According to the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), the bill has been tabled with an aim to give a major push to reforms in the education sector, making it inclusive and keeping in mind the aspirations of the people from different categories.
The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill seeks to fill up more than 7,000 existing vacancies in institutions of higher education by direct recruitment in accordance with a new quota system. The system accords reservation to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and the socially and educationally backward classes.
The Bill will replace the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Ordinance, 2019.
If the Bill becomes a reality, colleges and universities will be providing reservation for teaching posts as per the total strength of the institute. The bill is a deviation from the existing norm where reservation is provisioned according to the sections or departments within the university.
The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill will allow setting up a Board of Governors superseding the tainted medical council to fulfil its duties for a period of two years. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in December last year and was pending with Rajya Sabha. It lapsed after the dissolution of the sixteenth Lok Sabha. The board was set up in September last year through an ordinance, which was promulgated again in February this year to ensure transparent regulation of medical education and practice till the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill replaces the current regulatory structure.