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Heights of Reservation ?
May 23, 2016 • 2,203 Likes • 390 Comments
Grandfather (took benefits from reservation) : Worked in Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
Father (took benefits from reservation) : Worked as an Engineer in Indian Telecom Service
Mother (took benefits from reservation) : Worked as an Engineer in Indian Engineering Service
And even Tina Dabi filled her IAS form from the SC Category.
Tina Dabi scores of prelims :
Paper 1=96.66 , CUTOFF GEN=107.33 , OBC =106 ,SC=94 ....so officially she passed upsc preliminary as a reserved category candidate ....used the quota .....She couldn't have even cleared general cutoff.
52.8 percent is what she scored in her mains.
Stop making her a hero of the UPSC exam.
Now, the question arises, will Tina's children apply from general category?
The Answer is No. Even they will also be eligible to avail the benefits of reservation. There is no limit on how many times a so called SC family can take reservation benefits.
And when someone says that reservation system needs to be reviewed.
Whole media and all MPs start targeting him.
The curious case of Tina Dabi and Kuldeep Dwivedi
Leave aside Mr. Ankit Srivastava as many are arguing that being a failed candidate he is just making an issue out of nothing.
Take the example of Kuldeep Dwivedi. He is a Brahmin by caste and hence can’t be privileged to get age relaxation, more number of attempts, concession in fees and above all low minimum qualifying marks – cut off. But, why should one choose Kuldeep Dwivedi who got 242 All India Rank? Is it fair to compare AIR 1 to AIR 242
The comparison becomes necessary to focus on economic background. Kuldeep’s father is a security guard working with Lucknow University. If you are thinking that he is having a government job then you are wrong. Surya Kant Dwivedi, the father of Kuldeep, is working for SIS Securities which has a contract with Lucknow University and hence he drew salary from SIS. Before joining SIS, he paid Rs. 1200 to the company as a security for dress. Being an upper caste, he can’t claim any social security. He doesn’t hold any ‘red card’ for PDS. He is not considered Below Poverty Line, because this line is factually incorrect and a person earning Rs. 8000 per month can't be under BPL category, but that can be easily gotten by someone belonging to so-called low caste.
Tina's father is General Manager with BSNL. Her mother is also an IES. She had always lived in Delhi without any overt or covert economic issues or even social issues.
Who should be your role model – Kuldeep with 242 rank in 3rd attempt or Tina with 1st Rank in her 1st attempt?
Kuldeep Dwivedi has fetched far much more marks than Tina Dabi in Civil Services Prelims. He had to devote time for Prelims, while Tina started Mains preparation directly.
Tina is just an example. There is no denying that she is an inspiration for all young girls of India. But, she is a way to show how Reservation system is being exploited by top layer of the social strata in a particular category. Children of IAS officers of SC category are easily cracking Civil Services Examination or IIT JEE and CAT, among other prestigious competitive exams. While dalits living in village are unable to cope up with new competition that even they are seeing in their category. It is not about Tina Dabi, it is about other SC candidates who could have ‘rightfully’ used the reservation policy.
This is why I hate Reservation. Love to hate it too.
Business Analyst / Proud VEGAN
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Business Development Manager at Boehringer Ingelheim
Because there are poor people who belong to SC/ST are living in difficult conditions, people like Tina Dabi should get reservation. How can you justify this statement? If you really want to give chance then give it to those who are facing difficult situation. Why Tina Dabi class people? But then the criteria needs to be changed. This man whose name as I read Mr. Rajiv seems… See more
Vice President | Finance at Bank of the West
Shouldn't this post belong to facebook?
Exact purpose of reservation system is to benefit THOSE DALITS who r deprived of the resources what is needed for their growth not the ones who r enough capable to get fair education nd all resources like any other candidates. But u know i have seen only handful of sc st people taking benefit from this system who r the actual needy. It happens more in villages where general… See more
Member of Newsletter Editor Committee at National Power…
This example truly represents the ill result of caste based reservation. Instead of focussing on the economy based classification, we are dividing the quotas on the basis of system made in the past. Time changes, people changes, system changes...
Change is good.
Assistant System Engineer at Tata Consultancy Services
Position will still remain the same for at-least next 10-20 years. Those who are enjoying reservation are not willing to give up and yes no government want to loose their vote count.
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