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  • Not going to reopen decision on grant of reservation in promotion to SCs and STs: SC Sep 14, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    Not going to reopen decision on grant of reservation in promotion to SCs and STs: SC

    The top court noted that in its earlier order, the state governments were directed to finalise the issues which are peculiar to them so that court can proceed in the matter.

  • Govt exempts IPS, CRPF other establishments from providing 4% quota to differently abled Aug 20, 2021 10:25 AM IST

    Govt exempts IPS, CRPF other establishments from providing 4% quota to differently abled

    The exemption from the section has been given to all sectors and categories of posts of combatant personnel.

  • Decoding the caste-based census, and its implications for Indian politics Aug 14, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    Decoding the caste-based census, and its implications for Indian politics

    With elections in Uttar Pradesh next year, followed by other state polls, regional satraps are trying to turn the clock back to the days of Mandal politics - the supposed antidote to Hindutva.

  • RSS strong supporter of reservation; should continue as long as inequality exists in society: Dattatreya Hosabale Aug 10, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    RSS strong supporter of reservation; should continue as long as inequality exists in society: Dattatreya Hosabale

    Describing reservation as a tool for "affirmative action", Hosabale said that reservation and reconciliation (between all sections of society) should go hand in hand.

  • About 80% companies think Haryana's new labour bill will negatively impact them: NASSCOM report Mar 15, 2021 10:50 PM IST

    About 80% companies think Haryana's new labour bill will negatively impact them: NASSCOM report

    The NASSCOM report was based on the response by the 73 member organisations that employ close to 1.44 lakh people in the State. Around 500 IT-ITeS firms employ about 4 lakh people in Haryana.

  • Exclusive | Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar says 75% private sector reservation only for non-technical jobs Mar 10, 2021 12:03 PM IST

    Exclusive | Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar says 75% private sector reservation only for non-technical jobs

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar clarifies that the 75 percent reservation was part of the manifesto and the industry has nothing to fear. Khattar said the labour inspector will not trouble industry about these reservations and only the state labour commissioner will have the jurisdiction to investigate compliance on these reservations. Industry will have to give self declaration that they have complied with the law and the government will accept that, he says.

  • Explained: Why the Supreme Court may revisit its 1992 verdict on quota limit Mar 09, 2021 12:23 PM IST

    Explained: Why the Supreme Court may revisit its 1992 verdict on quota limit

    A reappraisal of the judgment could mean altering the structure of reservations that has been in place in the country since 1992

  • Haryana Governor approves bill sanctioning 75% quota for locals in private jobs Mar 02, 2021 06:11 PM IST

    Haryana Governor approves bill sanctioning 75% quota for locals in private jobs

    The rate of joblessness in the state is three times higher than the national average.

  • ‘Wards of COVID Warriors’ quota in MBBS, BDS: All you need to know Nov 19, 2020 08:58 PM IST

    ‘Wards of COVID Warriors’ quota in MBBS, BDS: All you need to know

    The new reservation category titled ‘Wards of COVID Warriors’ has been created for the selection and nomination of candidates under the Central Pool for MBBS and BDS seats in the coming year.

  • Bihar Election 2020: CM Nitish Kumar backs population-based reservation for castes Oct 30, 2020 01:19 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020: CM Nitish Kumar backs population-based reservation for castes

    An an election rally, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said his party would like reservation to be proportionate to the population of castes and that they had "no two opinions on it".

  • Haryana Cabinet nod for 75% domicile quota in private jobs Jul 06, 2020 07:32 PM IST

    Haryana Cabinet nod for 75% domicile quota in private jobs

    The Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), which is the coalition partner of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Haryana government, had promised the 75% job quota to Haryana youth in its 2019 election manifesto.

  • SC quashes order providing 100% reservation in teaching job in scheduled areas Apr 22, 2020 09:35 PM IST

    SC quashes order providing 100% reservation in teaching job in scheduled areas

    A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra noted that providing 100 percent reservation would be "unfair" and "unreasonable" and no law mandates that only tribal teachers can teach in the scheduled areas.

