Telangana Minister tells to Boycott EAMCET Counselling
Andhra Pradesh has started EAMCET counseling, and fight between Telangana state and Andhra Pradesh intensified on Wednesday with APSCHE Releasing the notification for certificate verification of students.
Telangana education minister G. Jagadeeshwar Reddy asked the students of Telangana not to participate in EAMCET Counseling, while Andhra Pradesh HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said the GO issued by Telangana on Wednesday on FAST, basing 1956 as the cut-off year for nativity, is unconstitutional. The AP government is consulting its advocate-general on the issue.
Telangana government officials also termed the decision of the APSCHE to notify certificate verification despite objections as a ‘face-saving’ move. Officials said the APSCHE is not a statutory body and the government decision is final in case of a dispute, according to Section 18 of the APSCHE Act.
The Telangana education minister alleged that APSCHE chairman Prof L. Venugopal Reddy had colluded with AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. He said the Telangana government will conduct its own counselling.