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January 14, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Social Science, Political Science, Civics
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PROVISIONS TO COMBAT DISCRIMINATION The Indian constitution gives right to equality before the law to all the persons (Article 14 )

The Indian constitution prohibits discrimination on the grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex and place of birth. (Article 15 )

While providing equality of opportunity for all citizens (Article 16 )

*CASTE BASED In central government funded higher education institutions, 22.5%of available seats are reserved

for scheduled caste (Dalit) and Scheduled Tribe (Adivasi) students (15%) SC-13%, ST-7% NT-8%, DT/VJ – 3%, OBC-19%.

FOR SCS AND STS The constitution laid down 15% and 7.5% of vacancies to

government aided educational institutes and for jobs in the government / public sector

In AIIMS 14% of seats are reserved for SCs 8% for STs In addition

SC/ST students with only 50% scores are eligible.

This ratio is followed even in parliament and all elections where few constituencies are earmarked for those from certain communities.

In a few states like Tamil Nadu the percentage of reservation is

18% for SCs and 1% for STs. In Andhra Pradesh 25% of educational institutes and government jobs for BCs 15% for SCs 6% for STs



73rd and 74th constitutional amendments

(1992) give 33% representation to women in panchayats and nagar palikas


headship to women in these bodies at the

village block and district levels in rural areas and

in towns and cities.


of seats are reserved for females in many



Tamil Nadu government has allotted 3.5% of

seats each to Muslims and Christians



Pradesh 4% reservations for Muslims.

public services commission has a quota of

12% for Muslims.


minority status educational institutes

also have 50% reservation for their particular religious.

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