Dalit Sikhs in Punjab unite to press NOTA in final phase of Lok Sabha election, say community has lost faith in govts
Landless Dalit labourers in Punjab's Malwa region have decided to press the NOTA button when the 13 constituencies of Punjab go to polls on 19 May to protest against the failure of successive governments to ensure proper implementation of the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Rules, 1964
Union Cabinet approves ordinance to restore 200-point roster on reservation in faculty jobs at higher education institutes
The Union Cabinet in its last meeting before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls approved a proposal by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development for ordinance for the restoration of a 200-point roster when it comes to faculty quota in higher education.
Govt may approve ordinance to restore 200-point roster system: What is this appointment process for SC/ST faculty?
Under the 200-point roster system, 99 faculty posts are reserved for SC, ST and OBC communities, and the remaining 101 posts are kept for the unreserved.
Regional outfits favour expansion of the reservation pool because they view quota as a battle for hegemony between elite and non-elite social groups.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Quota for upper castes, Yogi's tax to build cow shelters, Ravi Shastri on Team India, today's must read stories
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Centre approves 10% reservation for economically-weak upper castes; Opposition slams govt for another 'political jumla'
The Centre has approved a 10 percent reservation in government jobs and educational institutes for the economically backward strata among the upper castes, on Monday. The reservation benefit is likely to be availed by those whose annual income is below Rs 8 lakh and who have only up to five acres of land.
Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2018 result: Support from SC, ST communities helped propel Congress to majority
In Chhattisgarh, the constituencies with a high population of Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Scheduled Caste (SC) communities, have contributed hugely in steering Congress towards a thumping victory in the state.
District Council in Shillong introduces bill to penalise non-tribals claiming to be Khasi tribals; culprits can face jail term of 3 years
A bill was introduced in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), on the first day of its winter session on Tuesday to penalise non-tribals who claim to be tribals.
Marathas are backward community, says reservation panel, recommends 16% quota: Devendra Fadnavis faces tricky task
The Maharashtra State Backward Classes Commission has suggested reservation of 16 percent for the Marathas, stating that the community is socially and economically backward, however, the Maharashtra government may find it impossible to implement the suggestion, especially keeping in mind the restrictions on caste-based reservation in India
Chhattisgarh Assembly polls 2018: Mayawati says 'casteist' BJP, Congress are trying to 'abolish' reservation system
The BSP is contesting the election — to be held in two phases on 12 and 20 November — in alliance with the JCC-J and the Communist Party of India (CPI).
Watch social media for atrocity cases on SCs, STs, other vulnerable sections of society, says Vijay Rupani
The Gujarat government on Tuesday directed the district collectors and superintendents of police to keep a watch on social media platforms for instances of atrocities on SCs, STs and other vulnerable sections of the society.
'Creamy layer' concept can't be applied to deny quota benefits to SC/ST employees in govt jobs, says Centre to Supreme Court
Attorney General KK Venugopal told a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that there is no judgment which says that affluent people of the SC/ST community can be denied quota benefits by applying creamy layer concept.
Assam Police lathi-charge protesters to quell rail roko agitation in Choutara village; 12 injured, 15 arrested
The AKRSU in Assam were demanding the inclusion of the Koch Rajbongshi community in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category and disrupted trains across the state.
Govt plans 50 percent reservation for SC/ST applicants in teaching positions at state-run universities, says HRD ministry
Union HRD minister Javadekar said that the government is planning to allot 50 percent reservations for SC/ST applicants in teaching positions in government universities and colleges
AMU should provide quota if it can't prove minority status, says SC/ST panel: Varsity walks tightrope between minority character, reservations
Adding a new twist to the ongoing controversy over minority status of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), the National Commission for Scheduled Castes is planning to order the university to implement the reservation policy or submit documents supporting its claim to prove the university's minority status.
Upper-caste Hindus least afraid of police, while Sikhs are religious community most fearful of cops, says report
Upper-caste Hindus fear police the least, are most likely to have a favourable opinion of them and are least likely to be contacted by them, says a report.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official notification for the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Exam (II) 2018. Interested candidates can apply at upsc.gov.in.
The government will issue an ordinance to uphold the rights of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes if the Supreme Court does not go back on its judgment deleting the provision of immediate arrest on complaints from Dalits, says Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who asserts that the Constitution too will be amended if need be.
Karnataka polls: Siddaramaiah goes quiet on caste and reservation, but it may be too little too late
Siddaramaiah may yet walk away with a comfortable majority if he is lucky, but the reports of depleting support for the Congress are not good