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DU approves supernumerary quota; teachers and student groups allege move aimed at corruption

Four members of the varsity’s Academic Council (AC) claimed that the supernumerary seats will be like management quota as the power to select candidates has been left with principals and the university.
Delhi University.(HT file )
Delhi University.(HT file )
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 06:28 PM IST
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Gurjar stir for quota continues in Rajasthan, police book 223 agitators

The latest agitation by Gurjars in Rajasthan is now 10 days old and agitators have refused to scale down their demands.
Protesters lock a railway track in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur to press their demand for reservation for Gurjars.(ANI)
Protesters lock a railway track in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur to press their demand for reservation for Gurjars.(ANI)
Published on Nov 10, 2020 05:03 PM IST
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Andhra high court strikes down quota for weaker sections in local body polls

A division bench of the high court ruled that the total percentage of reservations in the local bodies should not exceed 50 per cent, as per the Supreme Court directions in the past.
The high court directed that the government come out with a fresh pattern of reservations for the weaker sections not exceeding the upper limit of 50 per cent fixed by the top court within a month and take up the election process after four weeks. (PTI photo)
The high court directed that the government come out with a fresh pattern of reservations for the weaker sections not exceeding the upper limit of 50 per cent fixed by the top court within a month and take up the election process after four weeks. (PTI photo)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 10:58 AM IST
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Reconsider decision to lower quota for local officers in IAS, IPS in J-K, says Former IGP

The Centre has decided to lower the quota from existing 50 per cent to 33 per cent for local officers from state services to IAS, IPS and Indian Forest Service in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
Former police officer-turned-politician Raja Aijaz Ali.(Facebook/ @Raja Aijaz Ali)
Former police officer-turned-politician Raja Aijaz Ali.(Facebook/ @Raja Aijaz Ali)
Published on Jan 09, 2020 11:31 AM IST
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Government tells IIMs to follow quota norms in faculty recruitments

In an official order issued on Wednesday, the HRD ministry’s department of higher education said the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Act was notified on July 9 to provide for reservation in teaching positions following which the HRD ministry also issued a notification.
The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has mandated that the 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) prepare rosters and begin to follow in all recruitments for faculty positions from now on.
The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has mandated that the 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) prepare rosters and begin to follow in all recruitments for faculty positions from now on.
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 02:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmandeep Shukla

Government considers quota norms for IIM faculty

The low representation of the weaker sections in teaching positions at the IIMs has come to the notice of the top brass of the HRD ministry, which could soon write to authorities at the institutes to follow constitutional provisions when they hire faculty,a senior official said.
Students walk past the Indian Institute of Management campus in Bangalore.(Representative image)
Students walk past the Indian Institute of Management campus in Bangalore.(Representative image)
Updated on Nov 19, 2019 12:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmandeep Shukla

Defence Ministry’s quota proposal for arms unit apprentices rejected

The Apprentices Act, 1961 governs and regulates training and matters pertaining to apprentices in government establishments.
Training of apprentices is conducted over a period of three years. (Representational image)(HT file)
Training of apprentices is conducted over a period of three years. (Representational image)(HT file)
Updated on Nov 05, 2019 02:32 PM IST
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Chhattisgarh to provide reservation on the basis of population as quota exceeds 100 per cent in tribal districts

Chhattisgarh government had earlier this year increased the reservation for the Scheduled Castes by one per cent to 13 per cent and by 13 per cent for the OBCs to 27 per cent, along with introducing 10 per cent quota for the EWS.
Bhupesh Baghel government will apply reservations in district appointments on the basis of community ratio in population.(PTI Photo)
Bhupesh Baghel government will apply reservations in district appointments on the basis of community ratio in population.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2019 01:18 PM IST
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Open category students will not suffer due to quota, says Fadnavis

Fadnavis, addressing an election rally in his assembly constituency Nagpur South-West, said open category students will not suffer due to reservation to members of disadvantaged social groups in educational institutes.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 17, 2019 12:24 PM IST
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Nagpur | ByPress Trust of India

Medical aspirants, parents plan rally against quotas on August 4

Undergraduate medical aspirants across Maharashtra have called for a state-wide rally on August 4 to protest against reservation in higher education going beyond the Supreme Court set limit of 51%.
Undergraduate medical aspirants across Maharashtra have called for a state-wide rally on August 4 to protest against reservation in higher education going beyond the Supreme Court set limit of 51%.(HT file)
Undergraduate medical aspirants across Maharashtra have called for a state-wide rally on August 4 to protest against reservation in higher education going beyond the Supreme Court set limit of 51%.(HT file)
Published on Jul 26, 2019 04:46 PM IST
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‘No caste-based quota in lateral entry plan’: Jitendra Singh

Under the reservation policy, 49.5% of all government jobs are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and other backward classes (OBC) candidates.
Last week, a few members of Parliament raised concerns that the policy of reservation was not being followed for lateral entry recruitment.(HT Photo)
Last week, a few members of Parliament raised concerns that the policy of reservation was not being followed for lateral entry recruitment.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2019 07:46 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondents

