Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicOBC quota

Topic: OBC quota

Eye on Gujarat & HP polls, govt examines ‘special allocation’ for OBCs under welfare schemes

A similar plan for SCs and STs currently reserves a certain percentage of the allocation for government schemes for expenditure on their welfare.

Why Supreme Court allowed OBC quota in local body polls for MP, but not Maharashtra

Court had earlier directed MP and Maharashtra to complete ‘triple-test’ procedure to enable OBC reservations in local polls. This Wednesday it gave the green signal to MP alone.

For long, Congress wavered on social justice. Now it’s waking up to BJP’s OBC politics

Many wanted Congress to focus on secularism, diversity and pluralism. But party has realised that the Shudra/OBC/Dalit/Adivasi aren't interested in these abstract ideas.

‘A democratising force, not at odds with merit’: Why SC upheld OBC quota in medical courses

In a detailed judgment Thursday, SC revealed reasons for its 7 January interim order upholding 27% quota for OBC in All India Quota for UG and PG medical admissions.

SC clears path for NEET counselling, upholds OBC quota, allows EWS criteria for this session

A two-judge bench upholds the validity of Centre’s July 2021 notification to allow 27% reservation for OBCs (non-creamy layer). The court will rule on EWS quota later in March.

‘Can cause grave prejudice’ — govt seeks recall of SC order de-reserving OBC seats in MP

Govt proposes deferring MP local body polls by 4 months so it can collect data, as SC had cited lack of empirical information on quotas. Court likely to hear application on 3 Jan.

Retired SC judge Raveendran, from failing law exam to Lodha panel on cricket & now Pegasus probe

The retired Supreme Court judge has been appointed by the apex court to oversee a three-member technical committee probing the Pegasus snooping allegations.

Caste-based headcounts won’t be enough. India needs a full-blown ‘caste census’

Until the government machinery gets ready to conduct a full-blown caste-census, it could at least enumerate OBCs by including a caste column in Census 2021.

Cabinet passes Bill restoring power of states/UTs to make their own OBC lists

A five-judge Constitution bench on 5 May had set aside Maharashtra law granting quota to Marathas and had refused to refer the matter to a larger bench.

Reactions to OBC medical quota are exposing Indians’ flawed merit argument all over again

I didn’t see any protest or anger by Savarnas against EWS quota. No one wrote: 'I will not get treated by a doctor who did their degree under EWS reservation.'

On Camera

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
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GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.