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Read the advertisement of Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited in today’s newspaper (Hindu page 6 date 16th June 2006)
14 seats out of 104 is now open for general category persons under general merit… That’s like 90% reservation… Clearly flouting the supreme court’s 50% reservation ceiling.

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that really sucks!! While I’m all for social equality and raising the level of the obc’s, I think there needs to be some better planning behind it. Why not start bottom up and ensure good BASIC education for all before making reservations in premier institutes and jobs..especially when most SC-ST seats go vacant already..clearly the whole reservation cr** is politically driven. sadly the ‘head’ of the nation doesnt behave quite like a head..–>

there is nothing called total GM,.. General Category is what anybody who has no special status because of the caste, creed, financial background, religion etc to boost him up.
and in this advertizement it is 10-14% (14 of 104)

In the first table, Out of the 52 seats other than various categories of ‘GM’, which are for various caste categories, 18 seats go for rural, ex-military, kannada medium candidates (not counting womens’ quota). So that can be said to meet some social justice goal – rural, kannada medium candidates may be disadvantaged compared to the rest.

In tamil nadu, every single one of the 69% caste based reserved seats can go to convent/private schol educated rich kids – and a overwhelming majority of those seats do go to them.

so – you still cant beat tamil nadu.

Pegasus,

Does GM stand for general merit ?

This is mind boggling, but still better than (as Reason pointed out) TN from a social justice point of view.

Consider this “an upper caste woman from a rural area who studied in a kannada medium school, and whose dad served in the military and whose family has been displaced due to a public works project” – can access 50% of all available seats (52 out of 104).

Similary take category III-A which I believe is dominated by various subgroups of Vokkaligas,

Consider this “an vokkaliga caste woman (group III-A) from a rural area who studied in a kannada medium school, and whose dad served in the military and whose family has been displaced due to a public works project” – can access 56% of all available seats (58 of 104)”

So the advantage bestowed by caste alone is only 5-6%. This is due to the horiz and vert stratification of social groups.

Thanks for bringing this up. Can I point to your image ? I want to write about this.

1) GM means general merit…. i.e people like you and me who have no special status/ creamy layer.
2) Having a complicated grid like this with a 100 categories only strengthen the vote bank politics… either you live on state support or you go and earn your living…. there should be no shades (or too many shades in the reservation) because then it makes it open to interpretation of the babu and makes life unnecessarily complicated.
3) As you might have realized I do not write too much text describing my points…. I would love if someone consolidates the idea and presents them properly. So plz go ahead use this paper cutting.

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