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UGC's notice on reservation policy for Central Universities

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UGC: Common law for Central Universities
The UGC- University Grants Commission has hereby noticed that, in-spite of instructions issued by the UGC for implementation of SC/ST/OBC/PWD reservation in admissions and appointment, a number of complaints have been received by the officials.

The complaints were made by persons concerned to SC/ST/OBC/PWD category for irregularity in the implementation of reservation policy of Government of India in the university system.

Hence, in the view of monitoring the complaints made by these groups for irregularity in reservation policy, UGC has requested to intimate details of complaints received during last two years from various quarters in the universities relating to the issue.

Moreover, UGC has ordered all universities to create OBC cell as per instructions issued dated 4th January, 2013 and that actions to be taken at the earliest.

About UGC and its Reservation policy.

As we all know, Central Government has been issuing various instructions from time to time for implementing the Reservation policy of the Government.

UGC, being an autonomous statutory body under the administrative control of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, has been directed to strictly implement the said instructions by all grant-in-aid institutions.

In order to safeguard the interest of Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Persons with Disability and the most deprived groups of the Indian society, the constitution provides reservation in various services under Central and State Governments.

The main objective is not just to provide jobs to increase their representation in services, but to improve their social and educational status, so that they can have their rightful place in the main-stream of the society, said the notice.

As per the constitutional provisions, the reservation for Schedule Castes is 15%, 7.5% for Schedule Tribes, 27% for OBC and 3% for PWD.

Moreover, the commission has been contributing towards social equity and socio-academic mobility of the underprivileged groups of the society, through various special schemes. The commission has been providing financial assistance to the universities and colleges under various schemes.

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