Cabinet approves HRD Ministry’s plan to restore 200-point reservation roster in universities

Dalit rights groups had demanded the promulgation of an ordinance that will overturn the 13-point roster system.

The Union Cabinet on Thursday agreed to an ordinance on the restoration of the existing ‘200-point roster’ system for reservation in the appointment of faculty of universities and colleges.

The development will allow the filling up of 5,000 vacancies in the teachers’ cadre by direct recruitment and improve teaching standards in higher educational institutions, the Centre said.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers in the Cabinet meeting of the Central Examinations (Reservation in Teacher’s Cadre) – 2019. This will help the SC / ST and SEBT maintain the reservation provided by the Constitution. The current crisis will be resolved in the appointment of the VVs, “Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

Educator and student organizations protested nationwide to restore the 200-point roster system. Responding to this, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar assured the government that the 200-point roster system was re-admitted. He appealed to withdraw the protest.

The Supreme Court rejected the government’s appeal to review the verdict for the restoration of the old system. Thus, the government has made an ordinance.

The ’13-point roster’ system is being followed by the Supreme Court and the Allahabad High Court order to implement reservation in faculty staff at present universities. Prior to this, the ‘200-point roster’ system was followed.

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