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.

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.

RSS hits out at Janata Parivar for targeting Modi govt

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.

SC seeks reply of Centre, EC on plea for more seats for SC/ST

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.

RS passes bill to include certain communities in SC list

A bill to include certain synonymous names of communities under Scheduled Castes category in Haryana, Karnataka, Odisha and Dadra and Nagar Haveli was passed by Rajya Sabha Tuesday.

Low literacy among SC/STs matter of concern: Union Minister

Stressing the need for hundred per cent literacy, Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on Saturday said its low percentage among Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is a matter of concern.

Manjhi wishes next Bihar CM is from SC community

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday said he would "seriously wish" that the next Chief Minister of the state is from the Scheduled Caste.

'Not in favour to give Scheduled Castes reservation to Christian, Muslim Dalits'

The Government on Monday said it is not in favour of bringing Dalits of Christian and Muslim communities under the ambit of reservation for the Scheduled Castes.

Not in favour to give Scheduled Castes reservation to Christian, Muslim Dalits: Govt

The Government on Monday said it is not in favour of bringing Dalits of Christian and Muslim communities under the ambit of reservation for the Scheduled Castes.

Dalit activists to hold rally to raise reservation demands

Dalit activists will participate in a rally on December 8 to raise their demands before the government for reservations in promotions and passing of certain pending bills aimed at their betterment.

Bihar CM Manjhi sticks to remarks on SCs/STs being original inhabitants
Bihar CM Manjhi sticks to remarks on SCs/STs being original inhabitants

With his remarks about upper caste people being foreigners causing flutter within JD(U), Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday stuck to his comment that SCs and STs are original inhabitants of the country.

National identity card for handicapped soon: Minister

A national identity card for the handicapped is on the anvil, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said Tuesday.

Bihar CM Manjhi asks 'mahadalits' to unite

Asking 'mahadalits' or the most backward among the Scheduled Castes (SC) to unite, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday said it will make them powerful and gain political power.

Main accused of Haibaspur massacre arrested after 17 years

Bihar Police on Friday arrested the main accused of the Haibaspur massacre case in which 10 persons belonging to Scheduled Castes were killed 17 years ago.

Govt mulling to amend SC/ST Act

The Centre is considering to amend the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and expand its presumptions such as punishment for neglect of duties by public servants not belonging to SCs and STs, the Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday.

SC tells government to decide on post reservation in AIIMS

The Supreme Court Thursday said it was for the central government to decide whether there should be reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in super speciality posts in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as the court declined to revisit its July 2013 judgment.

Scheduled Caste status for 17 backward castes demanded

Eyeing support of backward castes, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party on Wednesday demanded Scheduled Caste (SC) status for 17 backward castes for their "socio-economic upliftment".

Govt `approves` amendments to SC/ST Act

Government on Wednesday is believed to have approved amendments to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, which will give it more teeth by expanding its scope and providing for harsher punishment.

Over 300 sexual harassment cases pending before SC

Over 300 cases of sexual harassment and crime against women are pending before the Supreme Court, according to an RTI reply.

27,488 government posts for SCs/STs/OBCs unfilled

A staggering 27,488 government jobs reserved for scheduled castes and tribes and other backward classes are lying vacant, an NGO said.