Central University Vacancy 2021: More than 33% vacant posts in Central Universities

Central University Vacancy 2021: More than 33% vacant posts in Central Universities

NEW DELHI: About 33% of the sanctioned posts in Central Universities are lying vacant. The highest percentage of vacancies are in OBC category which is more than 51% in central universities and about 42% in IITs. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said this in a written reply to Parliament on Monday.

To do a question on the total number of sanctioned and vacant reserved posts in all central universities and research institutes and whether some reserved posts have been filled under the general category or have been vacant for many years and the steps taken by the government, in response to Pokhriyal The Lok Sabha said that “keeping in view all the circumstances and to ensure the protection of the rights of SC, ST and OBC in appointments, the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers Cadre) Act 2019 on 12 July 2019 to provide reservation of posts Direct recruitment in the teacher cadre in central educational institutions considering the university as a unit. Now, after the implementation of the “Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in the Cadre of Teachers) Act, 2019”, the OBC reservation has been implemented at all levels.

As per the data shared by the Ministry with Parliament, out of total 7409 sanctioned SC posts, 2847 are lying vacant in 42 Central Universities, three Sanskrit Central Universities, Indira Gandhi National Open University, IIT (Non-Faculty), IIM, IISER. , And IISc. Vacancies in ST category are even more (42.9%). But maximum number of vacancies are in OBC category (51.6%), which are 5142 posts which are vacant against the sanctioned strength of 9960.

On a separate question on vacancies for teaching posts in central universities including three Sanskrit central universities, Indira Gandhi National Open University, the minister said that against the sanctioned strength of 19,356, 6319 posts are lying vacant.

Pokhriyal said in his reply: “The vacancies in the sanctioned positions at various levels for OBCs are caused by the dynamic processes responsible for retirement, resignation, death, deputation, expansion and opening of new institutions.”

“Filling and filling of vacancies is a continuous process. The Ministry of Education and University Grants Commission (UGC) constantly monitors this with universities. UGC revoked its DO letter No.F.1-14 / 2019 (CPP-II) dated 4 June 2019.The UGC has prepared guidelines for recruitment of faculty in universities, colleges, and institutes selection process and timing Universities have been made underlining. Frame for recruitment to all universities to follow the guidelines. Universities have also been requested to take steps to ensure that vacancies in universities as well as colleges affiliated to universities are filled up at the earliest. However, the right to fill teaching posts rests with the Central Universities, which are autonomous bodies created under the Acts of Parliament. ”

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