CADAM Launches Myths And Realities Series Of Research Papers
New Delhi (abhimooknayak), Centre for Alternative Dalit Media (CADAM), a Delhi based Dalit NGO has taken initiatives to blow up the myths of fairness of Indian Society. For this CADAM has decided to locate research studies and papers and circulate them among the intellectuals, students, trade unions and opinion makers. “It has been observed for quite some time that the people upholding and perpetuating the Brahamanical Social Order (BSO) are continuously falsifying the facts and spreading myths of all kind and strengthening stereotype thinking. The BSO has adopted two fold strategy – creating a myths of Efficiency, Merit, and all-fairness of Hindus and Higher Castes, and negating the efficiency, competence and merit of the non-Hindus and the Shudras and ati-Shudras. Unfortunately, after the Mahaparinirvan of Baba Saheb, who single handedly demolished the edifice of infallibility of Brahmanism, Shudras and ati-Shudras’ strategy to deal with Brahamanical myths failed to continue. MYTHS AND THE REALITIES SERIES of the paper aims at recharging the same process that Mahatama Joti Rao Phule and his contemporaries and Baba Saheb used to blow up the Brahamanical Myths”, says the Spokesperson of CADAM.
RESEARCH SHOWS HINDU DOMINATE INDAIN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE AND CORPORATE SECTOR TOP POSITIONS
Research shows that Hindu dominates Indian Administrative Service, the highest order Civil Service in India and the Indian Corporate Sector. Research shows that Muslims are significantly under-represented at 2.1 per cent, compared to their percentage in the population of 11.4 per cent. And among the Hindus, Brahmans have almost monopolized these coveted services.
Table given below shows the distribution of the 3235 Hindu officers according to the caste. The largest single group is that of the BRAHMANS at 37.6 per cent. The second largest number is claimed by the KAYASTHAS at 13.3 per cent. These two traditional literati castes together account for approximately 51 per cent of Hindu Officers. Altogether, the upper castes, including KSHATRIYAS and VAISHYAS make up 68 per cent of the total. The SHUDRAS, by contrast, are represented at a minimal level of two per cent.
Distribution of Hindu Officers by Sex and Caste
Data suggests that even this low level of representation of the SHUDRAS would be further reduced except for the relatively large contingent from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. A comparative analysis of IAS officers by caste in each state shows that BRAHMANS represent the single largest group in all regions and that in six states (Andhra Pradesh, Assam-Meghalaya, Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa and West Bengal) their numbers are more than 42 per cent of all Hindu officers.
Similarly, Hindus dominate in top management of the Corporate Sector. They account for 87.9 per cent of the total identified employees (numbering 2,685. Christians account for 5.4 per cent whereas Parsi employees from 2.34 per cent followed by Jains with 1.79 per cent, and Muslims with 1 per cent. The number of female employees is extremely low; only one woman holds the position of Chairman. Khatris, Vaishyas and Marwaris are better represented in the Private Sector, and Brahmans, Shudras and Kayasthas in the Public Sector.
The above are the findings of two Separate Research Studies carried out in mid-eighties. Further details can be had from: Centre for Alternative Dalit Media, M-3/22, Model Town-III, Delhi-110 009. Phone: 91-11-6903867 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org