With the emergence of private sector in the economy, the scenario has changed considerably. Both public sector and private players have contributed a lot to the immense growth that we are enjoying in Indian economy lately. Both are important and play a role in the economic development in their own way.
But as far as quota is concerned, it is prevalent in all the Government undertakings. But quota in private sector?? I feel there should be no quota in any sector. Merit based system should be implemented in every sector. Only then there shall be healthy competition among the individuals and there will be no bias in selection and promotions.
Quotas create discrimination in every aspect and the deserving individuals are given second preference to the quota holding ones. This is not fair on the part of the system. Quotas are already prevalent in education system which has created various problems among the students. Management Quota, Government Quota, ST, SC, OBC etc such quotas have created a great divide and this has affected the considerable number of students who remain under stress due to non-availability of seats and admission getting delayed.
If quotas are implemented even in private sector, the healthy competition would not remain at all and the sector will have to employ undeserving individuals who may or may not be as productive as the other individuals who really deserve the job. This will not only reduce the productivity of the organization but it would be a great threat and barrier to the economic growth as a whole.
Merit should be the sole criteria for selection of employees in the private sector. When merit is focused upon, every individual will have to put in the best efforts to get selected. This will increase the urge among the individuals to prove their efficiency and caliber and there will be a healthy and tough competition and ultimately this will result in gaining growth of the economy.
When quotas prevail, the quota holders are assured that whatsoever happens they will be selected irrespective of their merit or qualification. They become lazy and unproductive and enjoy the remuneration without contributing to the progress. Thereby they add up to the barriers of the economic growth.
Hence I truly believe that quotas should be implemented only for the benefit of real sufferers. Others should face the competition to get the desired position. Merit and hard work should be criteria concerned hereon.
Face the competition, achieve the success!