Reservation in India- its time for evaluation In a democratic and secular country where the citizens are supposed to be treated with equality, the Reservation system has given an impetus to ‘cast system’ to stay for ever (may be the table has been turned this time) where our primary aim should be to abolish it. Perhaps it was assumed that all from backward classes are economically backward and all from so called forward classes are economically affluent, which is not the fact at all. There are elites among the declared backward classes too and benefit of Reservation is being lapped up by them. There is hardly any evidence of improvement in situation of those who were actually the objective of reservation. Reserving seats in organizations without any attempt to improve the situation in grass root level may create a lacuna in the system itself. Even today if you go through any employment journal you can find large number of empty posts in Government organizations. It clearly indicates how the government failed to provide primary education facility to bring those deprived people in a level where Reservation is waiting for them. Government should evaluate whether this system has achieved its objective by any percentage or not and there must be concrete plan to phase out the system as it is believed that this system will improve the condition of deprived class. Unfortunately there is no long term policy to phase out Reservation. If the implementation can not narrow the gap between two classes in several decades then what is the logic in implementing it. Spread of education, economical development and employment opportunity in all corners of the country can eliminate the abominable cast system may be slowly but surely. Unfortunately our scholars’ chose a short-cut through Reservation to bring justice for the backward classes and soon that procedure was hijacked by dirty cast based politics. So even after two decades there is no proper evaluation of what we have achieved through Reservation. Here in this thread we are going to discuss whether we believe this existing system can really help the backward classes or it is time to think for alternatives. And of course what could be proper alternatives in your opinion to bring equality in terms of social and economical points of views.