Delhi High Court.(Mint file)

The Delhi Supreme Court has instructed Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) not to appoint two professors and associate professors, which has been contested by some faculty members.

The court looked at a plea filed on behalf of two assistant professors claiming they wanted to apply for the “reserved” category vacancies, but the university has one of the “SC” category vacancies in the Category “ST” converted while the other position was not reserved.

A bank of judges Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh heard an appeal against an injunction by a single judge who did not defer the appointments.

The bank asked the JNU not to make any appointments for the items.

In order to prevent the petition from becoming infectious, the department head asked the single judge, who had previously requested the university’s answer to the petition, to bring the hearing from October 7th to August 31st and bring the hearing forward of the request to begin that date itself without granting the parties unjustified adjournments.

She also instructed the university to submit her affidavit to the petition within two weeks, and the two teachers can file their rejoinder within a week after that.

Senior attorney Akhil Sibal, who represented the two teachers, stated that in the earlier JNU ad from 2017, certain vacancies were reserved which were shown in the changed categories – planned tribes (ST) and unreserved – in last year’s ad were. what is challenged.

He also said that the university’s executive council (EC) should meet in the next few days to make appointments, and if done, the petition could be made infructual.

The submission filed by lawyers Maanav Kumar, Roshni Namboodiry and Nupur has contested two notices issued by the university on August 19, 2019.

The university published a statement on its website that there were 91 positions in SC / ST categories in the roster of professors and associate professors, while only 57 had been advertised. The first teacher, Pradeep Shinde, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Center for the Informal Sector and Working Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, suggested applying for the position of Associate Professor in the same center previously reserved for planned purposes in Caste (SC) Candidate, but was not converted into an ST position.

The second teacher, Tsetan Namgyal, assistant professor at the Center for Inner Asian Studies (Tibetan and Himalayan Studies) of the School of International Studies, wanted to apply for the professor position that was reserved for ST candidates, but this was not de-reserved and converted into a non-reserved post.

According to the petitioners, they can be considered against these reserved posts according to the roster items, and this measure has had an adverse effect on their scrutiny.

Before the single judge, attorney Monika Arora, who stood for the JNU, accepted and stated that the university’s measures on the reservation list correspond to a 2017 Allahabad High Court ruling.

JNU was also instructed in the affidavit to explain how it operated the roster for the offices concerned prior to the Allahabad High Court ruling and the method for applying the roster after the judgment.


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