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Panjab University (PU) student polls on Sept 6; code of conduct comes in force

After scrutiny of nomination papers, the final list of candidates will be prepared on Aug 31

The Hush Post: The elections for the students’ body of the Panjab University (PU) will be held on September 6. The nominations for the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) polls will be filed on August 30. PU’s Dean Students Welfare (DSW), Emanual Nahar announced the poll schedule on Tuesday.

DSW Nahar said that a meeting with the chairpersons of various departments and student organisations would be held on August 29 to discuss the procedure for conducting the polls, eligibility criteria, code of conduct, defacement and entry of outsiders, etc, a report said.

On August 31, the final list of candidates would be displayed after scrutiny of the nomination papers and withdrawals.

About 15,000 students on the PU campus are expected to vote in the poll.

With this announcement, the code of conduct has come in force from Tuesday (August 28) and Lyngdoh guidelines will be implemented on the PU campus. The guidelines will be displayed at 10 places on the campus including hostels, the report said.

DSW Nahar reportedly said that they will take legal opinion on the candidature of those involved in criminal cases or in stone-pelting cases as the cases are false sometimes.

The students’ elections this year hold significance for student wings of mainstream political parties such as SOI, NSUI and ABVP in view of the 2019 general election and all the main stream political parties are working hard to woo the voters, it was reported.

The election will be held for the posts of president, vice president, general secretary, joint secretary and department representatives.

In 2017, the polls were held on September 7. National Students Union of India (NSUI) had won three key posts while the Indian Students Association (ISA) had won the post of joint secretary.

Along with the varsity, 11 private and government colleges affiliated to the University will also hold elections on the same date.

 

Poll conduct

  1. No indulgence in an activity that may aggravate differences or create mutual hatred or cause tension.
  2. No criticism of other candidates, than of their past record and work.
  3. No appeal to caste or communal feelings for securing votes.
  4. Cleaning of polling area within 48 hours of conclusion.
  5. No printed material will be allowed, only handwritten material can be used.
  6. No rallies or procession can be held without prior permission.
  7. No changes in system and procedure.

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