UGC writes to HEIs for reservation policy
BHOPAL [Maha Media]; University Grants Commission (UGC) wrote to higher educational institutes (HEIs) for implementation of reservation policy of the Government in universities, deemed to be universities, colleges and other grant-in-aid institutions and centres. UGC said that it is continuously monitoring the progress of implementation of reservation policy for SCs, STs and OBC, EWS and persons with disabilities in teaching and nonteaching posts as well as admission to all level courses in universities and colleges.
According to UGC Act of 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. All centrally-funded universities and colleges are required to ensure strict compliance of Government of lndia orders on the reservation in their institutions. State Universities including its affiliated colleges and other institutes functioning within the state should follow the percentage of reservation as prescribed by the concerned State Government.
The commission said that institutes are required to display the reservation roster which is to be updated at regular intervals on web-site as per instructions issued by the Government. Institutes are also asked to fill up remaining backlog identified reserved vacancies under thesecategories in teaching and nonteaching posts. UGC said, 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.