The Quota System

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 Dr. Vishaal Bhat 0 Comments

THE government may not have realized that an anti-reservation agitation would come up as a great problem, when it decided to increase the reservation. The protests found its roots in Delhi and have spread far and wide beyond the expectation of the government. However, as expected, since there is protest against having reservation in institutions of higher education, there is support for reservation.

The caste system would have been long forgotten, provided there is no such reservation system. Needless to say, it has created some barriers, which will act as hurdles in the development of the nation. It need not be mentioned that a certificate of caste could be easily available, if one is willing to pay a bribe for it, as it is a well-known thing. So it is crystal clear that the rich, whether in general or Scheduled Tribes or Scheduled Castes or Other Backward Castes category, would be benefited the most from this system.

What is more evident is the difference is not in the caste, but between the rich and the poor.