International Journal of Law, Policy and Social Review
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2
Critical analysis on reservation policy in India
The system of protecting discrimination or the reservation policy, for a few neglected sections of the Indian Society, better known as the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, has been in vogue ever since India became a Federal Republic. Since then these teams of individuals are enjoying many rights and privileges not accessible to alternative traditional voters in Republic of India. It is felt that even after six decade these people have not come up as a group (exceptions are there) in the social ladder. On the other hand, people from other caste groups, meritorious and deserving ones have been feeling deprived as they do not get the special benefits of representation, subsidies, scholarship, employment opportunity, housing and others. They feel that the SCs and the STs have wasted, rather put-upon the opportunities that they failed to be. This might lead to social conflict and divide the society which is already being capitalized by the political parties.