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Saturday, July 13, 2024
TopicNational Commission for Scheduled Castes

Topic: National Commission for Scheduled Castes

Caste panel recommends President's rule in West Bengal over Sandeshkhali violence

NCSC chief Arun Halder the panel has recommended that President’s rule should be imposed in West Bengal under Article 338 that aims to safeguard rights of SCs.

SC Commission issues notice to Zomato for ‘casteist ad'. Seeks action report from Delhi Police, YouTube

The ad was aimed to promote food delivery service's voluntary waste recycling policy. National Commission for Scheduled Castes has taken suo moto cognizance of the matter.

Scheduled Castes panel issues notice to Mann govt on youth's sexual harassment claim against Punjab minister

National Commission for Scheduled Castes has asked chief secy & DGP to investigate allegations against AAP minister Lal Chand Kataruchak. Complaint comes ahead of 10 May Jalandhar bypoll.

Scheduled Caste panel seeks report after Sameer Wankhede alleges ‘harassment' by NCB officer

NCB officer Gyaneshwar Singh had headed a probe that found irregularities in Wankhede's work on Aryan Khan case. Scheduled caste panel has sought report from MHA, amongst others.

Wankhede or Punjab or Bengal, why Dalit rights panel is accused of being partisan to BJP

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes is a statutory body but critics claim it only highlights atrocities on Dalits in opposition-ruled states. 

Over 20,000 OBC, SC families lost their sole earning member to Covid, Andhra tops list

The data is part of surveys conducted by the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation and the National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation. 

Grievance portal for SCs gets 1,276 complaints in its first 2 months, half over ‘atrocities'

NCSC portal receives 664 complaints under ‘atrocities’ head, 372 related to socioeconomic matters, and 240 for service issues since launch in April.

SC panel writes to IIT Kharagpur, seeks reply after video shows professor ‘abusing’ students

The panel's reaction comes after a video of the alleged incident, involving the professor and a class of SC/ST students, went viral on social media

New SC commission chief has this message for IIT panel: Don’t forget a Dalit wrote Constitution

Vijay Sampla, who took charge as NCSC chairperson Wednesday, questioned an IIT committee’s suggestion to exempt faculty from caste-based reservation.

Govt clears former Punjab BJP MP Vijay Sampla's name as Scheduled Castes panel head

National Commission for Scheduled Castes has been without a chairman since May 2020. Notification regarding Sampla's appointment will be published once President gives nod.

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Marathi cinema has an elitism problem. We need more than Maratha history appeasement

In 2016, ‘Sairat’ shook up the Marathi film industry by calling attention to its elitism. It showed audiences that there is more to Marathiness than Brahmanistic ceremonies.

‘Robot tax' for AI-induced job loss & ‘wealth tax' on vacant land — RSS-affiliate SJM's Budget wish list

In pre-budget meeting held in June with Finance Minister Sitharaman, Swadeshi Jagran Manch suggested incentivising those generating more employment & measures to control food inflation.

BrahMos a wonderful symbol but Philippines lacks capability to operate, says Ashley Tellis

If a country did not have C4ISR capability, having a missile was a wonderful symbol but not of much operational use, says former senior adviser to US state department.

A ‘jai jawan, jai kisan' trap awaits Modi. In a 5-year Test match with revived Opposition

Modi govt will need to address massive challenges without the total power it got used to, in the face of relentless electoral challenges, one after another.