55% Of OBC Posts Vacant In Central Universities: Education Ministry

 - Sakshi Post

According to Pradhan's statistics, the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) had 39.4 per cent, 57.89 per cent, and 43.7 per cent vacant jobs for SC, ST, and OBCs, respectively.

New Delhi: About 55 per cent of the sanctioned OBC jobs at central institutions throughout India remain vacant, according to Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. However, he claimed that the OBC group at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore had more than 89 per cent of openings. Furthermore, unfilled seats in 45 central universities for ST and SC categories are 38.71 per cent and 41.64 per cent, respectively.

According to data provided by the Ministry of Education (MoE), over 55 per cent of sanctioned OBC jobs in central institutions throughout the nation are unfilled, with vacancies for the category at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, exceeding 89 per cent. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan provided these figures in a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha.

Furthermore, in 45 central universities, vacant jobs for ST and SC categories are 38.71 per cent and 41.64 per cent, respectively. For IISc, vacant postings for ST are 54.7 per cent and SC are 20.2 per cent.

According to Pradhan's statistics, the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) had 39.4 per cent, 57.89 per cent, and 43.7 per cent vacant jobs for SC, ST, and OBCs, respectively.

"The onus of filling up the vacant posts lies on Central Universities. Taking into account all the circumstances, and in order to ensure the protection of the rights of SCs, STs, and OBCs in appointments, 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 the teachers' cadre in Central Educational Institutions by considering the university as a unit," a media agency quoted Pradhan as saying.

"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 to the guidelines," he added.

This is despite the minister urging the institutions to fill the positions as soon as possible on July 31, 2019, August 7, 2019, September 5, 2019, and October 22, 2019.

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