Free Press Journal
  • Why rename the ‘Dalits’

    Although the government had no role in bringing the original petition by a Nagpur resident calling for an end to the use of the ‘Dalit’ word, it has used the case to push its own agenda. There is a series of intriguing twists in the story, with the government using every opportunity to guide its course to the desired end.

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    Why quota in promotions for relatives of affluent SC/ST staff, asks SC

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday questioned the logic behind granting quota in promotions in government jobs to the kith and kin of affluent persons among the SC and ST communities who have been holding high official positions.

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    No SC interim order on quota to SC/ST in govt jobs

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to pass an interim order against its 2006 verdict which dealt with the application of the ‘creamy layer’ for reservations to SC and ST categories in  government job promotions.

  • 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.”

  • Cong’s two mega shows next week

    New Delhi : The Congress mounts attack on the BJP and the Modi government with two mega shows in the capital next week.

  • SC/ST verdict: Centre considering ordinance

    Introducing a bill in monsoon session of Parliament to amend the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 to overturn the SC order is the second option before the government

  • Bihar Dalit leader demands ‘Harijanistan’

    Patna: Two days after Dalits protested across the country against a Supreme Court ruling on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, former Bihar minister and Dalit leader Ramai Ram on Wednesday threatened to raise the demand of “Harijanistan” (Dalit land).

  • Reservation policy will continue: Govt

    New Delhi : The government has no plan to do away with quota policy for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday.

  • SC/ST Act: Govt to file review next week

    New Delhi : The government is set to file a review petition before the Supreme Court next week challenging its order banning automatic arrest and registration of  cases for alleged harassment of SCs and STs.

  • SC/ST act: Ravi Shankar Prasad confirms filing review petition in Supreme Court

    New Delhi: Union Minister of Law Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday confirmed that his ministry will file a review petition on the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 (SC/ST Act) in the Supreme Court. Interacting with media, Prasad said they have taken note of the directives of the Supreme Court and will soon do the needful.

  • Centre to file review plea on SC/ST Act order

    New Delhi : The government will file a review petition in the Supreme Court on its judgment that protects public servants and private employees from arbitrary arrests under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

  • Day 4: TISS students continue protest against aid withdrawal

    Mumbai : The protest against withdrawal of financial aid given to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) scholars at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) continued for the fourth day on Saturday with the agitating students refusing to back down.

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    PIL in sc to stop SC/ST quota benefits to ‘creamy layer’

    New Delhi : In what may become a significant litigation creating a social turmoil in the country, some persons belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) have moved the Supreme Court to exclude the creamy layer from availing benefits accorded to the SCs and STs in government jobs and higher education, dubbing those in the upper ladder as “neo-exploiter group.”