UGC i.e. University Grants Commission has decided to amend its existing laws and norms pertaining to reservation policy employed in the recruitment of candidates & admissions as faculty positions. The consideration to amend the reservation policy has been done as a consequence of the orders of the Allahabad High Court which demanded probe in the matter as the recruitment process by UGC seemed an unfair process to many. The move if amended as per the demands by the University Grants Commission i.e. UGC is likely to reduce all the seats lying vacant under the head of reserved categories. Here are the details of the UGC norms & reservation policies along with amendments.
UGC Considers Reservation Policy Amendment For Faculty Posts | Here’s Why
The Commission had always seemed unjust and unfair in its recruitment procedure adopted for the faculty positions in UGC. The ongoing tradition by the convention of UGC announcing vacancies in various departments was made by the UGC under one head as overall vacancies. The percentage of reserved seats for the reserved category candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category was calculated on the basis of the overall vacancies announced by the UGC. The Commission’s calculation of a number of seats seemed flawed and violated Article 14 and 16 of the Indian Constitution.
Ministry of HRD was approached on the matter which has decided to devise a new formula to perform the same calculation to yield a better acceptable result of UGC seats for a given year. Also, it has been proposed that these seats which are reserved shall be calculated ‘department-wise’ and not based on the overall vacancies in a particular University for the faculty positions.
UGC To Devise New Formula For Vacancies | Reserved Category Seats Likely To Reduce
Application of reservation policy as per Indian Constitution to the vacant seats in a University under UGC shall be done for each department treating them as separate units rather than treating an entire University under UGC as one unit as a whole. This move as suggested by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development to the UGC to impose it on Universities while carrying out recruitment of candidates for the vacant faculty positions if implemented shall definitely bring down the number of seats reserved for the category candidates from the current scenario.
The reduced number of seats shall be another cause of worry for some but in the long run and as an overall neutral perspective, the system adopted for filling faculty vacancies of University departments under the University Grants Commission which formulates all laws and norms for them shall benefit the students. Change is the law of nature & the amendment in the reservation policy by UGC with all its consequences shall only make the system transparent, accountable and fair!