The Human Resources Development Ministry is keen that all the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) meet their constitutional obligation and ensure social equity in the recruitment of teachers, revealed a source from the ministry.
The Central Government has indicated that the IIMs may no longer be excused from reserving faculty positions for ST, SC, and OBC candidates. A senior official from the ministry said that the Constitution of the country provides for reservation and nobody is above the Constitution. Though there is a list of exempted institutions, but the IIMs are not among them.
The quota system for faculty has been a controversial issue ever since the government in 2008 directed all centrally-funded institutions, including IITs, IIMs, and central universities, to set apart teaching positions for OBCs, SCs, and STs.
Developments on quota till now: