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छात्र चुनाव - मूल तत्त्व व घटनाएँ                          दिनांक: 26.11.2014

  • छात्र संघ व छात्र परिषद में क्या अंतर है?



    - इन दोनों में चुनावी प्रक्रिया के माध्यम से छात्र प्रतिनिधि चुने जाते हैं।
    - छात्र संघ में अध्यक्ष का सीधा चुनाव होता है, जबकि छात्र परिषद में हर कक्षा अपना प्रतिनिधि चुनती है जो सब मिलकर अध्यक्ष का चुनाव करते हैं। इसमें वही अंतर है जैसे राष्ट्रपति प्रणाली या संसदीय प्रणाली में।
    - दोनों लोकतांत्रिक प्रणालियाँ हैं तथा लिंगदोह समिति यह विकल्प विश्वविद्यालय को देती है कि किस प्रणाली को चुना जाय। (छात्र संघ व छात्र परिषद बोलचाल की भाषा के शब्द हैं, न कि लिंगदोह समिति के या कानूनी भाषा के।)


  • बी0एच0यू0 ने किस प्रणाली को चुना?


    - बी0एच0यू0 ने छात्र परिषद के नियम बनाये। इसके लिये विधिवत प्रक्रिया से बी0एच0यू0 की विद्या परिषद (ऐकेडमिक काउन्सिल) ने व कार्य परिषद (एक्जीक्यूटिव काउन्सिल) ने विचार विमर्श के बाद यह निर्णय लिया, जो अगस्त 2013 से लागू हो गया।
    - ये नियम उच्चतम न्यायालय के निर्देश पर बनी लिंगदोह समिति के अनुरूप है।
    - चुनावों की घोषणा 11 नवंबर 2014 को इन्हीं नियमों के अन्तर्गत की गयी थी।

  • छात्र संघ की माँग क्यों हो रही है?


    - छात्र संघ के चुनाव में अध्यक्ष व अन्य पदाधिकारियों का सीधा चुनाव होता है। लिंगदोह समिति की संस्तुतियों (धारा 6.2) के अनुसार बड़े विश्वविद्यालयों के लिये छात्र परिषद यानी संसदीय प्रणाली ज्यादा उपयुक्त है। बी0एच0यू0 जैसे 30 हजार छात्रों वाले बड़े विश्वविद्यालय के लिये राष्ट्रपति प्रणाली उपयुक्त नहीं है।
    - छात्र संघ व छात्र परिषद पर विस्तृत चर्चा की आवश्यकता है। चर्चा सार्वजनिक मंच पर शान्ति व विवेक के वातावरण में होनी चाहिए।

  • प्रभारी कुलपति को चुनाव नहीं कराना चाहिए था?


    - अक्टूबर 2014 के प्रारंभ में कतिपय छात्र धरने पर बैठ गये कि छात्र प्रतिनिधि का चुनाव कराया जाना चाहिए तथा इस मुद्दे पर दो छात्र गुटों ने आमरण अनशन भी शुरू कर दिया।
    - उनसे वार्ता कर उन्हेें गया। उन्हेें समझाया गया कि विश्वविद्यालय द्वारा पारित नियमों के अनुसार अभी छात्र परिषद का चुनाव ही संभव है। नियमों के पुनर्वालोकन के लिये एक समिति बनायी जायेगी जो अपनी रिपोर्ट मार्च 2015 तक देगी। इसका गठन छात्र परिषद के चुनावों के बाद होगा।
    - वार्ता के माध्यम से सभी पक्षों को साथ लेते हुए यह फैसला लिया गया कि 30 नवंबर 2014 तक मौजूदा नियमों के अनुसार चुनाव करा लिये जायेंगे तथा पुनर्वालोकन समिति तत्पश्चात कार्य करेगी (अधिसूचना 16 अक्टूबर 2014)। इस अधिसूचना के बाद छात्रों ने आमरण अनशन वापस लिया।
    - आशा थी कि सब पक्षों की सहमति से चुनाव शांतिपूर्ण होगा और सच्चे छात्र प्रतिनिधि आगे आएँगे।

  • पर प्रभारी कुलपति को ऐसे निर्णय लेने की क्या आवश्यकता थी?


