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Quota- Reservations

Maratha Quota Case: Where Is Equality If There Is No Limit To Reservations, Asks SC

Mar 20, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The SC made the observation while hearing pleas challenging the Bombay HC verdict which upheld the grant of quota to Marathas in admissions and government jobs in Maharashtra.

Ramdas Athawale Calls For Caste-Based Census, Reservation For Marathas

Feb 21, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Ramdas Athawale also demanded that Marathas be given reservations without disturbing the quota for other castes and communities.

UPSC's Reserve List Is Not Waiting List: Jitendra Singh

Since CSE-2002, the Commission maintains a confidential consolidated reserve list that includes candidates from general and reserved categories.

Maratha Quota: SC To Decide On Plea Schedule On February 5

Jan 20, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The High Court had accepted the Maharashtra government's argument that the Maratha community was socially and educationally backwards.

Are Our Courts Upholding Constitutional Justice Or Justice Of Manusmriti? Asks Meena Kandasamy

While speaking to Outlook, writer-activist Meena Kandasamy talks about politics, literature, feminism, reservation, Periyarism and poses a few questions to the Indian judiciary.

23 December, 2020

Maharashtra Govt Grants Reservation To Maratha Community Under EWS Category


The 10 per cent EWS quota is earmarked for those who are not covered under any social reservations.

22 November, 2020

Minister Thanks PM For Introducing Medical Seat Quota For Covid-19 Warriors' Children


The Centre has said that five MBBS/BDS seats will be reserved under the quota

10 November, 2020

Jats, Muslims Renew Quota Demand Amid Gurjar Agitation In Rajasthan


Jats and Muslim communities demand inclusion in the Central OBC list

27 October, 2020

Marathas Want Reservation Under SEBC, Not OBC Category: BJP MP Sambhaji Chhatrapati


The Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018 was enacted to grant reservation to people of Maratha community in Maharashtra in jobs and admissions.

13 October, 2020

Hindu Students From Kashmir To Get 10% Relaxation In Admission Cut Off

Prakash Kumar

Until so far, a 10% relaxation in cut off was provided to Kashmiri migrants only. The Ministry has decided to provide relaxation in admission to wards of non-migrant Kashmiri Hindu families following requests from Kashmiri Pandits living in the Valley.

12 September, 2020

Here’s Why Quota Within Quota For North East STs Makes Sense

T S Haokip

As the country debates over the ruling of the recent Supreme Court decision to allow the sub-categorization of Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Scheduled Castes (SCs) by states, a significant issue regarding reservation for North-Eastern tribals deserves to be discussed and addressed.


02 September, 2020

Sub-Classification Of Caste – Divide, Decimate And Rule

Mehmood Pracha

The author writes that 'almost 90 percent of India’s positions – both in public and private sectors, especially those of leadership – are occupied by people belonging to the so called Upper Caste'.

14 July, 2020

BJP, Congress Don't Have Courage To Scrap Political Reservation: Prakash Ambedkar


Ambedkar said no party has the guts to remove Sc/ST reservation in Lok Sabha and Assemblies at present because of 'vote bank politics' and fear of losing power.

20 June, 2020

Caste-based Reservation Is Compensation For Historical Exploitation And Marginalisation

Umesh Kumar

It is the collective responsibility of all of us to ensure an equal society by promoting reservations and affirmative action till we achieve the goal of annihilation of caste.

03 March, 2020

No Proposal For Muslim Reservation Before Maharashtra Govt, Says Uddhav Thackeray


Thackeray's remarks came days after Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik informed the Legislative Council that the state government will provide 5% quota to Muslims in education.

15 February, 2020

Reservations Should Continue: Former RSS Ideologue K Govindacharya

Preetha Nair

Govindacharya says he is not aware of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments on reviewing reservation policy.

10 February, 2020

Opposition Parties Ask Govt To File Review Plea Against SC Order On Quota


Opposition parties unitedly asked the Centre to take immediate steps to ensure reservation in promotions for SCs, STs and the OBCs in government jobs


10 February, 2020

'Supreme Court's Decision': Govt On SC/ST Quota In Jobs, Promotions

Outlook Web Bureau

Opposition parties protested in Lok Sabha and accused the Centre of failing to defend the reservation system.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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