Nitish Kumar announces 50% quota for backward classes in govt contracts

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced 50 per cent quota for OBC, EBC and SC/STs in all government contracts up to Rs 15 lakh and by removing the mandatory 75 per cent attendance cap for students to avail benefits of the state's uniform and bicycle schemes.

Jul 02, 2015, 09:38 AM 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

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

Nitish reviews atrocities against SC/STs in Bihar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday directed for time-bound compilation of injury report to check incidents of atrocities against the SC/ST people in Bihar as well to ensure expeditious probe in such matters.

Feb 07, 2014, 18:00 PM IST

Mayawati wants to be PM after next Lok Sabha polls

Making clear her prime ministerial aspirations, BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday asked party workers to ensure a big victory for BSP in the next general elections and warned them against becoming a "saleable commodity".

Feb 17, 2013, 16:28 PM IST

Dalit corruption remark: Ashis Nandy faces political backlash, apologises

Noted author Ashis Nandy on Saturday stoked a major row with his comments that people belonging to OBC, SC and ST communities were the "most corrupt", remarks that came under all round attack.

Jan 27, 2013, 09:47 AM IST

Promotion quota bill: Samajwadi Party warns govt

SP leader Ramgopal Yadav said he has heard from other parties that the government was trying to ensure passage of bill after naming the party MPs and getting them out of the House.

Dec 11, 2012, 22:21 PM IST

PM to chair all-party meeting on promotion quota to SC/STs

PM will chair an all-party meeting on Tuesday to discuss reservation in job promotions for those belonging to the SC/STs .

Aug 21, 2012, 11:41 AM IST

Par panel approves MPLAD funds for SC/STs on slums

The Committee also recommended that a database of
identified works be made available on the website of MPLADS.

Dec 15, 2011, 22:30 PM IST

Steps to protect SC/ST people from atrocity: Nitis

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stated that there was proposal to set up one SC/ST police station in every district.

Sep 17, 2011, 17:35 PM IST

AP govt committed to welfare of SC/STs: Kiran Reddy

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N
Kiran Kumar Reddy on Tuesday said the state government was totally
committed to the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled

Mar 22, 2011, 18:35 PM IST