Prof. Ramesh, Director, Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, University of Mysore, Mysore welcomed the guests and delegates to the conference and also give a brief background of conference. The conference was inaugurated by Shri. Rajshekhar Koti, Chief Editor, Andolana News Paper Mysore and Prof. AnandaD, Bahaddur Institute of Management Studies,, University of Mysore delivered the keynote address.. Prof. C. Basavaraju, Hon. Registrar, University of Mysore, delivered presidential address. Dr. Dinesha P T, Conference Organizing Secretary and Assistant Professor, CSSEIP, University of Mysore, Mysore proposed the vote of thanks for the inaugural session.
Technical Session – I: The First session was chaired by Prof. Ramesh, Director CSSEIP, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka andMr. Appaji Gowda, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Karnataka State Open University, Mukhta Gangothri, Mysore acted as the rapporteur. The following eminent resource persons presented their paper.
Reservations For Muslim Backward Classes In Andhra Pradesh: Implications And Impediments by Dr. Syed Najiullah, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad and Ms. Riyaz Unnisa,Doctoral Candidate, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad.
Reservation Debate On Public And Private Sector After 60 Years Of Independence by Dr.Ramesh.M.N, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Vidya Sangama, Bootharamana hatti, Rani Channamma University, Belagavi, Karnataka
Constitutional Provisions, Reservation Act And Reservation Policy by Narasimha Murthy.B, Assistant Professor in Economics, Govt. First Grade College, Varthur, Bangalore
Affirmative Action In Promotions by Gagan K, Research Scholar, Department Of Law, University Of Mysoreand Naveen Chandra C B, Research Scholar, Department of Law, University of Mysore
Technical Session – 2: The Second session was chaired by Prof. Muzaffar H. Assadi,DOS in Political Sciences, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnatakaand Dr.Ramesh.M.N, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Rani Channamma University, Belagavi,acted as the rapporteur. The following eminent resource persons presented their paper.
Constitutional Scheme And Reservation Policy In India by Narendran Thiruthy,Research Fellow, Inter University Center for IPR Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala
Reservation for Women in India: An Introspection by Dr.C.K.Puttaswamy Associate Professor, DOS in Communication and Journalism, University of Mysore, Mysore and Mr. M. Dileep Kumar, Research Scholar, DOS in Communication and Journalism, University of Mysore, Mysore and Mr.M. Parashivamurthy, Research Scholar, DOS in Communication and Journalism, University of Mysore, Mysore
An Economic Analysis Of Impact Of Reservation On Higher Education In India by Chethana.B , DoS in Economics and Co-operation, Manasagangotri Mysore and Dr.M. Mahesha, Associate Professor, DoS in Economics and Co-operation, Manasagangotri Mysore
Equality To Disabled Women In India by Dr. Kotreshwaraswamy Surapuramath, Assistant professor, JSS Institute of Education, suttur, Nanjangudu(Tq) Mysore(Di), Karnataka and Sri. Nandesh .C, Assistant professor, JSS Institute of Education, Suttur, Nanjangudu(Tq) Mysore(Di), Karnataka
Technical Session – 3 The Third session was chaired by Dr. Nirmal Raju, Associate Professor, Maharaja College, University of Mysore and Sudharshan, Research Scholar, Department of Political Science, Mangalore University acted as the rapporteur. The following eminent resource persons presented their paper.
Empowerment Of Marginalised Sections By Reservation In Employment – Myth And Reality by Mahesh R.S. Assistant Professor, K.L.E. Society’s Law College, Bangalore.
Political Reservation For Women Empowerment by S. Menaka, Research Scholar, Department of Applied Research, GRI, Gandhigram and M. Hilaria Soundari, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Research, GRI, Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu
Reservation And Depressed Sections of The Society by Smt. S.R.Manjula, Assistant Professor, PG Dept. of Studies in Law, Karnataka University, Dharwad
Inclusive Policy for Development: A Study of Socially Excluded Groups in Karnataka State by Hemanth Kumar C, Department of Economics, Bangalore University, Karnataka
The Fourth session was chaired by Dr. G T. Ramachandrappa, Professor of Political Science, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka and Naveen Chandra C B, Research Scholar, Department of Law, University of Mysore acted as the rapporteur. The following eminent resource persons presented their paper.
Reservation for Dalits in Private Sector: An Exploration by Dr.B.P.Mahesh Chandra Guru, Professor and Chairman, DOS in Communication and Journalism, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore and Dr.H.K.Mariswamy, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Central College, Bangalore University and Dr.Gopala, Guest Faculty, DOS in Communication Journalism, Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore.
