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Implementation of reservations for SC/ST/BC’s in all Higher Education Institutions - Amendment to GO.Rt.550 G.O. Rt.NO.111

G.O. Rt.No.111 Dated:13.08.2019 Amendment to GO.Rt.550 Implementation of reservations for SC/ST/BC’s in all Higher Education Institutions - Orders

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
ABSTRACT 
Higher Education – Amendment to GO.Rt.550 – Implementation of reservations for SC/ST/BC’s in all Higher Education Institutions - Orders- Issued.

HIGHER EDUCATION (E.C) DEPARTMENT

G.O. Rt.No. 111                                                        Dated:13.08.2019
                                                                                   
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1.G.O.Rt.No.550, Higher Education (EC.2) Dept., dated 30.07.2001.
2.Orders, Dt.24.08.2018 of Supreme Court of India Civil Appeal No(S) 8529 of 2018 in SLP (C) No.22000 of 2018 filed by Dega Venkata Harsha Vardhan and others Vs. Akula Venkata Harshavardhan and others.
3.From the APSCHE, Lr. No.APSCHE/550/15030/352/3/2019/EC, Dt.01.04.2019.
4.From the Spl. CTE, AP, Lr.No.EHE02-17/9/2019-Bsec-CTE, Dt.29.03.2019.

In pursuance of the orders of the Supreme Court in the reference 2nd  read above, in the circumstances reported by the Spl. CTE, AP and the Secy., APSCHE in the references 3rd and 4th read above, Govt. after careful examination of the matter hereby issue the following amendment to the G.O.Rt.No.550, HE (EC.2) Dept., Dt.30.07.2001 against para (5):-

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5(i) In the counselling process, the seats to be filled by open competition should be filled up first, wherein the candidates should be called for counselling based on merit alone irrespective of whether they belong to SC, ST or BC in accordance with the instructions issued by the Government in G.O.Ms.No.996, Employment & Social Welfare, dated 11th November, 1975.
5 (i) The counselling process shall be    web based. In the counselling process open competition seats should be filled up first basing on the options exercised by all the candidates in the order of merit irrespective of whether they belong to SC, ST or BC in accordance with the instructions issued by the Government in G.O.Ms.No.996, Employment & Social Welfare, dated 11th November, 1975.
5(ii) Next, reservation categories like SC/ST/BC candidates will be counselled to fill up the seats earmarked for them in their respective categories. During this process, if a candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/  Backward Classes who had taken admission under open competition, opts for a better branch or a better college of his choice for which he or she would be eligible as per the rules of reservation, the seat vacated by him or her in open competition shall be filled with a candidate from the same reservation category only, in order of merit. 
5 (ii)(a).Next, reservation categories like SC/ST/BC candidates will be counselled to fill up the seats earmarked for them in their respective categories. During this process, a Meritorious Reserved Candidate (MRC) who had taken admission under open competition, belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/Backward Classes will be given the options to opt for a better branch or a better college of his or her choice for which he or she would be eligible as per the rules of reservation.


5 (ii)(b). In  this process , if a MRC candidate has joined in slided/re-allotted college as per rules of reservation , the vacated seat in open competition will be filled with candidate from the same reserved category only, in order of merit. If the MRC candidate has not joined in slided/re-allotted  college as per rules  of reservation, the vacated seat in open competition will be filled with open category candidates only , in order of merit.


2.  The Secretary, APSCHE, the CTE, AP, the Spl. CCE, AP, the Vice Chancellors of all State Universities shall take further necessary action accordingly.


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