Code of Conduct For Candidates
- No candidate shall indulge in, nor shall abet, any activity, which may aggravate existing differences or create mutual hatred or cause tension between different castes and communities, religious or linguistic, or between any group(s) of students.
- Criticism of other candidates, when made, shall be confined to their policies and programs, past record and work. Candidates shall refrain from criticism of all aspects of private life, not connected with the public activities of the other candidates or supporters of such other candidates. Criticism of other candidates, or their supporters based on unverified allegations or distortion shall be avoided.
- There shall be no appeal to caste or communal feelings for securing votes. Places of worship, within or without the campus shall no be used for election propaganda.
- All candidates shall be prohibited from indulging or abetting, all activities which are considered to be corrupt practices and offences, such as bribing of voters, threatening of voters, canvassing or the use of propaganda within 100 meters of polling stations, holding public meetings during the period of 24 hours ending with the hour fixed for the close of the poll, and the transport and conveyance of voters to and from polling station.
- No candidates shall be permitted to make use of printed posters, printed pamphlets, or any other printed material for the purpose of canvassing. Candidates may only utilize hand-made posters for the purpose of canvassing, provided that such hand-made posters are procured within the expenditure limit i.e. Rs. 5000/-.
- Candidates may only utilize hand-made posters at certain places inside the campus, which shall be notified in advance by the election commission.
- No candidates be shall be permitted to carry out processions, or public meetings, or in any way canvass or distribute propaganda outside the college campus.
- No candidates shall, nor shall his/her supporters, deface or cause any destruction to any property of the college. All candidates shall be held jointly and severally liable for any destruction of College property.
- During the election period the candidates may hold processions, or public meetings, provided that such processions or public meetings do not in any manner, disturb the classes, and other academic and co-curricular activities of the collage. Further, such procession/ public meetings may not be held without the prior written permission of the College authority.
- The use of loudspeaker, vehicles and animals for the purpose of canvassing shall be prohibited.
- On the day of polling, candidates shall (i) co-operate with the officers on election duty top ensure peaceful and orderly polling and complete freedom to the voters to exercise their franchise without being subjected to any annoyance or obstruction, (ii) not serve or distribute any eatables, or other solid and liquid consumables, except water on polling day. (iii) not hand out any propaganda on polling day.
- Excepting the voters, no one without a valid pass/letter pf authority form the election commission or from the College authority shall enter the polling booths.
- All candidates shall be jointly responsible for ensuring the cleaning up of the polling area within 48 hours of the conclusion of polling.
- Any violation of any of the above may make the candidate liable to be stripped of his/her candidature, or his/her elected post, as the case may be. The Election Commission/ Collège authorities may also take appropriate disciplinary action against such a violator.
- In addition to the above it is also mentioned that certain provisions of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Section 153A and Chapter IXA – ” Offences Relating to Election) may also be made applicable to student union election.