Opinion  /  Published 01.09.20

Cut up: Sub-categorizing reservation quotas

The purpose of reservations is the just distribution of benefits to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and socially and educationally backward classes. This principle appears to lie at the basis of th...
By The Editorial Board in

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

Opinion  /  Published 20.11.18

Principle of reservations turned upside down

Affirmative action is based on constructive principles. According to the Constitution, reservations are for groups which are less developed economically and educationally than the mainstream. The idea...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 19.08.19

4% reservation for disabled in Assam

Dispur will enforce a four per cent job reservation policy for differently-abled people in higher educational institutions. The office of the commissioner for persons with disabilities under the state...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

India  /  Published 04.08.19

Anger after fear of OBC data omission

Organisations representing the most backward communities among the Other Backward Classes have come down heavily on the NDA government after media reports suggested that the 2021 population census wou...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 13.02.20

Quotas: More than just the law

Reservations for those historically deprived of the educational and social benefits of an advancing country have always provided cause for debate. The constitutional thrust to level the field has been...
By The Editorial Board in

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 01.03.19

NC, PDP consider moving court against Centre

The National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Friday that they were mulling moving court against the Centre's decision to extend the 77th and 103rd Amendments of the Indi...
By PTI in Srinagar

India  /  Published 27.02.19

Apex court upholds departmental quota in hiring faculty

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition the NDA government had filed seeking a review of a ruling that had upheld a judgment of Allahabad High Court favouring department-wise implementatio...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.01.19

Government mum on private quota

A government order issued on Thursday for the implementation of the economically weaker sections quota in central educational institutions was silent about enacting a law to enforce the quota at priva...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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