New Delhi : In India, Central universities have 313 posts sanctioned in total for candidates belonging to OBCs. It was recently came into account that only 9 OBC professors are teaching in such universities.
As per latest university grant commission (UGC) record, only 2.8% of total professors sanctioned are appointed for teaching. Universities keeping 304 posts aside.
Delhi University not appointed a single OBC Candidate
As per the UGC Report, Delhi University, Jwaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Allahabad University, among others, had not appointed a single professor under OBC quota as of 1 January 2020.
Also, at the associate professor level only 38 seats are filled with OBC candidates. The sanctioned seats in this level is 735. At the assistant professor level, numbers are quite good.
At this stage, 60% of the total seats are filled. While sanctioned seats are 2232 in the central universities.
BJP MPs argued on the seats
The move has been resisted by several OBC MPs from the BJP, besides the National Backward Classes Commission (NCBC). Both OBC MPs and the NCBC are of the view that tweaking the creamy layer definition in this fashion would further reduce their scanty representation in government institutions.
The meeting took place last month by Home Minister Amit shah. He has asked NCBC to collate all data of OBC representation.