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Lyngdoh Panel Hearing At Mumbai Mar 20-21

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 16 (UNI) A government committee on setting up norms for elections to university students unions will be in Mumbai on March 20-21 to meet members of the public.

Headed by Former Chief Election Commissioner J M Lyngdoh, the committee will meet people on those two days between 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 pm.

Those interested can meet the committee by appointment on March 20 or till lunch time on March 21 and from 02.30 pm to 5.00 pm that day without appointment.

The meeting venue is Kilachand Hall, Indian Merchants' Chamber, 2nd Floor, Church Gate (West), Mumbai-400 020 (Telephone # 022-22874513, 022-22046633).

The committee was set up by the Human Resource Development Ministry after a Supreme Court order dated December 12, 2005 to examine and recommend on student union elections in universities, colleges and other higher education institutions.

Its Convener is Association of Indian University Secretary General Dayanand Dongaonkar and members include Jawaharlal Nehru University professor Zoya Hasan, Centre for Policy Research president Pratap Bhanu Mehta, National Institute of Education, Planning and Management director Ved Prakash and Retired deputy comptroller and auditor general I P Singh.

The Committee is examining : -- Criminalisation in student elections; -- Financial transparency and limits of expenditure in such elections; -- Eligibility criteria for contestants; and -- Instituting a forum to address grievances and disputes arising out of student elections as regards procedural fairness, eligibility of candidates or violations of norms.

The Committee will also examine aspects of elections that affect campus academic atmosphere.

Members of the public could submit any suggestions they have to the convenor or e-mail them to univstudentelect@yahoo.com.


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