Isn’t it time we moved all #reservations – a tool of state’s #affirmative action – in the direction of one based solely on #Economic Considerations? Let us call its beneficiaries @ECOWS – Economically Weaker Sections.
In this day of Internet, malls, rapidly urbanizing India, and where Rupee has become the best leveler… social caste divisions cease to be significant.
Economic criteria would take care of the non-creamy SCs, STs, OBCs and be fair to all others now clamouring for such protection: Gurjars, Marathas, Jats, Muslims..
[Writing through WP as Gujarat has stupidly banned access to all SNWs in the wake of the Patidar agitation.]
@ECOWS - FAIR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION