//Kalam promulgates ordinance on minority institutions

Kalam promulgates ordinance on minority institutions

Since the NCMEI Act (amendment) Bill could not be taken up for consideration by Parliament and the admission process in respect of new academic session is underway, it was considered urgent and necessary to promulgate an ordinance under Article 123 of the Constitution.

In the meanwhile, the Constitution (Ninety-Third Amendment) Bill, 2005 was passed by Parliament, according to which the state could make special provisions for advancement of any socially and educationally backward classes citizens or the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes relating to their admission to educational institutions including the private ones.
“Because of the amendment, state legislatures are now competent to make reservations for the weaker sections for admission in aided or unaided educational institutions falling in each state’s domain, except those declared by the relevant authorities in each state as minority educational institutions,” an official statement said
Since the NCMEI Act (amendment) Bill could not be taken up for consideration by Parliament and the admission process in respect of new academic session is underway, it was considered urgent and necessary to promulgate an ordinance under Article 123 of the Constitution.
The Cabinet, in its meeting held on January 6, approved the proposal for promulgation of the ordinance to amend the 2004 Act. 

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