Reducing, streamlining Reservations using approvals of poor SC, ST and OBCs and reducing need of Reservation
Aim of reservation is to uplift those sections of the society which has been suppressed for ages and is being suppressed even today. Because if there is too much inequality of communication means, education, jobs and other opportunities due to birth of the person in a particular caste or family, the whole society will suffer and merit will not be there.
However the provision of the reservation was kept in the constitution for a limited time only and to be reviewed after every 10 years or so. This meant that it was expected of the Public servants to make policies which will reduce or even eliminate the need of reservation. But no such policies have been made.
Another fact is that less than 10% of the student age population pass 12th class. So, reservation benefits also do not reach the intended, they reach only the creamy layer of the reserved castes. What is the solution ?
First step to reduce reservation : Reducing Need for Reservation by getting printed appropriate Gazette Notifications for reducing Poverty, improving education and quick and fair trials
Proposed MRCM law-draft will reduce poverty (see chapter 5, 3linelaw.wordpress.com for details). And the changes proposed in education, such as Right to Recall District Education Officer etc. will further reduce gap between education in dalits and upper castes (see chapter 30, 3linelaw.wordpress.com for details). And the laws proposed in religious charities will reduce the discrimination Dalits face in temples (see tinyurl.com/HinduSashakt). Further, it is proposed to end all interviews at the level of initial recruitment in Police, Govt, banks, RBI, SBI, judiciary, Govt lawyer and so forth, and this will also reduce the discrimination Dalits face in recruitment.
Second step to reduce reservation : the system of “dole vs. reservation”
We support an administrative system, called as economic-choice to reduce demand for reservation in poor SC, ST and OBCs.
- Any member of a sub-caste that belongs to ST, SC or OBC can walk to Tahsildar’s office, undergo verification and apply foreconomic-choice, where in
o he shall still retain his SC, ST, OBC status
o he shall receive inflation adjusted Rs 1000 per year, till he cancels economic-choice
o he will be eligible for reservation moment he cancels his economic-choice
o he will be ineligible for reservation till he has economic choice
o the number of reserved seats will decrease by those who opt for economic-choice
o a person will first get seat in his own quota and then general quota ; so if he is in general merit list as well, then he will not get seat in general merit list, but get seat in his own merit list.
o the money shall come from tax on land and nowhere else
- Example: Say India has 100 crores of population of which 14 crores are SC. So if a college has 1000 seats of then 140 are reserved. Now suppose out of these 14 crore SCs, say 6 crore insist on economic-choice then each shall get payment of Rs 100 a month and reservation for SC will go down by 6% i.e. will become about 8%.
Most poor Dalits did not get much benefit from Reservation, and as elitemen in Dalits increased in numbers, the opportunities for poor dalits further reduced. The economic-choice creates a system by which the poor left out dalits can also get some benefit of the reservation as well. Many of them would opt for economic-choice as (opposed to social-choice that reservation offers). This will reduce reservation
Third step to reduce reservation : own-quota first
A person will first get seat in his own quota and then general quota ; so if he is in general merit list as well, then he will not get seat in general merit list, but get seat in his own merit list. So say there are 100 seats of which 14 are reserved for SCs. Now say 1000 students appear for exams of which say 100 are SCs. Now say 3 SCs are in top 100. Then they will get seat in the SC quota and so seats for SCs in their separate merit list will be 11.
So with economic choice, the reservation quota may reduce from 50% to say 10% or even less. Now many SC, ST and OBCs anyway make into the merit list. And so the effective reservation will decrease to even lesser, say 5%.
Fourth modification : giving higher preference to more backward
The communities which have lesser representation in administration will get more seats till their representation is at the same level. For this we need a complete caste census. Once a complete caste system is there, each sub-caste’s % representation in the administration of the country will be calculated. And higher preference will be given to sub-caste with lowest representation, till its representation becomes adequate.
For more details, please see chapter 38 of 3linelaw.wordpress.com or contact us