CPI(M) demands reservation for SCs, STs in private sector

The CPI(M) Thursday demanded reservation for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in private sector jobs and resolved to run a campaign to bring pressure on the Centre to bring a legislation to help people of these communities, hit hard due to neo-liberal economic policies.

SC rejects Jat students' petition for reservation in medical, dental colleges
SC rejects Jat students' petition for reservation in medical, dental colleges

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea of students belonging to the Jat community seeking reservation in admission to post graduate medical and dental courses.

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.

RLD workers protest against Centre over Jat reservation

Several members of the youth wing of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) staged a demonstration against the Centre and accused it of poor pleading for Jat reservation in the Supreme Court.

File review petition for Jats reservation, asks Cong leader

Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan Assembly Rameshwar Dudi on Wednesday asked the Union government to file a review petition in the Supreme Court to justify reservation for Jats in government jobs.

Congress, RLD stage walkout from UP Assembly over Jats reservation

Congress and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) members on Wednesday staged a walkout from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly after they were not allowed to hold a discussion on the inclusion of Jats in the central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC).

Jat reservation: Supreme court says community politically organised, not backward

In a crucial judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the Centre's notification to extend reservation under other backward class (OBC) category to Jat community in nine states.

SC quashes extension of OBC reservation to Jats, says community not backward
SC quashes extension of OBC reservation to Jats, says community not backward

In a blow to the erstwhile UPA government, the Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the notification to include Jats in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) for according benefits of reservation to them.

SC to pronounce verdict on quota for Jats today
SC to pronounce verdict on quota for Jats today

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce judgment on Tuesday on a batch of petitions challenging the validity of the reservation for Jats by including them in other backward class (OBC) category.

Timing of Maharashtra Muslim quota decision "wrong": Congress MP

Congress on Saturday justified its decision to provide reservation in education and government jobs to Muslims in Maharashtra though it conceded the timing of the move was "wrong", while it slammed the BJP-Shiv Sena administration over the ban on cattle slaughter in the State.

Maharashtra government does away with 5% job quota for Muslims

Muslims will not get the five percent reservations in Maharashtra government jobs as announced by the erstwhile Congress-NCP government just before Assembly polls last year, it was officially announced here on Wednesday.

Owaisi demands quota for backward Muslims in Maharashtra

 All India Majlis Ittehad ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday demanded reservation for backward Muslims in government jobs and educational institutes in Maharashtra.

Owaisi for Muslim quotas in Maharashtra, speedy trial in cases

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday demanded job reservation for Muslims in Maharashtra and also called for speeding up the trial of cases against members of the minority community, claiming they were being falsely implicated on terror charges.

Reservation alone can't help Muslim community: Najma Heptulla

 Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla on Saturday said reservation in jobs and education alone cannot ensure the development of Muslims.

Opposition boycotts Maharashtra Assembly session over Muslim quota row

The opposition benches on Wednesday remained empty as the members boycotted Maharashtra Assembly proceedings on the last day of winter session over the issue of no reservation to Muslims in education and government jobs.

Maharashtra Assembly passes bill on Maratha quota, leaves out Muslims

The Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill providing 16 per cent reservation for the Maratha community in education and government jobs but it left out the Muslims, leading to a vociferous protest by the opposition.

JD-U seeks Irani's intervention in teacher's reservation at DU

JD(U) President Sharad Yadav has written to Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani seeking her intervention in the alleged violation of reservation policy at Delhi University.

Amarinder blames Badal for denial of reservation to Jats

Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Saturday blamed Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal for the alleged denial of reservation benefits to Jats in Punjab.

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.

Govt to give reservation to ex servicemen: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said the government has decided to give six per cent reservation to ex-service men in recruitment in police force and provide land at low cost for establishment of their colonies.