Gone are the days when a reservation was meant for lower casts only. Union Cabinet of India has introduced a surprise bill for 10% reservation for the weaker upper class of India. Introduction of this bill just before 2019 general elections can play a vital role in favor of Modi Government.
Union Cabinet of India has introduced a surprise bill which states that the weaker class of the society will get the reservation for education and employment. The timing of this Bill may be of greater benefit to the present Modi Government. 1029 General Election is just at the door and this surprise plan has been taken into action. BJP is known for its sudden decisions which sprang into action in no time. Be it demonetization, the surgical strike, or this introductory Bill on the Reservation.
What is the Bill all about?
The reservation bill is introduced on Monday by the cabinet union. This Bill deals with reservation or quota for the upper caste for education and employment. Till date, India has not witnessed any reservation for the general category of citizen. It is indeed, one of a kind decision by the cabinet. This 10% reservation will be along with the 50% reservation which exists for the SC-ST candidate.
Who will be eligible from this Reservation?
- Upper caste Indian citizen under general category with less than Rs.8 lakhs of Annual Income
- Not owning more than 5 acres of land
- Residential plot, not more than 1000 sq. feet
- Plot not more than 100 sq. yard in notified municipality
- Plot not more than 200 yard in non-notified area
The government is likely to amend the constitutional act of India on Tuesday in the parliament. Every decision of the government invites criticism from the opposition, and it is no different this time. Different veterans from around the country have their own say regarding this bill.
Senior Congress leader Abishek Manu Sanghvi calls the 10 percent reservation announcement a “poll gimmick”.
“Reservations are meant to correct historical injustice to Dalits. For poverty alleviation, one may run various schemes but reservations are meant for justice. Constitution doesn’t permit reservations on economic grounds,” says Asaduddin Owaisi.
Though this Bill may have many dimensions it can play a beneficiary roll in the nearby general election. This may be also beneficial for the general category candidate. There was a cry among the general category candidates regarding the reservation system for the SC SC candidates. The Union cabinet has thought about the sentiments and problems related to General category candidates who were under-privileged by all means when it came to getting into an educational institution or fetching a job under the Government of India. On the contrary, we may see that in this 21st century, in the developed nations around the worlds there is no reservation system imposed by the government. This discrimination itself draws a line between the upper caste and the lower caste of Mankind. We talk about equality and in this world of technology and advancement we still talk about caste and creed.
In the end, if the Indian citizens are benefited by this bill of course then the constitution is worth changing according to changing time.