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Madras High Court asked Anna University not to fill up Government Quota Seats More Details...


The Madras High Court has asked the Anna University not to fill up categories such as ?Government quota,? ?Governor?s quota,? and ?Vice-Chancellor?s quota? in its three constituent colleges until further orders. Passing interim orders on a public interest litigation petition questioning these quotas, which are ?unknown to law,? the First Bench comprising Chief Justice A.P. Shah and Justice P. Jyothimani rapped the Registrar of the University for having filed an affidavit devoid of any particulars in the matter. ?The affidavit filed by the Registrar of the Anna University is totally unsatisfactory and completely devoid of any particulars,? they observed, and directed the official to file an affidavit furnishing details about various quotas and how seats in each of those quotas were filled up. The affidavit shall provide details of the authority/entity empowered to fill up such quotas, and the number of seats filled up under these quotas. It shall be filed in a week, the Bench said and adjourned the matter to September 5. In his petition, S. Rajendran of Ramanathapuram district contended that nearly 80 seats in the College of Engineering in Guindy, and many such seats in two other constituent colleges of the Anna University were allotted to ineligible candidates making a ?mockery of the centralised counselling and single window system, besides the cut off marks.? Maintaining that these quotas were unknown to law, the petitioner said illegal admissions were made in 2005-06. He wanted the court to direct the respondents to submit in court the list of candidates who were admitted under the Government quota, Governor?s quota and the Vice-Chancellors quota in the constituent colleges for the academic year 2005-06 He also sought a direction to the Central Bureau of investigation to probe various irregularities, including the admission of ineligible students