years, that is by 2009-10, so they will
make up in the next two years.
All 27 per cent in one go will be
implemented in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in Central
universities, including Delhi University, JNU, Vishwa Bharati, BHU, Jamia
Millia Islamia and Allahabad University. For streams like Sciences and
Commerce, it will be 13.5 per cent in 2007-08 and the balance next year.
As with the IITs, the 9 per cent
per-year-for-three-years regime will be followed by the Indian School of Mines (Dhanbad),
School of Planning and Architecture
(New Delhi). The National Institutes of Technology (NITs), previously
known as Regional Engineering Colleges, will implement quotas ranging from
9 - 13.5% in the first year.
Among medical colleges, besides AIIMS,
Safdarjung Hospital, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College in
Delhi, PGI (Chandigarh), JIPMER (Pondicherry)
and NIMHANS (Bangalore) will put in 9 per cent OBC quotas each year.
And, in case of agricultural colleges,
including Indian Agricultural Research Institute (Pusa) and National Dairy
Research Institute (Karnal), they will put in 9 per cent in 2007-08 and 18
per cent the next year.
The panel’s formula, arrived after almost
five months of debates and discussion, is expected to provoke debate on
the quota implementation once again as pro-quota votaries have wanted
implementation in one go.
Right now, the roadmap deals only with
aided institutions as the Bill has been referred to the Standing Committee
And while it has not dealt with educational
institutions in nursing, dentistry, paramedical services, design, mass
communication and several others, it has given a cue to the respective
Union Ministries to follow the roadmap set out by the committee.
The committee also made a path-breaking
decision in a bid to attract better faculty from the private sector,
despite stiff opposition from Finance Ministry and Planning Commission:
“Once an academic institution becomes financially independent in terms of
recurring expenditure, it will be free to decide the salary structure of
the faculty members.”
Moily skips 'creamy layer' issue, lays out 3-year plan
NEW DELHI : The Veerappa
Moily committee has skipped the tricky politically volatile "creamy
layer" issue and suggested a review of all reservation schemes in
educational institutions every five years.
committee which was set up to chart out the roadmap for implementation of
the newly introduced OBC quota in Central educational institutions, has in
its final report released on September 27, recommended
setting up of three more IIMs along with more IIT-type
Called Oversight Committee, the panel has, just like the Bill on
reservations in aided institutions, recommended a three-year timeframe for
rolling out the OBC quota in Central institutions, overruling
IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Indore, which had asked for four years to implement
the reservation scheme.
It has called for a Rs 17,200-crore package to fund the
infrastructure upgrade and recommended huge private investment so that
there is no decline in general-category seats.
"In order to retain the general seats intact after giving 27
per cent reservation to OBCs, 54 per cent seat expansion would be needed
which can be done at the rate of 18 per cent every year for three
years," Moily told reporters. The panel has also recommended a hike
in scholarships for students.
The proposal to set up three new IIMs should come as a relief to
the droves eager to have seats in the business schools bearing the
prestigious tag. As for IIT-type institutions, HRD ministry has already
decided to give this status to nearly 10 National Institutes of
Explaining the roadmap, Moily said: "Implementation will begin
in 2007-08 and no institution will slip out over and above three years.
During our consultations with heads of various institutions, we found that
staggered implementation is the best way.
Committee has decided to leave the issue of creamy layer to the
government. Moily told reporters: "Although we said in the interim
report that we would take a view on the issue in the final report, we are
not making any reference."
Committee's decision to leave the creamy layer issue untouched assumes
importance in view of divergent views expressed by political parties.
While CPI (M) favoured exclusion of creamy layer in the quota regime,
UPA's southern allies like DMK and PMK strongly advocated its inclusion.
meeting, which lasted for over eight hours, also completed its final
report which would be submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
will commence in 2007-08 and no institution will slip out over and above
three years," the former Karnataka Chief Minister said.
who had held a series of consultations last month with academicians in
finalising the report, had indicated earlier that the implementation of
the 27 per cent quota was possible only in a staggered manner.
have left the creamy layer issue to the Government. Though we said in the
interim report that we would take a view on the issue in the final report,
we are not making any reference [to it]," Mr. Moily said. The
committee estimated that the new reservation regime would cost the
exchequer Rs. 17,200 crore over the next Five-Year Plan.