Reservation Law Sparks Off Student Protests In Allahabad A mob of more

Discussion in 'Politics & Society' started by parijataka, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,893
    Likes Received:
    3,688
    Location:
    Bengaluru
    Reservation rules in UP tweaked to favour Yadav candidates.

    Reservation Law Sparks Off Student Protests In Allahabad
    A mob of more than 1,000 students vandalized over 50 shops and damaged over 50 vehicles

    Lucknow, 15 July: Several aspirants from the general category of the state civil service examination today went on a rampage in Allahabad against amendments in the reservation rules for OBCs by the UP Pradesh Service Commission. The students alleged that rules have been amended only to benefit the Yadav community among the OBCs, where Akhilesh Yadav is the Chief Minister of the state.

    A mob of more than 1,000 students vandalized over 50 shops in civil lines, the main shopping area of the city and damaged over 50 vehicles including a dozen buses of the state road transport corporation. SUVs and luxury cars with flags of the Samajwadi Party (SP) were particularly targeted by the irate students.

    Today’s incident in Allahabad has grim portents for UP, as it’s likely to snowball into a state wide anti reservation agitation. The students from the general category are on a relay fast, in front of the office of the state service commission against the amendment in the rules, since 10 July. Students from the OBC community have welcomed the Commission’s move.

    The agitation has already put the SP in a dilemma which is relentlessly wooing the upper caste to bolster its support base ahead of the 2014 parliament elections. “It is unfair on the part of the Commission to amend the reservation rules in the midst of the recruitment process. This issue cannot be allowed to simmer and I will take the matter with the chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and the SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’’, said Revati Raman Singh, Samajwadi Party MP from Allahabad.

    The anti reservation activist had challenged the move of the Commission in the Allahabad high court, which directed the state government to file the counter affidavit and posted the case for next hearing on 22 July. The preliminary and main examinations have been completed and interviews are scheduled to be held in Allahabad from 26 July. The general category students have also rechristened the commission as “Yadav Service Commission”.

    With the amendments in the rules for reservation of the OBCs by the Commission in May 2013, the OBC quota is likely to hit 70 percent against 27 percent as provided by the law. Prior to the amendment in rules, the reservation quota was fixed at the final stage of recruitment or after the completion of the interviews. Now, the quota is being applied at three stages—preliminary examinations, main exam and interviews – thus immensely benefiting the reserved category students.

    “Against the 1,316 candidates who have qualified the main examination only 250 are from the general category, after the amendments in reservation rules by the Commission. As per the law Legislated by the UP assembly, the number of general category students should be over 500’’, said a student adding “the Commission has no jurisdiction to amend the rules which is the sole prerogative of the State Legislature”.

    The students mostly from Allahabad University, who had appeared for the 2011 State civil service (2011) examinations, alleged that the Commission has changed rules of reservation in the midst of the recruitment process only to benefit the Yadav community among the other backward castes (OBCs). The district administration of Allahabad, where the high court is also located, was taken off guard by the violent agitation against reservation for the OBCs, after over two decades of the implementation of the Mandal Commission report in 1990, providing for the reservation of the OBCs in government services and education institutions. The state government had formally implemented reservation for the OBCs in 1994, after the state assembly passed the UP public services (reservation for the SC and OBCs) amendment Act 1994.

    “The Akhilesh Yadav led Samajwadi Party government has converted the State Service Commission into Yadav Service Commission, where against the 27 percent quota in jobs for the OBCs, Yadavs alone have will grab the lion’s share of over 70 percent of the seats in State civil service (executive branch)”, said Ritesh Kumar, adding “its a self inspired movement of the students with no organized leadership”. The agitating students maintained that they were not against the 27 percent quota for the OBCs, but they were fighting against the manipulations by the State Service commission to benefit a particular community among the OBCs – the Yadavs.

    In the recent recruitments made by the Commission for the post of Lecturer for the state run degree colleges, out of 13 positions vacant, 8 were taken by the Yadav candidates, while the remaining 5 included all other categories – reserved and un reserved.

    Dr. Anil Yadav, a confidant of the Samajwadi Party General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav, who is a retired lecturer from a degree college in Shikohabad, (near Manipuri, the Lok Sabha constituency of the SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav) is the chairman of the Commission. He was appointed on 4 April last year. Anil Kumar Yadav is the secretary of the Commission.

