Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued important notice regarding implementation of reservation Policy of the Government in universities, deemed universities, colleges and other grant-in-aid institutions and centres.

In a letter to the registrar of all Central/state/ deemed to be universities, UGC Joint-Secretary GS Chauhan said that the Commission is continuously monitoring the progress of implementation of Reservation Policy for SCs, STs & OBC,EWS and persons with Disabilities in teaching and non-teaching posts as well as admission to all level courses in universities and colleges.

According to UGC Act, 1956 , the UGC has to ensure effective implementation of the Reservation Policy in Universities and institutions receiving aid from the public funds except in Minority institutions under Article 30(1) of the constitution.

“All centrally funded Universities/colleges/institutions are required to ensure strict compliance of Government of India orders/rules on the reservation in their institutions. State Universities including its affiliated/constituent colleges and other institutes functioning within the State should follow the percentage of reservation for SC/ST & OBC as prescribed by the concerned State Government,” the letter read.

The UGC has asked such educational institutions to display the reservation roster which is to be updated at regular intervals on their official websites as per instructions issued by the Government of India, Dept. of Personnel & Training, New Delhi.

The educational institutes have been asked to fill up remaining backlog identified reserved vacancies under these categories in teaching and non- teaching posts. Earlier, the UGC had circulated a letter last year to all Universities regarding central Educational institutions (Reservation in Admission) Amendment Act,2012 for compliance and necessary action as per the Gazette Notification 33 .

“It is mandatory to furnish report along with statistical information in respect of teaching and nonteaching as well as admissions to all level courses and Hostel accommodation during the 2020-21 as per the prescribed format on the university Activity Monitoring Portal (UAMP) of UGC at following link. The above instructions should also be circulated to all the constituent and affiliated colleges university for follow-up action,” the letter added.

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