    - प्रभारी कुलपति को मौजूदा परिस्थितियों में समस्याओं का हल ढूंढ़ना होता है। जब छात्र धरने या अनशन पर बैठे हों तो वे सुनने को तैयार नहीं होते कि प्रभारी कुलपति हैं या स्थायी कुलपति।
    - वैसे भी सरकार ने विशेष आदेश के तहत् प्रभारी कुलपति (वी.सी.) बनाया था, न कि कार्यकारी कुलपति (ऐक्टिंग वी.सी)।

  • चुनाव की प्रक्रिया की अब क्या स्थिति है?


    - 20 नवंबर को सामान्य छात्रों ने अच्छी संख्या में नामांकन पत्र भरे। बी0एच0यू0 के सभी संकायों में यह कार्य शांतिपूर्वक हुआ।
    - यह देखते हुए कुछ तत्वों ने परिसर में शांति भंग करने के लिये कदम उठाये। तत्पश्चात 20 व 21 नवंबर के घटनाक्रम से हम सब दुखी हैं।
    - परिसर में अब शांति है। सैमेस्टर की कक्षाएँ पूर्वघोषित शैक्षणिक सत्र के अनुसार पूरी हो गई हैं। परीक्षाएँ कुछ दिन के विलम्ब से 8 दिसम्बर 2014 से प्रारंभ होने वाली हैं।
    - चुनाव प्रक्रिया फिलहाल स्थगित है।

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From the Editorial Team's Desk:                                                                          19 November 2014


Election of the Students' Council has been announced and yesterday the Vice-Chancellor sent a message to the Student Community explaining why our University should have a duly elected Students' Representative Body. This message has been posted on BHU-Samvaad.

Now the question here is: what should one do as a student?

There can be two options: 

(i) One should keep away from the elections; why should one bother about it; one would have been better off without it; this is no good as it leads to disruption of classes and adversely affect our studies.

(ii) One should participate in it and elect representatives of one's choice who will work in the interest of the students taking up their concerns, interests and grievances with the appropriate authorities in the University.

But what happens when one takes recourse to the first option and chooses to stay away from the election process and does not participate in it? We leave the field open for the election to those who might not be responsible as student representatives. If many students are indifferent towards elections, representatives are elected from among and by only those few remaining students, and such a body of representatives then loses its truly representative character. In such a situation, all kinds of vested interests come into play, and the genuine concerns and grievances of the student community remain largely unaddressed.

In order to prevent the occurrence of such a situation, participate in the election. There are two important steps in participation: 

(1) Convince responsible student colleagues to file their nominations. The last date for filing of nominations is 20th November 2014 (10 am to 2 pm) tomorrow!

(2) Come forward in large numbers and exercise your right to vote to elect genuine and deserving students' representatives. (Voting takes place on Sunday 23rd November 2014 for UGs and Monday 24th November 2014 for PGs & PhDs.

Come forward and participate in the student elections. Elect true student representatives.

We welcome your views and comments.

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      छात्र परिषद के चुनाव के अवसर पर छात्रों के नाम कुलपति का संदेश


प्रिय छात्रगण


काशी हिन्दू विश्वविद्यालय में पिछले कुछ वर्षों से छात्रों के प्रतिनिधित्व का केाई वैधानिक मंच नहीं है। मेरा स्पष्ट विचार रहा है-और मैंने इसे बार-बार दुहराया है कि विश्वविद्यालय के सुचारु संचालन एवं लोकतांत्रिक सजीवता के लिए छात्रों का एक ऐसा मंच होना आवश्यक है क्योंकि-

