JNU TO EXTEND AGE LIMIT

According to PTI, the general body of Jawaharlal Nehru University recently passed a resolution to extend the age limit by two years the minimum age requirement for candidates running in the students’ union elections. The next action will provide the students who couldn’t meet the age requirements a chance to run in the upcoming JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) polls, which were put on hold because of COVID-19.

JNU PASSES RESOLUTION TO EXTEND AGE LIMIT

At the University General Body Meeting on Monday, the decision to raise the age limit by two years was approved by all members in unanimity.”For four years running following the 2019–20 academic year, the JNUSU elections have not taken place, depriving students who have grown older than the recommendations of the Lyngdoh Committee of their right to take part in the democratic process of the students’ union elections,” the document outlining the resolutions that were approved was reported to PTI.

EXTEND AGE LIMIT
Source: DNA India

FIGHT BROKE OUT AT JNU DURING THE UNION GENERAL BODY MEETING

WHAT IS THE PRESCRIBED AGE LIMIT?

The recommended age range according to the recommendations of the Lyngdoh Committee is 17 to 22 years for Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union undergraduate candidates, 25 years for postgraduate applicants, and 30 years for PhD candidates.

The UGBM met again on Monday after being interrupted by fights between factions supported by the Left and the ABVP, which is associated with the RSS. A motion to designate two JNUSU office bearers to chair school general body meetings if elected councillors are not present was also approved by the gathering.

JNUSU ELECTIONS TO BE HELD AFTER BEING DELAYED FOR PAST FOUR YEARS

According to the document, this decision was made “To give students who were denied the option to run for office in the JNUSU elections the chance to do so in 2023–2024, this decision was taken.” The UGBM was called back on Monday following disturbances caused by the ABVP, which is associated with the RSS, and Left-leaning organizations.
A motion to include two JNUSU office bearers to chair school general body meetings if elected council members are not present for the school-level committee was also approved by the gathering. The members of the election commission entrusted with announcing the results of the JNUSU ballot will be chosen by the school GMB.

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