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Tata, Bajaj oppose reservation

Bajaj said there was no reservation system in the US in the private sector, excepting in those institutions run by government contractors.

india Updated: Apr 08, 2006 21:04 IST
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Ratan N Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons Limited, the holding company of the Tata Group and Rahul Bajaj Chairman and Managing Director of Bajaj Auto Limited on Saturday opposed reservations in institutes of higher learning, particularly the unaided institutes.

Talking to newsmen in Hyderabad after participating in the 'Graduation Class of 2006' of the Indian School of Business' he said, "we must create a country of opportunities and not reservations."

Bajaj said there was no reservation system in the US in the private sector, excepting in those institutions run by government contractors.

He said there was a simple guideline to the private sector not to discriminate against African Americans and Women.

He questioned the governments both at the centre and the states why they could not create proper employment opportunities to the 400 million working in the unorganised sector.

Bajaj said most of the faculty was also against the reservations.

The Boards of different Unaided institutions were meetiing on April 21, 2006, where a decision would be taken.

He, however said, "we cannot brush aside the government'S decision, though we can disagree, in a democratic country.