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 […]

Commission on OBC sub-categorization to report next week

The ministry of social justice and empowerment said that a committee looking into the need for sub-categorization of OBC groups is expected to submit its report by 31 July. The committee, comprising four members headed by retired Supreme Court Justice G Rohini, was formed in October last year. Minister Krishna Pal Gurjar said the committee […]

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 […]

Kerala sets up welfare commission for rich and powerful communities

In a reversal of sorts, the Kerala government has set up a welfare commission that will only help people who belong to economically forward classes. The setting up of the ‘forward class welfare commission’ has been approved by the state’s governor, and will shortly become law as it is published in the state gazette. This […]

Land of Mayawati leads in cases of discrimination against scheduled caste, OBC students

Uttar Pradesh sees the highest number of complaints of discrimination against students belonging to the scheduled castes and other backward classes, according to government data. Uttar Pradesh, which accounts for about 17% of India’s total population, accounted for 57% of the total complaints regarding discrimination against students belonging to scheduled castes and other backward classes. […]

Kerala sees decline in Dalit population; Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra lead

Kerala is the only state in which the population of scheduled caste sections has fallen in India between 2001 and 2011, according to the latest census numbers. In Kerala, which has arguably the highest living standard in India, scheduled caste population fell by 2.7% in the ten years to 30.4 lakh from 31.2 lakh in […]