“THE SOLUTION TO SUCCESS IS CULTIVATION,
BUT NOW IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY RESERVATION.”
Reservation means giving special advantages or relaxation to a particular caste of people. The main aim of reservation is upliftment of weaker section of the society. This practice has been followed in India since the time when Dr. B.R.Ambedkar made reservation legal.
Today, reservation has taken an opposite path for itself. Politicians are using reservation as a tool for vote bank. ‘In the recent case of Jaat Arakshan’, the situation was such that, a great amount of public property was damaged. Moreover, many innocent lives were taken. if politicians really cared about the weaker section then a curfew would have been put in the areas affected, but as they wanted to use this section of society as their vote bank so only very nominal steps were taken and at the end reservation was provided to that section of society which does not deserve it.
Reservation is basically for the weaker section and not for the stronger one. Last year the IAS topper was a girl who initially stood at second position but after claiming SC/ST quota she became topper and the boy who initially was first was the son of a rickshaw puller, he deserved that name and fame which that girl took away though she belonged to upper middle class family.
The concept of reservation was started for that group of people who had a very less population in their caste but gradually they developed the number of population and they do not deserve that reservation now. Not only this, after the case of ‘Sir O.P Singh’, the reservation has been made more than 50% and that is also the biggest loop hole in this practice.
If the government was genuinely making reservation for the society then the reservation must have been made for the Below Poverty Line (BPLs) and not for the ones who already have a developed population for them, well earning family and a good background. Another instance for the quota system is in the job of Police officers, IS etc. Here if two people have scored same marks then the preference would be given to the one who has the government job background. That means that son and daughter (irrespective of the fact that they are eligible or not), gets the job over the general category.
So the conclusion is if reservation was for the benefit of this country then the genuineness in it could be easily made out but here only flaws are visible. No case of genuinely deserving person can be made out today but a rich SC/ST who drive the most expensive car can get admission in top colleges only on 60% marks whereas a general category person has to drop an year at even 95% marks.
“IT WAS TO PROVIDE BENFIT TO SC, ST N OBC,
BUT IT SEEMS THAT GENRAL CATEGORY IS ACTUALLY IN NEED OF RESERVATION TODAY”
– Divya Rao
6M, BBA LLB