(Info) UPSC Selection Process -Â Reservations
INFO : UPSC Selection Process - Reservations
The UPSC system of selection is a good balance of merit and affirmative action.
What i feel is needed is
Firstly, a clarity on the definition of General/Open Category seats.
Available here refers to giving a choice to candidates at the beginning of the application process
Given here refers to the end of selection process where the final list is prepared
should these â€œopen-seatsâ€ be â€œavailableâ€+â€givenâ€ to everyone including reserved category? (As the standard of performance of Reserved candidates goes up continuously â€œgivingâ€ seats will lead eventually to zero selections from general category as they have no quota once we use the definition that â€œGeneral seatsâ€ as â€œgivenâ€ to â€œALLâ€) Which is double reservation.
Whether these â€œopen seatsâ€ should be â€œavailableâ€ to those who mention their category as â€œGeneralâ€ in their forms from the beginning (As these seats are already â€œavailableâ€ to everyone while applying. these should not be â€œgivenâ€ to â€œeveryoneâ€ once the reserved candidate has forfeited his right of applying in the seats already â€œavailableâ€ to all)
Secondly, the question of responsibility of state.
Is it to â€œenableâ€ the backward category to be able to compete for jobs on the same footing as with general via reservations in higher education?
giving reservation in higher education and jobs both? which is double reservation and dilution of the concept of â€œequality of opportunityâ€.
1. General category should be open to only those who apply as general since the option to apply as general is available to all
2. Reservation benefit should be available at one point, either jobs OR in higher education at the discretion of the candidate, NOT both.