Jun 27, is now all set to effect sweeping changes in the execution of lyngdoh Committee Recommendation meant for the students’ union elections. Sep 6, Lyngdoh Committee Recommendations are perhaps the most cited phrases in DUSU politics today. To understand its importance and. The situation calls for an urgent discussion on the merits of the Lyngdoh. Committee recommendations. Report in Perspective. The issue of student politics has.
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Lyngdoh Committee: The Recommendations Which Have Remained Mere Recommendations
It said larger universities with widespread campuses could allow individual colleges to constitute their own representative bodies, which would further elect representatives to the apex university body. The committee suggested three modes for such indirect elections. They should be conducted between six to eight weeks from the start of the academic session. The entire election process, from the date of filing nomination papers, campaigning and declaration of the results, should not exceed 10 days.
This rule may be relaxed in professional colleges where courses range between four and five years.
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The maximum age limit for postgraduate and research students to contest the elections would be years and 28 years. Although no academic criteria has been prescribed for the candidates to contest, the committee said they should not have any academ ic arrears in their election year. Candidates should have the minimum attendance of 75 per cent. The candidate can contest for the post of office-bearer once and twice for the post of an executive member.
Candidates will not have criminal records i.
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They would also not have been subject to any disciplinary action by university authorities. Candidates must be regular, full time students and NOT distance education students.
Criticism of other candidates will be confined to their policies and programmes, past record and reco,mendations. Contestants will refrain from criticism of all aspects of private life not of other candidates. There will recommenndations no appeal to caste or communal feelings for votes and places of worship will not be used for electoral propaganda.
The candidates will be prohibited from canvassing within meters of polling stations, holding public meetings 24 hours before the end poll and the transport and conveyance of voters to and from polling stations.
No printed posters, pamphlets will be allowed and only hand-made material will be permitted at places notified by the authorities.
Lyngdoh Committee Recommendations
Candidates doing so will be jointly and severally liable for that. Processions, public meetings etc. The candidates will cooperate with the election officers and not distribute eatables or propaganda material. In case of deemed universities and self-financed institutions, government servants may be appointed as observers. And the Supreme Court never took cognition of these primary violations. And wherever the elections are held, for instance in Delhi University or in Allahabad University, the LCR prescribed ‘dos and don’ts’ never managed to eliminate the dominance of money-muscle power, which continued as before,” said Akbar Chawdhary, JNUSU president.
He lyngdoy that LCR was selectively used to impose its rigid criteria to curb democratic models as in case of JNU students’ union elections.
The Lyngdoh Committee was set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development MHRD in as per the direction of the Supreme Court to reform students’ union elections and to get rid of money and muscle power in student politics. The students also submitted a memorandum to recommsndations officials in this regard.
SC orders Lyngdoh rule on the campus. T he Supreme Court ordered the implementation of J. Lyngdoh had, in his lyngdohhsuggested sweeping reforms to keep off the influence of political parties, money and muscle power from campus during student union elections — comittee the apex court adopted all the Lyngdoh proposals in toto triggering wild reactions from rogue student leaders.
Expressing anguish over the happenings in college and university campuses these days in the wake of Professor H. Appointed by the apex court last year, the Lyngdoh panel, in its efforts to restrain undesirable elements from spoiling the campus peace during recommedations, had recommended the minimum and maximum age of 17 to 22 years, respectively, for undergraduate students and a minimum age of 24 years for postgraduate students to be eligible to vote.
The panel further said the relaxation in the age limit would be given appropriately in professional colleges, where the courses often range between four and five years, and for research students in universities, it had been specified at 28 years.
Only those students, who had attained minimum permissible percentage of attendance as prescribed in a college or university, or 75 per cent where it had not been prescribed, would be eligible to vote. To keep anti-social elements lyngoh from the campus politics, any student with a criminal record, which included trial in a case or a conviction, a misdemeanor, or being subjected to any disciplinary action by university authorities, would not be eligible to contest.
To check the use of big money in student politics, the maximum limit for spending by a student in election had been vommittee at Rs 5, The political parties were completely barred from financing the elections of candidates of their affiliated student organisations as the students were only permitted to raise small funds from contribution among themselves.
JNU boys seek review of Lyngdoh rules.