Chandigarh: Punjab University Senate Elections will be held from August 31 to September 25 this year. The Chancellor of the university, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, has approved the schedule for the elections.
The Punjab University Senate has 91 members, of which 47 are elected, 36 nominated, 6 ex-offico and 2 are from the Punjab Legislative Assembly. The tenure of this Senate will be from November 11, 2016, to October 31, 2020.
EVMs will be used for the first time Punjab University Registrar Col G S Chadha (retd) said it was for the first time that the university was planning to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) for the elections. He said his department was working on a project to create software that could be used for the voting in those counting centres where the number of voters was huge. While at those centres where the number is less, the old method of manual voting will be followed during the Senate elections PU earmarks Rs1.35 cr for poll. The university has earmarked Rs 1.35 crore for the elections. As per the proposed budget report, Rs 15 lakh will be spent from the 2015-16 budget and Rs 1.20 crore from the 2016-17 budget. Candidates and their agendas.
Students must get hostel facilities-Meenu Bhanda
Meenu Bhanda, social worker from Malot is running a school for under privileged children and has worked for university students as well . He is nominating as one of the candidates in the upcoming senate elections.
Menu said if he won the elections he will work for students benefit as he is completely devoted towards the students’ rights. Students of Punjab University are facing huge problem of scarcity of hostel seats available for them and hence they have to stay in PG which is enormously difficult for them to manage. I’ am putting up this matter in my agenda for upcoming elections.
No regular teacher has been recruited in last 4 years i’ll work on that-Prabjit Singh
Prabjit Singh, superintendent in dpi office and an old senate as well as syndicate member is up with his old agendas. He said he will work for teaching and non-teaching staff. Every year PU asks for teachers to come up for interviews but it’s been four year since PU has recruited any teacher.
Though principals of various colleges have been appointed as regular but nobody is looking into the matter of teaching staff. I’ll definitely put this matter into the notice of Pu faculty, V-C and MHRD and see what possibly could be done for the faculty.
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