The government will bring ordinance for universities, if the Supreme Court rejects its review petition on reservation in faculty recruitment. The government on February 11, 2019, announced that it will bring a new rule in universities on the reservation process of faculties, if the Supreme Court rejects its review petition. HRD minister said that after the special leave petition was rejected by SC
Earlier, the university was counted as a single unit to calculate reservation criteria for recruiting faculties.
Allahabad High Court then ordered department-based recruitment of teachers in universities.
This means that the quota-based recruitment will need to take place based on seat calculation on the department level instead of the full university level.
This rule will lead to a reduction of reservation for SC, ST, and OBCs, and was implemented by the Allahabad High Court first and was then followed by the Supreme Court.
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.