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NCP to move HC to implement Lyngdoh panel guidelines

NCP to move HC to implement Lyngdoh panel guidelines

11 Oct 2017 No comment 28 hits

Panaji: Following the demand by Congress-backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) for open elections, the NCP-backed Nationalist Student Congress (NSC) has decided to move the high court to demand for Lyngdoh committee guidelines.

REPORTERS had reported on October 11 that the NSUI would boycott the upcoming elections at Goa University if open elections are not organized for the appointment of its students council.

"We wanted to give a collective demand to the Goa University vice-chancellor but he didn't give us an appointment. We now intend to give a memorandum to the chief minister Manohar Parrikar next week as per his appointment, demanding open elections," said NSC state president Ritesh Rawal.

NSC is also demanding that guidelines formulated by the Lyngdoh committee be implemented.

In 2005, the Supreme Court had set up a committee to ensure measures that would curb unrest caused during college elections, following which the ministry of human resource development constituted a six-member panel headed by former chief election commissioner J M Lyngdoh.

The committee submitted its report in 2006 with guidelines regarding election criteria.

"In order to reduce political interference in student elections and set aside criminal activities that take place as a result, we will be filing a PIL at the high court demanding that the Lyngdoh committee guidelines be implemented," Rawal said.

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