Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicSC/ST Reservations

Topic: SC/ST Reservations

Jharkhand assembly passes bill raising SC, ST, EBCs reservations from 60% to 77%

In the proposed reservation, the SC community will get 12% quota, STs 28%, Extremely Backward Classes (EBCs) 15%, OBCs 12% & EWS barring those from the other reserved categories 10%.

EWS quota will finally destigmatise caste reservation in India

Upper castes have built up narratives saying that quota kills merit and keeps India backward. They have questioned who would be treated by doctors qualified from reserved categories.

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'.

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.