New Delhi, June 8: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Wednesday clarified that no changes has been made in the reservation policy in recruitment of Professors and Associate Professors in government universities, deemed to be universities, colleges and other grant-in-aid institutions and Centres. It means 27 per cent reservation quota for OBC will remain as it is at all three levels. Also Read - LJP's Chirag Paswan Promises to Stand With PM Modi And His Beliefs Until Last Breath

“There has been no change in the reservation policy for SC, ST and OBC candidates in faculty positions in universities and guidelines for strict implementation of reservation policy of the government in universities, deemed to be universities, colleges and other grant-in-aid institutions and Centres,” KP Singh, Joint Secretary said in a letter to Registrar of Universities. Also Read - From Restoration of Article 370 to Blocking Bihar's Development: PM Modi Lambasts Opposition at First Rally in Sasaram | Key Takeaways

UGC’s clarification came after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Lalu Prasad Yadav alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government and Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani along with RSS were planning to scrap OBC quota in recruitment of Professors and Associate Professors in universities.

Lalu Yadav wrote on Twitter that Centre, acting on RSS directions, is doing away with 27 per cent quota for OBCs in recruitment of Professors and Associate Professors in central universities. However senior BJP leader of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi accused Lalu Yadav of misleading people on the issue and said the government hasn’t made any changes in the reservation policy.

UGC in a letter had said that in teaching positions reservation for SCs in 15 per cent, STs 7.5 per cent is applicable at all three levels, i.e., Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor. The letter had added that in case of OBCs, 27 per cent reservation was applicable only at the level of Assistant Professor.