Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: reservations

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.

The Economist is wrong. Brahmins become CEOs in US not because of quotas in India

Indians CEOs, who are mostly Brahmins, might be 'minorities' in the US but they are the beneficiaries of the new American ‘caste system’.

Petitioners in SC question ‘completely arbitrary’ Rs 8 lakh income cap to determine EWS quota

Govt-appointed panel suggested sticking to Rs 8 lakh annual income limit for determination of EWS quota in connection with the ongoing admissions to NEET-PG courses.

Caste census is important — whether you are for or against reservation

If the support for caste census is political, so is the BJP’s opposition to it now.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar asks govt to relax 50% cap on quota, hold caste-based census

Accusing Modi govt of misleading people on the quota issue, Pawar said reservation is above 60% in most states and alleged deception was the only motive for constitutional amendment.

Hand-holding of deprived communities necessary, says PM Modi on reservations

Addressing India on the occasion of Independence Day, Prime Minister Modi said it is being ensured that no one is left behind in India's journey of development.

Bombay HC refuses to stay Maharashtra govt order scrapping reservations in promotions

Issued on 7 May, the order removes reservation in promotions for public servants belonging to the SC, ST, Vimukta Jati and Nomadic Tribes and Special Backward Classes categories.

SC commences hearing whether 1992 Mandal verdict on quota limit needs to be revisited

A five-judge Constitution bench gave a week's time to all the states to submit their brief note of submissions after some of them sought time.

Union ministries ‘not in favour’ of proposal to exempt IIT faculty from caste-based quotas

Suggestion was made by panel comprising IIT directors and others, set up by govt in 2020 to recommend ways to make implementation of reservation at IITs more effective.

Haryana governor now seeks clarifications on 75% job quota bill piloted by JJP’s Chautala

JJP chief Dushyant Chautala said the govt will be sending clarifications to the governor and that he was hopeful that the Act would receive his assent.

On Camera


Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in Lahore | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan is losing the plot. Someone’s chair is about to be pulled again

There is ‘tamasha’ going on in Pakistan. And Imran Khan is having a visible meltdown, while Nawaz Sharif is bemoaning a dead leopard.
Representational image | Photo: Pixabay

India’s economic indicators flash early warning signs for rebound

While the needle on a dial measuring the so-called ‘Animal Spirits’ remained stable, top producers signaled weakness as 2021 wound down.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.