Implementation issues in 10% reservation -Parag A Pathak and Tayfun Snmez

-The Hindu

A well-designed assignment mechanism is vital for the quota for economically weaker sections to work

A new Constitution amendment provides 10% reservation to individuals from economically weaker sections (EWS) in the general category for government jobs and educational institutions in India. This law raises several implementation questions. Under the law, EWS applicants may even find it harder to obtain positions. These problems can be addressed using the science of matching theory.

Boston, where we are based, faced similar implementation challenges with its school assignment system. Like India, thousands of school assignments in Boston are made using a matching process with a system of reserves. In part due to our interaction with Boston officials, the city moved to a scientifically sound implementation of their policies. Boston’s experience holds important lessons for India.

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The Hindu, 15 May, 2019, https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/implementation-issues-in-10-reservation/article27130396.ece?homepage=true

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