Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicOBC quota

Topic: OBC quota

Modi govt announces 27% reservation for OBCs, 10% quota for EWS in medical, dental courses

Hailing the 'landmark decision' taken by his govt, PM Modi tweeted that the move will immensely help thousands of youth every year get better opportunities.

Maharashtra Assembly passes resolution to seek 2011 census data from Centre over OBC quota

With Supreme Court quashing the Maratha quota, the state wants census data 'to enable the State Backward Class Commission to prepare empirical data of the OBC population.'

IIT-Madras professor resigns alleging ‘multiple instances’ of caste-based discrimination

Assistant professor Vipin Veetil's resignation comes only two days after NCSC pulled up IIT-Madras for not hiring enough candidates to fill SC/ST/OBC vacancies for teaching positions.

DL Sheth, the theorist of desi modernity, and friend of India’s andolanjeevis

Many sociologists who saw nothing but caste in Indian villages turned around during the Mandal debate. But Dhirubhai was firm in his defence of caste-based reservations.

50% SC, ST, OBC posts lying vacant in 10 ministries, home & railways top the list: Report

Home ministry has more SC & OBC posts lying vacant than those reserved for ST, says a report by Standing Committee on Personnel & Law submitted in Parliament this week.

Education levels of SC, ST, OBC rising. A new study looks at caste gap in jobs, income too

Data from NSSO 2004-05 and Periodic Labour Force Survey 2017-18 show that the education level of those belonging to OBC is now similar to General Category young men in urban India.

IITs are govt-funded, must implement quota policy while hiring staff, says OBC panel head

National Commission for Backward Classes chairperson Bhagwan Lal Sahni hits out at govt panel recommendation to exempt all 23 IITs from implementing quota policy.

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.

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.

Both upper caste and quota creamy layer cite merit. But their goals are different

A ‘review’ of India’s reservation system can be undertaken. But the solution involves looking into the theories propounded by John Rawls, Ambedkar, and Gandhi.

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Representative image | Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina (L) with Chinese premier Xi Jinping (R) | MFA China

Nepal to Bangladesh, nations mounting small acts of big rebellion against China, US

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives reiterated their commitment to the One-China Policy—but on their own terms.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.