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EWS quota verdict: SC arrived at proper conclusion but did not address correct issues
Opinion

EWS quota verdict: SC arrived at proper conclusion but did not address correct issues

Ending caste-based discrimination is and should be a goal of the Indian state, but it can't be the only goal under the equality code of the Constitution. Ending income inequality is also a goal to establish an egalitarian society

Jharkhand: Assembly passes bill to raise reservations to 77%
India

Jharkhand: Assembly passes bill to raise reservations to 77%

In a special session, the assembly passed an amendment to the Jharkhand Reservation of Vacancies in Posts and Services Act, 2001, raising the reservations for STs, SCs, EBCs, OBCs and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in government jobs from the present 60 per cent

Karnataka to raise SC/ST quota, total reservation to go over 50%
India

Karnataka to raise SC/ST quota, total reservation to go over 50%

To give legal protection to this decision, it was decided to include it in Schedule 9 of the Constitution and to consult the Legal Minister, Law Commission, constitutional experts and advocate general regarding its implementation

Telangana government orders to increase Scheduled Tribes reservation quota to 10%
India

Telangana government orders to increase Scheduled Tribes reservation quota to 10%

A bill on the 10 per cent reservation was passed by the Telangana Assembly in April 2017 and it was sent to the Centre for obtaining the President's assent, which still remains pending

Punjab govt introduces reservation for SC in posts of law officers
India

Punjab govt introduces reservation for SC in posts of law officers

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said 58 new posts of law officers being created in the Advocate General's office will be reserved for Scheduled Caste

Quota in promotion: Centre asks departments to collect data on inadequacy of representation of SCs, STs
India

Quota in promotion: Centre asks departments to collect data on inadequacy of representation of SCs, STs

The Central Secretariat Service (CSS) Forum had in January urged the DoPT to immediately resume long-stalled promotions for its members

Madras High Court upholds 7.5 per cent reservation for government school students in medical colleges
India

Madras High Court upholds 7.5 per cent reservation for government school students in medical colleges

Madras High Court was hearing a batch of petitions filed by private school students challenging the constitutionality of the Tamil Nadu Admission to undergraduate courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Indian Medicine and Homeopathy on preferential basis to students of Government Schools Act, 2020

SC/ST reservation in NDA: Social revolution does not come overnight, says SC
India

SC/ST reservation in NDA: Social revolution does not come overnight, says SC

With the present allotment of 10 women candidates per course in NDA, that is 20 per year the women cadre in these arms will witness a growth of 5 per cent from the existing 15 per cent to 20 per cent, the affidavit has said

Shout with anger and demand 50% reservation in judiciary, CJI NV Ramana tells women lawyers
India

Shout with anger and demand 50% reservation in judiciary, CJI NV Ramana tells women lawyers

The CJI said that it is an issue of thousands of years of suppression and women are entitled to the reservation and added, "It's a matter of right, and not a matter a charity."

Not going to reopen cases on grant of reservation to SCs and STs, states to decide on implementation: Supreme Court
India

Not going to reopen cases on grant of reservation to SCs and STs, states to decide on implementation: Supreme Court

Taking up pleas pertaining to alleged hurdles in granting reservation in promotions to SCs and STs, a three-judge bench directed the Advocate on Records of states to identify and flag unique issues

Fully vaccinated Mumbaikars can travel in local trains from 15 August, says Uddhav Thackeray; check details here
India

Fully vaccinated Mumbaikars can travel in local trains from 15 August, says Uddhav Thackeray; check details here

However, the local railway services will be open for only those persons who have completed 14 days after the second dose of the vaccine, he added.

No decision on exempting IITs from faculty reservation, Ramesh Pokhriyal tells Rajya Sabha
India

No decision on exempting IITs from faculty reservation, Ramesh Pokhriyal tells Rajya Sabha

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 illustrates how pervasive caste system in India is with matrimonial ad in newspaper
Entertainment

Richa Chadha illustrates how pervasive caste system in India is with matrimonial ad in newspaper

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
India

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
India

'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
India

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
India

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
India

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
Entertainment

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
Politics

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