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Hi seniors

recently i attended an interview in secunderabad for a corporate logistics company for the post of deputy manager( Recruitments).

at the time of interview with the DGM, she told i will get the offer letter and discussed about salary before i was leaving she asked me if i were Brahmin, i said no. she said ok
again i had a interview with here deputy he was noting all the details in a papers i was answering he asked me if i belong to forward caste or backward caste.
i was really surprised to ask about this and we never asked anybody abt caste in the office.

they later told to bring all the documents and i submitted all the photocopies asked by them, they said they were not satisfied with the relieved company three years age not the present company that company phone numbers are not working( that company changed in the last three yearsto another place in Hyderabad), i told them that they can have my backgroung check with the present company they said ok but they insisted to have my previous company check up.

i was really surprised abt the manner in which they behaved.

Hello madhu,

You are fortunate not being offered appointment to work in such caste,gender, linguistic and religious bias and discriminating organization.

We must understand one thing if any organization found discriminating or bias would not achieve long term sustainable gorwth until it practice best pratice in the market to compete with market. The HR basic principle of achieving growth is attract, reward and retain ther best talent in the market. It's not to my surprise this tendancies exist because its unfortunate ignorantly they disclosed this to you or rather you have identified their subtle indication of bias practices.

In my knowledge there was time when I also come across one such incident in my IAS and MNC interviews where my brahmin colleagues deliberately pull our their religious ceremonial thread called "Janew" which is white thread they wear after some ritual. They display to become visible to interview panel to identify him as Brahmin because this will got favour in selection process. THis is very common in India.

Majority of indian companies where most of helm of affairs are dominated by the one religion or caste element do promote such practices in all parts of India because our society is predominantly practice social strata on the basis of caste and religon as well as our policital and governmantal approach is similar to social practices in promoting caste base reservation etc endorse the same.

In India we have no recourse to this practice because we cannot substanciate with corraborative evidance to prove that such proactice on record is weakest link to fight against such practice.

For your kind information your so called "Premier Institute and B-School" promotion is one among such tacit discreminatory and bias practices reinforced into our Indian management system by dowry merchants.

This Premier Institute and B-School is brainchild of similar elements of the society who do not want compete and to avoid open comnpetion in the market they injected this meaningless fraud into system.

By simply earmarking any education as premier institutes or B-School they avoid competition and short list people from same social strata is one among such bias practices.
These so called Premier Institute or B-School has no definitions to describe as organization promoting some kind of benchamarking with some Nobal Prize Nominees or Laureate education level nor they have achieved any recognization from the associations of professionals body from the predominantly from Western Countries because their authentication methodology's are beyond any doubt. And these so called Premier institutes or B-Schools cannot fool them as they do to Indians at large.

Unfortunately none of so called professionals bodies or associations from India challenges this kind of nuisance and ask for proof or authentication of imature practices in professional fields.

But we can use CiteHR forum to eradicte such myth's from atl least our fraternity to clean our profession at least by mongering war against such bias and practices.

Kudos to all who believe in liberated minds and who challenges the myths.

Kind Regards


not new many job posts carry

bascially one should not ask caste at the time of interview for this position.
being working in factory for workers,we take little consideration of all these things
but never ask them ,we analyse ouself.
j s malik

I believe those interviewing guys are nuts. Today the word caste is not to be heard anywhere other than government jobs and your incident is very rare. FC/ BC is unheard than SC/ST/MBC.

If you think caste alone plays a vital role in job then better don't go a company run exclusively for their community people. This may include Hindus (Banya, Brahmin, Gupta,etc), Christians (Catholic, Pentacoastal, Protestants ) and Muslims.

Those who cannot adjust with other communities are really difficult to cope up with. From my knowledge and expereince, I have seen that caste or community has no pivotal role as it used to be some 50 years ago.

Be bold, captivate the interviewers with your charisma, stun them with your personality, power of speech and intelligence. When some thing is found fishy in you, it is obvious people tend to think and match your name with a caste or community and don't dare to ask them. But your case is very different and so sorry.

I have worked with Americans, Mallu Christians, Chettiars, Viswakarmas, Brahmins, Sindhis, and Sikhs;and interestingly not a person had ever asked me anything about my caste. Genuinely speaking, I have been upright, straight forward, powerful and a booming thunder.

When we are powerful in expression and presentation, caste doesn't enter the room.
After joining the company, when you prove your personality for the post you hold; none can stand across you.



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