Gone are the days wherein people walked for miles to get their basic education. Gone are the days wherein people sat under the public street lights to prepare for their exams. In the present generation, every house is provided with electric supply. Roadways and transportation facilities have improved to an extent wherein most of the rural localities are somehow connected to the cities. India is a developing nation, and we see changes and developments taking place in various fields. But why are there no changes made in the reservation policy?
Caste based reservation has been made in various fields such as education, profession, politics, etc. Most of the talented students, employees and common people are denied from what they truly deserve. Lots of injustice is caused to the most deserving candidates due to caste reservations.
I completed my PUC with 91% and had a CET rank of 5535. I wished to do engineering in the field of Electronics and Communication (EnC) in one of the reputed colleges in Mangaluru. But I ended up getting a seat for Electrical and Electronics Engineering in the same college, while one of my friends having 10,000 odd rank got a seat for EnC in the same college due to her caste reservation. Both of us belong to the same caste. Since my mother works in an government organization, I was put under general merit. My question is – does a person’s abilities and talent depend on his/her parent’s income, caste and the place they belong to? If not, then why are the seats in various institutions categorized based on caste and rural quota? When each one of us answer the same question paper and are given ranks based on our performance; the seats must also be allotted purely based on our ranks and not on our financial or caste status.
The age limit for answering civil service exams likes UPSC, IAS, IPS, etc. for people coming under general merit is 32 years while that for OBC ( other backward communities) is extended to 35 years. How are the people from OBC different from those belonging to the general category?
Recently, I happened to know from a person that promotions in various government organizations is also not purely based on an employee’s progress. Instead, caste plays an important role in prioritizing candidates for promotions.
Most of us tolerate such injustice from a long time. In fact, I never took this matter seriously before. But when I came across the fact that most of the government organizations follow caste reservation policy for job recruitment and promotions, I realized that this government policy requires a major correction else most of the deserving candidates will be deprived from what they truly deserve. Let’s try our level best to raise our voice against this and strive to BRING AN END TO CASTE BASED RESERVATION.