State NSUI proposes constituting Students’ Commission

ITANAGAR, Apr 3: The state unit of the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) has proposed constituting a ‘Students’ Right Commission’ at the central as well as the state level, ‘in order to build a dedicated hearing mechanism for the students, which can expedite the problem resolving process.’
There are many Commissions, such as the Human Rights Commission, the Women’s Commission, the SC/ST Commission, etc, to protect the rights of the concerned section of the people; but for the students, who are the most important part of the society, there is no such Commission or court to deal with their problems, the NSUI stated in a press release on Monday.
‘Under the present system, students’ complaints either go unheard or take a long time to get resolved. If constituted, the Commission will provide a particular place for the students to get their problems heard and also get them resolved fast and easy,’ the NSUI unit said.
It also proposed reconsidering the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations for conducting student union elections, in order to ‘put it in line with the present democratic requirements and reopen a fresh platform countrywide for the students to become an active part of the democratic system.’
Student union elections are governed by the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations proposed in 2001, and since then there has been no consideration of making any kind of change in these recommendations. These recommendations were proposed in that year, keeping in mind the circumstances and situations of that time, and a lot has changed since then, the NSUI unit said.
The union also proposed bringing in a legislation ‘for providing unemployment allowances to the deserving ones and lowering the age for contesting Parliamentary as well as Legislative Assembly elections to involve more youngsters in the democratic process of elections.’
The unit said it has submitted memorandums to APCC president Takam Sanjoy, MLA and former chief minister Nabam Tuki, and MPs Mukut Mithi and Ninong Ering, enumerating the proposals.