SC notice to Centre, UGC on plea challenging Lyngdoh Committee recommendation

Updated: Feb 12 2024 5:38PM

SC notice to Centre, UGC on plea challenging Lyngdoh Committee recommendation

New Delhi, Feb 12 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Monday sought responses from the Centre and others on a plea challenging a recommendation by the Lyngdoh Committee which stipulates that a student cannot contest more than once for the post of an office bearer of a student union.

Following a Supreme Court order, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development had constituted the panel under J M Lyngdoh, a former Chief Election Commissioner, to give recommendations on issues related to student bodies and student union elections conducted in universities, colleges and other higher education institutions across India. The committee had submitted its report on May 26, 2006.

A bench of Justices Surya Kant and K V Viswanathan issued notice to the Union of India, the University Grants Commission and others on the plea.