Quota policy to continue: Govt
With the RSS saying that there should be no reservation in jobs and education for the affluent, the government on Monday said there is no rethink on the present social and caste based reservation policy and it will continue.
“It is the stated policy of government that the present arrangement of reservation will be maintained,” Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said in response to SP and BSP members raising concern over remarks by some RSS leaders on Sunday. RSS, Jaitley said, “has also not talked” of scrapping or changing the present reservation policy.
Earlier, Ram Gopal Yadav (SP) alleged a conspiracy in doing away with the quota system. Mayawati (BSP) said the Constitution has clearly defined the criteria for giving reservation to SC/ST and OBCs and now RSS leaders were talking of the quota being based on economic criteria.