I’ve been composing a post – the structure, the arguments for and against, the stats, the macro-economic implications, the impact on productivity – primarily from an economics perspective, on Reservations. This post is supposed to be a response to Annie‘s post on the myth of merit at How the Other Half Lives. Bits of my response have already been composed, but I’m unable to get the time to search for and analyse the data to make an argument that is final according to me.
Now I find that a few of my arguments and concerns have already been expressed in a very lucid manner by Atanu Dey at The Indian Economy blog. Here’s another one. And another. There’s more promised and I’m looking forward to it.
Also, it seems that the Delhi Government is already taking remedial steps to address the demand-supply gap in this City. Better late than too late. Now that the schools have been addressed, please also attend to colleges. Delhi sees a mass exodus of students to Karnataka and Maharashtra because of this demand supply gap.