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Title:
PROBING RESERVATIONS ABOUT RESERVATION: THE EFFICACY OF CASTE CERTIFICATION IN INDIA

Authors:
ASHWINJIT SINGH

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ASHWINJIT SINGH
The Shri Ram School- Moulsari, New Delhi, India

MLA 8
SINGH, ASHWINJIT. "PROBING RESERVATIONS ABOUT RESERVATION: THE EFFICACY OF CASTE CERTIFICATION IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 9, Sept. 2018, pp. 4624-4632, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=326. Accessed Sept. 2018.
APA
SINGH, A. (2018, September). PROBING RESERVATIONS ABOUT RESERVATION: THE EFFICACY OF CASTE CERTIFICATION IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(9), 4624-4632. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=326
Chicago
SINGH, ASHWINJIT. "PROBING RESERVATIONS ABOUT RESERVATION: THE EFFICACY OF CASTE CERTIFICATION IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 9 (September 2018), 4624-4632. Accessed September, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=326.

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Abstract:
The caste system in India evolved from being a form of social organisation that divided society into groups according to their occupations with the purpose of achieving maximum societal efficiency to an oppressive societal structure that has denied a large section of the society basic rights and forced upon them a lifestyle that has been compared to apartheid and racial segregation. To address these historical injustices, the Indian Constitution designed an affirmative action policy called "reservations", which comprises a series of measures, like reserving access to seats in legislatures, to government jobs, and to enrolment in institutions of higher education. The form and content of reservations have been a contentious subject since their invention, but what's been undiscussed is the access of people from the SC/ST communities to these welfare schemes, the beginning point of which is getting a valid caste certificate. This paper analyses efficacy of caste certification in India and the problems and blind-spots present in the process of getting a certificate. It also gives policy recommendations about the areas in which the process can be eased in order for the reservation policy to be efficiently conducted.