Chhattisgarh doubles OBC quota, hikes SC benefits

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister has announced an increase in reservations for OBCs and Scheduled Castes in state government jobs and education. The government has decided to increase the quota for Scheduled Castes by 1% (at present it is 12%) The reservation for OBCs will be increased from 14% to 27%. The quota for Scheduled Tribes will… Continue reading Chhattisgarh doubles OBC quota, hikes SC benefits

Goa planning to reserve 80% jobs in factories for locals

The Goa state government is planning to reserve 80% jobs in industrial units receiving State government subsidies for people of Goan origin. Recently, the Andhra Pradesh state government passed the AP Employment of Local Candidates in Industries and Factories Bill, 2019 making Andhra Pradesh the first state in India to reserve jobs for locals. The… Continue reading Goa planning to reserve 80% jobs in factories for locals

First in India: Andhra Pradesh reserves 75% of private jobs for locals

Andhra Pradesh has passed the Andhra Pradesh(AP) Employment of Local Candidates in Industries/Factories Act,2019.This will make A.P the first state in the country to reserve jobs for locals. The law seeks to reserve 75% jobs for locals in all private industrial units and factories,irrespective of whether or not these companies get financial or other help… Continue reading First in India: Andhra Pradesh reserves 75% of private jobs for locals

SC to hear pleas on 10% economic quota on April 8

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear pleas which challenged the Constitution(103rd Amendment) Act on April 8. The Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act provides for 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the economically weaker section in the unreserved category. The Act amends Article 15 and 16 to provide for reservation based on economic… Continue reading SC to hear pleas on 10% economic quota on April 8

Rajasthan’s Gujjar quota faces a legal challenge

The Rajasthan government’s move to give 5% reservation to Gujjars and four other nomadic communities in jobs and education citing them as being an “extremely backward class”, has been challenged in the High Court. The Petition was filed on the basis that (a) It breached the 50% ceiling on reservation laid down by the Supreme… Continue reading Rajasthan’s Gujjar quota faces a legal challenge

SC dismisses Centre, UGC review pleas against department-wise quota for faculties

The apex court has rejected the Centre’s plea seeking review of its earlier verdict by which it had declined to interfere with a decision of the Allahabad High Court on the crucial quota issue. The Allahabad High Court had ruled that the reservation for the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Castes… Continue reading SC dismisses Centre, UGC review pleas against department-wise quota for faculties

Rajasthan clears 5% quota for Gujjars

The Rajasthan government has passed the Rajasthan Backward Classes (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutes in the State and of Appointments and Posts in Services under the State) Amendment Bill, 2019. The bill comes in the backdrop of two similar bills passed in 2015 and 2017 which were struck down by the Rajasthan High Court.… Continue reading Rajasthan clears 5% quota for Gujjars

SC declines stay on 10% quota

1.The Supreme Court has declined to order a stay on the Centre’s decision to grant 10% reservation in jobs and educational institutions to economically weak sections in the general category. 2.The petitioners has sought the quashing of the bill due to following reasons a) The economic criterion cannot be the sole basis for reservation.b) The… Continue reading SC declines stay on 10% quota