Reservation in India: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Madhya Pradesh to introduce reservation of state Government jobs for local people

In a historic decision, the Madhya Pradesh government announced its intention to reserve the seat of all state government jobs for the people of the state. If this happens, Madhya Pradesh will become the first state of India to reserve seats for all state government jobs for the domicile population. Will it violate the Constitutional ..

Cabinet approvals regarding Lok sabha seat reservations

The Union Cabinet approved the extension of the practice of seat reservation for scheduled castes and scheduled tribe. The reservation of seats in the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies was to expire in 2020. The cabinet approved extending the practice for another 10 years (till 2030). The Constitution provides for reservation of 84 seats ..

Madhya Pradesh government passes resolution to increase reservation for OBCs to 27 %

In Madhya Pradesh, the state Cabinet has passed a resolution to increase reservation quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC) from existing 14% to 27%. The matter will now be taken up in the monsoon session of the state Assembly. The move will lead to reservation in the state breaching the Supreme Court-mandated 50% cap to ..

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, ..