More than 5,000 teaching & 15,000 non-teaching posts kept vacant: Education Ministry

In the ongoing Monsoon session of the Parliament, the Lok Sabha was informed that more than 20,000 posts are lying vacant across 45 central universities as on April 1, 2023
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More than 5 thousand teaching posts and 15 thousand non-teaching posts are lying vacant in the 45 central universities across the country, the Education Ministry informed the Lok Sabha on Monday, July 24. The Minister of State for Education Dr Subhas Sarkar was responding to the queries put forth by Shri Annasaheb Shankar Jolle (BJP), Dr. Mohammad Jawed (INC), Dr. Umesh G. Jadhav (BJP) and Shri L.S. Tejasvi Surya (BJP).

In a written reply, the Minister has provided that a total of 5,825 teaching posts and 15390 non-teaching posts were lying vacant in Central Universities as on April 1, 2023. According to Sarkar, the vacancies arise on account of retirement, resignation and an increase in the number of students taking admission to various central universities. He further provided in the answer that the “occurring of vacancies” and filling them off is a “continuous process.”

The complete answer can be read here:


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