Government is making serious efforts to moderate the inflation rates: PM

The 43rd Session of the Indian Labour Conference (ILC), the apex national tripartite body that discusses key issues affecting labour and employment and provides policy perspectives and recommendations, was inaugurated by Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India in New Delhi today.   The ILC is being attended by senior level representatives from the three pillars of tripartism, namely, Government, Trade Unions and Employers’ Associations.

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Scholarships to SCs and OBCs

The details of schemes for providing pre-matric and post-matric scholarships to SC/OBC students are given below :-The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing the following centrally sponsored schemes for providing pre-matric and post-matric scholarships to SC/OBC students. All these schemes are implemented by the State Governments/UT administrations, which are provided Central assistance in accordance with the funding pattern of each scheme.

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Providing Justice to Tribals

The Constitution of India provides several safeguards and provisions to provide justice and welfare to tribals. The enactments of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 and the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006 are major steps by the Government to provide justice and welfare to the tribals.

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National Conference on Movements for Equity in Reservations

Conference on: February 21-22, 2011, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

The process of identification, classification and grouping of castes and tribes in India has become contentious due to self-perceived incongruity between socio-ritual and politico-economic statuses of various castes and tribes. This is increasingly manifesting in the recent times with some castes and tribes demanding a re-classification into an entirely different group or sub-classification within the group for intra group political equality, socio-economic mobility, as an assertion of identity and also to avail reservation benefits equitably.

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Haryana govt sanctions Rs 192 cr for education

Chandigarh: The Haryana government has earmarked a sum of Rs 192.18 crore for various educational schemes—launched for the students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes-A and families living below poverty line—during the current financial year.

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From homemakers to decision makers

Collectives in Bihar are slowly transforming the social role of women to leading their families as men migrate for work Madhubani,

Madhubani, Bihar: Arhuliya Devi remembers a time when she could barely sleep because of stress. A petite woman with a weather-worn face, she tightens her red scarf around her hair and shudders at the memory.

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Punjab Govt Would Continue Subsidies: Sukhbir

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the SAD-BJP government would continue with subsidies until the economy of debt-ridden farm community, industry suffering due to "biased" attitude of the Centre and common people reeling under inflation is put back on track.

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