JNUSU to be dissolved next week

 The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union will be dissolved on August 30 thus kick starting the election process for the current year.

“We had a student council meeting, on Thursday, where it was decided that from Monday the  JNUSU will present its report on the work it did during its tenure in various schools of the varsity,” said a member of JNUSU.

After this, by August 30 the union will be dissolved and election committee will take over, deciding the election date.

“In the meantime students will select election committee members who will be responsible to come out with a detailed schedule of elections,” added the member.
In the last academic year, elections were conducted in midterm (March 2012) due to a stay order by the apex court for not adhering to the election code of conduct recommended by the Lyngdoh Committee.

 The March elections took place after a gap of four years when the court lifted a stay order in December 2011.

“Although our tenure was less as compared to the JNUSU which will be elected this academic year, we still tried to bring to the notice of the administration student issues that were pending since the la-st four years,” said the member.

According to Lyngdoh committee guidelines the elections should take place within eight weeks of commencement of the academic year. The new session began on July 24 this year.

“We recently had a national convention where our members went to various state universities. The idea of the convention was to inform student unions in these universities regarding various problems in the Lyngdoh committee guidelines, said the member.

The students were told about problems like members once appointed cannot contest for another term and age limit problem, the member added.

The union also extended full support to the differently abled students about the stray dog menace in the campus as a result of which the administration took immediate action, he added.

“Hostel issues were taken up and contract workers in the campus were given their pending dues. All these will be a part of our report which we will  present to the students,” the member said.

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