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Is it time to say no for Reservation?

Recently, government announced it's plans to amend the Constitution to enable reservations in promotions in government jobs. As usual those who are against it say promotion should be based on merit and that SC and ST candidates are having more than enough privileges, while those who are for it cite some isolated incidents of harijans being mistreated  and argue that there is still a lot to be done for their upliftment.

My personal opinion is that reservation at any level is not good. Effort should be made to give the same quality of education to backward junta as the city bred students have access to. But I know that it is impractical in India considering the motivation level of most government employed teachers.

We have to remember that the purpose of reservation is to mould our society into an ideal society where reservation is not required. But with the present reservation system one can never be sure about when to stop it(the reservation system). So I have this idea where every SC and ST candidate has the oppurtunity to use the benefits of reservation limited number of times (say two times) and his succesors will not have access to these benefits if he has used all his oppurtunities. If one doesn't use all his oppurtunities, they can be passed on to his successors. In this way every person from backward caste can use the benefits of reservation and at the same time the reservation policy fades away slowly. I strongly feel that this system will help us remove reservation system and at the same time help in uplifting the quality of harijan's life.

I am not sure about the practicality of my idea.But I am looking forward to your take on reservation system and your ideas on how to eliminate the necessity of reservation system.

P.S. I myself am benefactor of reservation system and therefore I am not speaking out of malice or prejudice towards backward caste people.


  1. Dear Aditya,
    Its been a pleasure reading your blog(U cud've mentioned tht u were writing a blog still angry on u tht u made me realize nw)

  2. Firstly its an open fact that reservation system should be eliminated in India(but actually you see some set of people wont let that happen even though it can be stringently done... they are many issues tied up with it like.....Politics and so on).Though the mindset of Indians is on a verge of a huge change in this context,they are yet to cross the LINE.....
    Secondly you've tried to put your idea...but mind you... if you take that to the level of implementation I am sure they would be a poignant rise in the crime rate(People would even kill each other for such things...because in a country like ours where people would have a mini war in the local areas for petty issues ...imagine a situation where there is a tie between two sons...and its a life or death situation none would want to be a loser!!)

    1. Thanks for your opinion Paul. Yeah, I haven't seen the loopholes at the implementation level. Thanks for pointing that out. But something has to be done so that reservation doesn't go for 60 more years.

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  4. Dear Aditya,
    Let me tell you what might happen, if that plan(with chance of 0.001 in a million times) is implemented, then as soon as the two chances are over that bill will be forcibly(more like unanimously) taken down, and govt will try to cash that fact for supporting.They point their finger at constitution, while completely forgetting what the person, who wrote it, mentioned about that.

    1. What I meant to say is that actions should be taken to gradually decrease the reservation, so increasing the reservation will be defeating the purpose. As Paul pointed out there are some glaring loop-holes in my plan.So some modified bill has to be passed and it should be me made clear that no bill has to be passed which will increase the reservation at any cost.


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