Nitish Kumar called for a caste-based census in 2021, citing that the population of the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes had gone up. He said the caste-based census will help update data estimates recorded in the last census in 1931.
Modi govt's decision on 'economically backward' quota unlikely to withstand judicial scrutiny, may also be politically counterproductive
The timing of the Narendra Modi government's announcement of the proposed quota formula is certainly a matter of suspicion.
Devendra Fadnavis bows to quota demand from Marathas: Country needs transition from community-based to income-based reservations
It is time the country looked past community-based reservations and at least moved to income-based reservations in education and government jobs.
Barely had the news of Tina Dabi topping the civil services examinations broken that internet gladiators began a political war over her success.
Where has this quota politics, which Nitish Kumar is practicing, taken us? Quality and efficiency have become big casualties.
Ahead of election heat in 5 states, Modi talks quotas again: 'No change in reservation policy for Dalits'
Making it clear that there will be no change in the reservation policy for Dalits, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asserted that nobody can snatch their right even as he accused his opponents of spreading “untruths” on the issue.
It is an uphill task for the Modi government to quell the rising upsurge among the Jat population in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi for demanding reservation
In a far-reaching reform initiative, Delhi government scrapped management and all other quotas except for the economically weaker sections in private schools for nursery admissions, putting 75 per cent of total seats in the open.
India's Constitution, with 100 amendments to date, is a poor shadow of the liberal document Ambedkar gave us. Ambedkar's reason for making amendments easy have ended up subverting its fundamental values.
The Congress-NCP government, which is facing Assembly elections next month, earlier this year took the decision to provide 16 percent reservations for Marathas and five percent for the Muslims.
In one stroke, the State govt has overturned the philosophy of affirmative action, subverted the Constitution, extended the quota system to the private sector, and upset the fine balance that India's courts have struck
A candid Sharad Pawar has admitted that the ruling Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra was all set to benefit from the recently announced quotas for Marathas and Muslims.
AAP's ideologue has spoken about extending reservations for the disadvantaged. This is not fresh thinking by any yardstick, and may also be a betrayal of the new people attracted to the party. It should retract before further damage is done to its credibility
Yesterday's cabinet decision to set up an apex investment committee, clear the Land Bill and offer incentives for urea plants are half-measures at best
Events of the last few years show that the old way of running politics and business has killed the India Story. The story cannot be rewritten by T-Rexes in lead roles
Core constituencies are the driving force in politics and by extension democracy. Political parties cannot ignore these.
DMK president M Karunanidhi on Wednesday appealed to all parties to cooperate in passing in parliament a bill that provides for quotas in promotions for Dalits and tribals in government jobs.
The BSP leader has said that both the BJP and Congress had attempted to protect their political self interests instead of passing the bill.