M N Rao, of NCBC says that
affirmative action revolves around 'social discrimination' and economic advancement alone cannot determine social advancement.Well, I think he erred a little in calculating the full meaning of this path-breaking hypothesis. I would suggest removing the income criteria on the ability to use OBC reservations. After all, don't our OBC industrialists and politicians need the reservations. They are socially backward as well, and they shall always remain so. Of course, we should never come up with a credible measure of measuring backwardness. But we have firmly established that income and social backwardness are not related. Perhaps we are a little wrong in that. We should probably amend the creamy layer rule and ONLY ALLOW people with income MORE THAN 1 crore a year to avail themselves of the OBC quota.
Well, its not surprising. At least it is consistent with the other views that this government seems to subscribe to: that a person in an urban area can live at Rs. 32 per day, and that BCCI and the F1 organizers should be exempt from tax. I must say that the government has very sound and consistent policies that don't conflict with each other.