Caste Rotation Policy
It is heavily needed at present time in order to ensure fare and proportional benefit to all the castes and classes getting reservations in India.
n order to ensure the proportional representation of SCs/STs, provision of education, employment and political reservation to the social and educationally backward castes was made in the Constitution of India. Under which the representation of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes was reserved in the Lok Sabha, Legislative Assemblies and Local Bodies. The question arises that whether all castes of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes are getting proportional representation on reserved seats under political reservation or the benefit of reservation is constricted up to selective castes only?
From the beginning of the political reservation in the Lok Sabha and the Legislative Assemblies, it seems that the political reservation is not for SCs/ STs, it is for selective individual, selective castes and selective families and also seems that reserved seats have been allotted permanently to a few individuals, few families and few selective castes, they are repeatedly elected to the Parliament or Legislative Assemblies, which is against the policy of proportional representation of SCs/STs enshrined in the Indian constitution.
The responsibility of the SCs/STs representatives to be elected from the seats reserved for the purpose of political protection was to be guarded to protect the rights of scheduled castes/ tribes in the Lok Sabha and the Legislative Assemblies. But their representatives ignored their rights by which deprivation of Scheduled Caste/Tribes rights, atrocities and exploitation continued to grow. In spite of this, they remain a silent spectator in the Parliament and Legislative Assemblies representing their people. The reality is that they become a representative of their political parties, not being a representative of the scheduled castes/tribes. Thus, political reservation in the name of the representation of scheduled castes/ tribes has been becoming a joke.
The self-styled Ambedkarists of scheduled caste/tribe are cursing Manuism and Brahmanism, want destruction of castes, and equality and brotherhood. Regardless, its scheduled castes and scheduled tribes are sticking to their great faith and moving the legacy of caste forward. The self-styled Ambedkarists, whose invocation of the constitution on the matter, are socially inferior and are limited to their own caste. Day and Night they shout Jai Bhim and Ambedkar; but the idea of abolishing the caste system proposed by Dr Ambedkar didn’t bring any change to them at all.
The so called helmsman of social justice, who reached the Parliament and the Legislative Assemblies from reserved seats, never raised their voices in the Parliament and the Legislative Assemblies, against the inhuman practice of manual scavenging. Situation of manual scavengers in the country today is like slave and bonded labors and their representative are responsible for it. Apart from cleaning profession, there are many castes came under scheduled castes, which are waiting for their
representation till date in parliament and legislative assemblies under political reservation. Will these people only doing cleaning works generation after generation? Don’t they have any right to get any work of honour?
The ridiculousness of political parties is that no party has been able to make a political issue of manual scavenging and no party has bothered to include it in its election manifesto. In the name of SC/ST representation, those who reached Parliament and Legislative Assemblies from reserved seats did not make any agitation on grassroots level to end the tainted and inhuman acts like manual scavenging. Present reservation policy has been unsuccessful in protecting the rights of Dalits, especially the communities connected with cleaning occupation. In place of "Separate Electorate" in Poona Pact between Dr Ambedkar and Gandhi, the present Joint Election System has been proved to be a complete failure in fulfilling the purpose of reservation.
Torture and exploitation
In spite of reservation, the social and economic status of the Dalits reaches worse to worst. Torture and exploitation have increased. One side, Dalits are being killed, Dalit women are being raped, Dalit are doing manual scavenging, Dalits are dying in gutters, Dalits are being burned alive, millions of Dalit children are without schools and other side so called Dalit representatives and leaders are living life like a king.
Even though Dr Ambedkar had established constitutional parliamentary democracy by erasing the rule of Crown (Taj) and Sword (Talwar) but so called Ambedkrists and Dalit leaders were seen wearing crown of gold and diamonds and waving sword on public platforms. The so-called Dalit representatives have become wealthier and are emerging as new royals among the self-proclaimed messiah of the Dalits.
In view of the functioning and performance of the Dalit representatives in the parliament and state assemblies since independence, it is a demand of time that a "Caste Rotation Policy" should be framed for equal and proportional representations of all the scheduled castes and tribes. Under the caste rotation policy, there should be a law for the all reserved constituencies restricting the repetition of same caste representative every time.
Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar.
Manual scavenging is still being done by Dalits particularly.