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Govt brings ordinance to void SC decision on reservation in teaching posts

The ordinance will ensure that constitutional provisions of reservation for SC, ST and SEBL in the faculty recruitment will be protected

Press Trust of India 

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After the Cabinet Thursday cleared a proposal for promulgation of an ordinance on reservation mechanism for appointment of faculties in varsities, the wrote to universities to immediately start the teachers' recruitment process, which was put on hold in July last year.

The communication by the University Grants Commission (UGC) came following the Cabinet's approval for promulgation of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers' Cadre) Ordinance, 2019, to restore the earlier 200-point roster based reservation system in Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs).

The new system will consider the university or college as one unit, instead of treating department or subject as one unit.

"Following the promulgation of the ordinance, the universities are directed to start recruitment process immediately," the said in a letter to university vice-chancellors.

The ordinance will ensure that constitutional provisions of reservation for SC, ST and SEBL in the faculty recruitment will be protected and the current impasse in recruitment would be resolved.

First Published: Fri, March 08 2019. 14:27 IST