Buddhism is the fastest growing religion among Scheduled Castes

Buddhism is the fastest growing religion among Scheduled Castes

The numbers of Scheduled Caste Buddhists have increased by 38% from 41.59 lakh in 2001 to 57.56 lakh in 2011.

Lok Sabha approves bill to provide reservation to more communities

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.

Rohith Vemula was a Dalit, claims SC/ST panel head PL Punia

Rohith Vemula was a Dalit, claims SC/ST panel head PL Punia

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.

SC/ST Amendment Act to come into effect from today

The Act has more stringent provisions for prevention of atrocities against SCs and STs.

Gujarat HC judge says reservation and corruption destroyed nation, MPs warn of impeachment

Gujarat HC judge says reservation and corruption destroyed nation, MPs warn of impeachment

Weeks after the Supreme Court scrapped the NJAC Act, BJP member Udit Raj had targeted Justice JP Pardiwala in the Lok Sabha.

Babus may face action for not verifying caste certificates

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.

Govt should provide quota for SC/STs in pvt sector: CPI(M)

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.

DMs, SDMs to issue caste certificates: Govt tells states

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.

Gujarat govt rejects Patels' OBC status demand, says can't change reservation guidelines set by SC

Gujarat govt rejects Patels' OBC status demand, says can't change reservation guidelines set by SC

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.

Andhra Pradesh govt to help 300 SC students study abroad: Minister

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.

Lok Sabha passes SC/ST bill

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 to be trained to ensure SC, ST welfare: Govt

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.

DNA: Education in shambles—Drunk Chhattisgarh teacher teaches D for 'Daaru', P for 'Piyo'

DNA:  Education in shambles—Drunk Chhattisgarh teacher teaches D for 'Daaru', P for 'Piyo'

Scholarship exam now for class 5th and 8th in Maharashtra

Maharashtra government has decided to stop scholarship examinations for class 4th and 7th students, and instead conduct them for those studying in class 5th and 8th.

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.