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Indore: No scope for legal advice on poll schedule, says DAVV


Indore: There is no scope for legal advice on election schedule once declared, said Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), days after vice chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad had announced during a protest by ABVP activists that the university would take legal opinion on whether the schedule for its court’s elections can be amended.

“The election schedule was declared on April 13. After that legal advice could not be taken on it. If any advice was to be taken, it was to be taken before declaration of the election schedule,” said a senior officer wishing anonymity.

He said that a note-sheet was prepared following direction of the VC on taking legal advice on whether election schedule once declared can be amended. The officers concerned in their remarks on the note-sheet stated that there is no provision in rulebook to take legal advice on the declared election schedule for amendments, sources said.

ABVP activists had staged a protest at VC office on April 19 alleging that the registration forms for graduates were not uploaded on the university website despite release of an advertisement for the same on December 3, last year. They had alleged that the forms were uploaded on April 13. They had demanded an inquiry into the matter and had submitted a memorandum regarding the same.

“We have replied to the ABVP’s memorandum decline their claim. We gave a proof to the ABVP that registration forms and election guidelines were uploaded on the university website on December 8, 2016,” registrar VK Singh said. Meanwhile, the university on Thursday released electoral roll of newly registered graduates for upcoming DAVV’s court elections.

As per information, as many as 76 new registered graduates have been included in the voter’s list which already has more than 5800 entries. “Of the total registration forms received at DAVV by April 17, 76 forms were found valid and seven invalid,” said deputy registrar (administration) Anil Sharma.