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The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Sunday clarified that no reserved post can be unreserved. This clarification from the ministry came after a draft guidelines from the University Grants Commission (UGC). The draft guidelines of the UGC had proposed that vacancies reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) or Other Backward Class (OBC) candidates may be declared unreserved in case sufficient candidates from these categories are not available. Are. ‘Guidelines for the Implementation of the Reservation Policy of the Government of India in Higher Education Institutions’ were issued for objections and suggestions from the stakeholders.

Cited the act related to reservation
The Education Ministry said in a post on social media platform The ministry said, after the implementation of this Act, reservation of any reserved post will not be abolished. The Education Ministry has directed all Central Educational Institutions (CEIs) to fill the vacancies as per the 2019 Act.

UGC Chairman also announced:
On this issue, UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar also clarified that reservation of reserved category posts in Central Educational Institutions (CEIs) has not been canceled in the past and no such reservation is going to be abolished. He said, it is important for all higher educational institutions to ensure that all the previously vacant posts (backlog) of reserved category are filled with concerted efforts.

Draft guidelines criticized
The draft guidelines faced criticism. Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh alleged that a conspiracy is being hatched to end the reservation given to SC, ST and OBCs on posts in higher education institutions and the central Modi government is only playing token politics on the issues of Dalits, backward classes and tribals. Is. JNU Students Union (JNUSU) announced a protest on Monday against the UGC Chairman on this issue.

What were the new draft guidelines
As per the new draft guidelines of UGC, the reserved vacancy cannot be filled by any candidate other than SC or ST or OBC candidate. It added, however, that a reserved vacancy may be declared unreserved by following the dereservation process, after which it may be filled as an unreserved vacancy.
It says, there is a restriction on declaring reserved vacancies as unreserved in case of direct recruitment. However, when in Group ‘A’ service a vacancy cannot be left vacant in public interest. In such rare and exceptional cases, the concerned university may prepare a proposal to cancel the reservation of the vacancy. The proposal must list the efforts made to fill the post, explain the reasons why the vacancy cannot be kept vacant and also explain the justification for canceling the reservation.

The proposal to end reservation in case of Group ‘C’ or ‘D’ should be sent to the Executive Council of the University and in case of Group ‘A’ or ‘B’ the proposal should be sent to the Executive Council of the University in full details for necessary approval, the draft guidelines said. should also be submitted to the Ministry of Education. After approval, the post can be filled and reservation can be proceeded with.

Jawaharlal Nehru University Vice-Chancellor Shantishree D. Pandit said, ‘No post has been unreserved in JNU. We have found very good candidates under the reserved category.