Reservation For Dalit Christians And Dalit Muslims In Scheduled Castes List: Issues And ChallengesbyDr. Devidas G. Maley, Assistant Professor, Department of Post-Graduate Studies & Research in Law, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
Reservation In Education by Dr.Raju. E, HOD, Department of Sociology, Govt First Grade College, Pandavapura, Mandya District
Reservation For The Disabled Women by Savita.A.P, Lecturer in Law, S.B.R.R.Mahajana Law College, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Judicial Contribution Towards Implementation Of Reservation Policy In India by Prakruthi A.R, UGC JRF, DOS in Law, University of Mysore, Mysore and Ramesh K, UGC-Project Fellow, CSSEIP, University of Mysore, Mysore
Technical Session – 5: The Fourth session was chaired by Dr.B.P.Mahesh Chandra Guru, Professor and Chairman, DOS in Communication and Journalism, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore and Dr.N. Mudduraju, Lecturer in law, DBHPS Law College, Koppal acted as the rapporteur. The following eminent resource persons presented their paper.
Miller Report and Social Justice by Dr. Nirmal Raju, Associate Professor, Maharaja College, University of Mysore and Dr. Gurusiddiah, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Mysore, Mysore.
People’s Constitution Vis-A-Vis Supremacy Of Judiciary: Proportional Representations In Higher Judiciary: A Study by Dr.S.V.Girikumar, Project Fellow, University Law College, Bangalore University, Bangalore
Women under the Clench of Family-fold: Political Reservation to Women in Grass-Root Politics is a Toothless Bite by Mamatha B.S,Research Scholar, Department of Political Science, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri, Karnataka.
Dalit Christians, Dalit Muslims And Reservations by Thomas Franklin Caesar, Advocate WB- 90, Ganesh Nagar Second Floor, Left Side Shakarpur, Delhi and Mr. Alphonse G. Kennedy, National Council of Dalit Christians (Karnataka State) 72, ,Bangalore, Karnataka
Excluded Classes And Affirmative Action: Dimensions And Issues by Vishwanath M, Associate Professor, P.G. Department of Studies in Law, Karnataka University, Dharwad,
Constitutional Regime On Affirmative Action In Public Employment- Doctrinal Study by Dr. B.B.Ballari, Assistant Professor (GF) University Law College, Bangalore University. J.B Campus, Bangalore.
Reservation In Education, Employment And Political Domain by Sneha D R, Research Student, Department Of Political Science, Manasa Gangotri, University Of Mysore, Karnataka.
Eradication Of Social Inequality Through Reservation Policy In India by Dr.N. Mudduraju, Lecturer in law, DBHPS Law College, Koppal
Women under the Clench of Family-fold: Political Reservation to Women in Grass-Root Politics is a Toothless Bite by Mamatha B.S, Research Scholar, Department of Political Science, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri, Karnataka.
Panel Discussion and Summing Up The panel discussion was chaired by Prof. Ramesh, Director, Centre for study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, University of Mysore, Mysore. Panel members included Dr. Nirmal Raju, Dr. G T. Ramachandrappa and Prof. Maheshchandraguru and Prof. Muzaffar Assadi. Prof. Ramesh Director, Centre for study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, University of Mysore, Mysoredelivered the conference proceedings and major recommendations made during the conference. Finally, Dr.Dinesha P T, Conference organizing Secretary, extended Vote of Thanks to the panelists for their appropriate interventions, the paper presenters for their research output and all the delegates for making the conference, a successful event. The conference ended with the National Anthem sung by all the participants.
Major Recommendations Made During the Conference
Government should announce long term plan to phase out reservations.
The ‘Traditional Mind-Set’ is the main hurdle for reservation and inclusive growth. It needs to be eradicated.
Reservation in upper-houses and judiciary needed
Phasing out Reservation is not possible as long as the caste system remains substantially.
Antyodaya approach is urgently needed as a bottom-up approach in development in addition to presently inadequate inclusive growth strategies
People’s vigilance and movements are vital for effectivisation of Reservation and Inclusive Growth policies.
There is a need to increase the percentage of reservation and provide the reservation in the private higher education institutions.
There is a need for a Reservation Act and a provision of strict checks against those who willfully avoid the implementation of the reservation policy.
For the effective implementation of the reservation policy, the Government has developed certain procedural safeguards, which include, the maintenance of a model roster, holding separate interviews for the SC/ST candidates, appointing Liaisoning Officers to oversee the implementation of the reservation policy in each office, appointing the representatives of the SC/ST on selection boards, banning de-reservation of reserved posts etc.
The private sector is virtually monopolized by the upper caste elites in Indian society. And Reservation should be extended to private sectors.
There is a need for a healthy discussion on reservation to Christians and Muslims of Scheduled Caste Origin by the Supreme Court of India, policy makers, executives, civil society, academicians etc.
