Post withdrawal of 46 candidates, claims counter-claims begin

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Nov 2017 12:16:14


Staff Reporter,

RTMNU ELECTIONS

On the last day of withdrawal, 46 contestants opted to leave the election arena in the ongoing elections of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU). With the picture getting clear, the claims and counter-claims regarding the supremacy on various boards has started. The fact is that the claims of any group on any board has no meaning at this juncture, as the 70 per cent members will be nominated by Vice-Chancellor himself.

On Monday a total of 46 candidates withdrew from the fray. They include 5 from Academic Council, 29 from Senate and 22 from Board of Studies. Various groups claimed that their candidates have won unopposed on certain boards. Dr D K Agrawal, leading the Secular Panel claimed that in Engineering Faculty, out of 7 Boards, in 5 their camp candidates were elected unopposed. This includes, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Production and Metallurgy. According to supporters, of Dr Baban Taywade who leads Young Teachers Association that they have gained an upper hand in the elections. They further claimed that their nominees have swept the Boards of Commerce Management, Science, Social Science, Arts faculty.

According to one expert, though various groups are claiming their supremacy, the trump card remains with Vice-Chancellor as he will be nominating 6 members on each of the Board. The final list of the candidates in fray will be released on Tuesday. The elections will be held on November 25 from 8 am to 4 pm. The process of declaration of results would begin on November 27 from 10 am onwards at Convocation hall. There are 167 voters in Principal category, 194 from management council, 5,372 college teachers and 163 university teachers. The number of voters in academic council is 5,535 and in Board of Studies the number of voters is 2,046.

There are 10 seats in Principal category which will have candidates from affiliated, conducted and autonomous colleges. The five seats will be from open category and one each from SC, ST, VJNT, OBC and Women. There are six seats for representative of management category, of which four seats are from open category while one each is from SC and women. In Teacher category there will be 10 seats with 5 in open and one each in SC, ST, VJNT, OBC and women. There are three seats in University Teacher category with one each from open, SC and women. There is a provision of candidates nominating from university and college teacher category two each from each faculty. Science and Technology- open 1 and ST 1; Commerce and Management- open 1 and ST (women)-1; Humanities- open 1 and OBC-1; Inter-disciplinary- open 1 and VJNT-1.

Election schedule

Final list of the candidates in fray will be released on November 14.

The elections will be held on November 25 from 8 am to 4 pm.

The process of declaration of results would begin on November 27 from 10 am onwards at Convocation hall.

Prof Gupta’s nomination triggers controversy

Even as claims and counter claims go on, certain irregularities have come to fore. Vidhyapeeth Shikshan Manch while reviewing the list of contestants came across the name of one Subhash Gupta of Samarth Mahavidyalaya, Ashti, Wardha, had filed nomination from Management category on Senate. The Manch leader placed a call to Gupta, who denied having filed the nomination. The information about receipt of nomination papers for Senate was nothing less than a shock to him. Gupta then filed his objection with Returning officer and requested him to reject the paper.