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Joint Secys from outside: How Govt found way to duck quota -Shyamlal Yadav

sector at the Joint Secretary level in April this year, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) adopted a procedure which did not require it to provide for reservation to candidates from the scheduled castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC). Relevant file notings provided by the DoPT to The Indian Express under the RTI Act state, “In a single post cadre, reservation does not apply. Since each post to be fi

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Merit makes a mark in NEET results -Basant Kumar Mohanty

Wednesday, have shown that aspiring doctors from underprivileged social backgrounds are no less than general-category students when it comes to merit. Nearly 80 per cent of students from among the scheduled castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes who cracked the NEET 2019 for admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses cleared the cut-off meant for general-category students. The National Testing Agency (NTA) declared the re

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Upper castes get big chunk of ministerial berths

akur and Morena MP Narendra Singh Tomar. Dharmendra Pradhan remains a prominent OBC face in the cabinet, besides Modi himself. Of the 58 MPs sworn in as ministers on Thursday, six belonged to the scheduled castes and four to the Scheduled Tribes, mostly from Odisha and Jharkhand. Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal and BJP’s Hardeep Puri were the two Sikhs while Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was the lone Muslim to take oath. Please click here to

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Atrocities Against dalits Continue Unabated in Gujarat -Bharathy Singaravel

-Newsclick.in In 2019, the Gujarat government revealed a 32% rise in crimes against scheduled castes between 2013 and 2017, and a 55% rise in crimes against Scheduled Tribes for the same period. On May 22, Jignesh Mevani, MLA from Vadgam, Gujarat, released a strongly worded statement on his Facebook page, following the killing of Rajesh Sondarva. Sondarva was a 21-year-old dalit murdered by upper caste Hindu men in Rajkot, Gujarat. Earlier in

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It's about social justice, not welfare -Abusaleh Shariff and Mohsin Alam Bhat

dment that provides the possibility of quotas for the “economically weaker sections” (EWS) has rekindled the debate on reservations. These quotas diverge from reservation policies for the scheduled castes, Scheduled Tribes and other socially and educationally backward classes, by jettisoning caste or community identity as the basis of identifying beneficiary groups. Parliament’s power to amend the Constitution is limited by the ba

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'Untouchability still prevails in over 640 Tamil Nadu villages' -Ritwika Mitra

ASY) in RTI queries. The information was sought by SASY for the time period between 2014 to 2018. No legal action has been taken in any of the villages, according to the several RTIs. Under the scheduled castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the state government are supposed to impose collective fines on people who practise untouchability.The total number of villages where untouchability continues to exist is 646. Of

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PM Modi's pet schemes underperforming in Gujarat: Report -Avinash Nair

cts such as Vadodara, Gir Somnath and Kutch achieved less than 50 per cent of the target for the “loan in 59 minutes” scheme, while Stand-Up India, which facilitates loans for people from scheduled castes and Scheduled Tribes as well as women, and the MUDRA loan scheme had been underperforming, the report said. Advertising Stress faced by certain industries as well as drought were found to be the reasons that some districts performed p

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Arvind Kejriwal flags off 200 sewer cleaning machines

machines to the 200 people, who are already engaged in sewer cleaning work. Rajendar Pal Gautam, minster of SC-ST welfare, said the Delhi government was committed to work for the upliftment of the scheduled castes in a better and effective manner. Anil Kumar Singh, CEO of DJB, said with the introduction of small sewage cleaning machine vehicles, the board will ensure cleaning of sewage in narrow lanes in the city through it. The machines have

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Modi Pays Tribute to Sanitation Workers After Five Years of Ignoring Them -Rejimon K

In the 2019-20 Interim Budget, the Modi government allotted just Rs 39.87 crore for five national commissions, including the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis, the National Commission for scheduled castes and the National Commission for Backward Classes, as against the allocation of Rs 33.72 for 2018-19. Just Rs 9 crore has been set aside for the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis. According to Indian Budget data, in 2018-19, whe

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Upper caste Hindus richest in India, own 41% of total assets; STs own 3.7%, says study on wealth distribution -Anjali Marar

f them in urban areas and the rest in rural areas, across 20 Indian states. The population was classified into multiple groups — Hindu Scheduled Class (HSC), Hindu Scheduled Tribes (HST), Hindu scheduled castes (HSCs), Hindu Scheduled Tribes (HSTs), Non-Hindu scheduled castes (NHSCs), Non-Hindu Scheduled Tribes (NHSTs), Hindu Other Backward Classes (HOBCs), Hindu High Castes (HHCs), Muslim Other Backw

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