Views Should there be a premium on remaining backward? Updated : September 19, 2020 12:11 PM IST In a world of increasing competition and specialisation, reservations run contrary to the requirement of merit. There are practical problems associated with the implementation of economic criteria for providing reservation. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.