Yadav and Deshpande are to be congratulated for taking the debate forward to a territory that lies beyond absolutist positions that argue, on one side, for zero percent reservations, and on the other side, for reservations that are based only on caste without any provision for creamy layer (statistics be damned, and through an ordinance if necessary!). There is a lot of nuance in their articles, and I hope to say some more about their specific proposal later.
For the moment, however, let me just quote this curious paragraph from their article:
The scheme we propose here is a modified version of one that was designed for the selection process of a well-known international fellowship programme for higher education, where it was successful for some years. Thousands of applications have already been screened using this scheme. A similar scheme has been used for admissions to Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The working of this scheme does not seem to offer any insurmountable operational difficulties, despite the vast expansion in scale that some contexts might involve. [with bold emphasis added by me]
Now, does anyone have more information about the JNU scheme? Thanks in advance for any pointers (preferably online).