KOTTAYAM: Toughening the organisation’s stance on reservation issues, NSS general secretary G Sukumaran Nair said the organisation would take up the issue to the court, to ensure justice for all. He was speaking after inaugurating the 104th Vijayadasami day Nair conference being organised by the NSS taluk union at Changanassery here on Saturday.The unscientific reservation system prevailing in the country should be reworked at the earliest, he said. “The existing reservation system was formulated around seven decades ago without any research, study or proper data collection.
We are taking the issue to the court not for the benefit of our community, but to seek the possibility of reviewing the decade-long reservation policy, which is against social justice for all being enshrined in the Constitution,” he said. He said the NSS took the decision following the Centre making it clear that it wouldn’t review the reservation policy. “Moreover, the creamy layer system was also sabotaged by increasing its limits several times. It was `1.5 lakh in the beginning and has become `8 lakh by now.
This apart, the government also extended the reservation system to the public sector units (PSUs) in the country. At the same time, the governments that came one after the other have been ignoring the recommendations of the S R Sinho Committee, which recommended reservation for the financially backward section among the forward communities. It is in such a situation that the NSS decided to seek legal remedy for this injustice,” he said. He also called upon the community members to be vigilant in the context of Centre’s continued disregard towards the forward communities.