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Willing to do away with negative marking for all: UP to HC

The UP govt on Wednesday said it was willing to do away with negative marking in PG medical entrance exams for general category candidates as it had already done in the case of those belonging to SC and STs.



Allahabad: The Uttar Pradesh government
on Wednesday said it was willing to do away with negative marking in
PG medical entrance examinations for general category
candidates as it had already done in the case of those
belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

The submission was made before a Division Bench of the
Allahabad High Court comprising justices Prakash Chandra Verma
and Ram Autar Singh by Chief Standing Counsel M C Chaturvedi
who also requested that "the state may be given liberty to do
away with negative marking for general category candidates
also".

The court granted the request but added that
counselling be held afresh after modifying the government
order of April 6 whereby instructions had been issued to add
marks deducted on account of negative marking to the final
tally of SC/ST candidates.

The court also directed the state government to
complete the exercise before the date fixed for admissions in
PG medical courses.

The order came while hearing a special appeal filed by
the state government whereby a single judge order of May 20
had been challenged.

The single judge order had quashed a circular passed
by the state government whereby SC/ST candidates had been
exempted from negative marking.

Yesterday, while admitting the special appeal, the
court had stayed the single judge order.

The matter has been posted for further hearing in the
month of July.

PTI

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