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How Health Ministry Wipes Off OBC, EWS Quota In MBBS Admission

How Health Ministry Wipes Off OBC, EWS Quota In MBBS Admission

The general category candidates have benefited at the cost of OBC and EWS candidates under Medical Counselling Committee's seat allotment.

27 April 2022
BCMG Stresses On Need For Reservation For Women In Bar Councils Across India

BCMG Stresses On Need For Reservation For Women In Bar Councils Across India

The issue was raised by former chairman of the BCMG and member advocate Gajanan Chavan, who highlighted the issues faced by women in courts during the...

15 April 2022

Book Excerpt: How Mandal Proved Seminal In VP Singh’s Career, And India’s Politics

The Mandal Commission also used levels of education and income as indicators to determine which castes to list as backward. However, in computing the final...

SC Asks If Parties Against Quota In Private Sector Agree To Be Considered Together

SC Asks If Parties Against Quota In Private Sector Agree To Be Considered Together

Supreme Court was hearing a bunch of petitions against the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2020 which mandates 75% reservations for...

11 February 2022

SC To Hear Appeal Of Haryana Against P&H HC Stay Order On Its Quota Law On Feb 11

The high court on February 3 had granted interim stay on the Haryana government law on pleas filed by various industry associations from Faridabad and other...

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05 February 2022
Core Issue Whether Any State Can Restrict Employment On Domicile Basis: Punjab And Haryana HC

Core Issue Whether Any State Can Restrict Employment On Domicile Basis: Punjab And Haryana HC

The court had, on Thursday, passed the order on pleas filed by an industry body from Faridabad and some other associations, and the detailed order was released...


04 February 2022
Haryana Govt Challenges HC's Order To Stay Law For 75% Reservation For Locals In Private Jobs

Haryana Govt Challenges HC's Order To Stay Law For 75% Reservation For Locals In Private Jobs

The Haryana Government has approached the Supreme Court and challenged the Punjab and Haryana High Court's order to put an interim stay on the state...


03 February 2022
AIADMK Ridicules Stalin's Social Justice Federation Pitch

AIADMK Ridicules Stalin's Social Justice Federation Pitch

Stalin on Wednesday appealed to 37 political parties across the country including the Congress, arch rival AIADMK, Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Left parties and...


03 February 2022
HC Stays Haryana Law Mandating 75% Reservation In Private Jobs For Locals

HC Stays Haryana Law Mandating 75% Reservation In Private Jobs For Locals

The Punjab and Haryana High Court's order to stay Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020 which provides 75% reservation in the private sector...


02 February 2022
Got Demands From Various Castes For Reservation; None Pertaining To Quota In Govt Jobs: Centre

Got Demands From Various Castes For Reservation; None Pertaining To Quota In Govt Jobs: Centre

Reservation to the extent of 10 per cent in services and posts for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) has been provided, he said.


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02 February 2022
Uttarakhand Election 2022: Congress Promises 40 Per Cent Reservation For Women In Police Force

Uttarakhand Election 2022: Congress Promises 40 Per Cent Reservation For Women In Police Force

Uttarakhand Election 2022: Congress' manifesto released by the party's general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, promised to give women 40 percent reservation in...


28 January 2022
Supreme Court Refuses To Lay Down Yardstick For SC/ST Promotion In Govt Job

Supreme Court Refuses To Lay Down Yardstick For SC/ST Promotion In Govt Job

The Supreme Court said that it cannot lay down any yardstick to determine the inadequacy of representation of SCs/STs and leave it for the states to do so.


28 January 2022
Why Are Political Parties Ignoring The Disabled Community?

Why Are Political Parties Ignoring The Disabled Community?

When five states are going for election, one voting community that is often left out of all election discourses is crying to be heard.


26 January 2022
SC Quashes HC Verdict Asking Punjab To Provide 3 % Sports Quota In Med, Dental Colleges

SC Quashes HC Verdict Asking Punjab To Provide 3 % Sports Quota In Med, Dental Colleges

The verdict of the top court came on the appeal of the Punjab government against the 2019 common judgement of the high court directing issuance of fresh...


08 January 2022
AIADMK Welcomes SC Verdict On OBC Quota

AIADMK Welcomes SC Verdict On OBC Quota

In a joint statement, the two leaders said the Friday judgement of the apex court was a 'victory' to the party's long-pending and sustained plea on the OBC...


07 January 2022
NEET-PG: SC Allows Resumption Of 2021 Counselling, OBC Quota To Remain Valid In Admissions

NEET-PG: SC Allows Resumption Of 2021 Counselling, OBC Quota To Remain Valid In Admissions

According to the bench headed by Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna, the submissions which have been made before this court over a span of two days...


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03 January 2022
NEET-PG Admissions: Centre Seeks Urgent Hearing Of EWS Quota Case

NEET-PG Admissions: Centre Seeks Urgent Hearing Of EWS Quota Case

A bench of justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who mentioned the matter before the court on behalf of the Centre, that...


02 January 2022
Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad Detained By Madhya Pradesh Police

Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad Detained By Madhya Pradesh Police

In a tweet, MP Congress chief Kamal Nath supported the stir and said the BJP government in the state was quelling the protest by force despite claiming to be...


27 December 2021
Maharashtra Local Body Elections Postponed Until OBC Reservation Restored

Maharashtra Local Body Elections Postponed Until OBC Reservation Restored

Supreme Court had directed the State Election Commission (SEC) of Maharashtra to notify 27 per cent seats in the local body, which were reserved for the OBCs,...


27 December 2021
OBC reservation: Centre moves SC, seeks recall of Dec 17 order passed in MP matter

OBC reservation: Centre moves SC, seeks recall of Dec 17 order passed in MP matter

It has also urged the apex court to direct the local body elections to be deferred for four months with a mandate to the state government to come out with the...


25 December 2021
Odisha Cabinet approves amendment in acts on OBC quota in ULBs

Odisha Cabinet approves amendment in acts on OBC quota in ULBs

Meanwhile, the Opposition BJP blamed it on the Biju Janata Dal government in the state for not keeping 27 per cent reservation for the OBCs in the state.


21 December 2021
Centre considering moving review petition in SC to allow reservation of OBCs in local body polls

Centre considering moving review petition in SC to allow reservation of OBCs in local body polls

The development comes after the Supreme Court decided to strike down the recent 27 percent reservation in favour of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in local...


06 December 2021
SC Stays Local Body Election In Maharashtra On Seats Reserved For OBCs

SC Stays Local Body Election In Maharashtra On Seats Reserved For OBCs

In March this year, the apex court had said that reservation in favour of OBCs in concerned local bodies in Maharashtra cannot exceed aggregate 50 per cent of...


26 September 2021
Strongly Recommend 50% Reservation In Judiciary For Women Lawyers: CJI

Strongly Recommend 50% Reservation In Judiciary For Women Lawyers: CJI

Chief Justice of India N V Ramana exhorted upon women lawyers that reservation is a ‘matter of right, and not a matter a charity’ to them.


04 November 2021
Policymakers Must Consider The Many Upsides Of Caste Census

Policymakers Must Consider The Many Upsides Of Caste Census

A comprehensive count can be helpful in deciding categorical revisions and inclusion/exclusion of castes/communities in deciding reservations and...


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