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Powers of office-bearers stands divested: Prof Rai

india Updated: Dec 15, 2006 10:39 IST
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AUSU term completed

AU BOARD of Trustees (BoT) chairman Prof GK Rai has officially intimated AU vice-chancellor Prof Rajen Harshe that the term of the Allahabad University Students’ Union (AUSU) has been completed on December 13, 2006.

In a letter dated December 14, 2006, it was stated that all powers of student union office-bearers stood divested and their functions devolved.

The varsity administration had forwarded the same letter to the Allahabad High Court. Following the move, the path for framing new ordinances for students’ union elections was cleared and the process had gained momentum.

In the letter, Prof Rai drew the attention of the authorities to the provisions of the constitution of the Allahabad University union. The letter pointed that according to clause 14 of the AUSU constitution, office-bearers of students’ union and all other members of mahasamiti and mahaparishad had demitted their respective offices on December 13, 2006.

The letter added the mahasamiti and the mahaparishad stood dissolved and their functions devolved on the BoT, with effect from the same date.

The date December 13, 2006 was important as in pursuance of the AUSU elections held in November 2005, office-bearers and other elected members of the mahaparishad were duly inducted into office on December 14, 2005.

AU registrar Firdous A Wani had sent letters to all the degree colleges of AU seeking their respective students’ union constitutions for framing of its own ordinances. Subsequently, many a college had made the requisite constitutions available.

Sources said following the move, the registrar had once again written to the college principals on Thursday and forwarded recommendations of the Lyngdoh Committee. Wani had asked the principals to hold talks with student leaders and teachers and send their recommendations within the next two weeks.

Meanwhile, BoT chairman Prof Rai, on Thursday, despatched letters for convening a meeting of former AUSU presidents at AUSU hall on December 24.

Prof Rai informed that future course of action would be discussed with the former presidents of the union. He said that progress report would be made public every fortnight.