Reservation: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

SC on Post-based Reservation

The Supreme Court rejected pleas for exclusion of ‘creamy layer’ members of the SC and ST with respect to reservation in promotion. Karnataka Legislation The Supreme Court observed that the pleas were an attempt to challenge Karnataka’s legislation for reservation in promotion- the Karnataka Extension of Consequential Seniority to Government Servants Promoted on the Basis ..

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 ..

OBC Sub-Categorization Comission

The Union Government had, in October 2017, constituted a special Commission under article 340 which was to examine the issues of the sub-categorization of the Other Backward Classes who are granted 27% reservation as part of India’s affirmative action program. What was the commission supposed to do? The commission was to examine the alleged inequitable ..

Inclusion of New Castes in SC List

In a written reply given in Rajya Sabha, The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment has informed that government of UP had sent an earlier proposal to include a total of 17 castes into the SC category. This proposal was put forth in front of the Registrar General of India (RGI). What happened? ..

Update : Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) Bill

To enable the State to provide the fruits of reservation expeditiously to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in the various government exams of the Government of India and in the admission to Educational Institutions, the articles 15(6) and 16(6) have been inserted in the Constitution of India. These articles were inserted via the One Hundred ..

Short Note : 13 point Rooster

The 13-point rooster is a method employed to provide reservations in teaching posts in a University by taking discipline/subject as the unit, instead of accounting for the entire university. What is the 13-point rooster? The 13-point roster takes a department as one unit and implements separate reservation recruitment policy for a single department as a ..

Update- Caste Re-categorization in UP

Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot deemed the move of UP State Government to re-categorize 17 castes from Other Backward Castes (OBC) to Scheduled Castes (SC) as unconstitutional. Earlier on June 24, the Yogi Adityanath led UP Government had directed all district magistrates and commissioners to issue SC caste certificates to ..

Short Note : Maratha Reservations

A division bench of the Bombay High Court delivered a crucial verdict on the Maratha Quota which was granted to the Marathas in by the State Government in Maharashtra. While the quota has been upheld, the quantum of reservation has come down from 16% to under 13%. What is the issue? Marathas had been agitating ..