Full Coverage - OBC Reservation

At V-Cs meet, OBC quota takes centrestage, SC orders awaited

Even as the HRD Ministry issued directions last month to all Central Educational institutions...


Panchayat polls: SC questions OBC quota

Friday , 7 November '08

The Supreme Court on Thursday raised its objection to providing reservation for Other Backward Classes...
Ministry moves to revise creamy layer income criterion

Friday , 3 October '08

The annual income limit for determining the creamy layer among the Other Backward Castes is set to go up from the present Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 4.5 lakh.
Varsities submit plan for quota rollout to panel

Friday , 4 July '08

In order to implement the 27 per cent OBC reservation while keeping the existing number of general category seats intact...
Commission for raising OBC quota ceiling

Saturday , 28 June '08

The National Commission for Backward Classes is likely to recommend the Government to raise the economic ceiling for OBC quota to Rs 4-5 lakh...
Special drive to fill backlog of OBC vacancies

Friday , 27 June '08

With early Lok Sabha elections still a possibility, the Government on Thursday decided to fill a backlog of more than 28,000 vacancies reserved for OBC candidates.
Centre plans special drive to fill up backlog OBC vacancies

Thursday , 26 June '08

With early general elections still a possibility, the Government plans to launch a special drive for filling up the backlog of posts reserved for OBCs...
SC lifts HC stay on OBC quota, says it can’t sit over our judgment

Saturday , 17 May '08

In a shot in the arm for the Centre, the Supreme Court on Friday vacated the Calcutta High Court order staying implementation of 27 per cent quota for OBCs...
Creamy layer won’t allow the backward to come up: SC

Thursday , 1 November '07

The Supreme Court on Wednesday put some searching questions to the pro-quota petitioners for propagating reservations...
Quota benefits are OBCs’ rights, not sops: Centre to SC

Friday , 12 October '07

The Centre on Thursday asserted in the Supreme Court that reservation benefits extended to backward classes were their inherent right...
Quota law has to pass test of rationality: SC

Thursday , 11 October '07

A supreme Court Bench examining the validity of the Central Educational Institutions Act 2006...
Amendment enabling quota doesn’t violate statute, says Govt

Thursday , 4 October '07

The Centre on Wednesday defended before the SC the validity of the provision in the Constitution enabling it to make a law providing 27 per cent quota for OBCs...
House adopts Apprentices Bill for OBC reservation

Saturday , 8 September '07

The Apprentices (Amendment) Bill, 2006, that seeks to provide reservation for Other Backward Classes in apprenticeship training...
Quota call: Gurjjars extend deadline to Sept 12

Monday , 27 August '07

More than one lakh Gurjjars, mostly from Rajasthan, participated in the Gurjjar mahasabha, organised by expelled BJP MLA Prahlad Gunjal at Jhalawar on Sunday.
House panel for quotas on the bench, in High Courts and SC too

Saturday , 18 August '07

A Parliamentary committee has recommended reservation for Supreme Court and High Court judges, contending that such a move would be within the provisions of the Constitution.
Less than 2 percentile points separate OBC students from General in IIM’s shortlist

Friday , 17 August '07

At a time when the Supreme Court is hearing a case on higher-education quota for OBCs where the petitioners have argued, among other things..
Himachal HC order on quota stayed

Saturday , 11 August '07

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed a recent decision of the Himachal Pradesh High Court providing for reservation in professional..
Mayawati has new proposal: socio-economic engineering

Saturday , 11 August '07

Even as the rest of the country debates the issue of reservations in the private sector, Chief Minister Mayawati has sought to implement it with a unique give-and-take formula.
OBC quota: Define backwardness first, Salve tells Centre

Friday , 10 August '07

Sending a reminder to the Government to have “basics” in place before proceeding with the implementation of reservations in educational institutions
SC refuses to allow OBC quotas this yr, Govt ready with second quota Bill

Thursday , 9 August '07

As the Supreme Court today rejected the Centre’s plea to vacate its stay on implementation of 27 per cent OBC quota in higher education institutions from this year