Quota no solution for injustice: Murthy
The Infosys chairman and chief mentor said that more reservation in higher educational institutions was not a solution.india Updated: Apr 15, 2006 18:41 IST
Infosys Technologies chairman and chief mentor NR Narayana Murthy said in Bangalore on Friday that more reservation in higher educational institutions was not a solution to set right social injustice.
"No doubt there has been social injustice for a majority of the people in our country. It has to be set right. We already have reservation for scheduled castes (SC) and scheduled tribes (ST). Expanding it is not the right solution," Murthy told reporters after the company's financial results for fiscal 2006 were announced.
Referring to the 94th constitutional amendment to increase the reservation quota for other backward classes (OBCs), he said such an attempt would raise many questions and may be even demands for reservation in the armed forces.
"The basic problem is we have not been able to enrol as many children in the primary and secondary education school as we should have.
"The long-term solution is to spend more money to make them (the deprived children) more competitive and market worthy. Reservation is not the solution," he said.
First Published: Apr 14, 2006 22:59 IST