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Quota- Reservations

AIADMK Welcomes SC Verdict On OBC Quota

Jan 08, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

In a joint statement, the two leaders said the Friday judgement of the apex court was a 'victory' to the party's long-pending and sustained plea on the OBC quota front, they said, adding it will enable increasing seats in medical admissions.

NEET-PG: SC Allows Resumption Of 2021 Counselling, OBC Quota To Remain Valid In Admissions

Jan 07, 2022 PTI

According to the bench headed by Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna, the submissions which have been made before this court over a span of two days necessitates a detailed interim order on the applicability of the EWS criteria.

NEET-PG Admissions: Centre Seeks Urgent Hearing Of EWS Quota Case

A bench of justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who mentioned the matter before the court on behalf of the Centre, that the EWS quota matter is being heard by a three-judge bench of the top court.

Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad Detained By Madhya Pradesh Police

Jan 02, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

In a tweet, MP Congress chief Kamal Nath supported the stir and said the BJP government in the state was quelling the protest by force despite claiming to be well-wishers of OBCs. He asked OBCs, tribal and Dalits to continue the fight and promised the support of the Congress.

Maharashtra Local Body Elections Postponed Until OBC Reservation Restored

Supreme Court had directed the State Election Commission (SEC) of Maharashtra to notify 27 per cent seats in the local body, which were reserved for the OBCs, as general category so that the poll process could be taken forward.

27 December, 2021

OBC reservation: Centre moves SC, seeks recall of Dec 17 order passed in MP matter

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It has also urged the apex court to direct the local body elections to be deferred for four months with a mandate to the state government to come out with the report of the commission and directing the SEC to hold the elections accordingly.

25 December, 2021

Odisha Cabinet approves amendment in acts on OBC quota in ULBs

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Meanwhile, the Opposition BJP blamed it on the Biju Janata Dal government in the state for not keeping 27 per cent reservation for the OBCs in the state.

21 December, 2021

Centre considering moving review petition in SC to allow reservation of OBCs in local body polls

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The development comes after the Supreme Court decided to strike down the recent 27 percent reservation in favour of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in local bodies made by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh governments.

06 December, 2021

SC Stays Local Body Election In Maharashtra On Seats Reserved For OBCs

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In March this year, the apex court had said that reservation in favour of OBCs in concerned local bodies in Maharashtra cannot exceed aggregate 50 per cent of the total seats reserved for Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and OBCs taken together.

26 September, 2021

Strongly Recommend 50% Reservation In Judiciary For Women Lawyers: CJI

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Chief Justice of India N V Ramana exhorted upon women lawyers that reservation is a ‘matter of right, and not a matter a charity’ to them.

14 September, 2021

Supreme Court Refuses To Reopen Decision To Grant Reservations In Promotions To SCs, STs

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The top court noted that in its earlier order, the state governments were directed to finalise the issues which are peculiar to them so that the court can proceed in the matter. A three-judge bench asked state governments to identify issues and submit a report within two weeks.


25 August, 2021

Telangana Gives 33.3% Reservation To Women In Govt Posts Under EWS Quota

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The consolidated guidelines were issued over two years after the Centre announced 10 per cent EWS reservation for initial postings and admissions into educational institutions.

13 August, 2021

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

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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.

02 August, 2021

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

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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.

02 August, 2021

All India Quota: Extending OBC, EWS Reservations Beyond Govt Medical Colleges

Shikhar Ranjan

The government extended reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in the coveted All India Quota (AIQ) for medical seats in Government Medical Colleges of the country.

29 July, 2021

Govt Announces 27% Reservation For OBCs, 10% Quota For EWS In Medical, Dental Courses

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The decision is also in sync with the significant reforms carried out in the field of medical education since 2014, the statement underlined.

29 June, 2021

People With Disabilities Cannot Be Denied Reservation In Promotions In Govt Jobs: SC

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The SC bench said, 'We are of the view that the course of action followed by the High Court in the impugned order is salutary and does not call for any interference.'


26 June, 2021

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

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

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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