Is caste census a good idea Of Mr.Veerappa Moilee ??
Except a vested political interest, nothing to come out of it. Mandal Commission estimates, which were projections of the 1931 census, posited that 52 per cent of India could be classified as backward caste. Since political battles on the backward caste issue were under the Mandal Commission banner, the benefits to these sections that accrued in terms of reservations in employment and university enrolment were also guided by this statistical understanding. Since then court rulings have accepted the 50 per cent mark as the upper limit for reservations. If a figure lower than this is proposed, those currently enjoying the benefits are likely to be aggrieved, and this can show up in the stance of political parties and various interest groups.
The caste census had been left behind in 1931, when the British were still around, but casteism continues to be a malign presence in Indian life. After the political tremors caused in the late 1980s and the earl ...more
One who dares to say no will be thown out of the system by people becouse they will be abused in verbalyy with some adjective derogatry.