Reality Check India

Cabinet clears OBC quota for creamy layer too

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on December 7, 2006

Just in.

The Union Cabinet of India has rejected the Parliamentary Standing Committee recommendations and also the Veerappa Moily committee recommendations to exclude the creamy layer.  For those unfamiliar with India, the creamy layers are not just above national average income – but are those who make the per capita of Malaysia or more in India or are the children of Presidents, Vice President, Judges, Doctors, and other elite of Indian society.

Yet another constitutional amendment which may go against the basic structure ?

Ironic that on Dr Ambedkars  birthday, 60 years down the road,  the constitution is being sought to be bent out of shape by yet another amendment.

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  1. Apollo said, on December 7, 2006 at 6:50 pm

    Absolute crooks.

  2. xyz said, on December 8, 2006 at 3:14 pm


  3. Sharan Sharma said, on December 9, 2006 at 12:50 am

    Well, since we are at it, my contribution:


  4. xyz said, on December 9, 2006 at 2:34 am

    An afterthought, is it possible that Dr.Singh and a few of his sane colleagues have decided that discretion is better than valour. Rather than confronting karu,ramadoss and co.,it is better to pass the buck to the Supreme court.

  5. Reason said, on December 9, 2006 at 3:12 am

    and after passing the buck to supreme court, what? a constitutional amendment again led by Karunanidhi and Arjun singh, where Dr.Singh decides (once again) discretion is better than valour?
    Wake up people, Dr.singh is shameless.

  6. Barbarindian said, on December 9, 2006 at 3:28 am

    The state isn’t going to collect data. So would you support a private effort by the students of the premier institutes to collect background info. of the quota beneficiaries? For instance lifestyle, whether candidate owns an iPod or a mobike, family status etc.? I know this is anti-institutional and is a violation of privacy but these aren’t just ordinary times.

  7. Reason said, on December 9, 2006 at 5:36 am

    Ipod/family status may not be relevant. But collecting following information on quota beneficiaries – their school where they completed their +2 for engineering/medical students, and their parent(s) occupation, and publishing that data, is absolutely essential at this stage. Particularly for tamil nadu.

  8. SP said, on December 14, 2006 at 7:07 pm

    did any one study the effects of reservations. Can any one doe a reality check how much did the reservations bring the class equality. I bet the govt will never do that. Every govt from the past 60 years should be ashamed of themselves, for not bringing class equality in this country.

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