[

obc

]

Latest from obc

Number Theory: The class divide among Other Backward Classes in India

The demand for a caste census is not without context. It is linked with a demand for doing away with the Supreme Court imposed 50% limit on reservations.
OBCs, as of now, are entitled to reservations not just on a caste-basis(HT PHOTO)
OBCs, as of now, are entitled to reservations not just on a caste-basis(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 30, 2021 09:49 PM IST
Copy Link
ByRoshan Kishore and Abhishek Jha

OBC list: Centre moves to give states the power

  • The new bill effectively nullifies the top court’s decision, which triggered protests by state governments and OBC groups. In India, separate OBC lists are drawn up by the Centre and each state concerned.
This marks the third time in as many years that the central government has brought legislation to effectively rollback a decision of the Supreme Court relating to lower castes.(HT PHOTO)
This marks the third time in as many years that the central government has brought legislation to effectively rollback a decision of the Supreme Court relating to lower castes.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 05, 2021 04:45 AM IST
Copy Link
By, New Delhi

Centre approves 27% OBC, 10% EWS quota in medical courses

The decision is seen as an effort by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to consolidate its support among the OBCs and the poor ahead of upcoming state elections early next year, including in Uttar Pradesh, where OBC communities have significant electoral heft.
Students of BJ Medical College in Pune. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Students of BJ Medical College in Pune. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 30, 2021 12:47 AM IST
Copy Link

27% OBC quota in all-India medical admission, 10% for EWS

This decision which will come into effect from the current academic year would benefit nearly 1,500 OBC students in MBBS and 2,500 OBC students in postgraduation every year, the government said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 29, 2021 03:35 PM IST
Copy Link
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Cabinet decision: OBC sub-categorisation panel’s term extended

Besides this, the Cabinet announced that NAM would continue from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2026, with a financial implication of 4,607.30 crore to be spent during the period.
The Cabinet, which held its first in-person meeting this year, also approved the continuation of National Ayush Mission (NAM) as a centrally sponsored scheme for another five years till 2026.(PTI)
The Cabinet, which held its first in-person meeting this year, also approved the continuation of National Ayush Mission (NAM) as a centrally sponsored scheme for another five years till 2026.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 06:09 AM IST
Copy Link
By, New Delhi

DCAC’s three courses introduced this year fail to get UGC approval

DCAC introduced three new courses -- Hindi, Computer Science, and Mathematics -- and enrolled 32, 23, and 20 students, respectively. The college sought UGC’s permission on September 7 which the latter denied on November 1
Delhi College of Arts & Commerce.(HT archive)
Delhi College of Arts & Commerce.(HT archive)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 02:01 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

In Bihar, how caste shapes politics and governance

What do the results say about social balance of power? Though most parties attempted to reach out beyond their core social base, there were some predictable patterns
The support base of RJD and JD(U) have dictated the varying governance priorities of the two parties in power(AP Dube/Hindustan Times)
The support base of RJD and JD(U) have dictated the varying governance priorities of the two parties in power(AP Dube/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 06:38 AM IST
Copy Link
ByPoulomi Chakrabarti

Despite objections by ex councillors, Punjab govt notifies 50 Mohali MC ward list after delimitation

With the Mohali municipal corporation (MC) elections likely to be scheduled next month, the local bodies department of Punjab on Monday notified a list of 50 wards after delimitation – against which objections had been raised by the former councillors of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Former SAD and BJP councillors with the Mohali municipal corporation have also filed a plea against the delimitation move at the Punjab and Haryana high court.(HT Photo)
Former SAD and BJP councillors with the Mohali municipal corporation have also filed a plea against the delimitation move at the Punjab and Haryana high court.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 09, 2020 10:23 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByHT Correspondent, Mohali

How Mandal changed, and did not change, India

Thirty years ago, OBCs finally got reservation in jobs. But they remain under-represented and disempowered
Former prime minister, VP Singh, addressing a rally in August 1990 in support of the Mandal Commission(HT)
Former prime minister, VP Singh, addressing a rally in August 1990 in support of the Mandal Commission(HT)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 07:32 PM IST
Copy Link
ByTejas Harad

DU admission: Aspirants unable to procure OBC/EWS certificates owing to pandemic shutdown

Aspirants said government attested certificates, issued on or after March 31, 2020, are mandatory to get an admission under these categories.
A group of teachers have also written to the administration asking that candidates be admitted based on previously issued certificates in the backdrop of the pandemic.(File photo for representation)
A group of teachers have also written to the administration asking that candidates be admitted based on previously issued certificates in the backdrop of the pandemic.(File photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 25, 2020 02:23 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

