Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday told the Lok Sabha that all pending vacancies, including for the reserved category, in various central universities will be filled in the next 12-18 months. There are many vacancies reserved for the deprived sections of society, he said during a discussion on the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill.
Efforts are on to fill all pending vacancies reserved for SC/ST/OBC and economically weaker section (EWS) in the central universities, he said. A special drive has been undertaken and recruitment will be done in mission mode, he said, adding pending vacancies would be filled over the next one and one-and-a-half years.
About 6,000 teaching posts are lying vacant across various central universities.