    The secretary of the Commission Anil Kumar Yadav said, “under Article 320 (1) of the Constitution the state service commission has the authority to frame the rules of recruitment including reservation for all the jobs under the state government for which examination and interviews are conducted by it”. He added, “if the reservation quota is not implemented at all the three stages of recruitment for the State civil service —preliminary, main exam and interview, then it becomes difficult for the Commission to find the required number of candidates under the reserved category and a large number of candidates have to be selected for the interview”.
     
  2.  
  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,118
    Likes Received:
    23,545
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Re: Reservation Law Sparks Off Student Protests In Allahabad A mob of

    This is the sad commentary that politicians have ingrained in the Indian psyche - religion, caste and every form of dividing the Indian society!
     
  4. VIP

    VIP Ultra Nationalist Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Messages:
    4,684
    Likes Received:
    3,187
    Location:
    Gandhinagar
    Re: Reservation Law Sparks Off Student Protests In Allahabad A mob of

    (So called)Secular party, Communal Governance....

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
     
  5. drkrn

    drkrn Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    2,455
    Likes Received:
    898
    Location:
    visakhapatnam
    Re: Reservation Law Sparks Off Student Protests In Allahabad A mob of

    70 percent..thats too much

    akhilesh yadav is making up another tamilnadu
     
  6. anoop_mig25

    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    5,195
    Likes Received:
    2,223
    Re: Reservation Law Sparks Off Student Protests In Allahabad A mob of

    how is that possible hope court would do justice
     
  7. Dovah

    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    4,754
    Likes Received:
    3,273
    Location:
    Modindia
    Re: Reservation Law Sparks Off Student Protests In Allahabad A mob of

    Is it 70% of 27% for the Yadavs or 70% of the total?
     
  8. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,893
    Likes Received:
    3,688
    Location:
    Bengaluru
    Re: Reservation Law Sparks Off Student Protests In Allahabad A mob of

    This may make it clearer, reading on Twitter that reservation is at every stage of the UPPSC exam with grace marks awarded to reserved category students catapulting them into general merit. The previous report talked of favouritism to Yadavs, but seems more like a scam to push reserved cat into general cat.

    Lopsided policy takes quotas to 71% in UP

    Commission (UPPSC) has created a queer situation where the selection of reserved category students has gone as high as 71% while the tally of general category candidates has been reduced to a mere 27%.

    The UPPSC, which conducts examinations for selection in all state-level services, has enforced a strange three-tier reservation system. While normally the quotas in any examination are implemented at the stage of final selection, the UPPSC has enforced quotas at all three stages — prelims, mains and interview.

    Hundreds of students had staged a violent protest at Allahabad, where the UPPSC headquarters is situated, on Monday. The youngsters had gone on rampage and damaged several government and private vehicles, and held up traffic for several hours. The students are now preparing to launch a statewide agitation.

    The latest example of how the UPPSC’s curious quota policy has placed general category candidates at a huge disadvantage is apparent from the procedure followed for the selection of government doctors. The situation has been further compounded by reserved category students cutting into general seats by making it to the general merit list.

    The UPPSC had advertised 1,797 posts of medical officers (allopathic) in February 2011. These included 578 posts for general, 668 for OBC, 504 for SC and 47 for ST candidates. The results were declared in November 2011. Out of 1,797, selections were made for 1,244 posts. All 578 general posts were filled up while 197 OBC, 309 SC and 41 ST posts were kept vacant on the pretext that the UPPSC didn’t get suitable candidates for these posts.

    Interestingly, of the 578 candidates selected from the general category, only 346 actually belong to this category while the rest 232 candidates are from the reserved quota who cut into the general category seats as they made it to the general merit list. The total share of reserved category selections comes to a staggering 71.26 per cent.


    What is even more intriguing is that the vacant seats of the reserved category have been “carried forward” and the process has begun for selection to these seats afresh. This exercise would, in fact, take the percentage of reserved category candidates much beyond 71 per cent.

    When reporters quizzed Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on this issue on Tuesday, he denied any comment saying the matter was sub judice. A petition filed by the aggrieved general category students is to be heard in the Allahabad High Court on July 22.
     

Share This Page