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Now that an Oversight Committee has been appointed and the Supreme Court has also taken up the matter, students should suspend their agitation on the condition that Arjun Singh is removed from the HRD ministry.Updated: May 31, 2006 01:49 IST
Now that an Oversight Committee has been appointed and the Supreme Court has also taken up the matter, students should suspend their agitation on the condition that Arjun Singh is removed from the HRD ministry. The HRD secretary too should be transferred.
R K Ghosh
The Apex Court has done the right thing in asking for an explanation of the criteria and quantum of OBC reservations. No right thinking person grudges progress of the backward sections. But in order to promote merit, an ‘arakshan-rekha’ must be drawn to delimit the ever-expanding quota regime.
Any solution to the reservations issue must ensure that that merit is not compromised and the OBCs are also given their due. One such solution is the opening of premier institutes like IIMs, medical colleges and IITs only for OBCs.
Since the government apparently has the wherewithal to invest in the huge expansion of college infrastructure, they might as well open special colleges and recruit eminent staff only for the OBCs. This way OBCs will also be spared the humiliation by the upper caste (if any).
In selecting the Indian team for the upcoming Test series against West Indies, Ajit Agarkar was dropped. Yet, he was the only bowler who seemed to be in form among all the bowlers. His exclusion from the team points to the inefficient selection process that continues to hinder India’s performance. All players seem to be playing on an experimental basis.
Krishna R. Patel
Who foots the bill?
There is an allocation of Rs 5,145 crores for the Commonwealth Games in 2010. Is India in a position to host such huge events? The expenses will be borne by the citizens of India in the form of new taxes. This, when the common man is struggling to create for him and his family a decent lifestyle.
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First Published: May 31, 2006 01:49 IST