No decision on students? union poll

Published on Nov 25, 2006 12:19 AM IST

UNCERTAINTY hovers over the proposed date of students? union election at DDU Gorakhpur University. Earlier, it was decided that the election would be held on December 7.

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Student leaders take out procession and hand over memorandum

UNCERTAINTY hovers over the proposed date of students’ union election at DDU Gorakhpur University. Earlier, it was decided that the election would be held on December 7. 

But it is certain that the date will be extended, as serious differences have cropped up between the academic council and the working committee of the universit on the issue.

The council approved the proposal of vice-chancellor Prof Arun Kumar and election officer Prof Harishanker Shukla to conduct election on December 7.
But the working committee meeting held on November 24 sent back the proposal to the council for reconsideration.

The differences between council and committee would cause delay in holding the election. In the proposal, the nomination was scheduled on December 28 but now it would delay, as the next meeting of council will be convened on December 28.

Sources said that the bone of contention between academic council and working committee members was the age-limit issue of the candidates. Election officer Prof Harishanker Shukla adopted a middle path and proposed that the age would be determined on the date of nomination but working committee disapproved the proposal. They were in favour to implement the Lyngdoh Commission recommendation in totality.  On one hand, the working committee and academic council have different opinions.

The students’ leaders are also divided in two groups. A group of leaders are in favour that recommendation of Lyngdoh commission should be imposed in totality and hence, the election should have been held within four weeks of the beginning of the academic session.

The campus is abuzz with activities in view of the possible election. Students’ leaders took out a procession and handed over a memorandum to the chief proctor demanding to ensure the issuance of books to the students from Central Library.

Students’ union leader Umashanker Yadav expressed his apprehension over prevailing confusion in the university and blamed the university administration for its failure to address the demands of the students.

He said delay in regular classes and allotment of hostel had compounded the problems and before holding election, all these formalities should be completed.

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