The caste system in india is the paradigmatic ethnographic example of casteit has origins in ancient india, and was transformed by various ruling elites in medieval, early-modern, and modern india, especially the mughal empire and the british raj it is today the basis of educational and job reservations in india it consists of two different concepts, varna and jati, which may be regarded as. Caste-based reservations have existed in india for more than a century initially introduced by the british to bring equality of opportunity in education, reservation was later extended to other sectors of the development process to overcome the problem of economic inequalities attributed to caste. Time has come to remove the caste based reservations in india reservations based upon the economic strata and the change of the mindset is the key to the betterment and to settle the future of the nation. Current reservation system in india comprises of 75% reservation for people belonging to schedule tribe (st), 15% reservation for people belonging to schedule caste (sc) and 27% for people belonging to other backward caste. “caste-based reservation for the last six decades has left a huge adverse impact on society, since the so-called forward castes like nairs were adversely affected in the field of education and.
In this view, reservations should be based on economic status rather than caste because impoverished students lack access to the resources afforded to wealthier students thus, poverty rather than caste presents a larger barrier to equal opportunity. Learn more about caste based reservation reservation in india is the process of setting aside a certain percentage of seats (vacancies) in government institutions for members of backward and under-represented communities (defined primarily by caste and tribe. The rational is any reservation based on caste is baseless and it wouldn't solve anything every indian citizen should be treated as equal when it comes to opportunities reservations if any should be based on economic conditions. Caste based reservations: its genesis and background in india according to the dharma shastras in hinduism, the society can be divided into four categories based on the birth and occupation of the family, a person is born into.
The move will entitle the community to caste-based reservation benefits in central schemes, a demand they have been raising for long despite being eligible for such benefits in some states such as. Chalam, ks 2007 caste-based reservations and human development in india sage publications india pvt ltd, new delhi the present book by ks chalam attempts to bring together some of the empirical data to present the factual position of caste-based reservations in india. Reservation is one of the most discussed, used, clichéd and flawed word in independent india reservation in india was started in 1950 and by 2000, the parameters of reservation were as many as – caste, religion, physical fitness, gender, sports person, veterans etc.
Caste based reservation prevails in india after 68 years of independence this form of reservation is looked upon as positive discrimination the makers of our constitution included it to protect those who were underprivileged for ages. Caste is the biggest influencer in indian politics and caste-based quotas in education and jobs are seen as an economic entitlement bestowed by the state. Caste-based reservations will do nothing but damage the indian economy eventually how well, for example let's say a person has been provided employment on caste quota basis (and not on the basis. I belong to the general category and i support caste based reservation now as soon as i mention this opinion of mine in a public place, all the anti-reservation activists and pro-merit fundamentalists pounce upon me viewing me as some holier-than-thou devil’s advocate. Reservation and social justice in india:views from the ‘inside’ s n balagangadhara universiteit gent, belgium caste-based reservation and social justice: views from the ‘inside’ introduction one of the strangest things i have heard in india is this: “caste-based reservation is a socially just pol- icy.
Caste based reservation has been brought to uplift underprivileged classes at par with privileged or general ones one important point to note in this regard is that reservation is not an anti-poverty programme. • caste based reservation perpetuates the caste system instead of eliminating it • castes based reservation is anti-national because it creates gaps in society • caste based policies are also anti-secular because they promote differences instead of removing the caste reservation is discriminatory. Caste-based reservation cannot be scrapped, says uma bharti one thing is sure that caste-based reservations cannot be done away with, as our society is caste-ridden since the beginning, the bjp.
And so the cast based reservation system (quota system) should be dissolved too providing reservation to a person on the basis of his caste is no more a suitable criterion for such benefits as financial status has broken these caste bars. First jats in haryana, then patidars aka patels in gujarat, and now the marathas in maharashtra are demanding caste-based reservations maratha rallies throughout maharashtra, remained peaceful, while jat agitation and the patidars protests held the authorities to ransom for over a week. If caste is introduced, the identity of those not performing will unnecessarily come up, which is self-defeating caste-based reservation will hit indian cricket for a six, and leave talent.
The quota system that was supposed to be eliminated after few decades of independence was allowed to be extended over and over again, the most damaging part was the increment of these quotas from 75%-15% during the time of independence to almost 50% currently, in order to lure the voters in the caste based politics. Recommend this story by sidharth shankar and help it reach more people youth ki awaaz is a community of contributors whose stories and perspectives define what matters to today's generation. Reservation is based on caste of the family into which the person is born to get the job under reservation the candidate has to declare his religion and caste atheists who were born into lower caste families, who do not believe in god, religion or caste, will have to declare herself as belonging to lower caste of such and such religion to.
Left, right & centre: congress president sonia gandhi rubbishes the statement made by party leader janardhan dwivedi that caste-based reservations should end and only economic criteria used. Opposing caste-based reservations for the sake of “equality” is disingenuous, since this argument is in denial of the fact that caste-based inequality already exists. Ashwin: caste based reservation is being exploited politically as wellpolitical parties are creating agendas targeting their communities and creating a biased environment this became an instrument to gain votes and create parities among people to form communities of their own and encouraging casteism. So by introducing reservation based on economic conditions we can at least ensure that the importance of ‘caste’ will gradually decline and people won’t care about caste changing caste for getting ‘special consideration’ will be no more a common scene.