Aarakshan India need anymore?
“Aarakshan” tends to deprive the deserving candidate of his right. His career shatters and unfortunately, he is left with no option but to settle for the less. This has been happening for a long time now. Does India need it anymore or do we actually need to stop the reservations is undoubtedly an issue to debate upon?
Aarakshan: a haphazard to the system
Aarakshan deals with the process of reserving a set amount of seats for the backward classes particularly the scheduled castes and the scheduled tribes. India is on the pace of development. Our constitution entitles every citizen of certain basic rights. “Right to equality” is one such right which seems to erode away and lose its existence due to the prevailing system of “Aarakshan” in the country.
The scenario is quite dismal in India in the new millennium. A lot needs to be done to liberate the masses from the clutches of reservation. The idea behind coming up with reservations was to help the lower classes match pace with the upper classes and eliminate the vicious circle of casteism. The primary objective was to uplift the underprivileged sections of the society and ensure fair opportunities for everyone.
Regardless of this, the policy has brought no change. Rather, the reserved seats are being filled by the general category candidates who somehow manage to buy the seat by producing the fake certificates.
The progress of the reservation system in India
Despite the fact that corruption prevails in every domain in the Indian society, the reservation has played a major role in the upliftment of the weaker sections of the society which earlier went unnoticed. Some way or the other they have got a sound chance to come forward and prove their caliber to the world.
The unwanted consequences
The New Economic Policy of India brought new changes into the Indian economy. With the popularity of privatization and liberalization, the concept of reservation started losing its aura. The significant change that was seen due to the reservation policies was that the economy started to divide into two. Hence the rich got richer and the poor got poorer.
Therefore, the purpose of reservations was not fulfilled. Rather, the nation got segregated into different classes. Stiff competition and thirst to grab the seat went on to a war. With the passage of time these reservations went on increasing and hence the tables soon turned. Instead of the after effects being faced by the reserved candidates, the position of the general category went for a toss.
What needs to be done?
Reservation today is merely politics. Having implemented the policy like this; strong actions and regular checks are recommended on the part of the Indian government to ensure that the benefit doesn’t pass onto someone who doesn’t need it.
Strict enactment of law and implementation of policy is to be taken care off so that the deserving candidate doesn’t have to let go his seat for someone who doesn’t fall under the reserved category. Moreover, the framing of laws isn’t just enough. Reframing them according to the changes taking place is equally important.
To eliminate discrimination on the part of the reservation; it is mandatory to separate politics and politicians from the same. With a selfish motive of getting numerous votes, these politicians are the ones responsible for spreading the fire pertaining to reservations.
Does India actually need a strong reservation system?
The issue still acquires a lot to debate upon. With the intervention of politics and corruption in the system; there is actually a serious need to ponder upon the fact whether or not to go for reservations.
It is not necessary that the candidates selected under reservations would excel in their field with flying colors. India being a progressing country is in desperate need of people who would actually prove themselves as a useful human resource for the country.
The criterion of reservation tends to eliminate such chances. Hence, the focus must be on enhancing the capabilities of an individual by providing him with all sorts of educational aids rather than spoon feeding him with the opportunities.
To build a strong economy, practices favoring certain sections of the society must be replaced with the ones favoring the nation as a whole.