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CET: K'taka govt places Bill despite opposition from Congress

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, June 29 (UNI) Amidst stiff opposition from the Congress members, Karnataka Higher Education Minister D H Shankara Murthy placed the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulations of Admission and Fixation of Fee) Bill 2006 in the Legislative Assembly today Leader of Opposition in the Assembly N Dharam Singh said the Bill had several loopholes and would further confuse the students. His party would protest the Bill when it was taken up for discussion tomorrow.

When Mr Murthy placed the Bill, Mr Vatal Nagaraj (Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha), Mr Sriramreddy (CPI) and Mr Rajendran (RPI) staged a walkout in the House shouting slogans against it.

Mr Murthy said the Bill provided recognition to the consensual agreement entered into by the state government and the private unaided educational institutions imparting professional educational courses and for other matters, as provided in the verdict of the Supreme Court.

It also provided for setting up a One-Man Regulatory Committee by the state government to oversee the admissions to professional courses and the implementation of the consensual arrangement or agreement.


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