The Ambedkar Periyar Phule Study Circle (APPSC), a student collective body respond to issues impacting students within and outside the IIT Bombay. They accused the Premiere Institute of denying 80 seats to SC, ST, and OBC students while admitting an additional 95 general category students for the PhD admissions in 2023, according to the media reports. Furthermore, APPSC alleges that IIT-Bombay has violated the reservation norms in PhD… read-more
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Protestors belonging to the Kurmi tribe in West Bengal’s Purulia, started a protest on September 20, demanding the status of “Other Backward Class” status to their community. This is powered by assent then president Ram Nath Kovind gave to the states, to identify and specify Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC). The protests blocked railways tracks across several areas in West Bengal.
All India Backward and Minority Communities Employees Federation (BAMCEF) advocated for Bharat Bandh on May 25 to seek a caste-based census. The protest was organized to condemn the Centre's refusal to perform a caste-based census for the Other Backward Classes (OBC). The Federation also wants reservations in the private sector for the SC/ST/OBC populations. BAMCEF also proposed that farmers get a definite minimum support price (MSP).
The Government of India launched a new scheme, providing free coaching to OBC and BC students of 12th standard and degree college in specified courses. The Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry announced the scheme, 70% seats for SC and 30% for OBC, including girls and boys. Furthermore, students eligible for the scheme need to apply on the official website,… read-more
The Supreme Court on January 7, has allowed the resumption of the NEET-PG 2021-2022 counseling process of admission. The Apex Court allowed 27% quota for Other Backward Classes and 10% for Economically Weaker Section, said bench led by Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna. They also accepted the income cut-off of Rs 8 lakh for the EWS quota as per the recommendation of Ajay Bhushan Pandey.
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To empower the OBC communities, the Lok Sabha passed the 127th constitution Amendment Bill 2021 on August 9. Surprisingly, none of the opposition was against it, thus was passed by all the 385 members. The bill provides freedom to states and UTs to form their own OBC lists. All 671 OBCs “will be benefited now" will the passing of the bill, said Virendra Kumar, Social Justice, and Empowerment Minister.
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PM Narendra Modi will announce the first reshuffled cabinet of his second term, at 6 pm on July 7. According to government sources, it will be the youngest cabinet in Indian history with more women ministers. The special representation will be given to the ones who have administrative experience along with higher average education. "Two dozen OBCs will be represented. The plan is to involve smaller communities," officials said.
On the lines of the BJP, West Bengal's ruling TMC has also created dedicated cells for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and OBC communities ahead of the assembly elections. The TMC will also nominated "active and aware" leaders to raise the demand of the communities and redress their grievances as well. Reportedly, the TMC lost 12 seats in the 2019 General Elections, while the BJP gained 16 seats due to its growing support from the… read-more
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