Reservation can be abolished only in the Presidential system of democracySociologists consider India heaven for research in their field. In India, there are hundreds of castes, thousands of sub-castes and hundreds of tribes. More than 500 languages are spoken all over the country. People from all major religions including the atheists live here and enjoy equal rights. And each and every group has its own group. Each and every caste has importance in the present form of governance in India.
But why am I stating all these well-known facts? In another thread, we have been discussing the proposed 10% reservation for economically-backward people from the upper castes. In that thread, many Members of ISC have opined that reservation should be abolished.
I am also firmly against this merit-killing method. There are various other problems which I, as a Government official, face every day due to this policy. I don't want to elaborate on those problems in this thread. But I feel that if a leader or a party genuinely wishes to abolish this system, the leader or party won't bee able to do this in the present form of democracy in India. Vote bank politics appeasing communities and castes will continue. So, the reservation with all its demerits will continue.
So, I feel that to abolish reservation, we need a Presidential form of democracy where a leader will be chosen Supreme Head by overall popular mandate. Only then, he/she will be able to bring a welcome change to abolish reservation as he won't have to be worried about the caste/community equations in every State, Lok Sabha Constituency and Assembly Constituency.
Only a President will be able to abolish reservation system in India. Members, do you agree?