After the EC’s letter clarifying the same, a direction to comply with Section 126 (i)(b) of the Representation of The People Act was sent to the BJP by the office of the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO).
This was decided in a meeting of DU’s Standing Committee of the Academic Council Thursday, as part of changes to the admission process. The final decision rests with the Academic Council. The Vice-Chancellor, however, may also use his power to pass the decisions.
According to election officials, who did not want to be identified, NaMo TV will not be allowed to air any election publicity matter, including pre-recorded speeches of the PM, during the poll silence period in areas going to vote in the next 48 hours.
For the first time since HRD Ministry started ranking varsities in 2016, Delhi University has fallen off the top 10 list. The Indian Express looks at how a crunch of permanent faculty, and funds, is affecting the institution.
The compliance report was submitted a day after the poll watchdog wrote to the Delhi CEO holding that NaMo TV is sponsored by the BJP and that all content on the TV channel should be “removed immediately” as it did not have prior certification.
“NaMo TV is a feature of NaMo app which is run by BJP IT cell. (The) Party has taken slots on DTH for which provisions are there to show it,” Amit Malviya, head of BJP IT Cell, told The Indian Express.
As per the job description, employees needed to “research essays and then write drafts for portions of those documents, such as a literature review, introduction or discussion chapters” and “engage in ongoing discussions with clients after the first draft, and revisit/rewrite the document to our clients’ satisfaction”.
District Election Officer (DEO) East, K Mahesh has asked that the report be referred to the Election Commission of India and “appropriate action may be taken against him (Grover)” and the two dailies — Dainik Jagran and Dainik Bhaskar.
While both JNU and Jamia continued to hold on to last year’s rank of two and 12 respectively among universities in the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s ranking, DU has seen a considerable fall.