Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday asked the Directorate of School Education of Telangana government to hold the Telangana LPCET (Language Pandit Common Entrance Test) within a period of six weeks.
Language Pandit Common Entrance Test (LPCET) exam is conducted by Department of School Education for the admission of a candidate into a one year Language Pandit Training (LPT) course for Hindi, Telugu and Urdu languages.
The decision was made by Justice M S Ramachandra Rao of the Hyderabad High Court in response to a writ plea. The writ petition was filed by Vikas Telugu Pandit Training College of district Ranga Reddy, Telangana complaining about the delay in the Telangana LPCET which was unfavourable for the aspirants.
It was pointed out by Vikas Telugu Pandit Training College that on 26th October 2015 State government had provided the permission to the Directorate of School Education to conduct Telangana LPCET this year reducing the number of centers to two cities, Hyderabad and Warangal.
The Director of School Education, Telangana State defended its position by stating that he wrote a letter to the National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE) regarding the formation of new norms for conducting Telangana LPCET. He said that he was still waiting for NCTE to respond to his adjuration regarding the establishment of new norms.
On the other hand, the counsel advocating National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE) informed the court that NCTE had previously responded to the Directorate of School Education telling them that NCTE has already set up an expert committee which will formulate the new norms. He also mentioned that the new norms would be applicable to any academic year only after they are set up i.e the term following their formulation. So it was not imperative for the authorities to wait for the new norms and hold up the LPCET exam.