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


Today Moily Committee has recommended, and defined, staggered implementation of quota system depending on each institution’s capacity to upgrade.

NEW DELHI, October 10: To ensure that the 27% OBC quota doesn’t come at one go and, thereby, undermine standards and infrastructure in institutions of higher education, the Veerappa Moily Committee has recommended, and defined, staggered implementation depending on each institution’s capacity to upgrade.

As per its roadmap, all Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the Indian Institute of Science will implement 9% quotas each year beginning 2007-8 and ending 2009-2010 to reach the goal of 27%. In other words, the capacity expansion each year will be 18% (9% for OBCs and 9% for general).

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 will try 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, give the benefit for particular segment of society for their own vote bank this is 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, government is dividing the society and it 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 the idea 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. Not even today government is ready to do survey to find out exactly how many people belong to OBC /SC/ST. Every one knows since the implementation of this quote system based on Mandal commission, 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 or backward class. 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 they 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.

 

At present government doesn’t have any proper monitoring system to see and check, who is taking the advantage of this quota system? Whether this quota is really going to benefit OBS/SC/ST or its benefiting people with money and power? I still remember that in June or July 2006 there was program on TV showing how people of upper caste in Punjab are busy in making false certificate of OBS/SC/ST so that they can get use this biased quota system to 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, it is happening now, it has happened in past where people took the advantage of this system and today they are working in some big government sector 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 their caste, religion and colour. People who really need this sort of help from government will not be getting any benefit from this quota system.

 

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 and religion. 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 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 their caste and religion, 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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15 Comments

  1. Wow Eka, it sounds like the Indian government is taking a page from the liberal American playbook. All under the guise of helping the ‘downtrodden’ and ‘disadvantaged’ but really to gain popularity and votes as you say. The unfortunate fall out from this type of approach is that all it does is lower the bar for everyone in order that everyone can compete. Which creates less challenge and less curiosity on the part of students. It’s an effort in my opinion to make everyone the same (and falsely equal)and ultimately to dumb down the populace. People learn from challenges and having to try harder to reach the goal, not by having it handed to them.
    In reality any person resents charity, they want only the tools to do for themselves and surprisingly when you do that, they do and more.
    WC

  2. It’sn’t the quota per se that’s creating the problem. But the way it’s being allocated and what end it’s supposedly aimed to achieve that are creating confusion. The disadvantaged need a helping hand, not doubt. When and how do you offer that is where it’s all going wrong.

  3. It is nothing but politics. The successive governments in India after independence have had no interest in improving the condition of the downtrodden. If they had, India would have become a 100% literate country by now. (Oh sorry, if people are educated most of our politicians will become jobless.)

    There is no point in reserving seats for the downtrodden when they are denied basic education by the same government. If the government is interested in improving the condition of the downtrodden in India, they should provide free and compulsory primary education. They should reduce the school dropouts.

    By the way to whom are we saying all this? So many before us have discussed this, so many are discussing it now, so many will discuss it in future. Let us continue the discussion.

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  5. ALL Reserved seats will be cornered by people who do not need them to begin with – CREAMY LAYER.

    Can ANYONE explain why daughter of K R Narayanan – ex-President of INDIA (from one of the castes eligible for reservations) needs reservations?

    Its a shame – When Britishers came, some jokers sold of india to them, it took 200 years to get rid of them. NOW – The cheap Politicians are repeating the same mistakes.

  6. @Pradeep
    As you said “The disadvantaged need a helping hand, not doubt. When and how do you offer that is where it’s all going wrong” I totally agree with you, but current system is not going to help disadvantage people, its only going to help people with money and power. We need quota system to help out poor people, backward people but its should be based on entirely on economical basis. Quota on caste system has never worked and will never work in future as far as I am concerned.

  7. @Apun Ka Desh

    very well said mate ..

    “Its a shame – When Britishers came, some jokers sold of india to them, it took 200 years to get rid of them. NOW – The cheap Politicians are repeating the same mistakes”

  8. @dropout

    Well you correct mate we had discussed in past, we are discussing in present with this hope that our dicussion will bring some thing good for future. We as citizen of country atleast doing our bit me, you and many other who are sharing their views by this channel atleast we are doing our job and duty as citizen of country. If we dont discuss or raise important issues then take my word our corrupt politicians will make Inda hell one day.

  9. @writechick,

    Yeah thats correct Indian politician are doing same similar to US has done long time back, but in India its only a game of politics (Vote Bank). If they were really concerend about people of India they should have done it on economic basis not on caste basis. I am not against of helping disadvantage people of India, but assuminng that only one caste or segment of society is poor or need help is rubbish. India need some sort of system to help many poor people. Government should be thinking for all Indians not just one caste or tribe its is discrimination.

  10. A game of politics. Whatever happened to the merit system?

  11. @Slim

    Correct! For the sake of Votes…Corrupt Politicians

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  13. The Illinois Institute of Technology USA has recently agreed to offer four-year scholarships to all low-income Chicago Public School students who meet the school’s rigorous admission standards. In addition to having a household family income under $40,000, students must measure up to the standards achieved by IIT’s freshman class: a 3.88 grade-point average on a four-point scale; a 1286 SAT, and 28 on the ACT. That is IIT USA. In India, let us not talk about it. In India it looks like only BITS Pilani is talking of merit while all others are talking politics and religion.

  14. I wud say.. first give education at grass root level… automatically things iwll fall into places…
    No reservation in professional courses pls.. just on merit!! this can’t happen bcoz this means loss of donations to the management (which consists of many MPs)…
    so i wud say it is more of politics…

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