Students' union elections in Rajasthan in two phases


"Students' union elections in all higher educational institutes of Rajasthan will be held in two phases, on August 28 and September 10", state Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari said.

The ballot-paper based elections will be conducted for four posts -- president, vice-president, secretary and joint- secretary -- from 8 am to 1 pm and the results will be announced on September 11, Maheshwari told reporters.

Elections in Jodhpur division will be conducted on September 10 whereas in rest of the state on August 31, she said.

The elections will be based on the recommendations of the Lyngdoh Committee, said the higher education minister.

The Lyngdoh Committee recommendations laid down guidelines for a free and transparent student election, which include the eligibility criteria of candidates, transparency in election expenditures, as well as barring candidates from re-contesting, irrespective of whether they have won or lost the previous election.

The voter list of all divisions, except Jodhpur, will be published on August 24, she said. Filing of nomination papers will be allowed till August 25 and the final list will be published on August 27, she said.

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