Will respect SC decision on education criteria for panchayat polls: minister

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2015 19:54 IST
Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma on Monday said the state government will respect and obey the decision of the Apex Court on the education criteria for the aspirants of the panchayat elections in the state. (ht photo)

Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma on Monday said the state government would respect and obey the Supreme Court’s decision on the educational qualification for contestants in panchayat elections in the state.

Sharma, who was here to inaugurate a seminar at the Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), said that the government was waiting for the court’s decision on the Haryana government’s move of making educational qualification mandatory for contesting the panchayat election. He said that a cabinet meeting would be called on this issue soon after the court judgment to decide the future course of action.

The minister, however, said that the election process cannot be stopped in between and the chief minister had already issued fresh directions to all deputy commissioners after the SC’s stay on the educational qualification norm.

He also said that the government was working to restart elections of the students unions in the state.

On the alleged scam in the result branch of the MDU, the education minister said that the matter would be probed thoroughly and the guilty would not be spared. “There is an urgent need for improvement in the system,” he added.

To a question, he said that the appointment of regular vice-chancellors in the universities of the state would be made within next two months.

Earlier, addressing the students, he said that though there was no dearth of employment opportunities in the country, but the previous governments did not address this issue seriously.

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