Results for 66,600 railway exams by next month: RailMin

Ministry of Railways has announced that it will release by next month the result panel for 66,604 vacancies for which Railway Recruitment Board exams were conducted in 2018. Out of these 66,604 vacancies for which panels will published, around 10,000 are for so-called Level 1 jobs, while the others are for ‘Group C’ jobs. Level […]

Bombay High Court upholds Maratha reservations

Potentially marking a new era in provision of reservations in India, the Bombay High Court has upheld the provision of a reserved quota for Maratha community in educational institutions and government jobs. It has, however, asked the government to bring down the percentage of reservation to 13%. With this, the total percentage of reserved seats […]

Upper Caste Quota: Jaitley says judiciary cannot annul this reservation

Finance minister and legal expert Arun Jaitley today allayed fears that the latest move to give reservations to forward communities will also be struck down by the courts like previous attempts. Replying to such concerns raised by Congress MP KV Thomas that drew parallels with a similar, but abortive attempt by PV Narasimha Rao, Jaitley […]

CONFIRMED: Modi Govt’s 10% economic quota reserved for forward communities

Narendra Modi government’s new 10% economic reservation quota will not be open to economically weaker members of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes. The 124th constitutional amendment bill introduced by Thawar Chand Gehlot in Parliament today makes a specific exclusion for the above categories from being admitted under ‘economic reservation’. The poor within […]

Upper caste reservation bill to be presented at 2 PM

The government will present a new bill to amend the constitution and introduce a new 10% quota for ‘forward communities’ at 2 PM today. The bill will be presented by minister of social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot. The bill will add a new criteria for providing reservation — economic backwardness — to the […]

Fadnavis confirms Marathas to get reservation on Dec 1

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has dropped a hint that the Maratha community will get reservation in jobs and education on December 1. Speaking at a rally today, Fadnavis said that people who are preparing for demonstrations to demand reservations for the community should instead prepare for celebrations on Dec 1. “Some say we will […]

Rajput Karni sena threatens Gujarat-like stir over reservations, Padmavati

The apparent success of Hardik Patel-led campaign for reservations seems to be emboldening other groups to start similar campaigns. Shri Rajput Karni Sena, which was in the news for threatening have artists associated with the film Padmavati beheaded, has now warned the BJP government in Rajasthan that it will unleash a nationwide campaign to seek […]

Centre okays new plan to set up residential schools for girls from SC communities

The Central government has agreed to fund the construction of residential schools for girls from the scheduled caste community in districts with large populations from the community. The center will provide the cost of constructing the school as well as for purchasing items such as furniture, recreation, garden, etc., minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot. Only classes […]

Akhilesh Yadav supports reservation for Patels, upper castes

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has suggested extending reservation benefits not only to Patels, but to all forward communities as well. “Do a census and give everyone reservation according to their population. Nobody will be angry,” Yadav said, when asked about how to deal with the current agitation by the Gujarati community seeking greater educational […]

More OBCs to get reservation: Creamy layer limit relaxed to 8 lakh

More families belonging to the Other Backward Classes or OBCs will now be eligible to get benefits of reservation in government jobs and educational institutions after the government raised the income limit for such benefits. Under the new rules, candidates from households with annual income of up to Rs 8 lakhs — or Rs 66,666 […]

There can be no Equality without Reservations – Ravi Shankar Prasad

Law and Justice minister said that reservations to Dalits and backward communities was essential to ensuring equality of opportunity in government jobs. Delivering a talk on the concepts of freedom and equality in the Indian constitution, Prasad said it was wrong to think that reservations — based on caste and community — was against the […]

WATCH LIVE: Yogendra Yadav speaks on Reservations in India

Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav is all set to speak at the TEDx conference at AIIMs in Delhi on the subject of Reservations in India. The topic has always been the subject of a huge amount of consternation, especially among those sections of society that do not qualify for reservations. Introduce as positive discrimination to […]

Aam Aadmi Party’s reservation policy – first educate, then dismantle

The Aam Aadmi Party has clarified its stand on the subject of caste-based reservations in government jobs, saying it is in favor of abolishing reservations after social equality has been achieved. Kejriwal said the Aam Aadmi Party was not in favor of discontinuing reservations in the current circumstance as caste-based discrimination, untouchability and injustice are […]