A vacation Bench, consisting of Justice D.M. Dharamadhikari and Justice S.H. Kapadia, while rejecting the Government's plea for interim relief, directed that the special leave petition (SLP) be listed for hearing after the Supreme Court reopened after the summer vacation. It will reopen on July 11.Since the High Court has already quashed the Government Order, the State Government will now be forced to proceed with the admissions on the basis of entrance test.
When senior counsel P.P. Rao, appearing for the State, insisted that the judgment be stayed, the Bench said, "Let admissions be made this year on the basis of the CET. You have issued the GO after holding the CET. In this situation, in the interest of thousands of students, let admissions be made for this year on the basis of the CET."
PMK's Ramadoss has already asked for an Assembly Session to debate this issue, and accuses Jayalalitha of not being serious enough in pursuing scrapping the Tests. Jayalalitha is unlikely to give in to PMK's demand for an assembly session, where she may be forced to unnecessarily defend herself.
We have to still wait and see whether the Govt. allows Anna University to proceed with the admissions process or look at causing further damage to the students by unduly delaying the process of admissions.