STATUTE NO. 24
ELECTION OF STUDENT MEMBERS OF THE COURT
(Refer section 20 (1) Group D read with para (iv) of Explanation to the
1. All elections shall be by simple majority vote and by secret
2. The Registrar shall be the Returning officer and he shall
conduct the poll.
3. Whenever any election under group D of sub-section (1) of
section 20 of the Adhiniyam is to be held,
the Registrar shall by a notification put
up on the Notice Board at the University office, announce the
item under which the election is to be
held, the number of members to be elected and the date of the
poll which shall be not earlier than 21
days from the date of the announcement of the date of the poll.
4. (1) Simultaneously with the announcement of the date of
the poll, the Registrar shall :
(a) Publish the names of the electors separately for election under each item by
affixing a copy of
the list containing such names on the notice-board at the University office;
(b) dispatch to every elector by registered post a copy of the notification issued
under para (3)
above, the list of names of the electors and a notice to the electors to be present at the
University office on the
date of the poll at a given time to elect members on the court; (2)
For journey to the headquarters of the University in accordance with the provisions of
sub-para (1) (b) above, T.A.and D.A. at the rates applicable in case of student
of inter-collegiate tournaments shall be paid to the elector by the college to which he
5. On the date of the poll at the time fixed under clause (b) of
paragraph 4 (1) the Registrar shall -
(a) satisfy himself in regard to
the identity of each elector by checking the identity card or photograph
attested by the principal of the college. Head of the University Teaching Department or
(b) call upon the electors to
nominate candidates for the election in Form D appended to this statute
allow an hour for filling nominations. Each candidate shall be proposed and seconded by an
elector.Each candidate shall be nominated by a separate nomination paper;
(c) On the expiry of the time fixed for
filling nominations the Registrar shall scrutinize the nomination
papers in the presence of the electors and decide all objections which may be made to any
The Registrar may on such objection or on his own motion reject any nomination
is incomplete or defective in any manner;
(d) After the scrutiny of nomination
papers, the names of validly nominated candidates shall be
announced in the meeting and half-an-hour shall be allowed for withdrawal of nominations;
(e) After the expiry of the time for
withdrawals the Registrar shall announce the names of contesting
who were validly nominated and have not withdrawn. If the number of such contesting
equal to or less than the number of members to be elected, all such candidates shall
elected. However, if the number of contesting candidates who were validly nominated
not withdrawn exceeds the number of members to be elected, voting shall take place;
(f) Where voting is necessary, the
Registrar shall call upon the electors to vote and fix the time for the
which shall not be less than two hours. Each voter shall be given by the Registrar a
in Form D-1 showing the names of candidates in alphabetical order. Each voter can vote
as many candidates as the number of members to be elected. An elector in giving his vote
cross mark (x) in the space opposite the name of the candidate, he wishes to vote for;
(g) At the close of the poll, the votes shall be
counted and the Registrar shall draw up a list showing the
names of candidate arranged
in order of the votes received the name of the candidate securing the
highest number of
votes appearing at the top of the list. Candidates, equal in number to the number
elected who have secured the highest number of votes shall be declared elected. When two
candidates have secured equal number of votes, the result of the election shall be decided
(h) A voting paper shall be rejected if-
(i) it is
unmarked or void for uncertainty,
(ii) it is signed
by the elector,
(iii) the elector
has recorded votes for more candidates than the number to be elected.
Provided that where an elector has not voted for more candidates than the number
to be elected and there is uncertainty in respect of some but not all votes given
by him, the voting paper shall
be rejected only to the extent to which the vote is uncertain.
6. No election shall be invalid by reason of
non-receipt of any notice of election by the elector.
7. An election petition against any returned candidate may be
presented to the Kulpati by any candidate
or elector within ten days from the date of
publication of the result of the election on the notice-board
of the University. The Kulpati's order on the
petition shall be final.
. Students on the court of
. University under item no.
of sub-section (1) of section 20 of the Adhiniyam).
.. propose the name of Shri
.. (Full name) as member of the
.. University under item
.. of sub-section (1) of section 20 of the
SIGNATURE OF THE PROPOSER
.. second the
(Full Name) candidate for a seat on the court of ..
sub-section (1) of section 20 of the Adhiniyam.
SIGNATURE OF THE CANDIDATE ______________________________________________________________
.. students on the court of
.. University under item No.
sub-section (1) of section 20 of the Adhiniyam).
||Name of the Candidate
(1) The elector should put a cross mark (x) in the space opposite the name of the
wishes to vote for.
elector can give as many votes as the number of seats to be filled by election.