OBC quota in medical seats only in central institutions: Govt informs HC

Since 1986, OBC medical aspirants were being accommodated in AIQ seats in central institutions only, and not in all state government colleges, it said.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)
Published on Jun 20, 2020 01:15 PM IST
Copy Link
Chennai | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Plea in Delhi HC to follow 27 per cent reservation of seats for OBC students in medical, dental colleges

The petition, filed by National Union of Backward Classes, SCs, STs and Minorities (NUBC), said in two academic years alone -- 2017-18 and 2018-19, around 5530 seats which would have gone to OBS category, if reservation procedure was followed, were allotted to general category.
Delhi High Court.(PTI file)
Delhi High Court.(PTI file)
Published on Jun 17, 2020 08:14 PM IST
Copy Link
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

PGIMER Chandigarh increases recruitment application fee up to 60%

Application fee for general, OBC, EWS candidates hiked to 1,500; SC/ST to pay 800
HT Image
HT Image
Published on Mar 12, 2020 12:39 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh

Naveen Patnaik declares 4 names for Odisha RS polls, will need BJP’s help to win all

One seat fell vacant in May last year and 3 seats would be falling vacant on April 2 with the completion of tenure of Ranjib Biswal of the Congress party, Narendra Swain and Sarojini Hembram of the BJD.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced names of 4 party candidates for the Odisha Rajya Sabha polls.(ANI PHOTO.)
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced names of 4 party candidates for the Odisha Rajya Sabha polls.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 07, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Why did Naveen Patnaik government pass the OBC Bill in a hurry |Opinion

Faced with a political googly from Patnaik, the opposition could do little but support the Bill unanimously.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently stumped the opposition with the OBC Bill.(HT Photo/File)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently stumped the opposition with the OBC Bill.(HT Photo/File)
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Copy Link
ByDebabrata Mohanty

Odisha to have 100 hostels for 10,000 OBC students

The announcement came days after the State government announced setting up of an OBC Commission under the chairmanship of a former judge of Orissa High Court.
Naveen Patnaik government has proposed to sanction 100 hostels with an accommodation capacity for 10,000 OBC as well as SEBC students(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Naveen Patnaik government has proposed to sanction 100 hostels with an accommodation capacity for 10,000 OBC as well as SEBC students(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 14, 2020 05:51 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By

KV, JNV Admissions :Parliamentary panel slams HRD ministry over no OBC quota

Slamming the HRD Ministry over no provision for reservation of OBCs in admission to Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalas, a parliamentary panel has recommended that a decision be taken on the issue within three months to ensure that OBC students can avail the benefits in the upcoming academic session.
(HT File)
(HT File)
Updated on Feb 07, 2020 09:40 AM IST
Copy Link
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

1.37L cr allocated for SC, ST, OBC welfare; over 9K crore for Divyang

In February 2019, the then interim finance minister Piyush Goyal announced a 35.6% increase in allocation for welfare of scheduled castes from 56,619 crore in FY 2018-19 to 76,801 crore in FY 2019-20.
The allocation for the department of empowerment of persons with disabilities was <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,204.90 crore in 2019-20.(HT Photo)
The allocation for the department of empowerment of persons with disabilities was 1,204.90 crore in 2019-20.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2020 01:14 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan times, New Delhi | By

Bombay HC upholds govt’s decision to stop provisional appointments on reserved posts

A bench of justice RK Deshpande and justice AS Chandurkar rejected a petition filed by Nagpur resident Chitra Sonarghare challenging a clause in the advertisement published by Gadchiroli Zilla Parishad for the recruitment of backward category candidates on various posts.
A view of the Bombay High Court(HT Photo)
A view of the Bombay High Court(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 25, 2020 09:28 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Cabinet extends term of panel on OBC reservation for the 8th time

The committee was set up in October 2017 to study the beneficiaries of reservation for OBCs; there was concern that much of these were going to a few OBCs, with many left out.
An initial report showed that a fourth of the benefits from reservations were going to 10 particular OBC groups, leaving 983 with almost no benefits, according to a draft report reviewed by HT.(HT File Photo)
An initial report showed that a fourth of the benefits from reservations were going to 10 particular OBC groups, leaving 983 with almost no benefits, according to a draft report reviewed by HT.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 05:57 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySunetra Choudhury

Odisha joins Maharashtra, Bihar to demand OBC enumeration with Census 2021

In a letter to cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba, Odisha chief secretary, Asit Tripathy, said, that the census of these communities can be done either by inserting suitable columns in the Census format or by prescribing a separate format for a simultaneous enumeration of the SEBCs and OBCs.
Last week, the state Cabinet had passed a resolution to request Centre for the census of OBC and SEBC.(HT Photo/ Representative Image)
Last week, the state Cabinet had passed a resolution to request Centre for the census of OBC and SEBC.(HT Photo/ Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 09:51 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByHT Correspondent

Odisha government to approach Centre for caste-wise enumeration of SEBCs, OBCs during 2021 census

