Appearing for some of the candidates, senior advocate Arvind Datar said that if the apex court intends to allow EWS reservation in NEET-AIQ this year, it should be based on Rs 2.5 lakh annual income criteria as recommended by Major Gen (retd) SR Sinho commission and not the Rs 8 lakh gross annual income limit fixed by the Centre.
The BJP alleged that the BJD's announcement to give preference to OBC candidates in the forthcoming panchayat polls is only to lure the community.
The counselling schedule has been announced from October 24 and it will be concluded on October 29.
BJP's OBC Morcha chief Surath Biswal said that the party is not silent on the matter, but rather hitting out at the ruling-BJD, Biswal stressed that it was only after the intervention of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan that an OBC commission was set up in the State.
A Biju Janata Dal delegation met Home Minister Amit Shah requesting to conduct a caste-based census in the State
New Delhi: The Supreme Court said on Thursday that provisions for reservations of seats for OBCs in local bodies cannot breach the 50 per cent limit. A bench comprising Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, Indu Malhotra and Ajay Rastogi said that reservation for OBCs is only a “statutory” dispensation to be provided by the state legislations, unlike […]
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday reiterated his request to the Odisha government to implement reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in government jobs and educational institutions, and for Socially Educationally Backward Classes (SEBCs) in educational institutions in the state. “I had written letters to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seeking reservations for OBCs […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is mulling to provide a ten per cent reservation for students who have ten years of schooling (Class I-X) in the State-run government schools. However, the deserving candidate has to clear the JEE/NEET exams, revealed highly placed sources in the State Law Department. The State Government apparently looked confident in implementing the […]
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday appointed a five-member Commission headed by Delhi High Court’s former Chief Justice G. Rohini to examine sub categorization of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) under Article 340 of the Constitution, an official statement said. This decision has been taken to ensure more backward among the OBC communities to […]