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Reservation in Universities: Government could bring ordinance if plea in Supreme Court rejected

Parliament; Rafale; lok sabha

New Delhi | The government on Monday said it will bring an ordinance if the Supreme Court rejects its review petition on reservation mechanism for faculties in universities.

Responding to a supplementary during Question Hour, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Lok Sabha that the government can “bring an ordinance if its review petition filed in the top court is rejected”. He said after the special leave petition was rejected by the Supreme Court, the government will now file a review petition on faculty reservation mechanism for universities.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) had announced in March last year that an individual department should be considered as the base unit to calculate the number of teaching posts to be reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates following an order by the Allahabad High Court in April in 2017.

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