New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the ordinance to restore the 200-point roster system of reservation mechanism for faculties in universities.

“Cabinet approves proposal for promulgation of “The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Ordinance, 2019,” tweeted Sitanshu Kar, PIB spokesperson.

With this ordinance passed, every university will now be considered as one unit, as opposed to the 13-point reservation system.

Following an Allahabad High Court order, which was upheld by the Supreme Court, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had introduced a new 13-point roster system on the reservation mechanism for university teachers in March 2018. Under the new system calculated total posts department-wise rather than institution-wise. The individual department was considered as the base unit to calculate the number of teaching posts to be reserved for the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates.

Political parties in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar earlier took to streets to protest the University Grants Commission (UGC)’s present 13-point roster system, saying it is slashing jobs for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes.

In the last Budget Session, Javadekar had assured the Lok Sabha that the Centre is committed to reservation and will bring an ordinance, if needed.

 

With Zee News inputs