EWS, OBC, SC/ST Reservation in India Q&A

Reservation or No Reservation ? Image Credits: LiveLaw

I am addressing the questions asked by my friends related to this issue and relevant news articles over twitter, facebook and email. Feel free to correct me where I am wrong.

Basis of Reservation ?

Available data shows that the demographics of people in power is not representative of the overall demographics. This is attributed to the discriminatory caste system prevailing in the country. So a system to ensure equal participation was put in place by devising a system called reservation or proportional representation system.

Is reservation anti-merit ?

If mere marks were to judge merit, we have to look beyond just marks. Experts acknowledge the limits of current exams and the opportunities to learn and coaching determines the scores rather than just individual ability. Unless opportunities are equal, exams cant be a real test of ability.

Lokpal member Ajay Kumar Tripathi succumbs to COVID 19

Lokpal member Ajay Kumar Tripathi who tested covid19 passes away at AIIMS

New Delhi, May 2

Lokpal member Ajay Kumar Tripathi, 62, who was COVID-19 positive died after sudden cardiac arrest in New Delhi on Saturday.

Since April 3, he was admitted at AIIMS’s Trauma wherein he was seeking treatment for coronavirus.

“Tripathi suffered a sudden cardiac arrest around 8:30 pm. He was very sick and admitted in ICU on ventilator.”

AIIMS Trauma centre is a dedicated hospital for COVID-19.

Tripathi played a crucial role for the anti-corruption ombudsman, Lokpal.