Caste-Based Reservations and Human Development in India by K S Chalam

By K S Chalam

Caste-based reservations have existed in India for greater than a century. at first brought via the British to deliver equality of chance in schooling, reservation used to be later prolonged to different sectors of the improvement method to beat the matter of financial inequalities attributed to caste. Even at the present time, innovations like affirmative motion and quotas are being debated to justify reservation. This e-book offers a entire evaluation of the impression of caste-based reservation on human improvement in India, bearing in mind the time sequence facts. The publication additionally analyzes the effect of caste-based reservations at the objective teams, in addition to on significant human improvement indices. an alternate technique of making use of the democratic precept of caste-based reservation can be mentioned.

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Pre-admission (b) Fees and Other Academic Items 4. L. 3. Com 2. Sc 1. 3 Private Costs of Education for Backward Class Students in Vishakhapatnam, 1977–80 (Amount in Rs) 62 Caste-based Reservations and Human Development in India methodological problems). Therefore, it is now clear that in a majority of cases, caste and educational backwardness have converged. This does not mean that all low-status castes are socially and educationally backward. It is precisely for this reason that the Havanur Commission in Karnataka excluded some sections of Lingayats who are considered to have a low status but are economically and educationally advanced.

3 The New Economic Policy has provided opportunities to the upper castes to consolidate their social and economic power by deals and mergers. Public money in the form of forced savings of the middle classes and Dalits is being diverted to private 3 There is an alleged apprehension among government employees about why is it that civil servants in the administrative service cadre belonging to SCs and STs are punished for smaller offences while others who are involved in huge scams are left unpunished?

Under these circumstances, the poor backward class parent can not afford to send his children to university and then benefit from it in public appointments. Therefore, at least for one or two generations, till the minimum base is created to take off the mission of higher education for the backward classes, the reservations policy should not discriminate on the basis of income or other economic criterion. Otherwise, the whole exercise of providing opportunities to the backward classes would go waste.

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