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HYDERABAD: A Division Bench of the High Court comprising Justice Goda Raghuram and Justice R. Kantha Rao admitted writ petitions filed challenging the action of the government in providing discretionary quota for the managements in engineering, MBA and MCA courses in the State.
The cases were filed by Nitin Kumar and another person. They contended that the Supreme Court did not approve management quota. The Supreme Court permitted, for some seats to be reserved for NRIs, they said. The bench directed the government to file counter affidavit and adjourned the matter.
Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar directed the government and officers of the Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences to answer the issues raised in a writ petition challenging the procedure being adopted for filling seats in MBBS course in the name of reservation.
The case was filed by J. Pallavi who said that in the name of permitting the students from reserved categories to choose the college of their choice and adjusting them, the students form Other categories (OC) are being deprived of the unreserved open seats. She cited an instance wherein, she alleged, that out of 57 seats in Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences , Amalapuram, 42 were filled by students from reserved categories amounting to 73 percent seats available in convenor quota.
She said that the Supreme Court made it clear that reservation is not to exceed 50 percent. The case which has cascading effect on admissions will be listed on Tuesday.
Rakshana Steels, which is in the eye of storm of Bayyaram mining controversy, approached the High Court on Thursday. The company represented by Satish Kumar filed the writ petition challenging the action of the government in keeping in abeyance the earlier proceedings in its favour. Many issues have been raised and after the papers are scrutinised by the registry of the court the case will be numbered and then listed before the bench concerned.
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