Practice of reserving cadre posts for certain services is exclusionary, must be reconsidered

Synopsis: The cadre system, part of British legacy systems, needs to be reformed if we are working towards good governance. Introduction Recently, the Haryana government issued an order, appointing an IPS officer as principal secretary (transport) — a cadre post of the IAS. This opened up the debate of cadre posts in the Indian Administration… Continue reading Practice of reserving cadre posts for certain services is exclusionary, must be reconsidered

Jharkhand clears Bill for 75% quota for locals in private jobs

  What is the News? The Jharkhand Assembly has passed the Jharkhand State Employment of Local Candidates in the Private Sector Bill, 2021.  Must read: Job reservation in private sector for locals  Key Provisions of the bill Reservation for Local Candidates: The Bill provides for 75% reservation to local residents in private sector jobs with… Continue reading Jharkhand clears Bill for 75% quota for locals in private jobs

Redefining the reservation policy

Synopsis: Political parties should consider making substantive changes to the way reservation is implemented. Introduction Recently, Tamil Nadu adopted a bill to provide 10.5% reservation for Vanniyakula Kshatriyas within the quota of MBC (Most Backward Class) and DNC (Denotified Communities) With the 105th Constitutional Amendment, center empowered the states/ UTs to prepare their own list… Continue reading Redefining the reservation policy

The key to revitalising India’s reservation system

Synopsis: A Socio-economic caste-based census becomes a necessary precondition to initiate any meaningful reform. Introduction Recently, the central government’s decision to introduce reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examinations has been appreciated. This ignited the debate on caste census once again and brought the debate on affirmative… Continue reading The key to revitalising India’s reservation system