IITs' faculty posts exempted from reservation

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New Delhi, Jan 29: The Government has moved a bill in the Parliament seeking exemption of institutions of excellence to provide quotas for teacher's post. In this regard, IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) may not have to implement reservation in faculty appointment.

Though Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Bill 2008 (Reservation in Posts and Services) seeks to provide reservation in the civil services for SC and ST candidates, it exempted such reservation in the appointment of faculty in the institutions of national importance.

"There is a provision in the Bill that institutions of excellence will get exemption from implementation of reservation. Once the Bill is passed, there will be no reservation in IIT faculty," Higher Education Secretary, Ministry of HRD, R P Agrawal told reporters after the IIT Council meeting here.

IIT Directors discussed the above matter with Manmohan Singh, who has promised to consider the matter.

"There shall be no reservation where appointments are made to posts higher than the lowest grade of group 'A' posts in institutions of national importance," a provision in the Bill, which has been passed in the Lok Sabha, said.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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