As we all know, university reservations have remained to be one of the most hotly debated topics of the university. This time, in response to the agitation over the same by Samaj Wadi Party, Rajnath Singh responded with a different approach taken by the government. The circular regarding the same was released which said that the reserved faculty posts across universities will be calculated department wise and not based on the aggregate vacant posts in a university. Home minister Rajnath Singh claimed that the notion that the government headed on with reservations for the weaker sections and that no individual or organization can take it away. Mr. Rajnath was responding to concerns of SWP in Lok Sabha held regarding the UGC circular on vacancies for SC ST and OBCs. Singh said that the government had filed a special Leave Petition in the supreme court on the issue.
The UGC order was based on an Allahabad High Court directive in April 2017 in a case about teachers” recruitment at Banaras Hindu University.