என் பதில்கள், முடிவுரை என்ற இக்கட்டுரையின் கடைசிப் பகுதிகளை வாசித்து அதற்கான உங்கள் கருத்துக்களைக் கூறுமாறு கேட்டுக் கொள்கிறேன்.// இப்படி ஒரு வேண்டுகோளுடன் என் முந்திய பதிவாக சிங்கைப் பதிவர்களின் கட்டுரைப்போட்டியில் வென்ற என் கட்டுரையை அளித்திருந்தேன்.
தொடக்கூடாத கட்டுரை போல் எவ்வித response-ம் இல்லாமல் "பாவம்" போல் (3 பின்னூட்டங்கள் தவிர )அக்கட்டுரை அப்படியே இருந்துவிட்டது.
இக்கட்டுரை யார் கண்ணிலுமே படவில்லை போலும். நமக்குத்தான் சாதிகளை வைத்து சண்டை போட மட்டும்தானே நேரம் இருக்கிறது! வந்திருந்த பின்னூட்டங்களில் மூன்றாவது பின்னூட்டம் என் பதிவுகளின் வாசிப்பாளராக மட்டும் இருந்து வந்த நண்பர் ஒருவரின் தனி மடலாக ஆங்கிலத்தில் வந்துள்ளது.
இந்த நண்பர் (I.A.S.) U.P.S.C. தேர்வுகளில் வென்றுள்ளார்.(வாழ்த்துக்கள் அவருக்கு.) இடப்பங்கீட்டிற்கான பிரச்சனைகளில் அவரது கருத்தை அவர் வெளியிட்டுள்ளார். அதனை இங்கு தனிப்பதிவாக இடுகிறேன்.
1)I joined classes in Delhi around October xxxx in a reputed institute.I came across multiple students but most of the OBC students i came across where from southern india especially tamilnadu,few from maharashtra and andhra but never i encountered a reserved category student from north india though there might be a few.The higher prevalence of OBC candidates from states like tamilnadu indicates reservation extended to them from as early as 1930s has empowered people to certain extent.
Note: The seats extended for STs are invariably cornered by meena community.if you open the list of candidates selected and search for meena/mina you will find around 20 candidates.This questions the very rationale behind reservation having a 'entry only' list,with no procedure for review and removal of existing castes from the list
2)Next with regard to OC seats exclusively reserved for FCs.the process is little complicated and not as simple as anna university counselling system as many people think.there are many benefits extended to reserved category candidates
general obc sc/st
no of attempts 4 7 no limit
upper age limit 30 32 35
If a reserved category candidate avails any of the benefit extended to his category in ANY part of the examination he is deemed to have used reservation benefit and will be considered as reserved category candidate till the end
ex: if a candidate from obc in his 5th attempt gets rank 1 he will be treated as OBC
if a candidate from SC in his 1st attempt and age 31 gets rank 1 he will be treated as SC
So where does the confusion arise.
Consider the example of a OBC candidate who got rank 175.If his 1st preference is IAS in general category he would have not got it.In general category he would have been allotted IPS.So using his reservation benefit as OBC he will get IAS and his seat in IPS will fall vacant.
The bone of contention was that IPS seat which fell vacant. according to my knowledge madras high court said the IPS seat has to go for another OBC candidate whereas the SC has ruled that it has to go to general quota which is perfectly fine because the OBC candidate was allotted a IPS seat from the general pool and not from OBC pool.Perfectly fine!!.UPSC has been maintaining a reserved list of candidates pending this court judgment every year for the past 4 years
3)the argument that UPSC and DOPT are strongly against reserved candidates is not acceptable. True till last year candidates were called for interview on basis of category and region.
this year category has been done away with, and candidates are anyway called on the basis of region. but the truth is we really dont know how upsc does this.of the approximately 50 students called in my session most of them were from ap,kerala,tn
this was the composition of 6 candidates who were in my group (attended interview on a particular date particular session and particular board. evey board interviews 6 candidates in morning and 5 candidates in evening session)
3 from tamilnadu(i beleive all 3 were OBC !!),one kerala,one UP,one chattisgarh
when i browsed the list of selected candidates i found that only me and kerala guy had made to the list
So i totally deny the fact that the UPSC members are biased against reserved category students as a matter of principle i have never come across any case where a reserved category candidate was questioned about reservation putting him in uncomfortable position in the interview
4)the marks are revealed only on basis of dob and not roll no.TRUE.but this i dont think is a big issue because the students are experienced hackers who get the whole database from upsc and do all sort of analysis including which optional is doing well,which region candidates perform well etc
5)Now the main issue. how come the OBC candidates are close to 27% as said by sharad yadav in the hindu article.I will share what exactly happens according to what i heard and this i am not very sure.
Consider a OBC candidate from tamilnadu secured, say, rank 10 and got IAS in general category itself.
But when it comes to cadre(state) allotment.there are 2 issues
a)performance in first 3 months training(called foundatation course) is given one-third(not sure of this figure) weightage along with our rank and a final list is compiled
consider this person when to 14th rank in this list.still it doesnt affect the chances of him getting a general category seat
b)lets say the person has given 1st preference as tamilnadu, his home state.Now the cadre is allotted as per vacancy.
If there is one more candidate above him say rank 5 who wants tamilnadu.He will be alloted tamilnadu in general category and if there are NO vancies in general category in tamilnadu cadre when it comes to rank 14 the candidate will be ready to get the vacancy in OBC category instead of being thrown to some other state
hope i am clear.but this issue is also pretty much complicated
MORAL OF THE STORY: 2 interpretations
1)DOPT has its own methods to make way for general category candidates by forcing the reserved category candidates to choose seats in reserved category by some means
2)It is highly complicated process so DOPT,UPSC resort to the method of reverse reservation as understood by many people
If it is a clear case of reverse reservation it would have come to limelight to students like us who are preparing for 2 years and i would have given my category as general and gone for that 50% seats instead of giving OBC and fight for that 27 % !!!!!
The rank list released by UPSC is not ranking of candidates as per their marks but ranking according to vacancies in general,OBC.
I am not pretty sure of things happen unless i go to the training myself and watch the allotment of cadre
the bottomline is UPSC is a very complicated case of reservation and is not like roster system of anna univ counselling.