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One VC every from SC-ST group in central universities: Education ministry

Subhas Sarkar11

Only one vice chancellor throughout central universities within the nation belongs to SC group, one to ST group whereas seven are from OBC group, in response to Ministry of Education information.

Similarly, two registrars in central universities belong to SC group, 5 to ST group and three registrars belong to OBC group.

The statistics from 45 central universities had been shared by Union Minister of State for Education Subhas Sarkar in response to a written query in Lok Sabha.

As per information until April 1, 1,306 out of 12,373 lecturers in 45 central universities belong to SC group, 568 (ST), and 1,740 (OBC) whereas 8,386 are from basic class.

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Among the non-teaching workers in central universities, 2,063 out of 22,096 workers members belong to SC class, 1,186 (ST), 2,342 (OBC) and 16,132 belong to basic class.

“Government of India has enacted the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Act, 2019 to ensure adequate representation of Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBCs) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs),” Sarkar stated.

The query was requested whether or not the disadvantaged social classes like SCs, STs and OBCs are adequately represented within the central varsities.

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