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New Tribes Under ST List

On 15 June 1999, the Government of India has laid down the modalities for determining the inclusion and exclusion and other modifications   in the Orders specifying list of Scheduled Tribes. All actions are taken with respect to proposals of State/UT Governments for the communities demanding Scheduled Tribes status as per the modalities. These modalities are ..

Rajasthan mulls 75 per cent reservation for locals in Private Jobs

The Rajasthan government is exploring the possibility of providing 75 per cent reservation to local people in private jobs. The proposal is still at initial stages and the government is engaging with all the stakeholders to examine the feasibility of the idea. The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII); Department of Factories and Boilers; Department of ..

3-judge Supreme Courtbench to review 2018 SC/ST Act Judgement

The Supreme Court has referred the Centre’s plea seeking review of the verdict which had virtually diluted provisions of arrest under the SC/ST Act to the three-judge bench. What was the verdict of Supreme Court? The Supreme Court in its verdict had diluted the provisions citing gross misuse by complainants. The Supreme Court had noted ..

Union Cabinet approves two-month extension to Committee for OBC Sub-categorization

The Union Cabinet has accorded ex-post facto approval for the extension of the term of the Commission to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) by two more months upto 31st July 2019. This is the 6th extension to the commission, which was constituted under Article 340 of the Constitution with the ..

Supreme Court upholds validity of Karnataka government’s law for reservation in promotion and seniority to SC and ST employees

The Supreme Court has recently upheld the constitutional validity of the Karnataka Extension of Consequential Seniority to Government Servants Promoted on the Basis of Reservation (to the Posts in the Civil Services of the State) Act, 2018. The new Karnataka 2018 law grants reservation in promotion and seniority to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) ..

Madhya Pradesh government approves 27% quota for OBCs

The Madhya Pradesh government has taken the ordinance route to increase reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) from 14% to 27%. In this regard, Governor Anandiben Patel has recently signed the ordinance to amend the Madhya Pradesh Lok Seva (Anusuchit Jatiyon, Anusuchit Jan Jatioyon aur Anya Pichhade Vargon ke Liye Arakshan) Adhiniyam, 1994. With this, ..

Bhagwan Lal Sahni appointed as new Chairman of National Commission for Backward Classes

Bhagwan Lal Sahni, a BJP leader from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, appointed new Chairman of the newly constituted National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC). The NCBC was given constitutional status by Parliament in 2018, after repealing the National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993. The NCBC which previously only could recommend on the issue of inclusion or ..

Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh governments have approve 10% reservation reservation for poor among general category

After Gujarat and Jharkhand, the Uttar Pradesh government has approved 10% reservation in jobs and educational institutions for economically backward in the general category. The decision was taken at the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow. Recently, President Ram Nath Kovind cleared the landmark Constitution (124 Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed ..