Falling Over Backwards.

Arun Shourie



How is it that what was explicitly forbidden by the Constitution - classification based on cast has become the rule? How is it that what were enabling provision have become mandatory minima? Where does the figure 50 per cent come from? How is that in practice it is exceeded blatantly? Are the benefits not being hogged by a few, the better–off among these castes?

Has the “creamy layer” been actually hived off? How is that what were begun as reservations in promotion also? How did this become a right to accelerated promotions? How did that become a right “accelerated promotions with consequential seniority”? How did that become a right to have the prescribed standards diluted to the point of being waived altogether?

Even in educational institutions. Is this any way to become a knowledge super - power”? As there has been no caste - wise enumeration and tabulation since the 1931 Census, where does this mythical figure, “OBCs are 52 per cent of the population” come from? And what did the 1931 Census itself say about its cast - wise figures?

Language English
ISBN-10 8129109522
ISBN-13 9788129109521
No of pages 378
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Book Publisher Harper Collins India
Published Date 30 Nov -0001

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