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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.
Updated on Sep 30, 2021 09:49 PM IST
- 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.
Updated on Aug 05, 2021 04:45 AM IST
Sunetra Choudhury, New Delhi
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.
Updated on Jul 30, 2021 12:47 AM IST
Smriti Kak Ramachandran, New Delhi
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.
Published on Jul 29, 2021 03:35 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
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.
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 06:09 AM IST
HT Correspondent, New Delhi
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
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 02:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
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
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 06:38 AM IST
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).
Published on Nov 09, 2020 10:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mohali | , MohaliHT Correspondent
Thirty years ago, OBCs finally got reservation in jobs. But they remain under-represented and disempowered
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 07:32 PM IST
Aspirants said government attested certificates, issued on or after March 31, 2020, are mandatory to get an admission under these categories.
Updated on Jun 25, 2020 02:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Fareeha Iftikhar
Since 1986, OBC medical aspirants were being accommodated in AIQ seats in central institutions only, and not in all state government colleges, it said.
Published on Jun 20, 2020 01:15 PM IST
Chennai |Press 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.
Published on Jun 17, 2020 08:14 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
Application fee for general, OBC, EWS candidates hiked to ₹1,500; SC/ST to pay ₹800
Published on Mar 12, 2020 12:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | , ChandigarhAmanjeet Singh Salyal
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.
Updated on Mar 07, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar |Debabrata Mohanty
Faced with a political googly from Patnaik, the opposition could do little but support the Bill unanimously.
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 05:01 PM IST
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.
Published on Feb 14, 2020 05:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | HT Correspondent
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.
Updated on Feb 07, 2020 09:40 AM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
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.
Published on Feb 02, 2020 01:14 PM IST
Hindustan times, New Delhi | HT Correspondent
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.
Published on Jan 25, 2020 09:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | HT Correspondent
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.
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 05:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Sunetra Choudhury
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.
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 09:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar |HT Correspondent
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...
Published on Jan 12, 2020 09:25 AM IST
Bhubaneswar |Press Trust of India
The PM’s anguish over property damage is selective. His silence on the loss of lives is even more worrying
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 08:00 PM IST
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.
Published on Dec 27, 2019 02:14 PM IST
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.
Published on Dec 18, 2019 08:21 PM IST
New Delhi |Asian News International
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.
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 08:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Ketaki Ghoge, Mumbai
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.
Updated on Dec 08, 2019 05:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | , MumbaiSurendra Gangan
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.
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 01:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chennai |M Manikandan
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.
Published on Dec 02, 2019 05:25 PM IST
Bhopal/Agar Malwa |Pramod Carpenter
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%.
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 07:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | HT Correspondent