From : K.R.Athiyaman, Chennai - 96
To : Thriru.Ki.Veeramani Ayya Avargal, Chennai
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
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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