Wednesday, April 7, 2010

[ZESTCaste] JNU students protest against non-implementation of faculty quota

JNU students protest against non-implementation of faculty quota

2010-04-05 20:30:00

A group of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students protested here
on Monday against the administration outside the office of the
University Grants Commission (UGC) for not filling up reserved faculty

Students said the directives and the constitutional provisions in
implementation of reservation policy in filling up faculty positions
meant for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other
Backward Class (OBC) candidates were not being followed by the

Reportedly, the JNU administration had rejected the cut-off criteria
for SC/ST/OBC candidates over the past two years.

The protestors claimed that at a meeting held on March 31, the JNU
administration cited 'legal ambiguity' as an excuse in not filling up
the reserved faculty positions.

The meeting was held to finalise SC and ST candidates for the posts of
associate professor and professor and OBC candidates as assistant

"According to the Supreme Court and Ministry of Human Resource
Development, each and every central university has to implement
SC/ST/OBC reservation. But in our campus our administration is not
ready to implement reservation in the campus," said Priya, one of the

"They are saying that if SC/ST/OBC teachers and students will come in
the university to teach and to study, the standard of JNU will
decrease. So according to the JNU administration they don't want to
implement the reservation," she alleged. (ANI)

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