Thousands of PU students who studied electronics and computer science as optional subjects can now look forward to doing engineering. The high court on Wednesday, 4th July, 2012 directed the Karnataka Examination Authority and Visvesvaraya Technological University to consider these as part of technical vocational subjects and include marks obtained in them for computing aggregate marks for admission to engineering. Disposing of petitions filed by Kaushik and two others, Justice Ashok B Hinchigeri directed authorities to allow petitioners to participate in engineering admission for 2012-13.
Earlier, AICTE, the governing body technical education, clarified to the court that the phrase any other technical vocational subjects also includes electronics and computer science. As per the AICTE, 28th February, 2006 notification, these subjects along with compulsory subjects of physics and mathematics were considered for aggregate marks along with chemistry, biotechnology, biology and any other technical vocational subjects. However, in a 21st March, 2011 circular by AICTE, electronics and computer science had been omitted.
The high court dropped proceedings against advocate Sirajin Basha, complainant against former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa after he tendered an unconditional apology. A division bench headed by Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale accepted the apology and cautioned advocates and individuals to be circumspect before making submissions in court. The contempt proceedings were ordered on 15th October, 2011 after Basha filed an application asking the judge to recuse himself from hearing petitions filed by Yeddyurappa challenging summons issued by Lokayukta special court. Basha had filed five complaints against Yeddyurappa in the land denotification controversy.
BWSSB taken to task:
A bench headed by Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen took BWSSB to task for not complying with its undertaking on procurement of jetty machines for cleaning sewer lines and eliminating manual scavenging. The court was unhappy that the even a year, no alternative methods had been designed to do away with manual scavenging.
Take action against vacant site owners: court
The high court on Wednesday, 4th July, 2012 asked the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) to initiate action against site owners who have not constructed houses on allotted sites even after five years or more from the date of allotment / lease. You start taking action against 100 persons now in three days. Send your engineers, prepare a ground report and enforce the law. With KIADB, the same had an effect with no vacant industrial sites now. Don’t send notices to those who were allotted sites less than five years ago, said Justice S Abdul Nazir. Many petitioners, who challenged the acquisition of their land for the Nadaprabhu Kempe Gowda Layout, complained that many sites allotted about a decade ago are still vacant.
Courtesy: Times of India