Reservation Policy in India

Article for Blog Post Writing Competition 2011 | by Shivendra Singh Rana


April 26th, 20116:09 pm


The word reservation stands for the act of reserving or keeping back or withholding from disclosure from normal crowd apart from the beneficiaries.

In this blog we are talking about the policy of reservation of seats in the Educational Institutes , Judiciary or Higher Civil Services , Politics , etc. for the relatively backward considered communities , today popularly and proudly known as OBC/SC/STs .

Reservation was introduced to bring an equality in between the Upper , Middle and Lower class societies by upgrading the standard of Living , Literacy and Posts of Lower and Backward considered classes .

Let us start the discussion from the very basic i.e. Education. Almost all the Educational Institutes provide reservations to the backward and scheduled classes of the society in the form of seat allotment and financial aids.

In our most prestigious institutes like IITs , 27% , 15% and 7.5% of the total seats are reserved for OBC , SC and STs .

Where one student who is meritorious but didn’t get a seat due to some backward class student who didn’t even study well enough to deserve it. It causes two evils , one is that the meritorious student fails and his career that could have been much better , degrades and secondly our society which deserved a better engineer is replaced by an Idiot MORON.

You yourself can judge what harm is done. One who deserved that seat , who could have been a good engineer today is might be a Fruit seller and who does not even the ABCD of engineering is Hired to build the nation.

After this phase of life , when a person enters the earning world , then also he is cursed by reservation if he belongs to General category and blessed by reservation if he is an OBC/SC/ST.

For ex :- In our very own Higher Civil Services , 27.5% , 15% and 7.5% of the seats are reserved for OBC , SC and STs respectively. Higher Civil Services require high presence of mind ,and sharp minds , whereas in our competitive exams the cut-off for General Category is 60% of marks and that of OBC , SC , STs are about 30%. They just have to secure half the marks of a General category person and they clarify the exam.

Same evils are produced again i.e. career of meritorious person degrades and the society has to be run by an Idiot who was not even able to clarify the entrance without QUOTA.

In brief we can say that Quota system which was introduced to bring EQUALITY , is now creating differences . Also , it is Laming the backward classes because they take it for granted that education and jobs are already being fixed for them and they will surely get it . They don’t study , they don’t work hard , they don’t deserve what is being reserved for them .

I have a question in my mind , which you people have to comment on :-

Government says everybody is equal for them , then why the hell it provides extra facilities to OBC/SC/STs ?And on the contrary side if government says OBC/SC/STs are below the standard classes , then why the Generals are forced to treat them as equals?

Else , if government says that OBC/SC/STs are under privileged , they are poor , etc , then may I ask that does only OBC/SC/ST people are poor ?What about General Category poor people ? And what about the wealthy OBC/SC/STs families , why are they offered Quota ??

The other thing I want to say is if the reservation benefit is provided to a beneficiary ,then he becomes almost equal to all others. Then why he is provided Quota for rest of his life in all issues?

For ex :- if a person is admitted to IIT on basis of reservation , then why he gets scholarship also?

On the other hand , if a person is selected for a job (ex civil service) on basis of reservation , after that for all his life he gets promotion over the other candidates?

What I wanted to say is that once they have been benefitted then they should not be given preferences all the time on the cost of other persons.

I also want to know that why government thinks that only OBC/SC/STs are needy? Aren’t the General Caste poor people in need of help?

OBC/SC/STs  get food commodities , accommodation ,etc for relatively very cheap prices , then may I know why this discrimination is done in between the poor people?

I will feel my goal to be achieved, if you people got my point . Please share your views and comment on it.

Now , I will suggest some points to abolish this menace from the society::

Firstly, all types of Quotas should be abolished.

Secondly, for all poor families or Below Poverty Line families education should be free of cost at least till intermediate (12th).

Our government spends only 2% of GDP on educational sector that should be increased in order to facilitate education to poor people.

Thirdly, instead of reserving the seats in Educational Institutions , it can provide scholarships or full economical aid to OBC/SC/STs ,that could be a better option.

Fourthly, fix a small amount of percentage profit o higher income earning people , that can be used for economical aids.

Fifthly, in my opinion job reservations should completely be removed because services to the country should be on the basis of quality and ability and not on the basis of caste , in order to provide the best services to the nation.

In last I want to conclude that quota system is a bug to our society as it is creating differences and rebellion or hatred feeling in Generals against OBC/SC/STs  and government too.

This was proved in the very beginning , when the Reservation was added to the constitution, because the people were not satisfied with this as proved by their demonstrations and strikes . Since it was violating the “Righht to Equality” which says no person in the country shall be judged on the basis of his caste , colour,  sex or race. But reservation violated this rule and forced the Indian government to change this fundamental law.

So our government should create some measures by that this whole story of RESERVATION can be justified to all.

“THE REAL JOY OF GETTING A WISH FULFILLED,

IS IN ACHIEVING IT BY HARD WORK,

RATHER THAN BEGGING IT IN ALMS”……

Article by-

Shivendra Singh Rana

Student, B.Tech (Automotive Design Engineer)

University Of Petroleum And Energy Studies, Dehradun

[Submitted as an entry for the Mightylaws.in Blog Post Writing Competition,2011]

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