Caste census could be ready by July-end: Jairam

Last month, Food Minister KV Thomas had written a letter to the Rural Development Minister seeking an updated status of SECC.

Caste census will curb frauds: Veerappa Moily

Union Minister Veerappa Moily said caste-based census would curb use of fake caste certificates for availing concessions.

`Shortcomings of BPL survey to be addressed`

The government on Monday said that
the shortcomings of the 2002 BPL survey were being addressed
comprehensively in the ongoing Socio Economic and Caste Census

Caste census between June and September in 2011

Caste Census would be
carried out by the government between June and September next
year, Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Friday.

JD-U to make caste census a poll issue in Bihar

Ahead of the Bihar Assembly polls,
JD-U President Sharad Yadav today sought to make the caste-based census an election issue by saying it was a bad
decision of the government to conduct another census.

Govt to hold caste-based census in 2011

The government has reportedly earmarked Rs 2-3 thousand crores for census.

Lalu claims victory over Cabinet`s decision on caste census

RJD chief Lalu Prasad termed
the union cabinet`s decision to carry out caste census next
year as a "victory" for political parties which had pressed
for the demand.

BJP, JD(U) react cautiously, Cong welcomes caste census

The BJP and the JD(U) on Thursday
reacted cautiously to the cabinet`s decision to carry out
an independent caste census, while the Congress welcomed the
move saying it is with the government on the issue.

Govt decides to include caste in census

Govt Tuesday said it has decided to
include caste in census as demanded by all political parties.

`Cabinet`s decision on caste census soon`

Govt Thursday said that modalities of caste ceusus will be decided by Union Cabinet soon.

Lok Sabha adjourned over caste-based census

The Lok Sabha was on Thursday adjourned till noon following uproar over the decision of a Group of Ministers to include caste in census at the biometric stage.

`Govt to face stiff oppn over caste Census delay`

The Govt will face united opposition if there was further "dilly dallying" on out caste Census.

Centre to write to political parties over caste Census: Pranab

Union Finance Minister Pranab
Mukherjee Saturday said the Centre would be writing to all
political parties seeking their view on inclusion of caste
category in the Census.

Caste census: GoM to seek political parties` views

A Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting on caste based census Thursday saw divergent views being expressed and sought to elicit the views of various political parties before taking a decision on the contentious issue.

RJD threatens UPA on caste Census

UPA ally RJD Sunday served an
ultimatum on the Centre threatening to pull down the
government if the caste was not included in the ongoing Census.

BJP having reservations on support to caste census?

With internal differences persisting
and RSS taking a strong line against it, BJP on Saturday appeared to
be having reservations on its support to inclusion of caste in

Speaker indicates she is not in favour of caste census

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who
completed one year in office today, has indicated she is not
in favour of a caste census, saying she has always worked
towards a casteless society.

Referring caste census issue to GoM a delaying tactic: Sharad

JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav today
described the Government`s decision to refer the issue of
including caste in census to a yet-to-be-formed Group of
Ministers as a "delaying tactic".

Caste census won`t divide people: Gopinath Munde

Supporting caste census, senior
BJP leader Gopinath Munde Monday said it would not divide
people but help estimate actual population of OBCs in the
country and highlight plight of the poor.

Cabinet debate on caste census was about next exercise: Farooq

Union Minister Farooq Abdullah
today said the debate in the Union Cabinet over the issue of
caste-based census was about the next census and not the
ongoing exercise.