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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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.