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Lyngdoh Committee examines aspects of student elections in Mumbai

Written by: Staff
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Mumbai, Mar 20 (UNI) Lyngdoh Committee, under the chairmanship of former Chief Election Commissioner J M Lyngdoh, today met representatives of students unions, educational organisations and members of the University of Mumbai to examine various aspects of student elections.

The Committee sought the view of student bodies and others with regard to criminalisation of student elections, financial transparency and limits of expenditure in conducting such elections.

It also discussed eligibility criteria for candidates seeking to contest such elections and the institution of a forum to address grievances and disputes arising out of student elections.

The Committee will meet Vice-Chancellors of various Universities of Maharashtra, Principals of colleges and other academicians tomorrow to deliberate on the aspects.

The Committee, which already held consultations with student bodies in Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai, will also have sessions in Lucknow and Guwahati and submit its recommendations to the Supreme Court by May 15.

Following an order of the Supreme Court, the Committee had been instituted to examine and make recommendations on aspects of student union elections conducted in Universities, colleges and other institutions of higher education across the country.

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