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Will bring Ordinance if SC rejects review petition: Javadekar

IANS  |  New Delhi 

assured on Monday that the Centre was committed to reservation and will bring an Ordinance if the rejects its challenging the changes made in the reservation mechanism for university faculties.

Javadekar made the remarks in the Lok Sabha during Question Hour after the Samajwadi Party (SP), and other opposition parties demanded that the earlier system should be re-introduced, contending that the new system deprives the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) of benefits of reservation in higher educational institutions.

"The 13-Point Roster won't be implemented. The government will file a and if needed, we will bring an Ordinance," he said.

SP's Dharmendra Yadav, earlier accused the government of not implementing reservation while recruiting teaching staff in higher educational institutions and demanded that the Centre should bring a bill to protect the interests of the SC, ST and OBCs.

The (UGC) announced last March that an individual department should be considered as the base unit to calculate the number of teaching posts to be reserved for SC and ST candidates following an order by the in April 2017.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 15:10 IST
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