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Central departments spent Rs 35K cr under SC/ST Sub-Plan in 2013-14

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 16:19

The government`s 25 ministries and department spent Rs 35,800.60 crore last fiscal under Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Sub-Plan, which is meant for welfare of these communities, Parliament was informed.

Bill likely to strengthen law against atrocities on SC/ST

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 15:32

The Modi government is likely to bring a bill in the Budget session of Parliament to strengthen a law against atrocities on SCs and STs, a move initiated by the previous UPA government.

Ordinance giving teeth to penal provisions for crime against SC/STs passed

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 00:21

In a bid to woo the SCs and STs ahead of elections, government on Sunday cleared an ordinance making penal provisions more stringent.

Bill for effective implementation of SC, ST sub plan passed

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 18:22

A bill that provides for imprisonment of officials upto six months for willfully neglecting their duties under the SC, ST Sub-plan was passed by the Karnataka Assembly here on Thursday.

Bandh affects normal life in central Assam

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 15:28

Stray incidents of violence during a bandh hit normal life in central Assam districts on Monday. The bandh has been called jointly by All Tiwa Students Union and Karbi Students Union for a separate autonomous council for Tiwas under the provisions of the sixth schedule of Constitution and scheduled tribe status to Karbis living in the plain districts of Assam.

JKPPM demands ST status for Pahari people

Last Updated: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 20:17

A local outfit today demanded granting of Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to Pahari people in Jammu and Kashmir, saying any further delay on the issue would be against the national interest.

Rajasthan Police probes Ashis Nandy’s controversial remarks

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013, 15:14

Ashis Nandy had said that the people belonging to OBC (Other Backward Class), Scheduled Caste (SC) and ST (Scheduled Tribe) are more corrupt during a discussion at the JLF on January 26.

JKPPM demands ST status for Paharis

Last Updated: Monday, January 07, 2013, 00:03

Demanding ST status for Pahari community, J&K Pahari Peoples Movement threatened to launch a state-wide agitation.

Nitish orders special action plan to deal cases of

Last Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012, 18:47

Nitish Kumar ordered for setting up a special cell in SC & ST Welfare department for effective implementation of laws for the weaker sections.

Zero in exam? In Andhra, you can still get admission

Last Updated: Saturday, July 07, 2012, 16:06

Last year, 26 out of 73 students who got zero marks in EAMCET were declared qualified. Of them, 17 got admissions into engineering and nine in agriculture/veterinary colleges.

Cabinet nod to filling SC, ST and OBC vacancies

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 04, 2012, 19:30

Ahead of elections in five states, the Union Cabinet today cleared a proposal to fill pending vacancies of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and OBCs in the central government, a move that will benefit around 50,000 people.

No quota for SC, STs in promotion without justifiable data: SC

Last Updated: Friday, December 10, 2010, 22:33

Reservation to members of SC, ST and OBC at the time of promotions cannot be sought as a matter of right but is subject to the available quantifiable data to justify it, the Supreme Court has ruled.