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Affirmative Action

A series of policies a government or organization pursues to help a given demographic group, especially a historical minority, in work and/or education. Affirmative action may be mild; for example, race may be one of a number of factors a university considers when deciding admission. On the other hand, it may impose stringent requirements; for example, a government may oblige companies to abide by gender quotas when hiring.

Affirmative action as a policy is quite controversial. Proponents argue it helps engender equality among groups in society. Critics contend it does (or at least can) reward less qualified persons at the expense of more qualified persons.

The term "affirmative action" is predominantly American. The concept is called positive discrimination in the United Kingdom, employment equity in Canada and reservation in India.

reservation

The retention of some right by the grantor in a deed. Grantors may reserve a life estate, the mineral interests, or a right-of-way across the property, for example. Reservations appear in the reddendum clause of a deed.

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"Reservation is a constitutional right and this right was the result of the Poona Pact between Mahatma Gandhi and Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Therefore, the speaker had to resort to media statements to make the party members aware about his reservations, he added.
The DENR is looking at declaring more mineral reservations in response to recent audit findings that found that the government did not collect P2.7 billion from mining activities.
He remarked, 'We have reservations with Dr Askari as he is very vocal against PML-N.'
For questions or to make a reservation, contact RLC's Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321 ext.
This pre-sale reservation program is available until February 28, and customers who sign up and purchase or lease the 2019 QX50 by May 31 are eligible to receive gifts.
In Andhra Pradesh, BCs (A, B, C, D categories) have 25 per cent reservations. There is a 4 per cent reservation for BC (E) which is for backward Muslim communities.
Earlier, speaking in the House, Reddy called the bill unconstitutional and said that the matter related to the existing 4 per cent reservations was pending before the Supreme Court.
Tatilsepeti.com research indicates that 600,000 early reservations will be able to save vacationers a total of TL 650 million in the summer of 2013.
First, management must establish a system that allows people taking reservations to know exactly how many tables can be reserved for the day.
For reservations call: 212.486-7745; email: pwcusa1@aol.com; website www.pwcusa.org.
Air Canada seals the deal with ITA Software for internal passenger reservations system.