Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil on Thursday met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking reinstatement of quota in education for Muslims, announced by the erstwhile Congress-NCP government.
The Supreme Court has sought the Centre's response on an NGO's plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings for not complying with an earlier order of three per cent quota in jobs to persons with disabilities.
In some good news to persons with disabilities, the Bihar government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it will provide three per cent quota to such applicants in the appointment of 3,364 assistant professors in universities in the state.
The Supreme Court on Friday held that three percent reservation for differently-abled persons be given in all category of government jobs including in appointments and promotions to IAS while pulling up the Centre for "frustrating" the very purpose of empowering legislation by opposing it.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu has taken up with his two ministerial colleagues the issue of implementation of three per cent reservation in government jobs for persons with disabilities.
The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to modify its 2013 office memorandum after considering the representation of NGO National Federation of Blind on computation of seats to be reserved for disabled persons in four category posts in government departments.
The Delhi HC issued notices to Centre on a PIL seeking quashing of an examination notice of UPSC for the upcoming Civil Services Examination on the ground of non-compliance of one per cent quota for visually impaired applicants.
NCP today said the decision to provide reservation to Muslims and Marathas has been taken by Maharashtra government after examining all legal aspects and expressed confidence that it would stand in the courts.
he Congress, which is on a downslide, has gone back to its old tactics to woo the minority community. In the middle of the ongoing General Elections the grand old party has released an additional manifesto promising quota for Muslims hailing from other backward classes (OBC), a newspaper report said on Friday.
The Congress Thursday clarified party vice president Rahul Gandhi`s statement on job reservation in the private sector, saying the party only wants the sector to provide jobs to 10 crore unemployed people.
The Centre has moved the Supreme Court seeking interim order for implementation of 4.5 per cent sub-quota for backward classes belonging to minorities in central educational institutions which was quashed by the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi`s suggestion for ending quota based on caste and linking it with economic criteria was on Wednesday condemned by SP and BSP as anti-social justice while BJP and SAD questioned its timing just before Lok Sabha polls.
Noting that country`s Muslims remained backward even as regimes kept changing, the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JuH) on Monday demanded that a separate 10 per cent quota be given to the community, doing away with the mechanism under which they are entitled benefits of OBC reservation.