During the meeting, the Cabinet unanimously adopted a resolution to move the Centre so that an enumeration of Socially and Educationally Backward Classes and Other Backward Classes (SEBC/OBC) be conducted along with the general census. Read on to know more...
The state government made the decision during a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(PTI file)
The state government made the decision during a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(PTI file)
Published on Jan 12, 2020 09:25 AM IST
Copy Link
Bhubaneswar | ByPress Trust of India

The CAA is meant to polarise India as part of the Hindutva enterprise

The PM’s anguish over property damage is selective. His silence on the loss of lives is even more worrying
Modi should recognise the rising tide of discontent among the young on the party’s divisive policy prescriptions, and the arrogance of university administrations, as a reason for the protests(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Modi should recognise the rising tide of discontent among the young on the party’s divisive policy prescriptions, and the arrogance of university administrations, as a reason for the protests(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 08:00 PM IST
Copy Link
ByKapil Sibal

Jharkhand: Local issues win over BJP’s Hindutva and vikas model

Despite driving its campaign with a “double engine” fuelled by 20 rallies of Modi and Shah, the BJP, as expected, is trying to distance its national leadership from the loss. But the result is as much a reflection on state government’s failure as a statement against the BJP’s communal and divisive politics.
JMM working president and chief ministerial candidate Hemant Soren in Ranchi, Jharkhand, December 23, 2019(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
JMM working president and chief ministerial candidate Hemant Soren in Ranchi, Jharkhand, December 23, 2019(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Dec 27, 2019 02:14 PM IST
Copy Link
BySiraj Dutta

HRD approves extension of reservation to OBC students for admission to Navodaya Vidyalayas, Kendriya Vidyalaya

OBC students till now were deprived of a reservation of 27 percent in Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas. Now they will be benefitted from the academic session 2020-21.
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (HT photo)
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (HT photo)
Published on Dec 18, 2019 08:21 PM IST
Copy Link
New Delhi | ByAsian News International

The fight within the BJP: All eyes on Pankaja Munde’s rally today

Pankaja Munde has been missing from the party’s core committee as well as division-level meetings and admitted as much on Wednesday, saying no important decisions were going to be taken at these meetings.
All eyes are on the former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister and daughter of late Gopinath Munde, Pankaja, as she holds a mega rally in Beed, Marathwada on Thursday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
All eyes are on the former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister and daughter of late Gopinath Munde, Pankaja, as she holds a mega rally in Beed, Marathwada on Thursday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 08:09 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By, Mumbai

Will be forced to take different step if BJP ignores me: Eknath Khadse

Khadse’s statement comes amid speculations that he is in touch with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders. Khadse, however, has refused to comment on the matter.
Eknath Khadse warned that he would be compelled to take a “different step” if the party leadership does not pay heed to his grievances.(HT Photo)
Eknath Khadse warned that he would be compelled to take a “different step” if the party leadership does not pay heed to his grievances.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 08, 2019 05:42 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySurendra Gangan, Mumbai

DMK seeks 50% quota for OBCs and 90% Central jobs in Tamil Nadu for Tamils

The memorandum also sought 90 per cent reservation for Tamils in central government jobs in Tamil Nadu and demanded that Tamil be made an official language in the Madras High Court.
DMK’s Kanimozhi and TR Baalu led a delegation to PM Narendra Modi with 16 ‘major’ demands.(PTI Photo/File)
DMK’s Kanimozhi and TR Baalu led a delegation to PM Narendra Modi with 16 ‘major’ demands.(PTI Photo/File)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 01:20 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByM Manikandan

OBC groom forced off horse, wedding procession attacked by upper caste men in Madhya Pradesh

Agar Malwa’s additional superintendent of police, Pradeep Patel, said they have registered a case against 12 people for rioting, confining persons, damaging property and attacking people. They have arrested four people out of the 12.
A Other Backward Class (OBC) groom was beaten up and his wedding procession attacked by upper caste men in a village in Agar Malwa. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A Other Backward Class (OBC) groom was beaten up and his wedding procession attacked by upper caste men in a village in Agar Malwa. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 02, 2019 05:25 PM IST
Copy Link
Bhopal/Agar Malwa | ByPramod Carpenter

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Quota for backward classes a key election plank in ‘tribal state’

All major parties, including the BJP, JMM, Congress, AJSU Party, JVM (P), have promised to increase OBC reservation in the state, which currently stands at 14%.
The BJP has promised to increase reservation to the OBC in proportion to their population and within the ambit of the constitutional provisions(Parwaz Khan / HT File)
The BJP has promised to increase reservation to the OBC in proportion to their population and within the ambit of the constitutional provisions(Parwaz Khan / HT File)
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 07:40 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Monday, January 17, 2022