Quota reservation issue has become more of a reputation mark for minsters; situation is such that even National Knowledge Commission chairperson Sam Pitroda was not even consulted for such this key issue.
He has expressed his displeasure over not being consulted on the key issue.
Sam Pitroda said:
The government should review its reservation policy taking into account the needs of the present century. “I think we need to review all of these issues in totality when we are looking at knowledge base for the 21st century. We can’t go back to what it was. We have to think about what it ought to be tomorrow.
Discussion and the main point in the meeting which was held in Bangalore for 2 days kept revolving around various education related issues.
I think that even when nobody in meeting was against the principle of affirmative action, the issue of reservation is complex as it deals with the demands of social justice on the one hand and the question of excellence and extension of education on the other.