Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
Official designations given to various groups of indigenous people in India
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SC/ST murder cases pending in courts for 15 years should be moved to fast track court: Chirag Paswan to Bihar CMLok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan has written to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, requesting him that all murder cases relating to the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes (SC/ST)..
17 states reject quota in quotaAs the Supreme Court sets the stage to re-examine the possibility of sub-categorisation of SCs/STs, as many as 17 states have categorically rejected the Centre’s proposal for sub-division of Dalits,..
Quota benefits not percolating down to neediest and poorest of poor: SCThe Supreme Court ruling favouring ‘reservation within reservation’ for those castes and classes within SCs/STs/OBCs which have not benefited and continued to languish is in line with its various..
SC order could give a boost to introduction of ‘creamy layer’ among SCs/STsThe five-judge Supreme Court order upholding states' right to undertake sub-categorisation of SCs /STs is significant because it would now stand as a neutralising counterweight to the earlier 2004 EV..
After ’04 no, SC yes to quota within quotaHolding that benefits of reservation are being enjoyed only by certain groups within Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and socially and educationally backward classes (OBCs) leading to inequalities..
SC says its 2004 verdict on sub-classification of SC/STs needs to be reconsideredThe Supreme Court Thursday held that its 2004 verdict holding that states do not have the power to further sub-classify the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, for grant of quotas in jobs and..
Literacy rate for Muslims worse than SC/STsThe report shows that among the various social groups, the literacy rate for those aged 7 yrs or more was the highest for “others”, which is non-SC/ST/OBC population groups, at 91% for men and 81%..
UPSC: Cut-offs for EWS candidates lower than OBCs'The cut-offs for economically weaker section (EWS) candidates in the civil services examination 2019, the final results of which were announced by UPSC last week, were lower than those for other..
Siddi community gets its first lawmaker in KarnatakaShantharama Siddi had been working as a social worker and was a post holder at the Vanavasi Kalyan Prakalpa, a tribal welfare initiative of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The Siddis, an ethnic..
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Casteist slurs made on mobile phone not an offence under SC/ST Act: HCThe Punjab and Haryana high court has made it clear that casteist remarks made over mobile phone against a member of the Scheduled Caste community does not constitute any offence under the Scheduled..
SC quashes order providing 100 per cent reservation to Scheduled Tribe candidates in teaching job in scheduled areas
For case under SC/ST Act, offence must be in public: Allahabad HCThe Allahabad high court on Monday set aside an order of summoning under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, saying that for constituting an offence..
Govt disagrees with SC’s quota verdictUnion social justice ministry has come out against the Supreme Court order that reservation for SC/ST in jobs and promotions is at the discretion of state governments, saying they are constitutional..
Delhi Elections: All you need to know about Deoli constituencyDeoli is a reserved seat for the Scheduled Castes. Located in South Delhi, the constituency houses a significant number of Purvanchali voters.
IIMs seek exemption from quota in teaching positionsAll 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have requested the HRD Ministry to exempt them from reserving positions in the teaching staff for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other..
Kerala CM tables anti-CAA resolution in assemblyThough the one-day special session was convened to ratify the extension of the reservation for SC and ST in the Assembly and the Parliament for another decade, the resolution against CAA was also taken..
Bill proposes extension of SC, ST quota in LS, state assemblies, to be introduced MondayThe reservation for SCs and STs in Lok Sabha and state assemblies will be extended for another 10 years, but the nomination of the Anglo-Indian community in the legislature will end from January next..
Union cabinet approves SC/ST reservation in Lok Sabha, state assemblies for another 10 yearsThe Union cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to extend reservation for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies for another 10 years, highly placed sources said. The reservation for..
Let 7-judge SC bench decide SC/ST creamy layer issue: AGHaving failed to convince two five-judge benches to rule against exclusion of creamy layer from reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in government job promotions, the Centre on Monday..
Women entry not limited to Sabarimala, also includes other faiths: SCSC said that the entry of women into places of worship is not just limited to the Sabarimala temple but also includes issues like allowing Muslim and Parsi women to enter religious practice. CJI Ranjan..
'Not diluting any provisions': Supreme Court upholds SC/ST Act, reserves judgement on pleas challenging amendment"These provisions will not be struck down. Law should be as it was," observed the Court.
Rathwa-Koli community not Scheduled Tribe: PILThe petitioners have contended that the Rathwa-Koli community is being treated as ST by the state government despite the fact that there are no presidential orders in this regard
SC reverses dilution of SC/ST Act, restores original sectionsThe dilution of the stringent provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act had sparked angry and violent protests by Dalits across the country. A vote in..
Supreme Court allows govt's plea for review of SC/ST ActThe SC on Tuesday quashed its verdict by which guidelines were framed to prevent misuse of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocity) Act and by which an automatic arrest on a complaint filed under the Act was..
Govt sops for companies to boost SC/ST hiring?The labour ministry may give incentives to both government and private companies for recruiting more SC and ST candidates and it's believed to have discussed the proposal with some industry bodies.
Supreme Court may pass verdict on Centre's review plea on SC/ST Act on October 3A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said that bunch of pleas opposing amendments to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act passed by the Parliament post the court's March 2018 order would be taken..
Mumbai: 100 Dhangar students to get admission in English medium schoolsThe admission of Dhangar community student in the English medium residential school is a part of the 13 different welfare schemes recently cleared by the state cabinet to be implemented along the lines..
'Fugitive' IAS officer SM Raju gets award in DelhiThe defiant 1991-batch IAS officer was named in a 2013-14 SC-ST scholarship scam in May 2016. He was suspended by the state on corruption charges and left Bihar.
Scrutiny committee dismisses Ajit Jogi's claim of being tribalA high-level scrutiny committee set up by the Chhattisgarh government has dismissed former chief minister Ajit Jogi's claim of belonging to a Scheduled Tribe (ST), an official said. Jogi, in his..
UP’s move on OBCs unconstitutional: CentreThe Union government has termed as “unconstitutional” and “inappropriate” the BJP-led UP government’s recent move to include 17 OBC communities in the Scheduled Castes (SC) list. According to..
Hoisting saffron flag no offence under Atrocities Act: HCHoisting a saffron flag and shouting slogans does not amount to an offence under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the Bombay High Court said while granting..
EWS quota: SC defers hearing plea against Centre's decisionThe Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha cleared the bill on January 8 and 9 respectively, and it has been signed by President Ram Nath Kovind.The quota will be over and above the existing 50 per cent..
Desist from discrimination against SC, ST students on grounds of social origin: UGC tells varsitiesThe University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked varsities and higher educational institutions to ensure that their officials and faculty members desist from any act of discrimination against students..
Maharashtra to bail out 11,000 staffers with fake caste certificates?The state government may end up protecting over 11,000 government employees who forged caste certificates to get jobs under the Scheduled Tribes (ST) quota. Two years ago, the Supreme Court had ordered..