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SC to hear on July 7 plea challenging AP govt order

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New Delhi, July 5 (UNI) The Supreme Court today decided to hear on July 7 a petition challenging Andhra Pradesh government regulating admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, MBA and MCA courses being run by private unaided educational institutions in the state.

A Bench comprising Justices K G Balakrishanan and D K Jain fixed the date of hearing when the matter was mentioned before the bench for urgent hearing.

Counsel for the petitioner Dar-Us-Salam Educational Trust pleaded bfore the court that the state government was acting in violation of law laid down by this court that single window system for admission to post graduate courses can not be made mandatory.

A trustee, Akbaruddin Owaisi, member of Parliament, made a representation to the state Chief Minister pleading that the petitioner was ready to admit students declared successful by the government but the government should not impose the students upon the petitioner and the petitioner must be permitted to select the students on its own on the basis of merit and full transparency will be maintained.

The government rejected the representation against the orders no.

54 and 59 on the grounds that any amendment in the impugned orders would create avoidable confusion and litigation.The petitioner wants freedom to fill cent percent seats from amongst the meritorious candidates found eligible by the government while the state government is inclined to fill 80 per cent seats from amongst the candidates of its choice.

The petitioner which is seeking to quash the impugned orders has also contended that as per 11 judge bench judgment of this court managements of minority institutions have the right to establish, run and administer educational institutions of its choice which include the right to admit the students by themselves.

UNI AKS/SC RP PC1928

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