Explained:Creamy layer principle in SC, ST quota for promotion: judgments, appeals

News:Recently,the Centre has urged the Supreme Court to refer to a larger Bench its decision that had applied the creamy layer principle to promotions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in government jobs. Facts: About Creamy Layer Concept for SC’s and ST’s: The creamy layer concept was first applied in the Indra Sawhney case, or… Continue reading Explained:Creamy layer principle in SC, ST quota for promotion: judgments, appeals

OBC categories commission receives 2-month extension

President of India has approved extension of the term of the Commission to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes in the Central List till July 31st,2019. Other Backward Class(OBC) is a collective term used by the Government of India to classify castes which are socially and educationally disadvantaged. The commission was appointed… Continue reading OBC categories commission receives 2-month extension

After 26 yrs, panel to review OBC ‘creamy layer’ criteria

Government has set up a panel headed by BP Sharma to review the creamy layer criteria for Other Backward Class(OBCs) set by the Prasad Committee in 1993.It will also give recommendations for redefining, simplifying and streamlining the concept of creamy layer.It will keep in view the apex court observations in Indira Sawhney case. Other Backward… Continue reading After 26 yrs, panel to review OBC ‘creamy layer’ criteria