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Only 9 OBC professors teaching in central universities across India against 313 quota posts

According to UGC data, JNU, DU, BHU & Allahabad University, among others, did not have a single professor under OBC quota as of 1 January 2020.
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Govt panel sends notice to ONGC over inquiry on OBC employees ‘exploitation, quota violation’

ONGC receives notice after skipping meeting with National Commission for Backward Classes, which has data showing company did not fill its OBC employee quota for about 13 years.
Parliament House

Don’t include salary while assessing annual income for OBC quota — Parliament panel in report

Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of OBCs has also recommended increasing income ceiling for deciding OBC creamy layer from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 15 lakh.

From Mandal to Modi, OBC sub-categorisation is caught up in bad politics

Anyone interested in social policy should demand that the Justice Rohini Commission findings be released as soon as the coronavirus pandemic subsides.
Supreme Court of India

SC asks Madras HC to decide Tamil Nadu’s plea for 50% OBC quota in medical admissions

The state government and various political parties have challenged the Centre's decision not to grant 50% reservation to OBCs as per Tamil Nadu law.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Delhi's Karkardooma. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

How BJP is undoing three decades of Mandal gains and still getting OBC support

The Modi govt wants to include salary earnings to calculate household income to determine the 'creamy layer' among OBCs. If implemented, it will exclude even the lower middle class.
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Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi over ‘denial of reservations’ to OBCs under NEET quota

Gandhi said denial of reservations to OBCs in state medical institutions 'violates the very objective of the 93rd constitutional amendment'.
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Ahead of Bihar polls, Modi govt extends term of OBC sub-categorisation panel by 6 months

Justice Rohini Commission’s mandate was also looking into how 27% OBC quota in jobs & education is being implemented and if all categories of OBCs are benefitting from it.
Narendra Modi with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

To tweak OBC creamy layer or not. A Modi govt decision that can cost BJP the Bihar election

BJP leaders are a worried lot even as the bureaucracy is pushing the Modi government to go ahead with the Sharma committee’s report. Remember 2015?

Why upper castes polish shoes or sweep roads when protesting quota for Dalits and OBCs

Angry upper caste youth, from days of Mandal to now in Chhattisgarh, have always protested against reservation by performing certain tasks.

On Camera

This country is the real winner of the WFH economy

Gross domestic product figures are encouraging in this country neighboring China. The economy expanded 1.9% in the third quarter from the prior three months, official figures show.
Representational image. | A five gram gold coin sits on a counter inside a Titan Co. Tanishq jewellery store in Mumbai. | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Tatas got panned for Tanishq ad. But this state govt is the largest shareholder in Titan

Titan was set up in 1984 as a joint venture between the Tata group and a state govt. While the Tatas own 25.02% stake, the state govt owns 27.88% stake in the company.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.