Reservations for jobs and education is perpetuated for ever by the politicians. The sad part is they are based on caste, which is the anchor around the neck of the Indian state. The Indian constitution as famed by Dr. Ambedkar had initially envisaged reservation only for 15 years , but they have been extended, time and again by the politicians for who this is a vote bank.
Caste based reservations are harmful as they do away with meritocracy and sub standard persons do get into vital sectors. this in the long run will harm india.