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20 p.c. quota for locals in NALSAR

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Decision taken by State Cabinet at a meeting, says I&PR Minister

Ordinance necessary as NALSAR university is a Central institution

HYDERABAD: The State Cabinet has decided to provide 20 per cent reservation to candidates belonging to Andhra Pradesh in the National Academy of Legal Studies & Research (NALSAR) University of Law at Hyderabad.

The decision was taken by the Cabinet at its meeting here on Thursday as NALSAR University was not showing any special consideration to students from AP at the time of admission though the government had allotted 50 acres of land and provided assistance of Rs. 40 crore.

The government will immediately promulgate an ordinance earmarking 20 per cent of the existing seats to locals with effect from the next academic year.

Briefing reporters, Information Minister J. Geeta Reddy said an ordinance was necessary as education was in the concurrent list and NALSAR was a Central institution.

The Cabinet noted that Central institutions set up in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat with the help of the respective State governments, were providing reservation facility to locals.

The meeting approved a proposal to establish a separate finance federation for Dudekula community in Minorities Welfare Department with a chairman and three directors in the governing body. It would extend loans to Dudekula community members.

Paramedical colleges

It was resolved to bring the fee collected by management of private paramedical colleges against management quota seats on a par with NIMS. At present, they were collecting an annual fee of Rs. 50,000-75,000 whereas it was only Rs. 35,000 in NIMS. Approval was also given to modernise the Chodavaram cooperative sugar factory in Visakhaptnam district at a cost of Rs. 30 crore.


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