GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
HIGHER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
BIKASH BHAVAN, 6th Floor, SALT LAKE, KOLKATA – 700091
No. 1094(18)-Edn(U)/1U(NB)-23/14 Date: 14.11.2014
Sub: Conduct of Elections to the Students’ Unions in State-aided Higher Education Institutions in the State
Reference is drawn to this Department’s Notification No. 972(17)-Edn(U)/1U-71/12(Pt) dated 25.09.2013 prescribing the procedures and modalities the conduct of Students’ Union elections in the State-aided Higher Education Institutions:
2. To ensure that the said elections are conducted in an orderly manner without, in any way, vitiating the peace on the campuses, the said Notification had prescribed the Students’ Union elections across the State to be held during a fixed time window (November to January) and that whole exercise, led by the Vice-Chancellors, be held in close consultation with the district/ local administrative authorities.
3. It has been seen that Government’s objective of having orderly elections to the students union in the State’s Higher Education Institutions was effectively met by the procedures and modalities prescribed in the above mentioned Notification.
4. And, now therefore, the undersigned is directed to advice that in those State-aided Higher Education Institutions (except those institutions recognised as minority institutions) where elections are due, the authorities of such institutions may take recourse to the procedures and terms prescribed in the above mentioned Notification (Copy Enclosed) and arrange to conduct the election process during the period 15th November, 2014 to 31st January, 2015 (except in cases where a Court may have ordered otherwise).
Sd/- S. Basuray
Higher Education Department
No. 1094-Edn dated 14.11.2014