Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicOBC quota

Topic: OBC quota

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.

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.

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.

Congress is not anti-OBC. One Rajiv Gandhi speech is used to cancel out all pro-quota steps

Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s letter to PM Modi about OBC reservations in educational institutions is only the latest instance of her party’s bid for inclusion.

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'.

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.

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.

As counter to BJP’s upper caste quota, Congress looks to promise 52% reservation to OBCs  

The Congress manifesto committee is debating the proposal as a section of the party finds idea feasible, citing BJP’s breach of 50 per cent quota cap.   

On Camera

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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