The students' election for Punjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC) is most likely to be held on September 7. The UT administration has finalized the date and the official communication will be sent to the university officials on Tuesday.
According to the sources, Dean of Student Welfare (DSW) Emanual Nahar is expected to make the announcement.
“The university had proposed three election dates, September 6, 7 and 8.
The UT Administration finalised September 7 on Monday. The official announcement will be made by Tuesday afternoon once DSW gets the official letter,” a university official said.
Election date and code of conduct will come into effect immediately after the announcement of the election date after which the authorities will finalize the election schedule including the last date of filing the nomination in an all-party meeting with the student bodies.
According to the sources, the counting of the votes will be centralized and will be done in the gymnasium hall like the last year. The Chandigarh administration has asked the universities to make the sure that the conduct of the elections be peaceful and for this Chief Security Officer has been directed to coordinate with the Chandigarh Police.
When contacted, chief security officer Ashwani Kaul said, “Once the election date is officially announced, we will ensure strict implementation of the Lyngdoh Committeeʼs recommendations. We will ensure violence- free elections and peaceful campus under all circumstances. Whosoever tries to break the law and order will be dealt with strictly and the entry of outsiders will be banned”.