Delhi University Has Less Than 5% OBC Teachers and No Professors, Parliament Panel Says

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As per the legal mandate of having 27 per cent teachers belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) in Central Government jobs, a parliamentary committee checked in Delhi University and found a violation by only having 4.63 per cent of teachers from OBC. The panel also showed how one of the biggest universities in the country is not fulfilling the national commission on social justice.

The committee also came across the fact that among these 4.63% OBC teacher, none of them is a professor or associate professor. There are a total of 1706 sanctioned posts in DU but only 79 of them are OBC teachers as per the report drafted by the committee headed by BJP MP Ganesh Singh. This report will be tabled in the next session of Parliament. The committee has expressed disappointment as the University has failed to represent OBC’s among the faculties and there is a wide gap between the legally mandated presentation and the existing one.

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It has also been observed that out of 174 sanctioned posts for associate professors and 67 others for professors, not even single one has been given to OBC teachers. Thus, the representation of OBC teachers is more worrisome in different grades.

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The committee has demanded from DU to fill the vacant OBC posts and the process to be monitored by the highest level of University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

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