1. ऐसे किसी मंच के अभाव में संप्रति छात्रों का कोई प्रतिनिधित्व नहीं है इसलिए इस अवसर का लाभ उठाते हुए कतिपय छात्र अपने को छात्र हितों के रक्षक के रूप में प्रस्तुत करते हैं। इन स्वघोषित छात्र-प्रतिनिधियों की गतिविधियों से छात्रों का नुकसान होता है, साथ ही परिसर का शैक्षणिक माहौल खराब होता है और विश्वविद्यालय की गरिमा को क्षति पहुंचती है। 

2. इसको रोकने का एक ही उपाय है कि छात्रों के सच्चे प्रतिनिधियों को चुन कर छात्र-परिषद का निर्माण किया जाए जिसमें छात्रों के हित में छात्रों की ओर से छात्रों के द्वारा चुने हुए सच्चे प्रतिनिधि बोलें और छात्रहित एवं विश्वविद्यालय-हित में रचनात्मक सुझाव दें। 

3. छात्र-परिषद के गठन की समूची प्रक्रिया बेहद सरल और सहज है जिसमें धन की आवश्यकता नहीं है और बल इसमें काम नहीं करता। इसकी गठन प्रक्रिया छोटी इकाइयों के प्रतिनिधित्व पर आधारित जनतंत्र (Micro-Democracy) द्वारा चालित होती है जिसमें छात्र अपनी-अपनी कक्षाओं में अपने प्रतिनिधि का चुनाव अपने दिन-प्रतिदिन के चिर-परिचित साथियों के बीच से करते हैं । 

4. ऐसे में छात्रों का दायित्व बनता है कि वे अपने लोकतांत्रिक मंच के गठन हेतु आगे आएं और वे जिन्हें छात्रों का प्रतिनिधित्व करने योग्य समझते हैं उन्हें आगे आने को प्रेरित करें ताकि छात्रों का सच्चा प्रतिनिधित्व उभर कर सामने आए। 

5. अगर ऐसा नहीं हुआ तो वही स्वघोषित लोग छात्रों के प्रतिनिधित्व का दावा करेंगे, उनकी अराजक गतिविधियों से आये दिन शैक्षणिक कार्य बाधित होंगे और छात्र हित एवं विश्वविद्यालय हित की हानि होगी। 

दिनांकः 18.11.2014


राजीव संगल
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Shashi Shekhar  Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 10:30 PM

I respect your aspect but in the same time not satisfied with the election procedure. What you have done, is just making it very complicated. You also kept mandatory age limit to 22 in U.G. In the courses like B.Sc. (Ag.) students came after 2-3 years of preparation for medical entrance exam, so even in the 1st year they are of 20-22 years.

Then how in the 3rd or 4th they gonna be of only 22 year old!

Please take it seriously.

 

The darknight wins  Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 12:14 AM

We r with u sir.....u r doing it right......  

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Chhatra Sansad
"Shikshit Bharat, Saksham Bharat" - Quality Education for All
On the Occasion of International Students' Day, 17 November 2014
 
  
  

On the initiative of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India and the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, the  University is organizing"Chhatra Sansad" (Students' Parliament) to discuss ideas on"SHIKSHIT BHARAT, SAKSHAM BHARAT"- QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL on the occasion of the International Students' Day on 17 November 2014.

The purpose for holding the Chhatra Sansad is to receive feedback from the students on what will make our education system better to achieve"SHIKSHIT BHARAT, SAKSHAM BHARAT." The MHRD proposes to make use of this feedback in the course of evolving a new education policy. The perspectives of students are crucial as they make the best assessment of what the education system offers them. 

Education is the most powerful tool for advancement of the nation and most potent weapon to fight poverty. The better our quality of education, the greater our ability of achieving a"SHIKSHIT BHARAT, SAKSHAM BHARAT."

