Advice on Elections to Students’ Unions in Education, 2016

Government of West Bengal
Higher Education Department
University Branch
Bikash Bhavan, Bidhannagar, Kolkata – 700091

No. 1116(19)-Edn(U)/1U-111/14 Dated, Kolkata the 26th November, 2015

From: Shri Pranatosh Chatterjee, WBSS,
Assistant Secretary to the Government of West Bengal.

To: The Vice Chancellor,
………………….. University.

Subject: Advice on Elections to Students’ Unions in the Higher Education Institutions in West Bengal.


The examinations of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education, West Bengal Madrasah Board etc. are scheduled to commence from 1st February, 2016, 15th February 2016 & 15th February, 2016 respectively.

Now, with a view to prevent any untoward incident/disturbance in the run up to the said Board/Council Examinations and to ensure maintenance of peace and tranquility in an around education institutions ahead of the approaching examination season, the Universities authorities are advised to keep in abeyance all processes related to Students’ Union elections in the Universities and the affiliated Colleges for the present, until such time as a fresh advisory is issued on the subject from the State Government.

The University authorities are accordingly requested to issue necessary instructions, referring to the relevant provisions of the Statute/Regulations/Ordinances/Elections Rules of the University, as may be applicable, to all the affiliated Colleges clarifying, inter alia, the status of existing as well as outgoing Students’ Unions and also specifying the appropriate arrangement for the interregnum, i.e. until fresh elections for students union are held.

By order of the Governor,

Sd/- Assistant Secretary

No. 1116-Edn dated 26.11.2015

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