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Quota in higher judiciary to caste census, Congress draws outreach plan

The Congress party on Sunday promised to consider reservations for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in the higher judiciary, earmark a portion of the general budget for them and include the poorer sections among them in the economically weaker section quota.

Nava Raipur, Feb 26 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel greets former Congress president Sonia Gandhi in presence of party leader Rahul Gandhi and others at the final day of the party's 85th Plenary Session, in Nava Raipur on Sunday. (ANI Photo)(Bhupesh Baghel Twitter)
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 03:35 AM IST

OBC appointments in jobs above 27% rate during 2014-21, govt shares data

Union ministry of social justice and empowerment shares data on representation of SC, ST and OBC in government recruitment and HEI enrollments.

The ministry has released a set of data on the representation of the scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST) and OBCs in government positions and HEIs.(File)
Updated on Feb 09, 2023 06:53 AM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Avinash Tiwary rejects criticism for playing 'SC character' while being Brahmin

Actor Avinash Tiwary replied to a Twitter user who objected to his character in Khakee: The Bihar Chapter and stated that 'SC character should be played by SC actor only'. He added that he is for equality of opportunities but not at the expense of his earned opportunity.

Actor Avinash Tiwary in a still from the Netflix series Khakee: The Bihar Chapter.
Published on Jan 05, 2023 06:04 PM IST

Centre justifies no SC tag for Dalit Muslims, Christians in Supreme Court

Currently, the constitutional right to reservations in jobs and education as a member of the SC community is extended only to people from Hindu, Sikh or Buddhist faiths, in accordance with the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950.

The government informed the court that it has last month formed a three-member panel headed by former CJI KG Balakrishnan to examine whether SC status can be granted to Dalit Muslims and Christians. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 10, 2022 05:22 AM IST

Karnataka to provide monetary aid for SC/ST patients with rare diseases

Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said the monetary aid would be given for rare and high cost diseases that are not covered under the Centre's 'Ayushman Bharat' scheme.

Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar.
Published on Sep 08, 2022 05:04 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Centre to promote 8,000 officials, grant quota in promotion

Many of these regular promotions were pending for over six years, leading to protests by officials demanding a resumption in the practice, as well as granting reservation in promotion, which applies up to the rank of undersecretary in the government.

Of the total promotions, 1,734 are posts not covered under the reservation in promotion scheme, while 5,032 are unreserved promotions. (Representational photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 07:20 AM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi

Violence in a classroom rocks Tamil Nadu district torn by caste division

On April 25, during the lunch break at the school, the 17-year-old’s classmate from the dominant OBC (other backward classes) Thevar community was hit by a brick during an altercation which cut his ear, leading to a blood clot that killed him five days later.

 (HT Photos)
Updated on Jun 07, 2022 11:22 AM IST

Uttarakhand Dalit cook case: Scheduled Caste panel chief calls for justice

Mukesh Kumar, the panel chief, said on Wednesday he has instructed the Champawat district administration to provide justice to Sunita Devi, a Dalit woman who was fired from the post of bhojanmata (cook) in a school.

Uttarakhand commission for scheduled castes chairman Mukesh Kumar said he has directed the Champawat district administration to provide justice to Sunita Devi, a Dalit cook who was fired from a school recently. (Representational)
Published on Dec 30, 2021 12:39 AM IST
ByMohan Rajput

Amit Shah to address joint rally with Nishad Party in UP. Know its significance 

During his day-long visit to Uttar Pradesh, home minister Shah will also attend a “Nishad Samaj Jan Sabha” today; the event is scheduled between 2pm and 3pm – shortly after the rally.

Union home minister Amit Shah (File Photo)
Updated on Dec 17, 2021 08:24 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

West Bengal: Last villages on India-Bangladesh border await pending ST cards

Nadia: The residents of the New Shikarpur village said that several appeals had been made and letters sent to the local administration but they did not bear any result. Instead, the people were told that they needed to prove their 'Mahato identity by birth.'

Fence at the Indo-Bangladesh border in West Bengal. 95% of families in the three villages - New Shikarpur, Raninagar and Dohokola - where people want ST cards, are dependent on farming. (HT Archive / Representational Image)
Published on Apr 20, 2021 03:52 PM IST

In Supreme Court, Centre’s push to review exclusion of SC, ST creamy layer

Attorney general KK Venugopal told the top court on Monday that a bench of 7 judges should be set up to revisit the 2018 ruling in the Jarnail Singh case that held the principle of creamy layer should be applied to SC/ST communities for reservation in promotions.

The Supreme Court last year turned down the request for a larger bench to revisit the 2006 verdict but ruled that there was no need to provide “quantifiable data” to show the communities needed the affirmative action.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 02, 2019 08:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

Policy Dive: The mechanics of a student scholarship

Every year, the union ministry of social justice and empowerment allots scholarship money under pre-matric and post-matric schemes to SC, ST and OBC students. The ministry has now tweaked the scheme to allow scholarships to be paid directly in the bank or post office accounts of students.

Students from SC/ST communities stage a dharna for their pending demands in Bhopal.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT File Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2018 08:00 AM IST
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