Opinion  /  Published 02.09.20

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

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

India  /  Published 09.01.19

Kejriwal opposes bill after support

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday changed his stand to oppose the BJP government’s bill facilitating a quota for the economically backward among the general category population. In ...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.01.19

BJP caste boomerang worry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told a public rally in Maharashtra’s Solapur that his government had demolished the falsehood being spread and provided 10 per cent extra reservation withou...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 10.01.19

Reservation bill: Taking the Constitution lightly

Nowadays, even a constitutional amendment is taken lightly. This is suggested by the speed at which the National Democratic Alliance’s proposal to extend 10 per cent reservations to economically bac...
By The Editorial Board


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

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

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

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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