A Biju Janata Dal delegation met Home Minister Amit Shah requesting to conduct a caste-based census in the State
Most Opposition members, including those from Congress, have supported the politically sensitive bill as it touches on the interests of the numerically strong Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
Cuttack: In a strong judgment, the Odisha High Court today quashed the socially and educationally backward classes (SEBC) Reservation Act of the state government. Earlier, a dispute had been raised before the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) by over a hundred job applicants in the general category terming the act illegal. The Act was challenged in […]
The Odisha Administrative Tribunal (OAT) on Wednesday quashed the Orissa Reservation of Posts and Service (Socially and Educationally Backward Classes) Act, 2008, which had provisions of earmarking 27 per cent of posts for candidates belonging to the SEBC in public employment.
Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday requested Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to implement Other Backward Classes (OBC) quota in government jobs and educational institutions. In a letter, Pradhan requested the Chief Minister to implement reservation provisions for OBCs and Social and Economically Backward Classes (SEBCs) in government jobs and educational institutions in […]
Bhubaneswar: Noting that no formal census including the caste details of the population has been undertaken since 1931, Odisha Cabinet on Saturday resolved to impress upon the Central Government to go for a Socio-Economic Caste Enumeration along with the 2021 general census. As per the resolution passed by the Odisha Cabinet today, the State government […]
Bhubaneswar: The Naveen Patnaik-led State government continues to face criticism from the Opposition for proposing to conduct Socio-Economic Caste Enumeration of Socially and Educationally Backward Classes and Other Backward Classes (SEBC/OBC) along with the 2021 general census as the saffron party yet again cornered the government over the move. Addressing a presser here, senior BJP […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has questioned the Odisha government’s move to pass a resolution seeking enumeration of Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) and Castes alongside the upcoming general census in 2021 while denying State-wide reservation for the said categories. In a letter to State Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, Pradhan termed the move to […]
Bhubaneswar: There is lack of political will to implement the 27% reservation for OBCs and 10 % for the economical weaker sections in Odisha, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday. Pradhan’s statement came two days after he shot off a letter to Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik, urging him to provide reservation for OBCs […]
Bhubaneswar: Will the existing reservations in educational institutions and jobs in Odisha remain within the 50 % bracket or exceed? The question has now become the point of discussion especially in the State after the Supreme Court recently said that the 50 per cent cap on reservation could be re-examined in view of the subsequent […]