AP to move Supreme Court on fee reimbursement verdict

AP to move Supreme Court on fee reimbursement verdict

Hyderabad : The state government may be compelled to approach the Supreme Court challenging the recent order of the AP High Court over the fee reimbursement issue.

The government has sought the opinion of its legal department and a final decision is expected to be taken on September 3.

The HC had last week issued orders that private college managements can collect fees from beneficiaries of the fee reimbursement scheme at the time of admission if the state government has not paid the amount to the colleges.

The order triggered protests with several Backward Class unions taking to the streets demanding that the government file a review petition either in the HC or approach the SC and try to vacate the HC order. Most of the student beneficiaries of the scheme are those who cannot afford to pay their own fees and the government is pledged to reimburse the fee amount to the colleges under the scheme, but has failed to do so.

BC students and leaders laid siege to the house of the assistant advocate-general, Mr Sudarshan Reddy, at Vidyanagar on Sunday alleging that he failed to argue the case efficiently in favour of fee reimbursement beneficiaries. They also accused him of colluding with private colleges.

With the date for announcing the seat allotment list for MBA and MCA admissions fast approaching, the government is under pressure to appeal anew. The list is expected to be announced by September 2 and the students who were allotted seats will have to immediately approach the colleges for admission.

Students fear the managements will insist on the fees being paid at the time of admission and if they cannot pay, they will be denied admission as per the High Court’s orders.

The BC leader Mr R. Krishnaiah has gone to the extent of threatening “militant attacks” against college managements if they insist on extracting the fees from students. He said the BC unions have readied 200 students to carry out the attacks on college managements.

source : DC


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