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India  /  Published 29.07.20

Order to govt to reveal plea on judges

The central information commissioner (CIC) has directed the law ministry to furnish within 30 days “a clear, cogent and timely response” on an RTI application seeking a copy of a communica...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.07.20

Fair share: The OBC reservation row

Inequality within programmes for equality needs correction. Reservations for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes have been dogged by the ‘creamy layer’ concept from the early 1990s that ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 11.03.20

Creamy layer pay rule stalled

The Centre has put on hold a contentious proposal to consider salary as a determinant of creamy layer status among Other Backward Classes for quota benefits following objections raised by a commission...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.02.20

Creamy-layer salary plan fuels fear

A proposal to consider salary as a determinant of creamy layer status among Other Backward Classes has triggered apprehensions that economic deprivation will become a more overriding concern than soci...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.02.20

Review plea likely on Supreme Court job quota order

The government is likely to move the Supreme Court for a review of its recent judgment that said states were not bound to provide reservation in jobs and there was no fundamental right that guaranteed...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 12.02.20

Protest cry on quota order

The Supreme Court’s ruling last week that states were not bound to provide reservation in jobs is set to trigger a stream of protests amid indications that the fight for social justice might even co...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.02.20

Relaxation plan for EWS quota

The NDA government is planning to offer relaxations in age and other eligibility criteria in government jobs and education to those categorised under the new quota for economically weaker sections amo...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.01.20

Proposal to include pay in creamy layer norm

A government-appointed expert panel is learnt to have suggested that the salaries of a section of employees from the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) be included to determine the creamy layer status for ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.11.19

Mandal crusader who insisted he had no caste

When former IAS officer P.S. Krishnan, who died aged 87 at a Delhi hospital on November 10, was a district collector in Andhra Pradesh, a senior made this comment in his confidential report:“He poss...
By K.A. Shaji in

India  /  Published 18.11.19

Faculty reservation order to IIMs

The government has decided to direct the Indian Institutes of Management to reserve posts for candidates from socially and economically deprived backgrounds while hiring teachers, superseding a 44-yea...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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