Taking strong objection to the unilateral decision of the Andhra Pradesh State Higher Education Council’s decision to issue notification for EAMCET-2014 counselling on Wednesday, Telangana government asked students of the State to stay away from the certificate verification and counselling process. Addressing media at Secretariat, Telangana Education Minister G Jagdish Reddy said that his government would take up a separate counselling for students of Telangana. In a related development, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTUH) also reportedly expressed its inability to carry out the counseling process this year.
Jagdish Reddy alleged that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and the APSHE chairman L Venugopal Reddy colluded to mislead students in the State. Stating that the State’s view point had been conveyed to the Supreme Court, Jagdish Reddy asked the Telangana students not to take part in the counselling process as it was meant for students of Andhra Pradesh.
“We will hold our own counselling for the Telangana students. The Telangana government knows how to take care of its students. Parents need not have apprehensions about the future of their children. It is safe and secure.
The government is presently checking the credentials of private engineering colleges in Telangana and the counselling dates would be announced very soon,” the minister said. He assured students that they would be provided quality technical education in Telangana. “We want to give financial support to the students of Telangana only,” said Reddy. Meanwhile, AP Education Minister Ganta Srinivas Rao said that the decision of Telangana was un-constitutional and added that they would challenge the TS-government’s decision in court.
“Even in countries like America, migrants’ rights are protected. Whereas Telangana government is insisting on 1956 as cut off year, which is un-constitutional,” said Srinivas Rao. “There are guidelines in the Indian constitution, Presidential Orders, Six Point Formula. Each State cannot decide about the local and non-local status of students,” the minister said.
Source: Metro India