85% reservation in teachers' recruitment for Delhi's graduates, demands Delhi Assembly

85% reservation in teachers' recruitment for Delhi's graduates, demands Delhi Assembly

Speaking on the second day of the Assembly session, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that students who had passed class 12 from the Capital be given quota in admission to 28 DU colleges that are funded by the Delhi government.

Moreover, state universities like Ambedkar University, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University already have 85% seats reserved for Delhi students. She says, "Delhi has the privilege of having six central universities". Therefore, to end the shortage of such institutions, "we would like to open a university which is authorised to affiliate colleges which can be only done by amending sub-section two of section five of the Delhi University Act, 1922". The assembly pledged to raise the issue in front of the Centre, the Lieutenant Governor and the university administration.

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"The AAP has been in power for the last three years and it had promised to open 20 new colleges in Delhi in its manifesto but not even a single new college has been opened by the AAP Government till date", he said. "We also have to adopt a system through which we can bring parity in marks of applicants from Delhi with those from other states". "Delhi University is a central university". AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj suggested that a delegation of all legislators, headed by BJP MLA Jagdish Pradhan, meet HRD Minister Prakash Javedkar and request him to provide reservation.

Atishi Marlena, advisor to the Delhi Education Minister, explained another reason behind this move, "Around 2.5 lakh students pass out from Delhi schools every year and only 28,000 of them are able to secure a seat in DU colleges". Opposing the reservation, Delhi University Teacher's Union (DUTA) said the university has to give equal opportunity to students from across the country. Delhi government led by Aam Aadmi Party raised the demand during the election campaign in 2015. A senior party leader also said Goel's support to reservation would send across a wrong message among Poorvanchalis in the national Capital who voted in large numbers for the BJP in the recent civic polls. The government has resolved to reserve 85 percent seats in all colleges that come under Delhi University and is funded by the Delhi government for local students.

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