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Delhi HC lets upper age vet course aspirant attend counselling – Unfold Times

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi Excessive Court docket on Wednesday allowed a 28-year-old man to take part in counselling for admission in Bachelors of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry diploma course, whose higher age restrict is 25 years.

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A division bench of Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh requested the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and the Veterinary Council of India to course of the admission in accordance with the regulation. The matter is slated for February 15 for listening to.

Petitioner Gajanand Mishra, an aspirant, had challenged the higher age restrict of 25 years as a criterion for admission to the course.

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The age restrict was introduced by the federal government beneath Regulation 6 of the Veterinary Council of India Minimal Requirements of Veterinary Schooling – (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry – Diploma Course) Rules, 2016.

The petitioner states that the regulation is violative of the elemental rights assured beneath the Structure.

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Mishra mentioned that by stipulating an higher age restrict for admissions within the diploma course, the respondent has created an invidious classification by dividing one class of scholars into “two synthetic and irrational lessons”.

“Fixing of the utmost age restrict is neither in furtherance of the target behind formulating the 2016 Rules, nor does it match into the scheme of the Rules which have been primarily framed to keep up requirements of veterinary schooling,” plea had mentioned.

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