What do you feel about reservations in jobs for low casts ?

@mansha (6301)
India
May 29, 2008 4:35pm CST
Read this news of agitation of gujjars in India http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080050861 I feel if there has to be reservations, there should be for education based on income of the family. May be scholarships can be increased for desrving candidates based on exams and make the exam passing percentage lower for poor classes. But they should be made to work hard to achieve degrees and promotions like anyother workers ina company or organisation. All sorts of reserve categories should be banned. What is your opinion on this.
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@balasri (26549)
• India
15 Mar 09
Reservation is very important to the uplifting of the lower castes.But how long?Our Government keep uplifting them for the past 60 years.Have they succeeded.and if not why and how long they are going to do it .We all have to remember the quality of the jobs are at stake by reservation and quality is very important for a developing country.
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@mansha (6301)
• India
15 Mar 09
I am sure now with the amount of people demanding reservations , we will need a reservation categor for talented people too.
@balasri (26549)
• India
16 Mar 09
You have hit the nail right on the head.The forward and talented need reservation now.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
30 May 08
Hello Mansha, I live in the USA, so I readily admit that I am not 'up to speed' on the issue of the 'Gujjar' issue. Though, if I am correct, this has much to do with the fairly recent official denunciation of the 'cast system', and the resulting socio-economic disparity that continues to exist??? Is that correct? I'm sure that all in your country knew that the demise of the cast system would bring with it great turmoil. Though, it seems to have been the right thing to do, at least from my 'outsider's' perspective. Though I believe it would be unrealistic to expect that it will take any less than two generations to erradicate the societal shadow of cast perceptions. What you have written in your post sounded like the USA equivalent of 'Affirmative Action'. Though, the referenced article seemed to focus more on the incident, rather than its causes. I would be interested in hearing your perspective of just what was meant by: "Their message was clear and their livelihood was on the line."
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