A grinding halt
The editorial Banking on trouble (April 7) about irresponsible bank unions gives sound advice. Though unions are supposed to protect the workers? interest they have become a tool in the hands of vested interests.india Updated: Apr 08, 2006 01:13 IST
The editorial Banking on trouble (April 7) about irresponsible bank unions gives sound advice. Though unions are supposed to protect the workers’ interest, they have become a tool in the hands of vested interests that shield unscrupulous leaders. The Centre should not appear to be spineless. This strike should be an eye-opener for an organisational overhaul of banking systems so that in the future, society is not held to ransom.
Guided by politics
The editorial Limiting equity (April 7) rightly stated that reservation was envisaged for the SCs and STs for a limited period. If the quota is enforced in IIMs and IITs, quality of education will be the first casualty. Many reports exist that suggest that those who come through quota can’t cope with high standards as these students are allowed in even with poor
Reservation in premier institutions will prove to be a menace to general category students. The competition will become keener and stressful. This move is politically motivated. It would be far more helpful if the quota were based on economic standards rather than caste.
This move will spell a death knell for talented students not caught in caste classes, who aspire to become engineers and managers. It will endanger the reputation of the institutes and force more students to leave the country for higher education abroad. It has shaken the faith of students in the government.
With India clinching the ODI series against England, it is clear that the youngsters have won the series for India. Keeping the World Cup in mind, more youngsters have to be inducted.
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First Published: Apr 08, 2006 01:13 IST