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If a candidate qualify NET Exam in OBC Category, weather he / she eligible for applying for the post of Assistant Librarian in Open Category (Un- Reserved).
If that candidate is you then you please apply let the university decide what is to be done with your application and all other similar to you?
I was waiting for this debate to happen!
Central universities, IITs, NITs don't consider Category cleared NET for UR posts. That means if you have cleared NET in UR only then you should apply in Central universities, IITs, NITs.
Since NET is an exam for Fellowship and Asstt. Prof. post and not for Asstt. Librarian, what I feel is institutions apply a very arbitrary eligibility during recruitment. That means its upto their discretion whether you stand eligible or not.
There are the lots of points which may be attracted here in this discussion but I would highlight reservation is a kind support to the weaker section of society which is taken out from a whole or a universal set.
As per my opinion, a candidate must get chance to work if he/she is having a good knowledge and better ideas belonging to any class or community.
Dear Sri Venugopal,
I've read your post and the comments too (till I am writing this post)
My personal opinion is if they ask for a good amount as application fees (nonrefundable) the candidate should think twice.
Without any reservation and biased attitude I am putting the issue straight:
Generally, the cut off marks in the UR category is higher so also eligibility criteria.
For instance if the minimum qualifying marks for UR Category is 65 & that for Reserved Category is 55, the vacancy is meant for those who scored 65 or higher.
In case the Reserved Category candidate has scored over or equal to 65, then only s/he is eligible to come in this bracket.
Besides, if the eligibility criteria for applying was different and the Reserved Quota candidate crossed the eligibility criteria fixed for UR category, s/he can apply explaining the issue.
However, final decision can be taken by the authority but if the candidate does not posses the eligible criteria fixed for UR candidates, but still called for interview/given the job, it can be easily challenged in the court of Law and the issue will be sub judice for sure!!
Siddhartha S. Ray, Calcutta