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Govt interference in mgmt quota: Verdict reserved

india Updated: Sep 08, 2006 00:17 IST

THE ALLAHABAD High Court on Thursday reserved its judgment on a writ petition alleging that the State government was interfering with the management quota in engineering institutes, which, according to the petitioner, was not proper.

The petition related to the admission/recounselling with regard to remaining seats in Uttar Pradesh State Engineering Admission Test (UPSEAT) for the academic year 2006-2007.

The petitioner challenged the Ordinance issued by the UP government for regulating unaided financial institutions as well as some consequential orders.

According to the petitioner, it was their fundamental right to run the colleges and fill the management quota and the State has no jurisdiction to interfere with it. This order was passed by Justice SN Srivastava on a writ petition filed by Welfare Association of Self-Financed Institutes, NOIDA, an association of private engineering colleges.

The petition mainly revolved round the allegation that the  State government was interfering in the admission of students under management quota.

Earlier, during the course of hearing an impleadment application was filed by one Megha Singh of Allahabad alleging that as per electronic media reports, admissions in engineering colleges in NOIDA and Ghaziabad were being made on paying capitation/donation of Rs 1 Lakh and Rs 5 lakh. She demanded an enquiry into this allegation.

Earlier, at on September 1, this court had directed the authorities concerned to maintain status quo with regard to admission and counselling in engineering colleges under Uttar Pradesh State Engineering Admission Test (UPSEAT) for the year 2006-2007. This interim order will continue till the delivery of judgment.

Plea turned down

THE CIVIL Judge (Junior Grade), Allahabad turned down the plea made by one ES Phillips to stop the on-going construction for the extension of a school within Holy Trinity Church at Chathem Lines here.

In a suit filed in the court, Phillips alleged that two opposite parties, Dorinda Innes, the headmistress, and CV Innes, the principal of Holy Trinity School (HTS), had in “‘an unauthorised manner” undertaken the extension work of the school being run within the church compound. In its order, the Judge said that Phillips had no prima facie legal interest to sustain his prayer for issue of temporary injunction, restraining the opposite parties from going ahead with the on-going construction.

Oath administered

Former judge of Allahabad High Court Justice Prem Shankar Gupta administered oath of office to newly elected president of Trade Tax Bar Association, Vinod Kesharwani on Thursday.