Supreme Court on Friday came down heavily on the slow pace of the Centre in implementing the "Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana" to provide hostels to students belonging to SC/ST category, saying it should not frame schemes that it cannot implement.
Taking a serious view of stripping of girl students in a school here, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes on Wednesday sought a report from the district administration and asked District Education Officer to take strict action against the teacher.
Aiming to provide a holistic learning environment for the civil service aspirants who receive coaching at the varsity's Residential Coaching Academy (RCA), Jamia Milia Islamia here has opened a separate hostel for them.
A court here on Wednesday asked Delhi Police to explain how AAP leader Rakhi Bidlan and her brother, belonging to Scheduled Caste community, were made accused in a case lodged against them under the special law enacted for protection of SC and ST members.
Alleging that SC/ST and OBC seats in the AIIMS faculty are not being filled up, Opposition SP, BSP and Congress in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday demanded that the on-going faculty appointment process in the top medical institution should be stopped till Government clears the air on the issue.
The BJP-led central government has asked banks to submit their claims for interest subsidy on education loans availed by students belonging to scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) communities, a circular from the Indian Banks` Association (IBA) states.
Citizens belonging to SCs, STs, religious minorities and women have suffered discrimination due to their social identities and this in turn has affected their access to resources, opportunities and even civil rights, Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday emphasised on stepping up efforts toward complete eradication of illiteracy from the country with enhanced focus on improving literacy rate among SC, ST, minorities and disadvantaged sections of the society.