Most of the posts reserved for teachers from the scheduled caste(SC) and scheduled tribe(ST) categories are lying vacant in the central universities not only in the state alone but in other places also. A case in point is the Banaras Hindu University(BHU). A reply by the University Grants Commission(UGC) to a Right to Information Act(RTI) plea reveals that out of the 169 sanctioned posts reserved for teachers from the ST category 139 are lying vacant. As for the SC category, the university has 362 sanctioned posts out of which 247 are vacant. Lucknow based activist Mahendra Pratap Singh had filed the RTI plea in this regard.
The situation is even worse in the Aligarh Muslim University(AMU). Here 97 posts have been sanctioned for the STs and 208 for the SCs. The university however hasn't hired even one teacher from the ST category and only two teachers from the SC categories.
In the Allahabad University, only two of the sanctioned 57 posts for STs have been filled. For SCs, the university has 123 sanctioned posts of which only 16 have been filled.
The situation is comparatively better at the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University(BBAU) in Lucknow. Here four out of nine sanctioned ST posts are filled. In the SC category, 16 out of 20 posts are filled. In fact, the figures show that nearly one third of the total sanctioned posts for STs have been filled in 31 central universities across the country. As for SC posts, the data auggests that only 30% are filled.
Of the total 998 sanctioned ST posts only 359 have been filled. For the SCs, out of 2139 sanctioned posts only 643(30%) have been filled. As per the norms, the SCs should constitute 15% and STs 7% of the teachers in the central universities. The central universities in Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu stand at a better position with the institutions filling up more than 90% of the vacancies for the scheduled castes and the scheduled tribes.