Quota benefit cant be availed simultaneously in 2 states

Source: The Hindu Recently, the Supreme Court clarifies its stand on the reservation in reorganised states. The court held that a person can claim benefits in either of the successor states. About the Supreme Court (SC) verdict: The court ruled that a person cannot claim the benefit of reservation simultaneously in both the successor states upon… Continue reading Quota benefit cant be availed simultaneously in 2 states

Caste in stone

Source:  Busines Standard, TOI Relevance: To understand the impact of the 127th Amendment act. Synopsis: Recently GoI passed legislation to enable states to declare their own OBC list. Many argue that it strengthens federalism, but we must also consider the socio-political turmoil it may cause. Introduction: Article 340 provided special protection and benefits to SC/ST.… Continue reading Caste in stone

OBC list issue: Quotas solve little

Source:  Indian ExpressTOITOI Relevance: latest developments in the issue of OBC reservation. Synopsis: Reservation is a sticky issue in Indian politics. The recent move of restoring the rights of States to frame the OBC list (127th amendment bill) is seen by many as a step in the right direction. Introduction: Political parties showed unity in… Continue reading OBC list issue: Quotas solve little

Lok Sabha passes Constitution amendment Bill to restore states’ powers on OBC list

Source: Indian Express What is the News? Lok Sabha has unanimously passed the Constitution (127th Amendment) Bill, 2021. About Constitution (127th Amendment) Bill, 2021: Main Purpose of the Bill: The Bill amends the Constitution to allow states and union territories to prepare their own list of socially and educationally backward classes.  Key Provisions of the… Continue reading Lok Sabha passes Constitution amendment Bill to restore states’ powers on OBC list

Proposed amendments to Coal Bearing Areas Act will change land acquisition for mining: Experts

Source: Down to Earth Relevance: Implications of the amendments to Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition and Development) [CBA] Act, 1957. Synopsis: The proposed amendments to the CBA Act are likely to grant more control to private corporations, make tribal land acquisition easy. An analysis. What is the CBA Act? The Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition and Development)… Continue reading Proposed amendments to Coal Bearing Areas Act will change land acquisition for mining: Experts

Cabinet passes bill restoring power of states to make their own OBC lists

Source: Business Standard Synopsis: The reservation has always been a sticky and political issue. While some time back Government gave constitutional status to NCBC, now Government is coming up with a move for states to make their own OBC list. Context: The Union Cabinet is learnt to have cleared a Constitution amendment bill which seeks… Continue reading Cabinet passes bill restoring power of states to make their own OBC lists