Amit Shah’s first bill in Parliament today on Jammu and Kashmir quotas

In February, the Union cabinet had also approved amendments to the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) order, 1954, by the way of Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) amendment order, 2019, to provide 10% reservation for economically weaker sections in J-K.
A bill that proposes to give reservation in educational institutions and government jobs to those living within 10km of the International Border in Jammu, on a par with people living along the Line of Control in Kashmir, is likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday. (File photo)(PTI)
A bill that proposes to give reservation in educational institutions and government jobs to those living within 10km of the International Border in Jammu, on a par with people living along the Line of Control in Kashmir, is likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday. (File photo)(PTI)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 09:39 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

DU Admissions 2019: Disabled candidates in a fix over certificate for quota

Last month, the Delhi government had, designated 27 government hospitals across 11 districts to issue disability certificates under the new central Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, for 21 conditions. These are the hospitals from where the candidates must get their certificate
Several students said they had certificates issued by hospitals other than those mentioned in the list.(Sushil Kumar/HT File)
Several students said they had certificates issued by hospitals other than those mentioned in the list.(Sushil Kumar/HT File)
Updated on Jun 14, 2019 09:01 AM IST
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Rahi wins gold and Olympic quota, Saurabh betters own world marks

Rahi Sarnobat won gold and an Olympic berth in women’s 25m pistol while Saurabh Chaudhary gave another sensational performance with gold and world record.
File image of Rahi Sarnobat(Screengrab)
File image of Rahi Sarnobat(Screengrab)
Updated on May 28, 2019 09:04 AM IST
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Maratha rally today at Mumbai to demand quota for PG med students

Following the Apex court’s decision, the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell had issued a notice of cancellation of admissions under the socially and educationally backward classes (SEBC) quota. Around 290 students from the state have been affected by it.
On Sunday, coordinators of Maratha Kranti Morcha in Mumbai staged a symbolic protest at Azad Maidan.(Ht Photo)
On Sunday, coordinators of Maratha Kranti Morcha in Mumbai staged a symbolic protest at Azad Maidan.(Ht Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2019 08:27 AM IST
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‘Bread on all plates and pens in all hands’: RJD manifesto stresses on quota

Tejashwi said the party’s manifesto was mainly aimed at providing ‘bread on all plates and pens in all hands’.  “RJD, if voted to power with its allies, would strive for implementing the remaining part of the Mandal Commission’s recommendations to ensure justice for the deprived sections.”
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav releases his party’s election manifesto in Patna on Monday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav releases his party’s election manifesto in Patna on Monday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 12:50 AM IST
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‘No need to worry on quota till Paswans are in Parliament,’ says LJP’s Chirag Paswan

In an interview with Hindustan Times, the LJP’s parliamentary board president, Chirag Paswan, discussed wide ranging issues concerning politics, party and personal life.
Chirag Paswan is leading the party from the front, taking deft decisions and representing Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) at crucial meetings both in and out of the parliament while elder Paswan mentors him from behind.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Chirag Paswan is leading the party from the front, taking deft decisions and representing Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) at crucial meetings both in and out of the parliament while elder Paswan mentors him from behind.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 24, 2019 01:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByB Vijay Murty

EWS quota: Narendra Modi’s move to curb the ills of identity politics

India has reiterated the principle that economic backwardness in and of itself is a sufficient criterion for government-mandated affirmative action; it is not social identity alone that determines welfare need.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers carry flags past a poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an event to celebrate the reservation bill passed in the Parliament, Mumbai, January 10.(AFP)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers carry flags past a poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an event to celebrate the reservation bill passed in the Parliament, Mumbai, January 10.(AFP)
Published on Feb 11, 2019 07:31 AM IST
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SC seeks Centre’s response on 10% quota, refuses to stay amendment

A bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, however, refused to stay the implementation of the amendment.
The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre on Friday on a set of petitions questioning the Constitutional amendment which introduced 10% reservation to the economically weaker sections of the society.(REUTERS)
The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre on Friday on a set of petitions questioning the Constitutional amendment which introduced 10% reservation to the economically weaker sections of the society.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 05:11 PM IST
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AP government to provide 5% quota for Kapus out of 10% reservation for economically weaker sections

Parliament earlier this month passed a Constitution amendment bill providing for 10% reservation in government jobs and education for economically weaker sections in the general category.
The Andhra Pradesh government Tuesday decided to earmark 5% reservation for upper caste Kapus out of the 10% quota for economically weaker sections provided by the Centre recently. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Andhra Pradesh government Tuesday decided to earmark 5% reservation for upper caste Kapus out of the 10% quota for economically weaker sections provided by the Centre recently. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 22, 2019 06:18 PM IST
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Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | ByPress Trust of India

