Questioning as to why first year junior college (FYJC) admissions were not concluded, although half the academic year is already over, the Bombay high court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government to clarify it’s stand on the issue by Thursday.
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Why FYJC admissions not concluded yet, Bombay HC asks Maharashtra govt – education

Questioning why first-year university admissions (FYJC) were not finalized, even though half the academic year has already ended, the Mumbai high court on Tuesday ordered the Maharashtra government to clarify its position on the issue on Thursday.

“Half of the academic year is now over and in a short time the academic year itself will come to an end,” said the division bank of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish Kulkarni, asking why admissions were delayed for more than two years. -months and a half.

The comments came after an additional government attorney, Geeta Shastri, informed the court that the government was in the process of making a decision. She was responding to a petition filed by attorney Vishal Saxena, whose daughter is waiting to be admitted to FYJC.

Saxena has moved HC raising concerns about the excessive delay in completing FYJC admissions, suspended for over two and a half months. Saxena filed the petition on October 26, complaining that the admissions process was halted due to the September 9 provisional stay in the Maratha reservation by the Supreme Court, almost 2.32 lakh students in the Metropolitan Region of Mumbai (MMR), including the petitioner’s daughter, faced an uncertain future.

In light of this, Saxena has requested instructions from the government to formulate a strategy to restart the admissions process as soon as possible, as students and their parents have already suffered greatly due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Tuesday, the judges reminded the government attorney that the petition was heard for the first time on October 27 and later on November 9 as well, there had been no positive response from the state government. HC also asked why the government was not making any decision on the issue and ordered Shastri to submit a short affidavit before Thursday, clarifying the government’s position.

During the course of the hearing on the petition, Shastri informed the court that, although admissions have not yet been finalized, online classes have started for applicants. The statement was disputed by the petitioner, who maintained that no such online conferences were taking place after the Diwali holidays.

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