Lok Sabha passed the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers Cadre) Bill 2019

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

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Lok Sabha passed the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers Cadre) Bill 2019
02 July 2019 Current Affairs: The Lok Sabha passed the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill 2019 in 1 July 2019. The Bill seeks to replace an Ordinance which was issued in March. The House unanimously passed the Bill. The opposition demanded the bill to be referred to the standing committee for a comprehensive review. 

Aim:
The Bill will reiterate the government’s commitment towards reservation and to give equal opportunity to all as per the Constitution. This bill will give enough scope and opportunities in higher education sector in the country.
The Bill will help fill about 7,000 existing vacancies in 41 Central universities. It aims to provide for reservation in appointments by direct recruitment of persons belonging to the SC, ST, Socially and Economically Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) to the teachers’ cadre in certain Central Education Institution.

Provisions of the Bill:
The Bill will make University a unit, rather than a department, for the purpose of providing reservation in teachers’ positions in Central educational institutions.
The Bill also has provision for 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS). The government has already approved allocation of ₹770 crore for reservation for EWS.

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