The proceedings of the Lok Sabha were washed out for the third consecutive day on Wednesday as parties protested on various issues, including vandalisation of statue of Dravidian icon Thanthai Periyar and PNB scam.
Reservation for socially backward sections in faculty recruitment in universities and colleges will now be implemented by treating each department or subject as a unit instead of grouping the posts from an institution as a whole.
Rajya Sabha proceedings were washed out for the third straight day on Wednesday as Opposition parties and allies like the Telegu Desam Party and the AIADMK created uproar over the PNB banking fraud, special package for Andhra Pradesh and Cauvery Board issues.
The Congress alleged on Tuesday that the government was trying to divert the nation's attention from the "main" question of how so many fraudsters fled India despite repeated warnings by raising irrelevant issues and selectively targeting rivals.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted four more weeks to the Centre to explain the steps being taken to appoint a Lokpal after attorney-general K.K. Venugopal said the selection committee met on March 1 and decided to first fill the vacancy caused by the death of jurist P.P. Rao.