Reservation is a process in India by virtue of which a person who is deemed to belong to a section of society that has been declared as being traditionally deprived in economic and social standing, gets certain facilitations in education, employment, scholarships and promotions, by issuing category certificates. Reservations are a kind of quota-based affirmative action. It is governed by statutory and constitutional laws, as well as local regulations and rules. The objective of the reservations is to ensure a level-playing field for everyone. The main beneficiaries under this policy are the scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribe (ST) and the Other Backward Castes (OBC).