STATUTE NO. 24
ELECTION OF STUDENT MEMBERS OF THE COURT
(Refer section 20
(1) Group D read with para (iv) of Explanation to the said sub-section)

1.     All elections shall be by simple majority vote and by secret ballot.
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 participant
                       of inter-collegiate tournaments shall be paid to the elector by the college to which he
                       belongs.
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 School of
               studies;
          (b) call upon the electors to nominate candidates for the election in Form D appended to this statute
               and 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
                nomination. The Registrar may on such objection or on his own motion reject any nomination
                paper which 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
              candidates who were validly nominated and have not withdrawn. If the number of such contesting
              candidates are equal to or less than the number of members to be elected, all such candidates shall
              be declared elected. However, if the number of contesting candidates who were validly nominated
              and have 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
               poll which shall not be less than two hours. Each voter shall be given by the Registrar a voting
               paper in Form D-1 showing the names of candidates in alphabetical order. Each voter can vote
               for as many candidates as the number of members to be elected. An elector in giving his vote shall
               put a 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
              to be elected who have secured the highest number of votes shall be declared elected. When two
              or more candidates have secured equal number of votes, the result of the election shall be decided
               by drawing lot;
      (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.

 

FORM-D
NOMINATION PAPER

                 (Election of …………. Students on the court of ………………. University under item no. ………….. of sub-section (1) of section 20 of the Adhiniyam).
         I ..…………..………….. propose the name of Shri …………..………….. (Full name) as member of the
court of …………..………….. University under item ………….. of sub-section (1) of section 20 of the
Adhiniyam.
                                                                                                            SIGNATURE OF THE PROPOSER

I …………..…………..………….. second the above proposal.

                 (Full Name) candidate for a seat on the court of ..………….. University under item ………….. of
sub-section (1) of section 20 of the Adhiniyam.

                                                                                        SIGNATURE OF THE CANDIDATE ______________________________________________________________

FORM -D-1
BALLOT PAPER

                          (Election of ………….. students on the court of ………….. University under item No. ………….. of sub-section (1) of section 20 of the Adhiniyam).

Serial No. Name of the Candidate Vote
   

 

 

 

 

N.B.:     (1) The elector should put a cross mark (x) in the space opposite the name of the candidates he
                    wishes to vote for.
              (2) The elector can give as many votes as the number of seats to be filled by election.