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The Government of India (GoI) constituted a Commission under article 340 of Constitution to examine sub-categorization of OBCs in central list

The President of India Ram Nath Kovind has constituted a Commission under Article 340 of the Constitution to examine Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the central list. The four-member Commission headed by Justice G. Rohini will submit its report to the President within 12 weeks. The commission has commenced functioning on 11th October ..

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed a Commission to examine sub-categorisation of OBCs

President Ram Nath Kovind has recently appointed a Commission to examine the sub-categorisation of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs). Justice (Retd.) G. Rohini will be the chairperson of the Commission which will present its report to the President within 12 weeks. The Commission will examine the extent of inequitable distribution of benefits of reservation among ..

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.

Bill to amend SC, ST list introduced in Lok Sabha

The Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram has introduced the Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2016 seeking to transfer certain communities from the list of Scheduled Castes (SC) into Scheduled Tribes (ST) as well as to include new communities into the ST list. The bill seeks to transfer ‘Bhogta’ community of Jharkhand ..

15 new castes included in Central OBC list

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the inclusion of 15 new castes in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs). Modifications in another 13 castes in the Central list were also approved. The National Commission of Backward Classes (NCBC) had recommended 28 changes with respect to 8 states: Assam, Bihar, Himachal ..

No sub-quota for religious minorities: AP High Court

Andhra Pradesh High Court quashes Central Government’s decision of the creation of 4.5 % sub-quota for religious minorities including Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Parsis, within the 27% OBC quota

UP Govt junks reservation-based promotion for SC & ST in State Govt departments

UP government scrapped the reservation-based promotion for the socially backward classes – SC and ST in the State government departments. This reservation system was brought in by former CM of UP Mayawati even after objection by the Allahabad High Court. As per its verdict on April 27, 2012 the Supreme Court verdict has annulled the ..

RS passes amendment in Central Education Institutions Reservation Bill to ensure equity

The Rajya Sabha passed the Central Educational Institutions Reservation in Admission Amendment Bill 2010. The bill was passed by a voice vote. Objective: It provides that the State seats if any, in a Central Educational Institution situated in the tribal area will be governed by such reservation policy for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and ..