Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicObc sub-categorisation

Topic: obc sub-categorisation

No more Hindu-Muslim anomaly, Rohini panel seeks parity for all religions’ OBCs in central list

Justice Rohini Commission said to have found around 200 religiously restricted entries where Hindus from occupational communities were not given OBC status like their Muslim counterparts.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.