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Engg counselling to go full stretch

Engg counselling to go full stretch
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In a huge relief for engineering rankers, the striking lecturers of government polytechnic colleges in Seemandhra region have decided to resume duties ...

  • Polytech lecturers to resume duties from today
  • Web options likely from September 2

In a huge relief for engineering rankers, the striking lecturers of government polytechnic colleges in Seemandhra region have decided to resume duties from Wednesday ‘in the larger academic interests of students’. This was announced by the officials of Technical Education after talks with the employees.

The Commissioner of Technical Education Ajay Jain, Joint Director UVSN Murthy and Chief Camp Officer K Raghunath held discussions with the Chairman, Polytechnic Lecturers Association (PALA) of Seemandhra for nearly two hours and sought their cooperation to conduct the counselling smoothly. “After thorough discussions, the Chairman of PALA has agreed to resume Eamcet duties from August 28. The discussion went on in a very cordial and peaceful atmosphere and the Commissioner appreciated the concern of the Office bearers of PALA towards the Students” a media release said.

With this decision, the process of verification of certificates will gain pace and the revised schedule for the candidates who have not attended from Rank.No.1-1,60,000 for the help line centres of Seemandhra region which were not functioned earlier will be announced shortly. The process may go on till August 30 as per the original schedule. Since several students could not get their certificates verified due to the ongoing strike, they may be given 2-3 days extra i.e. August 31, September 1. So, the process of web options can only commence from September 2, according to estimation from observers. If everything goes smoothly, the entire process may be completed before September 15.

Meanwhile on Tuesday- i.e. the 9th day of counselling, there was no let up in Seemandhra region as 19 helpline Centres- out of 38- have not functioned. Just 6,051 rankers could get their certificates verified. In Telangana region, a total of 5,461 rankers have turned up at the 22 Helpline centres.

Focus on mgmt quota seats

As the convener quota issue is almost resolved, focus now shifted to the very complex problem of filling up of management quota seats. The government has to issue fresh guidelines and issue a revised GO, amending the existing GO No 66- in the wake of High Court division Bench’s judgment. This has to be done after having a dialogue with the petitioners- numbering 34. So far, the Council has not initiated any discussions with any of the petitioners- i.e. managements of the colleges on the issue. Government has sought a legal opinion on the judgment which is expected in a day or two. Government wants to finish off the process without actually going into any fresh GO, sources said.

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