To a question on the overall quantity of sanctioned and vacant reserved posts in all Central Universities and Research Institutions and whether or not sure reserved posts have been crammed beneath the final class or stored vacant for a few years and steps taken by the federal government, Pokhriyal in his reply to the Lok Sabha acknowledged that “Taking into account all the circumstances and to ensure protection of the rights of SCs, STs and OBCs in appointments, Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Act 2019 notified on 12th July 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 Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Act, 2019”, the OBC reservation has been applied in any respect ranges.”
According to the info shared by the ministry with the Parliament, of the overall of 7409 sanctioned SC posts 2847 are mendacity vacant throughout 42 central universities, three Sanskrit Central Universities, Indira Gandhi National Open University, IITs (Non-faculty), IIMs, IISERs, and IISc. The vacancies in the ST class are even increased (42.9%). But the utmost vacancies are in the OBC class (51.6%) which is 5142 posts mendacity vacant as in opposition to a sanctioned power of 9960.
To a separate question on vacancies in educating positions in the central universities together with the three Sanskrit Central Universities, Indira Gandhi National Open University, the minister acknowledged that in opposition to a sanctioned power of 19,356, 6319 posts are mendacity vacant.
Pokhriyal in his reply stated: “Vacancies in positions sanctioned for OBCs at various levels are caused by dynamic processes attributed, inter-alia, to retirements, resignations, deaths, deputations, expansion, and opening of new institutions.”
“Occurring of vacancies and filling up is a continuous process. Ministry of Education and University Grants Commission (UGC) continuously monitor it with Universities. UGC vide its D.O. letter No.F.1-14/2019 (CPP-II) dated 4th 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. The Universities have also been requested to take steps to ensure that the vacancies in the Universities as well as in the colleges affiliated to the Universities are filled up at the earliest. However, the onus of filling up the teaching posts lies on Central Universities which are autonomous bodies created under Acts of Parliament.”