Student Union & Elected bodies

The President :
  1. Any member of the union is eligible to contest for the office of the president of the union.
    1. The President shall preside over all ordinary meeting of the union and of the executives at which he is present. He shall be responsible for maintenance of order and interpretation of the rules. But all controversy regarding interpretation of rules shall be decided by him in consultation with the Adviser.
    2. Discharge of such other functions as “assigned to him by the Constitution or by the Principal.
The Vice President :
  1. Any member of the union is eligible to contest for the office of the Vice-President of the Union
  2. In the absence of the President, the Vice-President shall assume all his duties fr smooth running of the Union functions.
The Secretary

  1. Any member of the Union is eligible to contest for the office of the Secretary of the Union.
  2. The secretary is the Executive Officer of the union. He shall.
  1. Convene at meetings of the Executive Committee, arrange debates and discussions, select topics in consultation with the Adviser and the President, issue notice of all meetings to be held under the auspices of the Union and record minutes there of.
  2. Draw and spend money of the Union in accordance with the budget approval and maintain proper accounts duly supported by vouchers.
  3. Remain in charge of union office, its property and records:
The Asst. Secretary
  1. Any member of the union is eligible to contest for the office of the Asst. Secretary of the Union.
  2. He shall assist the Secretary and in his absence assume all the rights and discharge all the duties of the Secretary.
Election
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR CANDIDATES
  1. Undergraduate students between the ages of 17 and 22 and post graduate students with the maximum age limit of 24 +25 years may contest election.
  2. The Candidate should in no event have any academic arrears in the year of contesting the election.
  3. The candidate should have attained the minimum percentage of attendance as prescribed by University or 75% attendance whichever is higher.
  4. The candidate shall have one opportunity for the post of office bearer and two opportunities to contest for the post of an executive member.
  5. The candidate shall not have a previous criminal record, that is to say he should not have been tried and / or convicted of any criminal offence or misdemeanor. The candidate shall also not have been subject to any disciplinary action by the college authorities.
  6. The candidate must be a regular full time student of the college and should not be a distance / proximate education student.
Election Related Expenditure and Financial Accountability
  1. The maximum permitted” expenditure per candidate shall be Rs. 5000/-.
  2. Each candidate shall within two week of the declaration of the result, submit complete and certificate (to be certified by the candidate) accounts to the college authorities. The college shall publish such account within 2 days of submission of accounts through a suitable medium so that any member of the student body may freely examine the same.
  3. The election of the candidate will be nullified in the event of any non-compliance or in the event of any excessive expenditure.
  4. With the view to prevent the inflow of funds’ from political parties into the student election process, the candidate are specially barred from utilizing funds from any other sources than voluntary contribution from the student body.
Code of conduct for candidates and Elections Administrator.
  1. No candidate shall indulge in nor shall a bet, any activity which may aggravate existing differences or create mutual or cause tension between different castes and communities religions or linguistic or between any group (s) of students.
  2. Criticism of other candidates, when may shall be confined to their policies and programmes, past record and work Candidates shall xxxxx from criticism of aspects of private life not connected with the public activities of the xxxxx candidates. Criticism of other candidate or their supporter based on unverified xxxxx or distortion shall be avoided.
  3. There shall be no appeal to caste or commune! feelings for securing votes. Places of worship, within or without the campus shall not be used for election propaganda.
  4. All candidates shall be prohibited from indulging or abetting, all activities which are considered to be “Corrupt Practice” and offences such as bribing of voters, impersonation of voters, canvassing or the use of propaganda within 100 meters of polling station, public meeting during the period of 24 hours ending with the hour fixed for the close of the poll and the transport and conveyance of voters to and from the polling station.
  5. No candidate shall be permitted to mate use of printed posters printed pamphlets or any other printed materials for the purpose of canvassing, Candidates may only utilize hand-made posters, procured within the expenditure limit set out herein above.
  6. Candidate may only utilize hand-made poster at certain places in the campus which shall be notified in advance by to election commission.
  7. No candidate shall be permitted to carryout professions, of public meeting or in any way canvass or distribute propaganda outside the college campus.
  8. No candidate shall nor shall his / her supporters, deface or cause any destructions to any property of the college campus for any purpose whatsoever, without the prior written permission of the college authorities. All candidate shall be held jointly and severely liable for any destruction / defacing of any college property.
  9. During the election period the candidate may hold processions and / or public meetings provided that such procession and / or public meeting do not in any manner disturb the classes and other academic and co-curricular activities of the college. Further, such procession / public meeting may not be held without the prior written permission of the college authority.
  10. The use of loudspeakers, vehicles and animals for the purpose of canvassing shall be prohibited.
  11. On the day of polling student organization and candidates shall –
    1. Co-operate with the officer on election duty to ensure peaceful polling and complete freedom to the voter to exercise their franchise without being xxx to any annoyance or obstruction
    2. Not serve or distribute any eatables or other solid and beverages except water on polling day.
    3. Not hand out any propaganda on the polling day
  12. Excepting the waters no one without a valid pass/letters of authority from the election commission or from the college authorities shall enter the polling booths.
  13. The election commission / college authorities shall appoint impartial observers. In the case of deemed Universities and Self – financed Institution, Government servants may be appointed as observers, if the candidates have any specific complaints or problems regarding the conduct of election they may bring the same to the notice of the observer’s. Observers shall also be appointed to oversee the process nomination of students in institutions that are following the nomination model of student representation.
  14. All candidates shall be jointly responsible for ensuring the clearing up of the polling area within 48 hours of the conclusion of polling.
  15. Any contravention of any of the above recommendation may make the candidate liable to be stripped of his candidature, or his elected post, as the case may be. The election commission / college authorities may take appropriate disciplinary action against such a violator.
  16. In addition to the above mentioned code of conduct certain provisions or the Indian Panel Code 1860 (Section 153 A and Chapter – IX – A” Offences Relating to Election”) may also be applicable to students’ elections.