Programmes at Tamil Nadu Region
Two day International Conference, “Combating Abuse on Women and Children-Challenges in the Changing Gender Role and Cultural Contexts” From 4th – 5th April, 2013 Organized byPeriyar Maniammai University, Periyar Nagar, Vallam, Thanjavur
An International Conference on “Combating Abuse on Women and Children-Challenges in the Changing Gender Role and Cultural Contexts” was held on 4th& 5th April, 2013, jointly organized by Periyar Maniammai University, Vallam, Regional Association for Women’s Studies (RAWS) and Periyar Organisation for Women Empowerment and Renaissance (POWER). The conference was inaugurated by Dr.Vivian B.Lord, Fulbright-Nehru Teaching and Research Scholar, Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, U.S.A.
Prof.N.Ramachandran, Vice-Chancellor of Periyar Maniammai University welcomed the gathering of the learned. Prof.M.Thavamani, Pro Vice-Chancellor and the Organising Secretary of the Conference delivered the theme of the conference.
Esteemed Chancellor Dr.K.Veeramani, Periyar Maniammai University, presided over the function. He called for attitudinal change and breaking from cultural bondage and approach issues related to women with open mind. Quoting Periyar, he called for humanising both men and women.
Dr.B.Regina Papa, UNICEF consultant to Rural Development, and Honorary president of Regional Association for Women's Studies (RAWS), delivered the keynote address and said the present situation was favourable for those who want to sell women as sex objects.
Prof. Yasodha Shanmughasundaram, former Vice-Chancellor, Mother Teresa University, offered felicitations. At the end of the function, Dr.N.Manimekalai, Secretary, RAWS, Professor, Department of Women’s Studies, Bharathidasan University, Trichy thanked the meeting.
There was a cultural programme called “Vanchiyar Kaandam”, directed by Mr.R.Raju and written by Mr.Pralayan.
122 research papers were presented in parallel sessions in the conference. People from various fields attended the conference. Academicians, medical practitioners, NGOs and Research Scholars actively participated in the discussions.
Dr.Sabu George, Development Consultant, New Delhi, Dr.V.Kadambari, Director, Centre for Women’s Studies, Ethiraj College, Chennai, Ms.Clemence, Documentary Film Maker on Social Issues, Paris, France, Ms.Celine, Vimochana (Crisis Intervention Centre), Bangalore, Ms.Bimla Chandra Sekar, Director, EKTA Madurai; Ms.Ranjani Krishnamurthy, Development Consultant and Researcher, Chennai, Ms.Sugandha Ramamurthy, Ms.Bagyaswamy Shamoondeswari, Suptdt of Police, Uniform Service Recruitment Board, Chennai, Ms.Devyani Bhardwaj, Associate Fellow, The Academic Resource Unit (TARU), Jaipur, Dr.Benita Marian, Director, Centre for Women’s Studies, Stella Maris College, Chennai, Dr.Parimala Kala Rani, Department of Ancient Studies, Tamil University, Ms.Gandhimathi, Director, Law Trust and CASSA, Madurai were the resource person for the Conference.
On the 5th afternoon, at the Valedictory function, Dr.N.Manimekalai welcomed the dignitaries. Dr.M.Ayyavoo, Registrar, Periyar Maniammai University presided over the function. The valedictory address was delivered by Ms.Vaishnavi, The Banyan, Chennai.
Dr.S.Perainuthal Selvi, Member, Board of Management, PMU and Senior Physician, Coonor, distributed awards and certificates. Dr.Parveen, Secretary, POWER and Director, Periyar Centenary Polytechnic College, Vallam, thanked the gathering.
Finally, the Conference adopted the following resolutions:-
1. Media to create awareness that the sex of a baby is determined by the male.
2. To reiterate the necessity of sex education in schools
3. To create abuse awareness amongst school children
4. Censorship on portrayal of women as an object in scripts, lyrics, dialogs etc.
5. Counseling to be made compulsory component of school/Higher education curriculum and appointment of a councilor is mandatory.
6. Law enforcement agencies should strictly adhere and ensure violence against women are addressed and must look into the loopholes.
7. Gender sensitization should be made mandatory in all educational institutions.(Reco)
8. State government should ensure establishment of gender studies in all institutions with defined responsibilities. It should be monitored by the nodal agencies and by the local thaluk and block agencies.
9. At the international level one of the MDGs should be an indicator of women development on reduction of incidence of violence.
10. Gender equality Index should include incidence on violence against women and girls.
11. A forum on Political thought should be made mandatory in all higher education institutes.
12. Sex ratio at birth as an indicator at national level gender equivalent index.
13. Government should offer counseling for perpetuators of violence against women
14. Nirbhaya fund allocated under union budget must be spent on the awareness sensitization on child abuse and violence against women. (Closely monitored)
15. Assets and liabilities should be equally shared between men and women.