News: Plea for steps to hold counselling in the wake of court order

Puducherry, Aug 11 (PTI) In the wake of Madras High court recently setting aside the 75 per cent reservation quota for Puducherry region, Puducherry based Federation for People`s Rights has asked the territorial government to notify fresh counselling for students who could not appear earlier for admission to professional courses under government quota. Secretary of the Federation Mr. G. Sugumaran said in a release here today that the quashing of the quota for `Puducherry region` had in its wake made invalid another component in the decision of the government. Sugumaran said when the 75 percent quota was sought to be implemented for admission to professional colleges during the current academic year the administration through Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC) laid down a condition that a student should have done school education continuously for three preceeding years in Pondicherry region. “With the quota itself being set aside this condition of continuous school education in Puducherry also gets quashed,” he said. Students who had done the course outside Union Territory (despite being residents of Puducherry) could not either become eligible for selection for admission or had not applied for the courses. The government should now call for applications from such students, Sugumaran said.

PTI / 11.08.2010

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