Category: Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment

Coaching for SC/OBC Students

| August 6, 2013

Coaching for SC/OBC Students   The Ministry extends admissible financial assistance to the reputed institutions/centres run by State Governments/UT Administrations, Universities and the private sector organizations to implement its Central Sector Scheme of ‘Free Coaching for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Other Backward Class Students (OBCs)’ to provide good quality coaching for the competitive examinations and finishing […]

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Special Recruitment Drive launched to fill up the backlog in reserved vacancies of the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

| May 26, 2013

The Union Cabinet today approved the Special Recruitment Drive launched to fill up the backlog in reserved vacancies of the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs). The achievement of the drive was reviewed in July, 2011 by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions as there was a large backlog of vacancieswhich were yet […]

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Revision of Income Criterion to exclude Socially Advanced Persons/ Sections (Creamy Layer) from list of other Backward Classes (OBCs)

| May 17, 2013

Revision of Income Criterion to exclude Socially Advanced Persons/ Sections (Creamy Layer) from list of other Backward Classes (OBCs) The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for increase in the present income criterion of Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum for applying the Creamy Layer restriction throughout the country, for excluding Socially Advanced Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) […]

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Consultative Committee Meeting of Social Justice & Empowerment Ministry Deliberates on Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC and OBC Students

| May 9, 2013 | Reply

Consultative Committee Meeting of Social Justice & Empowerment Ministry Deliberates on Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC and OBC Students A meeting of the Consultative Committee of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Kumari Selja, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment and Shri Porika Balram Naik, Minister of […]

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Need to avoid the use of term “Harijan” in respect of Scheduled Castes in official communications and transactions

| February 5, 2013 | Reply

o. 17020/64/2010-SCD (R.L.Cell) Government of India Social Justice and Empowerment Department of Social Justice and Empowerment Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi New Delhi, dated: 22.11.2012 To, The Chief Secretaries, All State Governments/ Union Territory Administrations. Subject : Need to avoid the use of term “Harijan” in respect of Scheduled Castes in official communications and transactions. Sir, […]

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OBC in Central Government Services

| December 21, 2012 | Reply

OBC in Central Government Services – Other Backward Classes representation in Central Government Services as on 1.1.2011 Group wise representation of  OBC in Central Government Services as on 1.1.2011 OBC  in Central Government Jobs As per information received from various Ministries/ Departments, the Group- wise representation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central Government services as on […]

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Reservation in Promotion – Amendment bill passed in Rajya Sabha

| December 18, 2012 | Reply

The Government of India has always been concerned about the welfare of downtrodden especially Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. As a part of the affirmative action,reservation in promotion had been available to the SCs and STs since 1955. However, some decisions of the Supreme Court like in Indra Sawhney, Veer Pal Singh Chauhan and S. Vinod Kumar cases had caused certain […]

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Castes under proposal for inclusion in SC/ST Category

| August 20, 2012 | Reply

Castes under proposal for inclusion in SC/ST Category It was informed by Shri.D.Napoleon, Minister of State for Social Justice and Employment in Lok Saba that Castes for which proposal for inclusion in SC/ST is under consideration by Government. The State wise List of Caste under proposal for inclusion in SC/ST Category is given below. The full […]

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