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Bihar notifies quota hike after Governor signs bills

Under the new provisions, based on the findings of the landmark caste survey in the state, the quota for scheduled (SC) goes up to 20%, while that of scheduled tribe (ST) to 2%, extremely backward classes (EBC) to 25% and other backward classes (OBC) to 18%.

CM Nitish Kumar chairs a review meeting to implement the provisions of new reservation law. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Nov 21, 2023 09:46 PM IST
By, Patna

Caste survey and quota hike: Bihar starts political churn ahead of 2024 polls

Experts weigh in on how the caste census data shared by Nitish Kumar can have an impact at a national level

JD(U) workers and supporters celebrate the results of the Bihar caste survey, in Patna on October 4. (PTI)
Published on Nov 08, 2023 09:36 PM IST

Previous govts were discriminatory in giving benefits of welfare schemes: U.P. CM Yogi

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath criticized previous governments for discriminating against scheduled caste and scheduled tribe members when providing welfare benefits. He praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership and announced that Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Day will be celebrated on November 15 in Uttar Pradesh. Adityanath also expressed concern over air pollution in Delhi and Haryana.

U.P. CM Yogi Adityanath along with state BJP chief Bhupendra Chaudhary participating in SC/ST regional conference in Gorakhpur on November 3. (HT photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2023 09:36 PM IST
By, Gorakhpur

IIT alumni create a website to mentor SC and ST students on career options

Singh pointed out that during the Covid-19 pandemic and even after that, in early 2022, they formally approached IITs to establish mentoring clubs on their campuses, but no one supported the idea. “Only IIT Delhi allowed us to interact with 100 students this year. After that, we decided to start an open forum and launched a website”

The website was launched on October 1 and till now, 150 students have logged in for help.
Updated on Oct 19, 2023 09:26 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Missing in the caste survey

The broad numbers reveal the big picture in Bihar. But data about subcastes are necessary to understand intra-group inequalities

JD(U) supporters celebrate after the Bihar government released the caste survey report, in Patna on Monday. (ANI)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 10:40 PM IST
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