Gadchiroli April 29 (District correspondent) President of Kalpataru Bahu Uddeshiya Sanstha Krunal Padalkar has demanded that the 25 percent reservation for the urban students in admission to Javahar Navodaya Vidyalayas should be restored to give due representation to the urban students in the Vidyalayas.
Addressing a press conference at his office here on Friday, Mr. Padalkar said that there are total 80 seats for the admission in std. VI th in JNVs out of which 75 percent (60) seats were reserved for the rural areas and 25 percent (20) for the urban areas. However, the JNV committee has now issued a circular to fill in the seats reserved for the urban areas both from the rural and urban areas which is an injustice on the eligible students from the urban areas.
This circular should be withdrawn immediately and the 25 percent seats be filled in from the urban areas only as earlier to give opportunity of the students from urban areas to take up their studies in NJV, demanded Padalkar. As per National Education policy 1986, it has been mandatory to fill in 25 percent seats in JNVs from the urban areas, but these directives are being ignored, he pointed out.
Mr. Padalkar also demanded that the entrance examinations for the admission in JNV should be conducted in fair and impartial manner. It has been found that the very teachers of the exam. centres help the students in solving the papers. These unfair practices should be stopped so that the students appearing for the exam. are selected on merit basis. Strict security arrangements should be made at the exam. centres to check the unfair practices, he demanded.
Also present at the press conference were Bhavik Barsagade, Naresh Katwe, Smita Lonare, Panchasheela Khobragade, Rani Katrojwar, Sonali Selote and other parents.
Photo Mr. Krunal Padalwar addressing the press conference as others are seated.