In this competitive age for India to stride ahead, it is time to do away with the skewed policy of reservations for jobs and in electoral politics as well. Admissions to all professional colleges has to be also strictly on merit.
The Constitution of India provides for the Fundamental Right to Equality, without discrimination on the grounds of sex, caste, creed or religion. The very concept of reservations is all about vote bank politics.
It is appalling at how plagued we have become by a sheer sense of illogicality. The government can financially help the economically backward in pursuit of further education so that they compete with the mainstream. On one hand the law provides for equality and on the other hand there is a policy of reservation, which by its very genesis is a favour. Equality doesn’t brook favours. After 73 years of Independence the golden rule now has to be to aim to get the best qualified person for every position – irrespective of sex, caste, creed or religion.