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SC defers hearing to August 4

SC defers hearing to August 4
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SC defers hearing to August 4, The Supreme Court on Monday deferred a hearing on Eamcet counselling to August 4. The apex court directed the All India...

Hyderabad: The Supreme Court on Monday deferred a hearing on Eamcet counselling to August 4. The apex court directed the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Andhra Pradesh government to file a counter petition in the mean time.

The court which took up the case on Monday made it clear that it is not halting the process of counselling.

It may be noted that the Telangana State government approached the Apex Court over the extension of Eamcet counselling date from August to October. A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court, seeking more time for conducting counselling. The government in its PIL said that it lacks manpower to take a decision on the fee reimbursement issue.

Speaking to the media here on Monday, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that over 9.50 lakh students in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are worried about their future career prospects in the States.

He lambasted the Telangana government for delaying the engineering counselling by constantly postponing the schedule. According to the earlier Supreme Court Judgment, the counselling was to be concluded by July end and classes were to begin from August 1.

On the nativity issue, the chief minister said that there are laws Presidential order, 371D and a six point formula to decide nativity of a student. The Andhra Pradesh government made it clear that they are ready to hold Eamcet counselling and a resolution has been passed in the Andhra Pradesh cabinet meeting for the same.

The Andhra Pradesh chief minister appealed to the Telangana government to expedite the process of counselling as the future of lakhs of students will be negatively affected.

As the Supreme Court had not barred conducting counselling, a decision on counselling in Telangana would come up in next couple of days, according a higher education department official. “We are in consultation with lawyers to weighs the pros and cons for conducting counselling in the present context. A decision would be announced in next couple of days,” said a senior official of the higher education department.

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