The caste census debate to craft reasoned and inclusive policies

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Mechanisms, Laws, Institutions and Bodies constituted for the Protection and Betterment of these Vulnerable Sections   Source: TH   Direction: The article highlights the triple test formula to provide OBC reservation in ULBs and discusses the need to have a caste-based census.       Context: The judiciary has repeatedly established …

Caste census: Constitution and power of states to hold such enumeration of the population

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Important aspects of governance, issues related to the development of the social sector etc   Context: Several parties have been pushing for a nationwide ‘caste census’ to enumerate the Socially Economically Backward Classes and OBCs. The caste-based parties argue that although the Mandal Commission estimated the OBC population at 52%, in …

Caste-based census in Bihar:

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Context: An all-party meeting held in Bihar has unanimously decided to start the caste-based census very soon.   Background: Bihar Legislature’s two resolutions demanding caste-based census had already been rejected by the …

Caste census:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Context: Last month, the Supreme Court upheld the 27% quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC) in the All-India Quota seats for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test and reiterated that reservations for backward …

Caste census: 

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Context: Bihar is planning to conduct State-specific caste-based exercise. This comes after a delegation of Bihar leaders led by CM had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to hold …