MU (SC/OBC) SU oppose new reservation system

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IMPHAL, Aug 29: Manipur University SC and OBC Students Union has submitted a memorandum regarding the adoption of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Amendment Act, 2012 in Manipur University, to the Vice Chancellor, Deans of all schools, Registrar and all Head of Departments of Manipur University, said a press release by the Students Union.

According to the press release, the memorandum was submitted on August 28 to bring a permanent settlement of the present issue in the university, which is the misinterpretation of the Amendment Act that led to the notification for reservation of 31 percent for ST, 2 percent for SC and 17 percent for OBC by the authority of Manipur University on July 25 and resulted in controversy.

The controversial point is due to misinterpretation of the Act in the Section 3 (a) of the Amendment Act, 2012 and there is a need for clarification from the relevant authority of Manipur University, and there should not be any change in the reservation system and follow as usual, which is 7.5 percent for ST, 15 percent for SC and 27 percent for OBC, and moreover the university must be govern according to the law as laid down by the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Amendment Act 2012, stated the Students Union in the press release.

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