Cabinet scraps NCBC, new panel for OBCs to have constitutional status

The Union Cabinet today gave the go ahead for setting up a National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes with constitutional status, bowing to the demand from OBCs for an entity for them which is on par with the panels for SCs and STs.


Mar 23, 2017, 19:22 PM IST

Jat stir in Haryana enters 18th day

Protests by the Jat community in Haryana seeking reservation in education institutes and government jobs continued on the 18th day today.

Feb 15, 2017, 17:41 PM IST

Muslims take out march in Bihar's Aurangabad, seek reservation in jobs, education

A large number of Muslims today took out a procession here to demand reservation for the community in Government jobs, education and other sectors.

Jan 06, 2017, 23:29 PM IST

Valid ground for reservation in private sector: BJP

The recommendations of a central panel for 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in private sector jobs on Wednesday evoked favourable reactions from parties with the ruling BJP noting it can be done after creating a conducive atmosphere.

Feb 11, 2016, 00:45 AM IST
Reservation is not being scrapped: What PM Narendra Modi said – in five points

Reservation is not being scrapped: What PM Narendra Modi said – in five points

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday categorically stated that his government has no plans to scrap reservation, as was being speculated earlier.

Feb 02, 2016, 21:52 PM IST

Mayawati favours quota for poor upper castes

Mayawati said people from SCs/STs and OBCs, who have converted to become Christians, Muslims and Sikhs, should also get the benefits of reservation.

Nov 30, 2015, 22:01 PM IST

Haryana leaders stumped by SC ruling on Jat quota

Leaders in Haryana treaded cautiously after the Supreme Court quashed the reservation for Jats on Tuesday.

Mar 17, 2015, 15:32 PM IST

Jats in Rajasthan shocked by SC judgement

Jat leaders in Rajasthan expressed shock on Tuesday after the Supreme Court quashed the extension of OBC reservation to the community.

Mar 17, 2015, 15:24 PM IST

If Yadavs and Gujjars can get reservations, why not Jats: Birender Singh

Union Minister for Rural Development and Jat leader Chaudhary Birender Singh on Tuesday expressed his dissatisfaction over a Supreme Court ruling which struck down an earlier decision that grouped the community among Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

Mar 17, 2015, 14:49 PM IST

Not considering reservation in pvt sector: Govt

No proposal for reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs in the private sector is under government consideration, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Dec 18, 2014, 19:41 PM IST

Jiten Manjhi calls for raising reservation from 49.5% to 80%

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday called for raising the bar on reservation from present 49.5 percent to 80 percent for OBCs, SC/STs and other sections of the population.

Dec 11, 2014, 18:58 PM IST

JD(U) demands sub-quota for SCs/STs, OBCs in women`s bill

JD(U) on Saturday joined BJP ally Apna Dal in demanding a sub quota for SCs/STs and OBCs in the proposed 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and Assemblies as the issue is back in focus with NDA government pledging to ensure passage of the women reservation bill.

Jun 14, 2014, 16:27 PM IST

Backward Commission recommends transgenders for reservation

Transgenders on Tuesday moved closer to getting reservation in employment and education in public sector with the NCBC recommending their inclusion in the central list of the OBCs.

May 13, 2014, 20:53 PM IST

Encourage marginalised sections in higher judiciary, says outgoing CJI

Outgoing Chief Justice of India P.Sathasivam on Friday said that rules and criteria in the appointment of judges should be relaxed for giving proper representation to members of SC/STs, OBCs, minorities and women in the higher judiciary if they were deserving.

Apr 26, 2014, 10:42 AM IST

Jat leaders welcome reservation in central list of OBCs

Jat leaders on Monday welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet to include Jats in nine states in the central list of OBCs and said the move will help youths from the community in getting jobs.

Mar 03, 2014, 13:19 PM IST

Jats in nine states to get reservation benefit

Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, the government on Sunday night decided to include the Jat community in the central list of OBCs in nine states.

Mar 02, 2014, 23:31 PM IST

System of reservations for SCs, STs, OBCs must continue: Sonia Gandhi

A day after Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi called for an end to reservation on caste lines, party president Sonia Gandhi snubbed him by saying that there should be "no doubt or ambiguity" over the party`s stand of continuing the system of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs.

Feb 05, 2014, 20:44 PM IST

LJP to hold nationwide protest for SC reservation in pvt jobs

Accusing the government of being "apathetic" towards dalit issues, Lok Janshakti Party and Dalit Sena will hold a nationwide agitation in August to demand reservation for scheduled castes and OBCs in private jobs.

Apr 20, 2013, 23:01 PM IST

Will OBCs be the deciders for Gujarat Assembly elections 2012?

If there is one community that holds the answers to who will form the next government in Gujarat after the December assembly polls, it is the state`s OBCs, a leading sociologist says.

Dec 01, 2012, 16:29 PM IST

BJP dissident Kanshiram Rana appeals OBCs to defeat Modi govt

Former union minister and dissident BJP leader Kanshiram Rana on Tuesday appealed to OBCs in Gujarat to stand up against Modi government for their rights.

Jun 13, 2012, 00:05 AM IST