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Seervai on Reservations in Civil services


According to Seervai, a Constitutional Expert, Reservations in services affect five parties adversely :-

The state, to whose service, persons are recruited by open competition in examinations held by independent Public Service Commission; 

The Public, as the very phrase public servant shows; 

The persons, who are discriminated against, by Reservation in favour of members of SC/ST/OBC; 

Members of SC/ST/OBC, in whose favour discrimination is being made by fixing Reservation quota, and 

The service, that is each service considered as a whole.

 A service, which lacks espirit de corps, i.e., consciousness of and pride on belonging to a particular service, misses an element essential to an efficient and harmonious administration. The position further deteriorates in a service, in which in matters of promotion, people with superior qualifications are subordinate to people with admittedly inferior qualifications. i

i Seervai Is an efficient public service irrelevant in India, Indian Express September, 1990 P.1.

September 28, 2009 - Posted by | Reservation/Affirmative action program

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