Reservation for faculties: Govt to bring ordinance or bill
New Delhi, Feb 8 (PTI) The Government Friday said it will
bring an ordinance or a Bill if the Supreme Court reject its
review petition on reservation mechanism for faculties in
With Rajya Sabha proceedings being washed away earlier
this week over protests from opposition parties over the
issue, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar made a brief statement
in the House saying till such time no recruitment will be
allowed in universities.
Soon after listed official papers were presented to the
House, Javadekar rose to say that a study has been conducted
on how department-wise reservations to faculties will affect
SC, ST and OBCs in 30 universities.
“The government has decided to bring an ordinance or a
Bill should the review petition be rejected by the Supreme
Court,” he said. “Till then no recruitment will be allowed.”
The SP and BSP had on Thursday not allowed the House to
function over their demand that the government bring a Bill to
protect the interest of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and
The government will file a review petition in the Supreme
Court after its Special Leave Petition on faculty reservation
mechanism for universities was rejected by the apex court.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) had announced in
March last year that an individual department should be
considered as the base unit to calculate the number of
teaching posts to be reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) and
Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates following an order by the
Allahabad High Court in April in 2017.
The response from the government came as several
opposition members gave notices under Rule 267 seeking setting
aside of the business of the day to take up the issue.
Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said the issue in these notices
has been addressed by Javadekar.