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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PTI file)

‘Modi govt’s scholarship scheme to help 4 crore SC students in 5 years’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:27 PM IST
Many states would not pay scholarship on time or use the fund for some other purposes resulting in increasing dropouts from SC students due to lack of scholarship.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra.(PTI)
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra.(PTI)

Madhya Pradesh to enforce ‘love jihad’ ordinance

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 06:27 AM IST
The proposed law is aimed at regulating interfaith marriages in the state that provides for up to 10 years in prison for “forcing women, minors, and people from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to undergo religious conversion.” .
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Tuesday announced that the Union government will increase its share of contribution to Post Matric Scholarship for students from the Scheduled Castes (SCs).(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Tuesday announced that the Union government will increase its share of contribution to Post Matric Scholarship for students from the Scheduled Castes (SCs).(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Ensuring education for the marginalised students

UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 06:39 PM IST
While ensuring more funds to retain students is commendable, the Centre must also iron out the systemic challenges that are dogging post-matric scholarships
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Cabinet nod to Rs 59,000 core investment in Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC students

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 09:04 PM IST
Of the total investment of Rs 59,048 crore approved by the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 60 per cent, which amounts to Rs 35,534, would be spent by the Centra and the rest by the state govenrment.
The signboard which people are protesting against. (HT Photo)
The signboard which people are protesting against. (HT Photo)

‘Thakur village’ signboard sparks tension in UP’s Meerut area

Hindustan Times, Meerut | By S Raju
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 08:33 PM IST
Station house officer of Hastinapur police station Ashok Kumar visited the village on Friday after the signboard picture started doing the rounds on social media. He held a meeting with villagers to resolve the issue.
Nitish Kumar has done a lot of work for Dalits in the last 15 years, said JD(U). (PTI Photo)
Nitish Kumar has done a lot of work for Dalits in the last 15 years, said JD(U). (PTI Photo)

‘Take feedback from people’: Nitish Kumar’s party after LJP’s ‘faith’ swipe

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 10:05 PM IST
The Lok Janshakti Party urged the Bihar government fulfil its promise of providing three decimals of land to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
Maintaining that unemployment was the biggest problem in Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav said that his party has come out with a dedicated portal and toll free number for preparing a database of unemployed youths in Bihar and will provide jobs to them if the party forms government in the state.(PTI)
Maintaining that unemployment was the biggest problem in Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav said that his party has come out with a dedicated portal and toll free number for preparing a database of unemployed youths in Bihar and will provide jobs to them if the party forms government in the state.(PTI)

Jobs to kin of SC/ST killed in Bihar. What about OBCs, asks Tejashwi Yadav

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 10:55 PM IST
On Friday, the CM Kumar had instructed the chief secretary to frame rules for providing jobs to next of kin of persons from the SC/ST community killed in the state and also directed officials to dispose of all pending cases registered under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe Act within a time frame.
Supreme Court of India (HT File )
Supreme Court of India (HT File )

SC says its 2004 verdict on sub-classification of SC/STs needs to be reconsidered

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 11:38 AM IST
A five-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said the 2004 verdict of a constitution bench in the E V Chinnaiah case needs to be reconsidered and, therefore, the matter be placed before the Chief Justice of India for appropriate direction.
A view of the Supreme Court.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

7-judge bench to reconsider 2004 order on SC/ST categorisation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 03:42 AM IST
The Supreme Court will re-examine its 2005 judgment that held that Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/STs) cannot be further sub-classified for the purpose of reservation
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)

How Mandal changed, and did not change, India

By Tejas Harad
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 07:32 PM IST
Thirty years ago, OBCs finally got reservation in jobs. But they remain under-represented and disempowered
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CBI files chargesheet against 12 in HP scholarship scam

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 05:47 PM IST
The scam that began in 2012-2013 was unearthed in 2019.
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HT Image

CM presents 6,736cr supplementary demand for grants

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 10:48 PM IST
A strong message that the State will not tolerate violence against Dalits and come down with all its might on such acts is essential to deter caste atrocities(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
A strong message that the State will not tolerate violence against Dalits and come down with all its might on such acts is essential to deter caste atrocities(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

The Nagaur perpetrators must be punished

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 08:09 PM IST
The brutality against Dalits reveals continued social prejudice and lawlessness
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra on Monday presented the Trinamool Congress’ last full Budget before the 2021 assembly polls in the state.(ANI PHOTO.)
West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra on Monday presented the Trinamool Congress’ last full Budget before the 2021 assembly polls in the state.(ANI PHOTO.)

