said that Marathas and Kunbis are one and the same community. As the Kunbis are already included in the Other Backward Class (OBC), the Marathas too should have been categorised as a Backward Class long ago, it said.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Narendra Modi's plan to move, pass 10 percent quota bill in two days had right optics to silence its critics
The determination which the Narendra Modi government displayed in both Houses of the Parliament in offering 10 percent reservation to economically weaker sections of all communities, has helped the BJP silence its political rivals and critics
Modi's 10% quota plan: PM's switch hit has reverse-Mandalised Indian politics, caught Opposition off-guard
Narendra Modi has not just reversed the direction of the political narrative by offering 10 percent reservation for upper castes, but also changed his stance on the issue, to hit the prevailing Mandal logic out of the park
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.