After getting the independence from the Britishers in our country some like minded people thought that the people who were neglected in the society due to the caste and creed considerations require some uplifting in the society otherwise they will always be ill treated by the upper class.
At that time this looked as a bright proposition and was in line with our constitution and democratic set up to give equal opportunity to all the classes of the society.
Unfortunately later this was being used by the politician for their own advantage for wooing the voters and could not be stopped after the stipulated time. This necessitated to satisfy some other groups of the society also by giving some reservation to them so that they do not make hue and cry on the political canvass.
The situation today is pathetic and no politician has guts to remove this from the regulatory framework.
Knowledge is power.
Politicians are always fighting on these issues and wasting their time.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
We need to come out of the existing system and backwardness should be evaluated on the basis of financial backwardness and due care is to be given on free supplementation of the text books apart from waiving the examination - fee. This will help in the maintenance of the competitive environment of the pupils for the better preparation of their careers without resorting to any unfair means in the examination.
After a long time, BJP brought a little change and given 10% reservations to EBC. But some shrewd politicians at the State level misused this also. AP Chief Minister Babu has allotted 5 % from this 10% to Kapu caste who are in good number and they are demanding reservation. So he utilised the chance with an eye on the coming elections and changed the purpose of giving the additional 10%.
Merit students can't stay back in this country. Many NRIs are in good position as they were not offered any post here and they went outside and settled well there. Very Unfortunate.
In India, the reservation provides one of the bases for the political parties in order to target their voters. As in the case of other areas, we got huge competition in the politics as well with very limited seats on account for forming-up with the government. We must understand that these issues only comes-up when there is election & after this this gets shifted to some other areas. This has become the biggest political instrument in order to lure voters & increase their presence. This was continued for specifically limited period after we got the independence but due to vote bank politics this continued & now this has become so big that it is almost impossible to control. Who is responsible for this?
" It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not" ... Andre Gide