Other Backward Classes

Union Minister Athawale push for census of all castes, not just OBCs

The assertion comes at a time when the BJP’s ally in Bihar, the JD(U), is ready to conduct a caste-based census in the state.

published on : 5th July 2022

No OBC reservation in Maharashtra local body elections

The SEC declared reservation of wards for women, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the general categories.

published on : 1st June 2022

Panchayat elections: Karnataka HC directs State to complete delimitation, OBC reservation in 12 weeks

A division bench of Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Ashok S Kinagi passed the order after hearing the petition filed by the SEC in 2021.

published on : 24th May 2022

OBC reservation: Congress-backed bandh in Madhya Pradesh gets tepid response

No untoward incident was reported from any part of the state during the bandh, sub-inspector Rahul Katara of the MP Police Situation Room informed media.

published on : 21st May 2022

What 'miracle' happened in last four days, asks Patole after SC order on OBC quota in MP polls

The Congress leader slammed the BJP, accusing it of sidestepping on burning issues such as unemployment, inflation and fuel price hike and raising communal tensions.

published on : 18th May 2022

Will not allow Census till demand on OBC headcount met: Tejashwi

Notably, Yadav was part of a delegation headed by the Bihar Chief Minister, that met Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year to press the demand for caste census.

published on : 4th May 2022

Social revolution does not come overnight, says Supreme Court on reservation for SC/ST in NDA

The apex court gave time till July to the Centre to study the implication of induction and deployment of ex-NDA women cadets in the IAF.

published on : 8th March 2022

OBC reservation: Not possible to permit authority to act upon interim report of commission, says SC

The apex court said the report itself mentions that it has been prepared in absence of empirical study and research by the commission.

published on : 3rd March 2022

SC to hear Maharashtra's plea seeking recall of order on OBC seats to be notified as general ones

As the bench could not find the fresh plea, the state government's counsel sought a hearing in the case either on Wednesday or Friday.

published on : 17th January 2022

BJP seeks Odisha governor Ganeshi Lal, SEC intervention for OBC quota in panchayat polls

A delegation of BJP met the Governor and submitted a memorandum objecting to the State government's move of going ahead with the panchayat polls without reservation for OBCs.

published on : 30th December 2021

Centre considering moving review petition in SC to allow reservation of OBCs in local body polls

Uma Bharti had claimed that panchayat polls in her party-ruled Madhya Pradesh without reservation for the OBCs will be injustice with about 70 percent of the state's population.

published on : 21st December 2021

27 per cent OBC quota in Maharashtra civic body elections stayed by SC

The bench ordered that the State Election Commission can’t be permitted to proceed with the poll programme already notified in respect of OBC reservation category.

published on : 7th December 2021

Channi effect: Ahead of 2022 polls, Punjab parties eyeing votes on caste lines

Punjab has the highest share of SC in its population in the country at 32%. However, the politics of the state has always been dominated by the Jat Sikh community.

published on : 1st November 2021

OBC, EWS quotas: SC asks Centre to put NEET-PG counselling on hold

The Supreme Court was informed that the full schedule for the counselling starting from October 24 and ending on October 29 has been announced.

published on : 25th October 2021

UP polls: Shah faces challenge of halting OBC drift as SP woos Brahmins

Party leaders believe that BJP may have to aggressively woo the likes of Patels, Nishads, Mauryas, Rajbhars and others to boost its prospects.

published on : 7th September 2021
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