Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: reservation

No dearth of applications but older IIMs lack caste diversity, reveals enrolment data

Data shared by the Ministry of Education shows that the older, elite IIMs do not have good representation of candidates from the SC, ST and OBC categories.

Bihar is talking caste census but with Mandal memories — Hope, anxiety, fear

Caste census is a political hot potato that is likely to upset social and political arithmetic. And it is something no party can afford to be seen openly opposing.

Data for quota in promotion to be collected only for cadre, not for entire service, rules SC

A three-judge bench of justices L.N. Rao, Sanjiv Khanna and B.R. Gavai gave this verdict on a batch of petitions that urged the apex court to clarify norms for reservation in promotions.

Dominant castes can’t digest Dalit progress. It’s why they attack reservation with propaganda

According to a paper published by Brandeis University, challenges to reservation best represent the attack on the Dalit revolution.

SC separating quotas from merit is timely. It should settle the reservation debate for now

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

How was Rs 8 lakh limit for EWS quota fixed within 2 days of 103rd amendment? SC asks Modi govt

SC bench says panel to reassess reservation criteria was 'probably set up to justify' the criteria. It is likely to pronounce its verdict on petitions challenging EWS quota Friday.

SC stays election to Maharashtra local bodies reserved for OBCs, says state ignored court norms

A bench of justices A.M. Khanwilkar and C.T. Ravikumar issued stay order based on petitions filed against a Maharashtra government ordinance in this regard, introduced in September.

On EWS quota, Modi govt just using Congress’ bad idea and Sinho Commission report

The Modi government is still not in a position to present any data that can provide the basis for the 10 per cent EWS quota.

EWS quota is a bad law, it needs to go

The Madras High Court nixed EWS quota in NEET. Not only the Supreme Court, our Parliament too must revisit the EWS law.

Not going to reopen decision on granting reservation in promotion to SCs and STs, SC says

The top court Tuesday said it had already passed orders on how to consider backwardness and it cannot prescribe policy further.

On Camera


Ministry of Defence headquarters | Representational image | Commons

SPARSH will make defence pension digital, but problems won’t disappear. Ask pensioners

Failure to implement revised OROP and go for SPARSH should ring alarm bells for defence minister. And it won’t be ‘minimum govt, maximum governance’.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


First batch of women cadets to join NDA

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.