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CET dates to be further delayed

CET dates to be further delayed
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Telangana Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy hinted that the government is in no hurry to release the dates of the Common Entrance Tests (CETs). ...

Hyderabad: Telangana Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy hinted that the government is in no hurry to release the dates of the Common Entrance Tests (CETs). Reddy, at the Secretariat here on Tuesday, said that the government has written a letter to the AP government for conducting common exams under supervision of Telangana State Council of Higher Education.

“Students are not worried about the examinations. They are happy the way the government is going. The students want the exam to be conducted at the right time, which will happen as per schedule. We still have time to release the dates and we will do it,” Reddy said.

According to sources, the government is in the ‘wait and watch’ mode of the AP government’s reaction on the CETs. TS is also taking legal measures, should the AP government approach the court over CETs. Earlier, in a meeting chaired by the Telangana Education Minister, CETs dates and allotment of CETs to the universities was discussed. However, the government did not announce the dates.

Taking exception to the remarks of AP Human Resource Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao on TSCHE that the AP government is not aware of it, Reddy said that the Telangana government has not recongised the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education. Reddy stated that there is only one council which is being headed by T Papi Reddy.

“If AP government does not recognise TSCHE created by the Telangana government, then they do not recognize the Telangana state too. TSCHE was created adhering to the rules and it will only hold common examinations if the AP government comes forward,” he added.

Reddy questioned why the AP government did not approach the court over the issue. “They know for a fact that they do not have any legal standing and hence are not moving the issue to the court,” the minister added. Meanwhile, an official of APSCHE informed that the government would approach the court after the conclusion of the Sankranthi vacation.

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