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AIADMK Welcomes SC Verdict On OBC Quota

AIADMK Welcomes SC Verdict On OBC Quota

08 January 2022

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 quota front, they said, adding it will enable increasing seats in medical admissions.

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

07 January 2022

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...


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...

Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad Detained By Madhya Pradesh Police

Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad Detained By Madhya Pradesh Police

02 January 2022

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...


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,...

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12 January 2022
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...


12 January 2022
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.


12 January 2022
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...


13 January 2022
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.


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11 January 2022
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...


11 January 2022
Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

From allies like JD(U), Apna Dal and Republican Party of India to opposition parties including RJD, Samajwadi Party, BSP and the Congress demand a caste...


11 January 2022
In Search Of Individual Caste Identity, Dalits Are No Longer One Cohesive Vote Bank

In Search Of Individual Caste Identity, Dalits Are No Longer One Cohesive Vote Bank

Political parties look for alternate social engineering to woo voters in changed scenario.


11 January 2022
There Is A Method To The Madness In Opposition’s Demand For A Caste Census

There Is A Method To The Madness In Opposition’s Demand For A Caste Census

Non-BJP parties hoping to stall the massive shift of OBCs towards the Hindutva brigade. But there are gains too for the BJP if it plays its cards well.


10 January 2022
Supreme Court Refuses To Reopen Decision To Grant Reservations In Promotions To SCs, STs

Supreme Court Refuses To Reopen Decision To Grant Reservations In Promotions To SCs, STs

The top court noted that in its earlier order, the state governments were directed to finalise the issues which are peculiar to them so that the court can...


11 January 2022
Reservations: A Constitutional Weapon For Dismantling India’s Oligarchy

Reservations: A Constitutional Weapon For Dismantling India’s Oligarchy

The caste census must not be bound up in a scarlet letter: it is a vital tool to unlock India's real potential


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10 January 2022
Telangana Gives 33.3% Reservation To Women In Govt Posts Under EWS Quota

Telangana Gives 33.3% Reservation To Women In Govt Posts Under EWS Quota

The consolidated guidelines were issued over two years after the Centre announced 10 per cent EWS reservation for initial postings and admissions into...


11 January 2022
Bait, Switch, Repeat: After Women’s Quota In 2019, Naveen Dangles A Carrot For OBCs

Bait, Switch, Repeat: After Women’s Quota In 2019, Naveen Dangles A Carrot For OBCs

Panchayat polls are due in Odisha. How to ensure caste disaffection doesn’t throw a spanner in the works for BJD? Why, promise 27 per cent tickets to the...


10 January 2022
BJD Decides To Field 27% OBC Candidates In Odisha Panchayat Polls

BJD Decides To Field 27% OBC Candidates In Odisha Panchayat Polls

The BJD’s move comes barely three days after a delegation of the party MPs met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and sought a legislation to raise quota for OBCs...


11 January 2022
Upper Caste Leaders Back In Circulation In Bihar

Upper Caste Leaders Back In Circulation In Bihar

A Rajput in charge of JD(U), another in charge of RJD, a Brahmin at the helm in Congress. What exactly is brewing in the homeland of Mandal and OBC politics?


10 January 2022
OBC Reservation: 55% Reserved Posts Lying Vacant In Govt Universities

OBC Reservation: 55% Reserved Posts Lying Vacant In Govt Universities

Apart from central universities, the Ministry of Education's data showed 89 per cent of the posts sanctioned for OBCs lying vacant in the Indian Institute for...


10 January 2022
All India Quota: Extending OBC, EWS Reservations Beyond Govt Medical Colleges

All India Quota: Extending OBC, EWS Reservations Beyond Govt Medical Colleges

The government extended reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in the coveted All India Quota (AIQ) for medical...


10 January 2022
Govt Announces 27% Reservation For OBCs, 10% Quota For EWS In Medical, Dental Courses

Govt Announces 27% Reservation For OBCs, 10% Quota For EWS In Medical, Dental Courses

The decision is also in sync with the significant reforms carried out in the field of medical education since 2014, the statement underlined.


11 January 2022
People With Disabilities Cannot Be Denied Reservation In Promotions In Govt Jobs: SC

People With Disabilities Cannot Be Denied Reservation In Promotions In Govt Jobs: SC

The SC bench said, 'We are of the view that the course of action followed by the High Court in the impugned order is salutary and does not call for any...


11 January 2022
Fadnavis Vows To Retire From Politics If BJP Fails To Restore OBC Quota In Local Bodies

Fadnavis Vows To Retire From Politics If BJP Fails To Restore OBC Quota In Local Bodies

The senior BJP leader said OBCs are being purposely deprived of the political reservation.


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Opinion

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 quota front, they said, adding it will enable increasing seats in medical admissions.

08 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 necessitates a detailed interim order on the applicability of the EWS criteria.

07 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 the EWS quota matter is being heard by a three-judge bench of the top court.

03 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 well-wishers of OBCs. He asked OBCs, tribal and Dalits to continue the fight and promised the support of the Congress.

02 January 2022
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