Indian caste system: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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) ..