Ad Here  
June
July
August
September
October
November
 
 
Nuclear power at the nucleus Poor quality of university VCs Cutting the nose to spite the face Which side are you, Montek? Why this malaise in medical education? Welcome focus on core competence All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu Come elections, come advertisements... An inexplicable neglect More tributes to GR A proud Madrasi Robber barons everywhere Things happen by accident and not by design... Secularism and anti-Hinduism He saved millions from starvation... Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... Tough task taking states together More heat than light Quality silica from Neyveli Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Modi and the lady The Jan Dhan bonanza MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… Sri Lanka votes for change An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL When the President was rendered homeless… ONGC at KG Basin There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? Roaring Ro-Ro facility Mersal magnified TIAM turns a full cycle A glass full of corruption A rich pool of talent not utilised…. Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad Rahman at CIC Maximising the micro pricing … Kinetic Karnataka Silver Years of Madras Musings Readers' Mail Modi storms Silicon Valley West Bengal: mindless malignancy Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu Marketing expert Balagopal is no more PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals Solar thermal shines… Delhi is distant Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model Tax agriculture Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Lalu’s envy, India’s pride Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Welcome GST Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Tatas moving out of urea production... Return to king coal for urea... A professional at the helm of IRDA... Funding the un-funded Noble nonagenarians... TGS- The king storyteller No Maha Koottani in TN... Fortune for Indian Airlines Wise Presidents Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V Gas is the way forward Increasing non co-operation of state leaders Revving up the manufacturing sector Excel Generators provide the vital back-up Fuel for thought A think tank for Chennai More Shakti to resource mobilisation... Making ‘my Amaravati’... Recognition to role of NBFCs.... The power-full Hindujas Sweet news for TN sugar mills Russi Mody – a tribute Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan Editor's Says B H Kothari - a tribute Build close rapport with business leaders Remembering Indira Sivasailam... CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Valli, they are more marginalised TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership The why of tax incentives Towards speedy justice Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health Fortune 500 review An enemy’s enemy is a friend Discoms deserve better… Small units prefers to remain small... Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Strengthen the base... Where a state respects its litterateurs… No engine for this car When online building permits work…. Medical costs hit the roof... Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Adharma of opposition politics Wanted: a second airport for Chennai EEC at the National Media Centre Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Haul over the coal Moily’s bold thrust TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector EVM is tamper-proof Cement prices continue to rise… For whom the MIDS bell tolls? IAS invades NDDB... The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ Streamlining mandatory third party cover A welcome initiative by the judiciary Shanti and Sadhana through Music Auto components surge… WTO Meet: resolved to meet again When nations steal growth from one another… The rise and rise of KCP A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… TELANGANA at last…BUT Tribute – M V Murugappan Solar, solar everywhere … L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research A yen for wastage… Another Indian music maestro at the UN The star of Spencers is no more Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Paytm karo... How Air-India loses customs... Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami The brown list of Venkitaramanan When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked Road development slows down Banning booze... Building loyalty through the stomach TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... A friendly business group GM Technology at last! Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Vibrant Gujarat Quality education through the PPP mode Telangana in top gear… The rise and fall of Annamalai University Kudos to NDTV... Convulsions in The Hindu Shale gas and its shallow future The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Tribute – UCAL Selvan… Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? The few handicaps... Intellectual of rare qualities Delhi is distant… The Gulf aviation boom Delhi returns to BJP Sweeter prospects for sugar CII projects higher growth… Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Multi-faceted Venkat Contrarian cousins …and of a popular trade leader Why land prices zoom in TN? GNS - 100: our first subscriber When Ratan Tata visited SRM Revive development banks... Parliament in paralysis... CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel The balancing act PC’s preference for professionals Kulandai was a giant Airlines in India: cost and space Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform Boy, can you beat these? Demise of a media baron... Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! Make standards certification mandatory... Should we change the official year? F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Align crops to agro climate endowments… Waning interest in public discussions… Gay abandon in pricing Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Computation of GDP – conundrums continue This scant respect for Law The nuclear option Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal Music happens Polls and promises Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Five star activism stalls development activity Delhi Chalo... SoA @ 80 IPL type auction for VCs? Put expensive assets created to use... Pharma – overdose of copying Muffled voices for merit… London, London Narayan A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science The sea- saw battle continues... The Swadeshi Trump Editor's Notes Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities Where is Rajaji? Shipping woes of Chennai companies Plummeting profits of PSBs A more liberated TN… More Shakthi to Das’ elbow Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi Tribute Breaththrough in malaria control When small is no larger beautiful.. Tatas moving out of urea production... Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik IPL - no surprise this scam Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu For whom the bell tolls? Engineering seats go abegging Mu Sigma – is no more Protest masters... Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Preserving for the future Of course, Gujarat is vibrant China invests in India He continues the focus on social amelioration
 
Muffled voices for merit…

In the February issue of IE I referred to the disruption to the court work by lawyers with demands including caste-based reservations in the selection of judges. Earlier, several leaders of caste groups objected to the Tamil Nadu government recruiting specialist doctors for a super specialty hospital on the basis of merit and not by the

reservation criteria. Interestingly, a few political leaders suggested a deviation from this settled policy. The chief spokesperson of the Congress party, Janardhan Dwivedi, expressed his opinion that reservations and special preferences should be given on economic criteria. C Aranganayakam, a former Minister of Education in the AIADMK government, who crossed over to the DMK, recently resigned from the DMK. The reason he attributed is again the neglect of merit and the insistence on  caste-based reservations.

M G Ramachandran (MGR), soon after assuming charge as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in 1977, announced a plan to extend reservations on the basis of economic criteria. But the Tamil society, riven by caste differences  for decades, would not agree. Political parties and other leaders mounted a severe attack and forced MGR to retract. Rattled by the severity of opposition, MGR not merely retracted, but expanded the share of reservation for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes to 69 per cent against the limit prescribed by the constitution of 50 per cent!

Author :
Reported On :
Sector :
Shoulder :
RELATED NEWS
ABOUT IE
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
 
PRIVACY POLICY
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
 
CONTACT US
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Guindy,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236
EMAIL: indecom1968@gmail.com