Scrapping Reservation in Promotion

By Roarke

The system of reservation cannot be eradicated from our society completely and has always been a debatable topic. The reservation system was made to bring equality in the society and not to deprive the competent people of jobs and the professions they want to continue. As far as the concept of caste based reservation can be talked about, it was envisioned to uplift the minorities and lower stratum people to ensure that they can get equal opportunities in jobs. But the disadvantages associated with the system are unavoidable.

Unfair For General Quota People

The caste based reservation system is archaic and it must be exterminated as majority of the competent individuals are bearing the brunt. Rather if the government wants to give an edge to the poor people, the system should be changed to income based reservation system wherein the targeted assembly can be benefitted.


Caste discrimination have become a disease and how can we expect to cure it until we find remedies for the same. Let us consider a situation:

Person X and Y studied in the same college and both of them belong to sound families. X is a general quota candidate whereas Y belongs to an SC category. X always helped Y in studies but at the time of recruitment for the government job, Y will have an edge over him. Even after scoring higher than Y, X could not land the job.

Later after a year somehow Y toiled hard and secured a seat for himself in the selection list but the sad part is at the time of promotion X will again have to face the same thing. And after few years that person having the category will be his senior. How impartial is that? Even after having a higher intellect and capability, he has to follow his orders. These kind of situations discourage the people and stop them to give in their best efforts. Isn’t this biasness? Who will protect the general quota candidates against such discrimination?

Who should be held responsible for this?  Y? or the reservation system?


Access to the basic education is fine but how impartial is handing over the jobs and promotions on the basis of caste? Even after working so hard, general quota candidates have to withstand the inequity. Discrimination creates an imbalance in the society.


It cannot be denied that empowering the lower echelons of society is understandable. Stashing seats for them at the time of education can be digested but then reservation in jobs and the most awful and intolerable being promotion in reservation. The system was made with a vision to uplift the poor, empower them but it has turned out as charity.

Scrapping reservation might lead to a fresh approach at changing the government machinery. It is quite obvious for a general category candidate to experience angst against the incompetent category candidate getting benefits. When one talks about competition it should be a fair one , only then we will be able to get the right person for the right job else the “ blame game “ and “inefficiency” will prevail rotting away the government machinery.

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