In the initial round, each Institute/Faculty and MMV will organize a Chhatra Sansad (Students' Parliament) to discuss ideas on "Shikshit Bharat, Saksham Bharat" - Quality Education for All by 16 November 2014. All students willing to participate in the Chhatra Sansad should contact the office of their respective Director/Dean/Principal, MMV.<

Each Institute/Faculty and MMV will recommend the name of one student with best leadeship qualities selected by a panel of judges at their respective Chhatra Sansads for the final round of the Chhatra Sansad to be organized by the office of the Dean of Students on the occasion of the International Students' Day on 17 November 2014.

In the final round of the Chhatra Sansad, a panel of judges will select one student with best leadership qulaities and his/her name will be recommended by the University to the Ministry of Human Resources, New Delhi. The Ministry may invite him/her to New Delhi to interact with the Hon'ble Minister of Human Resources Development and to attend the session of Parliament when the subject of education is being discussed. 

The reports of the proceedings of the Chhatra Sansad will be posted on BHU-Samvaad.

-- Editorial Team



From the Editorial Team's Desk:                                                     3 November 2014                                          

There has been a tremendous response to our two posts regarding students' representative body and more responses are coming in.  An overwhelming majority of the responses says 'no' to any form of election altogether. 

We do understand the concern expressed by the students that the election process might lead to disruption in academics and spoil the atmosphere of the university.

However, student representation can serve a very important positive purpose.  It can be an effective mechanism not only for redressal of students' grievances, but also for providing a healthy space where our students can play a creative and constructive role in enhancing and enriching the quality of university life and experience.

Elected student representatives act as a bridge between the students and the university administration, voicing the concerns of the students and taking the issues to the appropriate forums, be it a department, faculty, institute or the University.  Through their constructive behaviour, we can overcome many problems and build a better university for everyone.

Election process becomes disruptive when the elections promote the use of "money" or "force", which in turn cause violence and rowdy behaviour during the elections, and leads to the election of non-deserving candidates.  So the question is how can the violence and rowdy behaviour associated with the elections be avoided?

There are two answers to this question:


1. If we as individuals understand that the elections can play an important role, and take them seriously, then we can exercise our vote properly to elect those who will be responsible towards betterment of the university.

2. If we have a system of elections based on "micro-democracy" (wherein we elect a person in our class, say) then it allows us to know the candidates from close quarters. In such a system, the use of force would be naturally out of question, and money would not be needed for campaigning. Thus, it would minimize, or even eliminate, the use of force, and the need for money.

Candidates who emerge out of such a micro-democracy, can elect their next level representatives (say, at the Faculty or Institute level), and they in turn can elect the university level representatives.

If responsible students with leadership skills stand for elections, and the voters exercise their vote after evaluating the candidates seriously, the representatives elected through this process would be serious, and would work in the interest of the students and the university.

This would build a legitimate forum of students to voice the concerns and issues relating to the welfare of the student community and the university as a whole.  After all, the student community is the largest stakeholder in any educational institution. 

Should we not give it a try to build a legitimate forum for student representation?

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Express your views on the issue above. You may also wish to go through Lyngdoh Committee Report which lays down the framework and guidelines for such a Students' Representative Body (it can be downloaded from our blog site or bhu.ac.in).

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Prof. S C Lakhotia  Sun, Nov 9, 2014 at 7:05 AM

The student community needs its own organizational platform where it can discuss, not only its problems, but also its constructive participation in creative activities and in overall improvements in academic atmosphere and programs of the University.

 

Historically, as I have seen during the past nearly 4 decades of my association with BHU, "Students' Union" reminds one of uncertainties and disruptions in academic atmosphere of the university. This is mainly because of the political nature of the Students' unions that existed earlier.

 

Therefore, while we need a students' body, it should be such that it indeed of the students, by the students and, most importantly, for the students. The last component should not be only in terms of protests and antagonism. To achieve this, I think the Students' Union or Students' Council (whatever be its name) should be completely apolitical and elected in what has been termed "micro-democracy" so that each class elects its own representatives who go on to identify their representatives in a pyramidal manner.

 

This election must not involve any spending of money by the candidates and no political parties should be permitted to field "their candidates".

