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Govt seeks review of SC order on faculty reservation: Javadekar

Daily Excelsior 2018-04-15 20:02:17

NEW DELHI: The Government has moved the Supreme Court to seek review of its judgement upholding an Allahabad High Court order to prepare a department-wise roster of teachers’ vacancies for SC and ST candidates.

“We have filed a special leave petition before the Supreme Court in this connection on behalf of the UGC and the Ministry. I hope it is heard soon so that there is justice,” HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters at BJP headquarters here.

“We feel that the roster of SC/ST teachers be prepared considering entire institution as an unit, in line with an old mechanism, and not a department. Since there was an order in this connection a circular was issued,” he added.

Following an Allahabad High Court order–upheld by the Supreme Court–the University Grants Commission (UGC) had on March 5 announced a new mechanism for implementing faculty reservations, that is, calculating total posts department wise rather than institution wise. (AGENCIES)