Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Theater of the Absurd ?




I was not serious when , on 03 Dec., I wrote following and sent it as email to Cabinet Ministers / NITI Aayog :


[  Divide Quota ? To rule Raj ?  ]

 

I wrote :

 

Let us introduce a NEW category with another 100 % quotas for “ FORWARD COMMUNITIES “ , under which to allot :


·         15 %  to  “  Socially Forward “ communities of   Parsis and Punjabis


·         15 %  to  “  Economically Forward “ communities of Marwaris and Gujaratis



·         15 %  to  “  Educationally Forward  “ communities of Marathis and Keralites


·         15 %  to  “  Culturally Forward “ communities of Bengalis and Biharis



·         15 %  to  “  Religiously  Forward “ communities of  Ayodhyawasis and Babri-Niwasis


·         25 %  to  “  Politically  Forward “  communities of  Kashmiris and Naxalites

 

Being the world-class experts at “ SOCIALLY DIVISIVE NOMENCLATURES “ , we have invented terminologies such as :


#    UMG  [ Upper  Middle  Class ]

#    LMG   [ Lower  Middle  Class ]

#    HNI  [  High Net Worth Individuals , aka “ Stinking Rich “  ]

#    BPL  [  Below Poverty Line  ]

#    EWS  [  Economically Weaker Sections  ]

#    MIG  [  Middle Income Group  ]

#    LIG   [  Low Income Group  ]

#    Creamy  Layer  …………. Etc



Given the political ingenuity of our Netas , I am certain that they will figure out dozens of methods to circumvent the Supreme Court dictate and succeed in ( may be ) granting 20 – 25 % reservation quota to any minority / majority group , bold enough to ask for it !

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Then , this morning read the following :





Who will qualify / be eligible ?


·         Have household income of less than Rs 8 lakh / year [ 95 % of Indians ]

·         Have agricultural land of less than 5 acres [ 86 % of land holding ]

·         Have a house smaller than 1000 sq ft  [  80 % are smaller than 500 sq ft  ]

·         Have a residential plot smaller than 100 yards in a municipality [ No data  ]

·         Have a resi plot of less than 200 yards in non-notified municipality [ No data ]



Now , before those belonging to “ Upper Caste “ – and still poor – start jumping with joy, I suggest they conduct some “ Data Digging “ to compile real data , similar to the following hypothetical example :



#    According to the above mentioned news report ,
·         only 27 – 37 % of India’s population is currently “ not entitled “ to any quota ( say 390 million out of 1300 million @ 30 % )



·         Of this 390 million , as per above criteria, 90 % are “ Upper Caste Poor “ ( say 350 million ) , who will get to claim 10 % of the jobs in government and 10% of seats in colleges




#   Let us assume that , right now , all governments ( Central + States ) put together ,
     have , 


·         10 lakh jobs ( announced / advertised and waiting to be filled )


·         10 lakh seats in Colleges waiting to be allotted



#   Therefore for “ Upper Caste Poor “ ,


·         “ Jobs available “  =   10 % of 10 lakh  =   1 lakh

·         “ Seats available “ =  10 % of 10 lakh   =  1 lakh



Some 350 million persons will be competing for these !



Let us assume following break-up of these 350 million “ Upper Caste Poor “ :


#   Looking for a college seat  >   50 million   (  500 lakh ) –    for 1 lakh seats



     Quota Quantum of 1 / 500




#   Looking for a job               >  100 million  (  1,000 lakh ) –  for 1 lakh jobs



     “ Quota Quantum of 1 / 1000 “



#   Children + Old                  >  200 million  (  2,000 lakh  )



#   We also know that ,


·         With rapid strides being made in “ e-Governance “ more and more government jobs are getting replaced by DIGITAL PROCESSES . This means , govt jobs are shrinking !


·         On the other hand , population is increasing by 12 - 15 million per year


·         This will translate to ever larger number competing with decreasing opportunities !


·         This means “ Quota Quantums “ are constantly fluctuating ( like shares ? )



Once again , in a lighter vein :



#  What about those “ Upper Caste RICH “ people ( 10 % of 390 million = 39 million ) ?


    Not being eligible for any quota , what will they do for getting a college education or a
    government job ?



    How about enabling them to “ Buy “ those quotas in an open market , by launching :


    www.QuotaForSale.gov.in    ?




    An “ Upper Caste Poor “ who is very doubtful of ever landing a government job ( -
   remember , his chance of getting one , is only ONE in ONE THOUSAND ) , can register /
   list his QUOTA for sale – to be purchased by those RICH !



   I will not be surprised if , even some of the “ Upper Caste Poor “ may come forward to “
   buy “ a few hundred quotas and improve their  chance in a job interview !



   I am assuming that those advertisements for Jobs / Seats will clearly say :


    Interviews will ignore all things considered MERIT , eg : percentage of marks .


    Only criteria will be the “ Number of Quota Quantum “ held by the applicants “



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08  Jan  2019


Rsvp  >  hcp@RecruitGuru.com

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