Bengal finance minister showers sops for all in pre-poll budget

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Mitra also announced Rs 500 crore for setting up permanent houses for permanent workers of tea gardens in North Bengal.
Union Minister of social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot arrives to attend the winter session in Parliament in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Union Minister of social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot arrives to attend the winter session in Parliament in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘Whose government was it in 2012?’ Centre’s counter on SC quota verdict, Oppn walks out

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 04:55 PM IST
Congress has accused the government of attempting to snatch away the rights of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
The allocation for the department of empowerment of persons with disabilities was ₹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)

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

Hindustan times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2020 01:14 PM IST
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.
Even as the representation of Dalits and tribals in Parliament is assured, it is time to debate the rationale and record of ever-expanding reservations(REUTERS)
Even as the representation of Dalits and tribals in Parliament is assured, it is time to debate the rationale and record of ever-expanding reservations(REUTERS)

It is time to review India’s reservations architecture | HT editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 07:35 PM IST
Dalits and tribals must continue to get representation. But the system is broken
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.(HT file)
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.(HT file)

No need to determine creamy layer in SC/ST, says Law Minister

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 01:32 PM IST
Responding to the debate on ‘The Constitution (126th) Amendment Bill’ in Lok Sabha, Prasad referred to the issue of quota in government jobs, saying “we are of the view that is no need for a creamy layer for the SC and ST (communities)”.
The accused Rajendra Rath was arrested under the Indian Penal Code, Pocso Act and Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act(AP Photo/Representative)
The accused Rajendra Rath was arrested under the Indian Penal Code, Pocso Act and Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act(AP Photo/Representative)

Headmistress’ husband ‘impregnates’ minor in Odisha SC-ST school, held

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2019 10:48 PM IST
The police officer said the matter came to light after the minor was found to be three months pregnant a few days ago. Rath had threatened the girl to stay mum about the abuse.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives to attend the ongoing winter session of Parliament, at Parliament House, in New Delhi on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives to attend the ongoing winter session of Parliament, at Parliament House, in New Delhi on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Cabinet nod for scrapping Anglo-Indian Lok Sabha quota

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 05:36 AM IST
According to the law, 84 of the 543 seats in the Lok Sabha are reserved for Scheduled Castes and 47 for Scheduled Tribes. In addition, the government nominates two members from the Anglo-Indian community, making it a house of 545 members.
Supreme Court of India.(HT file)
Supreme Court of India.(HT file)

‘Creamy layer’ concept not applicable to SC/ST: Centre tells Supreme Court

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 03:06 PM IST
The creamy layer principle, distinguishes between the affluent among disadvantaged sections, especially from a social perspective, should not be considered for reservation in jobs and admissions.The creamy layer applies only to OBCs.
Vundavalli Sridevi of the YSRCP was elected from Tadikonda assembly constituency which is reserved for Scheduled Castes.(HT PHOTO)
Vundavalli Sridevi of the YSRCP was elected from Tadikonda assembly constituency which is reserved for Scheduled Castes.(HT PHOTO)

AP govt probes Dalit status of YSRC MLA who claimed she is Christian

Hindustan times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2019 06:24 PM IST
Lawmaker Vundavalli Sridevi said the controversy over her Scheduled Caste status was the handiwork of the Telugu Desam Party.
Students all cheers during Children’s Day celebrations at Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 47, Chandigarh, on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Students all cheers during Children’s Day celebrations at Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 47, Chandigarh, on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)

Once dropouts, these children start taking lessons once again in UT

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 01:50 AM IST
Students all cheers during Children’s Day celebrations at Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 47, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
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)

Chhattisgarh to provide reservation on the basis of population as quota exceeds 100 per cent in tribal districts

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 01:18 PM IST
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.
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HT Image

Prevention of disqualification act to be amended to facilitate six MLAs as advisers

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 11:31 PM IST
CM also launches facility to facilitate electronic movement of government files
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HT Image

Five booked for hate crime against Raipur Rani family

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2019 12:35 AM IST
The accused allegedly thrashed and used objectionable words about their caste
Lalit Nagar, Tigaon MLA(HT Photo)
Lalit Nagar, Tigaon MLA(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Lalit Nagar, Tigaon MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2019 11:07 PM IST
He was an active Youth Congress leader. He fought assembly polls in ’09 and was defeated by 811 votes.
With the disqualification of the four MLAs, the strength of legislators in the 70-member House has come down to 66.(HT image)
With the disqualification of the four MLAs, the strength of legislators in the 70-member House has come down to 66.(HT image)

Rebel AAP MLA Sandeep Kumar disqualified from Delhi Assembly

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 11:45 PM IST
Kumar, who was the women and child development minister, was sacked from his position in 2016 over his alleged involvement in a sex scandal.
Chandrashekhar Azad said if RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat gives a call for abolishing the caste system, the Bhim Army will support it.(HT PHOTO)
Chandrashekhar Azad said if RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat gives a call for abolishing the caste system, the Bhim Army will support it.(HT PHOTO)

Bhim Army leader challenges Mohan Bhagwat to an open debate on reservation

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2019 08:54 PM IST
Bhim Army leader Chandrashekhar Azad claims that 54 per cent of the people belonging to Scheduled Castes do not own any land in the country, while a particular caste dominates and enjoys all privileges.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had called for a conversation on reservation.(HT image)
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had called for a conversation on reservation.(HT image)

Oppn slams RSS over Bhagwat quota remark

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2019 04:27 AM IST
Punia’s comments came a day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat called for a dialogue between the backers and opponents of the reservation.
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