Before i start writing, i should mention that the whole inspiration for writing this post has come from an announcement made in Delhi Metro that “Male passengers are requested not to sit on the seats reserved for ladies”. It is one step ahead actually. Earlier they used to announce that “Please vacate seats for Ladies, senior citizens and physically challenged”. Now this one. What irritates me the most is the contrast between the thought being created that women are not the weaker sex, they can do everything blah blah blah and such announcements. In Delhi, in buses also all the seats on left side are reserved for ladies and oh yes they are sitting on some seats on right side too and NO you can’t ask them to get up. Is there an explanation that how all of this bullshit fits under one cover ? One on side the whole media, women organizations and x y z are hell bent on proving that women are not the weaker sex and on the other side women need reserved seats in buses, metros and where not ? And after getting into the bus or metro, the way they ask for the seat is just awesome as if it was their Dad’s property. Bullshit ! Either they should accept that yes women are the weaker sex or they shouldn’t ask for reservations !
BTW ladies what is your say about this ?
Reservations have already screwed up all the admission criterion’s, now comes another blow. They are again lowering the cut offs for SC/ST candidates.
I just don’t understand what is wrong with the decision makers in India ? As this piece of news reads that earlier when the relaxation was at 40% if last general category student was having scored 5 in maths, 0 in physics and 3 in chemistry, an SC/ST student who had scored up to 40% lower- 3 in maths, 0 in physics and 1.8 in chemistry – was given a seat in the IITs. Now they want to make it 40%. That means if we keep the last general candidate’s marks constant then new limits for SC/ST students would be 2.5 in maths, 0 in physics and 1.5 in chemistry.
Shouldn’t we be ashamed of what is happening in our country ? The whole day we keep on uttering that IITs are the best institutes. So this is what kind of students we are sending to IITs to get the best of education ? There are no standards at all. I have nothing new to say than one of my previous posts.
We are getting nowhere !!!
The reservation issue was again in news in past few months as Gujjars were asking for reservation in Rajasthan. I won’t write whether gujjars were right or wrong in asking for reservation but lets talk about the reservation itself first.
I find this very idea of ‘cast based reservation’ stupid. It was a stupidity in the very first place. First thing you say people from some castes should be given some relaxation in the exams, admissions…whatsoever as they are financially weak and haven’t got access to all the facilities. Now are all the people from those castes same ? NO !
Second thing the people whom you leave in general section ? Are all of them able to provide their children with good education and facilities ? again NO !
So we talk about financial conditions of people but on the basis of their caste. How that is useful ?
Just an example. By now ( as it has been so many years since reservation system was put in place) how much percentage of people on administrative posts (IAS, IPS, PCS etc) has come through reservation system ? (no offenses intended here). May be 20-30% or more or less. Fine ! Now they can give all the facilities to their children but their children will again get admissions using their quota certificates. So what is the use ?
Once i heard that president K R Narayanan’s daughter got admission to IAS in some reserved quota (I have no proof, but there might be hundreds of such cases, if not this one). Now tell me was she really deprived of all the facilities ?
Another point is while admitting people to professional colleges for engineering, medical and other studies is it okay to relax in terms of score they get ? Recently someone on TV gave an example that lets say someone in your family was seriously ill, you took him to hospital. What would you think that a fully qualified doctor should take his case or the one who was not that intelligent but came through reservation ? Obvious answer is the qualified one. Then why reservation at every place ?
Helping poor people reach a standard in their life is not a problem. But it should have been implemented in some other manner like providing financial assistance to the people who were not able to bear the expenses of education. Giving them free books, education and other facilities. That too without saying what caste or class did they belong to.
The saddest part is that now this evil has been installed and its here to stay for always. No government is going to amend these laws as that would mean toppling of the government the very next day.
I have no hopes 🙁