Impossible to hold AIPMT in 4 weeks, CBSE tells SC; hearing on Friday
Impossible to hold AIPMT in 4 weeks, CBSE tells SC; hearing on Friday

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on Friday a plea by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) seeking more time to re-conduct AIPMT-2015 exam.

Gujjars call off agitation after Rajasthan govt agrees to five percent reservation in jobs
Gujjars call off agitation after Rajasthan govt agrees to five percent reservation in jobs

The Gujjar community, whose members have been squatting on railway tracks and blocking road traffic in Rajasthan demanding five percent reservation in education and government jobs, on Thursday called off their agitation as the state government agreed to their demand, a minister said.

Gujjar stir: HC asks Rajasthan govt to clear rail track, roads- Part II

Pulling up the state government for giving a "free-hand" to Gujjar agitators, Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday directed the Chief Secretary and the police chief to appear before it Thursday and also immediately restore traffic on Jaipur-Agra national highway, blocked by protesters.

Gujjar stir: HC asks Rajasthan govt to clear rail track, roads

Pulling up the state government for giving a "free-hand" to Gujjar agitators, Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday directed the Chief Secretary and the police chief to appear before it Thursday and also immediately restore traffic on Jaipur-Agra national highway, blocked by protesters.

Gujjar stir: HC pulls up Rajasthan govt, asks why agitators given free hand

Pulling up the state government for giving a "free-hand" to Gujjar agitators, Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday directed the Chief Secretary and the police chief to appear before it tomorrow and also immediately restore traffic on Jaipur-Agra national highway, blocked by protesters.

Patna High Court axes SC/ST quota in promotions

The Patna High Court on Monday quashed Bihar`s decision to provide reservation in promotions to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) government employees.

Government rules out quota for orphans

 Government on Friday ruled out any quota for orphans in government jobs as sought in a private member bill, saying addition of any more clause in reservation cannot be entertained because of complexities.

Haryana BJP MP threatens to quit if Jats given quota

 Taking a stand contrary to his party, BJP MP from Haryana Raj Kumar Saini on Sunday threatened to resign from parliament if the Jat community was given reservation by the government.

33 percent quota for women in Delhi, union territory polices

 The union cabinet on Friday gave its approval for 33 percent reservation to women in direct recruitment to posts ranging from constables to sub-inspector in all union territories including Delhi in a move aimed at making police more gender-sensitive.

Telangana govt forms panel to provide quota for Muslims

The Telangana government has constituted a Commission of Inquiry to prepare a comprehensive report on social, educational and economic status of Muslims in the state and give its recommendation on providing reservation to needy members of the community.

Congress seeks education quota for Muslims to be reinstated

Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil on Thursday met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking reinstatement of quota in education for Muslims, announced by the erstwhile Congress-NCP government.

Courts can't ask states to provide quota in promotions: SC

 The Constitution enables governments to provide for reservation of SC/ST category employees even in promotions but courts cannot direct them to make such a provision, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Quota for persons with disabilities; SC seeks DoPT's response

The Supreme Court has sought the Centre's response on an NGO's plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings for not complying with an earlier order of three per cent quota in jobs to persons with disabilities.

Will grant 3% quota to persons with disabilities: Bihar to SC

In some good news to persons with disabilities, the Bihar government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it will provide three per cent quota to such applicants in the appointment of 3,364 assistant professors in universities in the state.

Bombay HC stays quotas for Marathas; Fadnavis government to approach SC
Bombay HC stays quotas for Marathas; Fadnavis government to approach SC

The Bombay High Court on Friday cancelled the previous Congress-NCP government's decision of giving 16 percent reservation for Marathas in jobs and educational institutions in Maharashtra.

3% quota must for disabled in all govt jobs including IAS: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday held that three percent reservation for differently-abled persons be given in all category of government jobs including in appointments and promotions to IAS while pulling up the Centre for "frustrating" the very purpose of empowering legislation by opposing it.

Naidu advocates for implementation of 3 percent job quota for disabled

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu has taken up with his two ministerial colleagues the issue of implementation of three per cent reservation in government jobs for persons with disabilities.

Quota for disabled; HC asks Centre to modify OM on vacancies

The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to modify its 2013 office memorandum after considering the representation of NGO National Federation of Blind on computation of seats to be reserved for disabled persons in four category posts in government departments.

Below 1% quota for visually impaired; Centre told to respond

The Delhi HC issued notices to Centre on a PIL seeking quashing of an examination notice of UPSC for the upcoming Civil Services Examination on the ground of non-compliance of one per cent quota for visually impaired applicants.

Decision on quota taken after examining legalities: NCP

NCP today said the decision to provide reservation to Muslims and Marathas has been taken by Maharashtra government after examining all legal aspects and expressed confidence that it would stand in the courts.