India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 3, 2015
Amid the ongoing agitation by Patels for quota, an organisation of Brahmins in Gujarat has demanded reservation for community members in Government jobs and educational institutes in the State.
Others News | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 26, 2015
A man belonging to the Patel community, which has been agitating for reservation in government colleges and jobs, allegedly committed suicide here today saying he had taken the extreme step for supporting the ongoing stir, police said.
India News | Agencies | Monday September 21, 2015
As 22-year-old politician Hardik Patel sought over the weekend to escalate his agitation for quota in government jobs and colleges for Gujarat's wealthy Patel community, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS has suggested a review of the country's reservation policy.
India News | Written by Rohit Bhan | Tuesday August 4, 2015
The politically significant Patel community in Gujarat has intensified its agitation for inclusion in the Other Backward Caste category, which will entitle them to reservation in government jobs and educational institutes.
India News | Reported by Ketki Angre, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Friday May 29, 2015
The eight-day Gujjar agitation in Rajasthan, which had wreaked havoc on the rail traffic in the state, was called off late on Thursday evening after the state government agreed to give 5% reservation to them.
India News | Edited by Mala Das | Tuesday March 17, 2015
The Supreme Court today quashed the Centre's decision to include Jats in the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category that made them eligible for reservations in jobs and educational institutions. It also questioned why the government ignored the findings of a panel, advising against quota for Jats.
India News | Reported by Tejas Mehta; edited by Mala Das | Friday November 14, 2014
The Maharashtra government's decision to grant 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in government jobs and educational institutions was stayed by the Bombay High Court today.
India News | Tejas Mehta | Monday June 30, 2014
The former journalist who filed the Public Interest Litigation, or the PIL, challenging the Maharashtra Cabinet's decision to reserve 16 per cent seats in government jobs and educational institutions for Marathas, found himself at the receiving end of the fury of one of the community members.
India News | Reported by Tejas Mehta, Edited by Devesh Kumar | Wednesday June 25, 2014
The Maharashtra government today cleared the proposals for reserving 5 per cent seats in government jobs and educational institutions for Muslims and another 16 per cent for the Marathas.
India News | A Vaidyanathan | Wednesday April 9, 2014
The Supreme Court today declined to stay the Centre's decision to grant reservations in government jobs and educational institutions to the Jat community.
Elections News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday April 1, 2014
The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Centre on reservations granted to the Jat community in government jobs and education, a move that was hurriedly cleared by the ruling Congress just before the national election was announced.
Elections News | Edited by Devesh Kumar | Wednesday March 26, 2014
Mr Singh has now tried to reclaim some of the lost ground by claiming credit for the Centre's decision to bring Jats within the Centre's OBC category to enable them to avail the benefits of reservation in government jobs and educational institutions.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 9, 2013
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre and state governments to provide three per cent job reservation to disabled persons in their departments, companies and PSUs observing that it is an "alarming reality" that they are unemployed due to social and practical barriers.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 25, 2013
Government is in talks with the private sector on the issue of providing reservation in jobs, but wants to do it in an "amicable way", Social Justice Minister Kumari Selja said on Saturday.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Thursday December 20, 2012
A proposal to reserve promotion in government jobs for Dalits and tribals has not been cleared by Parliament in this winter session, which ended today. The bill has been championed by Mayawati, who heads the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). She accused the government of letting her down today, arguing that it is not serious about delivering the new law.
India News | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Monday December 17, 2012
Nearly 18 lakh government employees in Uttar Pradesh are on strike in protest against the efforts in parliament to introduce a new law that would reserve promotions in government jobs for dalits and tribals.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Monday December 17, 2012
In a short while from now, the Rajya Sabha will vote on whether promotions in government jobs should be reserved for Dalits and tribals. The Samajwadi Party, which opposes the Bill and will vote against it, has now demanded reservation in promotions for Muslims in government jobs.
India News | Sunil Prabhu | Monday December 17, 2012
The Rajya Sabha will vote at 6 pm today on whether there should be reservation in promotions in government jobs for Dalits and tribals, and the BJP is expected to vote in favour of the move now after the government has reportedly agreed to retain a clause that guarantees efficiency of administration.
India News | Edited by Mala Das | Monday December 17, 2012
At 5 pm today, the Rajya Sabha will vote on whether there should be reservations in promotions in government jobs for Dalits and tribals. While the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is pressing for the contentious legislation, her arch-rival Samajwadi Party (SP), led by Mulayam Singh Yadav, is vociferously opposing it.
India News | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Monday December 17, 2012
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has toughened his stand further against the quota in promotions bill, saying it will set a bad precedent. The proposed bill seeks to reserve promotions in government jobs for Dalits and tribals.
India News | Reported by Anant Zanane; edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Friday December 14, 2012
Many Government offices are closed indefinitely across Uttar Pradesh with about 18 lakh employees on strike today against what they call attempts at the "forcible passage" of a bill that seeks to reserve promotions in government jobs for Dalits and tribals. But Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is not in capital Lucknow. He is attending a function at h...
India News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Friday December 14, 2012
On Monday at 5 pm, the Rajya Sabha will vote on whether to reserve promotions in government jobs for Dalits and tribals. Despite the Samajwadi Party's efforts, the proposal was debated in the Rajya Sabha today, with its greatest proponent, Ms Mayawati, offering an extensive explanation for its exigent need.
India News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Thursday December 13, 2012
The deadlock in the Rajya Sabha over a proposal to reserve promotions in government jobs for Dalits and tribals remained firmly in place today.
India News | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Thursday December 13, 2012
This morning, the Prime Minister and leaders of opposition parties promised their cooperation to Hamid Ansari, the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. A few hours later, that agreement was violated with Samajwadi Party members shouting and causing chaos over the proposal to reserve promotions in government jobs for Dalits and tribals.