Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: BJP turns to woo poor, OBCs

    Agitation launched by the upper castes and other backward classes against the amendment in SC/ST Atrocities Act has raised concerns within BJP about losing its main voters. The impact of the agitation has been severe in Gwalior, Chambal and Vindhya regions. To tackle the impact of the agitation, the BJP leaders are now focusing on creating a rift in the upper castes and the OBCs.

  • Bharat Bandh Live Updates: Protesters stage rail roko in Bihar, people hit streets in Thane

    Security has been beefed up across the country about 150 organisations of upper castes and OBCs called for a Bharat bandh today against the amendment of SC/ST Act. Since morning protests have erupted in Bihar, Maharashtra’s Thane, Madhya Pradesh. Protestors have also stopped trains in Bihar’s Darbhanga and Munger’s Masudan.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Should Marathas be included under the OBC quota?

    Mumbai: Maratha organisations, under the umbrella of the Sakal Maratha Samaj, have successfully called for a bandh twice in the past three weeks, demanding reservation for the community in government jobs and educational institutions. But the issue has not been yet sorted out, as the ball is now in the court of the State Backward Class Commission (SBCC). Now, it is the responsibility of the state government to award reservation to the

  • Lok Sabha passes amendment bill to accord OBC Commission constitutional status

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed an amendment bill to give constitutional status to the OBC Commission by approving alternate amendments to those adopted by the Rajya Sabha. The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill was passed through a division with all 406 members present in the House voting in its favour.

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    Bombay High Court slams Maharashtra government of giving lame excuses for not complying orders

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court recently came down heavily on the Maharashtra government over its apparently ‘lame’ excuse for not complying with the court orders. The court expressed shock at the reasoning given by the officials of the Vimukta Jati, Nomadic Tribes, Other Backward Class and Special Backward Class (VJ, NT, OBC and SBC) Welfare Department of the government.

  • Wisdom can’t be inherited: Jaitley takes a dig at Rahul

    New Delhi : Union Minister without portfolio Arun Jaitley on Wednesday had a dig at Congress President Rahul Gandhi rediscovering the importance of millions of self-employment opportunities for which Prime Minister Modi launched the Mudra Yojana way back in 2015 to provide them small loans for setting up own small enterprises.

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    Mumbai: HIV-affected students to get admissions under RTE quota

    Mumbai: In good news for thousands instead lakhs of children, the Maharashtra government has decided to provide free education and admissions to children affected with HIV under the 25 per cent quota. The government has also brought children belonging to the Other Backward Caste (OBC) and Special Backward Caste (SBC) under this ambit, provided under the Right to Education Act.

  • Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor bats for Jyotiraditya Scindia as Congress CM face

    Bhopal: Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor, the face of OBC community in Gujarat, said Jyotiraditya Scindia should be projected as party CM face in the state Assembly elections. “We have to give tough fight to BJP in Madhya Pradesh as we have done in Gujarat, said Thakore while interacting with the media persons here on Sunday.

  • Niti Aayog shows how to eradicate reservation

    Instead of filling up its posts that would have warranted reservation, the NITI Aayog has been hiring ‘consultants’ claiming “procurement of consultancy services is not regular employment against the sanctioned posts and hence norms of reservation are not required.”

  • Bhopal: Govt uses MPPSC as a tool to woo OBC for assistant professor recruitment

    Bhopal: The OBC politics has gripped the state in the election year. Government is all out to woo OBC voters and is using its machinery to win their votes by formulating favorable policies ahead of polls. Within the seven months, MPPSC has increased the number of ‘backlog’ seats of the OBC category from 39 to 109 for the direct recruitment to the post of assistant professor in colleges across the state.

  • Bhopal: No seats for SC/ST, OBC  in tribal, Hindi varsities

    Bhopal: Even as the politicians are speaking out loud about the welfare of SC/ST and OBC, there is no seat for them in Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak and Atal Bihari Vajpayee University, Bhopal, which have advertised 70 posts of faculty. The only tribal university in the country, it advertised 14 posts of professors, 29 posts of associate professors and nine posts of assistant professors on April 8.

  • Government tables amended OBC bill in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: The government today tabled in the Lok Sabha the crucial OBC bill, proposing to negate the amendments proposed by the Rajya Sabha in the last session, with the ruling BJP asserting that it underscored the government’s commitment to empower backward classes.

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    Scrutinise Shiv Sena corporator Sagun Naik’s caste claims, Bombay High Court tells Caste Scrutiny Committee

    Mumbai: In what can spell trouble for Shiv Sena’s corporator Sagun Naik, the Bombay High Court recently directed the district Caste Scrutiny Committee to consider afresh, his claims of belonging to the Other Backward Caste (OBC) category. The HC has asked the Committee to decide Naik’s caste claims, within a period of six months. A division bench of Justice Vasanti Naik and Justice Riyaz Chagla heard the writ petition filed by Shaikh

  • Gujarat elections: BJP claims OBC ‘catch’ was always in Congress

    New Delhi: The BJP on Monday responded sharply to the Congress attack on Prime Minister Modi for his penchant for “jumlas,” dubbing it as “Dramebaaz Party No 1.” Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad took the floor at a Press conference and described the admission of OBC leader Alpesh Thakore in Congress ranks as gimmickry and theatrics. He was responding to Rahul Gandhi’s mega rally at Gandhinagar in poll-bound Gujarat, where the latter announced

  • Maharashtra government makes it easier for kids, now only fathers proof for caste certificate will suffice

    Mumbai: Now, getting caste validity certificates for children and blood relations, belonging to scheduled castes (SCs), vimukta jatis and nomadic tribes (VJNTs) and other backward classes (OBCs) has been made easier. In a major decision approved by the state cabinet on Tuesday, the government has decided to do away with the condition of children and person of blood relations having to submit afresh documents proving their castes.

  • Amit Shah lauds Modi Government for raising OBC creamy layer bar

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah lauded the Centre for raising the creamy layer income limit for the Other backward Classes (OBCs) for central government jobs and said the marginalised sections of the society will get the benefit of reservation and other schemes.

  • OBC income cap raised to Rs 8 lakh pa

    New Delhi : The creamy layer ceiling for Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates for securing government jobs was raised to Rs 8 lakh as the Union Cabinet cleared a proposal for a commission to work out sub-categorisation within OBCs for a “more equitable distribution of reservation benefits” on Wednesday.