How UPSC snatched 3 IAS seats from SC to reserve them for upper castes?

 

S Kumar

Three IAS seats may look small in the total of 1099 finally selected candidates but let's look at statistics to understand how big 3 IAS seats are.

A total of about 11 Lac candidates applied for the UPSC Civil Services 2016 examination and finally, 1099 successful candidates were selected. Every applicant applying for Civil Services exam dreams of becoming an IAS, which has only 150 seats and among those 150 seats only 90 seats are general category open seats. So, we are talking about 3 seats from 11 lac applicants and 90 general category open seats within 150 total IAS seats. That is 2% of total IAS seats and above 3% of all open category IAS seats. The readers can understand the importance of 3 seats among 1099 considering that a significant number of successful candidates not getting IAS during allocation process decide to write the Civil Service examination again the following year to get the coveted IAS.

During this examination, three SC candidates were among the top 90 candidates in the written results. However, none of them possibly can get among the open category IAS seats, just because they were given such low interview marks that they can get IAS seat only within the reserved category seats, and thus leaving the seats for upper castes in the open category.

The top 3 SC candidates based on the written results are following:

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The above details do not provide the complete insight of the conspiracy. Let's look at more details of how these 3 fared among other candidates.

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साऊ_रमाई बूक बँक विहार_तेथे_ग्रंथालय उपक्रम

Bhagyesha Kurane

kuraneपुर्वाश्रमीचा अस्पृश्य समाज आजही ग्रामीण भागात मोठ्या प्रमाणात रहिवास करताना आढळतो.तसेच यापैकी ज्या जनसमुदायाने रोजगाराच्याशोधात शहरी भागामध्ये स्थलांतर केलेले आहे अशा समुदायापैकी जवळपास 70% समाज आजही झोपड़पट्टी भागात रहिवास करताना आढळतो.उर्वरित शैक्षणिक संधीचा हकदार वर्ग शहराच्या मध्यवस्तीमध्ये स्थिरावलेला दिसतो.निम्नस्तरीय झोपड़पट्टी व शहराच्या मध्यवस्तीत राहाणाऱ्या समाजामध्ये एक आर्थिक सामाजिक दरी कायम दिसून येते.झोपड़पट्टी भाग , वस्त्यांमध्ये राहाणाऱ्या समाजात शिक्षणाबाबत उदासीनता,शैक्षणिक संधींबाबत अनभिज्ञता,मार्गदर्शनाचा अभाव आढळून येतो.व याचेच पर्यावसन मग बेरोज़गारी,व्यसनाधीनता,दारिद्र्य,गुन्हेगारी यामध्ये झालेले आढळते.या वस्तीमध्ये राहाणाऱ्या तरुण वर्गाचे प्रबोधन कशाप्रकारे घडवून आणू शकतो , याबाबत विचार सुरू होता व या मधूनच साऊ रमाई बूक बँकेची संकल्पना अस्तित्वात आली. 

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An Appeal by Adivasi Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh

 

Adivasi Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh

Appeal by Adivasi Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh

Raigarh
13 June 2017

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Dear friends in Media and Civil Society,

Displacement without consent is a crime! Please come and support the Adivasi struggle against the illegal dispossession of their lands by companies and land mafia.
On 14 June 2017 around 100 Adivasis of villages Bhengari, Khokhroama, Katangdih, and Nawapara (Tenda) will be invoking their Constitutional and statutory rights and approaching the SC ST Welfare (Special) Police Station, Raigarh to submit complaints against the illegal dispossession of their lands that has occurred through threats, intimidation, coercion, and misinformation, and to request the registration of FIRs against the accused.

 Adivasis are encouraged by the 8 May direction of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes to officials in Raigarh to take action under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 in cases wherein the land of tribal people was transferred illegally. We are also encouraged by the Supreme Court judgment on the mandatory registration of FIRs in Lalitha Kumari vs Govt. of U.P. & Ors.

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Caste in the UK - British Government Seeks Answers from Indian Community

 

Round Table India 

If Hindus migrate to other regions on earth, Indian caste would become a world problem.
~ Babasaheb Dr. BR Ambedkar, Castes in India (1916)

A new initiative by activists in the UK to combat caste: http://casteintheuk.org/

This website has been started in the wake of the UK government's announcement calling for an open and public consultation on Caste in Great Britain and Equality Law to ensure there is adequate legal protection against caste-based unlawful discrimination. The government needs to hear from the UK residents – of South Asian origins and others – as to how individuals and groups should be protected against discrimination on caste grounds.

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As predicted by Babasaheb, with the mass migration of Hindus to other countries, caste has become a global problem. One of the countries which face strongest caste discrimination is the UK. Several newspaper reports and academic works address the caste problem in the UK.

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Global Bahujan Movement - Dr. Manisha Bangar's North America Tour April - May 2017

 

Round Table India

Dr. Manisha Bangar has just returned from a trip to the US and Canada, where she gave a series of talks about Ambedkarism, and the state of the caste struggle in India. Dr. Bangar is a leading organizer of Mulniwasi Bahujans of India (the Indigenous majority population). Currently serving as National Vice President of BAMCEF (Backward and Minority Communities Employees Federation), she is former National Vice President of Mulniwasi Sangh and National President of Mulniwasi Mahila Sangh the mass based offshoot wings of BAMCEF.

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A good orator, freelance writer and poetess, she has continued to speak for more than a decade at Universities, Civil/Human Rights and Phule Ambedkarite Organizations, both Nationally and Internationally (USA, UK, Europe and Middle East) including the United Nations on issues of Caste, Gender Equality, Health and Education rights, Comparative Religious thought and Phuley, Periyar, Ambedkar ideology. Even as global organizations and foreign governments are taking cognizance and condemning India's shameful caste system, India is reeling under recent spate of caste atrocities against Dalits and Adivasis.

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Mayor Pro-Tempore of the city of Manteca, California, Gary Singh presenting Dr. Manisha Bangar with the "Global Bahujan Award"

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Now on Smashwords – What Babasaheb Ambedkar Means To Me

 

The Shared Mirror Publishing House

Our new book What Babasaheb Ambedkar Means To Me is now available on Smashwords – Ebooks from independent authors and publishers

The ebook can be downloaded in various formats and also read online, see screenshot below. (https://www.smashwords.com/books/)

Enjoy Reading!

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Release of 'What Babasaheb Ambedkar Means to Me' eBook: Get your free copy!

 

The Shared Mirror Publishing House

We are happy to share news of the release of our second book. 'What Babasaheb Means to Me' is an edited volume that compiles articles by authors on Round Table India and Savari.

Here is an excerpt from the preface of the book edited by Sruthi HerbertChetana Sawai and Gurinder Azad:

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"... This is our purposeful and responsive pursuit to articulate and place truths, struggles and express our creative spirit in autonomous spaces such as Round Table India, Savari and The Shared Mirror during this time in history. We remind ourselves that these works of knowledge production are firmly rooted in our collective efforts at learning, educating, motivating and agitating our communities. We know that we will continue to find the courage to face the necessary tensions that come our way in our pursuit of liberatory paths. We will continue to critically engage and invest in examining, owning and developing personal, as well as collective narratives that interrogate the anti-social system of caste and its informing of graded social conditioning, inequalities and divides. We will continue to critically engage and invest in examining, owning and developing personal, as well as collective narratives that interrogate the anti-social system of caste and its informing of graded social conditioning, inequalities and divides. Babasaheb's writings will continue to uplift and empower us to work towards annihilating caste and bringing about social equality.

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