Reservation issue is just to get a Vote Bank?
Our preamble of the Indian Constitution says that India is “Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic and Republic” then how can the caste system prevail. Reservation in India is a form of affirmative action designed to improve the well-being of backward and under-represented communities defined primarily by their ‘caste’. Reservation was actually started to improve the life of backward classes mainly Scheduled caste and Scheduled Tribe through an amendment in 1951 for ten years only but subsequently extended for another ten years since then. Not only was this but subsequently it extended to the OBC after Mandal.
The initial condition of reservation was acceptable since at the time of independence these SC/ST communities were weaker and exploited, but after so many years of Independence the same criteria of cast does not make sense. This cannot be denied that most people in India are from backward classes. These people have got so many privileges in the past that they are capable enough to survive, exceed and excel.
Reservation also means indirectly the candidates are not suitable for the requirement but its just like “hak jamana” over what options they have. By using this option the growth of the country is minimized & quality is reduced.
Reservation is been taken as an issue by the great politicians to fill their vote banks. They give such a greed to these people that the people just think of their welfare and give vote to them.
Reservations have ensured that voters will increasingly vote their caste when they cast their vote. Caste-reservations have created captive vote banks. In fact it can and has been argued that by creating captive vote banks caste-based reservations have hijacked democracy.
Now reservation in promotion – a new vote bank mantra and they justify why reservation in promotion is required. However all their justifications have no base and just for vote bank. Few of their justification our so called politicians claim.
Many officers are not honest in their assessment of SC/ST people will be low graded and they see that no SC/ST people will be elevated to top post”, Corruptions are more where SC/ST representation is less”, “Where SC/ST people are enjoying work atmosphere there is a best output and the results”, etc all. However, I don’t agree with one of the justifications they do, it’s all for political parties own benefit.
Recently Reservation in Govt. jobs Promotions bill was introduced for SC/ST people. This is another example of third class politics to divide people based upon caste. Where certain people are given benefits based upon caste not their economic conditions.
Rather that doing something better like providing quality education or building infrastructure they are bullying on these backward tactics of “Divide and rule”. .It is ridiculous that the political parties involved in exploiting catechism in the reservation scheme.
Category as per Government of India
Reservation Percentage for each Category as per Government of India
Other Backward Class (OBC)
Scheduled Castes (SC)
Scheduled Tribes (ST)
Physically Disabled (PD)
Total Reservation Percentage 52.5%
Finally, our politicians should stop this dirty game and provide best school, hospitals, roads, water and electricity. Instead of reservation – provide scholarships, special coaching and try to raise the standard instead of playing hatred politics. We should understand all these reservation system is not really helping people who suppose to get the real benefit, rather became an instrument for vote bank on the name of caste. We all are experienced our politicians vote politics and dividing people on the name of caste and religion for the own benefit. So, time to think and vote for development, not caste.
Just think for a moment respect comes from work, not from reservation. Getting something on reservation will make people more inferior and non-competitive.
Let us know your opinion reservation is good or bad.