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Precise implementation of reservation policies in India is hampered due to the multiple Constitutional amendments, state-level legislation and legal uncertainties and infirmities about court judgments. Critically analyse

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3. Precise implementation of reservation policies in India is hampered due to the multiple Constitutional amendments, state-level legislation and legal uncertainties and infirmities about court judgments. Critically analyse. (250 words)

Reference:  Business-standard.com

Why the question:

The question is premised on the recent observation made by the apex court – A more divisive society and economic disasters ahead if reservations above 50 per cent are deemed legal by the Supreme Court.

Key Demand of the question:

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Directive:

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with brief background of coming of reservation system in the country.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

·         Explain the evolution of Reservation Policy in India.

·        Then discuss the Issues with Reservation Policy in India – Overlapping, Violation of ceiling provision, Complex implementation, Issues in identifying creamy layer, Politically and emotionally sensitive issue etc.

  • Discuss the policies of the government in this direction from past to present.

Conclusion:

Conclude that India needs to gradually wean itself off all forms of reservations while providing adequate financial support to those who are socially and educationally backward.

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