Other Backward Class (OBC): News

26 Mar 2023

Congress Party

Karnataka: Congress-BJP faceoff over Muslim OBC-quota scrapping; Shah invokes Constitution

A fresh spat erupted between the Congress and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka after the state government scrapped the 4% Other Backward Classes (OBC) reservation for Muslims.

25 Mar 2023


Karnataka ends 4% Muslim OBC reservation, hikes Lingayat, Vokkaliga quota

In an eye-rolling decision, the Karnataka government has reportedly ended the 4% OBC reservation quota for Muslims.

21 Mar 2023

Central Government

Nearly 4,000 SC, ST, OBC central university teaching posts vacant

Around 3,874 teaching posts for candidates from reserved categories are lying vacant in all 45 central universities across the country, the Centre informed the Parliament on Monday.

04 Jan 2023

Uttar Pradesh

SC stays HC order on reservation for UP civic polls

The Supreme Court (SC) stayed the Allahabad High Court's order on Wednesday to provide reservations to the Other Backward Class (OBC) in urban local body elections.

27 Dec 2022

Allahabad High Court

UP: Allahabad High Court orders ULB polls sans OBC reservation

The Allahabad High Court's Lucknow bench on Tuesday quashed the Uttar Pradesh government's draft notification on urban local body (ULB) elections and ordered the polls be held without reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC).

KCR starts BRS activities in Delhi with 2-day Vedic yajna

Telangana's Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao marked the official launch of his national party, Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) with Raja Shyamala Yagam, a two-day Vedic ritual to seek blessings for attaining power, in Delhi on Tuesday at 9 am.

09 Dec 2022


With historic mandate, BJP regains support of 'Patidars' in Gujarat

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to win back the support of the Patidar community, powering its historic win over 156 of the total 182 Gujarat Assembly seats in the 2022 polls on Thursday.

02 Jan 2022


NEET-PG counseling: Government to retain Rs. 8 lakh EWS criterion

The central government on Friday submitted an affidavit before the Supreme Court (SC) concerning Economically Weaker Section (EWS) reservation in undergraduate and postgraduate medical seats.

Lalu charges BJP-RSS combine with 'apathy' toward OBCs and EBCs

Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday charged BJP-RSS combine with "apathy" toward OBCs and EBCs, a day after the Centre told the Supreme Court that it would not be able to enumerate numerically powerful social groups as part of the census.

Lok Sabha clears bill allowing states to make OBC lists

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a Constitution amendment bill to give states the power to make their own lists of Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

29 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

27% OBC reservation, 10% EWS in medical courses: Modi

The central government on Thursday approved fresh reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) under the All India Quota (AIQ) scheme for medical and dental courses.

12 Aug 2018


Constitutional status to NCBC: Milestone for OBCs' empowerment, says Hukumdev

Granting constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) is a major milestone towards empowering downtrodden in the country, said BJPs' key OBC leader Hukumdev Narayan Yadav.

28 Jul 2018


Telangana govt decides to take-up census of Backward Class population

The Telangana government has decided to take up a census of the state's backward class (BC) population.

03 May 2018


3 categories for UP's OBC quota, minister calls it 'Brahmastra'

Considering the caste based challenges posed by the SP-BSP alliance, the UP government aims to distribute 82 OBC groups into 3 categories.

07 Dec 2017


Gujarat polls: Centre unveils Rs. 8,500cr export sops

Ahead of Gujarat polls, Congress has mobilized its alliance with Patidars and Dalits, promised sops for farmers and enticed small traders who are upset about GST.

31 Oct 2017


Javadekar announces additional OBC quota for National Talent Search Examination

The National Talent Search Examination Stage-II conducted by NCERT will feature reservations for students belonging to the other backward classes (OBC), Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced.

24 Aug 2017


OBCs to be sub-divided for better allotment of quota quantum

The government is examining formation of a commission to decide on sub-categorization of OBCs. After its constitution, it will have 12 weeks to submit a report.

23 Aug 2017


Creamy layer ceiling raised from Rs. 6LPA to Rs. 8LPA

The government has hiked the ceiling for the creamy layer by Rs. 2 lakh, from Rs. 6 lakh per annum to Rs. 8 lakh per annum for central government jobs, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.