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Monday, April 14, 2008

If only the Reservations were...

a bit more flexible. I mean look at the transformation Mr. Lalu Prasad Yadav has brought to Train Reservations. Although the IRCTC web site is slow, lacks a basic error page for JSP, and whatever, still it has made our job so much easier. Or look at Capt. Gopinath's Airline revolution which has spurred a number of Airline Reservation websites. If only the reservation policies implemented by government were a bit easier to understand.

If only we have online portal by government where we get the latest Caste Score side by side our reservation status, that would be wonderful, will let me know when people form my caste fall in Reservation bracket :). Also one can book his reservation seat, cancel it, check status, check waiting list etc. One can even apply for caste certificates online and his/her application can be processed by government.

Even couple of years back this issue was quite happening and it has come back again to give us more to talk on.

I was thinking of something better when it came to reservations, maybe the Central institutes have to increase the seats this year why not have the concept of RAC being promoted with waiting lists and Confirmed seats. If seats are less lets go for RAC, a railway like concept where a single seat will be allocated to two people, given,
  • Both of them belong to different caste.
  • Both of them share the same set of books, same hostel bed (taking turns to sleep), same bathroom.
  • Both of them share same laptop, same pens, pencils, eat from one thali, drink chai from ek pyali etc etc.
  • Both share the same girlfriend/boyfriend ;)
  • To avoid unnecessary hassles lets keep the RAC seat for the same sex, i mean both candidates should be either male or female.
I think this will be a new way to achieve National integration and bring different people close, issues won't separate them anymore and the benefits will be equally shared.

On a serious note I think I am in for Affirmative Action, certain sections of Indian society have been neglected and treated in an unjust manner for years. I also believe the injustice has been caused independent of Economic levels, and even after getting good jobs and home people do suffer due to caste differences. But let some sanity prevail, let the process not be an indefinite one, I think more than anything else, we require quality institutes of higher learning, more number of seats will keep most happy. I think slowly such a system should be done away with, but it will never happen. So let us think of "innovative" ways in which we can twist this process and make it much more entertaining because slowly we would have to learn to live with it forever. Look at Vishy's suggestion to do the same...

I am more in for a scheme suggested by Mr. Yogendra Yadav and co. named MIRAA which creates a social index factoring parameters like Caste, gender, economic levels and provides reservation on basis of that. But maybe for such a huge country, its a a difficult and confusing exercise altogether.

I believe its time for everyone to realise that percentages and number of seats and caste and religion and regional differences will be always there, and so will be reservation, atleast its much better than the country falling apart into separate pieces like so many European nations. Isn't it?

Technorati Tags: Reservation, Quota Issue


AbhiTaneja said...

CAMs for RAC funda [:P]

King Vishy said...

RAC :D Great idea.. Lets hope they look into ur blog..

And ur attitude is the only way ahead for folks like us.. We have to get used to this stuff..

desh said...

thnks sir :)


we have already got used to it :), 50 is ok, u have been already facing the 69 of this thng :P (in the non sexual way ofcourse)

King Vishy said...

LoL :D

BTW tagged u!!

Cuckoo said...

At last I could come here !!

Your idea is great except for one pt where I don't agree. :P

"Both share the same girlfriend/boyfriend " No, no.. itna zulm mat karo. People are possessive yaar.

P.S.- Can you pls enable the Name/URL option for commenting ? This id will take you to my old blog.