Telangana launches council to take on Andhra Pradesh

Telangana council to announce its own schedule for Eamcet counselling soon
Hyderabad: The Eamcet counselling row between AP and Telangana took a new turn on Saturday with the Telangana government constituting the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE).
The TSCHE is expected to announce its own schedule for Eamcet counselling soon, complicating things further. The entire process of setting up TSCHE was speeded up with the file sent to Chief Minister, Mr K.Chandrasekhar Rao’s approval two days ago. He cleared it fast and referred it to the Governor for approval, who too granted the approval soon.
Following these approvals, a government order constituting TSCHE was issued on Saturday.
According to the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, the APSCHE is listed in the 10th schedule to offer common services for both the states at least for a period of two years.
However, APSCHE’s announcement of Eamcet schedule and issuing of notification this week irked the Telangana government, which has been awaiting the outcome of the case in the Supreme Court seeking postponement of Eamcet counselling till Oct. as it is yet to take a decision on the fee reimbursement scheme. While the case is scheduled to come up for hearing in the apex court on August 4, the APSCHE came out with Eamcet counselling schedule triggering a row between AP and TS governments.
Given this backdrop, the Telangana government expedited setting up of TSCHE to announce its own Eamcet counselling schedule. However, the Telangana government is expected to wait till August 4 to announce its decision on Eamcet counselling based on the outcome of the case in Supreme Court.
If that happens, students will be in for more trouble as there would be total confusion over which state’s counselling to opt for and which colleges would be included in the admissions list given that there should be common admissions and quotas for both the states for a period of ten years as per the AP Reorganisation Act.
( Source : dc )
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