Gujarat government cancels sports quota in colleges

Gujarat Global News Network, Gandhinagar

This year there will be no sports quota in colleges in the state. After announcement of 2 percent sports quota the Anandiben Patel government has backtracked. The state government has decided to not to implement the sports quota in college admissions in arts, science and commerce faculties and even professional courses. The decision to withdraw the sport quota was taken after the state’s legal department opined against the same.

“After going through the notification for making sports quota mandatory in college admissions and government jobs, the legal department raised technical objections opining it would lead to court cases in the future. After reviewing the opinion, the department has decided to withdraw the sports quota. The government is working out ways to implement the same, but from next academic session beginning in 2017”, Nanu Vanani, minister of state for sports, youth and cultural activities, said.

Gujarat University has received more than 50 applications for admission under the sports quota. “We did not have any clarification over the same, and hence we had asked these students to get a certificate from from the Sports Authority of Gujarat. As the students applied for the certificate, the SAG informed the GU authorities that they cannot issue such a certificate, and in the meantime the government decided to call off the quota,” said an official in the admissions committee.

 (For news in Hindi see our Hindi daily Chaupal Chronicle)

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