NGT tells DU to keep DUSU polls paper free

Hello everyone, the new session have been started and with the election preparations are also started in the Delhi University. On the day of orientation there was a glimpse of seniors telling about the campaigns for the elections. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Delhi university that no papers should be used by the DUSU in form of posters or pamphlets that are to be used for the campaigning. The Tribunal has also directed the colleges to enforce the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations and take steps towards paperless canvassing/campaigning during the elections. The court has given 2 months of time to make the make campaigning environment-friendly.

In 2015, a first-year law student of DU, Nithin Chandran, was appalled to see the wastage of paper during the election season and filed a petition seeking an alternative and environment-friendly modes of campaigning and canvassing during the DUSU elections.

So due to so much paper wastage NGC tells DU to keep DUSU polls paper free.

While passing the order NGT found that “It is true that the abuse of paper finally adds to the pollution load…” and highlighted that relevant part of the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations passed by the Supreme Court should be implemented in all universities/ colleges/ institutions elections.

The order stated that “Only allow candidates contesting elections or their pre-notified student agents to utilise handmade posters at certain notified places, not exceeding two on each campus; shall strictly enforce the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations and for that purpose frame rules or incorporate provisions even to the extent of disqualifying the concerned contestants.”

So all of you are going to see some changes in the campaigning strategy. So let’s see this year how DUSU will be organised.

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