ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Towards Clarity on Reservations Question

Towards Clarity on Reservations Question Ramaswamy R Iyer Examining logically some of the commonly encountered propositions relating to the reservation question, the present paper while admitting that there is indeed a case for compensatory discrimination rejects the view that this should necessarily take the form of reservation of posts. Compensatory discrimination, it is argued here, should consist largely of special measures of assistance for enhancing educational levels and employability of disadvantaged groups, and a weighted-comparison system at the point of recruitment, supplemented if inescapably necessary by a very limited number of reserved posts. Such measures would address present and continuing disabilities while avoiding the dangers of retributive injustice.

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