JNUSU seeks action against dean for not clearing bills
New Delhi: Condemning the JNU administration's 'autocratic' move to restrict the timing of library, the student union of JNU sought action against Dean of Students Umesh Kadam for denying JNUSU its rightful documents and not clearing JNU Election Committees Bills and for harassing elected Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) representatives.
"It has been nearly a week that JNUSU has been waiting for Dean of Students response regarding our request. On 16th September, new JNUSU was elected with results declared and 18th all office bearers and Councillors took oath," said a student union member.
The student union alleged that JNU EC's election expenditure bills submitted to DOS for clearance and release of money have been stalled by JNU admin citing lack of funds. "By stopping the clearance of bills, JNU DOS especially Umesh Kadam seems to harassing JNU EC for boldly standing out and exposing ABVP's post election violence during the counting process, when ABVP activists after physically attacking and breaking into counting centre held up counting for 16 hours. JNU EC didn't bow to the intimidation of ABVP nor backed off from lodging complaint against these hooligans," JNUSU said in statement.
"It's unfortunate that Professor Umesh Kadam who himself was witness to the illegal occupation of the counting center and violence has not recommended punishments to ABVP activists who were accused of the act. By stopping clearing bills of JNU EC, not transferring of JNUSU account and Union fee collected from students to JNUSU Office bearers and not issuing JNUSU Official letter pad and stamp, JNU admin seems like punishing the new union and students who voted for it by massively defeating ABVP in JNUSU elections held in September this year," said N Sai Balaji.
"We urge you to take immediate steps to stop the continuous harassment of the elected JNUSU members in the context of not transferring the accounts and providing necessary materials for functioning of Union and JNU EC committee. We request the VC to take necessary action against Umesh Kadam and do the necessary for the proper functioning of JNUSU," the student union said in letter sent to VC-JNU.