Controversy on Reservation-policy again

Kashmir Times. Dated: 2/13/2020 2:41:26 PM

Dear Editor,
It refers to controversy created on Supreme Court verdict dated 11.02.2020 on Reservation-policy wherein demand has been made for legislation to ensure reservation in promotion also.
Complete policy of Reservation is in itself a big failure when it could not homogeneously mix people of reserved-categories in the society in stipulated 15 years initially fixed by constitution-makers and now for about seven decades after independence. In present era, policy of reservation is itself responsible for alienating persons of reserved categories from normal society by making them identified separately.
If reservation is to be continued indefinitely, all reserved categories like SC, ST or OBC should be merged into one single category with an annual review of progress or benefits made by different casts/tribes by virtue of Reservation. Communities with maximum postings or admissions may be deleted from reserved categories by taking these as creamy layers, leaving opportunities for reservation for really deserving backward categories. Also since backwardness in reserved categories is due to their generally having large families, benefits of reservations may be reserved for persons or families with upto two children only. Present system makes professional politicians (and their family-members) from reserved categories enjoy fruits of reservation-policy despite their being ultra rich and influential in politics and society.
Reservation to cast-based categories should also be provided only for families having annual income less than rupees eight lakhs, agricultural land less than 5 acres, residences less than 1000 square-feet and residential plot less than 100 square yards in notified municipal area and 200 square yards in non-notified municipal area.
—Madhu Agrawal,
1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk, Delhi.



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