  • It's in DNA of RSS and BJP to try and erase reservation: Rahul Gandhi Feb 10, 2020 11:55 AM IST

    It's in DNA of RSS and BJP to try and erase reservation: Rahul Gandhi

    The top court's verdict came on a batch of PILs challenging the validity of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act of 2018, which was brought to nullify the effect of the apex court's 2018 ruling, which had diluted the provisions of the stringent Act.

  • Reservations in jobs, promotions not a fundamental right: Supreme Court Feb 09, 2020 04:37 PM IST

    Reservations in jobs, promotions not a fundamental right: Supreme Court

    A Supreme Court bench has observed that the state "is not bound to make a reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in matters of promotions"

  • All you need to know about IRCTC’s new train PNR linking rule Nov 20, 2019 11:36 AM IST

    All you need to know about IRCTC’s new train PNR linking rule

    If a passenger's first train gets delayed and the connecting train is on time, there are chances that the passenger would miss it. But, if the passenger has linked the PNR numbers of both trains while booking, he/she can get a refund for the second train they missed

  • Employment | A look at what drives demand for local job quotas Jul 23, 2019 09:15 AM IST

    Employment | A look at what drives demand for local job quotas

    Apart from prejudice, economic concerns drive demand for quotas for locals, an analysis of survey data shows

  • Cabinet clears ordinance on reservation roster for faculty positions in varsities Mar 07, 2019 01:45 PM IST

    Cabinet clears ordinance on reservation roster for faculty positions in varsities

    The Supreme Court had last month dismissed a review petition filed by the HRD Ministry after its special leave petition against the court order was rejected by the apex court.

  • Opinion | Will protests by Jats upset BJP’s plans? Jan 24, 2019 11:22 AM IST

    Opinion | Will protests by Jats upset BJP’s plans?

    In addition to the threats posed by the Jats and other groups, the BJP will have to stop a campaign among SCs, STs and OBCs that the party intends to stop all caste-cased quotas by bringing in the economic criteria as the yardstick.

  • 10% EWS quota to come into force in Gujarat from January 14 Jan 13, 2019 05:39 PM IST

    10% EWS quota to come into force in Gujarat from January 14

    The Constitutional amendment to provide the 10 percent quota received assent of President Ram Nath Kovind on January 12.

  • Bill for 10% reservation for poor in general category challenged in Supreme Court Jan 10, 2019 03:17 PM IST

    Bill for 10% reservation for poor in general category challenged in Supreme Court

    The petition, filed by Youth For Equality organisation and Kaushal Kant Mishra, sought the quashing of the bill saying that the economic criterion cannot be the sole basis for reservation.

  • Quota bill passed in Lok Sabha: What BJP stands to gain from this move ahead of general elections Jan 09, 2019 03:33 PM IST

    Quota bill passed in Lok Sabha: What BJP stands to gain from this move ahead of general elections

    Opposition parties called the Centre’s move an “election jumla” ahead of the Lok Sabha polls expected to happen in April-May

  • Opinion | After quota bill, govt must fill large number of job vacancies Jan 09, 2019 02:14 PM IST

    Opinion | After quota bill, govt must fill large number of job vacancies

    It is doubtful that the decision to give 10% reservation to EWS sections in the unreserved category will solve the inter-caste tension over the share in the government jobs and educational seats in the long run.

  • JD(S) backs bill for 10% quota for poor in general category Jan 08, 2019 01:58 PM IST

    JD(S) backs bill for 10% quota for poor in general category

    The JD(S) has two Lok Sabha members from Karnataka, including Deve Gowda.

  • Lok Sabha passes bill reserving 10% quota for economically backward upper castes; all you need to know Jan 08, 2019 10:50 AM IST

    Lok Sabha passes bill reserving 10% quota for economically backward upper castes; all you need to know

    Apart from the family income of the beneficiaries being under Rs 8 lakh per annum, the family should have landholding of less than five acres to avail for this quota.

  • Maharashtra govt proposes 16% reservation for Marathas Nov 29, 2018 01:31 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt proposes 16% reservation for Marathas

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tabled in the state Assembly the action taken report (ATR) on the State Backward Class Commission's (SBCC) recommendations for reservation to the Maratha community in government jobs and education.

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