You are here : Home » State Editions »Lucknow

State Editions

After Allahabad high court order , govt. orders inclusion of two castes in SC category

Monday, 03 February 2014 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow
21

Following directives of the Allahabad High Court the Uttar Pradesh government has included Kumhar and Prajapati, two castes known for making pottery, in the Schedule Caste category.

The decision of the government was announced here Minister of Mines Gayatri Prasad Prajapati here on Sunday. Till now both these castes were given OBC status.

.Prajapati said that the government ordered inclusion of the Kumhar and Prajapati castes in SC category after Allahabad High Court order for the same on a petition by one Vijay Shankar. "The state government has directed all the divisional commissioners and district magistrates to give the facilities of SC to the Kumhar and Prajapati castes," he said.

"The decision of the UP government should be appreciated because the Samajwadi Party had raised the issue of inclusion of 17 castes in Sc category. Now the fight to include remaining 15 Other Backward Castes (OBCs) to SC would continue," he said.

Prajapati who has been elevated to the rank of Cabinet minister after he led SP’s campaign to include 17 OBCs into the SC rank. "The OBCs are as backward socially and economically as SC so why they should not be included in that rank," he asked. 

Meanwhile, the fourth Samajik Nyay Adhikar Rath Yatra of the Samajwadi Party will be launched from here on February 6 to demand for inclusion of 15 castes in SC category. The fourth yatra will start from Lucknow and will end in Ferozabad after covering Unnao, Kannauj, Mainpuri, Auriya and Etawah districts.

 

 
 
 
Sunday Edition

Knocking at the mind’s doors

30 Aug 2015 | Swati Pal

Ahead of Teachers Day, here’s exploring what it takes to be a great teacher in India today, and how only some can achieve greatness in the present scenario They lead us to formulae that help us in solving complex mathematical problems. But there is no formula that can create a good teacher...

Read More

STATE EDITIONS

Atheists grow by 280%, religious 20% in State

30 Aug 2015 | SANJEEV KUMAR PATRO | BHUBANESWAR

For the growing folk of fake Babas, the warning shot from religion census in Odisha is atheists’ population has grown by a whopping 280 per cent during the decade of 2001 - 2011.The atheist population has grown from mere 20,195 in 2001 to a high of 76,919 in 2011...

Read More

SOUNDBITE

That the demand for quotas for Patels should come from a fairly well-to-do community is a proof that Gujarat model is not inclusive.

CPI(M) leader | Sitaram Yechury

I've learnt a lot during my transition from a romantic hero to action genre. I never knew I had so much anger inside me.

Bollywood actor | Sidharth Malhotra

If the Gujarat model of inclusive development is such a success, why have protesters demanding a share of that progress died?

NC leader | Omar Abdullah
Site Designed and Developed by: Infomedia Web Solutions Page generated in 0.9204 seconds.