Sub-groups of backward castes may get ‘neutral’ tags
Madhya Pradesh Moves To Adopt 27% Quota For Other Backward Classes (OBCs)
Other Backward Classes: Centre’s panel to seek 8-10% OBC sub-quota
Data: OBCs just 12% of lower court judges
Govt tables amended OBC bill in Lok Sabha
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Times of India
Jun 8, 2019
• The Rohini Commission is likely to prefer “neutral” tags for each group which steer clear of suggesting social progress or backwardness to prevent heartburn or backlash within OBC sections
• The panel may choose labels bearing numerals or letters to denote the groups that it may recommend the OBC list should be divided into. …
If implemented, Madhya Pradesh will become the only state in the country to have a 27 per cent quota for OBCs.
June 04, 2019
BHOPAL: The Congress-led Madhya Pradesh government on Monday moved a key proposal to woo the Other Backward Class (OBC) communities of the state days after the party suffered a devastating blow in the Lok Sabha polls. A resolution was passed by the Madhya Pradesh cabinet to increase the reservation quota for Other Backward Classes from the existing 14 per cent to 27 per cent in the state. The move will lead to reservation in the state breaching the Supreme Court-mandated 50 per cent cap to reach 63 per cent. …
May 9, 2019
The commission to examine sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes is all set to recommend a fixed quota, possibly between 8 and 10 per cent of the 27 per cent OBC quota for about 1,900 of the 2,633 castes on the central list, The Indian Express has learnt. …
Jan 29, 2018
NEW DELHI: The representation of OBCs or other backward classes in the subordinate judiciary of 11 states that responded to the Centre’s request for details adds up to just 12%, considerably lower than the estimates of the community’s share in India’s population.
Data received by the law ministry showed that Dalits comprised less than 14% of judges in the subordinate judiciary, including district courts, and tribals about 12%. The percentage for Dalits was under their share of the population, which stands at 16.6% according to the 2011 census. Tribal representation is a little higher than the 8.6% of India’s population they account for. …
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Jan 03, 2018
The government tabled in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday the crucial OBC bill, proposing to negate the amendments proposed by the Rajya Sabha in the last session, with the ruling BJP asserting that it underscored the government’s commitment to empower backward classes.
The bill, which proposes constitutional status for the OBC commission, carries most of the provisions it had in its original version passed by the Lok Sabha before the opposition got amendments passed in the Upper House in the last session. …
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