Cabinet approves “The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers' Cadre) Bill, 2019"
University/college to be considered as one unit based on 200 point roster
7000 existing vacancies to be filled up by direct recruitment in Teachers’ Cadre
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Reservation Bill in Academic Institutions
In a significant move, Central Government headed by Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi, has decided to introduce a bill in the very first parliament session of the 17th Lok Sabha for making a reservation for making institutes as a single unit in the teaching faculty cadre in the educational institutes.
This move came after Allahabad High Court decision to change the let single faculty vacancy be counted as one unit rather than the whole department/subject as one unit. This decision has created a big furore in the reserved category candidates.
Giving a major push to the reforms in Education sector, making it inclusive and keeping in mind the aspirations of the people from different categories, the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the introduction of a Bill namely "The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers' Cadre) Bill, 2019".
High Court Allahabad Ruling
The Cabinet decision will address the long standing demands of persons belonging to SCs/STs/SEBCs and ensure their rights envisaged under the Constitution. It will also ensure providing of 10% reservation to EWS. The issue came because the High Court of Allahabad has given a ruling that the reservation in the higher education institutions will be decided upon per vacant seat basis and not on the department or institution basis.
This decision of making institute/department or subject as a single unit will allow filling up of more than 7000 existing vacancies by direct recruitment in Teachers' Cadre with 200 point roster. Ensure compliance of the Constitutional Provisions of Articles 14, 16 and 21.
Ensure full representation of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes Socially and Educationally Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections in direct recruitment in teachers' cadres.
Expected to improve the teaching standards in the higher educational institutions by attracting all eligible talented candidates belonging to SCs/STs/SEBCs/EWS.
The Bill will replace "The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers' Cadre) Ordinance, 2019". And will be introduced in the forthcoming session of the Parliament.
How it will be Implemented?
It will consider the University/ College as one unit restoring earlier reservation system based on 200 point roster. No longer will 'Department / Subject' be treated as one unit.
The unit for reservation of posts in direct recruitment in teachers' cadre will be the University/ Educational Institutions and not the Department.
The Cabinet decision will address the long standing demands of persons belonging to SC/ST/SEBC and ensure their rights envisaged under the Constitution. It will also ensure providing of 10% reservation to EWS.
The New Bill will be introduced in the forthcoming session of Parliament. (June-July, 2019)
View the official press release at PIB website here.
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Edit 1 (4th July 2019)
The Parliament passes the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill, 2019 on 3rd July 2019. Rajya Sabha passed this bill on 3rd July, 2019 while Lok Sabha has already passed this bill on 1st July, 2019. View details of the information on PIB website.