FICCI Cautions On Job Reservations; Adopts Code for Inclusion

Monday, 29 April 2013, 03:04 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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New Delhi: Cautioning the government against job reservations in the private sector, industry body FICCI said that India Inc on its own is taking affirmative action to improve skills and education levels of the deprived sections of the society.

"Reservation in private sector has been an issue before the government. National (industry) chambers feel that the move would amount to compromising merit and competitiveness of Indian industry," FICCI said.

"Rather, it has suggested that the industry would resort to affirmative action through promoting education, skill building and entrepreneurship among the backward caste youth, enhancing their employability and inclusive growth," it added.

India has seen a spectacular growth during last few decades which reflects in terms of improved human development indicators such as health, education and employment, FICCI President Naina Lal Kidwai said.

However, she said the fruits of this growth have not evenly reached all sections of the society due to a number of socio-economic barriers, creating islands of poverty, illiteracy and unemployment. This situation has put a question mark on the sustainability of India's growth pattern.

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Source: PTI
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1: I will leave this god d-a-m-n country if they start reservations in private sector also!
Posted by:abhi - 29 Apr, 2013
2: The stand taken by FICCI is laudable. However, time has come to extend this stand to Government jobs also and the selection should be purely on merit even in Government jobs. I think, now affirmative action need to be concentrated only in providing quality education, lifestyle and healthcare to the reserved category people. Unless Government thinks the matter seriously, the quality of people in Government which has already affected substantially due to about sixty years of reservation policy, will further be dwindled. Government needs efficient people, because they are the people who run the country at the grassroots level.
Posted by:Prabhash Rath - 29 Apr, 2013