A bill to include certain castes, including Sais, Aheria and Peruvannan, in the list of Scheduled Castes (SC) in states of Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Kerala, Odisha and West Bengal approved by Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
The Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribe commission chairman PL Punia on Sunday dismissed the recent claims made by Union Minister Sushma Swaraj and said that PhD scholar Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide in Hyderabad in January this year, was a Dalit.
Central and state government employees may face disciplinary action for defaulting in timely verification of caste certificates issued to SC or ST category people, as per the new guidelines being finalised by the Centre.
CPI(M) on Thursday demanded that the Centre should enact a law to provide reservation to SC and ST communities in the private sector, stressing it would be best way to observe the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution.
Authorised persons like district and sub-divisional magistrates should issue caste certificates to people belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBC), the Centre said on Thursday.
Rejecting the reservation demand of the state's economically and politically powerful Patel community, the Gujarat Government on Sunday said that they do not want to make any amendment in the reservation guidelines set by Supreme Court for SC/ST & OBC.
The Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday said that it will provide financial assistance to 300 students belonging to scheduled castes (SC) to enable them to pursue higher education in foreign countries.
Amid a boycott by most opposition parties, the Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill which provides for stringent action against those compelling any member of SC or ST communities to carry human or animal carcasses or do manual scavenging.
Liaison officers in all central government ministries and departments will be given training to ensure proper implementation of the Centre's policy of reservation in services for employees belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.
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 RSS on Sunday accused the Janata Parivar of propagating "untouchability" towards the Narendra Modi government and failing to treat people from the Scheduled Castes in UP and Bihar with dignity though its constituents claim to follow the ideals of Ram Manohar Lohia.
The Supreme Court Friday sought responses from the government and the Election Commission on a plea seeking "re-adjustment" of reserved parliamentary and assembly seats for scheduled castes and tribes in the wake of inclusion of more castes in SC category in 2002 and 2007.