1. No more reservations, government should tell this to reservation-warriors

No more reservations, government should tell this to reservation-warriors

At some point, sooner rather than later, the central government has to realise that postponing the issue of increased caste-based reservation by groups that cannot possibly be considered backward simply isn’t going to work.

By: | Published: August 11, 2017 5:28 AM
devendra fadnavis, maharashtra, maharashtra news,maharashtra reservations, reservation quota Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis (Reuters)

At some point, sooner rather than later, the central government has to realise that postponing the issue of increased caste-based reservation by groups that cannot possibly be considered backward simply isn’t going to work. Earlier this year, in an attempt to quell the bloody Jat agitation for reservations, the state government in Haryana, also led by the BJP, passed a Bill declaring them to be backward classes. This, however, is being challenged in the Punjab and Haryana high court—when the UPA had tried something similar in 2014, this was struck down by the Supreme Court which also spoke of the need to move ‘away from caste-centric definition of backwardness’. When, in 2016, the SC ruled against SC/ST who were trying to claim quotas as a right in government job-promotions, the Centre set up a committee in the department of personnel and training to come up with suggestions on how to retain the quota in promotions.

Given this background of appeasement, it is not surprising that Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis should seek to quell the Maratha agitation by, among others, promising to try and get the Backward Classes Commission to complete its report and submit it to the Bombay High Court at the earliest. While the state can push for the maximum punishment for the dalits accused of raping and murdering a 14-year-old Maratha girl—one of the demands of the agitating Marathas—it is difficult to see how it can possibly accept another demand of scrapping the Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act since that will lead to SC/ST protests. The problem, as Fadnavis knows, is that he simply cannot deliver on reservations for Marathas given how many commissions, going back to Kalelkar in 1955, have rejected this demand. Indeed, when the Congress-NCP government in the state granted a 16% reservation to Marathas just before the 2014 elections in the hope this would help it retain power, it ran into trouble in the Bombay High Court. Like his counterpart in Rajasthan, who demanded this when she sought to provide reservations for Gujjars, it is possible Fadnavis will also ask the Centre to place his Bill under the Ninth Schedule—given how, in IR Coelho, in 2007, SC had ruled Ninth Schedule protection was not sacrosanct, it is not clear how this will fly.

In which case, instead of trying to postpone the problem, prime minister Narendra Modi needs to come up with possible alternatives to address the issue—given how admissions in colleges are more a function of school education than reservation, any solution has to revolve around this. But in order to do that, it has to be made clear to all groups that more reservations are simply not possible.

  1. सालिक
    Aug 12, 2017 at 11:23 pm
    Az per cons ution Reservation system expired. For what d govt waiting
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    1. सालिक
      Aug 12, 2017 at 11:20 pm
      Earlier govt foolishing d Adivasis. If u r talking about cons ution reservation system is only 4 20 yrs. Den hu made d cons ution amendment 2 change dis period.
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      1. सालिक
        Aug 12, 2017 at 11:16 pm
        Terminating those who can't prove their cast is absolutely wrong. If de r adivasis den why ru expecting fr dem d document of early 1950s. Ifde wer so literate why de needreservations.
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        1. सालिक
          Aug 12, 2017 at 11:08 pm
          Make all education free. And debit all expenditure through taxes after getting job private r govt
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          1. सालिक
            Aug 12, 2017 at 11:04 pm
            Band kardoReservation Syatem. JatiyTa badh ri n
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            1. सालिक
              Aug 12, 2017 at 11:03 pm
              बमद कर दो रिजर्वेशन सिस्टम . अब त क के सारें का सर्विस प्रेाटेक्सन. कास्ट सर्टिपिकट तेसासन नेदियेहो.
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                Rich people FrompoorCountry
                Aug 12, 2017 at 9:39 pm
                When Adivasi and Dalit, priest in Hindu temple's, no need anymore reservation.
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                  Prem Ghei
                  Aug 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm
                  Remove this stupid reservation system. WORST POLICIES of Great India
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                    S.R
                    Aug 12, 2017 at 3:38 pm
                    100 attendance needed.
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                      S.R
                      Aug 12, 2017 at 3:37 pm
                      100 Teachers attendance needed.
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                        S.R
                        Aug 12, 2017 at 3:36 pm
                        Open good Schools and 100 teachers in them. Do not transfer these teachers for say 5 years.
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                          Khemraj
                          Aug 12, 2017 at 8:24 am
                          In a society which has treated its own section of people as untouchable and denied education and access to knowledge need to be given relaxation and reservation in the ratio proportion of their population. This will make India a strong nation. Like in a family if all members are educated, knowledgeable if will progress . We can not deny the fact that untouchability is still practiced in many parts of the country. I request every one to think positively keeping in view the national interest.
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                            Anisda
                            Aug 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm
                            No it will make india more incompetent
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                            1. सालिक
                              Aug 12, 2017 at 11:11 pm
                              Some untouchables r also crorepati n taking advantage of reservation systems n restricting the needies to get it
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                              Priya
                              Aug 11, 2017 at 11:27 pm
                              General category students suffer the most.
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                                Lydia
                                Aug 11, 2017 at 11:21 pm
                                Sooner or later, I hope they set their mind in a logically-reasoned direction for the General Category people, especially students!
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                                  jabalpur02@yahoo.co.in
                                  Aug 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm
                                  Like give up subsidy for LPG government can use Adhar for family tree and PAN for financial status. It should be the Marker for reservation no caste based only financial status based reservation has the real solution . Countries progress is first if poor is poor and caste based reservation causes to deprived needy just because of higher caste it's a shame.
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                                    Paban
                                    Aug 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
                                    we now come to see that reservation based on castes are now no longer a solution, but creating more problems, even impacting vital issues. Our popular govt should pay head to this problem and find out solutions acceptable to all and in the interest of Nation. Thus more and no more.
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                                      Ram Deshpande
                                      Aug 11, 2017 at 1:47 pm
                                      It is true that every now and then reservations by all cast are demanded.Sir Dr.BRAmbedkar our our nation's pride has recommended reservations up to 10 years.All that given on the basis of situation at that time. That was a correct step. Since then our so called political leaders took the shelter of reservations every time for getting votes and tilling the country with false secularism.Their intention to give reservation was with buoys mind. They have tried hard and framed policies to bring Poor's Dalits minorities up to the mark. They have fear in mind that if people got educated their seat comes in Denver. Hence they were throwing bread in front of Dalits Poor's and minorities and ensured that they will not come in flow. This they have done for 60 to 64 years. Please cancel all reservations from India now. Give financial assistance while studies all poor people of all cast and creed. Take good measures to bring their lives to standerd. Give time limit for giving financial extension.
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