Other Backward Classes Current Affairs, GK & News

Reservation in Promotion

Recently, the Supreme Court of India refused to lay down any yardstick to grant reservation in promotion in government jobs to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). Key Facts A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Nageswara Rao, was hearing the case. As per bench, states are obligated for collecting data on inadequacy of representation ..

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NEET Reservation: Supreme Court’s Detailed Order

On January 20, 2022, the Supreme Court ruled that, Reservation should not be seen as being at odds with merit. Key Points Supreme Court ruled in favour of reservation for other backward classes (OBCs) in all India quota of (AIQ) NEET-PG seats. Reservation for OBCs was introduced by the Central government on July 29, 2021. ..

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Chhattisgarh Public Financial Management and Accountability Program

The Government of India, the State Government of Chhattisgarh and the World Bank signed a $25.2 Million Loan Agreement to support the State’s Reforms in Expenditure Management under Chhattisgarh Public Financial Management and Accountability Program. Chhattisgarh Public Financial Management and Accountability Program The reforms encompass Expenditure Planning, Investment Management, Budget Execution, Public Procurement and Accountability. ..

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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 ..

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The Union government hiked OBC creamy layer ceiling limit to 8 lakh for central government jobs

The Union Cabinet has recently increased the ‘creamy layer’ ceiling for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category to Rs 8 lakh per annum from the existing Rs 6 lakh for central government jobs. With this, those in the OBC category earning up to Rs 8 lakh per annum would now get reservation benefits.

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