Reservation: A game of Politics or A need of India?


Reservation: A game of Politics or A need of
India?

Our government has recently announced plans for increasing the reservation or quote system from 27% to 49.5%. As per government note this reservation or quota system is essential and its only and main purpose is to increase the social diversity in campuses and work places by lowering the entry criteria for certain identifiable groups who are grossly under-represented in proportion to their numbers in general population. In short, its corrective measure by the government, to give justice and equal opportunity to backward class.

 

As citizen of
India I would love to see when government is trying to give equal right and equal opportunity to every citizen. While implementing this quota system, government is not doing justice with every citizen of
India, what government is trying to do, total injustice.

 

We need quota system if it’s based on economical basis, not on caste basis. Even our constitution says, No one in
India is allowed to discriminate any body on basis, race, gender, sex or on caste. By implementing the quota system, on basis of caste is termed as racial discrimination.

 

In 1979 when Mandal commission was setup, to asses the situation of socially backward and economically backward class people, commission didn’t have any records of  OBC, so commission used the 1930 data, came up with that in India almost 52% people are from OBC. So till today all the quota system is based on this report, which is made of data of 1930 census. Since then not a single government has tried to asses the situation again. Since the implementation of quote system, many communities have been benefited and now they are cream layers of our society.

 

So my question is when these cream layers of OBC /SC/ST are not any more socially or economically backward, why they still get the benefit of quote system?

 

Even government knows very clearly that, this quota system is only going to benefit the economically sound people of lower caste. If we look on some of the studies, it clearly says that the OBC class is quite comparable with the general caste in terms of annual per capita consumption. 

By implementing this quota system on caste basis, government is running away from its main duty that is giving these OBC /SC/ ST people their basic rights. These people need proper infrastructure to raise them selves, so that can perform equally with others citizen of this country. What is the use of reservation in IIM or IIT, when person from this community don’t even have access to the proper school in his village or in town? I know many villages and town, which don’t even have proper government school or public schools. Government should put more efforts in building basic infrastructure for these backward classes; give them proper education so that can compete any where in world not just in
India.

 

Government doesn’t have proper monitoring system to see, who is taking the advantage of this quota system. I remember that in June or July there was program on TV showing how people of upper caste in
Punjab are making false certificate of OBS/SC/ST so that they can get job and education.

 

So who is benefiting from this quota system? People with money and power. Every one knows that you can get the certificate of OBC/SC/ST from your local authority, if you pay some bribe, and it is happening, it has happened in past people took the advantage of this and take my word it will happen in future again, as government doesn’t have any proper monitoring service.

 

So in short the current approach from quota system is not going to help all those people who are leading very pathetic life in
India, irrespective of caste.

 

If government really wants to do some thing for these people, then she should provide proper primary education system first to every citizen who is leading pathetic life irrespective of caste. Give them proper and full scholarship, motivate them to go to school, reduced the drop out from school.

 

It just a shame that some our Ministers, are talking of quota system for these people just to raise their vote bank. We need reservation on grounds of economics, not on caste system. We need proper infrastructure which government has promised us. We need proper primary education for these poor people.

 

I would welcome any government move to support every citizen of this Great India irrespective caste, to make their life and their children life better for tomorrow.

 

Please don’t divide this country on caste system; we had enough of caste system in
India.

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