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Other Backward Castes (OBCs)

Akhilesh’s Strategy: Wean Back Most Backward Castes From BJP, But Will That Be Easy?

Oct 21, 2021 Vikas Pathak

Observers feel that the smaller OBC castes, which were earlier with SP in significant numbers and shifted to the BSP to a reasonable extent in 2007, gradually shifted to the BJP over the last seven years.

Centre Finds Caste Census Of Backward Classes Administratively Difficult, Tells SC

Sep 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the government has said that caste enumeration in Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 was “fraught” with mistakes and inaccuracies.


Caste Census Won’t Breed Casteism: Union Minister Athawale

'Atrocities are still happening against backward communities. Though there have been government interventions to end caste- based discriminations from the society, we are yet to see any positive result.', said Ramdas Athawale

Bengal Assistance Scheme For Women: Govt Issues Record 8.5 Lakh Caste Certificates In 45 Days

Sep 15, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

This huge number of certificates were issued following a flood of applications triggered by the Bengal CM's scheme for monthly financial assistance to female heads of families, named Lakshmir Bhandar.


Why BJP Is Confident That OBCs Will Vote For The Party In Upcoming UP Polls

OBC voters are solidly behind the BJP, says UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh in this interview with Outlook.

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01 September, 2021

BJP Plans 70 Meetings In Poll-bound UP To Mobilise OBC Voters

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

The BJP has tasked state OBC leaders Keshav Prasad Maurya and Swatantra Dev Singh to be “arms of CM Adityanath” and lead the party to victory


13 August, 2021

BJD Decides To Field 27% OBC Candidates In Odisha Panchayat Polls

Outlook Web Bureau

The BJD’s move comes barely three days after a delegation of the party MPs met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and sought a legislation to raise quota for OBCs in the state.


12 August, 2021

As Politics Over OBCs Hots Up In Odisha, BJD Seeks Law To End 50% Cap On Reservation

Sandeep Sahu

Odisha is among the few states which are yet to accord 27% reservation to OBCs because of the 50% cap imposed by the apex court in the Indra Sawhney case.


09 August, 2021

OBC Bill: 127th Constitutional Amendment Bill And Why Opposition Is Supporting It

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

The Amendment Bill seeks to restore the powers of states to notify backward classes, bypassing a May 2021 Supreme Court ruling that said only the Centre could notify socially and educationally backward classes (SEBCs).


09 August, 2021

Monsoon Session: Govt Gets Support On OBC Bill Amid Row With Opposition

Outlook Web Desk

Opposition on Monday lent its support to the Centre on a constitutional amendment bill allowing states and union territories to make their own Other Backward Classes (OBC) list.


06 August, 2021

BSP Will Support Centre If It Takes Concrete Steps For Holding OBC Census: Mayawati

Outlook Web Bureau

Her remarks come close on the heels of Nitish Kumar seeking an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the tricky issue of caste-based census which the Centre has proposed to hold only for SCs and STs.


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02 August, 2021

OBC Reservation: 55% Reserved Posts Lying Vacant In Govt Universities

Outlook Web Desk

Apart from central universities, the Ministry of Education's data showed 89 per cent of the posts sanctioned for OBCs lying vacant in the Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore.


08 July, 2021

Modi Govt Fulfilled Patel’s, Mookerjee’s Unfinished Agenda; Is Ambedkar Next?

Suman K Jha

There are now as many as 47 members from disadvantaged communities in the 77-member Council of Ministers.


26 June, 2021

Fadnavis Vows To Retire From Politics If BJP Fails To Restore OBC Quota In Local Bodies

Outlook Web Bureau

The senior BJP leader said OBCs are being purposely deprived of the political reservation.


20 March, 2021

Maratha Quota Case: Where Is Equality If There Is No Limit To Reservations, Asks SC

Outlook Web Bureau

The SC made the observation while hearing pleas challenging the Bombay HC verdict which upheld the grant of quota to Marathas in admissions and government jobs in Maharashtra.


20 January, 2021

Maratha Quota: SC To Decide On Plea Schedule On February 5

Outlook Web Bureau

The High Court had accepted the Maharashtra government's argument that the Maratha community was socially and educationally backwards.


10 November, 2020

Jats, Muslims Renew Quota Demand Amid Gurjar Agitation In Rajasthan

PTI

Jats and Muslim communities demand inclusion in the Central OBC list


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27 October, 2020

Marathas Want Reservation Under SEBC, Not OBC Category: BJP MP Sambhaji Chhatrapati

PTI

The Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018 was enacted to grant reservation to people of Maratha community in Maharashtra in jobs and admissions.


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Leader of Opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly Pritam Singh during a protest near the State Secretariat against the Devasthanam Act, in Dehradun.

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Indian Player Mayank Agarwal plays a shot during third day of the first Test cricket match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park stadium in Kanpur.

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MP & Bollywood actor Sunny Deol with his son Karan Deol (L) during Karan's birthday celebrations, at Sunny Super Sound studio in Mumbai.

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