The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) said that out of 18,243 sanctioned posts in Central Universities 6,688 teaching posts are vacant. The ministry also said that directions were issued periodically by the government and UGC to fill the vacant posts.
"The University Grants Commission has informed that at present there are 18243 sanctioned teaching posts and 34928 sanctioned non-teaching posts in various Central Universities across the country, out of which 6688 teaching posts and 12323 non-teaching posts are lying vacant as on date," Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', HRD minister, said
"As a result," the minister also said, "out of the total teaching posts of the Central Universities under the purview of Ministry of Human Resource Development, lying vacant since June 2019, 6706 have already been advertised and 934 have been filled up to 24.01.2020".
The government also said that UGC has created a new initiative, an academic job portal on UGC’s official website -- ugc.ac.in which will help NET/SET/Ph.D. qualified candidates to bring their academic profiles to the attention of the universities, colleges and other employees.
"UGC continuously monitors filling up of vacancies with the Universities. UGC has prepared guidelines for recruitment of faculty in Universities, Colleges and Institutions Deemed to be Universities outlining the selection procedure and the time frame for recruitment. This has been circulated to all Universities for adherence," the minister told the Lower House today.