 

I believe, if we can achieve this, the above objectives of the students' body would be achieved with a positive and creative academic atmosphere on the campus.

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From the Editorial Team's Desk:                                                                                       18/10/2014

We have been receiving responses from the Student Community expressing different shades of opinion: some in favor of Students' Council, a few in favor of Student's Union, and a majority not in favor of either of them. We firmly believe that the Student Community being the largest stakeholder in our University should play a positive and active role in the University life. One way of ensuring such participation in the University life is through a Body of Students' Representatives.

But the pertinent issue here is: what should be the kind and nature of such a Body of Students' Representatives, and also the manner and mode of its constitution. 

And as a corollary to this are the following related questions:

A. What it means to be a Students' Representative? If being a Students' Representative confers certain rights and privileges, it also entails certain responsibilities. What are these responsibilities? How best these responsibilities can be discharged?

B. What method of election should we adopt for the formation of the Student Body: Direct or Indirect?

We welcome your views and comments on the above points, especially B. 

Comments:        

Vivek Singh   Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 9:06 AM

about student election my thought is negative  
 

Rajeev Kumar  Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:57 PM

I protest student association election and its all kinds. I know that democratic environment is good for every society but in BHU to maintain its ideal form is quite impossible because its administration is not as active as it should be. In this situation all those students who comes poor and deprived classes they wouldn't take proper education and they would be victimized by the pro association students. The main theme of democracy is "social justice" but i think after implementing so called democracy in BHU it will kill the main theme of Democracy. Second thing is that University is the institution for providing proper education and it is its primary responsibility. Pro election teachers and students want to interrupt in its primary responsibility. We shouldn't forget it ever that in which situation student association was banned earlier.

Society always learns from past and ....the past of student association is not proved better for students. So it should never be implemented in past format.

One important thing is that there are so many allegation of corruption on BHU officials I think some allegation may be right in these situations it seems that association is good because it will protest these things. But I think BHU officials should create a mechanism which investigate these things, but in these investing committees must have Students participation. If students participation wouldn't be there in that situation prevent corruption in BHU is quite impossible.    

 
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  From the Editorial Team's Desk:                                                                                                                  16/10/2014 
 

The University administration is shortly going to initiate the process of holding Students' Elections as per the norms and rules of the University in conformity with the recommendations of the Lyngdoh Committee (the Lyngdoh Committee report can be accessed at bhu.ac.in) and the orders of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India dated 11 December 2012 in Civil Appeal No. 8983-84 of 2012.

Keeping in view the interest of the students, the University administration has constituted a Committee to consider suggestions from the students, if any, regarding amending provisions to the existing Ordinances on the subject. The last date for submitting such suggestions is 20 October 2014.

After examining and considering these suggestions, the Committee would submit its recommendations by 31 October 2014. After adopting the due process for amending the ordinances, the University administration would make all efforts to complete the process of Students' elections by 30 November 2014.

Suggestions should be sent to  students.election@bhu.ac.in   by 20 October 2014.


As our University is entering the 100th year of its glorious existence in 2015, the University administration is committed to creating more vibrant and democratic spaces for nurturing academic excellence. For this purpose, it has been decided that after the completion of the election process and constitution of the student representative body for the academic session 2014-15, a Committee consisting of teachers, students, representatives of students groups and constitutional experts will hold consultations with all the stakeholders to examine and assess the viability of Students' Union (under Presidential system) and devising appropriate modalities for its implementation. The Committee will submit its recommendations by the end of the March 2015 for consideration of the Academic Council and the Executive Council.

Suggestions received over email above (short summaries) will be posted on the blog.

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Vivek Mishra (Mon, October 20, 2014 at 10.58 PM):

मैंने ये पत्र अपनी सुविधा के अनुसार hindi- english mix करके लिखा है. इस पत्र मैं आपके द्वारा मांगे गए छात्र-संघ चुनावों पर अपने विचार प्रस्तुत किये हैं.

