Monday, January 30, 2006

reg : creamy layer misusing reservation policy

From : K.R.Athiyaman, Chennai - 96

To : Thriru.Ki.Veeramani Ayya Avargal, Chennai

Anbulla Ayya,

The creamy layer (that is, those who are
upper middle class and above) among
BC/SC/ST communities continue to enjoy
the benifits of reservation unashamedly.
(i hail from such a family).

We propose that economic criteria should
also be included as an additional qualification
for being eligible for reservation benefits.
Families whose annual income is above say,
Rs.1,80,000/- and where the parents are well
educated may be deemed as FCs. And many schools,
where annual fees are above Rs.60,000 may be
classified as FC schools.

Reservation was meant to be a short term
issue and never a permenent institution as
it has become now. And there should be a
standing committe consisting of eminent
jurists, educationalists and honest people
to perodically evaluate the effects/abuse
of reservation benefits. The whole process
should a dynamic one, not a static one, which
is now a vote bank issue and nutured by
vested interests. And there should be a
maximum limit for resrvation (and not the
present >70%), which should be gradually
brought down.

And in promotion among govt staff only
seniority, merit and efficency should be
the criteria. Only one generation of any
family must be eligible for the benefits.
Subsequent generation must be deemed FCs.

Unfair reservation benefits to numerous
well off students has created resentment
and heart burn among FCs and many fair
minded people. The caste divisions has become
more rigid and divisive (esp in govt offices).

I am sure Thandai Periyar and Ambedhkar would
endorse my above views if they are alive today.
They were basicaly honest in all issues.

DK should have functioned as a bridge between
BCs and SCs (esp in rural areas) and established
peace committes for stopping caste clashes.
The aliented SCs have formed many organisations
of their own to fight for their rights, instead
of joinning DK. Blaming brahmins alone for all
the ills of the society will not solve any thing.

Thanks & Regards


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Anonymous said...

Athiyaman. This is Srini who chatted along with you with Writer Sujatha. I agree with your suggesstion of reservation based on economic criteria. But how can one system identify the need one? Because, you can't reserve some seats say in a medical college to those people even from economically weaker zones, who can't become the best doctors in the society due to lack of indepth knowledge and professionalism. probably you may also come across some doctors or teachers who are not possessing required skill. so I think there should more filteration to ensure the ability to perform.

அரவிந்தன் நீலகண்டன் said...


DK functions based on certain hate ideologies. it cannot come out of it.

dondu(#11168674346665545885) said...

Quite lucidly expressed Mr. Athiyaman. Nation is in need of clear-thinking people like you.

Especially reservations for promotions too is quite unfair. I mean to sa, a person who gets appointed to ClassI scale in Central Government is already uplifted. But then he follows a privileged list of promotions and becomes senior by a few rungs to his contemporaries, who joined at the same level as he did.

Dondu N.Raghavan

பொன்ஸ்~~Poorna said...

ஏதாச்சும் பதில் வந்துச்சா இதுக்கு?

Anonymous said...

அன்புள்ள ஐயா,

அன்பார்ந்த வணக்கங்கள்...தற்போதய இடஒக்கீடு சட்டத்தின் அடிப்படை நோக்கங்களை சுட்டிக்காட்டுவதற்கு எனது பாராட்டுக்கள்.

தமிழக இடஒதுக்கீடு முறை தமிழ் ஒற்றுமைக்கு எதிரானது. மேலும் அதில் தமிழ் அல்லாதவர்கள் தமிழ் என்கிற வேடத்தில் இடமும் பிடிக்கின்றனர். இப்படிப்பட்ட தமிழ் மக்களை பிரிக்கும் கொள்கையை ஆதரிப்பவர்கள் தமிழ் அக்கறையுள்ளவர்கள் என நாடகமாடும் 'தமிழ்' அரசியல்வாதிகள்.

வசதிப்படைத்தோர் பற்றிய உங்கள் கருத்துக்கள் முற்றிலும் உண்மையே.

உங்களைப் போல சிந்தனையாளர்கள் இன்னும் பலர் இருந்தால் தமிழகத்திற்கு மிகவும் நன்று.

Anonymous said...

Bojja Tarakam is leading lawyer in Hyderabad and is stinking rich. In fact he was always rich. But his son Rahul got into the IIT on a caste certificate and then went on to become an IAS officer again on a caste certificate. Thereby he denied more deserving candidates from the poorer sections of his caste people from becoming Engineers and IAS ofiicers. What purpose are reservations serving?