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LUSU poll as per SC order: V-C

india Updated: Sep 23, 2006 00:12 IST
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No room for baddies, hostel grabbers! I wilL not buckle under pressure, says varsity’s reforms man

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. This year LUSU poll would be held in adherence to the SC order. Now, we have a legal weapon to counter arguments of student leaders.  In a veiled manner, the SC has shown the door to student leaders with criminal background, he said. “I’ve been insisting on bringing in reforms and the SC order gives a boost to it,” V-C said, adding, “undoubtedly, there would be some opposition.

But I would not buckle under pressure.”

Student leaders spend several lakhs on elections and get this money from extortion. Singh said: “Nobody likes to give them their hard earned money. The SC has done well by fixing poll expenses at Rs 5,000.”

LU Teachers’ Association (LUTA) president DP Tewari was of the view that the SC had given a new lease of life to higher educational institutions by passing this judgement. “It’s time that the student leaders who have been contesting elections for over a decade now should leave,” he said. LUACTA president Molendu and general secretary Vinod Chandra thanked the SC for accepting Lyngdoh recommendations.

After the murder of Ujjain University professor, LUACTA had requested the SC to implement Lyngdoh Committee’s recommendations on students’ union. LU Pro V-C RS Yadav and dean Student Welfare Nishi Pandey also believe that the SC order would go a long way in keeping the campus clean from ‘overage leaders’.

“We expect the district administration would help us adhere to SC directives,” he said. Head of Geology Department MP Singh said the SC order would discourage professional student leaders. “SC has taken the right step in the right direction.

But, LU authorities would have to make sure that the SC order was not made mockery of, he said. Anshumali Sharma, a teacher of JNPG College and other degree college teachers also hailed the decision.