The committee formed to look into the matter submitted its report last June and it was circulated to all the ministries concerned and their comments have been received, the Union Education Minister said
Richa Chadha wrote in a tweet that she was unaware of her caste privilege till after she graduated from college
Abolition of caste-based reservation untenable as long as Dalits suffer atrocities, prejudice; a rebuttal to Justice Katju
Discrimination against Dalits continues even today in the form of honour killings, and other caste-based crimes like untouchability, etc.
'Reservation not fundamental right': SC refuses to hear pleas by TN parties demanding 50% quota for OBCs in medical colleges
The matter came up before the apex court as various political parties challenged the Centre's decision not to grant 50 percent reservation to OBCs as per Tamil Nadu law in medical seats.
SC says hard for elected govt to have 'political will' to meet with challenges of reservation; strikes down 100% ST quota in scheduled areas
It is very hard for an elected government to have the 'political will' to meet the challenges arising out of the reservation scenario wherein neither the lists of those entitled have been reviewed nor the quota provisions have come to an end, the Supreme Court has observed.
Include 'transgender' as separate category in job application forms: Centre directs ministries and departments
All the departments in the central government have been asked to include "transgender" as a separate category of gender for recruitment in civil services and other central government posts.
Reservation fufils demand of substantive equality under Article 16(1) of Constitution; states duty-bound to offer it to disadvantaged groups
Under the Constitution, reservation is an aspect of substantive equality which imposes a duty on states to provide it for those groups who are disadvantaged in different terms
Anurag Kashyap apologises, clarifies stance on reservations after being labelled 'casteist' on Twitter
Several Twitter users have criticised Anurag Kashyap for participating in the Mandal commission protests, accusing him of being a casteist
Haryana Assembly election: JJP promises 75% job reservation for local youth, free education for girls till PhD level in poll manifesto
The Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) on Thursday released its poll manifesto for the 21 October Haryana Assembly polls, promising to reserve 75 percent of jobs for the local youth which constitute a sizeable chunk of nearly 1.83 crore voters of the state
Govt kickstarts process to appoint officials, divide assets between Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh; both UTs to share a common HC
The government has kickstarted a process to appoint officials for the two Union Territories (UTs) of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir and to divide the assets between them
Adivasis and the Indian State: Beyond access, educational institutes must be sensitive towards cultural differences, prevent positioning of tribals as inferiors
Lately, educational institutes have become a prominent site of adverse integration of the Adivasis into the caste-fold, where the Adivasi culture is often ridiculed and condescended as ‘primitive’ and the non-Adivasi culture is projected as the modernist ideal norm
Maharashtra cabinet to introduce bill for reservation of seats in medical colleges; move aimed at addressing scarcity of doctors in govt hospitals
Maharashtra cabinet on Monday decided to introduce a bill for reservation of certain seats in medical colleges of government and municipal corporations, in the legislative assembly
Adivasis and the Indian State: From Lohra tribals to Rautias, in Jharkhand, vulnerable groups bear burden of identity
During one Census, the administration erroneously entered Lohra, as Lohar in the records, and in the process stripped the community of its Adivasi identity, and along with reservations on jobs, education and several other social welfare benefits
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra takes dig at BJP-led Centre, says it no longer respects RSS views on Jammu and Kashmir
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said either Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his dispensation no longer respect RSS's views that all issues should be resolved through 'cordial dialogue' or they do not believe there is an 'issue' in Jammu and Kashmir.
Cabinet approves bill for 10% reservation to Jammu and Kashmir's EWS in jobs and educational institutions
The Union cabinet approved a bill on Wednesday to provide up to 10 percent reservation to Jammu and Kashmir's economically-weaker sections in jobs and educational institutions
Andhra Pradesh passes Bill giving 75% job reservation for local youths, gives factories three years' time to fulfil requirement
The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly Wednesday passed the AP Employment of Local Candidates in Industries and Factories Bill, 2019, a local reservation bill that mandates employment of at least 75 percent state candidates
Maharashtra govt to add general category seats in medical courses to compensate for reduction in spots due to increased reservation
Number of seats for the general category students in degree and post-graduate medical courses would be increased, said CM Devendra Fadnavis. He made the remarks while speaking to the delegation of 'Save Merit, Save Nation' movement. A system would be put in place to understand and solve the problems faced by students from the open category.
EWS quota: 10% reservation for economically backward sections would not affect other communities, says NCBC
Commending the Tamil Nadu government for providing 69 percent reservation, NCBC chairman Bhagwan Lal Sahni appealed to other states to replicate Tamil Nadu model of reservation for students
Monsoon Session of Parliament: RS extends President's Rule in J&K, clears reservation Bill; LS nod to Bill on quotas in filling teachers' positions
The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and a resolution to extend President’s Rule in the state by six months effective 3 July were passed by the Rajya Sabha
Reservations for Marathas: Devendra Fadnavis is fooling nobody when he mouths platitudes of social justice
With the Bombay High Court upholding reservations for Marathas, the madness over caste reservations in India has just got madder.