Category: Opinions & Editorials

Resolve creamy layer issue for UPSC candidates or face stir: OBC panel

July 17,2016:The Times of India With hundreds of OBCs declared ineligible for job reservations after clearing the UPSC-run civil services, the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) has urged the Centre to rectify the situation, warning that it can provoke agitation among the Mandalites. Sending a missive to the government complaining about the flawed implementation…

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Resolve creamy layer issue for UPSC candidates or face stir: OBC panel

July 17,2016:The Times of India With hundreds of OBCs declared ineligible for job reservations after clearing the UPSC-run civil services, the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) has urged the Centre to rectify the situation, warning that it can provoke agitation among the Mandalites. Sending a missive to the government complaining about the flawed implementation…

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Jobs not quotas: Expanding quotas will not address frustrations arising from jobless growth

May 2, 2016:The Times of India Gujarat’s announcement of a 10% quota for economically backward classes in education and government jobs represents a misdiagnosis of a pressing problem. The proposal is bound to be challenged legally as aggregate quotas will overshoot the permitted 50% mark. Moreover the agitating Patels, who the announcement sought to pacify,…

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No time for caste reservations:Surjit S. Bhalla

The Indian Express: November 21, 2015The Bihar election is over. The BJP has lost. Almost miraculously, the resignations have stopped and discussions about “India, the Intolerant¶ have gone into reverse. Was it really all about the election? In a perceptive article in another newspaper, Baijayant “Jay¶ Panda, MP from Odisha, observed that there seemed to…

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A better design for social justice: Tarunabh Khaitan

September 9, 2015:The Indian ExpressWe are back to debating reservations. The argument in favour of affirmative action — for groups that suffer substantial, pervasive and abiding forms of disadvantage — is compelling. Such disadvantage is self-perpetuating. Given the mechanics of social power and its translatability into political, cultural and economic power, external intervention is essential…

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