The quota bill, introduced by Chief Minister MK Stalin in the Legislative Assembly, applies to students in grades six to twelve in state-run schools and implements the recommendations of the commission under the High Court, Chief Justice of Delhi, Justice D. Murugesan.
Pilots the bill to provide .5.5 per cent reservation on priority basis for admission to vocational courses of government school students, as in the past 5.5 per cent horizontal reservation for state government students in medical college admissions, the CM said government school students are unable to ensure admission to vocational courses. Was, because they could not compete with their peers from private schools due to socio-economic inequality.
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“Over the years, fewer students from state government schools have been admitted to professional courses. During 2020-21, only 0.8 per cent government students were admitted in Anna University, 31.311 per cent in government institutions, 0.44 per cent in aided engineering colleges and one per cent in veterinary courses. He added that 4.8 per cent students in government schools are enrolled in fisheries, 8.8 per cent in agriculture and less than 1 per cent in National Law University in Tiruchirappalli.
Opposition AIADMK welcomes Tamil Nadu admission in graduate vocational courses on priority basis for students of Government Schools Act, 2021 at primary level. The Justice Murugesan Commission, set up to evaluate and analyze the reasons for low enrollment of government school students in engineering and other vocational courses, found that students are in an awkward position, need more facilities for their schooling and preferential treatment in various vocational courses.
Considering the socio-economic status, difficulties encountered and the past list of public school students, the commission has recommended that no less than 10 per cent seats be selected in engineering, agriculture, veterinary, fisheries, law and other professional courses. The commission said in the case of their admission. “It is clear from the commission’s report that there is a real disparity between public school students and private school students.
After careful scrutiny of the commission’s recommendations, the government has decided to take positive steps to bring about real equality between students in public schools and private schools, with a certain percentage of seats being allocated on a priority basis. Students enrolled in grades six through twelve in state government schools are eligible for admission to engineering and other professional degree courses, ”the statement said. The bill was later passed unanimously in Parliament.
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