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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.