12 Apr 2012
The government on Thursday decided to include some communities in the list of Scheduled Castes in Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Tripura.
25 Apr 2011
In its bid to woo the Dalit vote bank, Madhya Pradesh government has decided to form a separate ministry for Schedule Castes (SCs). The Ministry will look after the development projects related to the SCs.
11 Dec 2013
New Delhi: Eyeing support of backward castes, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Wednesday demanded Scheduled Caste (SC) status for 17 backward castes for their ‘socio-economic upliftment’.
05 Sep 2015
Chennai: Madras High Court today dismissed appeals filed against the order of a single judge upholding the validity of the current policy of Puducherry government restricting the benefit of Scheduled Castes only to the residents of the Union Territory and not to those migrated from the other states.
23 Jul 2016
New Delhi: As violent protests continue in Gujarat over the flogging of Dalit youth by upper-caste Hindu vigilantes, an IndiaSpend analysis reveals a conviction rate six times lower than the Indian average -- over 10 years -- for crimes against scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs).
07 Feb 2014
Lucknow: The third phase of Samajwadi Party's ‘Samajik Nyay Adhikar Yatra’ to press for inclusion of 17 backward castes in SC category started on Thursday from the party's office in Lucknow.
02 May 2015
Moga: National Commission for Scheduled Castes Chairman P L Punia on visited the civil hospital where the mother of the teenage girl, who was molested and thrown off a moving bus belonging to the ruling Badal family, is recuperating.
16 Jan 2015
New Delhi: In a bid to encourage budding and existing entrepreneurs from Scheduled Castes, the government on Friday launched a scheme under which members of the reserved community will be offered concessional finance to start new business ventures.
09 Aug 2013
Chennai: Noting that social tension of unbalanced growth between Hindu Scheduled Castes and Christian converts has only ‘aggravated’ over time, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday said that the Centre should treat Scheduled Castes Christians on par with Hindus, Sikhs or Buddhists and include them in the SC list.
11 Feb 2014
New Delhi: A bill to include two dozen new communities including Kabirpanthi and Julaha (weavers) from Haryana in the Scheduled Castes category was introduced in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.