Vikash Sharma

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a notice regarding implementation of the Reservation Policy of the government in universities, deemed to be universities, colleges and other grants-in-aid institutions.

In its notice, UGC stated that it is monitoring the progress of implementation of the Reservation Policy for SCs, STs and OBCs (Non-Creamy Layer) EWs and Persons With Disabilities in teaching and non-teaching posts as well as admission at all level courses in universities and colleges.

As per norms, all Centrally funded universities, colleges including law universities are required to ensure strict compliance of the Government of India orders/ rules on the reservations 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 and OBC as prescribed by the concerned State Government,” UGC letter read.

The UGC has also asked institutions to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies under these categories in teaching and non teaching posts.

Apart from this, it is mandatory to furnish report along with statistical information in respect of teaching and non-teaching as well as admission to all level courses and hostel accommodation during 2023-24 as per prescribed format on the University Activity Monitoring Portal (UAMP), the letter added.