I wholeheartedly welcome the decision of the GovernmentThe Central Government has taken a decision to introduce a 10% reservation for economically-weaker people among the upper castes. I heartily and wholeheartedly welcome this long overdue decision.
The caste-based reservation system which was initiated in the Constitution of India in 1950 was originally for a limited period. But this caste-based reservation system has been allowed to continue and its scope was further enlarged by the politicians of India.
The reservation system has not helped much the real needy people belonging to the reserved categories. They did not reap the benefits of this system. The fortunate ones (within these reserved groups) have been enjoying the benefits generations after generations. On the other hand, this illogical system is creating bad blood among fellow-students in academic institutions and among colleagues in Government offices.
The reservation, if given, must be based upon the economic criteria. But, till now, no Government could show the guts to extend reservation to the economically weaker sections of the society.
The present Central Government has taken the first step to protect the interests of the economically weaker sections of society. I earnestly hope that with the passage of time, the present caste-based reservation system will be replaced by reservation for economically weaker people.