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EAMCET Counselling: Highlights of Supreme court’s Verdict

The supreme court has finally announced it’s verdict in EAMCET counselling case.

The following are the Highlights of the Supreme court’s verdict
supreme courtA Bench of Justices S.J. Mukhopadahya and S.A. Bobde, made it clear that it could extend the counselling for one month and not beyond August 31. Further the bench also said there could be no question of preference being given to `locals’ in admission to colleges within Telangana.

The Bench told Mr. Salve(senior counsel for Telangana) that those students who took the Eamcet examination were entitled to get admission to any of the colleges of their choice and this benefit could not be denied merely because the State had been divided.

The Bench has ordered the two states (Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) to finish the EAMCET counseling below August 31st preaching that the bifurcation should not affect the future of students. The court has also ordered the states to complete the admissions till September first week.

The Bench made it clear that the Presidential Order should be considered in determining the nativity of the Students aspiring admission in Engineering and Medical colleges.

Senior counsel for Telangana, Harish Salve, has earlier submitted that Section 95 of the State Reorganisation Act, 2014 provides that the existing admission quotas in all government or private aided or unaided, institutions of higher, technical and medical education under Article 371 D of the Constitution would continue as such for a period of 10 years during which the existing common admission process should continue.

He said locals should be given preference in admissions as per Article 371D. The counselling could not be done due to want of cadre /staff strength. He pleaded for extending the schedule for admissions till October 31.

The next trial regarding this case has been adjourned till 11th of this month.

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