Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: reservation

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.

Don’t know why BJP’s panicking about caste census, it’ll help everyone, JD(U) chief says

In exclusive interview with ThePrint, Lalan Singh, national president of JD(U), a BJP ally, says if a caste-based census is held now, numbers of all communities will increase, not just backward classes.

Consensus on a cut-off date for reservation will be real tribute to Ambedkar, Constitution

RSS' support to reservation comes from the awareness that for the political class, creation of ‘backward classes’ has become a handy tool to forge vote banks and win elections.

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.'

Modi govt all set to offer 27% OBC reservation in all-India quota medical seats

The reservation pertains to the 15% undergraduate and 50% postgraduate seats that govt medical colleges in states set aside for the all-India quota.

‘One caste preferred’: UP BJP MLA says Banda varsity chose ‘Singhs’ for 11 of 24 teaching jobs

Letter by BJP MLA Brajesh Prajapati appears to suggest Thakurs, the community that the CM belongs to, were preferred for jobs at the Banda University of Agriculture and Technology.

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NALSA was supposed to be India’s beacon for legal aid. But it’s stuck in a systemic rut

More than 80% of India’s 1.3 billion people are eligible for legal aid. But only 15 million have benefitted from it since NALSA was established in 1995.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.