Quota on caste, economic status wrong, says Dwarka seer

Dwarka Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati has disapproved of the Centre’s decision to provide 10% reservation to economically poor in general category and said that quota, be it on the basis of caste or economic status, was wrong.
Dwarka Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati has disapproved of the Centre’s decision to provide 10% reservation to economically poor in general category and said that quota, be it on the basis of caste or economic status, was wrong.(HT PHOTO)
Dwarka Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati has disapproved of the Centre’s decision to provide 10% reservation to economically poor in general category and said that quota, be it on the basis of caste or economic status, was wrong.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 07:49 AM IST
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Uttar Pradesh third state to approve quota for poor among upper castes

Uttar Pradesh became the third state after Gujarat and Jharkhand to approve the legislation which has to be ratified by at least half the state Assemblies in the country.
Uttar Pradesh became the third state after Gujarat and Jharkhand to approve the legislation which has to be ratified by at least half the state Assemblies in the country.(ANI)
Uttar Pradesh became the third state after Gujarat and Jharkhand to approve the legislation which has to be ratified by at least half the state Assemblies in the country.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 03:34 PM IST
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Gujarat to give 10% quota for upper caste poor in govt jobs, says CM Vijay Rupani

Gujarat government will give 10% reservation to the economically weaker sections in general category of the community, chief minister Vijay Rupani said.
Gujarat government will give 10% reservation to the economically weaker sections in general category of the community, chief minister Vijay Rupani said.(ANI/Twitter)
Gujarat government will give 10% reservation to the economically weaker sections in general category of the community, chief minister Vijay Rupani said.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Jan 14, 2019 11:22 AM IST
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Government may extend 10% quota for poorer sections to allocation of petrol pumps

These companies follow the reservation policy of the central government, two government officials said on condition of anonymity.
The government may extend the newly announced 10% reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) in government jobs and education institutes.(Amit Bhargava)
The government may extend the newly announced 10% reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) in government jobs and education institutes.(Amit Bhargava)
Updated on Jan 12, 2019 07:35 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByRajeev Jayaswal

Need speed, will for women’s reservation bill, says TRS MP Kavitha

Telangana MP K Kavitha observed that inheritance of political lineage could be countered only through 33% reservation for women in legislatures.
TRS MP from Nizamabad K Kavitha(HT FILE PHOTO)
TRS MP from Nizamabad K Kavitha(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 08:36 PM IST
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Rajya Sabha LIVE: ‘Victory for social justice,’ PM Modi tweets after Parliament clears quota bill

Rajya Sabha members have a busy day ahead as key bills come up for passage today, the last day of the winter session. The session has been extended by a day as the government seeks to pass a constitution amendment bill to provide quota for poorer sections among the general category, a bill on the Citizenship Act and one on instant triple talaq.

(PTI)
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Updated on Jan 09, 2019 11:27 PM IST
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Pankaja Munde backtracks after saying she won’t go to Mantralaya till Dhangars get quota

From “I won’t enter Mantralya till Dhangars get reservation”, to “I was referring to the next term”, senior BJP leader and state’s rural development minister Pankaja Munde found herself in a tight spot on Tuesday after a colleague reminded her of her promise two days earlier
Pankaja Munde
Pankaja Munde
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 08:21 AM IST
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No legal hurdles, says govt; 10% quota for all poor passed in Lok Sabha

While the bill saw overwhelming support from all parties, cutting across political lines, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government faced some criticism over the haste with which it brought in the legislation, and over the prevailing job situation.
A screen displays the results of voting on the bill to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to economically backward section in the general category, in Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Jan 8.(PTI Photo)
A screen displays the results of voting on the bill to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to economically backward section in the general category, in Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Jan 8.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 07:21 AM IST
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10% quota for poor was your jumla: Arun Jaitley’s comeback to Congress in Lok Sabha

During Lok Sabha debate on quota, Arun Jaitley said manifestos of most parties promised reservation to economically weaker sections of the society, and “their commitment to their promise is put to test today”.
During Lok Sabha debate on quota , Arun Jaitley said manifestos of most parties promised reservation to economically weaker sections of the society, and “their commitment to their promise is put to test today.”(PTI file photo)
During Lok Sabha debate on quota , Arun Jaitley said manifestos of most parties promised reservation to economically weaker sections of the society, and “their commitment to their promise is put to test today.”(PTI file photo)
Updated on Jan 08, 2019 08:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Centre’s 10% quota measure to economically weaker sections in line with RSS thought

The Union Cabinet’s move to grant 10% quota to economically weaker sections is in line with the RSS’ proposition that reservation should be offered to “those in need” and not on the basis of caste alone.
The RSS supports reservation for the poor on the grounds that such a move diminishes caste discord.(Picture for representation)
The RSS supports reservation for the poor on the grounds that such a move diminishes caste discord.(Picture for representation)
Published on Jan 08, 2019 08:15 AM IST
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