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SC/ST Reservation for Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff

SC/ST Reservation – Representation of SCs and STs in teaching and non teaching staff

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2095

ANSWERED ON-15.03.2013

Representation of SCs and STs in teaching and non teaching staff

2095 . SHRI D. RAJA

(a) whether the Ministry is keeping a record of the number of teaching staff belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes separately in private and Government-aided schools and colleges;
(b) if so, the details of the percentage/ fraction of teachers belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes categories out of the total number of teachers and other non-teaching staff in private and Government-aided schools and colleges;
(c) if not, the reasons therefor; and
(d) the steps taken to increase the representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in teaching staff?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (SHRI JITIN PRASADA)

(a) to (c): As per the annual publication “Statistics of School Education” of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the number of teachers in Primary, Upper Primary, Secondary and HigherSecondary schools in the country during 2010-11(Provisional) is given below:-
Type of school
Primary
Schools
Upper Primary
Schools
Secondary
Schools
SeniorSecondary
Schools
Number of teachers
2100462
1887343
1244515
1255586
As per the District Information System for Education (DISE) data base brought out by National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) for elementary education annually, in the year 2011-12 (provisional), SC teachers in government aided schools were 8.04% and ST teachers 7.57% while in the private schools the SC teachers were 9.37% and ST teachers 4.42%. Data on number of non-teaching staff is not maintained.
As per the annual publication “Statistics of Higher and Technical Education” of Ministry of Human Resource Development, the number of teachers in higher education in the country during 2009-10(Provisional) is 652665. As per the provisional report on the All India Survey on Higher Education, the percentages of SC and ST teaching and non-teaching staff out of their total number during 2010-11 (Provisional) based on data collected up to 31st July, 2012 are given below:
SC
ST
Teaching Staff
7.4
2.9
Non -Teaching Staff
12.2
4.0
The data on number of teachers is not maintained separately for Government-aided and private colleges.
(d) : Majority of the government schools and colleges in the country are under the administrative control of State/UT Governments. Recruitment and appointment of teachers in these schools and colleges are done by the respective State/UT Governments as per their recruitment rules with the provision of reservation for SC/ST category teachers. Special recruitment drives for filling up of the posts of SCs and STs are launched by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and Navodaya Vidyaylaya Samiti.
To improve the representation of SC and ST in universities and in their colleges, the Ministry has written to all Central Universities, established prior to 2008, to launch a special drive to fill up the backlog vacancies of SCs / STs followed by reminders from time to time. Minister of Human Resource Development has written to the Chairman, UGC to ensure filling up of the identified backlog vacancies for SC/ST and maintenance of requisite records. Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of India has also written to UGC and the Central Universities from time to time on this issue. UGC has, while approving the budget estimates for the year 2011-12, directed the Central Universities to fill up the vacant posts including that of SC/ST at the earliest.

Source : http://rajyasabha.nic.in

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