Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: SC/ST

Upper-caste poor will get 10% UPSC seats but age relaxation & more attempts unlikely

Since this year's civil services exam marks the maiden run of the quota for upper-caste poor, the application process has been marked by confusion.

Relaxing income criteria for judges’ post is case of overreach by Supreme Court collegium

It is doubtful if SC collegium’s non-transparent relaxation of income criteria will actually help cause of the marginalised.

The IITs have a long history of systematically othering Dalit students

The toxic belief that ‘quota students’ are innately less able than ‘mainstream students’ is at the heart of this caste-based exclusion.

Quota seats for SC, ST students in higher education remain vacant, OBCs fare better

As the Centre introduces a 10% quota for 'poor' upper castes, data shows that little has been done to improve education enrolment for SCs and STs

Upendranath Barman, the voice in Constituent Assembly for uplift of backward classes

Barman advocated that Scheduled Castes should fight for their rights, and if their voices are not heard, they should ‘revolt’ until they get justice.

Why caste groups want reservations but also oppose them in India

In many cases, opposition to reservations is largely a reflection of caste-based prejudice masked by other criticisms.

Nuanced Aadhaar judgment ‘cuts the bloat’, welcomed

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Supreme Court paves way for SC/ST job promotion, says no need to collect quantifiable data

The verdict cleared a major hurdle cited by the Centre in granting reservation in promotion of SC/ST govt employees.

Supreme Court says states are free to give quota in promotions to SC, ST candidates

Supreme Court also says states willing to give reservations to SCs and STs will no longer need to collect data on backwardness.

Centre proposes to relax height limit for Nepalese in paramilitary forces, says Kiren Rijiju

The relaxation in the height limit would be same as given to SC/ST in the paramilitary forces, said the minister.

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A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.