पहला विकल्प:

मेरी समझ से ये छात्र-संघ चुनाव BHU परिसर में सकारात्मक कम जबकी नकारात्मक माहौल अधिक बनायेंगे. आये दिन BHU परिसर में मार-पीट, तोड़-फोड़, धरने, classes बंद करवाना, BHU प्रशासन से नोक-झोंक, खुले-आम दादागिरी से अपनी मनमानी करवाना होगा. साथ ही ऐसे छात्र-समूहों को दिया जाने वाला राजनैतिक समर्थन बहुत ही खेद भरा है. राजनैतिक पार्टियों को अपने स्वार्थ के लिए शैक्षिक संस्थानों में हस्तक्षेप नहीं करना चाहिए. मुझे ये भी ज्ञात है कि BHU प्रशासन ऐसी किसी भी परिस्थितियों से निपटने में पूर्णरूप से सक्षम है. परन्तु समस्या के विकरालरूप लेने के बाद उसका समाधान कहाँ तक निति-संगत है? चुनावों के बाद छात्र-संघ के दुरूपयोग से पैदा हुई परिस्थितियों के निपटारे व शांति व्यवस्था बनाये रखने के लिए BHU को अपनी proctorial board और धनराशि का बड़ा हिस्सा खर्च करना पड़ सकता है जिससे BHU के progress पर सीधा व गंभीर असर पड़ेगा. अतः सर्वप्रथम ये कोशिश होनी चाहिए कि छात्र-संघ चुनाव ना हों इसके बदले  Department  या अधिकतम  Faculty level  तक छात्र-समिती  (Studentís Committee)  बना कर उससे छात्रों के विभिन्न मुद्दों को सुलझाना चाहिए. Student Committee जितने छोटे स्तर पर होगी उतने उसके नकारात्मक प्रभाव कम होंगे और समस्या का समाधान भी शीघ्र होगा.

 छात्र समिती बहुत ही simple, पारदर्शी और कारगर होनी चाहिए. इसका चयन हर साल हो जिसमें जुड़े छात्रों केacademic career पर भार नहीं पड़ना चाहिए. इस समिती के चुनाव में छात्र (Ph.D., PG, UG etc.) department/ school/ centre/ unit level पर सीधे studentís representative को चुनें (direct mode of election).

 Student Representatives उस department/ school/ centre/ unit के HOD और अध्यापकों के सामने उनकी परेशानियाँ व सुझाव रखें और कोशिश करें कि सारी समस्या का समाधान department level तक ही हो जाये. HOD/ Dean को छात्र-समिती द्वारा दर्शाये गए मुद्दों पर त्वरित एवं ठोस कदम उठाने का निर्देश BHU प्रशासन द्वारा किया जाना चाहिए. छात्र-समिती का कार्य विभिन्न छात्रों (Ph.D., PG, UG etc.) की परेशानियों को हर माह की बैठक के बाद HOD/ Dean तक पहुचाना होना चाहिए साथ ही सीमित दायरे में इतनी स्वायत्ता हो कि कुछ कार्यों को खुद करवा सकें जिससे department में छात्रों के बीच भाईचारा व अच्छे शैक्षिक विकास के साथ समाज के प्रति एक अच्छे नागरिक का कर्तव्य निभाने की भावना विकसित हो (इसमें Ordinance for BHU student council 2012 के objectives को सम्मिलित किया जा सकता है).

 

Praveen Kumar Shahi (Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 10:01 PM):

Student union is a curse for our BHU family and had destroyed the university atmosphere in past. Most of the students and staffs are against this election and number of these students are much higher than those who will for elections. We need some change in functioning of Central office and approach of some Teaching and non-teaching staff. This is totally administrative work and no union is going to help students selflessly. Administration should be improved and more responsible.

Student union should never given a chance to come back. This is my opinion.  

Ram Singh (Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 9:17 PM):

i am totaly not in favor of election becauae due to election in future rest of the student have to face the problem and every day they will conduct dharna and they will always creat problem to the university administration .please for the good environment of the campus teir should not be election

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