Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicSC/ST Reservations

Topic: SC/ST Reservations

Tamil Nadu’s opposition to EWS quota puzzling. State uses income criteria in many schemes

Tamil Nadu has integrated an income criterion into many of its affirmative action policies. Examining the data would be crucial towards building better reservation policies.

Over 42,000 posts reserved for SC, ST & OBC vacant in union ministries, govt tells Lok Sabha

Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh says there were 78,923 vacant posts under reserved categories on 1 January 2020, and 42,066 of them remain unfilled. 

SC, ST, OBC representation in Indian education is dismal, upper-caste nexus persists

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

SC begins hearing Maratha quota case today. This is what it said on reservation since 1992

Hearing the Maratha quota matter, the Supreme Court is likely to revisit the landmark 1992 Indra Sawhney judgment that capped vertical reservation at 50%.

Education levels of SC, ST, OBC rising. A new study looks at caste gap in jobs, income too

Data from NSSO 2004-05 and Periodic Labour Force Survey 2017-18 show that the education level of those belonging to OBC is now similar to General Category young men in urban India.

How UPSC ‘reserve list’ helps SC/ST candidates & why it’s not a ‘backdoor entry’ for IAS

The reserve list has always courted controversies, with the latest coming after Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla’s daughter, Anjali, cracking the 2019 exam.

IITs are govt-funded, must implement quota policy while hiring staff, says OBC panel head

National Commission for Backward Classes chairperson Bhagwan Lal Sahni hits out at govt panel recommendation to exempt all 23 IITs from implementing quota policy.

IITs should be exempt from caste-based reservations in faculty hirings, panel tells govt

A panel of IIT directors and govt officials says the institutions should be exempted from such reservations because they are 'institutes of national importance'.

Does NEP seek to end reservations for SC, ST, OBC & the disabled — Sitaram Yechury asks Modi

The CPI(M) leader alleged that various elements of the NEP were being rolled out in an ad-hoc 'piecemeal manner' without discussing with important stakeholders.

SC, OBC aspirants for UPSC, JEE to now get free coaching at ‘best’ centres of their choice

Modi government to now allow 2,000 of the 4,000 students it picks for its free coaching scheme to select their own institutes, even private ones.

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Tame subsidies, hike fees for govt services — Centre’s tips to states to slash deficit

At a meeting with chief secretaries of states, Union Finance Secretary T.V. Somanathan made a presentation that highlighted a worrying rise in debt in some states.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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