The Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC) will go to the polls on September 7.
Last year on the same date – September 7 the Panjab University Students’ Union (PUSU) had swept the polls in alliance with the National Students Union of India Students Front (NSUISF).
While speculations of postponement, the UT administration asked the Chandigarh director general of police to schedule the elections on September 7. Hence, DGP wrote to the PU vice-chancellor to conduct the elections on September 7, instead of September 8.
The nominations will take place on Aug 31 or Sept 1, provided the elections are announced on Tuesday.
“As soon as we get the administration’s letter in our hand, we will inform all colleges about it and announce the schedule with regards to the nominations and election guidelines,” said PU dean, students’ welfare (DSW), Emanual Nahar.
“We will impose the code of conduct on the campus after the official announcement.” He added.
“We expect the student parties to maintain law and order and follow the Lyngdoh panel recommendations,” PU chief security officer Ashwani Koul said. “If they don’t, we will act as per rules. We will take the UT police’s help, not to hinder the students’ activities, but to ensure peace is maintained.” he added.
PU are MCM DAV College, Sector 36; DAV College, Sector 10; SD College, Sector 32; Dev Samaj College, Sector 45; Post Graduate Government College for Girls (PGGCG), Sector 11; PGGC, Sector 11; PGGCG, Sector 42; PGGC, Sector 46; Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26; Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26; and Government College of Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 50 will be active participants in the elections.