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.

HC seeks reply from UPPSC on reservation to SCs in posts

Allahabad High Court has sought reply from UP Public Service Commission on petition that no seats were reserved for Scheduled Castes in an advertisement for more than 300 posts of Ayurvedic doctors.

Haryana to spend over Rs 3,200 cr on weaker sections

Haryana government will spend a sum of Rs 32,16.28 crore for the welfare of people belonging to Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes through various schemes during the financial year 2013-14, officials said on Monday.

Haryana govt to provide free treatment for Hepatitis-C for SCs

Haryana government will provide free of cost treatment for Hepatitis-C to patients belonging to Scheduled Castes and BPL categories in districts of Fatehabad, Jind and Kaithal.

Congress responsible for plight of SCs: BJP

A BJP leader today said Congress was responsible for the plight of Scheduled Castes in the country and alleged that the party was using the community only for the sake of votes.

LJP to hold nationwide protest for SC reservation in pvt jobs

Accusing the government of being "apathetic" towards dalit issues, Lok Janshakti Party and Dalit Sena will hold a nationwide agitation in August to demand reservation for scheduled castes and OBCs in private jobs.

Rangasamy distributes cash assistance to Scheduled Castes

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Tuesday said his government gave priority in taking care of the socio economic development of the members of the scheduled caste community.

Punjab allocates Rs 2,113 cr for weaker sections` welfare

The Punjab government has allocated Rs 2,113.09 crore for welfare of scheduled castes, backward classes and economically weaker sections of the society.

Haryana to give 10% reservation in govt jobs

Haryana government will provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs under government undertakings, local bodies and educational institutions for economically backward persons in general category.

Govt working to bring amendment to SC/ST Act: Selja

Govt is working to bring an amendment to SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 for the benefit of backward communities, Kumari Selja said.

`Set up spl courts under SC/ST(Prevention of Atrocities) Act`

A PIL has been filed in the Madras HC, seeking a direction to the Tamil Nadu government to set up exclusive special courts under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

`SC/ST Act can`t be invoked if victim not abused in public`

One cannot be prosecuted for hurling casteist abuses at a person from scheduled caste or tribe unless it is proved that the incident took place in "full public view," a Delhi court has said.

Over 25,000 Kerala SC families have no home or land

Survey on scheduled castes (SC) in Kerala revealed that of the 5.58 lakh families, 25,408 have no home or land of their own. Out of the SC population in state, 12.03 lakh are females and 11.49 males.

‘16.19 pc budget allocated for welfare of SCs’

Puducherry Government was keen to ensure faster socio economic development of Scheduled Castes, Chief Minister N Rangasamy said.