Whether reservation system confirms apt affirmative action?

26May07

 A number of researchers in economics have started to look closely at political reservations. In one recent instance, Professor Rohini Pande of Yale University has found that reservations in state legislatures do increase influence in policy-making for scheduled castes and tribes. Tarun Jain reports. Affirmative action policies scholars argued not only directly benefit lower castes through higher incomes, but have a larger impact on public policies when individuals from lower castes are given a voice in the decision making process. Other commentators from diffrent destinations have followed a similar line of reasoning. For instance, when advocating for reservation of Parliament seats for women, Kalpana Sharma writes that “there is a greater chance of mainstreaming women’s concerns if there are more women in positions of power from where these concerns can be addressed.”

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