HRD Minister informed that orders were given from time to time by the government and the University Grants Commission (UGC), the higher education watchdog, to fill up vacant posts while adding that event and filling up of vacancies is a nonstop process.
Out of the total 18,243 allotted posts for teachers in Central Universities, 6,688 posts are yet to be filled, according to a statement by the Union Minister of Human Resource Development. As on the date of the statement, there were 12,323 allotted non-teaching posts that are yet to be filled. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, HRD Minister, informed that orders were given from time to time by the government and the University Grants Commission (UGC), the higher education watchdog, to fill up vacant posts, while adding that event and filling up of vacancies is a nonstop process.
UGC has brought into notice that there are 18, 243 allotted teaching posts and 34928 allotted non-teaching posts in several central universities across the country. Out of this, 6688 teaching posts and 12323 non-teaching posts are lying vacant. Due to this, 6706 seats have already been endorsed and 934 have been filled by Jan 24, 2020 out of the total teaching posts of the Central Universities under the purview of Ministry of Human Resource Development, lying vacant since June 2019.
The minister also informed that the commission has launched a new scheme of an academic job portal on its website – ugc.ac.in. This portal assists Ph.D./SET/NET qualified candidates to bring their academic profiles to the attention of Colleges or Universities and other recruiters.
UGC incessantly keeps a check on filling up of vacancies with the Universities. UGC has drafted strategies for the hiring of faculty in Universities, Colleges, and Institutions Deemed to be Universities drafting the selection procedure and the timespan for hiring. This has been spread to all Universities for the observance.
Rajasthan Government approves filling of 920 posts in state colleges
Bhanwar Singh Bhati, Rajasthan Higher Education Minister, informed that financial approval has been granted to fill 920 academic and non-academic posts in government colleges of the state. He was replying to a question raised by BJP MLA Ramlal Sharma during the question hour. Mr Bhati informed that the request to fill the posts had been sent to the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) and the hiring process would soon take place. He informed the state government had commenced 38 new colleges in the state and teachers had been posted on the objective to preserve the academic system. There were 6,940 posts in government colleges, of which 2,364 were lying vacant at present, the higher education minister stated.