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Age, money and record will matter

ELECTIONS IN colleges and universities will not be the same any more. On Friday, the Supreme Court accepted the report of the J.M. Lyngdoh Committee on students' union elections.

india Updated: Sep 23, 2006 01:32 IST

ELECTIONS IN colleges and universities will not be the same any more. On Friday, the Supreme Court accepted the report of the J.M. Lyngdoh Committee on students' union elections.

The panel has made elaborate recommendations including yearly elections, a ban on political donations, a ceiling of Rs 5,000 on poll expenses, a ban on printed posters and banners, a 28-year age bar for candidates and completing the poll process in 10 days.

Candidates should be full-time students without any criminal record or academic arrears and they would be allowed to contest only once for the post of an office-bearer and twice for the post of an executive member, the committee said.

The Supreme Court directed the Centre, states and Union territories to implement the recommendations forthwith as an interim measure.

LUSU poll as per SC order: V-C

Armed with the Supreme Court decision on students' union elections, LU V-C RP Singh has decided to enforce some discipline on the campus. He has asked LU baddies to get out of the campus or face a stern action. Giving his final warning to those occupying hostels for over eight years, Singh said they should immediately vacate the room or face the music.

Varsity's reforms man also asked the teachers to ensure that the students didn't do the bunk and genuinely maintained 75 per cent attendance to qualify for exams. Some teachers did sound pessimistic about it, but the V-C tried to convey he exactly meant what he said. Happy with the apex court approval to Lyngdoh committee recommendations, LU V-C said: "I would abide by the SC order.