Other Backward Classes
India  /  Published 08.01.22

Cabinet returns OBC creamy layer proposal

The Union cabinet has sent back to the social justice ministry a proposal to include salary in gross family income for identification of the creamy layer within the other backward classes for exclusio...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.11.21

Corporate India reflects social inequities

Many American multinational corporations have adopted an ambitious racial justice and inclusion programme. In 2020, Apple filled 43 per cent of open leadership roles and 29 per cent of research and de...
By Ashish Khetan

India  /  Published 25.11.21

SC query on IIT quota ‘flout’

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre and the 23 IITs on a petition alleging that these institutions were not offering reservation to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other ...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.11.21

Haryana ignores SC order on OBC quota

The Haryana government has included salary and agricultural earnings in calculations of whether an Other Backward Classes candidate belongs to the creamy layer, the notification coming just three mont...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.11.21

Plan to fund OBC private schooling

The NDA government is planning a scheme to sponsor the education of 30,000 meritorious but poor Other Backward Classes students at top private residential schools and colleges every year, two governme...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


India  /  Published 03.11.21

The marginalised send NEET message

N. Sukumar, who teaches political science at Delhi University, said SCs, STs and OBCs could do even better if they are provided proper training and guidance. “The NEET results show that ‘...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 26.09.21

Ranchi OBC outfit to campaign against BJP

A Jharkhand-based outfit espousing the cause of Other Backward Classes (OBC) will campaign against the BJP in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh in the run-up to the Assembly polls in both states in 2022 o...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 07.09.21

SC notice on medical quota

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) on a plea by a group of doctors to quash the July 29 notification allowing reservation for OBCs (Ot...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 27.08.21

Key markers: Income and creamy layer

Sometimes it may be wise to seek operational convenience at the cost of precision in identifying a desirable set of characteristics in a set of individuals. The Supreme Court’s ruling that incom...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 27.08.21

BJP charm offensive for OBCs in UP

The sources said the Centre was considering accepting the demand for a caste census, announcing sub-categorisation of OBCs and clearing the backlog in vacancies under the OBC quota. The BJP and the M...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi


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