CJI NV Ramana

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CJI NV Ramana Calls For 50% Reservation For Women In Judiciary

NV Ramana, Chief Justice of India on September 26, called for a 50% reservation for women in the judiciary and wished to have the same in law colleges. "We need 50% reservation for women in judiciary. It is an issue of thousands of years of oppression," he said. Records show that less than 30% of women constitute the lower judiciary while it is 11% for higher levels.

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 - 08:19 PM / by Muskan Arora

Tags: Chief Justice of India, Reservations, Women Empowerment, judiciary, Justice NV Ramana

Courtesy: NDTV

The Queer Flag

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Karnataka Provides 1% Reservation To Transgender Community

In a historic move, Karnataka becomes the first state in the country to provide 1% reservation to transgenders in general as well as reserve category of all government services. As per the amended Karnataka Civil Service Rule, 1977, everyone must be hired on the grounds of "fairness". The rule also possesses a section named the "others" option in the gender column.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 10:16 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Karnataka, transgender community, Reservations, Government services

Courtesy: India Times

CM Uddhav Thackeray

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Maha CM Asks PM Modi To Increase 50% Reservation For Marathas, OBCs

In a meeting chaired with PM Narendra Modi, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has requested the Centre to increase the 50% reservation for Marathas and OBCs. “We presented all the facts, and steps need to be taken. He intently heard us and we are hopeful that positive steps will be taken,” Thackeray said. Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and PWD Minister Ashok Chavan were also present in the meeting.

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 - 04:58 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: CM Uddhav Thackeray, Reservations, Maratha quota, PM Modi

Courtesy: The Hindu

On International Women's Day, Women MPs seek passage of Women's Reservation Bill

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Women MPs Seek Passage Of Reservation Bill, Equal Status In Assemblies

On the occasion of international women's day, several women MPs have debated the critical issues that gender faces in the Rajya Sabha. While Congress MP Chhaya Verma has demanded reservation for women in state Legislative Assemblies, Shiv Sena's Priyanka Chaturvedi raised a question about the pending Women Reservation Bill. Meanwhile, BJP MP Saroj Pandey maintained that active efforts were being made by the Centre for women empowerment.

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 04:16 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: International women's day, Women Empowerment, Reservations, Rajyasabha

Courtesy: Zee News

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Telangana Govt Sanctions 10% Quota For Economically Weaker Section

The Telangana government on February 8 sanctioned 10% reservation to the economically weaker section (EWS) in educational institutions and state government jobs. Subsequently, the general administration department and education department would separately issue required amendments to existing rules in this regard. Besides, the decision will also increase the reservation percentage of the state from 50% to 60%. The sanctioned quota is in line… read-more

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 - 01:31 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: telangana government, Reservations, EWS, Centre

Courtesy: NDTV

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Supreme Court To Schedule Hearing On Maratha Quota Law On Feb 5

The Supreme Court will determine on February 5 the schedule for hearing pleas regarding the Maratha Quota. The apex court's announcement arrived after senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi on behalf of Maharashtra petitioned before a five-judge constitution bench to re-evaluate the case after physical hearings resume. Earlier in September, the court had questioned the legislation's constitutional validity, subsequently sojourning its implementation.… read-more

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 02:16 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: The Supreme Court of India, Maratha quota, Reservations, maratha

Courtesy: NDTV


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AICTE Announces Relaxations For Kashmiri Pandits In College Admissions

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has notified that Kashmiri pandits, Kashmiri migrants and Hindu families living in Kashmir valley would be granted relaxations in college admissions from the year 2020-21. Reportedly, a 10% relaxation in cut-off and up to 5% increase in number of seats have been provided to the beneficiaries concerned. However, to avail the concessions, students are required to produce their domicile… read-more

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 07:43 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Education, Kashmiri Students, Reservations, AICTE