The judge reserved the order on the point of whether to issue notice on the petition.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Thursday asked Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) why it was not providing details of procedure followed for poll expenses of elected members of the varsity’s students’ union before 2018. Justice Yogesh Khanna, who had earlier asked the JNU to apprise the court of the procedure followed in previous years, said: “You (varsity) have not brought what procedure was followed for last two years.”
The court was hearing a plea by Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) challenging the varsity’s decision to not notify the elected office bearers and barring them from performing their duties for not providing separate bills of their individual poll expenses.
The judge reserved the order on the point of whether to issue notice on the petition and said, “I am not saying anyone can bypass the Lyngdoh committee recommendations. Let’s see what can be done in this peculiar situation.”
The JNU, represented by central government standing counsel Monika Arora and lawyer Kushal Kumar, told the court that as per Lyngdoh committee recommendations poll expenses have to be furnished within 15 days of declaration of the results, but the JNUSU office bearers gave a collective bill of 19 candidates who had contested under one banner for different posts.