User: caste Topic: Reservation
Category: OBCs
Last updated: Sep 22 2017 03:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Gujarat again invites Patels for talks 21.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Gujarat on Wednesday sent out an open invitation to leaders of Patidaar quota stir in the state for a meeting next week. According to the official communique of the government, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel has invited pro-quota Patel leaders for talks on September 26. The move by state government comes in the wake of Assembly polls in the state and after Patels held a successful three-day vehicle rally from Ahmedabad to Somnath last week. The past experience of talks between the BJP government and Patels have not yielded any amicable solution to this vexed issue as yet. The Patels, who form 12% of state's population, have been demanding quotas to government jobs and educational institutions under the OBC category for last two years led by Hardik Patel. After having lost direction in last one year or so, the Patels have become active again. They have been coming out in large numbers to show their protest against ruling establishment, despite them ...
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Ahead of polls, Gujarat government calls agitating Patidars for talks 21.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
With assembly elections round the corner, Gujarat's ruling BJP on Wednesday extended an olive branch to the agitating Patidar leaders, calling them for a meeting next week to discuss their demand for reservations in government jobs and educational institutions.
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Women's Reservation Bill: Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, govt sources say talks underway 21.9.2017 DNA: Popular News
 The Modi government may introduce in Parliament the Women's Reservation Bill, which seeks to reserve one-third of seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women. A senior BJP leader said top echelons of the government and the party have been brainstorming over the bill, which had polarised the political class whenever various governments introduced it earlier. Asked if the government will bring the bill in its original form or incorporate some changes, he said the matter is still being debated. On being asked if the bill will be introduced in the Winter Session, the leader, on condition of anonymity, said, "It may be introduced. But a final call has not been taken yet." Congress president Sonia Gandhi had yesterday written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to introduce the bill passed in the Lok Sabha by taking advantage of the BJP's majority in the House. BJP leaders claimed that Gandhi was doing politics over the matter and said the UPA government did not introduce the bill in the Lok ...
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Remove creamy layer in OBC reservation: PMK 20.9.2017 Hindu: News
It goes against the principle of social justice, says S. Ramadoss
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Rajasthan govt promises to implement quota for EBCs 19.9.2017 DNA: Money
After successfully solving the Gurjars reservation issue by assuring them quota in OBC category, the Rajasthan government now faces a new challenge of EBC (economic backward class) who wants 14 per cent reservation. A meeting was held on Monday afternoon between the social justice minister Arun Chaturvedi and representatives of Rajput outfits. The minister assured them to finalise a survey of the backward upper castes till December to initiate the procedure of giving them the reservation. "The minister told us that the government is currently conducting a survey across the state to support the quota demand of the EBC. However, the flood has affected many areas including Barmer, Jalore, Jodhpur, Sikar halting the survey. The minister assured us to finish the survey report by December," said Karan Rathore, spokesperson of Rashtriya Karani Sena, an outfit which carried out a rally to press their demand of EBC in March this year. Apart from this, the outfit raised the demand of fresh recommendation to the ...
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Reimagining the OBC quota 19.9.2017 Hindu: Opinion
Sub-categorisation of OBCs provides an opening to ensure social justice works better
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Situation is worse than Emergency, says Mayawati 18.9.2017 Hindu: News
“Centre trying to intimidate Opposition leaders”
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Increase job quotas to 75% to include upper castes: Ramdas Athawale 17.9.2017 Latest News
Union Minister spoke in favour of accommodating Patels, Rajputs, Brahmins in existing system
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HC relief for OBCs denied UPSC quota 17.9.2017 TOI: Home
The Madras high court has said the principle for determining “creamy layer” — the well-off among OBCs who are not eligible for Mandal reservations — should be the same for PSUs/private sector and government services
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Cabinet sub-committee on Maratha reservation a 'timepass': Shiv Sena 16.9.2017 Zee News : States
The Shiv Sena on Saturday dubbed a cabinet sub-committee formed by the Maharashtra government to look into the issue of Maratha reservation as a "timepass" and sought to know why justice has not been meted out to the community despite several road shows in the state.
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BJP to project Cong. as anti-OBC in Gujarat 14.9.2017 Hindu: Other States
Party to milk failure to pass OBC Bill
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OBC creamy layer bar raised to Rs 8 lakh per annum 13.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Central government on Wednesday raised the 'creamy layer' ceiling for OBC reservation for securing government jobs to Rs 8 lakh from the existing Rs 6 lakh per year, said an official order.
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OBC creamy layer income limit raised to ₹8 lakh per annum 13.9.2017 Hindu: Home
In 1993, the limit was kept at ₹1 lakh. It was raised thrice — to ₹2.5 lakh in 2004, ₹4.5 lakh in 2008 and ₹6 lakh in 2013.
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OBC quota: Govt hikes creamy layer benchmark to Rs 8 lakh a year 13.9.2017 News
In 1993, the limit was kept at Rs 1 lakh
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United Left scores in JNU yet again 10.9.2017 Hindu: National
Though the coalition has won, it got a new challenger in BAPSA
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Patel quota stir acquiring political colour: Amit Shah 10.9.2017 Hindu: Other States
The BJP national president said the reservation agitation was acquiring political colour as State Assembly elections, slated to be held later this year, approaches.
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Patel quota stir becoming political: Amit Shah 10.9.2017 TOI: Home
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Patel quota stir acquiring political colour: BJP chief Amit Shah 10.9.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The BJP president was here to take questions from the youth at a programme called 'Adikham Gujarat'
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Ramdas Athawale pitches for SC, ST reservation in Cabinet, Rajya Sabha 8.9.2017 New Kerala: India News
Hyderabad (Telangana) , September 7 : Union Minister of State for social justice, Ramdas Athawale on Thursday asked for reservation for scheduled castes (SC) and scheduled tribes (ST) in the Rajya Sabha and the Union Cabinet.
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Follow Baba Ambedkar, not characterless Baba’s: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale 2.9.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
Indicating that one of the reasons for the mounting inter-caste disputes is a result of lack of reservation for the economically poor from the general category (GC), Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale moots for raising the reservation level to 75 percent in government jobs and in college admissions.
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