SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES
FM Nirmala Sitharaman holds pre-budget meet with BJP leaders
The BJP has been holding a series of meetings with various stakeholders, including business leaders, farmer bodies and trade unions, as part of its per-Budget dialogue. These meetings are being coordinated by party spokesman on economic issues, Gopal Krishna Agarwal.
Nehru, Gandhi had opposed political quota for SCs, STs: BJP MLC
Leader of Opposition Pravin Darekar of BJP said, "At the time of the constitu...
Work on new education policy gained ground in 2019
Work on the BJP government's ambitious project -- the new education policy -- started with...
UP holds special assembly session to ratify SC/ST quota in legislatures for another 10 years
The reservation for SCs, STs and Anglo Indians given for the past 70 years in Lok Sabha and state assemblies was due to end on January 25, 2020, necessitating the Constitution amendment bill.
Special Session of Kerala Assembly on December 31
A decision in this connection was taken at the cabinet meeting here on Sunday, a Chief Minister's Office press release said. The cabinet also decided to recommend to the Governor to convene the special session.
BSY may buy more time to rework his cabinet math
Total recast likely as simple expansion will upset caste, regional representation. The chief minister has vowed to induct into the ministry every one of the disqualified lawmakers who has won. Out of the 15 Assembly seats for which polls were held, 11 candidates have won from among the disqualified MLAs' group.
Govt plans tele-law facility across all CSCs in next fiscal: CSC e-Governance Services CEO
The government is planning to roll out the tele-law facility across all common service centres, covering more than half of rural India, in the next financial year, according to top official of CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd.
What lies ahead for Assam which is steadfastly, and often violently, protesting the new citizenship act
Assam is seeing violent protests over the Citizenship Act. But how long can the protest go on?
Parliament passes bill to extend SC/ST reservation in legislatures
Reservation for members of SCs and STs, given for the past 70 years in Lok Sabha and state assemblies, is due to end on January 25, 2020. The bill, which saw heated exchange between the treasury and opposition benches, was approved unanimously in Rajya Sabha. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assured the House that the Modi government would not end reservation.
61.19 per cent voter turnout in third phase of Jharkhand polls
Amid tight security, 61.19 per cent of 56,18,267 voters exercised their franchise in the 17 seats across eight districts, they said. Police said the polling, which began at 7 am, passed off peacefully.
BS Yediyurappa crosses big hurdle, but a bigger test awaits
Political pundits insist that Yediyurappa will, besides political challenges, also face pressure on delivering election promises to voters.
No need to determine creamy layer in SC/ST: Law Minister
Responding to the debate on 'The Constitution (126th) Amendment Bill' in Lok Sabha, Prasad referred to the issue of quota in government jobs, saying "we are of the view that is no need for a creamy layer for the SC and ST (communities)".
SC to hear in January pleas on grant of quota in promotions to SC/ST employees
A 5-judge Constitution bench in 2018 held that the well-off members of the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities cannot be granted the benefits of reservation in college admissions and government jobs.
2.72 crore male, 1.56 crore female registered job seekers in the country: Government tells LS
Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar released the statistics for the number of people who have registered with employment exchanges across the country in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
SC/ST quota case: SC considers Centre’s plea to review 2018 verdict
SC to hear after after 2 weeks hearing of a plea after Attorney General KK Venugopal urged the court to refer to 7-judge bench the issue rai...
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