Recently, there were debates and talks over reservation for the Dalits (SC/ST) in private sector in India.
It is a well-known truth that in social democracy, hopes and optimism works a lot. It is just an example of the sarcastic Utopian world of “The Brave new World” of Aldous Huxley. The commons even do not realize the actual situations and problems, and the rulers, the socialistic politicians always keeps denying them to understand it. They elude them by providing false optimistic hopes which serve as placebo, while the major problems remain untouched and hence unsolved.
The politicians have nothing to do with development of Dalits (SC/ST). Their main objective is to provide a false optimistic hope so that their power forts may remain safe.
And congress is a perfect player of this game since always. In fact communists and socialist have no choice but to keep doing that, to fool the public by showing paths of sympathy, development and false optimistic traits of socialism. They do not realize that sympathy won’t help. The real help can only be done by promoting the attitude of self help.
Economic policy making on the basis of caste and religion is a common trend in India since 1947, and it had always proved to be a failure abysmally.
The reality is, in India there is a very large economic underclass which is a menace for the economic development, hopes and aspirations and social harmony. It is very difficult to keep peace within the underclass. And the intensity of this threat increases by the fact that the socialist/communist government of India always kept trying to develop this underclass, but failed miserably.
Why it all happened?
It is all because of the socialistic attitude India kept following for a larger part of its history. Recently India started to open its economic policies and to provide some options for the people to look solutions for the upcoming problem.
In India, the employers are very few, while labor in demand of work is very large. Jobs are less and number of graduates is very large. That is, in India the providers are very few, and the dependents are extreme in number. The process of self-employment, self-help, and self-development is almost negotiable in India. And this all is because of the very basic socialistic attitude which kept flourishing. Now it cannot hold the tides of the underdeveloped class, as it has no way to help them. If, the sense of self-employment, self-development is created, and the attitude being dependent is exorcised from the Indian youth, then the youth will act like Individualist, will seek ways, and evolve methods to create options of entrepreneurships. At least they will get ways for earning their own bread by themselves. Individualism is the need, as there’s no one and no way to help.
The second problem of Indian socialist government is India is YOUNG. More than 50 per cent of India’s population is aged below 25. Their literacy level is just over 74 per cent. More than 65 per cent of the young are `stuck’ in the villages (and all this after the so-called socialist helps).
And even now the urban youth, actually do not want to be entrepreneurs and self-employed. They do not want to be capitalist. How and who will develop chances for work and jobs for those 65% youth in villages?
The Central and State Governments in India are high-wage places that are too saturated to offer any gainful employment to the young. There actually is no work in government. They have little reason to be pleased about how they have thwarted the hopes of the young. Very earlier the government was needed to promote self-help, self-employment, and individualistic attitude in youth. But for the cause of Vote-bank games and power-hungry policies, political parties kept fooling the Indians, and now there’s lack of jobs. People say that it is due to lack of education, the reality is even the graduates are not getting jobs. There are no jobs and there is no trend in youth to create jobs. They still want socialistic begging; they still want to remain dependent. But that is simply not viable.
As a matter of fact, the youth remains susceptible. Youth becomes an easy victim to despair and despondency. And to avoid that, there is a strong need to provoke the youth for self-employment, self-development and self-help.
Although I am totally against any sort of reservation, still if the Indian youth takes the right signals and understand itself that self-help is the only option available, then even providing reservation in private sector won’t be too bad.
Because, although it will not make any significant good for the under-class youth, still it will invoke a sense of hope which may make them feel strong and inspire them to be self-reliant.
Self-reliance is the key, every Individual must understand this. In stead of remaining dependent on government or corporate, if the Individual started looking for self-employment, then he/she may start providing job opportunities for others too. As the number of providers will increase, the problem of dependents will decrease.
The only hope of India now is the youth with capability to live as Individual of courage rationality and mental ability to create new streams and jobs, to be entrepreneurs and self-reliant. So that they not only may become a living inspiration for the other youth, but also may develop provide job opportunities and employment for the very large portion of economic underclass which is young.
Reservation won’t do any good on real grounds though. Why?
In US, Affirmative Action is like a reservation, though government does not enforces a specific percentage, but they would like to see how many racial minorities work in your establishment, if there are none or very less, they try to investigate if the company is doing racial discrimination. Hence, most of the companies give some seats to African Americans. It works like this, if the fine is $400,000 per year, they hire 4 black dudes for $50,000 per year each, making them do anything (the company does not count them as resources, but just another regulatory expense).
Same will happen in India, as it happens with colleges. If you get into colleges through reservations, then professors does not care about you at all(unless he is also there through reservation), he simply gives you barely above marks to pass but never bother to see if you are studying or learning anything or not.In private sector most of the reservation related hiring will be on a lower end job, like data entry etc (even when they don’t that job to be done), or hire one reservation-beneficiary project manager but never give him a good and important project. And add his salary as business expenses. For any real development, the individual need to help himself.
And the examples of successful heroes will provide strength for others too.
India needs successful Individuals and heroes; Indian youth needs examples of self-reliance, self-help, and self-employment.