Recruitment row: NCBC to petition President against EFLU for denying OBCs their rights

This followed the Telangana high court order setting aside NCBC notification putting the recruitment process in EFLU on hold.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  29 Sep 2021 4:45 AM GMT
Recruitment row: NCBC to petition President against EFLU for denying OBCs their rights

Hyderabad: National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) has decided to petition President seeking action against English and Foreign Language University (EFLU) for denying OBCs their due rights in recruitments.

This followed the Telangana high court order setting aside NCBC notification putting the recruitment process in EFLU on hold.

A division bench of the High Court comprising acting Chief Justice MS Ramachandra Rao and Justice T Vinod Kumar on Tuesday set aside the notification.

EFLU had issued two notifications inviting applications for the post of professor, associate professor, and assistant professor as per the existing policy for reservations as laid down by the Union of India

NCBC Member Acharya Thalloju on Tuesday said the Commission had received a complaint that the EFLU has violated the reservation rules in the Teaching Faculty Recruitment Advertisement - 2020.

The Commission exercising the powers under Article 338B (8) had asked Vice-Chancellor and Registrar to appear before the NCBC at New Delhi.

The Vice-Chancellor accepted the mistake and expressed in writing that the required reservation for OBCs is not provided in the 2020 advertisement. He said they will immediately issue another notification for all backlog positions.

The Commission instructed the Vice-Chancellor to submit all the relevant documents. The Commission also stayed the recruitment process until the completion of inquiry.

In the meantime, EFLU approached the High Court against the notification of NCBC. It referred to the 1993 Supreme Court order stating stated that the National Commission for Scheduled Caste has no power to issue the injunction while enquiring about any matter and the same will apply to NCBC also.

The Court stated that they do not express any view on the rule of the reservation followed or not by the EFLU, which has to be looked into by the Benches or Judges before whom the cases are pending.

The Commission said they will challenge the judgment in the Supreme Court.

In the meantime, as the powers envisaged under Article 338B (5) (e), the irregularities will be reported to the President of India and the concerned Ministry for taking action against the EFLU for denying OBCs their rights in recuritments.

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