What do you Know about Reservation in a Sarkari Naukri?
Let me begin with this direct question to all of you. What do you know about reservation in India?
Well! I hope you have seen the bollywood movie Arakshan released this year. The movie very well portrayed about the diverse opinion in the country about reservation in various Sarkari Naukri.
If you ask me, opinion in the country is very much divided on this issue. Some support for reservation and some do not.
However, government of India supports reservation in government jobs by law stated in the constitution.
Then who is right and who is wrong. Well! The debate can go on.
But in my opinion we should support reservation in sarkari naukri. I can justify my statement with logical arguments.
Who Needs Reservation?
In India, unfortunately it is a reality that 50% of its population still lives on $2 per day. They do not have economic means to live a life that we live in urban cities.
Moreover, there is a social reality that India is very much a hierarchical society. In simple terms, upper caste always dominates the lower caste people, especially in rural India.
These lower caste people formerly called untouchables are from bottom of the pyramid. They are most vulnerable in the society and they have barely any means to come up in their life.
This is a reality whether we like it or not.
Their number is more than 200 million out of 1.2 billion. Hence, how can we oppress such a large number of people?
Why we should Support Reservation?
In brief I would only say if you know the social reality of India then you have to support reservation. There is no other option.
Therefore, “I say yes we should support reservation”
When I say “we” it means the younger generation who has no understanding of social reality in the country.
Anyone says reservation is bad or it compromises merit then he is completely untouched, unaware and even insensitive to the people who need reservation in government jobs.
In fact, reservation is the least thing that we can do for them.
Here are some points why we should support reservation:
1. A Level Playing Field in the Society
Those who are against reservation in sarkari naukri usually give an argument that reservation comprises merit of the candidate. But this argument only applies for a society where there is a level playing field.
Level playing field means a society where every individual has equal opportunity to rise higher in his or life. But here in India there is no level playing field because around 200 million are oppressed for centuries.
Hence government has to protect them and give reservation in various government jobs. Later in future, when there is a level playing in the society then we can think of abolishing reservation.
But for now we are nowhere near becoming a society that treats everyone equal.
It is a bitter truth.
2. It’s Their Legitimate Right
It is not about us giving anything to them, it is more about their fundamental right. Reservation is their legitimate right, it is even morally correct.
The reason is how come over 200 million people, such a large population can be kept in slavery for centuries.
How come a democratic country like India has failed to eradicate social evils like caste system? Hence it becomes their legitimate right to ask for reservation in a Sarkari Naukri.
Even government of India cannot back of and they have to give reservation whether anyone like it or not.
3. It’s Constitutional Right
Moreover, it is their constitutional right also. Our constitution guarantees that every citizen in the country have equal rights in the society.
They have equal opportunity to prosper in their life like any other individuals in the same society. But on ground, things are different.
Still, people who come from lower caste are not able to get social respect that our constitution guarantees for them. Hence we need more political will to bring these 200 million in mainstream.
And it is our responsibility as young generation to know about these social realities and help our government.
Hence reservation in a sarkari naukri is given to them, right under the constitution.
4. It’s an International Obligation Also
India is a member of United Nations and as a member it is our obligation to eradicate this form of modern day slavery from the country.
On human development index chart India’s record is very poor and we still have a lot of people living in subhuman conditions.
It really gives bad impression about the country when someone from outside visits. Therefore, India must fulfill its obligation and try to remove this social evil at least in next decade.
Indian government thinks, one of the solutions to meet this challenge could be giving more reservation. And I support the government at least on this issue.
5. Social Responsibility
Above all, it is our social responsibility to help people who come from the bottom of the pyramid. It is not right to leave everything upon the government.
Yes! Government has to do its part but we as a citizen also have some duty. I am not saying you to give money to them from your pocket.
I am just saying that you should be aware of this issue and support reservation for poor people in government jobs.
Especially people who are against reservation must understand this point that reservation can help them to rise up.
6. Economic Empowerment of Individuals
Moreover, apart from their fundamental right we should support reservation for economic empowerment of individuals who come from this section of society.
If we can support them with reservation in a sarkari naukri then we are directly pulling them out of poverty, which is good for them because now they can earn for themselves and feed their family.
Moreover, it will also enable them to send their children to school, so that they can prosper in coming future. Therefore it brings out, an entire family out of the grip of poverty.
Hence, we should support reservations in government jobs.
7. Boom in Indian Economy
Imagine, if we pull out every 200 million individual who needs reservation out of poverty then India will become one of the largest economies of the world.
If we support reservation in sarkari naukris only for people who need them then we are helping our economy to boom and expand.
It will benefit entire population of the country in becoming more prosperous with more disposable income.
8. Preventing Political Fallout
Now comes the warning shot! If you do not support reservation in government jobs then there will be serious political consequences.
If 200 million people are kept deliberately in poverty for too long then they will be out on streets.
Political groups representing this section of society may even start violent agitation against the government.
Politically it will affect the country but according to me it will be for the good. However, it is better that we start supporting reservation even more vehemently.
9. Preventing Social Unrest in the Country
I will continue from my last point. If we are not standing up for more reservation for poor people then it may also lead to social unrest in the country.
We are already seeing it in the form of naxalism in the country. It may even escalate. Root cause of naxalism is the social disparity and hierarchical nature of the Indian society.
Before its too late let us all stand for reservation in sarkari naurki.
10.I Support Reservation Even in Private Sector
Private sector in India has resisted reservation in their companies, giving argument that reservation comprises merit.
I do not agree with this argument. It is their social responsibility because India can only eradicate poverty if government and private sector work hand in hand.
We cannot leave everything on the government.
Is Reservation the Only Option?
Finally I would say only reservation is not the option. Thinking that only reservation in sarkari naukri will eradicate poverty in India is actually over exaggeration.
Government need to spend more on education & health, especially primary education and maternal health. It also has to create an ecosystem where a person from poor background can also climb the ladder upwards.
For this government needs political will and we as a citizen can surely help the government by supporting reservation in government jobs.