CHARTER OF DEMANDS Following are the demands on which YFE is negotiating with the Union Govt. in DelhiCHARTER OF DEMANDS
Deferral of the proposed hike in reservation in the central universities.
An Expert Commission should be formed which would explore all the avenues of affirmative actions, review the efficiency of reservation1 as an affirmative action (considering both its benefits and drawbacks) and compare the efficiencies of the all possible affirmative actions. Thus it should come up with a fool proof and time bound strategy to uplift and empower the backward sections of our country without interfering with the overall development and well being of our Nation.Implementation of the proposed extended reservation policy and any other new reservation policy only after the commission has submitted its report.
A white paper on the reservation policy.
1 We view reservations as a limited step to provide opportunities for the backward sections of our country to acquire education and employment.
Places in the Government jobs that are remaining vacant due to lack of eligible candidates from the reserved category should be opened for other eligible candidates immediately.
No action should be taken against the agitating students, interns and resident doctors in any form as regards to service break, termination, pay deduction, legal action etc.
The Hon’ble Prime Minister should give a concrete statement on the issue.WHAT DO WE MEAN BY EXPERT COMMISSION?It should be a non-political non-parliamentary commission with members from judicial, social sciences, educational, scientific background. It should be formed in15 days and should submit its report within 1 year’s time.WHAT WOULD BE ITS AIMS AND OBJECTIVE?
To come up with a fool proof and time bound* strategy to uplift and empower the backward sections of our country without interfering with the overall development and well being of our Nation.WHAT SHOULD IT DO?
1) It would explore all the avenues of affirmative actions.
2) It would assess the efficiency of the existing reservations taking into consideration both its benefits and drawbacks.
#3) It would compare the efficiency of other means of affirmative actions with that of reservations.
4) It should find ways other than affirmative actions, which would help in changing the socio-economic system, which breeds exploitation and inequality.
5) It should come up with socio-economic criteria, which would exclude the affluent and those already having access to jobs and higher education.
**6) It should fix parameters to determine the degree of upliftment and empowerment of the backward sections so that when adequate degree is achieved the Government should stop the policy of affirmative actions.
7) It should always keep in mind that the affirmative actions whatever suggested by the Commission should never interfere with the overall development and well being of our Nation.
*We want that whatever affirmative actions would be followed should have an end-point defined. Parameters should be defined after which there would be no need for affirmative actions in the same lines as they are being given till date.
**Creamy layer should be applied for all.
#While assessing the policy the Commission should take in account the current data about the population distribution.