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Among central universities and research institutes, 55% of posts are vacant for OBC candidates

Among central universities and research institutes, 55% of posts are vacant for OBC candidates

In the 45 central universities and other technological and research organizations, almost 55% of the sanctioned OBC positions are empty. This covers 89.8% of the open OBC positions at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. “The onus of filling vacant seats is with Central Universities,” says Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

Key Highlights

  • In 45 central universities and other technological and research organizations, almost 55% of the sanctioned OBC positions are empty.
  • “The onus of filling vacant seats is with Central Universities,” says Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
  • The federal ministry of education (MoE) told the Lok Sabha on Monday that over 41% of SC positions and 39% of ST positions in these institutions are vacant.

DELHI, NEW DELHI: In the 45 central universities and other technological and research organizations, almost 55% of the sanctioned OBC positions are empty. This covers 89.8% of the open OBC positions at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. The federal ministry of education (MoE) told the Lok Sabha on Monday that over 41% of SC positions and 39% of ST positions in these institutions are vacant.

In a written response to a written question about the total number of sanctioned and vacant posts in the reserved categories SC, ST, and OBC – in all central universities and research institutions, union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that because central universities are autonomous, “the onus of filling up the vacant posts lies with Central Universities.”

The minister commented on the vacancies, saying: “The 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, taking into account all of the circumstances and in order to ensure the protection of the rights of SCs, STs, and OBCs in appointments. The OBC reservation has now been applied at all levels with the implementation of the ‘Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Act, 2019′. Furthermore, in June 2019, the UGC released the Guidelines for Faculty Recruitment in Universities, Colleges, and Institutions Deemed to be Universities, which outlines the selection process and timeline for recruitment and has been distributed to all universities. On July 31, 2019, August 7, 2019, September 5, 2019, and October 22, 2019, the UGC urged that empty positions in universities, as well as colleges affiliated with universities, be filled as soon as possible.”

According to ministry data, OBC vacancies in central universities, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (ISERs), and Indian Institute of Science (ISc) are far above 50% as of April 1, 2021.

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