IFLU committed with to implement of OBC reservations in faculty appointments: Registrar
Hyderabad: “We are fully committed to the implementation of OBC reservations in the University of English and Foreign Languages,” The University Registrar, Prof T. Shamson said. He said the matter was reported to the National OBC Commission. He said OBC reservations for faculty appointments at central universities came into effect in 2007 at the entry level (assistant professor level). He said that since the transformation of the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages into a central university in 2007, every faculty appointment has been reserved for the “socially and economically backward sections (OBCs)” mentioned in the Constitution.
The University has so far made faculty appointments four times in different years and has recruited 25 OBC faculty members at the lecturer / assistant professor level and has reserved 08 posts for OBCs in the current recruitment announcement, the registrar said. Following the expansion of OBC reservations from Assistant Professor Level to Associate Professor and Professor Levels in 2019, OBC reservations are currently being made at Associate Professor (02) and Professor Level (02) and Assistant Professors (04), respectively, in the ongoing faculty appointments at the University. , Informed the National OBC Commission.
He explained that from 2007 to 2019, OBC reservations were in force only at the assistant professor level, adding that the university had already filled 25 OBC posts at the assistant professor level out of the assistant professor posts allotted to the university by the University Grants Commission. Since the OBC reservations in 2019 came into force at all faculty levels, i.e. Associate Professor and Professor Levels, the varsity has not only announced 04 vacancies at these levels, but also expanded the OBC reservations to Associate Professor and Professor levels and announced another 04 posts he said.
Prof E. Suresh Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of University said that the reason for issuing the University notification in 2020 was to expand the OBC reservations in 2019 to all faculty levels as per the government directives. He explained that after the expansion of OBC reservations at all levels in faculty appointments in 2019, it was deplorable to ask the varsity to implement a one-time calculation of 27 per cent for the 238 posts allotted by the University Grants Commission. Any government decree proposes future action but does not indicate major changes in previous activity. Therefore, the registrar informed that the university has full commitment in the matter of OBC appointments.
He said that the university was committed to social justice and it was deplorable to demand that all OBC reservations be replaced in a single notification at once. The registrar explained that the university is committed to implementing OBC reservations properly in the upcoming recruitment notifications.