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OBC Reservation: 55% Reserved Posts Lying Vacant In Govt Universities

Apart from central universities, the Ministry of Education's data showed 89 per cent of the posts sanctioned for OBCs lying vacant in the Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore.

OBC Reservation: 55% Reserved Posts Lying Vacant In Govt Universities
Government data reveals that a large percentage of posts reserved for OBCs across government universities remains vacant | Image for representation | PTI/File Photo
OBC Reservation: 55% Reserved Posts Lying Vacant In Govt Universities
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2021-08-02T22:12:43+05:30

Days after the government of India announced its decision to extend reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBC) for medical seats in government medical colleges, data revealed a massive number of vacancies in OBC posts across educational institutions of the country. 

While almost 55 percent of the posts sanctioned for OBCs in central universities remained vacant across the country, a whopping 89 per cent of the OBC seats are lying vacant in Indian Institute for Science (IISc), Bangalore,

Ministry of Education statistics were shared by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha.

The vacant positions for ST and SC categories in 45 central universities are 38.71 percent and 41.64 percent respectively. Similarly, in IISc, the vacant posts for ST (54.7 pc) and SC (20.2 pc) respectively.

In Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), the vacant posts for SC, ST and OBCs are 39.4 pc, 57.89 pc and 43.7 pc respectively, as per the data.

"The onus of filling up the vacant posts lies on Central Universities. Taking into account all the circumstances and in order to ensure protection of the rights of SCs, STs and OBCs in appointments, Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Act, 2019 was notified on July 12, 2019 to provide reservation of posts in direct recruitment in teachers’ cadre in Central Educational Institutions by considering the University as a Unit.

"Now, after implementation of the Act, the OBC reservation has been implemented at all levels. Further, in June 2019, UGC has prepared the guidelines for recruitment of faculty in universities, colleges and institutions deemed to be universities outlining the selection procedure and the time frame for recruitment which has been circulated to all universities to adhere the guidelines," Pradhan said.

The minister noted that the UGC on July 31, 2019, August 7, 2019, September 5, 2019 and October 22, 2019, has again requested the universities to fill up the vacancies at the earliest.

(With inputs from PTI)

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