Articles about Other Backward Class (OBC)

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

02 Jan 2022

India
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

24 Sep 2021

Politics
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

10 Aug 2021

Politics
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).

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

29 Jul 2021

India
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.

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

12 Aug 2018

India
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.

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

28 Jul 2018

India
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.

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

03 May 2018

Politics
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.

According to Gujarat speaker, BR Ambedkar, PM Modi are Brahmins

30 Apr 2018

Politics
According to Gujarat speaker, BR Ambedkar, PM Modi are Brahmins

Adding to the list of controversial statements made by BJP leaders recently, Gujarat speaker Rajendra Trivedi said Dalit icon BR Ambedkar was a Brahmin.

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

07 Dec 2017

Politics
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.

Javadekar announces additional OBC quota for National Talent Search Examination

31 Oct 2017

India
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.

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

24 Aug 2017

India
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.

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

23 Aug 2017

India
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.