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Clamor for more quota / reservation for education / employment on the basis of religion / community will never stop in India until income is considered the sole criteria for this. That way the benefits will go to the entire cross section of the population on an equitable basis. Your views?

Asked by Good Citizen, 01 Apr '10 12:59 pm
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You have touched upon a very sensitive issue by name Caste based reservaaion. As you are already aware, the caste based system of reservation introduced for the limited period of 10 years has since been extended successively to remain on our Constitution till the end of the Universe. Naturally, as caste and caste based fservation in education and employment is the most powerful tool in "Vote Bank politics" and all the politicians, cutting across ideological predilections,are aware of this fact. What I mean to say is that, caste-based reservation for education, employment and promotion has come to stay here for EVER !! And who reaps the benefit of the existing caste based reservation policy?..the urban dwelling elite SC/ST/OBC groups who are the third generation beneficieries of this syatem...imagine the benefit pocketed by the descendents of persons for three generations consecutively.Why these people are reluctant to do away with the benefit once it is enjoyed by one generation? why d ...more
Answered by thampy chacko, 01 Apr '10 02:49 pm

 
  
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Everybody agrees with the above view whereas the politicians think otherwise for their own survival game. They seem to think that if people are happy, the present bunch of politicians and their party would cease to exist. I do not see an end to the present system of quota and reservation for another million years. The only alternative left is to increase the number of educational institutions to the level of market demand. If you could bridge the supply and demand gap as far as education is concerned, the problem could be solved to that extent. That is a tall order since we cannot ignore the powerful interests of certain vested interest groups who want the situation of scarcity to continue so that their business interests are not adversely affected. After all, education has undergone a sea change and now it is more commercialized than ever before.
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 01 Apr '10 01:24 pm

 
  
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Who is to bell the cat as politicians are interested only in vote banks at the cost of young Indians
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 01 Apr '10 04:12 pm

 
  
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